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Rio Mobility Firefly
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Powered add on handcycle for manual wheelchairs.
  • Product weight 27 lbs (12.3 kg) [without batteries]
  • Wheel Alloy rim to fit 16" x 1.5" tire with stainless steel spokes
  • Hub motor 24V, 220W geared hub motor with overheat protection
  • Batteries 24V - 10Ah lithium polymer [~5lbs (~2.2kg)]
  • Brake / Parking brake Two Promax lockable V-brakes
  • Tire 16" x 1.5" Kenda Quest all-tread tire, 65 psi max
  • Paint Durable silver and black powder coat with clear coat
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Durability?4.5000
Ease of use?4.5000
Meet expectations?5.0000
Overall Rating:4.500.000.00
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Todd from Portsmouth, NH, USA submitted this review on August 14th 2015 at 01:41 PM. Todd is an end user who has one to six months of experience with the product.
Strengths:Big advantage over heavy power chairs, it's compact and easy to detach from your rigid frame chair making it easy to transport in my car, easy access to restrooms and able to go into restaurant and sit at a table without transferring out of my chair. The biggest strengths are speed, agility and battery life. Also it's surprisingly affordable, I expected it to cost a lot more.
Weaknesses:Initial installation of the mounting brackets is a little tricky but not too bad. I had a friend who is a cyclist help put and it took about half and hour to get everything adjusted. Other weakness is they warn not to get the electronics wet so I don't use it when rain is possible.
Comments:Broke it in on a 10 mile trip on the carriage trails at Arcadia National Park. Lots of rolling hills and I was amazed at the power and speed even uphill. When I got back to the car I still had over 60% of the battery charge left with 10 1/2 miles showing on the trip odometer. The controls are simple to master and it's added an tremendous amount of freedom and enjoyment to my life.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
Trevor from Duffy ACT Australia submitted this review on November 5th 2012 at 02:40 AM. Trevor is an end user who has one to six months of experience with the product.
Strengths:Converts a manual wheelchair into a cost-effective and speedy powerchair/trike. The light allows for 24-7 usage.
By taking the castors off the ground, jolting from pavement cracks take less of a toll on both the wheelchair and user.
A user can casually lean back while motoring along. However, when going up hills, you need to lean forward, thus pressure relieving ones tailbone.
Weaknesses:Steep inclines (better known as hills) drastically cause loss on traction. The inclusion of a basket (with 1 or 2 kgs) improves the problem.
Instructions on the attachment and adjustment of hardware onto the wheelchair is confusing and not straightforward.
Unable to lock battery onto FireFly frame.
Needs a standing frame for when FireFly is not in use.
Attachment of basket onto frame clumsy.
Comments:Had a controller burn-out not long after I got the FireFly, and RioMobility replaced it without question.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
   
 

 



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