Solowheel Xtreme Heinlein Tumblebug Video

The Solowheel Xtreme is their most advanced model yet; with 1800w of power, the Xtreme can do up to 22 kph as well as a variety of tricks.


(Solowheel Xtreme video)

The Solowheel motor is made from the world's leading N45 magnet and 270 stator material. Its operating power is increased by 50% in comparison to the previous generation, achieving a maximum output of 1800W. In addition to being powerful, the motor is designed to be quiet and energy-efficient.

Solowheel uses the highest-quality batteries available. The intelligent battery management system independently controls the working status of every battery cell and ensures safe, stable and efficient performance.

Science fiction Grandmaster Robert Heinlein enjoyed a dramatic moment with his tumblebugs in his 1940 classic The Roads Must Roll. In the novel, roadways are giant conveyor belts that must be fine-tuned by engineers who use a combination stool-electric unicycle to get around:

"You will assign an attack group to recapture subsection control officers, but no office is to be attacked until its subsection has been cross-connected with Stockton. Arrange liaison accordingly."

...By the time the disposition had been completed, the follow-up crew of technicians arrived, and Gaines had given the engineer in charge his instructions. The cadets "stood to horse" alongside their poised tumblebugs. The cadet captain looked expectantly at Gaines. He nodded, the cadet brought his arm down smartly, and the first wave mounted and moved off...


(Solowheel posse)

Via NextBigFuture and Solowheel Xtreme.

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