Anatomy of the Flex-Eboard
- 12th April 2018
In this series of anatomy blogs we are delving deep in to what makes our electric skateboard so great, literally what makes them! We have taken each electric skateboard apart, down to its basic components and laid them bare for all to see. It’s a great insight in to the construction and engineering behind Slick Revolution’s eboards.
We didn’t break down the eboards entirely, in that we could have gone further – separating the battery pack, wiring and BMS for example but we felt the ‘larger’ components down to the size of a bolt were enough to visualise our boards.
Detailed below are the individual parts in their basic form, some parts have additional detail and some are left in their simple form such as ‘2 x grub screw’ rather than ‘2 x M3 alloy steel grub screw’. Keep It Simple Stupid! KISS.
The top of the range dual motor flexible board with flexible battery case.
1 x 900mm Bamboo Deck including multi tone grip tape
1 x Lithium Ion Battery (22V, 8.8Ah, 193.6Wh)
1 x Flex-E moulded battery case (includes On/Off switch, USB port and LED Battery readout)
1 x Battery Management System (BMS) including heat sink
1 x motor wire sheath
4 x Polyurethane 110mm diameter Rough Stuff Wheels
4 x Polyurethane 83mm diameter slick wheels
16 x ABEC 7 wheel bearings
2 x 1200W brushless electric motor with hall sensor
2 x bespoke, easy release motor mount
4 x grub screw
2 x HTD5M 260mm drive belt
2 x belt drive cover for Rough Stuff Wheels
2 x belt drive cover for slick wheels
4 x M3 roundhead bolt
2 x baseplate + kingpin
2 x M8 kingpin hexagon locking nuts
2 x riser pad
2 x hanger + kingpin
2 x cone bushing
2 x barrel bushing
2 x barrel bushing cup
2 x cone bushing cup
8 x wheel washers
8 x M5 truck bolts
8 x M5 hexagon locking nuts
4 x M5 BMS section bolts
10 x M3 battery case bolts
2 x pulley/sprocket
2 x 35mm pulley bearing
Quite a lot of important parts go in to making the Flex-Eboard function perfectly and we will be posting a few more photos soon showing some of the parts up close. We will also be running the ‘anatomy of’ series fo all of our electric skateboard and may even look to extend it to our controllers, wheels and PCB. Letting you know a little bit more about the carving machine under your feet.
Check out the Flex-Eboard here