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  1. Shutdowns generally end like this and are as painful as this looks. Notice how her feet are in space and can't push against anything to break the fall. If, like me, you ride slower than you can run, overleans and other mishaps can be recovered by stepping off but the physics is different in a shutdown and you can't just step off. It is like this. This guy demonstrates the technique for an unpowered dismount. From the moment of unbalance he is falling but he lifts his knee quickly enough to get his foot forward under his body and uses the forward momentum to lift him like a pole vaulter. He knows it's coming and the physics is not opposite to what he is expecting so a shutdown for you is more difficult than for him. My four ended in more pain than any other mishap. On many wheels battery protection has been prioritised over rider protection which can lead to a shutdown without warning. Wheels designed this way and fitted with low quality batteries can shut down at any time but even with good batteries they become dangerous as the batteries age. A rider is only likely to be aware of a rare and mysterious catastrophic failure on a wheel that was for a long time safe. Early battery replacement with good cells will avoid shutdowns or the battery can be modified. The graph below for an Airwheel X8 shows published battery data overlaid with testing data of an aging cell X (black), damaged cells X (grey) and a generic battery with different, damaged cells X (blue). The discharge rate for the X tests was 0.2 amps. The aging cells were still able to sustain a voltage above the tilt back/warning voltage long enough to warn a rider but the damaged cells went from above the warning voltage to below the shutdown voltage too quickly. The generic battery had a shutdown voltage higher than the warning voltage, making it unsuitable for this Airwheel X8 from new. A longer version of this summary is published elsewhere.
  2. Hi all, I have a general question - should I change my Q5 to X3? I'm not english speaker, but I hope I will explain my issue well enough. Current situation: I have an Airwheel Q5. I'm satisfied with it, drives great, no issues with the device. My weight is 100kg (220lbs). I have a luck to work currently near the place I live (about 1,5km) and found an airwheel a nice fun way to get to work and back. The problem which I have is the way how sidewalks in my neigbourhood are builded. They are all with an angle to the street, and the angle is not quite small in my opinion. It is of course to let the water goes immediately from sidewalk to the street (I don't know however why it is that steep). Because Q5 has two wheels, it naturally goes to one side when I use it on sidewalk. In result I don't feel pretty comfortable and fully stable when I feel pressure on one leg and I have to adjust position to stand upright. My understanding is that X3 might solve this issue. Analogy I find in the bike - when you drive straight a road which is leaning from right to left, you will feel it if you're driving car (naturally left wheels are lower than right wheels), but if you drive a motorcycle or a bike, obviously it's not an issue. So - my understanding is that X3 will solve my problem. Can someone share his/her thoughts about it? Maybe someone faced such issue or is using a road/sidewalk/way which is leaning (not sure if it's a right word, but I hope you know what i mean)? The second question is important as well - I live also uphill - Q5 has no issue at all with climbing up (I would say angle is never more than 10), but X3 has 350W engine, comparing to 800W in Q5. Would that be a problem for X3 (I'm 100kg/220lbs)? X8 is not an option as it's just too expensive. Unfortunately there is no option to just try X3 - that would answer all my questions actually. Thanks a lot for all your answers and thoughts! Cheers, Majki
  3. How To Replace an AirWheel Battery

    A simple tutorial for replacing the airwheel battery with a generic battery. I also show how to replace non-fitting connectors.
  4. I just got my old X8 out of the closet for a friend to ride and charged it using my Charge Doctor (has ports for both Airwheel and InMotion V8). When I tried turning the X8 on, the lights turn on and beep then die out as if the battery is drained. I've tried it several times now and it is always the same result. Did the Charge Doctor fry my wheel somehow or could sitting in a closet for 5-6 months have been a factor? What do I do to get it fixed? x8 2.wmv
  5. Need a wheel to learn on and scratch up before you get your "ultimate" EUC? An Airwheel X3 is perfect: cheap, durable, not too fast ... and did I mention cheap? This one still has a good battery (130 wh), lots of scratches but no serious damage, and it works perfectly. Foam has been applied to the sides but can be easily removed. Complete with charger, training wheels, and air valve extension. Tire is in good shape and holds air. Black color. $100 firm for local pickup (Tucson AZ) or $100 + actual shipping costs to you. I'll even clean the dust off ...
  6. Hey guys, Just found this forum and joined up. I've been an Airwheel X8 for nearly 2 years now. I recently had an issue with my X8. I plugged it up to the charger, correctly, and the light on the charger stayed green (wouldn't charge). I figured that a wire came loose so I opened it up. There didn't seem to be anything out of place so I ordered a new charger. The new charger seemed to do the trick. I tried to turn it on to test it to see if it fully charged, while still disassembled, and the wheel went crazy and jerked out several wires. I think that I got everything hooked back up correctly except for 2 wires. There is a purple and pink wire that start near the capacitors. They have connectors on the end that I assume plug into a connector that leads to the on/off button. The button has a white and red wire going out of the connecter and into it. I really don't want to screw it up so does anyone have a picture of this connection or know if it goes Pink to red, purple to white or vise versa? Please help, I need to cycle! I'm having issues uploading the pictures but I can email one if you think that it will help
  7. I'm trying to find the best place to find a new battery for my airwheel q3. would like to get the 340wh again, but can't find one anywhere.... they did have one at airhweel for 350 bucks!!!! OH mg..that's a lot... Didn't know if anyone else has researched this a bit. only place I can find a new battery is from the alibabah website, ( ebay of asia). so yeah, any help would..well help. need a new battery that isn't going to go tits up in a year, or has a history of being a fire hazard... should i be looking for the 340? or could i buy 2 lower ones and splice them together..... any help would help.
  8. Hi! I have an idea to increase the clock of the maindoard by changing the quartz resonator on the Airwheel board. I expect to full the maindoard that it would consider the speed is lower after comparinh hall sensors pulse frequency with clock frequency. What is your opinino? Would this work?
  9. Calibrate Airwheel X8

    I need to calibrate my X8, but the only tutorial I found refers to the model X3. Observing the video can realize the ID printed on the circuit board X3 ("SP" and "GND"), which corresponds to the wire, also it has the X8. The video is in Chines and does not allow automatic translation yoube, so I can not know if the X3 is also so. Has anyone done this in X8 or any idea how to do it ...
  10. Ninebot one C+ VS Airwheel X8

    Hello, I have an Airwheel x8 but I cracked my case and it is hard to found in my country "Brazil", I put a glue in it and continue going with my airwheel x8, I want a new euc and more faster, I found here a used C+ in good conditions and priece, the c+ is more faster than x8? and worth migrating from x8 to c+?
  11. Battery case cracked airwheel x8

    battery cover broke and the holes where the screws holding also broken, anyone know how to solve? I have an airwheel x8
  12. Here at smartwheel.ca we offer ALL UL2272 CERTIFIED products as well as repair in store by a professional technician. We carry standard smartwheel boards, HX model includes flashing lights + Bluetooth, as well as ninebot and airwheel products. We are distributors of Lolli tech covers as well for your mini segways. Located in Burlington, 30 minutes from Toronto Canada. We do indeed ship.
  13. X8 down on power

    Hi, i have an Airwheel X8 that I have been using for a little over 18 months. I use it to commute to the train station and back which is approximately a 5km round trip. The trip out is uphill and there are a few sections with quite steep inclines for short distances. Initially when I first got the X8 riding up these inclines was no problem. Now the X8 really struggles on these inclines. It is as though the battery is no longer able to deliver what the motor is trying to draw. The X8 is also no longer as zippy (good at accelerating) as when new. I can't imagine it would be the engine, as these are reasonably bulletproof. The battery still charges and holds the charge according to the indicator lights. Does anyone have any ideas on what the issue could be? Dead or non charging cells in the battery? Is there anyway to "reset" the battery? Thanks.
  14. The development of self-balancing electric scooters enrich its varieties, ranging from electric unicycle, twin-wheeled electric scooter to 2-wheeled electric scooter. Some find it difficult to learn and some complain they feel fatigued in a single riding posture after a long time. Airwheel, a leading global intelligent vehicles solution provider launched the latest product S8, electric scooter with seat breaking such limitations. The following pays attention to its unique operation mode. Conventional riding posture Since the emergence of self-balancing electric scooters, the standing up electric scooters predominate the market and the sort of saddle-equipped scooter is seldom seen. Riders control the scooter to go forward, accelerate, decelerate, and brake, etc. by leaning forward or backward. The built-in smart sensors will respond to the change of gravity center accurately to ensure a smooth riding experience. It seems simple, yet cool enough that requires a high balancing skill. By contrast, the sitting posture self-balancing scooter is easier to learn with lower gravity center, compared with the electric standing scooter. However, riders easily feel tired and tedious either in sitting posture or standing posture. Multi-ride mode Multi-ride mode refers to one electric scooter is endowed with 2 or 2+ riding postures that can be changed in accordance with actual needs. Airwheel S8 rewrites the algorithm and upgrades the pressure sensitive system transforming the two-shaft driving to all-round three-shaft driving, to achieve the purpose of either standing or sitting to ride. The superiorities of Airwheel S8 with multi-ride mode The superiorities of Airwheel S8 with multi-ride mode can be analyzed from the following two aspects. 1) Learn to creep before you walk, learn to sit ride before you stand to ride. Sitting to ride is much easier to keep balance. When green hands have mastered the skills in sitting posture, they will feel no pressure to stand to control it. Actually, the sitting riding period serves as the interim for beginners to acclimatize themselves to this novel vehicle. 2)dual alternative=more application scenarios It is inevitable to feel exhausted in the ride. Have a seat to rest and go forward at the same time is a desirable choice. To feel the Fast & Furious, standing to ride will satisfy you. Either way, riding comfort and enjoyment are guaranteed. To conclude, the multi-ride mode empowers Airwheel S8 to better cope with the possible situations in the riding process, indicating it will be a potential blockbuster in the intelligent vehicles solution.
  15. This Airwheel Q1 has the 260wh battery pack. this sale includes the Q1 that is in awesome shape and works perfectly. the charger, safety strap and training wheels along with the tire stem extender for airing up the unit and all the paperwork that came with it and I kept the original box it came in, I also have two brand new tires and three new tubes that I ordered when I purchased the unit. I am selling this unit because I have several different unicycle and I don't need this many.
  16. Airwheel, a leading smart transportation vehicle manufacturer, has launched a variety of intelligent electric scooters enjoying an increasingly high reputation all over the world. One of the latest products S8 is arresting a great many of scooter-lovers’ attention. “Standing without ease, outstanding with difficulty”, the slogan of Airwheel S8 highlights playing for fun that is well received. How does the design concept come into fruition? To answer this question, we are honored to have an interview with Trevor, Industrial Designer of Airwheel S8. Interviewer: As known to all, Airwheel electric hoverboards has become a leading global intelligent vehicles solution provider, would you like to share its development history? Trevor:I am flattered, as Airwheel is regarded as a leading smart transportation vehicle manufacturer and meanwhile I am honored to be its Industrial Designer and its products get acknowledged. Since its establishment, Airwheel is committed itself to producing a handy and green vehicle as much as possible. The R & D of electric scooter is less challenging compared with the pervasive Rv yacht. At its infancy, Airwheel is to create a more intriguing and funnier lifestyle and later finds its products need to be an integral part of the public to benefit more. That’s why Airwheel released kinds of self-balancing electric scooters and electric skateboard. Nowadays, the advancement of high tech sets a new front for the self-balancing scooter sector. Airwheel has made a stride in the riding posture, being responsible for both customers and shareholders. This is Airwheel S8, electric scooter with dual ride mode. Interviewer: Yes, the design of Airwheel S8 leaves a deep impression on me. What do you think is the most challenging problem during the design? Trevor:Since the mass production of S6, we have begun to conceive the renovation plan. S8 is derived from S6 and S6 adopts the second generation of balancing scooter technology, transforming 2 points to 3 points control that effectively improves the riding experience. However, there are still some problems, especially in turning and obstacle traffic ability. How to adjust the flexibility of stress intensity and system sensing racked our brains. Definitely, it is a favorable change altering a sitting posture to ride, allaying tiredness resulted from long time riding. The key is the smart sensor needs to react timely and accurately. Inspired by the oval line, a famous math curve, we designed the operating rod to be a curve, making the force bearing point in golden ratio. In this way, with lower gravity center, more flexible control and larger bearing capacity, riders are able to enjoy a more comfortable and safer ride in sitting posture. This is one of the main differences between S6 and S8. Interviewer: And that is also why S8 enjoys larger consumer base. In the design, will you make free-hand sketch first or just produce effect drawing via the three-dimensional software directly? Trevor:I think free-hand sketch is the most convenient and economical method to express our thoughts. Actually, the opinions about the importance of free-hand sketch vary from designers. Some regard it as an integral part of design and some tend to use other ways to express their ideas. I will make free-hand sketch first, and then there will be a 2D rendered image that improve work efficiency. The 2D rendered image is able to present all the details of the design products for us to revise. After reaching a unanimous decision, it will enter the three-dimensional production stage. Airwheel S8 self-balancing scooter adopts 10 inch tubeless tires with a better roadworthiness. Interviewer: Thanks for your answer. And you must be a great painter. Last question, what do you think of the industrial design of a product or what’s the role of industrial design plays in a product? Trevor:Industrial design plays an important role. While, the success of product’s industrial design does not lie in the success of a single product, but the design concept and strategy related to its brand. The design concept is a mirror of its core value and commitment to users. And design strategy shows the corporate’s vision and plan of industrial design. From OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to OBM (Original Brand Manufacturer), there is a long way for Airwheel to go. Interviewer: Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope Airwheel S8 will break the sales record. Trevor:Thank you. (The end.)
  17. Abstract: Airwheel, a leading smart transportation vehicle manufacturer, launched Airwheel S8, an electric scooter with seat, at the annual CeBIT in Germany 2016, fully reflecting the R&D concept of underlining users' safety from its design details. For the quality and safety issues, the editor has conducted an interview with Andy, director of engineering verification in Airwheel who shared a lot of detailed information about Airwheel and Airwheel S8 saddle-equipped electric scooter in this interview. Editor: we are familiar with such positions as product manager or ID design and acquire little knowledge about verification engineer. Would you like to talk about your responsibilities? Andy:To be simple, the verification engineer is to examine every single link in the production process to guarantee the electric hoverboards quality and safety in use. This is the precondition to hold market share. Tough I work behind scenes, I think I am communicating with the end-user via the product quality itself. Editor: How many stages does it go through, S8, for instance? Andy:My work covers the whole process of a new product, from the early R&D to mass production. There are four main parts for every new product to experience, EVT (Engineering Verification Test), DVT(Design Verification Testing), DMT(Design Verification Testing) and MVT (Mass-Production Verification Test). An EVT is performed on first engineering prototypes, to ensure that the basic unit performs to design goals and specifications. Even there is only a circuit board and we need to verify the idea and design thought proposed by engineer to revise the anticipated problems in a simple way. After there is model machine, it will enter the DVT stage to test its performance. The DMT and DVT proceed simultaneously. We will simulate various extreme conditions to test the speed and hardness etc. In MVT stage, the attention is paid to the craft, quality and stability etc. Editor: Since last year when Amazon and Overstock.com unshelved electric scooters due to safety and patent considerations, the safety issue of self-balancing scooters, which used to be a blockbuster on foreign markets, has started to draw attention from local governments. What do you think of that? Andy: Quality and safety go first. High standards are helpful for the whole industry, as it indicates an active and healthy direction. Every product of Airwheel is up to or even exceeds the international standards. For instance, IS: the tire lock and starting motor require at least 7 h, and thermal rating of motor coil is Class A (105). Airwheel reaches Class F (155). Submerging half of its bodywork in water for five minutes, our S8 can still work normally and go through charge-discharge cycle for twice while the international standard is to be able to go through charge-discharge cycle for once. In this respect, I am confident with S8. Editor: Would you like to disclose the future plan of safety and quality issues? Andy:Since its foundation, Airwheel has taken the safety and quality issues seriously. We will reinforce the status to give consumers the most trust-worthy products. Airwheel is set to construct a comprehensive experimental site, referring to the latest international experimental site and introduce more advanced laboratory equipment to enrich engineering verification.
  18. Apart from the basic safety protection during the ride, Airwheel C5 smart helmets is more popular with the young who are fond of selfie and willing to share their daily photos with their kin and kith. Under the selfie-obsessed culture, Airwheel is soon catching on to those young men and women. One key to capture, Airwheel C5 best motorcycle helmet is coupled with 150°large view, in pursuit of blockbuster’s range of vision. 150°view-shed accompanying camera enables riders to take pictures or video. Keeping records of riding scenery with one key to control, C5 presents a supreme and impeccable picture. OV4689 provides timing framework for full resolution HDR capture using the "sequential HDR" or line based "interleaved HDR", and 1/4 HDR using the " interlacing HDR". These modes produce high quality, full resolution and high pixel HDR video for extreme changes in light and dark conditions, ensuring high contrast and excellent scene reproduction. Motion cameras installed in the helmet will shake and lead to improper vision of the scenery. The camera on cool street bike helmet C5 is closer to the eyes to keep the real scenery. Airwheel C5 helmet for Extreme sports has the elastic design to fit the heads of all shapes. The wearable device creates a better environment of photography. Intelligent helmet C5 is specially designed for you to keep you safe and to record the wonderful moments. With Airwheel C5, you can enjoy the professional level of video and photos and you can get perfect photography.
  19. MedPi 2016 is the annual market place for new digital technologies and their distribution channels and SOHO (Small Office Home Office). Airwheel latest products, such as Z5, C5, S8gear up MedPi 2016 with its booth NO.: Hall DIAGHILEV-N09.
  20. What should I upgrade to?

    I have had an Airwheel for two years and love it. I use it for the last 3 blocks of my commute, between parking garage and office. I am a pretty good rider and I now want "the best/most powerful/fastest" EUC there is, and am willing to spend more money for it. From what I have seen, its the Gotway MSuper. Is that right? Also, I can hop over curbs on the Airwheel because it is only 21 pounds. Is this possible with the Gotway?
  21. Hoverboard VS Electric Unicycle

    Robbie and I "scientifically" sort out the differences.
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