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    2 or 3 guys here in France have bought this model from CNEbike. I've read their posts on a forum. It seems to be in accordance with the description, and the quality is good. Fast delivery too.
    There'no parts to bolt to the chair, it works with big pliers on each side, and I think it can fit foldable chairs (maybe with footrest removed). All the parts are adjustable.
    Pretty interesting for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete4sake View Post
    So there are 3 battery options? Seems like a no brainer to go 11.6 ah if those prices are accurate. I am pretty interested as well, from videos etc looks like you don't need to add any docking mechanism to your chair so it should work with folder? What did you buy from alibaba / was it good quality?
    Agreed, the biggest ah is definitely the way to go, with that minimal price difference.

    My most recent purchase from alibaba was a couple of bearings to convert an imperial bearing size to a metric size (or vice versa, I can?t remember). I couldn?t even find that type of bearing within Australia. The bearings work fine and arrived very quickly. But Alibaba is just a method for multiple companies to sell through...similar to eBay and Amazon. So it all depends on the supplier. Having said that, I?ve purchased a number of items from China via eBay, alibaba, etc, and am yet to find any real faults. Admittedly none of my purchases have been expensive ones, but if the cheap products are ok, you would think the more expensive ones would be too.
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    I think this is the hardware for the one in the original post



    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    Pretty interesting, especially the price!
    I'd like to see details of the coupling system.
    Notice that the lower part, an inverted T, must go between your feet. On my Ti chairs, I'd have to cut and weld that part to come down at a more acute angle, in front of footplate, then extend horizontally. I expect that the lateral tube must socket in a pair of pillows when it picks up the front of the chair; otherwise there's no lateral connection to the power wheel and it would not stay in place, so I'd need to fix something under the foot plate.
    Somebody ought to invest ~$500 in one of these and get back to us
    and if the coast is clear, I'd get one!

    EDIT: I followed this link below the video:https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT

    The attachment and the device on this site don't match the attachment or device in the video, but they are very similar.
    If I could get the device on the site with the coupler in the video for $500 and it was reliable and powerful enough for hills, I'd be a customer.
    I'd like to know the weight but couldn't find it.

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    The one in the video seems to self-lock when thrust into it's receiver, much like a line coupler for pneumatic shop tools.
    It's much different from the above-in fact everything looks different excepting the general concept.
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    Went back and looked at first clip again and I see what you are saying


    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    The one in the video seems to self-lock when thrust into it's receiver, much like a line coupler for pneumatic shop tools.
    It's much different from the above-in fact everything looks different excepting the general concept.

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    I agree. Haven't found a link to the one in the original video, but didn't look very hard. That one looks the simplest in design, and the ease of coupling is very attractive.

    Can anyone tell where the video is from? Korean? I suspect it is a local product.
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    just took the gamble and ordered one from https://www.alibaba.com/. wish me luck lol i'll let ye know how it goes

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT
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    thats pretty cheap, cheaper than the one i was linked from ebay, i was looking at around ?800 this one would be around ?400, let us know how it goes, ive been told they are quite good

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    Quote Originally Posted by scurl View Post
    just took the gamble and ordered one from https://www.alibaba.com/. wish me luck lol i'll let ye know how it goes

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta....71a8bdeZHFeIT
    Looks like you’ve found an exact copy of the latest Firefly. Very interested to hear how it goes...good luck!
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rAdGie View Post
    thats pretty cheap, cheaper than the one i was linked from ebay, i was looking at around ?800 this one would be around ?400, let us know how it goes, ive been told they are quite good
    All up was 690 US of which 195 US was shipping so cheap as compared to getting a Firefly to AUST. Chinese holidays just about to start so will be delay in it being sent but all G

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