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  1. I thought I'd update this. I was able to get it to be level most of the time, but only with the adjustment set to -5.0. It was rideable but I still wasn't happy with it having to be set all the way to -5.0 just to be level. And some days it would reset back to leaning forward again for no apparent reason and I'd have to fiddle with it to get it level again. I ended up selling it for quite a low price and I explained the problem to the new owner. It was a fun machine but I didn't use it much after I got my second EUC. My thanks goes to Jojo for trying to help me via PM.
  2. It's currently sitting upright, almost perfectly level, but not quite. And I was able to ride it normally, without my toes pointing down, but I have the adjustment set to -5.0 in order to get it like this. If I set it to default it's leaning too far forward. I don't know why some days it leans farther forward upon power up than other days. I wondered if it was interference affecting the gyro. The room I keep it in and have been powering it on in has a lot of electric gear, solar panel charge controllers, large lead acid batteries and audio equipment. But this seems unlikely to me. When
  3. It's not in go cart mode, no. The problem started by itself. One day I turned it on and there it was. It stayed that way for several weeks. Oddly, another time I turned it on it was not leaning as far forward. With the level set to tilt back at -5.0 (the max it will allow) it was almost level and comfortably ride-able. Then some weeks later it went back to leaning too far forward, even with the adjustment set to -5.0. Last night I turned it on and it was again not quite as far forward. So it switches between 'so far forward that even compensating with -5.0 will not level it out', and 'st
  4. Thanks for sharing your experience. I don't think we are experiencing the same problem, though. My wheels are not slipping at the axles. It's just that my Minipro tilts forward when resting. Like in this image: If it was just the axles slipping under load the Segway's gyro would still be able to keep the device level when standing by itself because the gyro would detect that it wasn't level and tell the motors to turn until it was level. Mine leans forward all the time. It can still be ridden (but my feet are pointing down all the time) and it accelerates and brakes with grea
  5. I see the following trick being suggested for all sorts of issues: 1.Turn the Segway minipro/mini upside down 2.Hold the power button in. 3.The wheels perform alternating 1/4 turns and the lights flash 4.Power off. What does this actually do? On my minipro it does nothing. It does not re-calibrate the balance sensor. It does not perform a factory reset. So what is really going on when this procedure is performed?
  6. It looks like I'm the only one then. Just to update, I never did find a solution. I used the adjustment tool in the app to lean it back to -5.0 which got it closer to level and rideable, but not quite level and far from ideal. I have now given up and have listed it in the for sale section. If anyone wants a spare battery that's low mileage (the highest watt hour version) or other parts it may interest you.
  7. I powered on my Minipro today to find that it leans forward at an extreme angle, all the time. It seems to think it’s level. I tried the posture recalibration but that only calibrates the steering, so was no help. And I tried the ‘power on while inverted’ trick and it had no effect. I vaguely remember the early IOS app offered a tilt re-calibration tool which is no longer present. When I add steering input the vehicle levels out, but when going straight it rapidly resumes a fully tilted forward attitude and is unrideable. Has anyone had this issue or am I the lucky first
  8. I know I'm late to this thread but I wanted to welcome Jimmy to the EUC community. I have been watching your OW vids for about 6 months - Slydog's too. And I enjoy them. It's great to see you try out the EUC life. I rode electric skateboards for about a decade, from the early days when they were lead acid powered, heavy beasts that broke down every few months, to later lithium powered sleek machines. I worked with one of the leading electric skateboard brands for a few years. I was there when the first carbon fibre boards were being developed with batteries built into the decks - such ex
  9. I do love a nice, minimalistic e-bike. That's a particularly nice example of one. I converted a mountain bike and a street cruiser to electric a few years ago. But they were far from being 'throw them in the back of the car beside the groceries' devices. Yes, the tiny size and weight of EUCs make them so practical, considering how far they can take us, and how quickly. I have not yet had a fall. I guess I have been lucky, after riding these self balancing things for 2 years as my most often used form of transport in my locale. My EUC has enabled me to cut down how often I use the c
  10. That's one of them. There was another where we discussed having a little wheel in front. I think I photoshopped a concept. If I find that thread I'll link it.
  11. A year ago, or maybe longer, I started a thread in which we discussed redundancy ideas, ie. mechanical or electrical devices that could keep us upright in the event of a power system failure. Nothing really practical was determined. Today I see EUCs are being built to be increasingly larger, increasingly faster and to have much more range. Many of you ride on public roads in and out of traffic. But I still don't see any evidence that the face-plant risk has been addressed by way of a failsafe mechanism. We are still at the mercy of the onboard computer, batteries and electrical components
  12. I agree with much of what you wrote. No matter what vehicle, tool, device we are talking about, there are always a minority of stupid people that will use it inappropriately and hurt themselves. This does not mean we should ban EUCs, cars and butter knives. It doesn't mean we should not look for ways to improve our wheels or get the most out of them by doing things like removing software performance limitations after careful analysis and testing. Alcohol kills and hurts a shocking number of people every day and is guaranteed to damage the human body with every sip and yet it is not ba
  13. Have you seen any examples of this issue you are concerned about? If you have, please share as the more data we have on this the better. I haven't yet heard of any crashes caused by this speed hack. I have put a lot of kilometers on mine since the mod and I'm happy to report no incidents, bugs or failures so far. If you live in London, from my understanding EUCs are already pretty much banned there anyway.
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