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by PracticalProjects
Jul 06, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: "Mini" Longboard - Little Board
Replies: 39
Views: 6011

Re: "Mini" Longboard - Little Board

Looks like it might be cool but I think it may be rather interesting to try and ride
by PracticalProjects
Jul 06, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Vacuum Forming Set up -Cheap-
Replies: 50
Views: 8487

Re: Vacuum Forming Set up -Cheap-

Nice, the battery boxes turned out great!
by PracticalProjects
Jun 10, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Will these parts zoom, crawl, or go bang!
Replies: 36
Views: 1767

Re: Will these parts zoom, crawl, or go bang!

I would go with the 3mm grub screw, at first I ordered an m2 and its quite easy to bend a hex key that size, you can get a bit more purchase on the m3 grub screw
by PracticalProjects
Jun 08, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Will these parts zoom, crawl, or go bang!
Replies: 36
Views: 1767

Re: Will these parts zoom, crawl, or go bang!

Hello, welcome to the forum, My advice would be that if you are new to this to stick with the most commonly used parts on the forum as this is what people have experience with. I think that motor could work, high torque is good yes but I'd be surprised if anyone on here has used one for an electric ...
by PracticalProjects
May 25, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Need some input....
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Need some input....

I would think twice about the APS ESCs. http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=67998&p=1024965&hilit=alien#p1024965. I have a box of about 20-30 of these and they are all garbage. If you've been around for a while everyone knows these aren't that reliable.[/b][/color][/quote] Really? ...
by PracticalProjects
May 24, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Need some input....
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Need some input....

Those motors are great, they should be sufficient. I can recommend you have a look at alienpowersystem and aliendrivesystems. They are great if you are unsure on some parts. Both guys are very helpful and I found the esc and motor mounts I got from there to be very good quality :)
by PracticalProjects
May 19, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: motor touches the bottom of the board
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: motor touches the bottom of the board

I had a similar problem, as torqueboards says though the only ways to fix that are getting a new board or risers. Maybe you could try adjusting the angle of the trucks a bit too?
by PracticalProjects
Apr 25, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: My diy electric longboard so far, parts list sk3 213kv
Replies: 53
Views: 13442

Re: My diy electric longboard so far, parts list sk3 213kv

Thanks a lot! Yeah that is a down side. However I would say the cooling is an important thing and I didn't mind cleaning the thing every so often. However if you can get away with limited cooling I will probably do that next time...
by PracticalProjects
Apr 20, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Electronics enclosures
Replies: 35
Views: 3180

Re: Electronics enclosures

Dauntless wrote:
torqueboards wrote:PracticalProjects made an awesome DIY enclosure - Should look at that one.
Where do we find that?
Hello,
There should be a link below this to my website which has a few pictures of the enclosure. Let me know if you have any questions
by PracticalProjects
Mar 25, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Electric longboard A Level project
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Electric longboard A Level project

Good work! I do like the color scheme. That bracket looks good but I think having it hollowed out like that will mean that it is not as strong as it could be. It should be ok though. Are you just using the existing e-scooter throttle then as well?
by PracticalProjects
Mar 21, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Home made deck?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Home made deck?

I made my own, its a nice project to do. However I just glued layers of wood together without any epoxy or composites or anything. It hasn't broke yet but I'm not going to lie I am nervous when riding it...
by PracticalProjects
Mar 21, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Bubblegum Boards?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Bubblegum Boards?

It is a shame. I really liked his product
by PracticalProjects
Mar 21, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Throttle getting stuck, wireless
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Throttle getting stuck, wireless

Well that is certainly a problem. Have you considered a Bluetooth set-up like the wii-nunchuck ones? I think this will be less likely to be affected by interference.
by PracticalProjects
Mar 14, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Intro, new build thread, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Intro, new build thread, etc.

Looking forward to seeing your build!
by PracticalProjects
Mar 01, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: 3D printed parts Depository
Replies: 178
Views: 17560

Re: 3D printed parts Depository

If anyone wants anything printing on a makerbot replicator 2 in the UK I can help you with that. I can only do pla at the moment though. If you upload your stl onto here :) https://www.3dhubs.com/sheffield/hubs/practical3d
by PracticalProjects
Feb 28, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Help with setup eboard - Alien
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Help with setup eboard - Alien

Hello, welcome to the forum. aliendrivesyetems does have a series of instructional videos on how to mount the motors to the trucks, here is a link to this. https://www.aliendrivesystems.com/precision-caliber-bracket-fitting.html. Here is a wiring diagram for it https://www.aliendrivesystems.com/wiri...
by PracticalProjects
Feb 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Carbon fibre electric longboard
Replies: 12
Views: 3434

Re: Carbon fibre electric longboard

That prototype version you made is absolutely beautiful! Love how you have combined the wood with the composites. I am looking forward to seeing your progress...
by PracticalProjects
Jan 21, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: TEE_COZY'S Brushless Longboard
Replies: 75
Views: 7083

Re: TEE_COZY'S Brushless Longboard

Nice work! I had that esc for a bit but I could never get it working properly, I ended up selling it in the end
by PracticalProjects
Jan 18, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Minimal Parts for Electric Longboard
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Minimal Parts for Electric Longboard

Yes their build is an example of something that just gets the job done. Looking at the board it's probably a $30 motor, $25 ESC and $30 for the LiPo. Looks like he made the controller himself but you can get one for about $20 now. Depending on the gear ratio I would say you ould hit about 15mph on t...
by PracticalProjects
Nov 08, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: eZip e-400 with LiFePO4?
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: eZip e-400 with LiFePO4?

Hello,
I haven't used them personally but it is definitely something I may do with my next build. If you are looking for a plug and play solution, I would probably just go on hobbyking and match one of their esc's with a few LiFePo packs and then the motor. This may be the easiest option I think.
by PracticalProjects
Nov 08, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: New to the forum... and... trying to find #25 sprocket 55t
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: New to the forum... and... trying to find #25 sprocket 5

Hi, welcome to the forum
Try http://www.beltingonline.com/ you can get just about anything on there with any modifications you need (bore size and keyway)
by PracticalProjects
Nov 08, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: e-longboard build
Replies: 27
Views: 6492

Re: e-longboard build

Looking great! excellent CAD work