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Update from China: New IPS Wheel


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1 minute ago, houseofjob said:

Dunno,.... I'm a fan of the no-nonsense styling.

If you can't get as sleek as a Ninebot or InMotion, better no design than going too gaudy, like Gotway has done recently with their rainbow-EUC-egg-pageant parade in the MTen3, Tesla, & MCM5.

 

When I still had my i5, I loved the fact that I could ride it wearing a suit, and it wouldn't take away from the professional look aesthetic. Plus, when arriving at my destination, I could pick it up (being so light) like a covert briefcase, and all around would be none the wiser :ph34r:

:shock2:  It's almost Easter!  How can you blaspheme the Easter Egg light show lookitme shell design of my beloved Tesla!?  Okay okay - I know - I'm not a huge fan of the egg design either, but I'm sure there's some way to incorporate sleek cool futurism with stylish black suit understatedness at the same time without needing to draw inspiration from gas canisters and waffle makers.  We just haven't seen what the creative options are yet.

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3 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:shock2:  It's almost Easter!  How can you blaspheme the Easter Egg light show lookitme shell design of my beloved Tesla!?  Okay okay - I know - I'm not a huge fan of the egg design either, but I'm sure there's some way to incorporate sleek cool futurism with stylish black suit understatedness at the same time without needing to draw inspiration from gas canisters and waffle makers.  We just haven't seen what the creative options are yet.

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3 hours ago, houseofjob said:

Dunno,.... I'm a fan of the no-nonsense styling.

If you can't get as sleek as a Ninebot or InMotion, better no design than going too gaudy, like Gotway has done recently with their rainbow-EUC-egg-pageant parade in the MTen3, Tesla, & MCM5.

 

When I still had my i5, I loved the fact that I could ride it wearing a suit, and it wouldn't take away from the professional look aesthetic. Plus, when arriving at my destination, I could pick it up (being so light) like a covert briefcase, and all around would be none the wiser :ph34r:

What I didn't like about the i5 was the under-powering, which made me reach for my other EUCs all the time (didn't end up riding it much).

 

And now that the MSuper2 shell/design is a far distant memory, it's nice to see an EUC model pick up that mantle, as the MSuper2's tank-like boxy design has grown on me over the years. :D

I've heard strong rumors that the upcoming 20-inch wheel from Gotway will be closer to the MSuper 2 body style. You should be happy :thumbup:

4 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Did someone say dual motors?  :w00t2:  I wonder how they get them to work smoothly in conjunction with one another.   I've always wondered what the characteristics of having two motors versus one wide magnet / wide stator motor would be in terms of torque and speed capability.

Judging by the cost of creating shells let alone magnesium alloy ones, HOJ is likely correct.  Too bad though - they could have maybe made it rounder like a Ninebot and more futuristic looking rather than sticking with the larger gas can style.  Com'on, looks do count!  Never discount a cool, futuristic looking wheel.

You wonder why more companies don't commission design idea drawings and concepts for shells from art schools, engineering companies, and online design competitions.  There's a lot of imaginative people out there to tap from.  If the local source is just capable of making blah uninspiring shell designs, why not shake things up and get a few concept drawings in from a few different sources?  IPS hasn't been well known for their beautiful shell designs except for the industrial yet cool looking Xima Lhotz.  I wish they would up their style game just a notch.

LOL - I just showed that photo above to someone and asked what they thought it was.  "Waffle Maker" and "George Foreman Grill" were mentioned.  :lol:

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At least give it an unusual shape?

 

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5 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

LOL - I just showed that photo above to someone and asked what they thought it was.  "Waffle Maker" and "George Foreman Grill" were mentioned.  :lol:

Could this be the perfect Fat Unicyclist wheel (with lunch included)?   :wub:

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53 minutes ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Could this be the perfect  Fat Unicyclist wheel (with lunch included)?   :wub:

 

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3 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

 

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Ahhh... Rolling down the river back, smelling my sandwich toasting from regenerative braking! 

Now all it needs is a (chilled) drink holder... 

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Great, finally, IPS is making a great progress in the right direction for the next generation EUCs. The characteristics of the next generation EUC, IMHO, are redundancy in driving system, close monitoring of cells and load test when EUC starts, shock absorbers. IPS's new model looks like to have at least two of this characteristics.

However, I question the wisdom of implementing these characteristics on a 14" wheel instead of on a off-road model first. I think that off-roaders are more demanding in safety features and are willing to pay more for such features.

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:angry:   Iz it jus me or is evrybody like steeling my ideers?  Be cause I was jus reveiwing my older post's and see that I sayed stuff about duel motors waaaay back and now guess wot?  And like 100 v?  Com'on.  Monster 100v speshull edition?  See the connexion?  I gotta start copycating all my idears so they dont steel more stuff.  Time to visiting the patent's ofice.  Tri n goggle trannyslate tat u chyneese steelers!

 

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11 hours ago, Jason McNeil said:

Believe the S5 was always to be a 14", where was there information before which had it as a 16"?

Not entirely sure. If you google "IPS S5" you get multiple sellers stating it's a 16 incher.

Multiple threads here where it's always discussed as a 16 inch wheel. But maybe it was just a misunderstanding. Or they really changed their plans (also, there was once talk about a dual wheel IPS 14 incher, whatever happened to that?). Not sure what the original piece of information was. Maybe a video?

 

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@meepmeepmayer I looked back at my notes, and while my memory is fuzzy, there was a weird Russian blog site link that had described the S5 specs / details (most seem to be wrong now), and I think that’s where the 16” talk came from. 

Interestingly, that link plus the website itself is no longer:  transporteco.net / http://bit.ly/2zORL4b

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Sorry but a bit of a miss for me.  I was really looking forward to a slimmer, lighter Lhotz -  16" wheel, 10kg or so and 30km/h.  The S5 sounds ok and kudos to IPS for something different but from a general riding experience doesn't sound that different from everything else.  The I5 is really out there but too slow.  

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