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This wheelchair design is totally awesome! It does not change the functionality and comfort of the original chair, but adds the Victorian elements that bring the chair to another level visual appeal. Colors and materials are amazing and true to Steampunk. Looks like pieces/components can be removed to put on new wheelchair in the future. Some things to work on: the Joystick is too large/heavy; the original joystick (sadly) can’t be changed much; arm rests look great but also unable to be alter too much for ease of use.
Great design that actually looks like a souped up– hotrod Victorian wheelchair from the 1800s! Cushions look squishy and comfortable. The connectors for the leg plates look scrolly (viney), cool and awesome (Kyron really likes them). Piston makes chair wider (looks really cool) but could cause problems going through doors. Some things to work on: wheels are a bit too big and has no joystick or discernible arm rests; back wheel doesn’t look like it’ll support the chair like the Quantum edge (needs a base with six wheels); not sure where the electrics would be.
This design looks like it could go to the moon : ) The armrests look cool and are well integrated with the tanks. The seat looks mega comfortable for long trips. The bag on the back is really convenient and helps to transport lots of different items. We love the joystick, but it needs to be to the side and not in the front of the wheelchair. Things to work on: looks a bit bulky and top heavy; love the grill, but lights would have to have a separate battery, as we cannot tap into the electrics; footrest doesn’t look big enough for two feet.
Thanks for the base, Terry!