Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Lightweight / Folding / Portable EVs - seats optional
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getlowse   1 µW

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Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by getlowse » Jun 24 2017 12:55pm


This is my new project, I saw someone here made a nice Vanguard with slim carbon enclosures.

So I will try to do a ripoff but with less batteries and more cheap components.

Dual 5055 motors on trucks
10S3P 36V 9000mAh battery (LG or Samsung)
10S All in one Mainboard with controller

This is my layout.
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Prepared my first hard foam form for the carbon enclosures.
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This is my first ever vacuum bagging. Now I wait for 24 hours and hope this will work out as planned.
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Post by getlowse » Jul 12 2017 11:27am

Here is some update to my build. I have added a heatsink to my carbon enclosure, I don't want the mainboard getting to overheat.
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Motor and heatsink
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Overview of the board
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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by banjaxxed » Jul 16 2017 10:18pm

Carbon fibre is conductive presume there is a layer of glassfiber? Looks nice

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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by whippasnapper » Jul 20 2017 7:19am

Looks great so far! Where did you get the motor mount? They look amazing.

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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by Sean9002 » Jul 24 2017 7:30pm

Nice to see someone with a Fabrikator mini 2 on their bench =)
Its a good little printer!
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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by Kneelb4ZOD » Jul 26 2017 1:16am

Great work so far

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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by kiwiev » Jul 26 2017 3:07am

Good job on the carbon firbe its a bugger to try and get a the clear look on vaccum forming my brother does it well but I can't seem to get right resin consistent every where.

Cheers Kiwi

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Re: Loaded Vanguard Single Motor Carbon

Post by MaceWindu » Aug 21 2017 3:25pm

Wow things look amazing and incredibly clean! I'm actually almost finished an extremely similar build to yours however im stuck at one part. The charging. Could i ask what you did for the charging ? and specifically where and what male/female ports you got for charging ? I currently have an evolve charger which is 42V at 5A and am thinking of soldering on a new male plug to it and its corresponding female onto the board with leads to the battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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