Hey guys, back again with another build. This one is getting me excited because i’ll be using some of the best parts out there.
This build is planned to be for track racing, a genre of esk8ing that has piqued my interest after having a session in our local group. Here’s a little more of what went down.
The board i used on the first session was the Hash, a lightweight pneumatic build. It works alright, but i feel i could make it better.
I did not want to mess with the already completed build, so i left it as is.
Now, onto the build! I named it the Sprint, figured it’ll be fitting for a board meant for track racing.
- Redember Bludgeon 44 by @jamie
- Haggyboard Kahua Trucks by @haggyboard.timo
- Avio MK1 Gear drive by @avX
- Trampa Superstars, widened with the Metroboard 155mm tyres by @Trampa
- Turnigy 192kv Dual 6374s
- 12s4p Molicel P42A battery pack
- Focbox Unity, might change in the future
- Bigben Bludgeon enclosure by @BigBen
Currently, i am thinking of making it a FWD, as i heard that it performs better on tracks. I’m not sure yet, i will try it out, and if it feels weird for me i’ll do rear.
Fitting a trampa wheel is something that is experimental, so i’m not sure if it will fit the Kahua truck well. I got Superstars and the conversion spacer for 8mm bearings, it should arrive sometime tomorrow. Also, Jeff came through and helped model this adapter to fit the MK1 gear drive.
Installing the motors, and setting up the gears. The SK3s i have are the sensorless ones, and i cut and extended the wires with 12AWG silicone wires.
Splooge retaining compound on the pinion
Set backlash, and grease everything up
Sleeved and soldered MR60s
Now for the fit, surprisingly not as much of a headache as i thought. There’s a bit of an interference so i’ll have to mess with it. Also, i did not have a genuine Superstar so i used a Sunmate hub, dimensions are relatively close and snaps into the adapter.
Then it was time to test the hub spacer. Big thanks to @Pedrodemio for the model.
Having the hubs stretched, gives the wheel a better contact patch to the ground, and on a track, grip is key.
That’s all i got for now! I will further update the thread when more parts come in.