So the more I run through my carvons trying to fix them the more I love their simplicity
I think that reproducing them with some subtle changes def could be a cool idea (not for selling rather just for myself and maybe someone could take the idea from there)
I have basic knowledge In cad but have a friend who could help me with it and also cnc parts
My idea was simply a cnc hanger
Use some 6374 motors like they did (they used 6364 sk8) then custom machine a can with a press fit piece for wheels and a piece to hold onto the hanger
I am definitely not going to be doing this alone and if I ever decide to actually do it then I think it could be a good idea
First of all what are your thoughts
- Yay dds
- Good idea but never happening
- Good idea but needs changes made
Also what changes would you like made
Also what is your ideal kv
- 40-60kv (6-8inch wheels)
- 70-90kv (large urethane torque geared)
- 90-100kv (urethane all around)
- 100-120kv (urethane speed geared)
Please keep comments constructive and positive
What ideas would you like to be seen in direct drives
110Kv is way too high. Especially with higher voltage ESCs on the horizon, a lower Kv is preferred.
But with TB DD existing, why?
Cause I find they still lack the torque and the price point is really high for a direct drive
Also pneumatics on a dd?
If you’re going to do it, make them 25Kv and useful for something the market cannot currently offer — 20S battery with dual Stormcore 100S direct drive to 200mm pneumatic
Otherwise just buy a @torqueboards direct drive and call it a day
There is no current dd which can run pneumatic wheels
For my first step I would like to see how they run
I am going to get 2 stators to fit my carvons and reterminate them as wye giving me a much lower kv and then make adaptors to run pneumatics
I will see form there how it goes
If they run well then I will make a complete new one of my own
Takes a lot of money to develop a product Goodluck
Not the way I do it
I am developing anything
Rather making a single prototype for myself
I have friends how have access to some good cnc equipment
And I am planning on running a system very similar to carvons with simple changes
If your making a prototype for yourself what’s the need for its own thread ?
@rey8801 I’m pretty sure you said this in the past - how many GBs ago
eh eh…all the projects start like that. Then some gets to a GB, others stop to the single piece for personal use. Reasons are varies. In my case most of the time they cost to much to make it affordable
Yeah I definitely don’t have th funds to make larger amounts
Really just love direct drives and hubs but haven’t found any really good ones out there except ones which cost way to much for me
not that I want to hit your dreams by any means but be aware that either you have access and ability to machines and know your stuffs, or make it one for you will cost you more than the most expensive drive out there, without take the time into consideration which for me was more an investment and challenge. That of course based on my experience.
Yeah totally get you
The truth is I have access to basic machinery and have access to people who know there stuff (not so much esk8 but with electronics and motors and cad etc…)
Time I have a lot of
I am not trying to break any records or make the ultimate direct drive rather just working out really basic stuff and making my current drive a whole lot better
if it’s modify your current one than ok. I thought you wanted to manufacture one from scratch.
So my plan is
Currently got carvon v4s (they use 6364 sk8 motors)
I will buy some more stators and Reterminate to get the wanted kv
Then I plan to make the connection to the hanger stronger and better to stop rattleing and movement
Add heat sink??
And then see how the drive
If all is good then make some improvements to the actual motors and switch to larger ones
Work it out slowly from there
Nah def modify mine first and see how that goes
Form there I will work it out
Thank you for the kind words
Hopefully can get this working
for sure. if you put effort into it, you will get something back for sure. It’s all about do the first step
Currently running my carvons on single drive 110kv while waiting for the other stator to come
I believe reterminate as wye gives you 1.7x less then delta?
If so I can get 150kv stators and reterminate ending up with 85kv