torqueboards wrote:Why is the board so heavy? Seems like a lot for what you got on it.
Here is the breakdown for the weight. All measurement were taken with a digital kitchen scale in the "grams" setting.
2X 3S1P LiFePO4 Batteries: 787.0g/1.735lbs
Motor with bracket and belt: 606.0g/1.336lbs
All bolts,nuts, and washers: 118.0g/0.2601lbs
Aluminum battery and ESC housing, speed controller, wires, and padding for batteries: 1064g/2.346g
.50 Cal truck with wheels and bearings: 858.0g/1.892lbs
.50 Cal truck with wheels, bearings, and aluminum spur pulley with nuts through wheel: 966.0g/2.130lbs
Deck cut from fiberglass sheet for amour plating in cars and griptape: 3213g/7.083lbs
Even before this build the longboard was already heavy probably due to the deck material I chose although very flexy. Armour plating is heavy stuff design to stop bullets. What's the weight of the deck you use?