When I first got into DIY ESK8, I made a build with a Flipsky FSESC 6.6 that cost $179… That same chip is now on their page for ~$350, almost double that price. At the time the cost difference between the Flipsky and a true VESC was significant, and my budget was tight so I got it despite knowing some potential quality issues. (It later died on me around 600 miles but semi irrelevant)
Whats with the insane price increases… I mean now the price difference from flipsky to a true VESC is about $100 which is almost a no brainer considering the reliability and support for the project. Are vesc based controller prices increasing market wide or is this just a flipsky trend?
Alibaba still has the same ones for $180 but they are always “5 remaining” or some other small quantity that indicates it being leftover stock. Getting any from a distributor with “1000+ remaining” charges $300+ even in bulk. What gives?