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    Flight Ultralight Wheelchair

    I saw a man sitting in this wheelchair yesterday. I never saw anything like it.

    It's a semi-rigid folding chair made of "plastic" [maybe he meant fiberglass?]. It was fully adjustable, had frog legs and an easy to pop-out solid seat insert.

    www.algor.com/news_pub/cust_app/AIR_wheelchair/default.asp

    Aero Innovative Research, Inc. (AIR) of Valley Center, Kansas, designed and manufactures the Flight Ultralight Wheelchair, which provides greater mobility, ease of use ...








    He did not know the cost because his workmen's compensation paid for the wheelchair.

    #2
    Their original website: http://www.airwheelchair.com/ is offline now. But it's a press-molding system (like plastic coated wood basically) if I remember correctly. My problem is it was ugly (and couldn't take my weight). This one, if it's their new one, looks a lot nicer... But...

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      #3
      Warning don't click on this image. You've been warned!!

      I don't see anything different than this one I issued in September of '09...


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        #4
        The folding hinge on the footrests looks like it could be a weak spot and break eventually.

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          #5
          Ooh, the pictures that you posted are so much better. The box-like structural support is what caught my eye. That and the ugly color of the chair something along the lines of a neon crayola lilac purple.

          His chair was scraped and I swear it did look like wood with plastic on it. I wonder what the longevity of the wheelchair will be.

          FYI: the occupant of the wheelchair wasn't skinny, easily 200 lbs. He is thrilled with his chair and tweaking it (i.e. removed the swing-away apart of the tubular armrests, removed the splashguards, changed the position of his brakes to down low to help with clearing his bottom for transfers.) I suggested that he change his COG and he looked puzzled. I guess he is a newbie.

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            #6
            Originally posted by peegy p View Post
            Ooh, the pictures that you posted are so much better. The box-like structural support is what caught my eye. That and the ugly color of the chair something along the lines of a neon crayola lilac purple.
            The photos above are black and white.

            You gotta click on them for the true hideous gems that they are.

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              #7
              You know, I saw this thread and thought to myself: "I'm not gonna comment on how ugly that chair is, AGAIN."

              And then you 2 had to go and bring these pictures back to the forefront of my mind.

              JESUS CHRIST!!! THAT'S ONE UGLY FREAKIN' CHAIR!!!!

              WHO did they think would WANT to roll around in that thing?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


              *deep breath*

              OK.

              Sorry, Wheelchair_Designer. I really tried to keep it to myself because I really hope you succeed because it's an...uh...neat idea? maybe? OK, that's about as good as I can do.

              Suffice it to say, it definitely fits a need that no other chair suits, exactly, and if one were to think they have that need then I'm sure glad the Flight is available for them.




              Originally posted by -scott- View Post
              The photos above are black and white.

              You gotta click on them for the true hideous gems that they are.

              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

              "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                #8
                With a few mods, it would make a decent shower chair.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                  With a few mods, it would make a decent shower chair.
                  I wouldn`t seat in that for get a shower, i prefer my toilet.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by -scott- View Post
                    The photos above are black and white.

                    You gotta click on them for the true hideous gems that they are.
                    OMG did someone barf on it during the injection molding proccess? That is hideous.

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                      #11
                      I don't understand why you guys are ragging on the style and color (digital pink camo). It would look right at home as an end table on someones patio down in Florida

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                        #12
                        There is a lady that comes out to the RISE events here that has one of these chairs, it's painted in the stars and stripes theme and she loves it and swears by it. Of course she's an older lady and not really active in it, so her swearing by it isn't enough to get me to get one...
                        Most everything I say is

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
                          I don't understand why you guys are ragging on the style and color (digital pink camo). It would look right at home as an end table on someones patio down in Florida
                          Are the pink flamingos standard?
                          And the truth shall set you free.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by NoDecafPlz View Post
                            Are the pink flamingos standard?
                            No. Once they get a look at it, they decide it is time for them to migrate elsewhere.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
                              I don't understand why you guys are ragging on the style and color (digital pink camo). It would look right at home as an end table on someones patio down in Florida

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