Yesterday we arrived in Malta. My flight was via Gatwick and all went well till I recovered my wheels in Malta. On occasion Genny goes into a "just not having it" mode after a rough ride. The start button on the infokey control shows an exclamation mark sign and 2 flashing feet accompanied by bleeping. The warning inhibited an active startup so we were stuck at airport arrivals with a wheelchair that wouldn't start. We dragged it through immigration and into the baggage reclaim area where I tried to repair whatever was wrong.
Where this has occurred before it has always righted itself within a few minutes but this was different. I tried the Segway reset by removing both batteries to no effect. The next option I tried was to swap infokeys - hourrah! Genny started.
We missed our booked taxi that gave up on us as we were so late but we had finally arrived
Malta has considerable history with just about everyone having a go at it at one time or another including the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, the Order of St. John, the French and the British. Malta finally became an independent state in 1964, and a republic in 1974. Since 2004 the country has been a member state of the European Union.
You may notice some signls that Britain had a hand in Malta
How nice to be up and running again. It took me about 2 hours to put Genny together again. I had intended to get the main Segway base unit shotblasted and protected by some kind of coating but I couldn't wait. As my wheels are frequently on the beach, the salty environment has tarnished the aluminium and some corrosion is apparent. I was going to apply the sort of coating you would use on alloy wheels but maybe next time eh?
The EO24 error has not occurred again and things are much less twitchy. I made several adjustments to the seating and footrest position so the ride is different but the steering has improved and it is easier to operate
I'm a lot happier with my wheels now. I feel better able to handle issues that may arise. I like the design of the Genny and it was great to discover that at the core of it is a perfectly ordinary Segway i2, if you can call a Segway ordinary
I am even OK with the Segway discontinuation of the i2 model and the release of the i2SE. From the various forums it seems not uncommon that a Segway goes around the clock. By that I mean there seem to be many Segways that have hit 9,999 miles and still working. I have also discovered that should my Segway give up on me it would be possible to install the updated i2SE with relative ease
At this point future adventures include a trip to Malta after Christmas and the Caribbean is also going to happen - more to follow...