The hub motor rating at a bare minimum will be IP63 our target is IP65 - But of course, we need to get the final production sample in hand & redo the test. But the result is very unlikely to change, as we only really changed the shape of some parts, not the way the parts fit together.. The component housing is currently IP54 - target is IP64
Head over to our esk8 forum, there are heaps of people keen to go in on a group buy with you. USA group buy thread: http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/the-raptor-2-kickstarter-group-buy-here-in-the-us-of-a-and-canada-too/13996/201 EU group buy thread: http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/europe-raptor-2-group-buy/14537
The Raptor 2 is engineered to be VERY MODULAR, each part can be easily replaced & we will have all the spare parts available in stock. There will also be certified Enertion repair agents set up in USA & EU regions.
In a recent test, with early prototype R-SPEC Ghost direct drive hub motors, a 255lbs load (rider with extra weights) accelerated rapidly up a 17% gradient hill! check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wykaZF3X90
YES, the battery can be removed & easily replaced without any special tools. However, it is very unlikely you will need to do this in the field as our battery is over 3X larger capacity than most of the other similar esk8's on the market. You can ride 25 miles on one charge.
YES, the entire system is completely removable & can be installed onto any other deck with similar stiffness as the original raptor deck. Flexy decks are not recommended for high-speed electric skateboards.
Yes, we are very active on social media with plenty of updates, specifically on Youtube & we also have facebook & Instagram:
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