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#1

Hello guys, my name is Agustín. I’m 22 years old and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was looking to build my very first electric longboard but I have some questions. I’m not very good with this sort of creative stuff, and in my country its very hard to find the required equipment to build one. I was thinking to buy the 3 items from Carvon Skates, anyone has some experience with them? What else do I need apart from the batteries? Which batteries would be nice for this setup? I’ll be staying in the US for 15 days in May, so I need to buy everything then. I already have a board to build it, I wish to spend 600U$S or less including the listed items down below or similar items that you can recommend.

Thank you all!

Hope hearing from you guys soon


#2

That’s a good set up
For that ESC you will need a ubec in order to power the receiver.
Since you are going to be in the USA for a limited time order in advance to avoid any delay.

P.S
Torqueboard remote is the same but he charges less for it


#3

Edit: I can’t go over 650U$S (I dont need a board). And I need to be able to carry the components in the plane with me, I understand that the batteries can’t be over 99WH.

Whats an UBEC? Which batteries should I get?

Thank you Kaly


#4

the batteries will be very difficult to get by security
about the 600.00 you need to be flexible, do you have a charger ? or a power supply ? this are other spences

the ubec you can get here
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_72702__Turnigy_Multistar_Twin_Output_5_10_Amp_6_50V_SBEC_for_Lipoly_AR_Warehouse.html

there you can check the batteries too
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16225__ZIPPY_Flightmax_8000mAh_3S1P_30C_Lipo_Pack.html
you can get 4 of this for a 12s setup.


#5

I can expend 700U$S top, including 3 items I listed firstly, batteries, ubec and charger.


#6

You could go with a conventional belt driven setups to get the cost lower.

torqueboard’s and Enertion sell kits with motors, trucks, wheels, and mounting hardware for very reasonable prices.


#7

seems like everyone loves Carveon hubs… I’d buy a pair to try them out if it didnt cost so damn much.

Like @cmatson said if you want to save money, use a single drive satellite motor system. I got a bunch of basically brand new stuff for that. if you want.


#8

What do u have? @barajabali


#9

Everything. I’m constantly buying things from suppliers directly as opposed to going through diy or anything. Cheaper that way


#10

Do u have any low tooth pulleys? Htd5?


#11

Motor pulley?
How low


#12

I will pm u so we don’t blow up this thread


#13

Two of those in series will give you about 97 watt hours. Yes i just went through hobby king’s listings and did a bunch of math, but it was kind of interesting to see what i could grab for a target watt hour range.

and they’re only $30 each.


#14

@longhairedboy @cmatson @Kaly Well, I was looking up in the Internet and I found out that I cant carry any type of batteries in my plane. Are these batteries any good? http://www.amazon.com/MultiStar-5200mAh-Multi-Rotor-Lipo-Quadcopter/dp/B00O35NUPA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1460137303&sr=8-3&keywords=turnigy+multistar+4s

Theres a guy in my country that sells them, and theres not much of an option…

Everything else I can buy it in the US without any problems.


#15

What about a charger and those are fine


#16

yeah these would be fine in series. And as far as charging goes, you can either go with a single 6S charger and charge them separately one at a time, or go with a dual 6S charger and charge them separately at the same time.

Another option would be to tear both packs down and make a proper 8S pack out of the pouches and use an 8S charger. Not sure if its worth the effort, but the extra work would allow you to use a single charge port and just plug the charger into the board instead of having to unplug packs. But since you’re on a budget you might be doing the sandwich box thing which would make taking the packs out a lot easier.

So you have a few options.


#17

Depending on your weight you can go with 3 packs for a 12S and you’ll have better range and will stress less your components.


#18

True, since taking it on a plane is no longer an option, having to stay under 99WH isn’t necessary. May as well crank it up a bit for only a few more bucks if the ESC can handle it.


#19

Hi guys @longhairedboy @Kaly @barajabali @cmatson

I finally decided to buy the Carvon Single HUB motor kit. But now I was cheking about the batteries again.

How much range would I get with 2 x http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21404__ZIPPY_Compact_3300mAh_4S_35C_Lipo_Pack.html ?

Hobbyking ships to Argentina, so I’m really happy!


#20

at 97 watt hours depending on your weight you’re looking at 4 to 6 miles max.