checho Posted December 5, 2015 Share Posted December 5, 2015 Hi I need some recommendations for my next unicycle, I currently live in the USA but I have an off road house in Mexico. The hill measured using Android inclinometer app measures 17 degrees at its peak, it is part pavement and part dirt, the dirt portion of the hill is about 14 degrees max, the distance is about 1 mile, the pavement at it most steep angle is about 17. I weight 110kg, and sometimes carry a backpack of about 10Kg, making the total weight 120Kg. For my safety, I will need the unicycle with the best climbing ability and due to the bad roads, most likely an 18" inch wheel is a must. Battery packs are not the problem since i have seen both gotway and king songs available with large battery packs. What I am concerned is with lack of power (not speed if I can get 10 KM/h safely I am happy or 20 KM/h unsafely), but for safety having acceleration is a must, and to be able to drive over small rocks of 2 inches or smaller in diameter. Currently I own 3 unicycles, ips 113, airwheel q3, and airwheel x8, I can drive the q3 fine, the single wheel I am getting better by the day, soon I will be able to drive them. I tried the hill with the Q3 and it failed, it would not go up no even an inch at a 14 degree angle, at 7 degrees it works fine. Most specs are based on a very light weight driver, so they are no helpful, based on the specs all my unicycles should be able to take me up a 14 degree hill but none of the ones I have can do that. One thing that is often ignored is acceleration, for heavy people this is very important since on my q3 I had 2 faceplants already not because of driving fast but because of accelerating fast, in both cases I was going around 10 to 12 KM/h, well it is clear that with the q3 I can not accelerate fast due to lack of power, even though the motor its advertised as being 800w and it is a lot more powerful than the ips 113. What would you guys recommend me? I want most acceleration, most power. if it can go fast it is a plus, but acceleration for me it is more important, and hill climbing is the most important feature that I need. I keep seeing a king song advertised at some sites with a 1100w motor, and on alliexpress with a 1200w motor, but no mention of such motor of the official king song site, but I see a posting on their facebook page, and some posts on the internet with no details. Does the king song 1100w or 1200w exist? or is it programmed to be released sometime soon.? In regards gotway, the best they got is the 1000w ls ht type 3, are there plans to release a more powerful unit by gotway in the next few months? in regards a large motor it is clear a large battery pack is needed, most likely I will get 680wh or larger. I am not sure if gotway or king song will be able to handle 1 mile with 120kg up a hill 14 to 17 degrees for about 0.7 miles (0.3 are not very steep) without overheating and safely. 1 miles = 1.6 KM I would like to hear from someone that weights over 100kg and has taken either gotway or king song up steep hills on bad roads and tell me about the performance. anyone with information of new releases from either gotway or king song? If there is a unicycle with a powerful motor with a rated power of 1400w or more being released I would be willing to wait. In the past I had a schiwn 1000 watt scooter and I managed to burn the motor on a moderate hill, for that reason to prevent that problem I would like the most power motor for the job, and I am not sure 1000w is enough. All recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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