Post high speed here! OWheelbuddy app
My high speed is 19.2. Also ended with me skating on the front end of the board and falling. I had full pads on Thank god! @tr6
With no load, the motor can spin fast enough to report about 35 mph in the apps. Ideal conditions for riding at that speed are when resistive forces (aerodynamic drag + rolling resistance) are in equilibrium with forward force due to gravity, resulting in no load on motor except inverse pendulum adjustments required to keep rider balanced.
In other words, a rider with perfect skill on the perfect slope would have a theoretical top speed near 35 mph. Here's my stab at calculating the perfect slope:
When OWheelBuddy includes Android users on the leaderboard, I'll strap on some pads and see how close to 35 mph I can reach with my imperfect balance.
Just curious what the advantage is of paying for the OW BUDDY over using the free powheel app? Does the buddy hold lifetime mileage or something different? That's the only thing that I'd like to have, thanks
Lifetime mileage is stored on the board (both apps show this). The free app is good, but owbuddy auto connects and connects faster which is reason enough to buy:)
@cytoe that's what I thought but swear last time the app only showed my trip total while app was active....I'll have to look again. Thanks
I read somewhere in the forum that riding until it's completely dead can reset the total mileage back to zero, but that hasn't been my experience.
Nice OneWheel track.
I don't know how a bicycle speedometer works. Wouldn't accuracy depend on being a particular distance from the axle?
Not as much as the size of the tire.
I think the minimum has to be 16"
So I was off few percentage points on OW
@dalisdair I have done that once or twice so maybe that happened. Given its been 34-40 degrees max so far when riding in WI since I got it 3 weeks ago I've had to reboot to get every bit of 2.5 mi. Cant wait to actually ride 6 miles per charge!
I know it showed when I first used the powheel but not last few times when I was looking. Guess I'll have to try and not sap it every time I ride and see if it holds. Thanks for sharing!