Hello everyone. After searching through the forums i have come across some very useful information and some very helpful people. To all the contributors of this site I thank you for your help! Anyway so after quite a long time and lots of planning I think I have finally chosen the parts for my board. Any feedback or suggestions will be much appreciated.
So I thought that i would start by building my own board, I glued 4 sheets of ply together and put it into my home build longboard press. Not taken it out yet so I hope it turns out well. I got some holey trucks, mini logo bearings and some rather nice Cadillac wheels which should be fairly smooth . This is a picture of it in progress
Right so on to the electronics. The basics i gathered from the forums is a low kv motor, reasonably high discharge battery and preferably more ma/h for range
The motor i think I'm going to use was what i thought would be a good middle between the higher speed ntm prop drive 270kv motor that is commonly used and the low 170 kv higher power motor that is sometimes used. I thought that this would also be a good middle in terms of speed and battery life. so it is an unbranded 230kv 63mm motor, please let me know your thoughts on this - http://www.giantshark.co.uk/n636409kv23 ... 07740.html
For the esc i wanted to get something that is good quality to avoid having to purchase another in the future. I went for the hobbywing xerun 150a - http://www.giantshark.co.uk/xerun150asd ... 05858.html
this has some great features and programming options, I will get the programming card for this
The battery decision is where i've gone round in circles, I went over several lipo's then onto LiFiPo4 on account of them being more tolerant to several aspects that may come about on an ev. I think i'm going to get 18 cells of nimh as they are easier to charge and don't require as much effort in my oppinion. However i'm still unsure whether this will work as well as i hope. Any advice will be much appreciated. But i'm thinking 3 these in series - http://www.overlander.co.uk/batteries-c ... sport.html
For the controller i was going to get a flysky transmitter and reciever for rc car - http://www.giantshark.co.uk/flysky-gt3b ... 07574.html
To actually make this thing move i will either make my own motor mont or order a nicely designed and machined one from Richard at Alien Drive systems. I am thinking of going for chain drive in a ratio of 12t to 32t. I thought that this would be a safer option as the area near me has some relatively steep hills, again thoughts on this will help.
Right so I think that's about it, i'll be glad if you enjoyed reading that and as I said any suggestions will be welcome.