What's the difference between the ArcaMini and an electric skateboard or a self balancing scooter?
ArcaMini is one of the smallest personal transport vehicles that is able to fit in your backpack. It also has the ability to be a stable platform. This requires no special training and reduces falls occurrence probability. ArcaMini can also be used as a semi autonomous land vehicle entertainment and utility.
Is it difficult riding the ArcaMini?
ArcaMini was designed from the beginning to be easier to ride compared with a skateboard or a self balancing scooter. Other vehicles result in a lot of falls due to hard to balance design, the ArcaMini was designed in order to avoid this unpleasant experience. The effort to keep your balance on the ArcaMini is minimal and riding it should be a pleasant experience.
Do I need a license to ride it?
No, you don't need a license to ride the ArcaMini.
How does body weight influence endurance?
The heavier the rider, the less endurance for the ArcaMini. At maximum acceptable rider's weight, of 120 kg (264lbs), the ArcaMini's endurance is one hour.
Do I need to wear a helmet and protections?
ARCA strongly recommends wearing proper headgear and body protective devices.
What happens if I jump from the ArcaMini while traveling?
ARCA does not encourage jumping from the ArcaMini because injuries can occur. However, if you do this, you need to stop the vehicle from your handheld remote as soon as possible in order to avoid the vehicle running uncontrolled.
What is the ArcaMini's speed and range?
The ArcaMini's maximum speed, at the maximum load of 120kg (264lbs) is 20km/h (12.5mph). The range, at the same load, is 20km 12.5mi. At an average load of 90kg (198lbs) the speed would be the same with a slightly longer range.
Can I ride on inclined surfaces?
You can ride the ArcaMini on inclined surfaces of maximum +/-10 degrees at maximum load. The lower the load, the better the performance.
How do I recharge the batteries?
The off the box charger will allow you to recharge the ArcaMini in 2 hours.
Do the batteries overheat?
The batteries are one of the best quality available on the market, used by ARCA for its aerospace vehicles. We have never had a problem with overheating batteries during the 10 years of usage for this type. Also, the tests that were performed on the ArcaMini indicated that the batteries won't overheat even under combined maximum load and extreme ride conditions.
What is the battery life cycle?
It is well known that all batteries degrade slightly during time and usage. ArcaMini is using only high quality batteries, used by ARCA's aerospace products, that will keep a long life cycle. Upon request, the batteries could be changed by ARCA, either during the warranty time, or after the warranty period for a fee. Properly stored and operated, the ArcaMini batteries could run up to 1,000 recharging cycles.
Can I ride on various terrains?
ARCA recommends using the ArcaMini mostly on flat surfaces, as concrete, paved surfaces, etc. We don't recommend riding the ArcaMini on rocky terrain, water, mud or desert. The ArcaMini could run over the same type of surface as in the case of the skateboard or the self balancing scooter.
What do I do if the ArcaMini gets submerged?
If the ArcaMini will end up submerged in water, the machine must be set out to dry. Do not attempt to power it on if water is present inside.
What maintenance will I need?
Each ArcaMini must be kept clean and dust and water free as much as possible.
May I customize and tune up the ArcaMini?
Customization and tuning the ArcaMini isn't allowed. Any modification or tuning will lead to the loss of warranty. The protective casings, or other accessories aren't considered customization or tuning elements, and are allowed, as long as these are produced by an ARCA authorized producer.
What is the ArcaMini made of?
The structure fully metallic made of aluminum and steel.
When do you deliver the ArcaMini?
ArcaMini can be delivered depending on stock in two weeks.
Do I get warranty?
The ArcaMini comes with a 6-Month warranty against defects. Any defect part will be replaced for free by the company during the 6-Months warranty. The cost of the parts damaged by the consumer will not be supported by the company.
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