I don't know of any other scooter that can do all this. I'll talk about the Flyte first and then I'll tell you about the docking station.The Flyte is a portable 4mph class 2'pavement' scooter, but as you can see it's very different from the'usual' portable scooter. Quingo have approached the design of a portable scooter in a very clever way. Instead of trying to make everything as small and light as possible, Quingo have made a portable scooter that fits'real' sized people. Unlike virtually every other portable scooter, the Flyte has LOADS of space. If you have hip, knee or leg problems, it's a huge benefit, as you can get on and off easily and there's lots of leg room to stretch out.
Carrying capacity of the Flyte is way ahead too; 160kg or 25 stone. The other'problem with most small scoots is their range; usually only about 6 to 8 miles. Instead of the usual 2 x little12ah batteries fitted to nearly every other small scoot, Quingo fit 4 x big 22ah ones, giving a claimed range of over 20 miles. You may well never travel that far in a day, but it's so nice having that spare capacity there and not constantly having to look at the battery gauge, wondering if you'll run out. The Flyte uses Quingo's patented and very clever 5 wheel technology.
I've used 3 wheelers a lot over the years as my own personal transport and I like them for the great manoeuvrability. The turning circle on them is so good and it's nice not having to 3 point turns in supermarkets and shops. A lot of people prefer the'stability' of a 4 wheeler though and Quingo have cleverly combined the benefits of both. The Flyte is essentially a 3 wheel design, but with an extra 2 wheels fitted at the front corners. It gives the Flyte the stability of a 4 wheeler, but the tight turning circle and manoeuvrability of a 3 wheeler.
So how do Quingo manage to pack all of this into a scooter that is still'portable'? They designed the Flyte and it's'docking station' to work'as one'. The docking station is a substantial and very expensive looking piece of equipment. It will fit in the back of most cars, even relatively small ones. If you have a small hatchback then you have to fold down the back seats.The docking station is then permanently fitted in the car. I say'permanently', but there is no bolting, drilling or screwing needed. It mounts with a series of clever adjustable pads and supports, that will adjust to fit securely in most cars. Once fitted, you just open your boot, extend the ramp, drive the Flyte up to it, fold the seat and tiller on the Flyte and using the remote control which is in the'boot' compartment on the Flyte, drive it up the ramp and into your car. The Flyte locks itself into position automatically.
Put the remote away, close your car boot and your done. No lifting, no bending and no dismantling. For anyone who struggles to bend or to lift; IE most of us who use scooters!And it's so quick and easy to do. Actually faster than it is to describe. Have a look at some of the online videos of it and you'll see just how clever and quick it is. AND you don't have to worry about your scooter'flying' around your boot whenever you go round a corner, (something I'm sure all of you who have carried an'ordinary' scooter in your car will have experienced); Once loaded, the Flyte'locks' into the docking station and is solidly fixed down to it.
This example is in very nice condition with just the odd little mark from normal use. It has had only one owner from new. The ramp is all there and full functional. The Flyte has been cleaned, lub'ed, checked and tested it and it is of course in perfect working order.The batteries have been tested and passed on our Professional Battery Load Tester, which unlike the cheap volt meters used by many dealers tests the actual amp hour'capacity' and strength of the batteries, not just the voltage. All you need to do is fit the docking station to your car and off you go. Instruction for fitting can be found on-line and it's a straightforward task, taking no more than about 20 minutes to do. The ramp is heavy though, so you will need a strong or able bodied person or two to fit it.
Overall then, a very nice example of this complete mobility'solution'; perfect for those with limited strength or mobility, great for those who want a portable scooter with the capability to go that bit further and especially suited to taller persons, or the more'generously proportioned'. In fact, ideal for anyone who doesn't want to be faffing about with dismantling, reassembling and lifting scooters in an out of their boot. Something none of us like doing, especially in the rain!
UK Mainland Buyers Only Please. If you're not, contact me and I'll see what I can do. This ensures that your scooter or chair arrives with you safely and even more importantly keeps you safe too., costs to deliver to these more'remote' locations. It's also nice to know that it's reached you in one piece! Not something you can always be sure of with couriers! I would rather do that than sell an unsuitable item to you.
Mobility Scooters and Chairs come in a HUGE variety of different types and sizes and people do too, so matching one to the other requires knowledge and experience. The item "QUINGO FLYTE + REMOTE CONTROL + DOCKING STATION / RAMP Complete set. Refurbished" is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Health & Beauty\Medical & Mobility\Mobility/Walking Equipment\Mobility Scooters". The seller is "scootintheboot" and is located in Croston. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.