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Scott Dorand

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    Ridgecrest, CA
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    King Song 18XL, Veteran Sherman

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  1. Was going for a ride tonight and got about 10 feet before the wheel beeped, stopped balancing, and dumped me on the pavement. Luckily I wasn't going very fast and the only damage was to the headlight. I checked the display and it was showing "E HALL". I'm assuming this has something to do with a Hall Effect Sensor? This is only my second wheel, so I have no idea what to do. I turned the wheel off and back on and it started balancing again. I rode it slowly around the parking lot and it was fine. But when I hopped off and started walking it back to the garage, it shut off again. It did th
  2. Nice choice of music on that video! Love Boston. I was trying to avoid any copyright strikes on mine, so I found the midi karaoke version of 99 Balloons, LOL!
  3. Please be careful! The sport has been growing and is under a lot of scrutiny already. Every accident leads to the possibility of more regulation. Make sure to learn how to read the weather, and where and when it is legal and not legal to fly. I recommend getting your hands on the PPG Bible. Its for sale on Amazon. As for the high tension lines, they won't hurt you unless you touch something grounded at the same time. I've seen a few scary videos of people hanging from power lines. They'd get zapped when they swung too close the pole. Here's a video of one of my favorite flights:
  4. I'm a little late to the party. Hope you're still alive. Been flying paramotors for a few years. Mostly in flat Iowa but I recently moved to the dessert mountains of California. It was quite the challenge to get used to the wind conditions. I'm looking into getting some training for free flight as It is definitely harder and more involved. The motor may seem dangerous, but it adds a lot of safety in that you can launch in dead calm conditions. I see you are in NC. My mom lives in Murphy not too far from you. I know that terrain well. It can be challenging to fly with the mountain winds an
  5. Not sure, but the wheel is only a few months old and from ewheels so I’d assume the new one.
  6. No, sorry. I only have the King Song App. And it rarely connects on it's own. I have to manually open the app every time, and it usually disconnects again when I lock my phone.
  7. No dipping, it just shut off and went limp. I was still accelerating yes. I was leaning into it pretty hard. The wheel is sitting at about 850 miles.
  8. Mine used to do that too. I figured out it was the trolley handle sensor and disabled it. The Trolley handle sensor won't turn off the wheel while its moving, so don't worry about it dumping you at speed. But if you don't use it, you can disable the feature in the app. You'll just have to remember to shut the wheel off before picking it up.
  9. So it finally happened. One of my hobbies got the better of me. Two weeks ago, I was riding my King Song 18XL on my lunch break. I was on a park road that leads to the bike trail. The speed limit was 25mph and there was a car in front of me. He started slowing down (probably checking me out), until we were doing about 10mph. So I decided to pass. I leaned into it and as I pulled up alongside him the wheel beeped once and turned off. I was probably up to about 25mph. Usually, if I get too aggressive, the wheel beeps a few times and tilts me back. This time it just quit. Next thing I know I
  10. Went on my first trail ride on the beautiful High Trestle Trail in Madrid, Iowa. The trail is a re-purposed train track and has a really cool bridge over the Des Moines River. Since this video, I've gotten much better and more confident. I've found some really great trails closer to home I'll likely share in a future video.
  11. Thanks! I think you are right. Took the wheel out again and I was fine for a while but it started back up again towards the end. I noticed on smoother surfaces everything was fine. But on a bumpier road (especially riding into the wind) I started to wobble again. I think my foot position has a bit to do with it as well. My mounts are getting better but still not great. I’m sometimes uneven and I have a hard time adjusting my foot position while riding. I’m pretty sure I just need time and practice to build up the correct leg muscles and coordination. In the meantime, I’m h
  12. Hey folks, new rider here. Got my first wheel a few days ago and finally got the courage up to go for a long ride. At first I had the wheel limited to 18mph. But after a while I I was feeling confident and decided to bump it up a bit. So I set it to 24mph mostly to stop the constant “please decelerate” warning. Everything went fine until I got towards the end of the the ride (about 30 miles). I then noticed at certain speeds (I think around 18-20) the wheel would pick up a side-to-side wobble for no apparent reason. I’d slow down and it would go away. At first it was slight (2-3 degrees)
  13. Hopefully the weather settles down for you. I just got my wheel 2 days ago. I’m starting to get the hang of turning and stopping but I’m still not confident enough to go above 12 mph. Otherwise I’d be willing to go for a ride.
  14. Trying to do the same on the Apple app. Tried both phone number and email to get the verification code but I didn’t get it either way. Even checked my spam folder, nothing.
  15. Hey everyone, another total noob here. This thread has been super useful. I’m glad to be joining such a helpful and welcoming community. I was initially looking at the V-10F and KS-16s for my first wheel. I’d overlooked the MSX and KS-18 as I was worried the bigger wheels would be too hard to learn on. I was watching every review I could find and kept going back and forth but couldn’t make a decision. There a lot of great content on YouTube, but it seemed like nearly every wheel reviewed was the best thing since sliced bread, so not much help there. Now, thanks to you guys and the
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