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    [QUOTE=Sugarcube;1885116] Weird...I wonder...

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    Weird...I wonder when they changed from 24V to 36V, and why, as I don’t believe their claimed distance on the website ever changed.

    I’ve purchased a couple of...
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    Either that or buy a new controller at the same...

    Either that or buy a new controller at the same time, as the original one will blow if a 36V battery is connected to it!
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    Same chemistries. If you look at the link I...

    Same chemistries. If you look at the link I provided the certificate covers both the MX1 and 2 (two versions of each), but my point was that each airline sets different limits on the power of...
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    If you’re happy buying through Alibaba.com (which...

    If you’re happy buying through Alibaba.com (which I am), here’s a link to the appropriate 24V battery. It comes with the battery slide holder in case there are any compatibility problems with yours...
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    I?ve just remembered about a thread from last...

    I?ve just remembered about a thread from last year which will be of interest to you:
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?261585-A-manual-wheelchair-becomes-a-scooter

    You might want to...
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    From memory there are four female connectors on...

    From memory there are four female connectors on the base of the Firefly battery, which are then linked in the connector which then has 2 wires (red and black) exiting. I’m relying on memory as I’m...
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    I’d be a bit concerned about the loss of weight...

    I’d be a bit concerned about the loss of weight (and the consequent loss of traction) on the drive wheel if you did that.
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    Correct nonoise. Here’s the link to the IATA...

    Correct nonoise. Here’s the link to the IATA certification that confirms the voltages etc. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9RfdhFIRH5HUmlMOWEwQk5hQXc/view. (As an aside, there are some...
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    A few options: - any ebike shop should either be...

    A few options:
    - any ebike shop should either be able to get you a suitable battery, or rebuild your existing one, as they are pretty standard bike batteries.
    - try looking on second hand sites.
    -...
  10. There is one in Brisbane, Australia. It’s one of...

    There is one in Brisbane, Australia. It’s one of several ways to get down to the river from the CBD. https://goo.gl/maps/QZPx4EnF8qvzqtXV7

    In our visits there I’ve always thought that it’s a...
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    You must be really young. Data didn’t exist in...

    You must be really young. Data didn’t exist in the original Star Trek series!!!
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    It?s been doing that for the past year or...

    It?s been doing that for the past year or thereabouts. Strangely, you can edit your post, and change all the question marks for the correct punctuation, which will remain corrected in the edited...
  13. Thanks Brad. He’s now using a Roho. I forget...

    Thanks Brad. He’s now using a Roho. I forget which one, but it’s air filled at the rear, foam at the front, and the air-filled sections can be at different pressures left/right. The primary cause...
  14. Another 6 months on...can’t believe how long skin...

    Another 6 months on...can’t believe how long skin takes to grow...it’s only just fully covered the pressure sore area. That’s over a year since the sore appeared...a fifteenth of his life!
    ...
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    Alber SMOOV (alternative to SmartDrive)

    https://www.smoov.com/aa-en/#

    Not sure whether anyone has come across this alternative to the SmartDrive?

    Cost seems to be similar to the SD in Australia.

    Range is better than the SD, but...
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    I watch my son connect his SmartDrive, and can...

    I watch my son connect his SmartDrive, and can see why you are struggling. (He manages ok, but he’s T6). Could you try putting your SmartDrive on a small step, sufficient to get it at the correct...
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    Very talented! (Although it’s the start of...

    Very talented! (Although it’s the start of winter here down under!).

    Whoever did the camera work (and editing) has some talent too. How many times did you need to play the whole song through, to...
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    We found the best option for selecting our son’s...

    We found the best option for selecting our son’s latest chair was having a good relationship with a local supplier/distributor, who we trust. So rather than having the dilemma of selecting from all...
  19. Lots of good discussion in this thread. I’ll...

    Lots of good discussion in this thread. I’ll throw in a bit of an engineering query....

    You’ve said that you’ll only be using one powered wheel. That’s fine, the SmartDrive only has one, and has...
  20. So the Explore webpage still exists, but it’s no...

    So the Explore webpage still exists, but it’s no longer visible if you go to Icon’s website (or at least it isn’t when accessing the page from Australia)? Weird.
  21. Hmmm...interesting. Until I looked today (as a...

    Hmmm...interesting. Until I looked today (as a result of this thread), that bike was marketed as the Icon Explore (from memory), and was on Icon’s website (http://iconwheelchairs.com/). It’s no...
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    nonoise has provided details of the only commercially available set-up that I’m aware of.

    You can find some other connection options on YouTube. Most of them are dependent on your specific...
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    If you were purchasing items in the US only, then...

    If you were purchasing items in the US only, then you might be correct. FreeWheel cost $600 vs Firefly cost $2400, so you’ve got a bit of $$ to play with (and obviously your frame would cost less...
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    Having seen my son use both a Firefly (lots) and...

    Having seen my son use both a Firefly (lots) and a Dragonfly (once) I’d suggest:
    - there’s not enough weight on that powered hub to provide traction
    - how do you control the speed of the motor...
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    Apparently that’s a welding requirement, ie they...

    Apparently that’s a welding requirement, ie they need a hole when making the handrim circumferential weld, presumably because there would be an issue trying to weld up the last bit if air was trapped...
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