@Franky Hi Franky, I don't mind being a beta tester at this stage because I think it is a great product. I was on So. Beach in Miami. No big deal there. But in Tampa (Clearwater) I was Mr. Watson. They all asked if I built the thing! The OW has great potential and as long as we (the first movers) are recognised and heard, then PERFECT. But, hey I want to ride NOW and this is frustrating because I am stuck. I think if it has a "knack" for overcharging, even as charged per user instructions, then a fuse or something needs to be built in. My IPhone/Ipad does not overcharge. I am sure there is a simple solution. A fuse or monitor in the board itself may not be the answer but what bout in the CHARGER??? - FUTURE MOTION-PLS INVESTIGATE!!!)
@hekkubus glad you are okay. Sounds like helmet is a good option. After I took some spills when learning I thought I'd always need to keep my hands out of pockets to react to an unexpected nose dive ect. You will learn through trial and error how to avoid accidentally letting pressure off both sensors and how to avoid nose diving through over aggressive riding over time. Riding up inclines takes more skill if you are trying to maximize speed because at max speed without touching the nose down you are more or less balancing your weight against motor torque which is fighting the incline and road surface. I'm happy to say that I have not had any unexpected nose dives in a long time.
I had the same issue and was about to send it back. FM's support is very forthcoming. They provided all necessary UPS stickers and documentation. But just before boxing, I thought I would see if the OW would "power-up" and it did!
WHAT DID I DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN/WAS IT JUST LUCK??? I do not know but here is what I did.
I left it in the garage overnight in the cold. DID NOT WORK. Then I simply put some weight on the one side of the board tipping it over to the sensor pad side of the OW. I left it like that for 2-3 days while I was waiting for FM Support to come back to me.
I ready to box it up just yesterday when I thought I would try it again. And, it worked.
Armed with the App, I checked the initial voltage which was around 58, and the percentage at 99% when it did not power up. After taking it around the block a few times (2.4 kms or 1.5mi) it is down to 58% at 52.6V.
I did write to FM Support and am curious if the “tipping” over to one side, actually incurred some power usage. Maybe this can avoid unnecessary “recalls” and help others with the same issue.
@Franky I found out that the popping sound is an LED light that has moisture in that cell. I learned that last night while I was taking the footpads off to clean it. Moisture in the cells just doesn't seem right since I didn't get mine too wet. I'm leaving mine in front of a fan just to see if I can dry it out some.
The skateboard industry has been anxiously awaiting someone who has seen a photo of a skateboard but never ridden one to make some good suggestions on how to make them safer to cut down on all those unnecessary injuries.
I have been riding for months without any problem at all and then suddenly have the same temperature issue (error 7). I'm in the UK so I hope I won't have to return the board given price and new air transport regulation... Any tips you have would be super helpful. Btw I bought the board used. Any problem getting FM to repair if I was not the initial buyer? Thanks
@intra yes absolutely needed. Every firmware update in any product I've owned has pretty much shown the changes/ improvements. Definately think It's crucial when it comes to OW as our safety is involved.
@njcustom oddly enough, I tried to ride the board despite the constant blinking, and the motor engaged. Rode it around for about 20 seconds and realized it still has the constant blinking while riding. LED lights on the front and back are not engaging still. Weirdest technical problem ever?
The lights are controlled through the app, maybe you accidentally turned them off. Turn it on and click the light icon on the top right and see if your lights come on.
@germx I like the dummy plug, I've just ordered one! I was riding OW yesterday in wet, muddy, gravely conditions, it was really good fun! However going across a slippery muddy field I think was a step to far......kept getting stuck and wheel spinning! (needed a knobbly off road tire for that). Quite right fender is a must, my front leg was covered in mud!.... Problem is my ordered fender is a 4-6 week delivery period ! I wonder how long in reality !?!
@DFauvre it's the limitation of the motor/battery and physics. above a certain speed, the motor is unable to spin fast enough to keep the board balanced. the battery and/or motor can't just keep rotating faster to keep you balanced even though gravity riding downhill could certainly accelerate to a faster speed.
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