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About ABEhrhardt

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    Davis, California, USA
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    Airwheel S8

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  1. Back to writing: the second novel, NETHERWORLD, in the Pride's Children trilogy. Mainstream. Now that we're in lockdown at our community, I have no excuse not to write. Finished a scene today. The news it depressingly similar every day - too high a diet in bs to be sustainable. Plan on playing the guitar and singing on the balcony.
  2. My new Maggie (magnesium alloy) arrived today at our retirement community where it is my mobility device. We're on lockdown, so I'll mostly use it to get to the pool for the few hours they're allowing us to use it (it's a long haul on the walker). My previous one hit a curb and probably blew its control board Jan. 29 - and two months without a mobility device has been VERY hard on me. I will try to get the other one fixed as soon as I can buy a control board (it is still under warranty - I'm hoping I can get a board from China). It is perfect to get around on if you have th
  3. I would be sitting 100% of the time - different needs. It's a pipe dream for me (I was finally able to order a replacement Airwheel S8 as China is shipping to ebay sellers again), but I love watching what you've done. Doesn't seem like there would be TOO much stress on the handle in normal riding.
  4. Thanks for sharing - way cool. Do you worry about the handle being able to take the stress of the seat being attached? That seems to me to be the potentially weak link; I can't see how the handle is attached to the body - metal pin into metal socket would be the strongest, I'd think.
  5. I want one! Probably vastly overpowered for tooling around the retirement community, but it looks so cool. Do you think one could ride it without first learning how to ride a unicycle? I can't stand, but sitting works. Still trying to get my tiny version of that, my Airwheel S8+, fixed.
  6. @trevmar Thanks. Not sure what you mean by 'system reset.' The video looks fairly simple (but it would be wise to not disconnect anything until knowing where to put it back, and probably to take a lot of pictures). I've done repairs like that - take it apart, replace parts, put it back together. The part I would have been afraid of - the power connection - actually looked quite simple: disconnect power, fix innards, reconnect power. No discharging capacitors or anything. This video is specifically to replace transformer and remote control board. I don't know what is broken, and
  7. @trevmar Do you have an email from Airwheel in that bunch? I'd love a copy if you do. ----- I'm ASSUMING that the S8+ is the one with the higher weight limit, 120kg vs. 100kg for previous models; it makes a much better margin of safety for me. The 260W battery would go with that. There isn't a clear distinction anywhere on S8 vs. S8+ that I can find. ----- I just got resolution from SquareTrade (which is run by State Farm): they are refunding the cost of the Airwheel. Steps included them authorizing 'local repair' - and me finding there is no one in the Davis loca
  8. @trevmar Thanks for your suggestions. So far: NO motherboards available in the US OR Canada - the Canadian site is waiting for delivery. The Aliexpress listing doesn't have any S8+ motherboards that will let me put them 'in the cart' (though it has a nice price for US ones if I could). Also, no Airwheel S8+ available on ebay or anywhere else I can find. I guess I'll have to see if the Square Trade protection plan will give me my money back, and wait until they have another batch made in China. Without being able to get a motherboard, there's no point trying to find someo
  9. Also Checking out Aliexpress for Airwheel S8+, and board. The phone motherboards came up first. There seems to be a wide variety of prices for the motherboard online, and I need to be sure it is the S8 PLUS board. Direct from the factory $150 + $80 shipping - seems steep. Have to get some sleep - have the flu - more when I figure it out. thanks!
  10. @trevmar - That S8 is a Samsung Galaxy PHONE motherboard! Chuckling. IIRC, the Airwheel S8+ board are not too expensive; I'm trying to get someone in China to tell me how to buy one - and a spare Airwheel S8+. I've really been in bad shape sin the S8+ died - almost four weeks now with basically no transportation (I refuse to get a scooter or a wheelchair yet).
  11. @trevmar The S8+ has a 120kg limit (and seller check for me - they said they tested it to 150kg). I can live with that. 100kg is too little margin of safety. Thanks for replying - I'm still not sure how to reply. Is this the way? With the 'at' sign and your name?
  12. I have found a local repair person who has good reviews and will consider fixing the S8+ if I can get the part. I will be doing maintenance in the future, so this is prudent (I don't think I have the skills any more, and I don't have the tools). I will look to AliExpress - many thanks.
  13. Am I understanding that you're going to ride the unicycle sitting down? I am thinking or a replacement for my Airwheel S8 - I haven't known where to look for other small-footprint EUCs. I'd love to see the photos, too.
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