I have been looking into building a butt-board for a while now. But, I have decided to, first, build a normal longboard. I wanted your take on what I will be running;
---As for wheels, I have Abec11 76mm wheels (75A)
---The front truck is a Cindrich 240mm with adjustable plate
---The rear truck I am making from scratch.
---I will be running Maxx Products HC5030-390 motors (these are 50mm wide motors with 65mm long cans rated at 1,500 watts peak). The KV is 390. I am a retailer for these motors and I can get them for $86 each.
---The deck will either be a Cindrich CNC honecomb, or I will TIG weld my own together from box section aluminum with carbon fiber filler panels.
---Batteries are 6S Zippy 5,000s (25C)
---Driveline will be 5mm pitch belts 15mm wide.
The questions I have for you guys are;
#1 Transmitter? I have a huge amount of RC experience (I have been involved in RC for 30 years). I was planning on using a standard RC transmitter. I will eventually make a custom small housing for it. But, I wanted your input on this.
#2 ESCs? I can get Castle Creations products at cost. So, I wanted to run them. I know some guys here run Mamba ESCs. I am familiar with programming them (punch control, throttle curve, etc). Do these seem to be the best for this type of application? Cost is not an object for this project. So, let me know what is best, not cheapest.
#3 What is your experience of twin motor systems starting from a stop? I have no problem giving a kick to get it going. I am just curious.
The board will be geared for a maximum speed of around 23mph. I may gear it lower. But, that is the plan for starters.
Oh, lastly, the drive pulleys will not be attached to the rear wheels. They will be ball bearing supported on the round tube surrounding the truck axle. The drive hubs will stay in place when the wheels are removed. That way I can pull each wheel off and they will slide right off the axle without any hardware attached to them. So, the rear wheels will be as easy to swap as the non-driven front wheels.
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