Made for MHs ?

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Compact size is the thing.

    Been on sale in States as Segway but here is a DIY European version.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lURJZAlaRFM"]YouTube - Elektor Wheelie, DIY self-balancing vehicle.[/ame]
     
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    savantuk Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for the link. I did a bit of research:

    The Elektor Wheelie. UK list is around GBP1300.

    The ElektorWheelie balances the driver by moving.
    Lean forward and you will move forward and lean backward to break.
    - The maximum speed is approx. 11 mph (18 km/h)
    - over a range of approximately 5 miles (8 km)
    Inside you will find:
    - Two 500 W DC drive motors
    - Two 12 V lead-acid AGM batteries, 9 Ah
    - Two fourteen-inch wheels with pneumatic tyres
    - H-bridge PWM motor control up to 25 A
    - Automatic power off on dismount
    - Fail-safe emergency cutout
    - Battery charge status indicator
    - Invensense IDG300 (or IDG500) gyroscope
    - Analog Devices ADXL320 accelerometer
    - Allegro ACS755SCB-100 current sensor
    - ATmega16 (motor control)
    - ATtiny25 (current monitoring)
    - Weight approximately 35 kg
    All under control of BASCOM-AVR Basic compiler.

    https://www.elektor.com/projects/elektorwheelie.986808.lynkx
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    There is a BIG problem in the UK, it's illegal. It's a motorised vehicle so you can't use it. I don't know how it fits in in other countries.

    Nearest we have is a powered push bike but that is limited to 200W so this with 1000W does not comply even if "they" ignored the way the wheels are mounted.

    It would make a hell of an impact on a campsite :)
     
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    further to Brians post.......

    Regulations for self balancing scooters
     
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    There we go again- a government department and another grey area :RollEyes:

     
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    Hi,,
    I seem to remember one of these buzzing around the Americana on the first day? But I could be wrong again:Blush:, (perhaps it was broked)
    Regards,
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Never seen that before - is it killjoy or sensible ??????

    It strikes me that these things are more or less an electric bike ( without pedals ), similar visibility to a bike, similar speed. But not so sure about brakes.

    The relatively huge power of the motors is not for speed but acceleration to balance it, it needs to vary it's speed instantly and constantly to keep in balance and that takes Power.

    Thinking more on this, they are probably a bit heavy for a MH.
     
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    The Policia Local use em in Tenerife, I try not to laugh when they fall off em, well they do carry guns!!
     
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    I have also seen staff on these in alton towers ???
     
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