Part 1: Concept, design, prototype

Part 1: Concept, design, prototype

Every design starts with a sketch. In this first part of our series on how the the FLIT-16, we're taking you right back to the very beginning. A bit of background If you want the full FLIT story, you can find it here. Otherwise, here's an overview of how we began...
Engineering stories: how the rear swing arm is manufactured

Engineering stories: how the rear swing arm is manufactured

Hi guys, Dave here. Things are progressing pretty quickly over in Taiwan, and we now have the majority of the parts for the rear swing arm (the part that swings underneath when folding the FLIT-16) manufactured. We thought that now would be a good time to give you a...
How the FLIT-16 is manufactured

How the FLIT-16 is manufactured

We promised you some behind the scenes footage so that you can see some of the manufacture processes involved in building the FLIT-16... we've compiled all of Dave's (our Technical Lead) footage into a short video from his trip out to Taiwan. Enjoy! If you have any...
Engineering Stories: first parts made off manufacturing tooling

Engineering Stories: first parts made off manufacturing tooling

After an incredible end to our Kickstarter, we are very excited to let you know that manufacture is underway! The FLIT-16, as you guys know, was designed and built around our custom lithium ion battery pack, which has enabled us to fully integrate the electrical...
Engineering Stories: Does the FLIT-16 charge as you pedal?

Engineering Stories: Does the FLIT-16 charge as you pedal?

Hey everybody, Dave here, Technical Lead at FLIT.  We’ve been attending a lot of shows recently to meet many of our backers and let them test ride our ebike. One of the unexpected questions that I often get asked is “Does the FLIT-16 recharge itself as you ride?” I...
Technical Interview with Dave Henderson, Inventor of the FLIT-16

Technical Interview with Dave Henderson, Inventor of the FLIT-16

Interested in learning more about the engineering behind some of the key features of the FLIT-16?  Here, our Technical Lead and Inventor of the FLIT-16 tells us about his inspiration for the design and gives an in depth explanation on how some of the bikes of the bike...

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