Thanks l3thaltank - Actually same seller i got my 24v (paired) setup from. 1500w 24v is nice to have. Only downsides are how to power them on at the same time (small power strip w/ switch) and they can be a bit noisy (40/60mm server fans get loud at full RPM).l3thaltank wrote:Here is a link for a great/cheap power supply like sl33py was talking about to use with any lipo charger of your choice
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12v-12-Volt-62- ... 2060948957?
I got the new V1 motor mounts with the Paris adapters, they said to be sure to torque it down really good, it might take some paint off the truck, but it will hold.sl33py wrote:
I see your wheel gear from DIYes, which motor mount are you using? The weld on for Paris, or his new adjustable v1 motor mount?
I am most definitely going to buy this charger from the seller in Georgia...I didn't even know these were a thing!l3thaltank wrote:Here is a link for a great/cheap power supply like sl33py was talking about to use with any lipo charger of your choice
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12v-12-Volt-62- ... 2060948957?
Hey Mike, awesome looking build! What pulley and belt are you getting? Or have you got the motor mount with the pulley and belt included?Gatwod wrote:Hey guys, My name is Mike and I have started my first E-board build this week. I originally wanted one of those "2 wheeled self balance segway thingys", then decided to step back and look at my options. I wanted to build something that is mine that i could be proud of, not something put together in a cheap Chinese factory. I wanted to keep it around $300-400 bucks....I am fast realizing that isn't very possible if I want a quality build. It's just money, i'll make more
I started off with a cheap longboard from Amazon for $63 with free shipping. I had to buy a pair of Paris trucks to fit the DIYelectricskateboard.com motor mount I bought
I purchased 90mm Flywheel clones off Amazon for $30, some Red's Bearings, 1/4 inch Riser pads and new bolt hardware to fit the new risers
New risers look good and should give me plenty of clearance!
The DIY kit was super simple to use with these wheels
Admiring the beautiful CNC milled aluminum!
Running a 16/36T setup here
This is where she sits at the moment
I placed an order from HK for a Turnigy SK3 6364-213kv motor ---->coming from overseas, U.S. stock has been super low
I have a 5000mah 6s Turnigy Lipo and the GT2 transmitter of the way from amazon.
The only two things left are the ESC and the lipo Charger.....I will need another paycheck for that to happen and i'll be done! Be on the lookout for more pics as I get more items in! ES has been a great spot of a newbie to find all the info to make a great build! Thanks guys!!!
Side note: I have never skateboarded in my entire life....this should be interesting
I ended up going with the whole kit (Mount and drive) it was a few extra bucks but the convenience of the setup makes it worth it. the drive kit came with a 13t small pulley, 36t large pulley, and a 9mm HTD belt.lox897 wrote:
Hey Mike, awesome looking build! What pulley and belt are you getting? Or have you got the motor mount with the pulley and belt included?
It's a cheap board I got from Amazon, Link is posted below. Didn't want to go crazy with my first build, it turned out to be a solid board for the price.Kaeon wrote:What kinda board is that?
I ain't got no expérience yet, but I think that a litlle air flow is neccessary to keep things cooled enough.Gatwod wrote:Also, Question to the ES universe. I have a waterproof enclosure coming in this week and my build will be complete. Has anyone had issues with the ESC getting too hot being in a sealed box with the Lipo and the GT2 receiver? wanted to make sure that I'm not gonna blow anything up!
I will not be getting the Mamba XL 2, my local hobby shop sold the last one this week. I went with the FVT 12a ESC from RCjuice.com. Not nearly as good, but i've been itching to get on the road! I figured that i'll eventually grab an VESC in a few months, why spend double the price for an ESC now.sl33py wrote:I think trying to get the heatsink fins to stick through your enclosure and still be sealed is a good idea. In a pinch i'd try it without and then check out the data logging the Mamba XL2 does - keep an eye on your temp and do short runs until you know it won't overheat. Heat being the best way to kill any sort of electronics...
If you get the Mamba i think you can get the USB link for free in the box w/ a rebate program. just FYI.
How about some more pics of how you have it setup so far? Motor mounted and ready to start connecting it all yet?
HTH - GL!
However do you have a link to your waterproof enclosure??
VESC's are just awesome. Best $ spent. I've tried the XL2, and XERUN, but the VESC just kicks their ass in feel and adjustment.777arc wrote:I also highly recommend VESC, I bought a couple turnigy ones and now I realize it was a waste of $160 because they are horrible compared to VESC.
The generic brand wheels (I originally got the 83mm blank pros) are usually a much harder urethane, which can be dangerous because instead of skating over rocks and stuff, they can get jammed and you go flying off the board. So I ended up getting real flywheels (78a) and I'm glad I did. Although my board is a mini cruiser so that might be why its a bigger deal for me.
Lastly I would buy a $20 steel ammo can from a sporting goods or gun store and drill a 1/2" hole in the side (for charging cable and air vent), to make lipo charging and storage a lot safer.
saul wrote:very nice, hows that esc working for you so far?
oh and I would get another battery or two when you can, I can't imagine that single 6s lasting for very long on its own...
That's really unfortunate .Gatwod wrote:OK, I think I may have already burnt up a motor, less than a day after having it built
I came to visit some friends in the mountains today and wanted to test out the hill climbing ability of my board. I used a hefty amount of braking down the huge driveway then turned around and gunned it back up. The board started to slow down and eventually came to a stop. I noticed some smoke coming from the motor.
The ESC still turns on but doesn't seem to recognize the motor. Is it that easy to burn one of these up? I'm sort of having a hard time believing that.