Full project include 6374 size motor, 8S LiPo battery and VESC motor controller.
Teaser picture of the board
Originally I wanted to use my Oxelo longboard (Link). It was almost completed, when my 200A rc car ESC decided to just die, without any reason whatsoever. I benchtested it, it was loud, but functional. After it died, I decided to opt for a VESC. I found Faraday Motion as I was looking for a European seller of the VESC. I quickly made the purchase, then I decided I need to build something completely different this time.
So I made a new deck, using 5 layers of birch plywood. I wanted to go for a compact board, found this great site of longboard templates (link) , my choice was the smallest of those. After gluing, bending and cutting it to shape, i spray painted the ram symbol on it, then used 2 layers of walnut wood stain, and 2 layers of high resistance outdoor varnish. That's the state you can see up there.
I transplanted the trucks and wheels (97mm to handle those road bumps ;) ) from my oxeloboard, because I already made the motor mount for it. I used 1cm thick aluminium plate to shape the motor mount, that holds an Alien Power Systems 6374 size, 170kV, 3200W outrunner. To put all that power on a single wheel, I used 15mm wide belt and HTD 5M pulleys.
Today, I made the battery/electronics enclosure from 1 layer of the plywood I used for the deck. It's probably big enough to hold twice the battery capacity, I currently have. I use 2 packs of 5000mAh, 4 cells 30C LiPo batteries from Hobbyking, connected in serial, so in this 8S configuration, my low kV motor still spins fast enough and has an insane amount of torque.
As a controller I will use a Flysky GT2B, in a 3D printed 'bad wolf case'.
That's it for now. I have a few pictures, I will upload them somewhere and share the link, if anyone is interested.
I would love to see pictures of the wood work/process. My family has basically a history within woodworking, but I did not yet make a wooden deck my selves!
Keep us posted
Board is still in progress... But, pictuuuuures!
Ah nice to see some pictures. Thanks for sharing. I love that you actually made your own deck.
That is so cool. Share a video please!!!