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Could be cool but it would have to be slow, and it would have to be limited to the height it can extend to. I wouldn't want someone just making a Lift go 250 Feet in the air. But it could be cool. especially just to mess around with.
 
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Oh yes, top speed 10 miles per hour. And if you try that whilst it's extended, you're going to have a crash :confused:o_O:confused::eek:o_O
 

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Oh yes, top speed 10 miles per hour. And if you try that whilst it's extended, you're going to have a crash :confused:o_O:confused::eek:o_O
Most modern scissor lifts (and forklifts and things of that nature) have a governor of sorts that limits the speed of the vehicle when extended for safety (especially electric ones).
 
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Then after your very leisurely drive in the country, stopping occasionally to pick apples in the orchard, imagine parking it outside your house which has blocked up downstairs windows and doors. The only access is the top floor window which you get to with your lift and you can only control it up or down from your deck on the lift itself, safe from Z's ;)
 

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Then after your very leisurely drive in the country, stopping occasionally to pick apples in the orchard, imagine parking it outside your house which has blocked up downstairs windows and doors. The only access is the top floor window which you get to with your lift and you can only control it up or down from your deck on the lift itself, safe from Z's ;)
My thoughts exactly. The only thing you'd have to worry about really would be players picking parts off of it. :p
 

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Great idea, so many uses... fortifying the outside of a second floor, mobile sniper/lookout post, gaining access to higher places or over enemy's walls, packing it with zed's then letting them loose over someone's wall, lowering a victim into a horde or zed's... just to name a few... it's so good is needs to be in.
 

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Could be cool but it would have to be slow, and it would have to be limited to the height it can extend to. I wouldn't want someone just making a Lift go 250 Feet in the air. But it could be cool. especially just to mess around with.
and a weight -to- lift ratio should be added as well ..... the more weight on these things ..... the slower they go up and the more top heavy the become as you go up ..... until you tip over ..... which would be bad (and happens IRL and is included in training on one)


Most modern scissor lifts (and forklifts and things of that nature) have a governor of sorts that limits the speed of the vehicle when extended for safety (especially electric ones).
the governor can be removed ..... lots of folks do this to scooters and mopeds so they can "wind them out" ..... again some knowledge of the system is needed
 

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To accompany this, forklifts and golf carts. They could all use interchangeable parts, giving people a range of vehicles they could easily get up and running. Forklifts might have some uses in base building/barricading.

If that's not complicated enough to implement for you, there's always this;
 

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and a weight -to- lift ratio should be added as well ..... the more weight on these things ..... the slower they go up and the more top heavy the become as you go up ..... until you tip over ..... which would be bad (and happens IRL and is included in training on one)

the governor can be removed ..... lots of folks do this to scooters and mopeds so they can "wind them out" ..... again some knowledge of the system is needed
Definitely like the weight aspect. +1!

On newer models this is much more difficult (and especially so on electric models) as the speed limiters are actually programmed into the computer. It's not as simple as just removing a part or sensor. In some cases removal of that specific part can cause it not to function all together, as the computer sees the part is missing and will not allow the vehicle to function for safety reasons. So first you need a computer, then you need the diagnostic software capable of interacting with vehicle's software (typically only available to dealers & licensed service dealers/technicians).
 
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