owner's Product Review
my opinion, it is the perfect scooter. Less torque then the N-19. I
noticed you weighted it really well to pull a bit to the right to
counter the rotational velocity to the left. Very nice. For a small
scooter, there is minimal torque.
When I scooter solo back to
the Hinkle, I have confidence that I have plenty of battery to get
back. The additional battery adds a bit of stability to the scooter
when compared with the Minnus 1.0. I like that. If I only did boat
diving, I would have gone with the Minnus 1.0. I like the way it
handles in the cave. Very stable, yet turns on a dime. When I scooter
around corners, the scooter handles extremely well. So I have both
stability and performance.
I like the fact that the internals
(both motor and battery pack are redundantly sealed) are protected from
an accidental flood, unlike the Magnus. For boat diving in the ocean, I
view this feature as very important.
I really like the three speeds. I don't like to have to change the prop
like I did with my N-19; I prefer to simply change to one
speeds with the trigger. And the top speed isn't as severe as with the
Magnus. This is to say, top speed on the Minnus is more comfortable
and doable then with the Magnus.
having to deal with a degradation in battery power is also very nice. I
did 40 scooter dives last year on my N-19, and was a bit surprised at
the reduced capacity of the battery because of the use. I went from
about 55minutes to 42 minutes of power. With the battery in the Minnus,
I'm hoping to get a longer battery life. I realize there is a risk of
fire with this battery technology, but I think the benefits greatly
outweigh the costs.
Finally, the light weight of the scooter is
really great handling out of the water. You just can't beat a 38 lb
scooter on land. When driving, I simply strap it into the front seat
with a seat belt. No back issues, no pulled muscles, no need for help
with a buddy.
Doug Chappell tried my scooter when diving with me one time at Ginnie
and was so impressed, he ordered a Minnus 1.5 as well.
For me, this is the perfect scooter. Thank you for the design.
MAGNUS SCOOTER LITHIUM BATTERY PACK NOT APPROVED
FOR AIRLINE TRANSPORT IN A
prepare a dedicated charging area that is cleared of any flammable
materials or other equipment; do not charge the scooter in or
attached to a dwelling with sleeping occupants, and ensure you have a
functioning smoke alarm where the scooter is stored.
Video of Minnus with solid
aluminum prop upgrade ($400 for prop/+$300 with initial purchase). Does
NOT come with custom cherry red paintjob!