My estimated ship date was pushed back from March 15th to March 29th. Ordered on 1/9 at 10:40am. ☹️ Order #21241
Posts made by david
RE: Motor Not Engaging After First Power On.
Okay, thanks looks like it might be normal. Good idea to nudge it forward to see if it rolls. :laughing:
Since it is an attention grabber, I'm trying to avoid looking like a goof when get on it and it just fall to the other side with me on it. LOL I end up having that puzzled "WTH?" look.
Normally, I just click the button and away I go
Motor Not Engaging After First Power On.
Have been getting this weird issue. After powering on the board (blue light on, front/rear LED's on) the motor doesn't engage. I have to power cycle it for it to engage. Usually once, but a few times twice. I'm on the latest firmware and using Van's shoes, so the sole is flat. After motor engages, no problem riding it. Just the fear factor in the back of my head hoping for it not to disengage while traveling (which already happened before). Anyone else experience this?
I did a search, but didn't find anything on this. Perhaps its my lack of searching skills. :-)
RE: Quick jerk when mounting. Normal?
@dicorci Actually I already checked it already. It is in "extreme mode", which I normally ride. I was running the updated firmware before sending it back and the pushback was there (which I am familiar with). I would get the pushback at 12.5-13mph while clocking with the app (been riding awhile and could judge the speed pretty good), but will have to check it with the app when fully geared.
So, have you experienced the "jerk" motion when first mounting the board? This is my main concern at this point.
RE: Quick jerk when mounting. Normal?
@Franky Thanks for the reply. Doesn't seem to impact riding, just irritating when mounting. I did take it out for a spin tonight and noticed the pushback at higher speeds seemed to be eliminated (board stays horizontal), so I backed off myself (had a bad experience when the board was first shipped in mid-Feb with a 18-20 mph front dump, limiter didn't engage 2 days after i received it). Will put on all the gear and take it for a spin later (can't take a chance to get hurt until the weekend. LOL). I did notice that it was riding smoother (felt a slight wobble at higher speeds before sending it in), so that's a good thing. I am waiting to hear back from FM on the jerk sensation.
Also, the black cap was actually my GoPro mount. :smiley:
Quick jerk when mounting. Normal?
So, I had 2 issues with the board and it was sent back to FM. Received the board back, but the symptoms are the same. Just wanted to get some feedback if the clicking is normal.
- When mounting, there is a quick jerk backward (as shown in video). This doesn't matter if a person is standing on it or using my hands to activate the balancing. Is this normal?
- The wheel is moving side-to-side with a loud click. Didn't have this before (only a slight click, not loud), but maybe this is normal wear and tear? Based on other posts, I am starting to think this is normal (even though mine wasn't doing this before).
Video of question 1 (sorry, was just a quick/rough video): https://youtu.be/3CRwFhXN8LE
RE: First blood.
I feel your pain. Sorry to hear about your accident.
Had a similar experience.
I updated and rode it around to make sure all was okay at lower speeds with some maneuvering. Felt like all was good to go. When I was going about max speed I wanted to check to see if my max was over 13 mph yet. Opened the app and BAM!! Was wearing a helmet and wrist guards, but still messed up my elbow, knee and hip. Pinky finger holding the phone took a slight hit. Couldn't figured out what caused it, but starting to think when I opened the app my finger accidentally tapped the upgrade button (even after I upgraded). Ugh!!! There were a group of 5 people around me which were shocked about the accident, but still like the ideal of the board. Obviously, I told them they must still be working on their QA at this point (while trying to stand up and retrieve my board).
Board wouldn't start after that and I had to limp back to the office (board in hand). That's when I noticed the app bug (always prompting for an upgrade)
RE: Max speed
How do you guys keep your Apple Watch app connected? Once I put my phone back in my pocket, the connection is lost after a minute of so...
So, after the recent update the phone screen could be turned off and the watch remained connected. Even waited a couple of minutes. The downside of it defaulting to the clock remains. Hopefully we could add it to the "Glances" in the future.