I’m about to start building my first board and like everyone at first, am torn about one motor vs two. I’m 140 lbs and live in San Diego with some hills that are mostly pretty mellowish compared to SF but indeed present.
My goal is to have a light weight board with good range that can get up the hills and down with controlled braking.
I like the idea of two wheel drive for symmetry in braking and acceleration but would rather stick to one motor for weight, range and cost. (Ideally)
I’m also planning to add some “smart” features with a raspberry pi after the initial build. More on that later…
For now I’m wondering if anyone has ever put together a gear arrangement to drive both back wheels with a single motor. I think it would be tricky to mount such a thing on the truck but could it be possible?