Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [engadget] TankChair deemed too heavy to use on UK streets
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[engadget] TankChair deemed too heavy to use on UK streets

post #1 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
While we figure that giant, tread-wielding wheelchairs have no trouble selling themselves, a disabled man named Jim Starr is helping them along their merry way -- a story about his TankChair being rejected for street use by UK authorities is giving the company plenty of free advertising. That's not to say that we don't feel for the disabled father of two, and hope he gets to use his snow-crushing, beach-mashing wheelchair in peace -- it's just not particularly surprising that a non-standard vehicle would be illegal to use on public roadways, and as you'll see in the video after the break (at roughly 5:30) the law doesn't seem to be restraining him any.
Source

Check out the link, theres a pic and a video of the "tank chair".
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 51
It looks pretty damn awesome
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4300Mhz Biostar TP67XE Waiting to buy a new one 8GB 1600Mhz 7-8-7-21 1T 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 SSD [250GB] Antec H20 620 Windows 7 x64 Acer S242HL 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 775W NZXT Phantom [White] 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4300Mhz Biostar TP67XE Waiting to buy a new one 8GB 1600Mhz 7-8-7-21 1T 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 SSD [250GB] Antec H20 620 Windows 7 x64 Acer S242HL 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 775W NZXT Phantom [White] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 51
tbh it seems like a great idea! much more mobile than a normal electric wheelchair
new build :)
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.0 ASRock P45XE Gigabye HD4870 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2 1066, 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDGP 1TB, Seagate 250GB * 2 Lite On DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SyncMaster SA350 + SyncMaster Magic CX2032 GW Plus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Gigabyte Superb 550w Gigabyte GZ-X8 Logitech Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
new build :)
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.0 ASRock P45XE Gigabye HD4870 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2 1066, 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDGP 1TB, Seagate 250GB * 2 Lite On DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SyncMaster SA350 + SyncMaster Magic CX2032 GW Plus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Gigabyte Superb 550w Gigabyte GZ-X8 Logitech Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 51
Thread Starter 
If I was disabled I would probably get one. I wonder if it could go up and down stairs.
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 3820
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3820 AsRock X79 Extreme6 Sapphire 6950 2gb Sapphire 6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)  Crucial M4 128gb LG HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define R3 SS Xai SS 4HD Asus Xonar Essence ST 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 51
Hahaha I want one, but can I have a 50 cal mounted gun on mine?
post #6 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Hahaha I want one, but can I have a 50 cal mounted gun on mine?
It is from the UK, so you can't even own a gun!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 1.8 ghz (undervolted) ummm... Dell Intel X3100 2 x 1gb 667mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Fujitsu 7200 RPM 120gb CD-RW/DVD dual boot Vista business 1440x900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 1.8 ghz (undervolted) ummm... Dell Intel X3100 2 x 1gb 667mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Fujitsu 7200 RPM 120gb CD-RW/DVD dual boot Vista business 1440x900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 51
I'm in an electric wheelchair, and I had posted a picture of one like that a long time ago.
Man o Man would I love one like these tanks chairs.
Here is a picture of the chair I posted and then My chair below that.



Torch's Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 w/G0 ASUS P5KC Sapphire HD5770 1GB 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
ADATA S510 120GB SSD, (2)Samsung F3 1TB, Seaga... Asus SATA DVD LinuxMint 13 x86 w/Mate Asus 23" HD 1080p HDMI LED LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 610w PC Power & Cool Silencer Rosewill Blackbone Logitech G400 
Mouse Pad
DOLICA 
  hide details  
Reply
Torch's Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 w/G0 ASUS P5KC Sapphire HD5770 1GB 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
ADATA S510 120GB SSD, (2)Samsung F3 1TB, Seaga... Asus SATA DVD LinuxMint 13 x86 w/Mate Asus 23" HD 1080p HDMI LED LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 610w PC Power & Cool Silencer Rosewill Blackbone Logitech G400 
Mouse Pad
DOLICA 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Hahaha I want one, but can I have a 50 cal mounted gun on mine?
Only in Russia
TagUrTank
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Sapphire HD6990 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 12GB (6x2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce 240GB Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung Blu-Ray combo drive Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Case fans (all slots on the HAF X Filled) Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer V233H Acer V233H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer V233H Apple Keyboard Corsair AX1200w Coolermaster HAFX 
MouseAudioAudio
Microsoft sidewinder x8 Onboard Realtek audio -> Optical out -> Yamaha ... Sennheiser CX500 earbuds 
  hide details  
Reply
TagUrTank
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Sapphire HD6990 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 12GB (6x2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce 240GB Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung Blu-Ray combo drive Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Case fans (all slots on the HAF X Filled) Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer V233H Acer V233H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer V233H Apple Keyboard Corsair AX1200w Coolermaster HAFX 
MouseAudioAudio
Microsoft sidewinder x8 Onboard Realtek audio -> Optical out -> Yamaha ... Sennheiser CX500 earbuds 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 51
It seems that this guys chair has a lower center of gravity so it wont tip over as easily. It is kinda large and might have problems inside stores and such, but I bet its would be great to get out and do things wheels cant. And as being too heavy, thats lame. The tracks would have much less ground pressure that wheeled scooter would have. Though, I would want to put some lights or flashers on it to be safe. Imagine this mated to a Segway, haha, catch me if you can.
Edited by ericld - 1/24/11 at 7:22am
post #10 of 51
probably becuz of britians street conditions and not so much the actual wieght of the chair.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [engadget] TankChair deemed too heavy to use on UK streets