This rugged, 6-wheel-drive chassis from Dagu Electronics has independent suspension for each of its spiked 120mm-diameter wheels, allowing exceptional traction over uneven terrain, and its body is made from 2mm-thick anodized aluminum with a 10mm-pitch grid of 4mm holes, making it easy to mount electronics and accessories to the chassis. Assembly of the chassis is a simple three-step process that takes just a few minutes.
The chassis’ aluminum plate has 4mm holes spaced every 10mm, providing plenty of options when it comes to mounting your control electronics, sensors, and additional hardware, and with a maximum recommended payload of 5 kg (11 lb), this platform is capable of carrying a lot of cargo! Two compartments in the chassis have been designed to hold 7.2V sub-C battery packs (not included) that are commonly used in RC cars. A total of four such battery packs can fit in these compartments. The interior of the chassis also features convenient screw terminals for connecting your battery and motor driver leads. The motor leads are pre-connected to these screw terminals.
This is a differential-drive chassis, meaning that turning is accomplished by driving the motors on the two sides of the platform at different speeds. The three motors on each side of the robot are wired in parallel, so only two channels of motor control are required to get this chassis moving.
- Size: 420 × 300 × 130 mm (16.5" × 12" × 5")
- Weight: 2.2 kg (5.7 lb)
- Ground clearance: 60 mm (2.5") when lightly loaded
- Maximum recommended payload: 5 kg (11 lb)
- Recommended motor voltage: 2 – 7.5 V
- Stall current at 7.2 V: 6.6 A
- No-load current at 7.2 V: 420 mA
- No-load output shaft speed at 7.2 V
- 160 RPM with 75:1 gearboxes
- Stall torque at 7.2 V
- 11 kg-cm (160 oz-in)