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FingerTech 'Viper' Lifter Add-On
FingerTech 'Viper' Lifter Add-On
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Take your Viper Combat Robot kit to the next level by adding a powerful servo-actuated lifting arm!

Specifications:
Lift Height: 19cm (7.5in) - 90 degrees (can self-right from upside down!)
Weight: 117grams (4.1oz) - added onto the Viper base, the total will be 427grams (15.1oz).
Voltage: The servo can operate up to 9V. 
   - The 7.4V battery used for the Viper kit works great.  If you wish to run the Viper off an 11.1V lipoly battery, a 9V regulator must be added.

Kit Includes:
Servo: GS-5515MG servo with FingerTech Servo Mounts
Lift Arm: Spring steel Scoop and Linkage, Polycarbonate arms, threaded Crossbar, two 2x1 Mini NutStrip pieces
Screws: Nine 4-40x0.25", eight 6-32x0.25" and four 6-32x0.5" screws plus hex wrench.
Instructions: Detailed instructions with pictures. (Download here)(Download here)

Requires:
- Threadlock liquid
- Electrical tape
- Phillips screwdriver
 
1 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

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Simple & powerful kit

- 29th January 2018

Very impressive kit.
Simple to install, strong, appears solid (based on garage skirmishes with other lifters, not full-on battle with spinners), adds self-righting capability.

After building 3 kits, I have the following comments/recommendations:
1 - Use servo L-bracket holes 1 & 4, not 2 & 5.
2 - When attaching the Viper top armor, slide the armor left/right so that the arm screw does not contact the top armor, then torque the armor screws.
3 - Add washers to the lift arm/small nut strip joints to minimize the chance that these screws will back out or tighten when operating the arm.
4 - Add a nut to the servo arm/lift arm joint & torque it to the servo arm to minimize the chance that this screw will back out or tighten when operating the arm.
5- Set Tx channel 3 endpoints to 120% or the arm will not move far enough upward to self-right. [Already done if Tx purchased from FingerTech]
6 - Do not mount a power indicator LED on the back wall of the Viper. It will stick out just barely enough to drag on ...


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FingerTech 'Viper' Combat Robot KitFingerTech 'Viper' Combat Robot Kit - 198.20 CAD
Vipers will be shipping with 0.50" thick wheels/hubs until the 0.75" thick ones arrive late November.
If you've added the Charger option, we will hold the order until chargers arrive late November.
Once this batch runs out more will arrive sometime in December.

• The Viper Combat Robot Kit is quite simply the best way to get into combat robotics. You will not find a cheaper robot kit with this functionality and expandability anywhere else.
• The Viper kit comes with everything you need to get started in competitive robotics:
- Chassis, motors, wheels, speed controllers, radio, and an easy to follow instruction manual.
• Once you've mastered the basics, upgrade your kit to a Lifter or a Spinner with optional add-ons!
 
Price: 57.66 CAD
43.61 USD 38.60 EUR
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