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    Thread: YOUR Favorite Music
Post: RE: YOUR Favorite Music

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sternwake The Lost Y.A.R.C. 53 357 02-20-2024, 07:37 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

The new 10s battery, ESC, and enclosure have been zipted and gaff taped to my long cruiser skate, that has the mountainboard  truck and pneumatic wheels on the front, 80mm hub mktkrs on rear. Carolin...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 02-16-2024, 06:14 PM
    Thread: I like your Skateboard..........
Post: RE: I like your Skateboard..........

After a day of finding the new limits of the drivetrain, i can say this. I want even more power. Maybe not much more top speed, but acceleration and braking, yes please. I burnt.out my dc boo...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 22 1,482 02-13-2024, 11:09 PM
    Thread: I like your Skateboard..........
Post: RE: I like your Skateboard..........

Unloaded max RPM directly related to battery voltage, to no one's surprise. Measured 2777 @ 40.89v. Esc documentation says 3000 max. Road Crown dried enough. Motors are a bit louder than on 7...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 22 1,482 02-12-2024, 11:13 PM
    Thread: I like your Skateboard..........
Post: RE: I like your Skateboard..........

Fiona will have a tow sled soon enough. I finished battery, drilled holes in enclosure for power button and charge port, attached ESC to heatsink, plug in phase and sensor wires. turn on remote, w...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 22 1,482 02-12-2024, 08:20 PM
    Thread: I like your Skateboard..........
Post: RE: I like your Skateboard..........

I bought the cheap mountainboard just for one of its trucks and 2 pneumatic wheels, to modify Kayak cart, and that worked well. So i was walking by the lonely half  mountainboard and its other truc...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 22 1,482 02-12-2024, 09:03 AM
    Thread: I like your Skateboard..........
Post: RE: I like your Skateboard..........

While my one E skateboard is in drydock while fitting it for new  36v enclosure, Its 25v enclosure and trucks were sitting off to the side, silently screaming. I was using the tinier  slower esk8 t...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 22 1,482 02-09-2024, 07:26 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

I JBWelded the new axles into the kayak cart a few days ago, aligning them as best i could without spending too much time making jigs.. Shit keeps getting shittier on home front, as expected, but I...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 02-01-2024, 10:22 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

So the UPS truck rokks uo, and  i meet the driver at the end if the driveway. The cardboard box is disintegrating, ripped,  ounctured, torn, holes everywehre there was not packing tape. Driver asks ...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-26-2024, 07:26 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

Dogs are awesome. I decided the non electric mountainboard with 8" pneumatic tires was the easiest chePest solution to improving Kayak cart, at 125$. I'll have to cut the truck into thirds and ...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-22-2024, 12:32 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

I did throw away more time and effort trying to comoress the too soft previkusky flatspotted wheels inside the vibrato wheel's rims, and broke the rim. I got to find a real solution, sooner than la...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-21-2024, 09:42 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

So, I spent too much time getting new wheels secured on old  kayak cart, and took it for a test ride around the block with Fiona on a cool day. Rolked nice and smooth, low rolling resistance, board ea...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-19-2024, 08:38 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

I've not accepted the refund, though could certainly use it. We've been walking to the Kayak launch area, playing ball, walking back. Fiona has never been the most confident swimmer, in calm...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-16-2024, 10:38 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

They messaged me to redescribe problem and send photos. I replied that i cant be bothered, that their first reply was insulting, a d the negative feedback stays. Now they offer a full refund if I r...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-15-2024, 08:49 AM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

In anticipation of my 10s battery enclosure and ESC being done, I ordered a 42v AcDc power brick rated at 2 amps output, and also a 500 watt voltage bucker to reduce its voltage should it too prove t...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-14-2024, 07:47 PM
    Thread: Mini? Lithium Batteries? Added Solar Questions and Wonderings
Post: RE: Mini? Lithium Batteries? Added Solar Questions...

Doubling the solar wattage per Ah of battery storage is more of a lead acid battery rule of thumb, and often 3 to 1 would be far better. I've not cycled lifepo4 so will defer to others as to the ri...
sternwake Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 24 832 01-12-2024, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Mini? Lithium Batteries? Added Solar Questions and Wonderings
Post: RE: Mini? Lithium Batteries? Added Solar Questions...

Generally 200 watt panels are for 24,36,and 48 volt systems and require a more expensive mppt charge controller. 100 watt panels are usually for 12v nominal systems, and cheaper pwm solar contro...
sternwake Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 24 832 01-09-2024, 05:24 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

So I decided to commit to getting the new axles installed in the kayak trolley so I could use larger wheels with wider hubs, which required drilling out the welds of the older axles, aligning new axle...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-05-2024, 11:25 PM
    Thread: LiFePo4 battery users
Post: RE: LiFePo4 battery users

I've no experience cycling Lifepo4, but in the process of making a 102P battery from 18650 cells for my electric skateboard. I am going to bypass the BMS for discharging,, but I have to run a bala...
sternwake Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 94 64,513 01-05-2024, 10:46 PM
    Thread: So it begins...... Battery spot welder
Post: RE: So it begins...... Battery spot welder

Decided to end old year and start new one by kayaking both days. The fluffy goofball gets so excited when it is time to go. One section had strong headwinds so I got lower into a semi aerody...
sternwake Sternwake's Corner 143 5,642 01-02-2024, 12:02 AM