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On 3/28/2019 at 6:34 PM, redpoint5 said:

So what happens when you exceed the speed limit in reverse? Does it just fall on its face, or tilt forward?

It starts to tilt back. And as I mentioned, the tilt-back is always towards vehicle rear, no matter which way you are going. Riding at 18km/h in reverse and getting a tilt-back, you are very quickly on the ground.

On 3/28/2019 at 6:34 PM, redpoint5 said:

I'm assuming no warnings are given when going in reverse either?

At least the low battery tilt-back beeps are still there. But I’m not sure about the top speed beeps at full battery.

 

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11 hours ago, mrelwood said:

And as I mentioned, the tilt-back is always towards vehicle rear, no matter which way you are going.

It's not entire obvious what you mean by vehicle rear. If you back up a car, you go in direction of the vehicle rear. Is that what you mean here?

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5 minutes ago, Mono said:

It's not entire obvious what you mean by vehicle rear. If you back up a car, you go in direction of the vehicle rear. Is that what you mean here?

Yes. The tilt-back is always towards the designed rear end of the MiniPro. The end that the steering bar attaches to.

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1 hour ago, mrelwood said:

Yes. The tilt-back is always towards the designed rear end of the MiniPro. The end that the steering bar attaches to.

Somewhat surprising for someone coming from an EUC. But then, the physical construction of the MiniPro is also asymmetric to begin with. So it is probably simply not designed to be ridden backwards at higher speed.

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17 minutes ago, Mono said:

Somewhat surprising for someone coming from an EUC.

I assume you are talking about the manufacturer and not me? :P

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But then, the physical construction of the MiniPro is also asymmetric to begin with. So it is probably simply not designed to be ridden backwards at higher speed.

Correct, it is not. Still, since the current firmwares of the MiniPro are overly protective in every (other) possible and impossible manner to keep the rider safe, this behaviour is an astounding and dangerous oversight from the manufacturer.

Take the low battery situation for an example: MiniPro will tiltback fe. at 5km/h at the slightest incline. Rider gets a bit frustrated and bobbles around back and forth. When the rider starts reversing, MiniPro immediately tilts back, which increases the reversing speed until the rider falls down.

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2 hours ago, mrelwood said:

I assume you are talking about the manufacturer and not me?

More like one of the mainstream forum members like me, who have never stepped their feet on a MiniPro.

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10 hours ago, Mono said:

Somewhat surprising for someone coming from an EUC. But then, the physical construction of the MiniPro is also asymmetric to begin with. So it is probably simply not designed to be ridden backwards at higher speed.

The tilt back would be tilt forward riding in reverse from my understanding.

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I'm going to have to experiment with backward travel. It is very unnatural steering as you have to lean to the outside of the turn.

This topic reminds me of the backwards bicycle. You can train yourself to do something backwards, but it will be very unnatural at first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

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On 4/1/2019 at 7:19 PM, redpoint5 said:

I'm going to have to experiment with backward travel. It is very unnatural steering as you have to lean to the outside of the turn.

This topic reminds me of the backwards bicycle. You can train yourself to do something backwards, but it will be very unnatural at first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

Without modification the steering won’t be just unnatural, it will be physically near impossible. When you turn left, you need to move your center of gravity to the left, but your knees must turn right. There is no room for the foot placement required for such wild acrobatics.

Maybe organize a bet on how long you’ll keep trying before you’ll give up? :D

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On 4/1/2019 at 7:19 PM, redpoint5 said:

I'm going to have to experiment with backward travel. It is very unnatural steering as you have to lean to the outside of the turn.

This topic reminds me of the backwards bicycle. You can train yourself to do something backwards, but it will be very unnatural at first. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

Disassemble the steering wheel sensor and turn over the magnets. Thereby you invert the steering wheel.

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Hi, i’m From italy.

Thanks to Mrn76 for his chip but i need your help or advice. I brought the motherboard to a center that builds and repairs electronic boards. they unsoldered the chip with a hot-air soldering iron but the chip does not take off because it is also glued underneath with a resin glue. what do you advise me to do?  someone who has already done this can explain to me how to remove the chip without ruining the card?

thanks!

 

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