Two-Ton Turbo Diesel Hexapod

Apr 12, 2013 No Comments by

Though it’s not an car, truck, or boat, this walking hexapod robot is still technically a surface vehicle! Standing at over 9 feet tall and weighing nearly two tons, it’s also the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Built by Micromagic systems and powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, with hydraulically actuated legs that look they’re straight out of an Erector set, a true RC fanatic can’t help but wonder what it would take to build something like this using servos…

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