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Posts made by fruitygreen
RE: OneWheel to OneProp
@thegreck Really nothing substantial. Track /tank version(manual throttle needs more hacking), replaceable battery pack ( accomplished), total waterproof (not possible with hub motor, batterypack and controller case weakpoints are the LED light seals). Yeah I dont share my builds because it takes time to document. I was hoping their are more in -depth talk here about the controller and other internal mods.
Although I have a background in Electronics , the embedded harware/software is canned and proprietary theparts availabilty is something I heavily think about should I ever make a mistake.
RE: Do not ride at high speed!
@cameroni79 yeah! I am past my prime and stunts with motorized vehicles is a thing of the past for me. OW has definitely got some issues and inherent limits when it comes to fail resistance. It is , what it is and knowing limits can minimize our trips to the ER.
I can point out alot of the failure points of the OW, but it would just upset many die hard fanboys. Just enjoy and know your own limits.
RE: Do not ride at high speed!
FM needs to emphasize the "CAVEATS" of their product.
Its not their fault that injuries occur, but some people just dont understand "Murphys Law".
Or even the "Laws of Gravity"
Gravity is constant so I wonder why most people ignore it or even underestimate it.
Riding and traveling at high speed is enjoyable. Its the sudden stop that kills you.
Maybe you should try a
[motor gp jacket]
Has armour too.
nose dive protection @300kph
RE: Physics of heel turns
@kohesion Yes, that's a tough one to get the hang of for a lot of people, but it's the proper way to ride. Keep your weight centered over the wheel when riding straight, but lean into the turns. Otherwise, the centripetal force will throw you off balance and force you to take your turns more slowly.
Think about when a motorcyclist is cornering, it's the same principle.
For me I kinda put my weight ahead of the turn.
One wheel is a lot more grippy than surfing.(Tail don't slide like a surfboard.)
A motorcycles tire sidewall is heavily relied on when cornering. Alot of times you'll se a rider jump to one side putting their weight on the inside of the turn.
The onewheel is funny and odd with a flat profile tire. I can make sharp turns in one direction by placing more weight on the turn side, but it gets wobbly when I make an opposite turn while foot is on the same location. I am trying to figure out a technique to work around the sensors.
In my opinion foot placement also plays a role, but the grip tape is too gripping for making a lot of dynamic turns .
RE: No Motor Driven Vehicles or Cycle
We are at the mercy of the official who interprets the law/policy. Whether right or wrong they got a job to do. Sometimes those people in charge won't spend the time debating the legality of there actions.
Motives vary among individuals. So you might meet a guard concerned about his career who could care less what the law says and not let any wheeling device through cause the boss says so. Or you might meet his co-worker who says "f*#@% da boss".
Safety are usually the motives for banning scooters and or wheeled like vehicles.
Locations also are a factor. Location and personnel makes a difference.
Being cordial helps quite a bit sometimes, but I think TSA officers are trained in a way they avoid being swayed from there objective.
I respect authority and what they say I abide with. Usually.
I laugh at people who like to challenge authority when we all know it a losing battle, even if they're right.
Example:A popular surf break near a Military Base here on made headline news when a Christian Surf Club met opposition to there favorite surf break. Usually open ,but activity in the week restricted access.
Their rights and argument: Public Beach Access backed with Documents
Their oppostion: DOD
Who you think won.
Everywhere we go there are laws and policies. Some places guards carry walkie-talkie, and some places they carry walkie-talkie and an Armalite.
Now would you like to get shot and die, knowing it was a wrongful death. Or would you rather walk away knowing you were wronged.
Point, is there are a few who think just because they have written document that favors their interest, it doesn't mean you will be granted favor.
United Airlines is another example. They were totally wrong but only admitted after the fact, people were kicked off.
Use discretion and be humble, be safe, and be kind.