Well, I probably should’ve started this off earlier, but hindsight is indeed 20/20. Let’s start with the current parts list
- MBS comp 95 pre built (I was lucky enough to find one locally for $90 used)
- boardnamics MBS matrix 2 mounts
- 6374 Ownboard Zeus pro motors
- Laquaw stormcore 60D
- 12s1p 12AH 12C turnigy lipo (2 6S in series)
- F5 bindings
- Seahorse (pelican knockoff) and husky enclosures for battery and vesc respectively
- Metr pro telemetry
- Was Spectrum DX4C transmitter and receiver, now Hoyt puck
where this board got it's name
I found a post on Reddit about a free Emtb build in my area, didn’t look to be working, didn’t look to be high quality, but it was a mountainboard and it was free.
This board just to so happened to be the same one that skate metric, a local eskate YouTuber had built as a tutorial long ago. All it needed was belts, XT connectors, and an antispark and I got it running… For a while.
Shortly after getting it running I ended up blowing up one of the APS 63100 motors I had on the board so I replaced those with a set of 6374 Ownboard motors courtesy of @Ac53n
Now with the new motors something was behaving differently in my vesc and after a few weeks of trying to figure it out to no avail, I ended up grabbing a couple new flipsky single vescs during BKB’s warehouse sale. I finally got those vescs connected up and got everything running again! Till I turned it off and somehow blew the antispark circuit while turning it off. (This seems fixable but it would require soldering on the PCB itself which is something I’m not confident enough to do)
So now another vesc, this time I didn’t want to blow it up and buy another one so I finally opted for a stormcore, when I finally got my stormcore (shipping was a pain) I plugged everything in and started the vesctool setup process, and then noticed I plugged in my receiver wrong and melted a bit of that (still seemingly works but I’m not plugging anything sub par into my 4th ESC for this board lmao) so I switched to an RC transmitter (I have a puck on the way) and receiver that I had laying around and actually plugged it in the right way this time and finally, my mountainboard works!
Tldr: LaCroix+boardnamics+MBS+all the BS I had to deal with to get it working
And of course, what we all came here to see, the pictures!
This is what I still have left to do in order of priority:
1.Keyways+clean up motor wiring, open to suggestions
2. 12S7P P42A battery+enclosure from @A13XR3 should be on the way shortly
3. Riptide bushing adapter for the matrix 2s so I can run them softer.
And that’s about everything, this is my first build thread so I’m open to any input on how to improve things.
got the metr entirely functioning (have yet to mount the antenna) as well as adding a Hoyt puck for control, I have a BKB voyager around that I need to do some soldering on but I might try that as well just because it’s laying around and I never got to trying it out.
Small update part 2 electric boogaloo
got some 8ga flexible silicon wire (high strand count pure copper) for the extension from battery to VESC, I’m in the process of soldering it up but I had to stop midway to pickup my girlfriend from work, I also drilled a hole for the metr antenna to be mounted.
My @tomiboi wide hubs came in and holy shit, I haven’t even ridden on them at all but they look so good.
PXL_20221102_195520537.dng (12.4 MB)
Finally got a few things in the mail that have cleaned everything up quite a bit
1: metal baseplates, the plastic ones suck
2: Flipsky motors with proper sensors, still waiting on keyways.
3: This absolutely gorgeous enclosure made by @IDEA thanks to his fantastic machining work my build finally looks like a real board!
I also removed the bindings for the mean time to allow my girlfriend to ride it as I’m goofy and she’s regular.