Tacon Bigfoot Speed

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Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by garrettgajewski » Jun 27 2015 4:13pm

how fast could my longboard get with a tacon Bigfoot 160 motor with 2 zippy compact 5000mah 6s batteries?

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Post by psychotiller » Jun 27 2015 4:32pm

What size wheels?
How many teeth will you have on your pulleys?
Are you running your batteries 6s or 12s?
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Re: Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by verruckt » Jun 29 2015 1:28pm

I run a Tacon Bigfoot 160 with a Castle XL2 ESC (8s max) on my Red Rock Boardshop LaGrange Setup.

I use a formula in Excel so I can plug in different parameters (motor kv / wheel size / gearing / voltage) and it will give me approximate speed in mph.

Here are some combos I have tried and have found the speed estimates to be accurate within 1 or 2 mph:

Motor-- kv-- battery-- wheel-- motor cog-- wheel cog-- ratio-- km/h----- approx. mph
Tacon 160-- 245-- 8s-- 76mm-- 14-- 28-- 2.00-- 51.94----- 32
Tacon 160-- 245-- 7s-- 76mm-- 14-- 28-- 2.00-- 45.45----- 28
Tacon 160-- 245-- 6s-- 76mm-- 14-- 28-- 2.00-- 38.96----- 24

I typically run at 7s and can go 28mph topped out on the flats. Any faster than that and wind resistance becomes an increasingly significant limiting factor. Also, I have no desire to go faster than 28mph. Most of my cruising is around 22mph. Flat out on 8s was way too high a pucker factor for me.

So to answer your question... with the above setup, if you were running your 2 6s lipos in parallel (effectively 6s), you would easily be able to cruise at 23 or 24mph.

Post your wheel size and gear ratio and I will plug in your numbers and give you an estimate.

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Re: Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by CSN » Jun 29 2015 1:48pm

Here is a calculator I ran across to try also.

http://toddy616.blogspot.com/2013/07/el ... lator.html

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Re: Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by beto_pty » Jun 30 2015 1:29pm

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Re: Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by okp » Jun 30 2015 1:34pm

beto could be the Lance Armstrong of electronic long boarding !

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Re: Tacon Bigfoot Speed

Post by beto_pty » Jun 30 2015 2:03pm

probably would fail doping tests as well..lol
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