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by astilwell611
Nov 01 2016 10:09am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget
Replies: 37
Views: 4868

Re: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget

Lets put it this way. If friction drive was more cost effective and offered the same performance level as belt drive, there would be a lot more builds on here using friction drive. Being as this is a DIY community almost everyone is looking to build something on the cheap. If everyone could drop the...
by astilwell611
Oct 17 2016 3:41pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget
Replies: 37
Views: 4868

Re: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget

Agreed with the post above. I weigh about 165 and my area is really hilly. I'm running dual 63mm on 6s with no problems. I think for someone in the 100lb area a single 63mm on 6s is plenty. Also like he said you will want to use a car esc around 120 or 150 amp. Also you'll need the programmer for yo...
by astilwell611
Oct 16 2016 12:58pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget
Replies: 37
Views: 4868

Re: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget

Also meant to add that 168k is pretty low. I would recommend something closer to 200k for a good balance of torque and speed (assuming single drive). I have two 192k's on my board and it will pull me up any hill and still does roughly 20 mph.
by astilwell611
Oct 16 2016 12:56pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget
Replies: 37
Views: 4868

Re: Teenagers e-skateboard for Christmas - On a budget

The difference in motors is most likely a difference in the quality of materials used. I've never really heard of the first motor. I have seen plenty of builds using sk3's though and I myself have had no problems from my sk3's for almost two years now. This is with riding the board almost everyday t...
by astilwell611
Sep 02 2016 10:44pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Austin's E-MTN Board Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Austin's E-MTN Board Build

So obviously my mounts didn't work out that well, chain kept popping off. So I ordered another piece of aluminum angle to try another mount design. Today when I was looking at everything to figure out how I wanted to go about it, I noticed my original enertion mount laying in the corner. I looked at...
by astilwell611
Aug 30 2016 11:37am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Mbs Electric Mountainboard-6374 230kv, Vesc, 7s 6200 mah
Replies: 46
Views: 6689

Re: Mbs Electric Mountainboard-6374 230kv, Vesc, 7s 6200 mah

Thanks for the response, your mounts look awesome keep up the great work!
by astilwell611
Aug 29 2016 4:26pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote
Replies: 36
Views: 5148

Re: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote

Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but sometimes when I turn off my mini remote the power led is still lit and I can still control throttle and what not. I have to slide it back towards the on side by like 1mm to make sure the light is off. Maybe what you're experiencing okami?
by astilwell611
Aug 29 2016 4:22pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Mbs Electric Mountainboard-6374 230kv, Vesc, 7s 6200 mah
Replies: 46
Views: 6689

Re: Mbs Electric Mountainboard

Did you have to grind down the brake mounts on the truck with these mounts. Also did you have them cnc'd or water jetted?
by astilwell611
Aug 23 2016 4:17pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Scramboards MTB kit
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Scramboards MTB kit

Has anyone tried any of these parts? I want to get my E-MTB up and running but right now motor mounts are the thing I'm having trouble with. I like no winds mounts but they just seem a little too expensive for me. The mounts from these guys seem to be decently priced for everything you get. If no on...
by astilwell611
May 04 2016 7:53pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?

I can see movement on a paris truck I guess. I run calibers and have been running bolt on mounts for about a year and a half. I ride just about everyday to and from class. Not to mention just riding for fun over the weekend. I use red locktite on all my bolts and have never once had a motor mount mo...
by astilwell611
May 04 2016 2:13pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?

VESC is definitely the best option if your budget allows for it and you plan on running more than 6s. I would also take a look at some of the recent mountainboard threads. I think they are using the Hobbywing MAXX6 or something like that which is capable of 8s. I run two hobbywing 150A's on 6s and h...
by astilwell611
May 04 2016 11:30am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Welded or Bolt-On Motor Mounts?

IMO welded motor mounts are a thing of the past. Torque was the only one offering them for sale I believe and even he has switched to a bolt on style mount. The bolt on mounts are every bit as strong as a welded mount if not stronger. My bolt on mounts from torqueboards is crazy thick compared to my...
by astilwell611
Apr 25 2016 10:02pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote
Replies: 36
Views: 5148

Re: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Thats a great idea!
by astilwell611
Apr 25 2016 11:37am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote
Replies: 36
Views: 5148

Re: 2.4Ghz Mini Remote

What if you swapped over the trigger mech from the gt2b?
by astilwell611
Apr 15 2016 11:21pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Austin's E-MTN Board Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Austin's E-MTN Board Build

So I got some work done last night. I used 2"x2" aluminum angle to replace the portion of torque's mount that bolts to the truck. I had to cut 3/4" off of the side that mounts to the truck to clearance the sprocket. Plan on using some 1/8"x3/4" aluminum flat stock to tie the two mounts together. I u...
by astilwell611
Apr 13 2016 7:26pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Austin's E-MTN Board Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Austin's E-MTN Board Build

Like I said I plan on utilizing the toqueboard's bolt on mount that I already have but will modify it to work with the matrix trucks. Also plan on using the electrics that I already have; two Hobbywing waterproof 6s esc's, two Turnigy 6s 5000mah lipos, and a Hobbyking controller in Badwolf 3D printe...
by astilwell611
Apr 13 2016 12:29pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Austin's E-MTN Board Build
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Austin's E-MTN Board Build

I have already build two electric longboards. One 6s single 56mm motor with standard 83mm urethanes and another 6s with dual 6374's with alien drives 5" wheel kit. I used their wheel kit for several months and the ride quality was great, but I kept having flats and could never get the wheels exactly...
by astilwell611
Apr 05 2016 10:01pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: 58v on VESC
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: 58v on VESC

I could be wrong but I think the VESC only supports up to 12s.
by astilwell611
Feb 25 2016 3:27pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: turnigy outrunner bore hole spec question
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: turnigy outrunner bore hole spec question

means that the hole that the motor shaft goes through is 8mm in diameter. Your motor shaft your looking at is 6mm in diameter. Therefore these two wont work together because your motor pulley will be too loose on the motor shaft (by 2mm).
by astilwell611
Feb 17 2016 10:05pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Vedder's VESC Free US shipping!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 5262

Re: Vedder's VESC Free US shipping!!!

Chaka I know you were building the boards with integrated batteries. Do you offer a service for building battery packs? I'm looking for a 10s 15-20ah pack with built in bms 18650's of course. Thanks!
by astilwell611
Jan 16 2016 10:00pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Help diagnosing motor problem
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Help diagnosing motor problem

Don't really know what your problem could be but just wanted to say I doubt it is any kind of build up. I ride on a campus where there is constant construction, so I'm always riding through gravel, dirt, and other crap. Also I ride in the rain and wet quite a bit. I have yet to have any problems out...
by astilwell611
Jan 14 2016 12:36am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels

The marbel drive gear wont work with any of these larger wheels. Alien drive sells a pulley kit for their kit. Not sure on fitment, the marbel does seem to have a bottlenose shape to it but you may run into wheel bite issues. Hard to know without trying it because it hasn't been done before. Not tha...
by astilwell611
Jan 12 2016 9:18am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels

I know the Marbel is electric. When it comes to electric a high rolling resistance kills your range. When i swapped my standard longboard to electric I used these wheels first. I attached a pulley to the wheels to try them out. It killed my range and killed my ability to climb hills because the darn...
by astilwell611
Jan 11 2016 8:17pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Marble Skateboard + Offroad Wheels

My advise is not to use those wheels. I tried them on a standard longboard and the rolling resistance is absolutly terrible. It will roll like 5ft. then you gotta kick again. I suggest getting a nice set of pneumatic wheels you'll be much happier.