"Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

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Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

Post by recumpence » Sep 21 2018 1:57pm

Honestly, the reason I began this build was for snow riding. It has morphed into a full-on ATV board (ATB?).

Anyway, it should run a bit over 20mph with insane torque. I plan on riding it around 10 mph in grades and modest trails, though.

Oh, I want to try climbing a flight of stairs with it. That would make an awesome video!

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Post by kdog » Sep 22 2018 5:06am

You are insanely talented and dedicated! Gotta see this thing in action. My mtn board was one of the funnest things I ever owned... This will be 100xthat!!!

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Post by recumpence » Sep 22 2018 3:24pm

Steering dampers installed.
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Post by recumpence » Sep 22 2018 3:26pm

A picture next to my car for scale.
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Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

Post by ArgusMcJohnsten » Sep 23 2018 4:24pm

First, your board is amazing! Second, I've got a bike/scooter project coming up that is going to need jack shaft for gear reduction, and I am still in the learning phase, so please forgive me; Why do a belt for the primary and chain for the secondary?

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Post by kerim » Sep 23 2018 5:19pm

Haha, that board looks insane! Great job!

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Post by recumpence » Sep 23 2018 6:24pm

ArgusMcJohnsten wrote:
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First, your board is amazing! Second, I've got a bike/scooter project coming up that is going to need jack shaft for gear reduction, and I am still in the learning phase, so please forgive me; Why do a belt for the primary and chain for the secondary?
Different system for different application. A belt is good for high RPM low torque while a chain is good for low RPM high torque.

The first stage runs high RPM with little torque. The second stage runs 5 times slower with 5 times higher torque.
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Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

Post by kdog » Sep 26 2018 8:58am

It's huge! Bolt a chair to it and a leaning wheel ha!

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Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

Post by fechter » Sep 26 2018 9:29am

kdog wrote:
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It's huge! Bolt a chair to it and a leaning wheel ha!
+1. It would make a great go kart. Can't wait for the video.
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Post by recumpence » Sep 26 2018 7:14pm

It lives!

This thing is a freaking BEAST!

If I run it by itself (without standing on it), it will throw grass from all four wheels like a nitro RC car!

I set the throttle end point at 50% to ride it.

Everything is great except it needs centering springs for the trucks (it weaves too much). It is ride-able, but squirrely. So, I ordered some springs from McMaster.

Other than that, I just need to do some final wiring.

Oh, the motors and controllers run nice and cool.

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Post by recumpence » Sep 27 2018 9:02am

A quick picture of the component layout.
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Post by Silenthunter » Sep 28 2018 11:44pm

Matt, great job man! We need to see you kill some trails now...and maybe some 40 degrees incline...coming down the stairs...

As always FANTASTIC job Matt!

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Post by recumpence » Sep 29 2018 3:00pm

I finished the wire harness and I am installing the truck centering springs right now.
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Post by Silenthunter » Sep 29 2018 7:52pm

Awesome!!! Video in action please...

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Post by recumpence » Oct 02 2018 7:19pm

I've been riding the board ALOT. It runs fantastic! I have been fine tuning the steering spring tension, steering damper settings, steering kingpin angle, controller settings, etc. I have about 3 hours of riding so far and I am nearing nirvana on the setup.

I am shooting a video of it tomorrow.

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Post by Rube » Oct 03 2018 5:43am

Congrats Recumpence, you build some wild ideas and this is so unique :D I've been following with interest, thanks.

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Post by recumpence » Oct 03 2018 10:56am

I spent the morning debugging small items on the board (loctiting screws, adjusting rear steering, finalizing steering centering springs, etc) as well as shooting video footage.

I will upload a video today. :D

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Post by recumpence » Oct 03 2018 11:03am

Thumbnail for the video. :mrgreen:

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Post by recumpence » Oct 03 2018 11:11am

Another pic.....
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Post by SlowCo » Oct 03 2018 5:47pm

Great and informative video! Thanks for making that, I enjoyed it indeed.

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Post by macribs » Oct 04 2018 2:36am

recumpence wrote:
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Thumbnail for the video. :mrgreen:

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Wow I had no idea the actual size of that board. In my mind I pictured it kinda big but that is surf board big.
Oh well does it float and carve like a snowboard? That thing must be a riot to ride.

Congrats Matt, once again you have taken an idea to the absolute max. I don't like it, I love it :D

Btw, are you familiar with the Baja Board? I wonder how your board does carving on soft sand like on the beach compared to baja board. There are videos of the baja board on the tube if don't know about it. It is also 4 x 4, one motor or each wheel, each wheel independent axle and double wish bone and a shock in each corner. With your reduction gear I bet you can climb as steep as the baja board.
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Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

Post by fechter » Oct 04 2018 9:31am

That looks great! It has a surprisingly tight turning radius.
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Post by recumpence » Oct 04 2018 10:45am

I know. I was surprised about that too. I can do circles in the middle of the street in front of my house. Plenty of steering available.
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Post by macribs » Oct 04 2018 11:12am

The length of the board should make it stable as rails on higher speed?

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