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Fly-Lite
by Drive Medical (Model No. DFL19)

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The Fly-Lite is a stylish transport chair with great upholstery options.
$185.00
List Price: $366.57
Our low price includes:
  • "Best on the Web" Return Policy
  • Easy-To-Fold Design
  • Swing-Away Footrests
  • Seat-Back Carry Pocket
  • FREE Seat Belt
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
 
4.7
98% of reviewers recommend this!
4.7 stars
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2nd Day: $79.95          Overnight: $124.95
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Features

  • One of the lightest options at a great price
  • Choice of three great frame and upholstery colors
  • Standard rear wheel locks
  • 8" rear casters and 6" front casters 

Key Specs

    • Overall Width - Folded: 9"
  • Quick-Release Axles: No
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Weight: 17 lbs.
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Overview of the Fly-Lite

The Drive Medical Fly-Lite Transport Chairs is one of the lightest chairs on the market. It features a durable aluminum frame, tool free, height adjustable swing-away footrests and a carry pocket built on the backrest. With transport in mind the fold-down back makes the Fly-Lite a perfect choice for easy storage and transport.



Measuring Guide

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Seat Depth1
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.

Back Height2
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.

Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.

Hanger Angle4
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.

Seat Width5
Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.

Wheel Camber6
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.

Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.

Footrest Width8
Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.

Center of Gravity9
Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.

Seat to Footrest Length10
Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.

Backrest Angle11
Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.

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Specifications for the Fly-Lite

Frame Type:    Folding
Overall Width - Folded:    9"
Overall Length w/Footrest:    33.00"
Seat Widths:    19"
Seat Depths:    16"
Overall Width Open - Add to Seat Width:    3.00"
Seat to Floor Height:    18.00"
Hemi Height Option:    No
Back Height:    18"
Angle-adjustable Back:    No
Fold-down back for easy transport:    Yes
Reclining Back Option:    No
Rear Wheel Size:    8"
Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option:    No
Quick-Release Axles:    No
One-Arm Drive Option:    No
Armrest Options:    Fixed Height
Legrest Options:    Swing-Away
Removable Legrests:    Yes
Expedited Shipping Available:    Yes
Product Weight:    17

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Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 17 lbs.
Box 1
Shipping Weight: 19.50 lbs.
Length: 30.00"
Width: 22.00"
Height: 7.50"

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Fly-Lite Customer Reviews

Our reviews are written by customers who have bought and used this item.
Features
 
5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
VERY GOOD PRODUCT
Reviewer: H. from Coronado, CA (caregiver)

End User Desc: 88 YEAR OLD WHO WALKS VERY POORLY FOR SHORT DISTANCES

Strengths: VERY LIGHTWEIGHT VERY PORTABLE ATTRACTIVE

Weaknesses: NONE REALLY, ALTHOUGH IT IS LOWER TO SIT IN THAN MANY

Reviewed on 09/28/2014

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Features
 
5
Quality
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
Fine workmanship, light, very easy to fold
Reviewer: G. from Philadelphia, PA (caregiver)

End User Desc: 91-yr-old with Parkinson's and lower limb neuropathy

Strengths: Folding the chair is a snap. The ease of lifting the chair into a car trunk is wonderful. Chair is attractive and very well made. The parts click together and apart quickly and easily.

Weaknesses: Bringing the chair down over a high curb. Would like to see a bigger pedal for caregiver's foot to press the lower back of the chair to tilt the front slightly up as the chair is rolled down over curb.

Reviewed on 09/20/2014

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Features
 
4
Quality
 
4
Ease of Use
 
3
Meets Expectations
 
4
Overall
 
3.8/ 5
Most features are O.K.
Reviewer: L. from Chama, NM (caregiver)

End User Desc:

Strengths: Lightweight and easy to load. I don't know how durable it will be, because I haven't had it that long. It should hold up, however since I only use it in the car.

Weaknesses: Definitely the fact that every time I fold it up to load, the foot rests fall off and then I have to take the time to line them up to get them back on! There ought to be a way to secure them when the chair is folded up so they don't fall off. That should be improved on. It's very frustrating.

Reviewed on 09/14/2014

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Features
 
4
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
4.8/ 5
Good price
Reviewer: G. from San pedro, CA (caregiver)

End User Desc: Bad leg

Strengths: Good andstrong

Weaknesses:

Reviewed on 08/31/2014

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Features
 
5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
Thank you for all your help in getting it to us in the time of need.
Reviewer: P. from Stockton, CA (caregiver)

End User Desc: 95yr female with Atrial fibrillation and no energy, she has found it very helpful to go to MD appts. The helpers find it so helpful because of the lig

Strengths: It is safe, attractive and very easy to use. Many of our friends have remarked as to the great help it is.

Weaknesses: Have not experienced any weakness in it as yet and do not anticipate any. Thank you so much for your good service and help.

Reviewed on 08/21/2014

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Features
 
2
Ease of Use
 
1
Meets Expectations
 
1
Overall
 
1.3/ 5
Way too low and not comfortable.
Reviewer: H. from Wamego, KS

End User Desc: I am 76 years old and cannot walk because of knees. This chair is way too low and very uncomfortable. Wish I would not have gotten it.

Strengths: None.

Weaknesses: Sits too low.

Reviewed on 07/05/2014

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Features
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
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5.0/ 5
Very easy to use.
Reviewer: B. from St Paul, MN (caregiver)

End User Desc: Unable to walk.

Strengths: Simplicity

Weaknesses: Weight is not as advertised. With footrests, this transport chair weighs 19 pounds, and it was advertised as 14.5 pounds. This is significantly heavier and misleading. Would have returned for this reason alone, but I found it not to be too cumbersome.

Reviewed on 06/07/2014

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Features
 
5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
Overall
 
5.0/ 5
Reviewer: G. from Pleasanton, CA (caregiver)

End User Desc: 70 year old female with Alzheimer's disease.

Strengths: Light

Weaknesses: None

Reviewed on 06/06/2014

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Features
 
5
Quality
 
5
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
5
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5.0/ 5
Easy mobility -- lightweight and compact for traveling.
Reviewer: M. from Edmond, OK (caregiver)

End User Desc: Bought this for my daughter, who is in her 30s. Cystic Fibrosis has greatly diminished lung capacity, making long distance walking next to impossible.

Strengths: Ability to travel with you.

Weaknesses: Would be nice if there was a way to attach foot rests to the closed wheelchair somehow. This way you wouldn't have to detach them and place in your carry on when checking in at the airport.

Reviewed on 05/26/2014

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Features
 
4
Quality
 
4
Ease of Use
 
5
Meets Expectations
 
4
Overall
 
4.3/ 5
Mom loves her new wheels!
Reviewer: C. from West Valley, UT (caregiver)

End User Desc: 95 year old mother who is frail but active. Wants to be in the middle of every family activity and outing.

Strengths: So lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car. Arm rests are low so it fits under tables, which means mom can join us at restaurants and remain seated in her chair. And it looks nice, too.

Weaknesses: Haven't come across any weaknesses. It's a great product.

Reviewed on 05/22/2014

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Warranty Information for the Fly-Lite

Drive Medical Limited Lifetime Wheelchair Warranty

If you have a problem with your wheelchair, simply call one of our expert customer service representatives; SpinLife.com will have the parts shipped to you – free of charge. Every effort will be made to return your wheelchair to working condition in the shortest time possible.


The following parts will be repaired or replaced at our discretion, free of charge, for the following allowable time periods from the date of purchase.


Lifetime:

All Durable Parts


Exclusions:

Tires, Upholstery, other non-durable parts


All of the previous parts are covered for defect in material and/or workmanship. Any abuse or intentional misuse of the wheelchair will void the warranty.

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SpinLife Return Policy for the Fly-Lite

This item is covered by the SpinLife "Best on the Web" 30-Day Return Policy.

As stated in the full Return Policy, this item may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The item must be returned at the customer’s expense in the original packaging.
  • The item must be in new condition--no cracks, scratches or dirty tires.
  • A Return Authorization must be requested from SpinLife within 30 days of delivery.
  • Once the Return Authorization has been received from SpinLife, the product must be returned within 14 days to receive a refund.


If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

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