i get about 7 minutes of ride time at 2 miles of distance per charge. this is about the same as my compressed-air powered helicopter.
Posts made by mrb
RE: Sensor pad Front or Back ?
the designer meant for you to keep the switch in the front so that if you were to unexpectedly disengage it because of shift of weight and balance caused by evil pushback, the board would shut off at a lower speed and with your weight shifted towards your back foot.
with the switch in front your weight shifts forward when mounting and engaging the board. if you were to have a false start due to lack of traction or mistaken mounting of an unpowered board, momentum would be in the direction you meant to be going, generally making it easier to recover.
with the switch in the front the battery pack is in the back and there is a slightly higher tolerance to nosedive. this becomes more important as the limits of traction are approached.
new board is like a Ferrari--give us new firmware
i just watched the promo for the new Onewheel and guess that the hardware isn't so different than that of the current model.
it seems there are new: dimensions, tire, axle assembly, footpads--racing stripes.
i'd bet that any change in the specs of the drivetrain are insignificant but expect the vehicle will be noticeably more capable and pleasurable to ride.
keeping in mind that the new tire could make for a night and day difference, and that the new footpads could solve a few issues--i suggest that most of the advantages of the new model come with new firmware, and could be appreciated on the current hardware.
RE: hot and cold
thanks for the replies.
i suppose that the battery will not perform with such internal temperatures but it takes hours for this cold to set in.
if you need to keep your board in the trunk, wrap it in a blanket.
turn the board upside down and sit on the battery while you eat breakfast.
drawing current will warm the battery, so putt around a little bit before getting up to speed if you're close to the fault point.
RE: Heat Grooving the Vega Tire for Increased Traction?
did anybody modify their stock slick?
RE: ???Water resistant???
the power switch has only a small current to drive the led and there's no current in the charging port. covering these would not prevent damage as it would not prevent intrusion of moisture into the board.
a fatal short would be in the battery pack or controller. the wooden deck and notorious 'sensor' are vulnerable to damage from moisture.