michaelkramer11 wrote:I'm a total noob when it comes to e-boards. Just started researching like two days ago. I'd be interested in a pre welded setup if you have more available.
I've done a little boarding in the past but never too intense. Would you guys recommend going single or dual motor setup? Also, are these mounts compatible with the popular hobbyking motors?
If you could provide links to all necessary hardware (sprockets, gears, belts) I would most likely pick up a set from you.
Thanks for any and all advice!
Hi Michael, Welcome to ES. It's always nice seeing new people interested in Eboards. I can set you up with a pre-welded setup if you are interested. However, you would save money doing it on your own.
Single motor setup if you are only looking to go about 20mph. Dual motor setup is really only needed if you want to reach speeds above 20mph or you prefer the benefit of 2 motors (although heavier and more expensive). Currently, the welded motor mounts I have here are only setup for 63mm motors with a 32mm bolt spacing. Smaller motors have a thinner bolt space so it wouldn't work with my current welded motor mount.
I would recommend the following items if you have no preference:
LONGBOARD - $50-60 - I buy from MuirSkate.com. This one isn't too bad at $33.99. 36.5" Pintail - http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-75-x-36-5-NAT ... 565d6e848f
TRUCKS - 180mm Paris Trucks, 83mm ABEC Clone Wheels, Bearings, Hardware - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-180mm-Lon ... 1013286451
$65.98. These most likely aren't authentic Paris Trucks as the weld was not perfect meaning the quality of the material is of less quality. Recommended to shave down the part that will be welded to hopefully produce a cleaner weld. However, they work great and am using them now. The weld still holds up it's just not as pretty!
LONGBOARD PARTS TOTAL = $125.98 + S/H, Tax
MOTORS - (1) 6354 SK3 260kv - $60.22 - 489g - http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__ ... Motor.html
ESC - (1) EZRUN 150A PRO - $88.95 - 481g - http://www.valuehobby.com/power-systems ... a-pro.html
BATTERIES - (2) ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mah 3S1P 20C - $45.80 - 808g - http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__ ... P_20C.html
ACCESSORIES - Extra 10 AWG Wire, Heatshrink, Low Voltage Meters, 5.5mm Gold Bullet Connectors
ELECTRONICS TOTAL = $194.97 + S/H, Tax + Accessories
WEIGHT = 1778g = 3.9lbs
DRIVE TRAIN HARDWARE
MOTOR MOUNTS - (1) TorqueBoards Welded Motor Mount - $35 + $40 Local Weld - 122g - $75
MOTOR PULLEY - Buy Aluminum HTD 5mm 14T - 2 Flanges w/ Hub - $10.51/each. Part Number: A 6A25M014DF0906 from SDP-SI.com and bore with 8mm. Best to create a flat spot for set screw on the motor shaft. You can do this with sandpaper, dremmel and/or local machine shop. + $15 bore = $25.51/each
DRIVE WHEEL PULLEY - Buy Plastic Pulley HTD 5mm 40T - 1 Flange w/ Hub No Insert. $4.84/each - Part Number: A 6L25M040SF0908 from SDP-SI.com. Drill through and bore through to spin around trucks. - $4.84
TIMING BELT - 5mm pitch, HTD 9mm width - 60 Grooves, Pitch Length 300mm, (Center Distance between 2 pulleys 79.80mm) - $7.84/each - Part Number: A 6R25M060090 from SDP-SI.com. - $7.84
ACCESSORIES - Drilled Fender Washer/Back Plate for Plastic Pulley and/or if Nylon Bolts are enough to hold in screws and/or screws. $10-15 or so. - $15.00
BATTERY ENCLOSURE - You can use duck tape and velcro similar to my janky/ghetto build. LOL Cost is free maybe some 3" velcro from eBay.
DRIVE TRAIN TOTAL = $128.19 + S/H, Tax
WEIGHT = 122g = 0.26g
TOTAL WEIGHT ADDED = 4.16 lbs w/o weighing everything listed. Other stuff should weigh maybe 5 lbs over + weight of longboard in general.
With that being said, you should be able to create an electric longboard for $441.30 USD
or slightly more. Also, not including your battery charger too.
michaelkramer11 wrote:I'd be interested in a pre welded setup if you have more available.
As for how much the bracket would cost pre-welded.
$60 Paris Trucks & (1) Brackets $35 + Welding $35 = $130 TOTAL + S/H [LOCALLY]
*If you purchased locally. If I was to do it, I would have to add about $60 more to account for my time.
I would rather have you save money and get it done yourself. You can purchase the welded motor mount from me if you need too for $35/shipped to US and shipping is about $12.95 or so Overseas, I think.
Plastic Pulley Drive Wheel Hub/Cog - $10-$25
Currently, it seems the most cheapest way for a Drive Wheel Hub/Cog would be the plastic HTD 40T or 30T Plastic Pulley and you would drill through the middle so it spins around the trucks. While also drilling holes to fit M6 bolts through the ABEC wheels. You most likely won't need a backplate/fender washer which holds to hold the pulley onto the wheel. You may be able to simply add a nylon lock nut to hold it through since M6 bolts are pretty big the nylon lock nut should be big enough to not fit through the wheel. Saves some hassle not needing a backplate. You can always add a washer to add more material to hold everything together. This method is the cheapest. The pulley itself 40T HTD 5mm 9mm width only costs $4.84/each. What a deal! You can either have 3 M6 bolts through and/or 6 if you want it more secure.
Aluminum Pulley Drive Wheel Hub/Cog - $30-$50
Of course, this would be the more durable drive wheel and can probably be done the exact same way. Currently, working on one and should be a few weeks hopefully. Same concept except it's an aluminum pulley that will be counterbore with m6 socket cap bolts. The bolts will be flushed on the backside.
Have any questions feel free to ask away!
Hope this helps!