Starting a build and I will post much more soon when I get a little farther.
Just getting parts together and doing some testing and I had a failure.
I have two batteries (TURNIGY HIGH CAPACITY 20000MAH 6S 12C LIPO PACK W/XT90) , a 56104 motor, 150A fuse, a handheld eskate controller and reciever and a Hobbywing Seaking V3 120A Brushless Waterproof ESC since I couldnt find the 130A quickly.
I wired it up the same as PMs wiring diagram (minus the monitors and gauges), soldered connectors everywhere I connected it all a first time and did not get any beeping or anything at all other than blinking lights on the receiver. I disconnected it, checked things over and did it again, touched the throttle and got a 1sec burst of motor activity then bang and smoke. ESC is now dead. A hole burned through the plastic housing next to the negative lead.
I am thinking I did not start it up with the throttle all the way up first, so it calibrated to the low setting and then when I went to high it passed too much current and overloaded.
Im very sure its wired right. I have wired up multiple solar panel/battery bank systems for a family cabin and do most of my own electrical/ remodeling on my home for the last few decades. I checked it 10 times before plugging into batteries as well.
I need to buy a new ESC and think I should maybe go higher in current while Im doing it?
Im larger (105kg) and sure I will be pulling more current to foil than others here. I kite and am always one size bigger than everyone else so I know I require more thrust.
I dont want to spring for the 300A units unless its really necessary.
Let me know what you think.