So, for some time now I’ve been riding my first DIY board I’ve made about a year ago, that was similar to this one, except it is AT setup, 2x6374, 12s7p. And since day 1 occasionally I was wishing for a lower profile, lighter, non pneumatic deck that I will ride daily on the urban city asphalt roads, so during COVID19 excess of free time, I’ve decided to make one…
Deck - @hummieee deck ( I had one sitting on a shelf for over a year ) - Got_It
Enclosure - @BigBen single stack - Got_It
Battery - Molicell P42 - 12s3p - Got_It
BMS - SmartBMS - LTT Got_It
ESC - Spintend 75V/100A - Got_It
Remote - VX2 - Got_It
Motors - 2x Maytech 6374 - 170Kv - Got_It
Drive - @3DServisas Helical Mini Gear drive - Got_It
Trucks - 3D Servisas FatBoy 240 - Got_It
Wheels - @torqueboards TB 110 Arctic Blue - Got_It
Extras - @rpasichnyk Metr.Pro
First of all I would like to hear opinions of this 12s3p battery I’ve mentioned… I will be riding only thanes here, and I am not so heavy (79kg), any comments regarding sagging? I am in mostly flat area with not so many hills around me. The other option is 12s4p Samsung 30q, but i would prefer 21700 cells tbh.
Now to some pictures, deck should have enough space to fit all of above mentioned stuff according to 3d model, the cells will be a tight fit, but I will extend the hole if needed.
DieBieMS does take a lot of space, but I am so happy and pleased with it in my other board so far that I think I would regret not having it in this one, also I am confident using it both as charge/discharge BMS, handling my 9A charger with no issues.
And then the big headache… the ESC, what to do, please help me, Trampa or wait for Stormcore 60D to be released or something third (Flipsky stop)… I really prefer dual ESC over 2 singles, but on the other hand, if a side fails, you are better with 1 still working. So please chime in with your opinions.
Okay , to the actual building while I wait for the other parts to arrive.
I wanted a custom designed deck, so after a fair amount of revisions and renders I came up with this design:
Printed it out on a canvas
Sanded the deck before painting it white to get a better colour as a base before applying canvas
Made it white
First layer of epoxy
Removed the excess material, applied a few more layers of epoxy, and now waiting for grit to arrive. Huge shoutout to @BigBen for forwarding the packages to me. You are a lifesaver.
So, whats next? 3DServisas stuff is at the customs so I hope I’ll receive it in a few days… Still have some doubts about clearances, but I hope for the best, I will order cells in a few days as well.
Things pending to resolve:
- Charging port location
- Lights - Shredlights or somethin similar
Thats it for now, I’ll update as things arrive and being assembled.
*** Update 1 - Battery & TailLight***
*** Update 2 - Glass Frit***
*** Update 3 - uBox - Switch Adapter***
*** Update 4 - Cable management, final assembly***