Posted 20150507

Here's a rover build I recently finished up. It has both FPV and UGV functionality.

I can't recommend purchasing anything from after this build as they are now on my personal vendor black-list. This is due to parts being out of stock seemingly indefinitely, the only form of contact is through a clunky forum, and refusing to send the proper number of ordered parts. Buy Axial, Traxxas or another alternative if you can afford it.

 Upgraded steering servos and tires are planned. Updates to follow.

Parts List:

  • 1/8 Max Stone Rock Crawler - Initial Donor Vehicle
  • 1/8 Mad Torque Rock Crawler Main Chassis
  • 1/8 Mad Torque Rock Crawler Body Shell
  • Integy Crawler Lower Chassis Linkage Set 147mm
  • Axial Racing AX30524 Threaded Aluminum Pipe 6x91mm
  • Integy C25256 128mm-131mm Suspension Links w/ Angled Rod Ends
  • 5/16" Aluminum Automotive Brake Line Clamps
  • 1/4" Aluminum Automotive Brake Line Clamps
  • Hobbywing Quicrun WP860 R/C Hobby Dual Brushed Motor ESC Speed Controller
  • Yeah Racing Hackmoto V2 23T 540 Brushed Motors
  • Pixhawk Power Module  BEC 3A
  • Castle Creations  BEC 10A
  • AR8000 Spektrum 8 Channel Satellite Receiver
  • 3DR Pixhawk Autopilot
  • Pixhawk USB External Module with LED Indicator
  • Pixhawk Bluetooth Data Link Module
  • Crius I2C Splitter
  • Crius LEA-6H GPS Module and MAG Compass V2
  • Maxbotix MaxSonar-EZ4 MB1242
  • MAVLink-OSD V2.0 MinimOSD and Housing
  • Generic Two Servo Pan Tilt FPV Gimbal
  • ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 600mW Audio/Video Transmitter
  • Plastic Case Sony Super HAD CCD 600TVL Mini FPV Camera with 2.1mm Lens
  • DAL 5.8GHz 3-leaf Clover Transmitter Antenna
  • 98010 HSP 1/8 Rock Crawler Steering Link (for rear steering)
  • 9Kg/Cm Servo (for rear steering)
  • DC 6-24V 180mA Industrial Continuous Sound Electronic Alarm Buzzer 105dB (the horn)
  • Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switches (for horn and lights)
  • Turnigy Nano-tech Ultimate 7500mah 2S2P 90C Hardcase Lipo Packs
  • HobbyKing Lipoly Low Voltage Alarm
  • Servo Y-Splitter Cable (for steering servos)
  • Multiple Male/Female JST Plug Connector Cable
  • Servo Splitter Lead 1 Female to 5 male
  • Sub-mini Toggle Switches (for FPV and ESC circuits)
  • 3.5" x .125" Aluminum Plate
  • 10mm, 5mm and 3mm LEDs, Resistors, Housings, and Wiring (for lighting)
  • Lots of misc connectors, cables/wires, and fasteners