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    Icon Wheelchairs - new front end design

    We listened to the advice we got here, and reduced the curve in the front end. We think the aesthetic is improved, so a thousand thank-you's to everyone for their (sometimes harsh, but always helpful) advice - please, please, please keep it coming.

    Chairs have started to ship, so hopefully there will be feedback from the first production run shortly.

    Here are some photos of the new front end, and some art photos that Christian took - fellow gear-heads on here will appreciate the product placement for our manufacturing partner in the background.

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    Our assembly area:

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    The quality level is unbelievably high, the consistency is incredible, and we couldn't be any happier - it's been a long road, and the help and encouragement we've had from the members here has gone a long way to help us keep our heads down, working hard.

    Thanks again.

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    Very nice

    How much does the one in your picture weight ?

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    That's a great update! Looks really good. Love the pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffAdams View Post
    We listened to the advice we got here, and reduced the curve in the front end. We think the aesthetic is improved, so a thousand thank-you's to everyone for their (sometimes harsh, but always helpful) advice - please, please, please keep it coming.

    Chairs have started to ship, so hopefully there will be feedback from the first production run shortly.

    Here are some photos of the new front end, and some art photos that Christian took - fellow gear-heads on here will appreciate the product placement for our manufacturing partner in the background.

    Attachment 42561

    Attachment 42562

    Our assembly area:

    Attachment 42563


    Attachment 42564

    Attachment 42565

    The quality level is unbelievably high, the consistency is incredible, and we couldn't be any happier - it's been a long road, and the help and encouragement we've had from the members here has gone a long way to help us keep our heads down, working hard.

    Thanks again.

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    Looks like a few things have been redesigned. I really like the flow of the new front end much better (as well as the the new fork housings).

    Aesthetics aside, it looks like more structurally sound (not that the initial design was unsound). The location of the welds on the "ram's horn" front looked like they'd be subject to linear and rotational stresses and would be more difficult to weld cleanly. The new front also looks like it less-likely to bend under severe stress. Did Multimatic do any testing on the new design to see if this was the case?

    I noticed that the camber tube is below the base frame in these pics and it looks like the top pic has some camber to it. Was something redesigned to allow the camber tubes to be located either above or below the base frame. Maybe I'm wrong, but this didn't appear to be possible on production Icon 1.0

    Very nice improvements!


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    @SCI_OTR - The frame can be "flipped" - for either high or low front seat height - it's one of the ways that we achieved the range from 16 to 23".

    This photo of the two frames to the left (stage right) shows one frame configured for low and one for high - note the seat (or assembly bench in this case) to footrest difference.

    Also, the "stance" of the front wheels corresponds to the rear spacing - on the chair to the right, with the wider rear axle spacing, the front wheels are set wider, and similarly, the one in the middle has the front wheels set to more closely match the rear footprint.

    (And if it gets there and the person using it doesn't like it, they can change it)

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    The camber is adjustable as a standard feature - you can pick and choose from 0, 2, 4, and 6, by changing out a bolt.

    We did a complete RESNA re-test on the new design, as well as a complete retest with FEA - and you're right, it's a lot stronger - we went well beyond the RESNA pass/fail benchmark - we took the chance to re-test the frame also.

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    How do you do a floor to chair transfer?

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    Where can I find a pic from the rear? Thanks

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    Looks good Jeff. I swear you're winning me over. Can the front seat height be adjusted in inches between 16 and 23? Or some other increment.
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