Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 Wheel Travel Power Scooter

The Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 Wheel Travel Power Scooter is not only the mobility aid that can take you almost anywhere you want to go, but also that you can take with you wherever you want. It disassembles quickly into five easy pieces (actually easy; not ironically easy like in the Jack Nicholson movie) for storage and transport in a car, truck, or van.


·         4.25 mph top speed.

·         9 mile maximum cruising range.

·         Adjustable angle tiller.

·         Position the controller into the most ideal driving position.

·         Anti-tip wheels.

·         Easy to remove, quick connect battery pack can be charged separately from the scooter.

·         Comfortable.

·         Height adjustable seat with flip back, adjustable width arms.

·         Free-wheel release knob.

·         Ergonomic delta tiller.

·         Easy to operate for those with limited strength or dexterity.

·         Large front basket with carry handle.

·         Rear reflector.

·         Seat back folds completely flat.

·         Solid, non-marking, flat-free tires for worry-free travel.

·         300 lbs weight capacity.

·         45.5” turning radius.

·         6 degree climbing angle.

·         CTE 45A controller.

·         12V x 12AH batteries (pair).

·         2A offboard charger.

·         Electromagnetic brakes.


This scooter is compact, lightweight, and its 3-wheel design allows the user to better negotiate indoor obstacles.  As people say on Amazon, the Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 Wheel Power Scooter is “perfect for running around locally, and very easy to drive. Worth every dime;” “breaks down very easily, fits nicely in the trunk of our Chrysler, and re-assembles easily;” and “is very sturdily built and has plenty of speed and power.”


One of the few criticisms is that it is “great, except it has a tendency to tip when on a mild slope.”


How to turn off the backup beeper

1.       Verify the Spitfire has a dynamic controller, not an S Drive controller.

2.       Press the ‘2’ button thrice and the ‘4’ button once.

3.       Press the ‘2’ button six times.

4.       Press the ‘4’ and then ‘1’ buttons once to turn the reverse beeper off.

How to reverse the throttle

1.       Strip about 1” off the black sleeve.

2.       Grab the brown wire gently and, while pushing in, depress the metal tab with a fine pointed tool.

3.       Pull wire free from connector.

4.       Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the blue wire.

5.       Insert blue wire in the connector that the brown wire came out of.

6.       Insert the brown wire into the connector where the blue wire came out.

7.       Pry up and remove the ‘F’ and ‘R’ throttle caps. Install both caps on the opposite sides that they were removed from.

Flash codes

Flash code

Possible cause



Battery needs changing or there is a bad connection to the battery.

Check connections to battery. If the connections are okay, try charging the battery.


Bad connection to the motor.

Check all connection between the motor and the controller.


Motor has short circuit to a battery connection.

Test motor.


Not used.



Not used.



Controller is being inhibited from driving.

Check battery charger connector. Disconnect battery charger.


Throttle control fault.

Ensure throttle control is in at the rest position prior to switching on the Spitfire. Adjust if needed.


Controller fault.

Check that all connections are secure.


Electromagnetic brake has a bad connection.

Check that the brake and motor connections are secure.


Excess voltage applied to controller.

Check battery connections.



Read the manual carefully before operating this scooter, as well as prior to attempting to troubleshoot.

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