Airwheel is the worlds leading producer of one and two wheel self-balancing unicycles. Airwheel is developed and made in Changzhou, China, and comes in several different models with both one and two wheels. Advanced gyro stabilizing software, combined with altitude control software from aerospace technology. Riders can control the vehicle by leaning forward or backward. Similar to the techniques of riding a bicycle, the riders achieve balance on Airwheel by slightly tilting sideways.
Airwheel is a green and smart vehicle, powered by electriciy, and can easily be carried into buses or subways, facilitating daily commuters.
The airwheel drives at up to 10mph with a normal speed of 7-8mph. A warning beep is heard when speed gets above 8mph and the standing platform will lean gently backwards to avoid further acceleration.
The range varies from 6 to 25 miles depending on battery size, body weight, terrain, speed and temperature. The range of the Q3 170Wh model currently in stock in Oregon is 7 to 15 miles.
In our tests measured with GPS, a 160lbs person driving in city with freaquent start/stops we have reached 7 to 10 miles on a single charge with with the Q3-170Wh model.
Safety is of great importance and the Airwheels all have safety mechanicsm to provide safe riding. There unit will beep and tilt slightly backwards to slow down the user when battery is getting low. It will also warn should technical error occur.
The lithium batteries are imported from Japan, and are made by SONY, SANYO or PANASONIC (depending on production date). They are rated for 1800 charge cycles, and are UN38.8 certified.
have had some very fun excursions on rail trails , disused railways turned into pedestrian/bike paths. The trails typically go through very beautiful areas and rarely do you have to concern yourself with motorized traffic of any kind. Reader Will appears to be interested in rails as well, but he wants to ride on them - literally. Check it out - Will included the following text - A rail-bike is a bicycle that has been modified to be able to ride on the rails of a railroad. The front wheel has a device attached to it so that the bike won’t steer off the rail while an outrigger is used to support the bike using the other rail. I used conduit, cut up “razor” scooters parts, one bike fork two bits of steel and numerous nuts, bolts, washers and retaining pins. Nothing is welded. The hardest part is getting the spacing right so that friction and play are minimized. A lot of person hours certainly went in to this working model and the details are pretty amazing. [Keep re