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FingerTech 'Viper' Combat Robot Kit
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FingerTech 'Viper' Combat Robot Kit
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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.
- A 6-Channel radio transmitter and receiver pair leaves four channels free to add any active devices you desire. (Optional, in case you already have a radio.)
- 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) leaving:
• 141grams (4.97oz) for additional parts if entering the Antweight (1lb) weight class
• 1049g (37.0oz) if entering the Beetleweight (3lb) weight class. (The Viper is mainly run in the Antweight 1lb class)


Add-ons:
These add-ons fit right onto the existing Viper robot chassis - no machining or soldering required!


Viper Lifter add-on

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

Viper Spinner add-on

Add a vicious horizontal spinner weapon to your Viper Combat Robot!


*Transmitter and receiver are required. If you already have them, you can say "No" to the Radio Option below.
Dimensions:
Body Width: 16.5cm (6.5in)
Length: 14cm (5.5in)
Body Height: 3cm (1.18in)
Weight: 313grams (11.04oz)


Kit Includes:
Chassis: 15gauge (1.45mm / 0.057in) 6061-T6 alloy Aluminum stamped and formed baseplate (pic). 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 2.25x0.75" Snap Wheels are soft and grippy.  A direct hit will be absorbed and won't destroy your motors!  Includes 3mm x 0.75" Snap Hubs and Snap Ring Pliers.
Battery: Rechargeable 7.4V 300mAh "Galaxy" 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 (pic)
Screws: Four 2-56x0.125" screws for mounting the motors. Ten 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. (Download here)


Requires:
Transmitter and receiver are required. If you don't have them already, you can add them with the option below.
-"Radio option" includes: T6A Radio Transmitter, TR6A receiver
-"Charger option" includes: Lipoly charger, Power Supply
-Transmitter requires 8 AA batteries.
-An optional programming cable can be used to reprogram the functions on the transmitter.  Viper radios come programmed for mixed driving (most common) but if you prefer tank-style 2-stick driving you will need to reprogram.
Combat-Lid-Top-R4.PDF
Combat-Lid-Front-R4.PDF
Viper-v2.IGS
-One or two 9V batteries (two doubles run-time). We recommend Duracell Procell (PC1604) for over two hours of run time and bursts of 12A (using 2 batteries). Procell's can run a HXT12K servo at 1.5A continuous (while driving) for well over 15 minutes.  (Robot matches are 3 minutes each.)
July 17, 2015 Upgrade: The Viper Combat Robot Kit now comes standard with a rechargeable 7.4V Lipoly battery! This changes some of the kit specs, so old specs will be shown in (red).  We have a few of the 9V version left - make a note if you would like this version.
 
20 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

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Wow

- 24th March 2019

Totally new to combat robotics. This was easy to build and, paired with the spinner, worked pretty well. There were some issues at first but we were able to fix them.

Absolutely worth the money

- 01st January 2019

My 9 year old son got one for his birthday and we built it together. I think it is absolutely worth the money and a great starting point. Did ok in competition easy to put back together. I recommend it.

A speedy way to get a bot up and running

- 01st January 2019

The Viper is a speedy way to get a bot up and running. No soldering required. My 10 year old assembled in an afternoon pretty much solo. In contrast, we've been building cardboard combat "robots" as well and as newcomers to electronics, we spend a lot of time resoldering poor connections or replacing bad parts since we didn't quite know what we were doing yet. I like how the Viper works out of the box and introduces you to the basic pieces.

Honestly the best way to get started

- 01st January 2019

I started my robot fighting career on the older version back in 2012 and got 2nd place at my first event. It is honestly the best way to get started. The kit leaves lots of room for modification.

Great entry level kit and fun with the Family.

- 31st December 2018

The Viper kit is an awesome starting point. Even if you don't actually build the robot and pirate all the components for your specific needs.

This is a very straight forward design with a great assembly manual and an even cooler website to go to for any other technical information.

Use this kit to build a radio controlled card board box or what you want with your child or build the actual kit which is a great entry point into combat robotics. Then when you are ready to do a custom robot build together all of the components in this kit can easily be swapped in which many choose to do.

There is no shopping for parts and trying to figure out what works together, it's all been done for you. That way you can sit down with your kids and learn.

I bought this kit for my wife and had her assemble it. She took second at her first event. It's a pretty neat set up.


Couldn't be happier with the Viper!

- 02nd January 2018

I built 1 Viper kit with my 5-year-old boy over the past few days. It took a total of a few hours from start to finish, including painting the front wedge, learning how to program mixing in the HK-T6A, a few goofs (crawling around the garage floor looking for 2 lost screws that were in the chassis all along), letting the boy do some of the work, etc.

The build was a bit too advanced for my son--I'm not sure at what age this kit would be appropriate for a child to build.

As an experienced & handy adult, working alone, I think I could build one in only 1 hour. I've never built something so cool so quickly & so easily. (We bought 3 kits; #2 & #3 should be a snap to assemble.)

Fabulous kit all around, great manual, great support from FingerTech!

We couldn't be happier. This is an extremely slick, organized, tidy bot.

We are looking forward to adding the child-friendly lifter kits later, after we have mastered driving & wedging.


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Lipoly Low Voltage AlarmLipoly Low Voltage Alarm - 7.43 CAD
• No need to worry about a lipoly battery becoming over-discharged and irreversably damaged!
• Accurate and easy to use, this Battery Monitor will give a warning buzzer when the lipoly pack drops below 6.6V (for 2S) or 9.9V (for 3S).
FingerTech 'Viper' Lifter Add-OnFingerTech 'Viper' Lifter Add-On - 57.66 CAD
• Take your Viper Combat Robot kit to the next level by adding a powerful servo-actuated lifting arm!
• Add a powerful servo and lifting arm to lift and topple your opponents.
• Mounts on the existing Viper Combat Robot
• No soldering required!
FingerTech 'Viper' Horizontal Spinner Add-OnFingerTech 'Viper' Horizontal Spinner Add-On - 54.50 CAD
• Add a vicious horizontal spinner weapon to your Viper Combat Robot!
• High-speed brushless motor and controller plus a FingerTech Blade Hub.
• Mounts on the existing Viper Combat Robot. (Requires modifying the original plastic armor, or buy a new set here: Horizontal Spinner Armor Set)
• No soldering required!
  (Blade not included. Shown with Titanium 6-inch Weapon Blade)
 
Add Radio Option? NoYes (+64.86 CAD)
Add Charger Option? NoYes (+47.75 CAD)
Price: 198.20 CAD
147.56 USD 132.14 EUR
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