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Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard Build

Post by torqueboards » Apr 02 2014 8:53pm

There's a ton of great builds out there and it's getting much harder to find all the DIY electric longboard and electric mountainboard build threads.

I feel it would be helpful for all the newcomers interested in building a board. People can find builds they like and checkout the threaded post.

If you can add photos of your build and specs on your build + link to your build thread (if you have one).
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by torqueboards » Apr 02 2014 8:55pm

TorqueBoard's Lightweight Commuter Dual Motor 6S 50mm Motors (13.9 lbs)

Description - Lightweight Commuter Dual Motor 6S 50mm SK3 Motors (13.9 lbs)
Motors - Dual Diagonal 5055-280KV SK3 Motors from HobbyKing.com
ESC - Dual 120Amp 8S ESC
Batteries - (2) Zippy Flightmax 3S 5000mah 20C
Board - 35" Restless Board Splinter Drop-through 7 Ply
Wheels - 83mm ABEC 11 Flywheel Clones - Neon Green
Weight - 13.9 lbs
Build Thread - http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=54963 (started off as a Dual 6374 SK3 Motors on 10S, downsized for ease of lightness)

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by LEVer » Apr 02 2014 9:22pm

How 'bout a video riding it?

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by torqueboards » Apr 02 2014 9:34pm

Pediglide wrote:How 'bout a video riding it?
I'll try and get a video soon and post it. Post your build :D
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by drmacgyver » Apr 02 2014 10:57pm

v2 in the works!
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by NormRD » Apr 02 2014 11:11pm

Here is my setup...I have a factory made EMAD board and wanted to build a DIY. Found a similar set of wheels/trucks/motor mount as mine for cheap on ebay so went that route. Might eventually, go full skate components for a really light weight setup but these larger wheels do great on the rough roads. Between my 2 boards I ride one everyday. I work from home so don't commute but I do dropoff/pickup my son from school everyday. Plus just playing outside with the boys and their bikes/scooters/e-scooters.

Here is my thread for more: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=57517

Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6364-245kv
ESC: Hobbywing EZRUN-150A-PRO
Controller: Quanum 2.4Ghz 3ch Pistol Grip Tx & Rx System
Battery: Turnigy 5000mAh 6S 20C Lipo Pack
Wheel Pulley: 44T, 15mm/5mm
Motor Pulley: 18T

Top speed getting about 23 MPH.
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Updated the board with torqueboard's single motor kit. So much lighter and rolls much smoother. Weights about 12.5 lbs. And for sure is a little faster.
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by LEVer » Apr 03 2014 12:09am

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Sting Ray
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Dual-RWD, Street/Surf version
500W combined brushed (I know, blasphemy) motors
36v 10ah lifepo4
Pedal operated
One-way bearings inside motor pulleys, belt driven
MBS V5 brakes (needs to improve)
Carveboard rear trucks/MBS ATS skate front trucks
MBS roadie tires
MBS Rockstar II hubs
Blood Orange grip tape
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Dual-FWD, Off-road/Snowboard version
800W combined brushed
36v 10ah lifepo4
Pedal operated
One-way bearings inside motor sprocket, chains
Disc/Caliper brakes (working on it)
MBS Matrix front/rear trucks
Kenda 9/3.5-4 tires (too much contact patch, bad for battery life; will probably go back to MBS standard 9" tires)
MBS Tri-spoke hubs
Jessup grip tape (this is an old photo)

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Psychotiller's Single Motor 8hp Build

Post by psychotiller » Apr 03 2014 2:07pm

Description - 4s/8s switchable, Bottlenose Speedboard
Motor- Turnigy G160 290KV
ESC - Castle Mamba XL2
2.4GHz FHSS 2 CH Multi-angle Radio Transmitter
3 position series/parallel switch
Batteries - (2) 14.8V 35C 5200mAH 4S Lipo
Board - Ehler's 39" Bottlenose drop through
Wheels - 85mm Seizmic Speedvents
Trucks - Caliber 44
Motor Mount - Custom Design, countersunk set screws, 8mm Aluminum
Drive Pulley - Custom Inside hub 16mm bearing, Cast resin
18/32 ratio 40+ MPH
16lbs.
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75mm These Wheels
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46" Pintail
Mamba Monster2 ESC
Turnigy G160 290kv
80mm Lush Stealth Wheels
2 x 5500mah 45c 6s Batteries
Caliber 44 Trucks
Cast Resin Drive Hub 16mm Inside Hub Bearing
Custom Vac Formed Electronics Cover

I never really did a build thread that would stand out amongst all of the true innovators here,but If anyone has any questions or suggestions let me know! Here's one more pic of the motor bracket and drive hub that I made for 2 of my boards.
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Newest board:
Ghetto 4bot Double kick Drop-Through
Ghetto Robot Deck
Randall 180 trucks
xtreme wheelz
32t Rear Pulley
17t motor pulley
Mamba Monster2 ESC
Tacon Bigfoot 160

Voltage 22.2 / Motor RPM 5439
Motor KV 245 / Distance rolled/one revolution 0.35168
Wheel Size 112mm / Meters per minute 1912.78752
Motor Pulley 17mm / Meters per hour 114.7672512
Wheel Pulley 32mm / Miles per hour 71.3130416454
Circumference of wheel 351.68
MPH TOP SPEED 37 / Gear Ratio 1.8823529412
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Build thread: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=59259

The Latest: Riverbed Pnuematic
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40" Double Drop/Drop Through with 6" Pnuematic Wheels
Randal 180's
Pnuematic Tires
42t Rear Pulley
17t motor pulley
EZRUN Pro 150a ESC
Tacon Bigfoot 160
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by beto_pty » Apr 03 2014 3:19pm

DESTROYER URBAN RACER

Build thread http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=58504

Servo operated Band Brakes
12s HV ESC
Onda wheels
custom aluminum board
Custom motor and band brake mounts
Tacon 6264 outrunner
2 4s 5000 mah in series
Max speed (on 8s) 53.8 kph
12 km range
19.8 lbs
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by theprodigyp » Apr 03 2014 4:07pm

Here is the Thread to mine (: Running 2 190KV Sk3 Turnigy Motors with 2 HobbyWing 150A ESC's, and 2 Zippy 5000ma, 20c series, 6 cell batteries on an MBS Atom. Custom made- lazer cut mounts and welds. Gear ratio 5:1
11 tooth motor sprocket
55 tooth wheel gear sprocket

Adding. I am a college student so I am using it as a daily rider on campus. Hard to carry but a lot easier than walking across campus where all of my classes happen to be haha.

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=58613
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by daverobson08 » Apr 04 2014 11:37am

Good idea torqueboards, would be good if people stated how often they use their boards (weekend recreation/daily commute).

Also, keep track of the posts and link them all from your first post. I'll be sure to get mine listed when it's complete. Shouldn't be long now!

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by benj » Apr 04 2014 11:51am

Nice thread Torque :) Here are my builds:

"Popping to the shops" cruiser
Fairly short, nice and flexy - Mindless longboard deck
Holey Trucks, ABEC 11 wheels
Alien mount, Alien 120A ESC and 170KV 63mm motor (single drive)
5000mah 5S Lipo
15 mph (24 kph), 10 mile range

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"Uphill is fun" downhill mountainboard
Dirtsurfer FS
Custom mid-mount (using Alien bracket), Alien 120ESC, 170KV 63mm
5000mah 5S or 10S if feeling brave
19mph (30 kph) or 30mph at 10S

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(motor has since been tucked up nearer the back wheel since this photo!)

Very proud of my boards, they are awesome fun. Couldn't of done it without the ES forums, so thanks to everyone who posts here.

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by LEVer » Apr 05 2014 3:59pm

Here's mah video:



Here's my build thread, sort of: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 35&t=53391

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by voodoojar » Apr 05 2014 4:08pm

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It goes 24.1mph according to Strava longest ride so far has been 17 miles.

35inch Jet skateboard deck
Paris trucks w/ Torqueboard's mounts
abec 11 flywheels 83mm
rear drive Turnigy 6354 245kv dual motors
2x 6s lipo 10ah in parallel
Flier 8s dual ESC
16x34 gears
dual controller works with wiimote or quantum controller.

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by Laureloke » Apr 17 2014 1:53am

Here is my Build.
Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6374-149kv Brushless Outrunner Motor - 1 unit
Battaries: ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 8S 25C Lipo Pack - 4 units
ESC: Turnigy Trackstar 1/5th Scale Sensorless 200amp 8s Opto Car ESC - 1 unit
Hobby King GT-2 2.4Ghz 2Ch Tx & Rx
Sprockets: 9t (on motor) and 80t (on wheel)

Speed is about 20 km/h.

Now i'm waiting for new hobby part such as Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6374-149kv and four ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack to upgrade board. 3S+8S=11S 8)

p.s. Didn't take photos, but I have video of my riding.









p.p.s. I don't understad, how someone could ride with build, that has Turnigy 6354 245kv dual motors
2x 6s and 16x34 gears. Because they have not enough power to start riding.
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by LEVer » Apr 17 2014 10:29am

Very impressive Laureloke, considering the different terrains you were riding on. I also like videos, it shows what the board is really capable of not just how it looks.

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by beto_pty » Apr 19 2014 11:24pm

I agree with pediglide.. my first build was using 4238 750kv motors with a 5:1 gear reduction 4s batteries.. still managed 20 mph on asphalt flats.. Finally the motor burned up but not due to riding but because the leads shorted..
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Your mountainboard build requires several times the power of a "street" build due to the terrain.. for asphalt flats I do 53kph on my destroyer build with a single 6264 254 kv on 8s batteries...
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by austindavid » May 17 2014 12:26pm

Goal: 10 miles one way with gravel & crappy pavement, and no RC remote.

Arbor Genesis 42", custom wheel wells
SurfRodz RKP 200mm + adjustable bases, out to ~65o; 70x10mm axles
14x72x9mm belt drive, 5mm HTD
MBS Rockstar II / Roadie tires, 10x28 bearings
2x 5055 270KV, diagonal drive
4x 4S/4500mAh in 8S2P / 9000mAh configuration
dual-motor ESC & motor mounts from torqueboards
Wiiceiver + Nyko Kama nunchuck :D

Shown below with a temporary cover. The little flap in the middle exposes the "on" button and charging pigtails for 2x4S or 8S

problems: it's too fast and too torquey. Range is about 13 miles, top speed is 25mph or better. 23.8#, I can hold it out with one hand.
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by LEVer » May 17 2014 1:39pm

Nice one. I like how you routed the board. Those trucks are pricey.

How is the startup? Does it cog from a standstill?

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by austindavid » May 23 2014 10:43am

It's a little torquey -- my fault for listening to a guy named "torqueboards" I guess :D At 4S it's a gentle ride. At 8S I take it easy on the throttle and lean into it and hold adrenaline down to a reasonable level. It drags me up hills and through grass / gravel without using much additional throttle. I have not had it WOT while standing on the board.

The trucks weren't too bad, but certainly not the cheapest option. I'd do it again though, they're amazing, and I could get the right axles for these MBS wheels. My next board will probably also have Surf-Rodz (we're talking about a new setup with Hybridz)

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by theprodigyp » Jun 02 2014 10:06pm

Still needs to tweeks and CNC mounts (If anyone knows someone who can do it for a fair price contact me!) as well as addign breaks to the front. Just got roadie tires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMUVltWpgc

Currently 20MPH with 5/1 gear ratio 55/11 Going to 47/16 to get faster. 190 KV motors.

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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by austindavid » Jun 02 2014 11:19pm

theprodigyp wrote:Still needs to tweeks and CNC mounts (If anyone knows someone who can do it for a fair price contact me!) as well as addign breaks to the front. Just got roadie tires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMUVltWpgc

Currently 20MPH with 5/1 gear ratio 55/11 Going to 47/16 to get faster. 190 KV motors.
Nice! Are you able to run in grass? What's that giant thing you're holding? :-P

instead of dropping the gearing, you could bump voltage to 8S -- better in grass *and* more speed. Mine does bout 25 in a strong headwind, with 8S, 6:1 gears, and throttle limited at 75% in the ESC.


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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by torqueboards » Jun 03 2014 12:34am

Silenthunter wrote:Check this out guys!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD43zoiJXJY
Hahaha wow.. That's freaking awesome... Those are some big tires...
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Re: Post Your Electric Longboard or Electric Mountainboard B

Post by saming » Jun 03 2014 1:48am

I want that in the US WTF why does all the fun things happen in other places

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