An electric longboard is a great way to get around! It’s also easy to make, lightweight, and it can be charged relatively quickly (with the right charger).
This longboard can get up to 32km/h using the motor before it gets wobbly and dangerous. The acceleration is also great, and the controller can be programmed to eliminate any wheelspins that may occur from a standing start. As for range, it can get a solid 10km range on a full charge; however, it is not-recommended to discharge lithium batteries more than 80% as it wears down their life.
A benefit of this design is that the trucks can be put onto virtually any longboard deck. This means that your longboard can be any size you desire. This is a huge benefit for me since I’m using this longboard to get to school and back, thus I need it to fit in my locker.
This longboard has braking and can also be programmed with different acceleration rates.
It also has regenerative braking, sorry for any confused commentators down below!
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Where did you get your parts from?
eBay: Trucks, wheels, speed controller, connectors
Hobbyking: Motor, batteries, charger, transmitter, receiver
Hardware store: All of the nuts/bolts, washers, aluminum
Homemade: Longboard deck