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rc tracked monster vehicle

climbs hills, plows my garden...
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I have already had electric and gas rc cars, buggy, monster truck... And I wanted to build my self a tracked monster that could go quite fast, climb about anywhere, something unstopable... So I started to build a tracked monster. I started by the electric system.

it will be about 25 kilos, 60cm long, 30cm wide and 25cm high.

The whole system is is controlled by only two servos.

It will have one motor for each track, steel chassis, golf caddy battery, tracks made of timing belts and U alumunium profile, transmission by car' s water pump...

motors are 12V 24Amps at stall and 6Amps running free.

At this point I have only finished the electric system and I am going to start the chassis, tracks and suspension soon.


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1:27, "holes are strait", and dire straits are playing :D

The tracks aren' t working at all.
The belts are not a good system. I have made new ones with bicycle chains, looks much better. I' m making a simple system with no suspension or other complicated stuff...

"From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success".

I continue ot enjoy watching your progress.

I cut the old chassis and started a new one,

I only have 2 wheels for each track and I found 2 super powerfull motors from car ventilating system! fotos coming tomorrow.

With tracks, the shorter the better, also the farther they are apart the better they seem to work. I've have had very good results using bike chain for tracks before, especially the kind with bent tabs...

It takes awhile to put the chain together since every link is a connecting link, but everything you do with tracks is going to take long. As with any time you use tracks you should plan on some way of adjustable tensioning.

I never seen this kind of chain link. You have to put a normal chain link between each fast link? That's hard work!


New chassis


tension system on the front

transmission on the back




Wow,it is really coming together. I can't wait to see it in action.

FYI, you should probably edit your main post to include the pictures, rather than put the pics in a comment. As more people comment, the pictures will be further and further away from the main body of your post.

Hi, I realy enjoy watching your progres my friend,it looks realy strong and powerful. Yes belts have tendancy to loosen and slip,sprokets and chain should be lots better to me. Your chassis is well made,I guess you're doing your welding too. Keep up the good work my friend :)

It is just simply nice to see another welder around here. And it is nice to see a guy who can appreciate a well made jig to speed up your production process. Nice work, looking forward to more videos.