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Disabled Explorers Wheelchair

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File this under "Why didn't we think of this?" Realizing the limitations of conventional wheelchairs for disabled folks who like to camp out, the righteous dudes at Disabled Explorers devised an elegant solution: Fab up a chassis and some brackets for a couple of drive motors, install some batteries to power them and a joystick to control them, swap out those rickety wheelchair rims for Mattracks-style vehicle tracks, and presto! Electric mobility for the elderly or impaired. The camo version shown here has been ordered for our Midwest Bureau, to be presented at the Senior Editor's retirement party, some 30 years from now. And check out our feature on the Disabled Explorers' unique Sportsmoble van conversion in next month's issue. (Info: www.disabledexplorers.org)

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