You guys heard of Benchwheel?

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You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by LEVer » Jun 09 2015 7:43pm

http://www.benchwheel.com

Apparently they are selling on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=A ... irect=true

It has senseless :mrgreen: sine wave controller. I couldn't find any videos.

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by kimboviper » Jun 09 2015 8:09pm

blatant copy of Boosted Boards

E-go is probably much better than this alibaba type crap

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Post by erwincoumans » Jun 09 2015 8:59pm

Pediglide wrote:http://www.benchwheel.com

Apparently they are selling on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=A ... irect=true
That is a pretty good deal, USD$ 299 for a 1800W dual BLDC motor completely mounted on a truck.

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by 777arc » Jun 09 2015 10:15pm

Yeah seems like a good deal if it holds up, especially for people like me who cant weld and had to spend $150 on a motor mount alone.

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Post by psychotiller » Jun 10 2015 6:32pm

777arc wrote:Yeah seems like a good deal if it holds up, especially for people like me who cant weld and had to spend $150 on a motor mount alone.
Problem solved! No welding, $100, In stock. http://www.ebay.com/itm/171821983261?ss ... 1555.l2649
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by torqueboards » Jun 10 2015 6:43pm

no sensored setup.
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 10 2015 7:20pm

torqueboards wrote:no sensored setup.
So it matches well with VESC, right?

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Post by torqueboards » Jun 10 2015 7:22pm

erwincoumans wrote:
torqueboards wrote:no sensored setup.
So it matches well with VESC, right?
Yeah, would. $299.99 + $115.34

= $415.33 actually..
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 10 2015 7:47pm

psychotiller wrote:
777arc wrote:Yeah seems like a good deal if it holds up, especially for people like me who cant weld and had to spend $150 on a motor mount alone.
Problem solved! No welding, $100, In stock. http://www.ebay.com/itm/171821983261?ss ... 1555.l2649
That is only a single mount for USD$ 100, so we would need two, at $200... Then the wheels and truck for say $50, and 2 motors at $50 each, and you are already at $350. Then you need 2 pulleys, 2 hub drive adapter, 2 timing belts and motor covers and easily reach $400 to match the Benchwheel.

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 10 2015 7:51pm

torqueboards wrote:no sensored setup.
You can add sensors in those motor pulley covers, similar to what the Boosted Board does.

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Post by psychotiller » Jun 10 2015 8:24pm

erwincoumans wrote:
psychotiller wrote:
777arc wrote:Yeah seems like a good deal if it holds up, especially for people like me who cant weld and had to spend $150 on a motor mount alone.
Problem solved! No welding, $100, In stock. http://www.ebay.com/itm/171821983261?ss ... 1555.l2649
That is only a single mount for USD$ 100, so we would need two, at $200... Then the wheels and truck for say $50, and 2 motors at $50 each, and you are already at $350. Then you need 2 pulleys, 2 hub drive adapter, 2 timing belts and motor covers and easily reach $400 to match the Benchwheel.
+115 shipping? That's $415 for the benchwheel...And you'd get who know's what with those motors. 2 tacon bigfoots would cost you $110 and they're solid!, Rear pulleys, front pulleys and belts would cost you $60.
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 10 2015 9:54pm

wow, $115 shipping is too much, yesterday it was only $8.30 shipping (that's what I paid)

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by 777arc » Jun 10 2015 10:48pm

erwincoumans wrote:wow, $115 shipping is too much, yesterday it was only $8.30 shipping (that's what I paid)
Very nice, let us know how it is!

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 11 2015 12:32am

I asked the seller about the shipping price and he mentioned it is an error as he is new to Amazon. If anyone is interested, better wait until the shipping price returns to normal.
Very nice, let us know how it is!
Of course I'll report once it arrives in a few weeks.

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Post by torqueboards » Jun 11 2015 12:38am

Here's a better photo for you guys. I wonder what's holding that motor mount secured? It's simply just circular with no clamp options.

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by sk8norcal » Jun 11 2015 12:43am

kimboviper wrote:blatant copy of Boosted Boards

agreed.

irks me to see this type of crap.

and the brand is Bench ?
that could be the dumbest name ever for a skateboard. :lol:


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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by longhairedboy » Jun 11 2015 6:34am

torqueboards wrote:Here's a better photo for you guys. I wonder what's holding that motor mount secured? It's simply just circular with no clamp options.

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I was wondering that too. It has to be keyed in some way, but its not obvious how.

Those motors look familiar.

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by ekman » Jun 11 2015 8:39am

They are keyed
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 23 2015 2:00am

The dual power kit arrived today and my first impression is very good. It works well with two VESC controllers. The first brief test drive worked well too, I'll add some more feedback once I have driven a few more miles.

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In addition, I also bought their remote controller, and it works well too. It comes with a receiver, that sends the usual servo PWM signal. Both remote control and receiver use the nRF24L01+ so it should be reliable.
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I added my positive review also on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WQP ... ge_o04_s00

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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by torqueboards » Jun 23 2015 2:49am

What kind of receiver does it come with? Looks good.
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 23 2015 3:02am

This tiny receiver with the nrf24l01 on it:
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by 777arc » Jun 23 2015 8:53am

What size are the wheels that come with it? They look like offbrand flywheels.

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Post by torqueboards » Jun 23 2015 8:59am

Where did you buy the handheld?
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Re: You guys heard of Benchwheel?

Post by erwincoumans » Jun 23 2015 12:53pm

What size are the wheels that come with it? They look like offbrand flywheels.
They are similar radius (a few millimeter larger) to the Boosted board and less wide. See the picture for comparison:

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It works great as a replacement on the Yuunec E-go, with 2 vesc.
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torqueboards wrote:Where did you buy the handheld?
Amazon for 49USD, but it is not listed anymore. I think the seller is new to Amazon sales and still configuring things.

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