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  • FIRST DIY ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD BUILD - 30mph

    Hey, Thanks for pointing it out to me, have gone in and changed the link.Cheers

    Hey Bob, The gear ratio is 1:2 and with regards to the battery, you want to stay 8s or above and around 10,000mAh to give you a decent range. One motor is fine and works for a lot of people but it all depends on your preference with setup really.One motor will have to work twice as hard as two motors to obtain the same speed. So, you can have one motor pulling 30 amps Or, you can have two motors pulling 15 amps each.Range is determined by how much current your pulling from the battery so on flat ground, your range will be much better than if your climbing hills.And much better if your cruising than if your racing around or doing a lot of stop and go.One motor or two, in theory your range should be the same. Performance however, acceleration and braking is much better with two motors and...

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    Hey Bob, The gear ratio is 1:2 and with regards to the battery, you want to stay 8s or above and around 10,000mAh to give you a decent range. One motor is fine and works for a lot of people but it all depends on your preference with setup really.One motor will have to work twice as hard as two motors to obtain the same speed. So, you can have one motor pulling 30 amps Or, you can have two motors pulling 15 amps each.Range is determined by how much current your pulling from the battery so on flat ground, your range will be much better than if your climbing hills.And much better if your cruising than if your racing around or doing a lot of stop and go.One motor or two, in theory your range should be the same. Performance however, acceleration and braking is much better with two motors and much less strain on the motor and Vesc when there are two to share the load.One motor is ok if your on a tight budget but if you got the money to do it, dual motor is the way to go.The gears i used were these.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Electric-Longboard-Skateboard-Part-Sprocket-Chain-Wheel-Scooter-DIY-Motor-UK/192794909520?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649With regards to mounting the motors, Kayakdriver was spot on, as the board has a drop down deck it left very little room underneath so the motors had to be mounted out the back of the board. They are far away enough that it gives good clearance although i have scraped the mounts a couple of times on bumps but bigger wheels would eliminate that.Thanks

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    Hey Greg, Thanks for the comment. The batteries are lipo packs and not a single cell battery pack which means they are around 40mm thick at their thinnest which is why i created the box on the top. I will be adding a light to the back yea but just not got round to designing the part to 3d print for it. I go through parks and things to get to work and its about 4miles which only takes about 15mins so im happy. And yes much cheaper than a car.Thanks

    Hey Storm. The Board was and still is on sale for £40 and i wanted a drop down/drop through deck for both the look of the board and as the drop through allows me to have the 6 connections for the motors come through the 3d printed spacer and out the top of the deck. The graphics also made no difference as i was always going to sand it all off as i prefer a blank board. Thanks

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    Hey Andreas, Get where your coming from but feel ive got soo much more control over the board without them and its actually really easy to slip me feet out when i need to which i have found out a few times. Plus makes it so much easier to turn with them.Thanks though.

    Hey Kupua, I thought about hub motors and belt drive also but after doing some research and looking at other builds i decided to use chain for a couple of reasons. 1. Non hub motors seem to be more powerful and get higher speeds.2. Belt drives are great for a lot of people but A, can slip and stretch over time and B, the road surfaces im on means a lot of vibration on the board and i spoke to someone on the esk8 forum who had the same issue and his belts would move due to the vibration.So chain was my best and preferred option, plus i think its a lot more aesthetically pleasing. Battery clearance underside with a drop down deck was a major issue which is why i had to mount them on the top in the end. I added the 3d printed spacer which is 10mm plus the normal space plus mounted the boar...

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    Hey Kupua, I thought about hub motors and belt drive also but after doing some research and looking at other builds i decided to use chain for a couple of reasons. 1. Non hub motors seem to be more powerful and get higher speeds.2. Belt drives are great for a lot of people but A, can slip and stretch over time and B, the road surfaces im on means a lot of vibration on the board and i spoke to someone on the esk8 forum who had the same issue and his belts would move due to the vibration.So chain was my best and preferred option, plus i think its a lot more aesthetically pleasing. Battery clearance underside with a drop down deck was a major issue which is why i had to mount them on the top in the end. I added the 3d printed spacer which is 10mm plus the normal space plus mounted the board on top of the trucks to give an extra 12mm and it still didnt give me enough space underneath but is more than enough for the Flipsky Vesc to be mounted underneath. Cost wise over all would be in the region of £650 all in. Glad i inspired at least one person to build their own. If you do build i 100% recommend searching through the esk8 forum as you will everything you need, was a huge help for me.

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