Since my only OneWheel trick is to hold a gimbal while riding, figured I’d try my hand at putting together a video compilation around Boston. Boston is a walking city so it has been awesome on the OW+.
Third time editing in iMovie, a nice creative change from my photography hobby.
@desperado I don't think there was a preferred PSI. We all generally ride at higher PSI for all sorts of terrain. But a good rule to follow is less PSI = more comfy/grip offroad. More PSI = More mileage/ bouncy (not preferred offroad). I personally ride 20 PSI on and offroad. I would say thats on the higher side of things.
Gotta make sure that battery is very well protected. If you rolled your OW and the battery somehow got damaged, you could easily get an explosive fire. You're probably better bolting a hardened battery case/cage on the fender.
@njcustom I am also curious about what fenders you currently have available or are making. Love the blue / custom ones
Also I have one of your fenders currently, but it has seen better days. I have rolled my OW numerous times, and it fell over one time and bounced off the fender a few times. It has a crack across part of the top, one of the tabs is close to falling off and it is scratched to hell. How do you recommend repairing / fixing? For the time being, I have wrapped it in Gorilla Tape. :P
Also one of the metal squares fell out of the tab. Where can I get a replacement?
@saturnone Yeah the potential growth is huge. One thing that I have thought about a lot lately is self driving cars, and the huge disruption this is going to cause to our society in so many ways. So many depend on driving as a way of making a living etc. However I think small personal electric vehicles will greatly benefit from this. If cars are driving in more uniform / predictable fashion and are able to detect objects around them to prevent hitting them, then this makes the urban environment so much more conducive to personal electric vehicles for those of us who would rather ride versus hoping in a driver less car. I think about various Asian and European countries who use mopeds and motorcycles already to take advantage of every little bit of space within the city streets, and they do this with humans behind the wheel of the cars. It blows me away every time I travel overseas and see how these people weave in and out of cars etc. I imagine a similar thing happening here as our cities get more crowded and traffic and flow of people gets more more challenging. I imagine many people will opt for alternate means to be able to go around and in between the cars to get around, and people will prefer something small and portable versus a electric bike, motorcycle etc. I am rambling, but I see huge potential for this whole category of personal transportation. Even now, I feel like I see a new person riding some sort of electric vehicle everyday and then the opportunity that self driving cars provide just make the OW option so much more attractive.
Anyways sorry for the rambling thoughts on the future :)
I finally got Future Motion to take the board in for repair. Unfortunately the email that said "Attached here is your prepaid shipping label to get your board back to us for a quick repair." didn't have any attachments. With the response rate being over a week from customer support, I expect it'll take them a week to respond to my email asking them to resend the shipping label.
@craftandride This is awesome! I just really really wish you all would create a magnetic option! I know I am not alone in this as others were expressing the same feelings at Float Life Fest this weekend.
Industrial strength velcro can solve this. But agreed the elegance of that design deserves the elegance of a magnet mount.
I promise I'm not trying to be a dick, but seriously, the contrast is documented in the above link. Delaying transition to another thing seems like a bad idea assuming the company wants to continue to support the community of riders by providing an online forum.
As the product grows, you're going to have separate community bb's set up more frequently when the official one is nodebb as opposed to something more fully functioning.
I've set this up on many different systems, and I didn't find it overwhelmingly complicated.
ESPECIALLY on bitnami, it was a TOTAL breeze. But I've set it up on several linux servers no problem.
@powerwheel5000 I'm at 80 miles now two days later. Today, for the first time, under acceleration, I felt a little something internally that felt like failure in the delivery of power. It lasted maybe a quarter of a second and went away. But I felt it and it was something "not right" internally.
I am still getting clicking noises.
I also heard and FELT a different sort of thing that seemed to be coming from the internals of the hub motor later today.
In general, I am truly beginning to lose confidence in the board. What has already happened, if it occurred at a more critical time was an unexpected failure/mode response (or if it wasn't it was a software malfunction).
I have a background in physics and algorithms having programmed physics at extremely high frequencies with interrupt driven inputs to create a feedback loop for a motor in a physical simulated system. I know a thing or two about embedded motors and high-frequency controllers that I am certain something is going wrong somewhere regardless of whether it is hardware or software.
I'll continue to ride the thing and document my experiences here. So far, nothing has happened to me that I haven't heard someone else reporting first.
I am not trying to shame the company. I know these are hard problems. I think that we all are willing to accept whatever the best that the company can deliver as the best in the world.
I just want to press the company to do better. Even if this is purely a QA and customer support issue, I would be impressed if there were mandatory Q&A embedded into the app that prevents the board from being operated if there is something going wrong that the company is aware could be a danger to the rider. If it can't be detected the way that jumps and wheel slip can be detected, an app that pops up every ten miles for the first hundred miles asking questions, like, "did you hear clicks inside your hub" and "was the power delivery always smooth" would be good data to mine and send back to HQ.
I feel that I'm already operating the board in some kind of compromised condition that just "feels wrong" but other than that, I don't know what's going on with it.
I have a damn difficult time just getting my rides to do what I would like to expect them to do. I've almost given up on trying to record rides I've had such bad luck.
I deleted most of my rides as they were all, generally, failed attempts. I get all sorts of errors and bad gateway messages and other nonsense.
I think it's great from the big picture what this team is doing, but the folks in charge of the iPhone apps and even this forum software could definitely switch gears to something that is a bit more functional.
The looks are great. No problems with the design or appearance.
Just the engineering, or in the case of this forum, selection of forum software.
I always seem perplexed when people don't opt to use phpBB with as easy and fully functioning as it is.