Started this build nearly a Year ago, the Goal was to create a Long-Ranged E-MTB for daylie (ab)use.
It all begann with my Evolve GTX 2 years ago.
I pack my experience from Work, Snowboarding and Skating in a big Jar and mix it up with hours of hours watching @Lee_Wright , @rich , @NoWind and other Channels on Youtube / searching the WWW and asking Friends/Family for advises.
The result was this first setup:
- Deck: Trampa Bigboy
- Trucks: Trampa Infinity Precision Trucks
- Binding: Trampa Ratched with Heel Straps
- Wheels / Tyres: E-Toxx Offset Hubs / 9’’ Mudplugger
- Drivetrain: E-Toxx APS 80mm Helical-Geardrive (1/5)
- Motors: 2x APS 8072S 165Kv
- Esc: 2x Flipsky 200A Hi-Current Esc
- Remote: Flipsky Vx1
- Batterie: 2x 6S2p Swaytronic 32’000mAh Li-Po
- Batterie Enclosure: USWE Protector 15 Backpack
First Parts arrived:
After a long Time the Motors showed up:
I’ve Battle Harden first the Motors on the GTX first to get use to it before i’ve done the APS ones.
(Thank’s to @Lee_Wright 's Video was it easy going )
(newer Picture when i changed the Sensor Cables to Superflex and Repinned all Connectors)
Finally recieved the Flipsky Order and started immediately to make them as i want them:
custom Heatsink and Optimised Wiring/Connectors:
Made a Custom Box to fit them
Tight fit and messy AF :
Feeding Time for the Batteries:
First Test on the Bench showed a DRV Fail from one ESC. Orderet a new one, arrived 2 Months later
After this mess i’ve done the work again on the new one and Voilà… IT’S ALIVE!!
Next Day i got myself geared up in motorcycle Cloths and went for a Testdrive… after 2.5km (1.5miles) the “Old” ESC shorted, kill the reciever from the VX1 and i had to walk at Home at ca.25C (77f) in full Motorcycle Gear.
Back at Home i ordered two VESC6 MKV from Trampa (incl. a Wand)
At the evening the next Day my Front- DKP snapped on my GTX, leave me with a Cracked Skull and a destroyed
Backpack (Thank god it didnt happend with the Batteries in it)
Switched to a Point 65N Backpack for my own Safety (and the Li-Pos)
Cured my Head, set the new Vesc’s up an did a short Testride:
IT was GREAT!!!
VESC Settings at 80A each
The Board responds sharp as Hell and accelerate like a Jet (Ok i was more used to my GTX )
I drove like this daylie to Work and to different Places on the Weekend (total of nearly 2’000km/1’242miles), had to walk once after a 65km/40.3miles(2x 2h) Ride and a ripped of Sensor Cable (on the half way trough i recognise it)
On Easter this Year i was ready for more and set the Vescs to 100A, abused the shit out of it and crashed at +50kmh (+30mph) on tarmac, ripped of my Moto Jacked, my Visor on the Helmet off and Crack’d my Backpack/ got a few scratches
Since then i’ve installed a Batterie Box on the Board, repared my Wand, Changed Hall Cables to superflex, added a Fluid Damper on the Front and changed my Safetygear:
New Helmet is on his way
Future Plans are:
- VESC Enclosure from E-Toxx (arrived this Week)
- APS 80100 (since i’ve got nearly 80C (176f) after 30min (ab)use on the Motors
- Better Cable Management (QS8, Cable sleeves etc.)
- MBS F5 Bindings
Thanks a lot @NoWind for making absolute f’king great stuff and outstanding support, @Lee_Wright for saving me from to many mistakes, @Esk8freaktal for supporting me with suggestions since the beginning and leading my first steps into the Esk8 world,@rich for beeing an absolute motivation (sorry but jumping with nearly +25kg(+55lbs) is really hard), and my Bud’s who aren’t on the Forum for keeping me up an supporting me.
If you make it to the End:
THANK YOU FOR READING!!
Stay Safe and have Fun doing what you like!