I'm very close to buying a nice Ximango. However, I found that I cannot presently fold or unfold the wings by myself. This puts my decision to get one in doubt. Physically, I'm 5'8", 66 yo, with the muscles of a skilled typist. It's all a struggle, but I can manage to get the wings up to within about 25 degrees of vertical, at which point I get stuck. As one shuffles along the leading edge to raise the wing toward vertical, the distance of one's pushing to the fulcrum decreases, increasing the force required. I'm thinking that a scheme with a flexible joint and a pole attached to the wingtip fitting would let me push while maintaining leverage. But, I don't know.
Does anyone have sneaky schemes to make this easier? TIA