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B Thrash
08-04-2003, 19:38
I read an article in a local newspaper about a hiker from Georgia that had a artificial leg that was solar powered. He was going to start a thru hike in April 2004. Anyone else read this article?.

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Lone Wolf
08-04-2003, 19:46
I saw a piece on the local news here in Damascus a few weeks back.

08-04-2003, 21:12
I read the same article. If I remember correctly he has to take some kind of recharger with him. Hope he doesn't run out of power.....

08-04-2003, 23:31
This is not April 1st. If this is true I need two of them since mine don't work so well anymore.

08-05-2003, 07:53
It's true. The recharger is in case there are days of cloud cover. I can't get the page to open in order to post the URL here, but go to the ATC homepage and click on 'what's new' . There's an article there about it.

08-05-2003, 09:58
mg, I couldn't find any reference to the solar leg on the ATC homepage but did find one to a bionic leg on fred/cathy's site.
The link was to a Knoxville newspaper but the article was gone.
Guess you weren't kidding. :o

B Thrash
08-05-2003, 11:39
Oh how we can get things turned around, this hiker did not have a solar leg he had a bionic leg that run off batteries and these batteries are recharged using a solar power recharger.


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Have a nice day.

Sleepy the Arab
08-05-2003, 23:20
Bionic legs? Interesting...I think I'll pick a few of these up and attach them to my backpack.