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lohan
09-28-2009, 12:01 PM
I would like to get an RC Battle-Mech and couldn't believe that there is no such thing to buy worldwide. I searched the whole internet and all I found was a nearly 20 year old Mech-like robot developed by Tomy called Tomy TXR-002 which comes pretty close to what I am searching for. I can't believe that in times where over-complex humanoid robots are developed you can't get such a bipedal mech that can be controlled via a remote control.
There must be a radio-controlled battle mech-like robot. I am not asking for over-the-top technical complexity. I am just looking for an RC Mech like this 15-year old Tomy TXR-002. Please help.
Does such a thing exist?

Adrenalynn
09-28-2009, 12:42 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Only what we hobbyists are doing, it would seem. If there was a good choice, one of us would likely have found and gutted it by now. ;)

Building R/C walking robots is a lot tougher than it would appear at first blush. The TXR didn't walk, it rolled.

Adam
10-30-2009, 05:31 PM
This is an RC mech, but it doesn't shoot anything:

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/mechrc-robot.aspx

Adrenalynn
10-30-2009, 05:58 PM
It absolutely has "mech" in the name. ;)

dcalkins
11-01-2009, 12:55 AM
Lemme guess:

You're not only surprised it doesn't exist, but are also unwilling to pay more than $99 for it?

darkback2
11-01-2009, 08:45 AM
Hey Adam,

While currently there are no mechs available world wide, you are not left completely in the cold. Several of us have posted tutorials that spell out step by step how to make a mech of your own using off the shelf/out of the junk yard/recycle bin parts. I also believe Lynx Motion is working on an add on kit for the brat that would basically amount to an out of the box mech minus the guns and camera, but with a suggested parts list.

Issydoneyet (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/build-articles-130/build-your-own-issydunnyet-3257/?catid=searchresults&searchid=2315)

DB's Bracket System (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/how-to-diy-128/building-a-mech-using-dbs-bracket-system-3099/?catid=searchresults&searchid=2316)

As for cost, your going to spend about $1000 building either of the two systems I linked...maybe more when all is said and done. You might be able to get away with less all said and done, but I wouldn't expect to.

Hope this helps.

DB

Adam
11-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Hey Adam,

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DB

Actually, it was lohan's thread. ;)