The Viper Combat Robot Kit comes with everything you need to get started in combat robotics.
- The custom-formed 6061-T6 Aluminum chassis has plenty of strength and space for additional components and upgrades.
- Two FingerTech "Silver Spark" 33.3:1 ratio gearmotors with 2.25" Snap Wheels provide both speed and pushing power.
- Two FingerTech "tinyESC" speed controllers translate the radio receiver commands into motor movement and provide 5V power to the radio.
- Polycarbonate combat armor keeps the components safe.
The Viper kit is fully intended to be sawed, drilled, modified, and upgraded. Recommended for ages 10+ (6+ with a parent).
Its base weight is only 313grams (11.0oz) (344grams/13.76oz with old 9V battery) leaving:
141grams (4.97oz) for additional parts if entering the Antweight (1lb) weight class (110grams/3.88oz with old 9V version)
1049g (37.0oz) if entering the Beetleweight (3lb) weight class.(1018grams/35.91oz with old 9V version)
Body Width: 16.5cm (6.5in)
Length: 14cm (5.5in)
Body Height: 3cm (1.18in)
Weight: 313grams (13.76oz) (344grams/13.76oz with old 9V battery)
Chassis: 15gauge (1.45mm / 0.057in) 6061-T6 alloy Aluminum stamped and formed baseplate. Has mounting holes for motors, armor and add-on kits.
Motors: 2x 33.3:1 Silver Spark Gearmotors
Motor Controllers: 2x tinyESCs translate the radio commands into motor movement and power the receiver.
Wheels: 2x 2.25" Snap Wheels are soft and grippy. A direct hit will be absorbed and won't destroy your motors! Includes Snap Ring Pliers.
Battery: Rechargeable 7.4V 360mAh "Rhino" lipoly pack.
Power Switch: A Switch/charge jack that you unplug to turn on. Comes pre-soldered with a female JST connector and includes a pair of Mini Terminal Blocks for making wiring connections.
Plug has male JST end for easily recharging the lipoly battery.
Armor: 3mm (0.118in) thick front wedge and 1.5mm (0.059in) top armor made of high-strength polycarbonate
Screws: Four 2-56x0.125" screws for mounting the motors. Six 6-32x0.375" and four 6-32x0.25" screws for fastening armor.
0.05" and 5/64" hex wrenches included for tightening screws and setscrews.
Instructions: Detailed instructions with many pictures and tips for getting more from your robot.
Transmitter and receiver are required, and sold separately. A 2S LiPo charger is also required to charge the battery.