Electric Motor Skateboard
Want to build an electric motorized skateboard? Gone are the days when people would use a gas powered motor. Nowadays, we are using electric motors within a skateboard. Better yet, the specific type of motor that is very popular within a DIY electric skateboard would be an RC motor. These RC motors vary in size from small to large and can put out anywhere from 1 to 5,000 watts per motor.
Preferably with the electric motor skateboards we use RC motors that provide 1,000 watts to 3,000 watts per motor. Usually having one or two motors on an electric skateboard. The RC motors are also powered by using RC batteries as well as an RC speed controller which is the motherboard or brain in the RC world.
Best Motors For Electric Skateboard
The best motors for an electric skateboard would be a 2750 watt 60mm RC motor and/or 2000 watt 50mm RC motor. There are many different types of motors that you can get made by different brands and manufacturers.
For an eboard, you want a motor that that has a low KV. A motor with low KV will have more torque than a motor with a higher KV. The higher the KV the faster the eboard will go as in max speed. However, a board with low KV will be better on start and will also climb hills better. Why would you want to go 50mph on an electric skateboard anyways! Crazy you!