Hoverboard With Formula Tires


Introduction: Hoverboard With Formula Tires

When we ran across these race-used Formula 3 tires we immediately thought that they would go well with our overboard. Check out the result!!

Step 1: The Construction Process

Here is the video in which we have documented the building process.

Step 2: How Badass It Looks!!!

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    This is awesome. Love your videos.

    Nice dude! Thought about some way to increase the speed with the Formula tires?

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    Thanks! Actually that would be really difficult because the tires deforms a lot and the rim is very heavy. I don't see this project going too far, but it was hilarious to make. :)

    Okay. Fair enough. Lol. Nice hack.

    YES!! This just made my day ! You rock and keep on rolling on ! ? ? ?

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    That is so awesome! The filming of the video is really good too!

    Shouldn't it now be a bit faster because of the bigger wheels, But have less power (torque?)?

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    There are two main problems with this modification: the first is that the rims and the tires weight really a lot, the second is that now the friction forces that are applied in the contact point between the tire and the asphalt, being the wheel bigger, have a bigger leverage than before so the torque needed to move the thing is much bigger!! Hope I was clear!! Thanks for commenting!!

    with all that extra clearance on the underside you could replace the failing batteries with a car battery. the extra weight of a car battery will make it more stable also.

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    Actually the quality of the batteries is way superior of a car one!! It was surprising to see how well the segway is made thinking that it is a non-branded product coming from China. A car battery would only harm with the weight because the rims are already very heavy!! Thanks for the suggestion! :)

    Ha! I enjoyed watching the transformation, and that big finish . . . so exciting! :)

    I'm glad you shared this, it was very fun to see.

    I would suggest adding your second video here as well, and perhaps even writing up a bit of the process (for those less inclined to watch that might just want to quickly read about what you did). Good stuff, hope we see more from you soon!

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