@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.