I have no idea what to call this “DIY” project so here is “Electric Baguette”…
About me :
French IT engineer, broke my femoral neck in half earlier this year but my previous board was fine and sold it to finance this project.
I’m trying to order within the EU to avoid taxes. Unfortunately this is not always possible. Slick Revolution (UK) will be the main provider for the parts used, also there are discounts codes available and free shipping.
Comments about the build :
While making this build I had for objective range and a somewhat light longboard. I’m not a heavy guy so this setup should give me at least 20 real kilometers range.
Speed will not exceed 25 km/h as it’s the maximum allowed in France since September. I don’t really care about speed I prefer slow cruising anyway.
I did a bit of cardboard prototyping since I won’t finish this build until January at the minimum and wanted to see if everything would fit together. Also that was fun so I will share the result for you guys to laugh at. Everything is pretty much at 1:1 size except for wheels that have the correct diameter but not the good width.
Parts for the build :
Note : this parts list does not include tools and various hardware required like screws, gaskets…
Yes, but I believe the law requires it to be impossible due to hardware, not software. How will they enforce that, I don’t know, so it probably doesn’t matter. But I recommend the lower kv versions for 120mm wheels anyway
The law in France is not clear unfortunately, it says that the electric vehicle should not exceed 25km/h and that speed modes on a remote are not a valid speed restriction. I guess that a firmware based limitation and no way to actually remove that limitation when riding should be okay but that’s just my interpretation. Does lower kv help with torque or anything else for bigger wheels ?
I agree with you, the flexible battery case is great but the battery itself is priced too high. I’m not able to make those batteries unfortunately, maybe if I get the enclosure I could order a cheaper battery from someone here?
I could get the battery enclosure only for 30 pounds on their website.
I understand your point, for exemple a 400£ deck is not cheap. I know I could get something cheaper, but that deck is perfect for me in term of weight, size but also style. @Sn4Pz had a good argument because the battery is something that could be optimized in price. However, you won’t find that exact deck cheaper and that’s the deck I want. The price will delay the time before I ride again, but that’s not the best season anyway.
Yes it’s applicable since October to be precise. The July part is about more restrictions like mandatory lights and the likes on the vehicle. But it seems it’s already applicable for speed from what I saw on the gov websites.
FR : Oui il semblerait depuis octobre plus précisement. Je crois que la partie supplémentaire en juillet c’est pour les lumières obligatoires etc. Mais il y a eu le décrit publié au journal officiel le 29 octobre donc ça devrait déjà être le cas.
Are you sure you want to go 8s? If you are doing carbon fibre deck, you don’t really need their flexible enclosure, which should open you to a lot more options (10s/12s)
I doubt the police can enforce the speed limits anyways haha