torqueboards wrote:Update - 11/15/13
Here is my broken alien motor mount. It kept falling off so I also welded it to the trucks but that didn't help. Parts kept on snapping/cracking. I'm sure, it's partly due to the stress from riding on uneven pavements. I thought it would last a bit longer but didn't.
I ended up switching to my old board/setup and put on my newly created Paris welded motor mounts. There's a lot more aluminum actually holding the motor up rather than 2 thin pieces of aluminum as you can see on the alien motor mount. The alien mount did last for a while, however over time seems like it has degraded and/or gotten worse.
This current setup is (1) 6374mm SK3 Motors, (2) 5S Batteries, 12S 150A FlierESC on Earthwing MiniGlider 33" w/ 20" Wheelbase.
* Wires are a bit long, should be exact length to keep everything nice and tidy.
* The 20" Wheelbase is a bit too small for a dual motor setup especially 10S batteries with the FlierESC which takes up quite a bit of room.
With the new welded motor mount, the board runs like a champ similar to when I first got the alien mounts. Seems the aluminum area around the truck hanger is a bit wider/bigger than it needs to be. I could shorten it and/or make it fit a little bit better. However, I went with a bigger one hopefully to increase durability and strength. The Paris Trucks are awesome trucks to ride, I think I like them a lot better than the Holey Trucks they have a lot quicker turning so it seems.
Upcoming setup - Build #1 - This build will actually be re-done to look more visually appealing and more functional.
Components - (2) 6374mm SK3 Motors, (2) 5S Batteries, 12S 150A FlierESC on Earthwing Hoopty 34" w/ 25" to 27.5" Wheelbase. This gives me approximately 5" to 7.5" of more space since the wheelbase is longer. More room for the second motor.
The next build all the wires will be much neater and shorter to be as thin as possible and with a nice electronics enclosure. Hopefully, something similar to PracticalProjects enclosure. I also purchased a smaller remote which I should be receiving soon. I'm hoping the new remote will fit in my back pocket for ease of use.
Jonboy wrote:No prob with my ads.. did you manage to smake the motor hard riding up kerbs?
Jonboy wrote:I Have the Caliber ADS setup which I thread locked from the start and set the pulley alignment perfectly.. hence no problems I guess.
Regarding your "weld on" set up. after the truck and bracket have been welded does the complete unit then require any kind of heat treating
What would be the cost of a truck & bracket welded up & ready to go?
Murfix wrote:about the heat treatment, that could be correct. On steel, you can have residual stress after welding which is bad for the part's life (heat treatment removes this). On Alu though, the weld could be stronger than the metal itself. Not entirely sure though.
Non-perfect belt alignment shouldn't be a factor in motor mount breaking.
Oh man, when reading your posts I'm so glad I went for a mtb! You are butchering your build I hope you have some damping for your electronics...
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!
michaelkramer11 wrote:I'd be interested in a pre welded setup if you have more available.
larry502 wrote:Motor mount looks pretty good. I design is almost identical to your but mine was handmade. I kinda wish i would have seen your before i made one.
Where are you getting your paris trucks? Are you not using the ebay link i send you a few months ago?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-150mm-Bla ... 232b1c659a
For like 40.00 you can get trucks, bearings, wheels and hardware.
larry502 wrote:What size belt did you end up running on your mount?
You wanna sent me one? Price + Shipping to 47150 Louisville, Ky
Thank you so much for the great info!!!!
Is there any way to adjust for alignment of the motor pulley/driven pulley? Or does that pretty much have to be done when welding takes place?
And I was kind of confused as to what all you would include for the $130 plus shipping. Is that for a pair of trucks with a bracket welded to one and a set of wheels/bearings/hardware?
And what were you meaning would cost $60 extra?
michaelkramer11 wrote:If you really wouldn't mind, I would be willing to buy the parts pre welded from you for your asking price. I just want to be sure to get it done right the first time, and since you've done it before and know a welder, I'd rather pay you the $30 for your time if you are making a trip anyways.
These things look so awesome, I'm just dying to get one going. I know I'm being the lazy guy here, but after this first build I feel like I'll be more exposed and able to take care of some of the more mechanical stuff on my own.
Pediglide wrote:Nice. Now, if you could use your tail-guard more often for braking, you will make your motor bearings last longer.
michaelkramer11 wrote:Anyone have experience with this radio: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__45311__HobbyKing_HK_GT2B_3CH_2_4GHz_Transmitter_and_Receiver_w_Rechargable_Li_ion_Battery_US_Warehouse_.html
Seems to look a little smaller than the other turnigy radio and has a rechargeable lithium battery built in.
michaelkramer11 wrote:Also, have you used the 150 amp ezrun esc? Do you like it?
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