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  • pattherat's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 08:37 PM
    You should still be able to turn on the controller with it's own power button after it shuts down from driving. The battery voltage will rise a bit...
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 06:33 PM
    I wanted a voltmeter to watch battery discharge. With no experience with this thing, a 3 mile loop to go on, and cheap lead batteries, I want to be...
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    09-23-2018, 04:48 PM
    If you don't want to go through the trouble of making a solid rod with rod ends you can just replace it with any mountain bike shock that is 165mm or...
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    09-23-2018, 04:29 PM
    It's just the "preview post" that's not working. Proof read and hit the "submit reply" button and it will post.
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    09-23-2018, 04:27 PM
    Sorry to hear about your wife, I hope she's doing well. Many times you get stuck because your manual wheels hit the ground as your drive wheels dig...
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 10:23 PM
    Here Are pics Tomorrow I will open the kill switch and put my fluke meter across it to measure the actual current to get a fix on how accurate this...
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 10:10 PM
    My wife had a serious hear attack a week ago Monday and was released from hospital this past Tuesday, so I dropped this ball. Today her daughter and...
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    09-22-2018, 11:04 AM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Vehicle Question in Equipment
    My 2015 GTI works well for me, but I wish they made a 3 door! (two doors on pass side) It's such a PITA to put my chair in the back when a passenger...
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 11:06 PM
    No. I picked it up disassembled from an elevator company that replaced it with modern stuff. It's counterweighted with a simple but very clever...
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    09-21-2018, 01:57 PM
    and while on the subject of elevators, here's mine if you haven't seen it:
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 01:36 PM
    Don't see how I could get it to go into the compartment when closing or I'd have done it long ago.
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  • pattherat's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 01:08 PM
    I think any durable medical place that services powerchairs should be able to reprogram it with a handheld dealer type programmer for you. If that...
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    09-21-2018, 12:46 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    PM got-I'll ship once we figure out how much stuff to send. Pat-you should try to find male and female TPS (throttle pos snsr) plugs. Perhaps GM...
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    09-21-2018, 12:33 PM
    Thanks for sharing all this knowledge, you have obviously put a lot of time and thought into this stuff. I was thinking all last night and this...
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    09-21-2018, 12:25 PM
    Exactly. Well pretty much.
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  • pfcs49's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 12:04 PM
    Very nice deal! Pretty easily fabricated. I like the tracks and rollers. I hadn't seen them before or I would have used them here. ( I mounted this...
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    09-20-2018, 10:03 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    I thought about how to accommodate a quad when my buddy Ted, Mr. Sporto, got an Audi A3, same chassis as my GTI. The neat thing about these...
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    09-20-2018, 08:47 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    Looks like that sender has potentiometers. At the level of modifications you?re doing I think the featherlight would be a waste of money. And, an...
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    09-20-2018, 07:38 PM
    That's exactly what I'm doing. See the pic I posted above? I don't plan on having a pedal on the floor so there is no need for a switch. Even if I do...
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    09-20-2018, 07:17 PM
    I wouldn't choose the 18" axle. You can always widen one but never narrow it! You'll find that with some 1/2" copper water pipe you can fine-tune...
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    09-20-2018, 05:56 PM
    Afterwards, I realized that if I put several turns into the rope around the rod, it would soften the action and prevent the rope getting shocked at...
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    09-20-2018, 05:07 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    Patterat: "The reason I?m considering it is because I?m building a custom vehicle that has no room for a pedal assembly. Because of this it?s...
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    09-20-2018, 04:13 PM
    That?s how long I've been driving VW GTI?s I always try to not let go of the hatchback when I?m putting something in the trunk which usually fails...
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    09-20-2018, 02:07 PM
    You?re right, it?s all about resistance. There is absolutely no benefit to the user if the resistance is the same on a featherlite and a conventional...
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    09-19-2018, 06:21 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    It all started a long time ago with a paralyzed racecar driver and a clapped out 85 GTI we called "The Pimple" because it was blistered to hell!...
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    09-19-2018, 09:21 AM
    2015 Camaro APPS is similar. There are two metal roll pins on the door of the compartment that hold the two springs in place. Once you knock these...
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    09-18-2018, 10:25 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Featherlite Hand Controls in Equipment
    A West: "The featherlite sounds interesting. But I do like the feedback of mechanical controls. It's like a Mercedes vs BMW. The Mercedes dampens...
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    09-18-2018, 08:32 PM
    Happen to have a 6 month review? Did you get used to them or get rid of them?
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    09-18-2018, 08:30 PM
    There are rods that attach to the turn signal that can be bent or positioned where you want it. Sure-grip makes a crossover rod that allows you to...
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    09-18-2018, 03:42 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Colostomy questions in Care
    all the time. Once you get comfortable with the adhesion of the flange (and I got comfy when I realized it was very reliably adhering) and after...
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    Hi.....I'm a 33 year old female t11 para/brain injury post 18 years looking for some help. I am highly interested in your invention simply for times I am out and about and I don't want to get cranky and bitching pushing on the sidewalks and hills etc. I live in washington state and will probably be in coronado cali for a few weeks in jan, possibly a week in phoenix in febraury. Any shot on getting me one of these for my old manual quickie? I've always just pushed, never power but shit, I'm sick of it 24/7. Please let me know........
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    Hey there,
    I am a new member. I am always looking for mobility options since I live in a very hilly area, but don't want to move.
    Here in Spain, everyone is waiting for the Zinger to come out. I keep reading that the company has given that up. There is a new chair called the Boma, also on You Tube, but costs as much as a new car. It does look rather promising though. I would like to know if your invention is available or what your expectations of it are.
    Thanks for any news.
    Cheers,
    10C
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    Hi Pat. Just giving credit where it is due.

    As you may have seen in my other posts, I am in the process of replacing my old electric and manual chairs.

    I have a new ZRA ordered. Coming in a few weeks. I read you are turning them out on an individual basis now.Don't be surprised if you see an e-mail from me asking you to build me one!

    All the best.
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    Hi Pat,
    How's it going my fellow Air Force Veteran? Hope you & your business is doing well. I sent you a friend request to be my Care Cure Community friend.Hope you will accept my invitation. Be well my friend!
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  5. http://www.beachmobility.com/video.html
    these are of the original prototype ...I've since switched to a smaller controller with built in actuator control and a cleaner easier means of attaching to the manual chair.
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    Hey Pat... Do you have a video available for your as yet unnamed device. All the links I have found are no good anymore. I want to see it operate as opposed to the zinger. There are alot of us out here waiting, wondering , and wanting. Grange
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    When will you be going to market with your wheelchair assist device? Will you ask for volunteers to field test it for you? I wish you had it on the market now!!
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