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Old 08-16-14, 06:45 PM
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Design Me A Foo Wheelchair

Well,a littleupdate for all.....

First, I've had a third stroke and now have 92% loss of left leg function. I'm gonna be mostly wheelchair for life, likely. So, here's your chance, Foo....

Design me a wheelchair for a guy that likes to fish, hunt, has all terrain capability and is really, really Fooster Cool! Nuclear, Fusion, Quantum Zero point energy sources are allowed, by the way.

All my assistant Admins and mods will vote on the top 3 designs and those 3 will get free Titanium Membership for life.
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Old 08-16-14, 06:46 PM
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Bonus for artwork showing the design in coolness points, by the way.
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Old 08-16-14, 07:03 PM
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im so sorry tom.
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Old 08-16-14, 07:05 PM
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It's time for Science Fiction!

I would propose not a wheelchair at all but a host.

Maybe those kids coming from down south would offer a platform for compensation and a green card.

Like indentured servitude.

A couple of lost years and then WHAM citizenship with benefits.
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Old 08-16-14, 07:20 PM
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Well first off it is going to need satellite wifi so you are never off line from Bike Forums.

And I am seeing tracks instead of wheels. Maybe even something that can climb stairs.

Maybe fitted with GPS so you can wander out in the wild without getting lost.

g-u-n racks of course.

Inflatable pontoons so you can roll right out into the lake just like James Bond.

Any objections to a nuclear fission power plant?

And of course you are going to need a bicycle horn and American flags but I think that comes standard. .
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Old 08-16-14, 07:22 PM
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would have to use litium cella as the power source and i agree with tracks
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Old 08-16-14, 07:32 PM
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Very sorry to hear this. I'm not much on designing but if a handcycle is in your future, I'll share what I know.
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Old 08-16-14, 07:38 PM
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Forget the wheels. You need a robotic exoskeleton.

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Old 08-16-14, 07:52 PM
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This seems so you. Sorry to hear about your setback.

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Old 08-16-14, 07:59 PM
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Forget the wheels. You need a robotic exoskeleton.

Ekso Bionics

Can you get it with pontoons and a bicycle horn?
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No wheel chair design(Not enough info re: your needs, and I don't exactly work in PT either. I volunteer at the local hospital and know there is a wide range of chairs.) I installed Lizard Skins DSP bartape on the chair belonging to one of my clients/"Mothers" that looks darn impressive and didn't take too long to install. She'll never actually use it for grip(has MS), but it looks darn sharp(2 colors used: Blue and Lime Green.). I'll try to remember to take a pic tomorrow.
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I don't know much about wheelchairs but you're gonna have a rough time topping that well thought out design I'll bet.
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Can't remember the name right now, but there was a company with a show on discovery that made just that. The all terrain hunting fishing wheelchair running on a diesel engine I think.

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There it is... the ripchair. Bet it costs a bundle, but it would take you anywhere.
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Wow there are a bunch of tracked chairs out there.....Many more than that.
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Old 08-17-14, 08:53 AM
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I want original Foo Designs, folks! This is a fun thread to stir creative juices and allow me to exercise my sense of humor. Hyperdrives, SF stuff, anything goes. Antigrav wold be cool, too. Oh, and make it fast enough that I can create a sonic boom if I want.

Have fun with this and give me your best Foo Crazy ideas! Like I said, free Ti for the best three concepts, as judged by my staff.
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For one thing, it's gotta have a James Bond style jet pack in order to reach and get out of those inaccessible fishing holes.
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Not foo (just a mechanic , not a computer programmer ) but

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i have a friend with one .. it works
a better technogy use than Segue' just getting cops around in shopping malls

.. or offering George W another IQ test to demonstrate his shortcomings ..
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I would picture your wheelset involving something like these:


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Design Me A Foo Wheelchair

Well, a couple of sheets of plywood and say a used 24 hp lawn tractor engine + waterproof fabric + ingenuity ='s a hover craft.
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Porters and a ghun bearer. You know. Get one of those shaded chairs mounted on two poles with four or more flunkys to haul you around. Then get a water boy and a hot young chick to fan you with a peacock tail. You be da bomb. All natural, too.

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Aw man, Tom! I check in to Foo for the first time in a while and see this. Enough with the medical issues already!!! Glad you're recovering at home, at least.

My design skills are... limited. But I will give this a bit of thought...
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Sorry to hear that.
As for the design....I don't have any artistic capability, but you need off-road ability and should be rolling on some 33x15x10 TA's.
4 WD and 4 wheel steering are a must to get through the tigh spaces. You should also have an M2a mounted overhead for the crocs that might try to investigate a little too closely. Refigerated 6 pack holder to the left side so you and rod/reel holders on the right side.
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Old 08-18-14, 10:26 AM
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Sorry to hear about things Tom.
I have a couple of ideas though, I think your own personal hovercraft is in order to suit your needs. Here's a link to some 60's era versions to start the creative juices flowing, just imagine how well one of those would work with it's own flux capacitor for power!
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