Designed to press my 36" deck. Custom deck build for esk8: Maple, Fibreglass, balsa technology
Made of a load of 2x6 and 2 pieces of 2x4.
… and two of these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Big-Red-2-Ton-Bottle-Jack-T90203/100594344
The rib mold is made of wood, not MDF like in the rendering.
Thoughts? Open to suggestions
Hey my dudes, I know that @psychotiller had tried making clear enclosures with acrylic at one time. From what I’ve read acrylic is a huge pain. Bubbles and heat tempering.
I’m at a point that I want to continue to use my cindrich for my board because there’s just nothing else like it. Yet I don’t want to give up the sweet looks by putting some nasty black thing on it.
Has anyone really delved into trying with PETG yet? Or is it a fools errand and should I just put some nasty black thing on it?
It’s seems like forever that these bad boys have been unavailable but I finally managed to get my hands on some of them and they are now in stock, but I don’t think they will last long…
I also have ABEC11 97mm Flywheels in stock too
I have a VESC 4.12 from Miami Electric Boards however I’m having some issues. I tried updating the firmware according to the VESC Tool and it loaded but crashed at the end and now when I power up it gives me a solid yellow led and won’t connect to the tool via usb. I thought maybe I needed to flash the bootloader but the pin layout is different than the other Vesc’s so I’m not sure which conncetions I need to make. If someone can tell me which pins to use and the wiring configuration it’d be appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
I have for sale, 2 of these boards. These are everywhere on eBay I think. Both are used but in near-mint condition. I’ve just ridden them around my hood to get to the gym or get to the market nearby.
I’ll add the specs later but it should be everywhere it has a 18650 7s1p battery and the generic nano remote.
I‘d say for everyone below 80kg it’s a fun ride to get around nearby or using as a last mile vehicle. Just what you’d expect at this price range. Voltage sag is acceptable but it won’t handle hills unless you are <60kg. Very compact and lightweight.
Both are in working condition except for one board on which the led light on the button is not working anymore. But it still beeps when turning on. So no biggie.
Prefer EU buyers, paypal available. I’m ready to split shipping fees.
85€ for the one with fully intact one.
80€ for the one with the not functioning LED.
2,2 AH Battery
Around 15 km/h depending on Weight
400w Hub motor
It says 10km range. If an infant would be riding it. More like 5km tops.
Wheels are 70mm and board should be 30" ( ca. 70cm) length.
Weight is 3.2kg.
so I have two APS 6374 for sale. I bought them less than a month ago, I am willing to provide the details (invoice) to the buyer since the motors are still covered by warranty by APS.
There is a mistake on their site, the mounting holes are not only 30mm apart but also 44mm
These are the motors I bought and then added hall sensors to them, you can see their performance in the video below. They work in BLDC and FOC with no problems.
The motors have been used for 3 weeks so they are almost brand new.
I was using them with 18 tooth pulleys so I am willing to sell those too if you are interested. Or I could even get machined pulleys of your choice locally and send you those, that could be arranged.
The price for these is 85€ per piece.
If you are interested in the reason why I am selling these: I sold the board that you see in the video but with different motors so now I have these with no use, paperweight.
We now have some new products in stock, including Belt Drive Kits, Off Road Kit, cheap FOC ESCs, Motor Protection Cases, foot bindings, Bestech BMS etc…
In celebration you can now enjoy a big discount on our custom enclosure:
The enclosure is not great for decks with flex, due to the narrow flange, where the screw holes are located. The enclosure is great and sturdy as long as it is used on stiff decks (not dicks, but decks!)
Motor wires on deck: Litz Wire 2160x0.071 mm - Dimension 6,3 x 3,4 mm + Thermo-shrinkable tube (AWG is overkill but I have them for free)
Downhill custom Deck: Maple Plys: 8 Formica Layer Top and Bottom
I’d like to hide the cables on deck as many here have already done.
Does the picture make any sense?
In particular I’m worried about the holes being to close to each other.
Can anyone in the uk/ Europe replace drv chips?
I have a VESC I need repaired urgently!
A student I’m working with has built a board, using a keda 190kv motor, scram board VESC and 12s battery. Following the same pattern that both my boards run without issues.
The board has fried 2 vescs! In both instances it bench tested fine and then at slow speed on first run the VESC died… the settings on the VESC are correct as far as I can tell (same as my boards)
The Drv chip has scorching on the top face…
what’s going on?!?
So I’ve seen a bunch of information on how to build a @MasterCho GT2B mod, but I cant figure out where I can buy one? I have a GT2B and I think I saw something on ebay that looked similar, but I didn’t know if there was an official place I could order one.
Thanks to all the information on this forum I have succesfully built my own custom battery for Bamboo GT. I used VTC6 cells in a 10s5p config making a 15ah battery. I lengthened the case and stacked the BMS on the VESC to make room.
It rides great with no voltage sag and double the range…BUT I CANT PUSH THE MOTORS PAST ABOUT 45 AMPS (ie no hills!), when i do the BMS B0 balance wire melts and the board shuts down. The B0 sense/balance wire is the one the goes to the negative end of my first battery pack in parellel. I have replaced the B0 wire a few times now but every time i push the motor hard (up steep hills etc) the same thing happens, the wire melts and the board shuts down.
Any thoughts from the forum on how to fix this melting B0 wire issue?
I dont think this makes sense, but is my battery “too powerful” ? Another strange observation I have made is that on a second Evolve GT I have that I took apart I noticed that the B0 sense wire is actually cut (by the factory) and only the 10 remaining B1-B10 wires are used…I have tried just not connecting the B0 wire on my build but the board will not turn on unless I also use this wire. Very strange that from the factory Evolve has some GT boards that require 11 balance wires to be used and then some that only 10 are used.
Thanks so much for everyones input, I am also including a few pics of my build for viewing pleasure.
Hi everyone, I’m looking to build a dual set up for my first Esk8 build. I was thinking of going with a single drive but i live in an area where hills are plenty, so i figured more torque on the board will be best. I have two normal longboards, a mini cruiser and an electric board from a kickstarter, Leafboard. So i guess you can say i have ‘some’ experience on boards and such. However, i am a huge doofus when it comes to the electronic parts.
And having electronics explode are my worst fears. Hence i wrote this post to ask for advice and opinions.
Here’s some pics of my board. My set up is,
Bones Reds Ceramic
Earthwing Cruiser 32"
Caliber 44 Trucks
And here are the electronic parts that i plan to buy, not too sure if these parts are suitable for a dual set up, do advise me otherwise!
QTY 2, Kegel pulley kit https://diyelectricskateboard.com/products/36t-kegel-pulley-combo-kit
QTY 2, Motor mount 63mm https://diyelectricskateboard.com/products/single-bolt-on-motor-mount-set-only-black
QTY 1, TorqueBoards 2.4GHZ Nano Remote Controller https://diyelectricskateboard.com/collections/electric-skateboard-starter-collection/products/torqueboards-2-4ghz-nano-remote-controller
QTY 1, On/off switch https://diyelectricskateboard.com/collections/bestsellers/products/on-off-power-switch-electric-skateboard
QTY 2, Torque VESC https://diyelectricskateboard.com/collections/electric-skateboard-starter-collection/products/torque-esc-vesc-bldc-electronic-speed-controller
QTY 2, Motor 6355 190 KV https://diyelectricskateboard.com/collections/electric-skateboard-motors/products/electric-skateboard-motor-6355-190kv
QTY 1, Male to Male Servo Connector, https://diyelectricskateboard.com/products/male-to-male-servo-connector
QTY 1, Dual VESC XT90 Parallel Connector https://diyelectricskateboard.com/products/dual-vesc-xt90-parallel-connector
QTY 1, VESC Can Bus Connector https://diyelectricskateboard.com/products/vesc-can-bus-connector
QTY 1, Battery Percentage indicator https://www.mboards.co/collections/diy-electric-skateboard-parts/products/battery-percentage-indicator
As for the battery, i’m not too sure which to go for, but my goal is to have a good amount of range, and for the battery to be relatively flat, not too bulky. Still deciding… https://diyelectricskateboard.com/collections/electric-skateboard-battery-pack
As for the enclosure, i plan to get it last after setting up everything and then calculate how big should the enclosure be.
Hopefully i didn’t miss anything out. These are the items i plan to buy. Do let me know if there are any items that i should add on or change.
I’m not very good at this sort of thing, but i’m willing to learn! Thank you for reading!
I build custom fibreglass enslocures.
-3-4 layers of fibreglass
-they are waterproof
-I can paint them to any color you like
You would probbably need to wait about 1 week for me to make it
Location: Osijek, Croatia (Europe)
1 enclosure -> 30e + shipping (about 10-15e to EU)
-half when I start and half when I ship it
What I’ve purchased so far…)
Enertion vescx(X2) 5.5 longhairedboy.com
Battery-> 10s5p 30q (xt90) has a bms n lcd display included with 5a fast charger http://chibatterysystems.com/shop/10s2p-37v-5ah-samsung-25r-e-board-pack-9wsfb-zxt92
Pulley kits 15/36t 15mm belt from-> @johnny_261
Shredlights> combo pack https://shredlights.com/collections/standard/products/copy-of-light-combo-pack-water-resistant
I $till need all the finishing touches. Suggestions (links)
… Cords adapters connectors confuse me
Hope all these parts are compatible. Thankyou for your time.
I wanted to ask why gears are not common at all in the esk8 community? The main drawbacks would be noise and lubrication, but other than that, why are belts used more than gears? Mechanically, wouldn’t braking be much more effective? You wouldn’t need to worry about skipping teeth on the pulleys either. You can also make the gearbox far more compact than a belt and pulley. Also don’t need to worry about belt tension. Using Alloy 910 nylon filament, you could also probably print the gears even.
So why aren’t gears more prevalent?
I was looking for cheap, non Tupperware enclosure solutions, and I stumbled upon the Mboards website, where I found this https://www.mboards.co/collections/diy-electric-skateboard-parts/products/battery-esc-enclosure.
-Has anyone used this enclosure?
-Is the site legit?
Im 16 and in need of a way to get to school faster, i have chose to go with two motors because the way to school is all up hill for about two miles. i have put together a parts list and want to make sure every thing will work and im not wasting my money on something that does not work. i am trying to keep the budget under 600 i just want to know if it is all compatible thanks in advance!
i have a old long board im using but i will order larger trucks and wheels
batteries X2 (in parallel)
Motor mount kit X2
So what Motor mount design is the dominant one right now.
I see all kinds of different ones what do you use and why?
What kind of mounts would you like to made available for cheap?
My Esc’s are nearing completion so I want to tackle the next part or DIY long boards that I see as overpriced.
Would you like to see good Motor mounts for a decent price on amazon or do you like us keeping to ourselves?
a couple month ago i bought a electric “Monopatin” (i don’t know how it’s this called on english, maybe “scooter”) it’s a quite simple build that uses 2 acid/pb bateries on series (24v) which 9ah provides me a maximum of 8km of autonomy and 20 km/h at his top speed
on the mecanic side, this have a 16t sprocket on the motor and a 90t sprocket on the wheel side; a clamp brake on the front and a drum brake on the rear…
on the electric side i can recognice a battery metter, the on/off swtich, the throttle, the batteries and finally the motor (i dont know if this is brushed or brushrless, but it have 3 wires i’t don’t have any label on it)… this does not have any more smart circuitry, any relay board, nothing more… the battery charger is an external one
i want to improve this machine, on the first aproach i want to add a seccond pair of pb batteries to toggle bettween the first ones by a switch (it’s the things that i have on hand) to try to get a 15km of distance
but also i have some ideas to put a lipo pack on it to archieve the distance goal, but i don’t want to know wich one can provide me the enought autonomy to buy it… i was thinking on two “Turnigy Graphene 6000mAh 6S 65C” with this change i can get a few kilos less of weigth
i have also a maytech vesc and a brh5065 200kv brushless motor that i want to put on this, to get some “smartness” and eficienncy i guess… xD
wich are your opinions about my ideas? it’s posible?
Thanks in advance for any answer
Hey ladies and gents!
I finally have all my parts and had some questions regarding the BLDC settings & numbers.
What should I have my Motor max, motor min, batt max, batt min, and absolute max set to? I’ll be using this board to commute to work 5 days a week. So reliability is KING!
Thanks in advance for any advice & tips!
title says it all… thanks
Please let me know if you’ve encountered VESC rebooting during your ride! It’s incredibly hard to diagnose an issue when your fault codes get wiped by a VESC reboot.
I currently ride in FOC with a 10s4p 30Q battery connected via a 14 awg parallel connector. The battery wire is 12 awg and runs about 3 inches. The parallel connector runs another 3-4 inches and the 10 AWG VESC connector adds another 2-3 inches. All in all that’s about 8-9 inches.
I’m curious to know if either 1.) The length of the connection or 2.) the size of the parallel connector (14awg) is causes these reboots on my VESC. The reboots only happen after I hit a large hole/dip/obstacle that causes a large vibration on the board.
Hey guys, so I have a couple questions regarding my first build. 1. I plan on getting a good VESC, will there be any parts (Battery, motor) that wont be compatible with that? In other words, what should I look out for when trying to piece together the pulley, VESC, motor and batteries. 2. I weigh 225 lbs, 6’.0". Will a single motor pull me fine? Sorry for the noob questions and I would really appreciate any help at all, feel free to link parts to me or even a build you’d like me to check out, thank you.
I need to buy some more, but I forgot if it was M4 or M3. im using sk3 63 motors
Located: Sydney, Australia.
Postage: Prefer postage in Australia, but international is possible. If you let me know where you are I can calculate postage. (Roughly $50AUD to US, EU)
Price: As most people here know the raptor 1 was fairly limited production board and most decks were thrashed. I haven’t got a set price as I am not sure what people are willing to pay. Offers welcome.
Selling my loved Raptor 1 deck. It’s been displayed in my room on my wall for too long. Someone should be shredding on this great deck. After about 200km I moved all of my raptor parts onto a shorter carbon fibre deck as the raptor 1 deck was too long for a commuter board. Board is in great condition. It has the tail guard so that has protected the tail. Comes with 2nd gen lid, so no connection issues. I have the handles, just didn’t take the photos with them attached.
This was one of the first raptors to be delivered so it had some issues with the grip tape adhesion. I still have the grip tape rolled up but I re-griped it a week or so into getting my board.
I have resprayed the deck with a matte finish rather than the gloss. I always like my carbon fibre matt finished. If you want to buy the board but want it in a gloss finish then let me know. I can for a small amount re wet sand the board and reseal with a gloss finish. BUTTT the matte finish does look totally killer.
My APS 6364 seems to have died, the 3 phase wires are shorting somewhere within the can occasionally on acceleration. So I’ve ordered a new motor off HobbyKing, but I’ve just realised I need a 8mm bore pulley for the new motor.
Anyone in UK got one spare I can take off their hands? Need it by Friday preferably so I can make it to Critical Mass London.
I have found these Pneumatic wheels on Taobao, i think they are fine since Alienpowersystems sells the same set just many times more expensive.
But i am looking for some 6 Inch Pneumatic wheels can someone help me? I will not be using them for heavy forrest driving just regular paved roads and occasionally offroad.
The best wheels for me is the ones that still can fit a normal 180mm longboard truck, It work well for me since i have some good trucks with 3d printed mounts and pulleys.
I stumbled across a new site that someone linked to me to: https://kvboards.com
Anyone ever heard of KV Electric Boards? This is the first time I’ve seen them, and they seem to only carry Maytech or Diyeboard components for sale, except at prices marked up at about 20% from everywhere else.
What caught my eye is if you look around the site, they are advertising with pictures of high quality products that they don’t even sell. For example I saw pictures of motor mounts I know are made and sold by forum members and a picture of a belt drive assembly kit that literally has @torqueboards branding on it.
Anyone have any idea who is running this site? I would avoid it, it gives off a sketchy vibe with the marked up prices and its use of other people’s pictures.
Various bits for sale from eskating website as I’ve started another project.
All purchased September and had less than 50 miles use.
Maytech vesc £70
Caliber trucks. £40
One of the hangers has been filed down to accomodate the kegel wheel pulley.
Carbon fibre/ aluminium motor mount £30
Eskating water resistant sealed and sensored 6355 190 kv motor £70
7s3p battery w enclosure/ display/charger etc. £140
36T wheel pulley for Kegels w bolts £12
36T wheel pulley for abec with bolts £12
Steel HTD5M 15 teeth 15mm Motor pulley w 8mm bore £5
Steel HTD5M 18 teeth 15mm Motor pulley w 8mm bore £6
enertion 12m pulley £5
2x HTD5M 265 belts £5 each
1x HTD5M 270 belt £5
80mm 83a kegel wheels with abec bearings. (nearly new) £40
Hand remote inc receiver £30