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  1. Day one on the fabrication of the EUC test rig. I will be using the Gotway ACM 1600 for the test runs. The fabrication of the rig should only last 1 week (famous last words). There will be a number of structural elements added to the rig as I proceed. Once complete a 2 channel temperature data logger will be installed with probes place directly next to the 3 motor wire bullet connectors and also the mosfets. In addition to the sensors various ropes will be used to simulate speed bumps. Here is the first test without any structural integrity added.
  2. Just an xray of your wrist would cost 5Xs that amount. Great investment!
  3. Very good question! It will be interesting to hear from those that sustained injuries. Hopefully they have healed and continue to ride. No face plants here but I have fallen just like everyone else. I had pain before I started riding but some of the falls have exasperated old injuries but that's life. The way I see it - if you wake up in the morning and don't have pain your dead.
  4. Good advice! I was looking for water to come pouring out when they disassembled the GW. My KS was dripping wet. I am still planning to clean it and see if it might work but I doubt it. Funny how these guys just scatter all of the screws on the floor.
  5. My wife would definitely agree with you on the crazy aspect and she can be unhappy at times about my hobbies. She has mellowed over the years.
  6. You are on the same page as my wife but not in a good way. One kit was a Rotorway and the other a Safari (formally called the Baby Bell). One crash, actually a contolled auotrotation until I hit corn stalks, was my error for not providing enough air space and heat shielding between the radiator hose and the muffler. The other controlled crash resulted because the factory provided me with a defective RPM gauge. I do have some regrets building the Safari that ended in the death of the pilot and passenger. This was due to pilot error but it still leaves me with a bitter taste when I reflect back.
  7. Great job! I see your rack has slide rail attachments for mounting equipment. My cases have symmetrically spaced holes along the rails. The exact dimensions are based on some world standard for rack cases. I like your case's rail setup. Much easier to align all of the components before the final tightening of the screws.
  8. Sounds like a metallurgy or lubrication issue. Improper hardening of the gears or the oil system had insufficient flow characteristics to keep the system properly lubricated.
  9. Thanks! When the rig is complete the weak link in chain will be the treadmill belt. I have applied silicone lubricant under the belt to reduce friction by these belts were not designed to travel at high speeds. I also have concerns of premature belt wear being that the ACM will be stationary on the treadmill with a pillow block structure. I may have to develop some sort of slide mechanism that will allow the wheel to travel back and forth across the belt to prevent a hot spot from developing on the metal plate beneath the belt's surface. One step at a time.
  10. Yes Marty that would be awesome! Jason is going to be one busy man! I hope the firmware updates work out. He has so many wheels and customers depending on this fix including me. It would be nice if GW posted a new video of a rider that weighs more than 46 kilos throughly testing the firmware update including speed jumps!
  11. Ah man.....can I quit now? They both crashed so don't put a lot of stock in me.
  12. If you find the video please post it! Metal shavings is definately not a good sign!
  13. Great advice especially the officer costume!
  14. Many thanks! I have really gotten behind on my patients today working on this contraption but still lots of fun!
  15. Has anyone performed an autopsy after a motor failure?
  16. My interest began shortly after watching Mike Tyson fall off his hoverboard. It was a news sensation! A small two wheeled gyroscopic conveyance dumping Iron Mike on his ass! The rest is history. I was hooked riding the boards and then transitioned to EUCs shortly there after. Best move I ever made ( except for marrying my wife and having kids)! This short journey has introduced me to this wonderful forum and all of the camaraderie that has followed. Thanks!
  17. Well stated! @Andreas just be careful when removing the hall sensors as they are epoxied in. Cover up the stator windings next to the sensors with multiple layers of tape to prevent any damage to the copper windings! Been there and it sucks!
  18. No wonder I could not find it! You misspelled the name! It's MoHoo not Moo Hoo!
  19. Some say smashing stuff helps relieve one's tension so I decided to unleash my aggression on my mail box. You can see why my box destroyed the kid's truck! What a beast!
  20. What was suppose to be a great Father's Day turned ugly! My neighbor was helping me launch my jet ski into our lake. Everything was going smooth after I backed the trailer down the ramp. I then let him hop in the driver's seat to pull away from the ramp as I began pushing the jet ski into the water. All of the sudden my truck started rolling backwards towards me. I jumped out of the way and ended up between the truck's rear fender and the wooden dock. Dumb move as I was trapped! My truck continued to roll backwards crushing my chest between the dock and the rear fender. Somehow the truck then stopped! I later found out the jet ski trailer had jackknifed 90 degrees and wedged inself into the lake bottom halting the truck! My poor neighbor had his own issues that I was unaware of at the time! He had climbed into the truck panic stricken after it rolled down the ramp and shut the door trying to keep the water from coming in. I later found out he had to swim through the window to escape drowning! Thank God the window was open! Both my neighbor and I are safe but my wife is pissed at me for not going to the emergency room for a chest X-ray. I suppose I should get checked out after looking at the big dent my chest put in the fender but I feel fine. The other dent in the fender is from my hand pressing against the metal attempting to get free! My truck is probably totaled after being submerged for an hour. If that is not bad enough my wife's new KS 14C, my drone and new goggles, camera equipment, iPhone, all EUC chargers.. all gone. This was a bad hit today but it could have been much worse. We are alive! The material items can always be replaced! Here is some footage I shot while I was still in shock talking about my truck.
  21. The insurance paid the replacement cost. Along with the check I received yesterday for everything destroyed there was an itemization form I need to complete regarding cost, how old, do you have receipts, etc. The form then needs to be notarized. I just want my truck back! Hopefully I can pick one up this week. There is only one left on the lot in my color. I should go over to the dealership tonight and put a sold sign on it! I decided to use my V8 when training my wife. I ordered a protective cover from Jason. I thought about fabricating another silicone cover but the stuff is getting expensive. The material I used on the KS was old stock.
  22. Many thanks for your concerns! Trust me this is not a death wish. The harness apparatus that will protecting me will be attached to a large eye bolt mounted in the ceiling above the parallel bars and is designed to hold over 1000 lbs. The 10 foot parallel bar structure is permanently mounted into concrete and rated over 500 pounds. The wheel itself will have a dog cage over it and separately harnessed. I cannot comment on the entire design until I have the treadmill in hand tomorrow. Upon examination if the treadmill appears attenuated in anyway and deemed inadequate for the test rig then a custom treadmill will need to be designed. I am hoping some of my biomechanical and helicopter building experience will keep me safe but after last weekend's ominous, uncontrollable events I suppose anything could happen. That is the purpose of prayers!
  23. I revisited this 10 month old topic. @HEC was absolutely correct that GW is the only EUC company that does not allow the customer to update firmware via their phone app. Nothing has changed! Where the heck is HEC?