Motion Composites Helio A7 Folding Manual Wheelchair

An agile, fully adjustable wheelchair with excellent propulsion to take you even further.

Sophisticated technology and high-performance 7000-series aluminum alloy give the Motion Composites Helio A7 unparalleled manoeuvrability and lightness. By combining the latest hydroforming technologies with an aluminium alloy known for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, Motion Composites has created one of the lightest folding aluminium chairs on the market. Ease of propulsion is an undeniable plus and, with the Helio A7, you’ll enjoy remarkable agility. The completely symmetrical hydroformed cross brace, oval tubing and pivot axles work together while the unique folding system maximises the frame’s stability, saving you considerable energy on a daily basis.

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Features:

The lightness of 7000 Series aluminium
By combining the latest hydroforming technologies with an aluminium alloy known for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, Motion Composites have created one of the lightest folding aluminium chairs on the market. Each Helio A7 accessory and component was designed to reduce weight as much as possible for highly reactive handling.
Save your energy to go further

Ease of propulsion is an undeniable plus and, with the Helio A7, you’ll enjoy remarkable agility. The completely symmetrical hydroformed cross brace, oval tubing and pivot axles work together while the unique folding system maximises the frame’s stability, saving you considerable energy on a daily basis.

Innovative and fully adjustable components

The Helio A7 is a fully adjustable wheelchair. Maximising stability and reactivity, the forged vertical axle plate offers the industry’s most precise rear wheel adjustability. The composite armrests quickly convert from flip-back to single post for easy configuration. Height can also be adjusted with the flick of a finger.

Optimal seat to floor height
The frame’s innovative design allows you to achieve a super-low 12-inch (30.5-cm) front seat-to-floor height. In addition to easier contact with the floor, this feature provides better foot propulsion. Or, move it beyond 20 inches (50.8 cm) to meet your most challenging needs.

Technologies:

T700 High Tensile Strength Carbon Fiber

An aluminium alloy renowned for its high strength-to-weight ratio.

Rigid Unibody Frame

A unibody frame is much stronger and requires less maintenance than a standard two part frame. It also reduces weight while maximising propulsion efficiency.

Symmetrical Moulded Crossbrace

Entirely symmetrical carbon fiber cross brace for reduced torsion and better energy distribution throughout the frame.

Ultrarigid Folding System

High-precision tolerances and oversized pivot axles for best-in-class propulsion efficiency.

Forged Vertical Access Plate

Offers the industry’s most precise rear wheel adjustability. The vertical mounting maximises stability and responsiveness.

Flipback Convertible Armrest
Easy to adjust and made of composite materials for strength and reduced weight. It is the only armrest the converts for flip-back to single post without the use of tools.
Evolved Castor Housing
Integrated into the frame for rock-solid durability, the Evolve caster housing offers easy and precise infinite adjustments.
Anti-Flutter System
Minimise flutter with a simple twist of a screw. Provides a smooth, more efficient ride.
Newton Accessories

Parts and accessories are designed to be lighter with improved functionality.

Technical Specifications
FrameFolding
Material7005 T6 aluminium
Weight limit120kg | 159kg with heavy duty kit
Transport weight6.2kg (16"x16" frame without rear wheels, wheel locks, armrests, cushion, anti-tippers and footrest).
Lightest configuration: 10.6kg (without wheel locks and wheels)
Seat width14 - 22 inches | 35.6 - 55.9 cm
Seat depth14 - 20 inches | 35.6 - 50.8 cm
Front seat height13 - 21.5 inches | 33 - 54.6 cm
Rear seat height12.5 - 20.25 inches | 31.8 - 51.4 cm
Back height9 - 21 inches | 22.9 - 53.3cm
Armrest height8 - 14 inches | 20.3 - 35.6cm
Front frame angle60° | 70° | 80° | 90°
Back angle85° to 110°
Wheel camber0° | 3° | 6°
Centre of gravity1 - 3.75 inches | 2.5 - 9.5cm
Overall width52.7cm minimum to 85.1cm maximum

Warranty Information
Motion Composites warrants the carbon wheelchair frame and carbon fiber cross-brace against defects in materials and workmanship for life. Motion Composites warrants the Aluminium wheelchair frame and cross-brace against defects in materials and workmanship for five years from the date of purchase. 

Motion Composites warrants all Motion Composites-made components against defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase. In addition the following items are covered under warranty for 30 days; tires and tubes for front or rear wheels, cushions, seat slings, seat upholstery, standard back upholstery, armrest, push-handle grips.

This warranty does not cover damage arising from normal wear and tear, misuse or abuse, unauthorised modifications, improper repairs, exceeding the maximum weight capacity, using the wheelchair as a weight training apparatus or misuse of the Transit Tie-Down System. The warranty is limited to the first user and is not transferable. The shelf life or use life of the wheelchairs and their components could vary pending on the, practice, treatment, handling and frequency of use. Exposure to sun, heat, and water could affect the life of the wheelchair.

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Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
The Motion Composites Helio A7 has been tested to and complies with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS3695.1:2011
  • ISO7176-1
  • ISO7176-5
  • ISO7176-8
  • ISO7176-11
  • ISO7176-15 

ARTG Certificate: 147047

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