Greg wrote:Yeah I've been thinking about an e-skateboard recently too.
psychotiller wrote:Do it!
I haven't ridden a skateboard in 25 (*cough* old man) years.
I'm 100kg and need to get to Central TAFE (technical college) each day, just got made redundant and am starting a Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) Diploma. Approx 9km each way, mostly good flat cycle path (along the Midland railway line FWIW).
I'd take the ebike but there isn't anywhere secure to lock it up, just bike racks on the footpath. So days when I don't take the bus, I'm thinking about a skateboard commute.
Aiming for top speed 30km/h, avg 22ish?
Big thanks upfront to dirkdiggler and Torqueboards (and many others) for their comprehensive DIY e-skateboard threads for noobs.
I have been on an online shopping spree today. Unfortunately not much is available locally so it will be a couple of weeks until the postman has to lug it all to me.
So far I have bought (and I'm open to all criticism)
- 38" Comet 9 ply drop through longboard
Turnigy 6374 168kV - only $53 I think HK made an error or something, saved $30
Castle Creations XL2 ESC - I really like their stuff
Quanum controller for now, but the Nunchuck looks great
97mm wheels, might buy 90mm in future if I go 8S
- Approx 1.8:1 pulley ratio but I want to get the other parts first before committing to centre-centre distances etc
Welded motor mount
So that's the intro post thanks for reading this far, I can't wait to see what it turns out like.
edit : I like to edit my posts a lot