This is a nomad post from the old forum. But the progresses of my project have been so erratic and slow that I have to adapt to Esk8 weblife.
At least, it gives me the opportunity to initiate it in the right chapter, Esk8 mechanic and not Esk8 built, first as it is not really electric so far and, moreover, as it’s its main objective/interest…
To explain my project, I have to confess that in a previous life, I have developped a leaning wheel design and produced (sort of) mountainboards, mainly for powerkiting, under the Flexboardz brand and (sort of) 3 wheels electric scooters named FlexScoot (with Ebike components). It was before the boardriding world collapsed, in the post 2007 crisis era.
The short video below summarize the story. Other vidéos on the Flexboardz youtube page will give more details.
So, one year ago, I dug some of my old protos out of the garage to mix them and adapt the result to the RC powered Esk8 needs.
The main objectives of this project were to benefit from the exisiting swing arms/motormount (with a bit of modifications) and existing battery case/hollow deck (with a bit of modifications). I thought that with a clean gear transmission, it could make a nice board, with well integrated E-stuff.
So I took a bit of foam and resin and made a new Flex deck, surfer style (low tech garage), installed old proto parts on it, was happy with the result and planned to order modified arm/mounts and electric components soon…