After the electronic arrived the week and the new motor cog on I finally got all the parts together and I got ti moving. I’ve made the motor mount holes a little larger so I can try and pull the belt tighter.
I didn’t have any good straps to hold everything onto the board so I just stapled in some zip ties. Its not fantastic but it held for the ride.
The electronic speed controller came with no connectors attached just raw wire. So I had to run out to the hobby store to grab some connectors.
The motor had banana clips which was fine. However, the battery came with a clip that the hobby store didn’t have. So I had to cut off the existing connectors and solder on some heavy duty gold plate version and used heat shrink to insulate.
Now I was talking to the hobby guy about why there isn’t any standard connectors in the hobby industry. It turns out there are 20 “standard” connectors styles so I guess that means there are none so keep that in mind when buying your RC parts.
I also forgot a battery charger and some 8xAA batteries for the controller (they should have been pretty obvious right)
Heat shrink wrap: $4
8 x AA batteries: $12
The motor cog
The hobby store had previous provided me with a plastic cog without grub screws to screw it into the motor shaft so I needed a new one. They only had a 6mm whole and my motor shaft was 8mm. So out with the drill again. I drilled 6.5mm, 7mm, 7.5mm then finally 8mm. This was far from ideal but it worked in the end.
New cog: $22.45 (including postage)
So I got it moving. Test run to be continued……………
One thing however, the