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    Gothenburg, Sweden
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    Computers, Sci-fi reading, EUC, Vaping
  1. WheelLog Android App

    On the theme of "what have you done for me lately" : Can we look forward to a Android Gear app?
  2. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    Yessss, it's enough to drive you to the psycho ward (almost)...
  3. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    That is a question I've asked myself like 200 times already... It seems they're stuck in the box, without a true capability to think outside it. Or probably not. Burn your house down that is. While there are problems, they're seem not to be that kind of problems. It's not like the no-name wheels or hover-boards that spontaneously catch on fire or just fuck you up without provocation. The problems seem more to be of the type: "We're cutting corners, since not doing it is bothersome and might cut into the margins..." So rather than making sure every wheel comes out of the line without issues, they replace those that are bad enough the customer gets pissed off. Rather than replacing the motors in production with motors with larger shafts and thicker wires. That's basically patch-work to try to hide the basic problem, which seems to be a rather common problem in the business. That some of the ideas they use is worthy of a face-palm doesn't do anything to make it better. I do have a suspicion though... I suspect that Gotway gets this bad rep mostly because they're on the bleeding edge, using the same type of parts as every other EUC-maker but loading much more power into them. I suspect that Kingsong, Inmotion, Solowheel, Ninebot etcetera escapes the bad rep by limiting the power, not by really using better parts. Sure their QC might be better, and some of them over-engineer to a greater extent. But it will be very interesting to see when the Z10 comes out, if it is built in a way that avoids the problems, or if there will be pissed off customers complaining about thin wires, stupid practices and popping boards on those too? I don't know, but I feel the whole market needs a big upgrade.
  4. Personally I've mostly considered the G-form or equivalent fot next year when the temperatures go up and my jacket will be too warm. But I'm mostly interested in the top half, but would really like a variant with some form of back protection. For the knees I will probably stay with hard pads (have mil-style quick attach pads). If for no other reason because it will save my jeans from stoopid run-off-but-not-quite incidents, like the two I've had recently.
  5. How much do you spend to maintain your Addiction?

    Let's hope the pulse glider will be all that it is claimed to be...
  6. Must be some strong shit if you're freaking out...
  7. WHAT are you smoking, if that is the reaction!!!
  8. Someone is a bit paranoid me thinks.
  9. Well, I think I'll let it be for now. Going to get myself a new multimeter anyways, since my old one has gone to meet its maker, ceased to be, kicked the bucket, you get it... But I will use the Athlon/Rockwheel charger for balance charging, and the YZ for fast charging. That way I can avoid routinely overcharging the cells.
  10. WheelLog Android App

    Does this work with Rockwheel GT16?
  11. The Gotway Tesla 1020wh Model Open Box and Initial thoughts

    You can always get a trolley handle, there are holes prepared for it. But the Tesla really looks good, it is a very tempting proposition.
  12. Thanks for the link, I will have to get a multimeter it seems. This will have to be adjusted, I'm not at all comfortable with overcharging the cells.
  13. Building electronics from a schematic, the last time I did that was like 35 years ago But jokes aside, I got a YZ-power charger recently, and it seems to be tuned to somewhere in the vicinity of 85V rather than 84V. I seem to remember you adjusting a charger voltage, was that an YZ-power or something else?
  14. GT16 1036wh - fixed version

    It is V2 standard. There are now warnings and tilt-back if you push it beyond 70% or so, there are warning beeps if regenerative charging has reached the limit (respect that warning immediately, or it will cut out). On the hardware side, the new shells seems to be of slightly higher quality, with better sealing in the control box and overall pretty good finish. The axles are better, the connectors are better, the cabling is better. The gel pads are better, but that is personal preference. My only real bone with the current standard is that they seem to use a bit high moment when attaching the pedal arms, which means there is a small risk of cracks in the bracket. It shouldn't be enough to actually break it, but it's still something to look out for. There's still room for improvement, but the V2 is a pretty good wheel, and having a 2kW motor in a compact package is pretty awesome.
  15. How much do you spend to maintain your Addiction?

    About 2400€ so far... One beginner wheel, the current wheel, extra charger, new motor, board, and some other spare parts.