Help with new Board
I just bought this board off Ebay, Can't find any info on it at all, It is a Rincon R-600. Haven't got it yet, It will be here next week, Anyone with info, would be a big help... Thank-You
Many of us just lurk the forum... I have posted questions in the past and had difficulty getting help. I haven't seen that board before - What are its specs???
I currently have a Urbanmover UM70 - you can find a video on youtube of it. It is currently dead - and even when I do get it fixed, I have no idea whether or not the battery will work. Here is to hoping.
Let us know more about the board when you get it.
Simple modification, a couple more holes, my board looks like swiss cheese, but runs like a champ. Still waiting for my new Rokit Science board. Have been emailing the guys at Elektroskate, looks like a pretty nice board also. They have an egg shaped remote (not real impressed with that) but they are going to offer a pistol grip remote in about six weeks. Might try their board also. I think I'm addicted!!!!!!!
Hope you get the Rincon board on the road soon. Well, I ordered a board from Elektroskate, should get it in about a week. Also, I still have the Rokit Science board on order. I went from no boards about three months ago to now I'll have three boards, bet I'll be the most popular guy in the neighborhood. Well, I know I'll have a lot more friends.
Pictures and reviews soon.
Glad to see everyone making progress. Following your excellent examples - I completely ripped apart my UM70 today. I learned a couple of really good bits of information. 1st, my 320 watt electric motor is still good - directly connecting it to the battery allows it to run... Which also means my batteries can at least still hold some charge. Secondly, I found out that the logic board has its own in-line fuse (in addition to the in-line fuse coming from the battery and accessible from the outer motor assembly). The fuse located at the internal in-line fuse was burnt - which is a good thing (assuming that is the issue).
I am now at (3) possibilities.
1 - bad fuse, which is an easy fix.
2 - bad controller, which would be an annoying fix, but not all that difficult.
3 - bad logic board, which would really be annoying - would have to find a replacement or go totally new.
Either way - I've made more progress today than I have in the entire time that it has been down. Thanks for providing some motivation!!!
Post up pics when you all have the chance.
Well, Elektroskate will be delivered tomorrow morning. I'll put a good charge on it and should be riding in tomorrow evening. I'll post an update later in the evening. Still have the Rokit Science board on order, that should be here (hopefully) in about another week. Suppose to have the same power as the Elektroskate plus they are shipping slick wheels with it and it has the pistol grip remote. The Elektroskate has an egg (oval) shape remote. Suppose to be easy to get used to. They will be offering a pistol grip remote in a few weeks. Also, they will be offering slick (softer compound) wheels in a couple of weeks. Since I have a pistol grip remote and softer wheels on my Exkate(love the softer wheels, they roll over anything), I'll probably upgrade to both of them. Now the downfall of ordering a board from the UK. With the current currency exchange (we all know how weak the dollar is), the board cost me a little over a thousand (OUCH). Oh well, you can't take it with you.
Check with you guys later.
I have a working Electric Mountainboard!!! The issue was likely a combo of problems - A short / frayed wire and the internal fuse being blown. I fixed both issues - and she is running like a champ. Still can't push up serious inclines - The 320 watt motor leaves a lot to be desired. I didn't ride much, as the tires were nearly flat and I haven't a bike pump to put air in the tires... I'll work on that after work tomorrow.
Poolman - I had to look up what a Trabant was - very nice. Let us know what progress you make.
Planner - Softer wheels definitely make things smoother. Does the e-skate or rincon have any form of suspension???
Here is a pic of the surgery on the UM70 - I'll post a "back-in-one-piece" pic tomorrow...
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Click on the thumbnail for bigger pic. Thanks again for all of the inspiration. Amazing what can be accomplished by simply ripping something apart and seeing what can be fixed. The question now - What am I going to do about my underpowered 320 watt motor???
Just thinking about my under-powered motor... How hard would it be to make a mount for something like this: http://nycewheels.com/currie-scooter-motor-600.html
Doesn't look like getting a new motor costs too much - Having only 24 volts may be a limiting factor though. What do you guys think?
Glad to hear you got your board up and running. What a blast huh. Sorry to hear about your batteries. From what I understand (and I could be wrong), with lead acid batteries they cannot just sit without a charger on them, they will slowly lose their charge and once they are fully discharge they will not come back. I keep my charger on board 24/7. Got back a little while ago for a few mile ride on my Elektroskate, that thing is scary fast. Had one of my friends on my Exkate, I just smoked him. It is really nice board, well made. The only couple things I would change on it are the wheels, they work fine but are the semi-offroad and are noisy and the remote. I don't care for the oval remote. It is controlled by pushing buttons. The more times you push the throttle button the faster you go. If you hold it down for more than one second it goes straight to full throttle. Then you have another button to slow down, same routine. Once you start to slow down you have to start pushing the throttle button all over again. Not very efficient. You have another button for the brake, this button is really touchy. It will actually lock up the wheel. Thankfully they will be offering both the pistol grip remote and slick wheels shortly. You now know how well the pistol grip remote works. Other than that, I would highly recommend the board, that is if you like to scare the you know what out of you. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. I bet you can't wait to get you battery issue resolved, that board will be a blast. Let me know how it runs when you get them changed out.
Well, time to finish watching the Lakers.
Back in one piece.
Heading to the local gas station today to put air in the tires... cannot wait to get a full ride on her :-)
Glad to hear that your projects are progressing so well. I have a LOT more to learn concerning this hobby - but my interests have definitely been sparked again.
Hey pool - I grew up in Orlando, FL - I stayed until graduation, when I enlisted. Service and school have kept me away - but I am likely moving back after grad school rotations are done...
I was able to go to a local park today and ride some trails - The board was able to hit all of the trails - with no real sign of the battery dropping off. Total time on the board was maybe an hour. How are you guys tracking how far you are riding? GPS?
Looks like you have a few projects on your hands. Good luck with them, keep us informed on progress. My Exkate will probably go between 10 to 12 miles. Now on to the Elektroskate. I had it out on Friday and decided to see how it climbed hills. Start blasting up the street and it started kind of cutting out. Came home, put it on the charger and decided I would try it Saturday morning to see what would happen. Went to turn the board on and no light. Took the battery off and checked fuses (both good). I emailed Andrew from Elektoskate and he thinks the battery pack is locked out (LiPo batteries). He gave me a solution but unfortunately it didn't work. So I have a dead board right now. Good thing I still have the Exkate while tring to figure out a solution. Andrew from Elektroskate is a really nice guy and responds to my emails right away. It's too bad that there is about an 8 or 9 hour time difference, makes it a little harder to communicate. Anybody on this site have any idea what the problem might be? I'm not familiar with the LiPo batteries and battery management systems at all.
Well, got my board running again. I decided to take the battery pack off and look into it a little further. I partially unplugged the fuse on positive side of the battery pack, put my meter on it and then did a voltage reading on the negative side of the BMS (the lead to the controller). I had 39 volts. Plugged everything back in and had 39 volts on the plug that feeds the controller (has nothing before). Somehow the BMS reset (unlocked). Don't know what I did but it works. I've got it on the charger, I want to get a good charge and make sure all the cells are balanced. I'm going to test it after work today. I'll give you guys an update later on.
Have you gotten the battery issue worked out on your Rincon board yet? Like to hear how that one ultimately performs.
Is the G1 more fun to ride than the Rincon? That magic wheel is pretty bizarre, looks like too much work. I guess I'm getting lazy since the electric skateboards came around. Took my Elektroskate out this afternoon, seems to run fine. Tried some hills and didn't have the cut out problem. Now if I could get the new slick wheels and remote I would be happy.
Andrew from Elektroskate was going to send me a new battery management system if I couldn't figure out the problem. He warranties the electronics for one year. The good thing is with only the batteries, BMS, controller, motor and remote as the electronics it should be pretty easy to diagnose a problem and he stocks everything, I should be able to just send for the parts, not have to send the board back. It looks like the Rincon board has the hard urethane wheels (like the ones that came on my Exkate), they slide pretty easy. That can be fun sometimes, at least when you want to slide.
Got to be careful around water, the boards don't like it very much. What are the free line skates?