Bit of backstory:
I slightly cannibalized my dying direct drive board for it’s esc’s a while back for my mountainboard. Since then my speedy board has fallen to decay and have not went zoom zoom on urethane. I miss the whole getup, minus the vibrations but that’s not a deal breaker!
Small wide wheels were the first idea I had. (among other things) and that would be small wide wheels. I experimented with Caguamas and Abec11 97’s on my previous board but had complications with the whole direct drive aspect and mounting plates. I found the wider Cag’s were grippier and smoother out road noise you feel. Thanks @Skunk stay blessed
I originally wanted to start with the deck I had before. It really needed some love and I considered sending it in for some skin, but Found something interesting later on while watching the days go by. Another day; another dollar the boss says. You can clearly see a 200mm hanger is too wide for these wheels. something had to be done about that.
And there was! This is a 150mm RKP Surf Rodz hanger. One thing I don’t like is it’s all chamfered vs the squared 200mm versions like my front hanger. I had to rethink the mount options and thankfully @akhlut had some extra axle mounts on order.
Here is that tangent I stumbled upon while thinking about decks. Bev anounced he had some haya’s from the V3 batch with glue on each side of the plys to hopefully prevent cracking like on the v2’s. This is #07. I had to rethink my battery since I thought I was going to re-use the TB 12s4p but that’s double stack and obviously won’t fit.
Just gauging wheelbase options and clearance in the front.
Time to work on the lid. It has some scratches and I needed to rough it up for frit so I sanded from 800 to I think 3000. That pic is the 800 grit job vs the before.
Speaking of frit…
The axle mounts got got here! Ignore my use of literally all the 10mm shims I had lying around cuz I’m out of spacers.
Boxes of Foc
Today I worked on phase wires. Going to epoxy them down in place and stick the esc’s down to keep the wires in place.
More to come over the coming weeks.