Straight from the kind heart of @Ryan_D
who actually make this really great analysis of the build quality overall.
also make this very good riding tutorial
He treated it nicely for the time the piece of crap was still working. Center wheels look fresh and overall ok condition.
First step was to remove the plastic cover over the heatsink. They are in a terrible spot and not enough room for a ratcheting socket wrench.
Solution was pliers because I don’t have a normal wrench that small, and fuck adjustable wrenches.
This is a sign of a super high quality product that they totally cared about making reliable and not just cutting corners and dollars
Speaking of cutting corners. These bullets are run through a sharp hole in carbon fiber (I have seen something like this fry a VESC)
due to it coming partially disassembled from Ryan I don’t know if this was protected before but for some reason I doubt it.
so here it sits
My current plan is to not use that cool heatsink and instead put the VESCs below the deck and the battery above. Given the size of battery I want to make this is really the only option.
In the future I would like to get rid of the middle section of the bottom case and put it all above the deck so I can do board slides on rails and crap, as well as being able to actually waterproof it.
I also want to make a custom motor+wheel mount for the slip ring casters with much moar powa and better wheels. As you can see in the picture those parts bolt on so it will be trivial to design and make two plates that let me accomplish this.
To get it working for now I have to make a battery of 7-8S, throw it all on there and hopefully the VESCs do a good job running through the slip rings.
Thanks for checking it out so far.