TRAMPA's Electric Mountainboards are said to be 'A revolution on the Dirt Board Riding Scene' bringing as much thrill 'Ripping back up the hill' as racing down hill gravity assisted....! YES THATS RIGHT... RIPPING BACK UP THE HILL!!! TRAMPA's Electric Mountain Boards have huge performance & more options than you can shake a stick at but whether you take Single or Twin Drive, by adding the correct Battery & the right speed controller (VESC 6 Due out soon) both setup's are un-believably impressive. TRAMPA Electric Mountain boards are serious bits of kit aimed at adult sized adrenaline junkies & not certainly toys for kids, well at this stage anyway!
Assembly of the Mountainboard Motor Mounts is completed by TRAMPA free of charge when purchased with a complete deck BUT currently, TRAMPA's Electric products are NOT SOLD WITH with batteries, speed controllers (VESC 6 Out soon) or handheld wireless controllers and you will need to resource these items before your board will move, Although it is possible for us to purchase all of the missing parts we need to enable us to power the decks, the thing is we are not totally satisfied with any of the products that are currently openly available to us on the market, so as you can imagine being sticklers for top quality we are & have been for some time been working on designs of all of these missing items but due to a limited workforce, time & most in particular funds, these new/other projects are not moving as fast as we would like, but 1 thing at a time & the motor mounts & Motors are all mounted to the best decks on the planet & the most important part (The VESC 6) is due out very very soon....
SOME TOP TIPS TO FINISH OFF YOUR DIY BOARD
- To give the TRAMPA 118kv or 136kv top quality Mmotors enough power in the dirt environment we recommend a minimum of 1 x 8s Battery per motor, (LiPo pouches or Li-Ion round cell packs) with High Continuous Discharge Current. Preferably 10-12s batteries should be used for best performance, for example made from 2x 6s quality LiPo packs, 5000mAh each (or more), 25C+ rated, or 8-12S, 2-4P battery pack, spot welded from 18650 round cells, 20A+ continuous discharge per cell (eg. LG INR18650-HG2 3000mAh-20A).
- A Battery Charger with built in BMS (Battery Management System) capable of charging your battery pack configuration. Ideally capable of charging up to 12s batteries. If you split your pack into 6s blocks (or less) a cheap 6s RC LiPo charger will do the job but you will need to charge each Battery separately. A sturdy box, which should be able to close water tight to house your batteries in.
- 1x Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), capable of handling 8-12s, equipped with a proper electronic brake, ideally a VESC 4.12 or VESC 6 ( VESC 6available from TRAMPA very soon!). A 2.4 GHz hand held radio controller (The same used for other brand electric skateboards or RC cars), including the receiver.
- AWG 10 or AWG 12 Silicone cables soldered to XT90s Anti Spark Connectors & a 40-50A Fuse for each drive train/battery. Zip ties, Cable shrink Tube, hook & loop fasteners etc
Constructing Electronic Mountainboards, Urban Carveboards, Street Carverboards, Longboards or Skateboards requires electrical knowledge & skills. Messing around with the batteries & chargers, especially when you do not know what you are doing, is very dangerous. Lipo Batteries are dangerous. When mishandled they can explode. Therefor his equipment should never be handled by children & DIY assemblies should not be attempted by people who are not sure of what they are doing... Seek experienced help from guys in the know on the forums, many RC clubs use similar equipment, these guys have a lot of experience in this field & im very sure they would be keen to see some new kit on the market, so reach out to someone close to you & see the forum links below for general guidance, further information & an insight as to how others have completed their personal DIY projects...
VESC - Vedder Electronic Speed Controller
Suitable cables & XT90s connectors will soon also be available on the TRAMPA website but can also easily be found on well known auction websites. (EBAY)