Hey everyone I hope to get some help and help others motorize a kayak. My original goal was to be able to motor up a stream then float back to my starting point. Making it so that I don’t need a 2nd car/driver. So I want a healthy mix of speed and run time. Being that it a kayak and has some more storage space and can hold more weight, I think this is doable. Your input would be appreciated what would you do? My budget is $1,000 US
ESP or PWM?
Anything I’m not thinking of?
Any questions for me?
I highly doubt you can do this for less than $1K. Battery alone would probably cost 2/3 of that cost. Also how is the motor/prop going to attach to the kayak? I would probably take a step back and assess a more realistic budget.
Take a look at following build thread. APS 6384 100kV motor was successful for following data :
You can certainly hit 20kmh+ just need higher pitch prop and / or higher voltage battery. If you are willing to spend hours on this you’ll be just fine. As of the battery, I would recommend something like @Flightjunkie did. I made a variant of this too
I’d get a 6384 motor with 120-130kV.
As for the battery, depends on what you are looking for. LiPo / Liion, etc