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Simple Renders of the New Drive
Wheels - AIO Wheel Adapter
MBS Rockstar Pattern
Trampa Superstar Pattern
SR RKP AND TKP
MBS Matrix 2
Boardnamics Precision Hangers
More to come - Hypertrucks, Kahuas.
|Extra Set of Pinions||£30 (far cheaper than the competition)|
|Extra Set of Clamps*||£35|
*Except for certain trucks suchas the Hypertrucks from Lacroix
**Around 100 grams of grease (enough for 3-4 drives). Comes in a tub and comes with a spatula,gloves,and wet wipes.
- 2x POM Wheel Gear
- 2x Carbon Steel Pinions
- 2x 3K Twill Matte Carbon Fiber Gearbox Lid
- 2x 6061 Aluminium Gearbox Case
- 2x Wheel Plate
- 2x Truck Clamp
- 2x V 65A V Ring
- 2x grease motor cover
- Boring list of bolts and bearings
Quick Info about Beta Feedback
10 testers selected. 6/10 testers riding. 14 sets of drives in total.
Trucks used - MBS Matrix 2 , Surf Rodz RKP , Surf Rodz TKP , Trampa Infinity
Wheels used - Sixshooters , Bergmeisters , MBS Rockstar 2, Trampa Superstars
All ratios used
|Minor Changes||Notable Changes|
|Weight saving - gear drive will be 100 grams lighter due to a slimmer case, clamps and wheel adaptor.||Motor Bolts - Changes to the motor bolt placements to make sure that all 4 motor bolts can be used on all setups with ease|
|Aesthetic improvements - all parts will anodized and sandblasted for a flawless finish, and the aluminium gearbox case will look sexier||Pinions - 10t,11t,12t,14t pinions will all have a keyway. 9t will have grub screws instead of a keyway. Removed flanges for all pinions|
|Gear box case - Uses slots instead of fixed angle positions. Changed grease port positions. Extra 2 bolts for drive lid. Better sealing||Zero 3d printed parts - previously a 3d printed gearbox cover was used. This has now been replaced with 3k twill matte carbon fibre lid|
|-||Sealing - grease cover for the motor is now provided, to protect open motors from grease and prevent any unwanted gunk inside the gearbox. Now uses a v65a v-ring to ensure optimum sealing for the wheel gear, design has changed as result|
|-||Improved clamp designs - will no longer need spacers inside the gear drive for Surf Rodz setups. Improved bearing seat on wheel gear and clamps|
Few Pictures and Videos - these guys have great builds
3.67 Gear Ratio
Surf Rodz RKP
@mikenyc’s Bowery Surf Adjustable Baseplates
3.67 Gear Ratio
Surf Rodz TKP
@Andy87 's Trampa Board
4.4 Gear Ratio
Trampa Infinity and Superstars
Boring History Lessons
Design History and Beta Testing
I first started to design this drive around November of last year with @Andy87’s help this was a struggle since at the time I did not own or have access to a 3D Printer.
I had a prototype for @mmaner around January/February of this year. The drive showed good signs but it was definitely too early to draw any conclusions since not a lot of money was spent on custom parts. It was much more a mcgyver job.
This is esk8 and people have lives and are busy, so I carefully chose 10 people to test this drive with the intention of getting great feedback. I selected the Beta testers in late April, started production in early May, and shipped the drives to Beta Testers in early July.
I have now spent time making changes based on their feedback. Even though some testers haven’t gotten around to building I have been able to get enough information to make the changes that are required. Since most issues are derived from installation