Hello y’all! Been on this forum for a bit and thought it was about time to start posting and cataloging some of my builds. Also for some of the more experienced builders to point out deficiencies and potential time bombs
This is my third DIY build. I’ve selected some leftover components I’ve gathered over my other 2 builds (maybe I’ll go back and take some pictures of my other builds).
Deck is a Bustin Blemish Sportster. I bought it during their sale about a month ago.
It’s a great looking board and I love the shape and feel! To be honest, I’m not even sure I see the blemish haha. My main concern is how flexible the deck is. Great for absorbing shocks although problematic for mounting enclosures but I think I have a way around that while preserving the flex of the deck (more later on).
Using Elofty DDs bought from boundmotors.com during their sale. Here’s a link to existing threads about Elofty DDs:
The ones I received are 58kv and are slightly improved compared to existing elofty DDs out there as there’s a setscrew and glue holding the cans together. I will still be going over all the other threads with blue loctite. One thing I am unsure of is if these are the hardened version. Only time will tell however I don’t really plan on any rough riding with this setup.
My set came with kegel adapters but compared to my first adapters, these don’t have a lip for the inner bearings. I kind of liked having that inner bearing lip as it was one less moving component however the inner lip did prevent me from inserting in the wheel hubs flush against the DD.Ignore that raised pin. Cato Chen from BoundMotor quickly resolved that issue for me.
For metrics, I plan on using a DaVega X.
Below you can see the mounting plate of the DaVega X
Here’s my idea on getting around an enclosure and preserving the flex.
It’s a small waterproof box that’s big enough to contain the 2 X 6S 5000mAh batteries and MakerX dual V4. The only question now is mounting the box in the middle or on the rear.
Aesthetically, I think it looks better in the middle but practically, it may be better to mount in the rear. That ways, the cables are shorter and there’s a handle too
The issue with mounting in the rear is it looks a little too big and has potential for wheel bite. Alternatively, I may opt for a smaller case as there’s plenty of space inside. That ways, I don’t feel as goofy mounting it in the back.
Here’s another picture of how I’m adding lights to my build. I’m using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3YLCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I slightly miscalculated the length of the mount of the light and will probably reprint to have it not rest on the trucks and at a better angle.
That’s all for now! What’s left to do is some wiring of the batteries and balance leads. I’ll be back to post more updates