Yeah my boy did say to just take some bike shocks and just mount it for props.
It was getting heavy though and my time/ efforts are better spent elsewhere
An outside parts source is available as mentioned.
Pros: Accessibilty, DIY, cheaper.
Cons: Availability is inconsistent, used parts, warranty none.
Whatever reason(s) FM dont sell their internal parts, is their prerogative .Unless their is some kind of competitor it is not likely that this will change .
I think it's more about quality control. OW is low volume , high price item. Remember that a growing company needs to sustain to have R&D, profitability, and existence.
When they've realized that their new board sales have decreased due to more DIYers , perhaps then they'll change their policies.
"Competition is good for business"
@fruitygreen It would never be instantaneous. It would be a gradual transition over ~1/6 second, which is probably slower than you tilt the board, for a given input of the same magnitude. The lag would be minimal (microseconds), if using a RTOS on the arduino.
I guess that way would be good for going slow through grade transitions. Hmmm not so appealing to me.
Hand throttle would completely defeat the purpose of having the onewheel. If you want a hand throttle, just get a boosted board or similar.
Just thinking of solutions, not different style ride
Unless you're saying to have a hand throttle to set the "relative tilt" which could be done, but would only be useful for very long term averaging, in which case, sonar would give you the same results, without needing a hand controller.
Sonar not quite the same end results.
I think I have an idea to get what I want to achieve. More of a mechanical solution.
( Having the control board on a hinge and use a servo to tilt it) That way I can just tilt the controller(mimicking nose down) while holding the ideal angle I want.
OW dont have enough power for instantaneous change in grade. Besides the lag in the process with sensors would make riding a little quirky.
I think that a manual throttle override system is the better way to go.
Just tilt the grade and throttle it. Yes I know nobody wants a remote added in hand but I have at particular times wanted more power in a particular angle.
Da beach is my favorite place to ride.
If it kills my board too bad for me. Been doing it for over a year now with my XR and couple with the + and V1
No need to be hating on it. My stupid choice I guess. Yes it could kill the board .
Oh well , I'll just buy another to fulfill my pursuit of hapiness.
LOL! I do like the idea of a remote throttle override, but in conjunction with gyro stability .
When transitioning from flat ground to steep inclines , it kinda sucks that you gotta stop and switch to elevation mode to clear the ramp.
I could ride around in elevation mode but I dont like it.
So why not have on the fly mode shifting or a manual throttle override with nose up.
Well, a good step forward. But i want more.
How about on the fly shifting with voice command.
If the system knows its present tilt angle why can't they (fm) do on the fly shifting.
Oh i want open source too.
Its getting better, but "FM" needs more imagination.
LOL! I once had the thought of adding a leash temporarily when my OW+ had the runaway symptom. I refrained from doing it due to the extreme dangers that could potentially happen.
Imagine traversing through some trees and then the leash get snagged by some root . Id rather not suffer the consequences.
A properly working OW would not need a deadman kill switch. Thats what the footpad sensors are for.
We have other boards and I would only ride my OW+ with the runaway syndrome very seldomly until I sent it in for repair.
I think that annyone with a runaway board should have it fixed, replaced or abanoned.
Any addon cutoff system adds another potential failure point.