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4WD Mantis™

  • Superb power and serious flex
  • The aluminum chassis is 18” long
  • Ball-bearing, metal-geared, planetary gearmotors
  • Side view
  • Close up view of the wheel mount setup
  • 5.4” off-road tires provide awesome traction
  • The Mantis chassis offers extreme flex! You can “squish” the chassis nearly flat to the ground because of the long-travel suspension design
  • Next to a can for scale
  • Next to a can for scale
  • Close up view of the suspension setup
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The Mantis™ 4WD rover will take your off-road robotics excursions to the next level! The bug-like chassis offers extreme A-arm style suspension and nearly 5” of independent wheel travel. With 313 rpm ball-bearing precision planetary gearmotors, you’ll have plenty of torque to turn the aggressive 5.4” offroad tires even when up against the toughest obstacles. The suspension incorporates 4.62” aluminum beams and our 130mm, oil-filled, aluminum bodied shocks. An 18” long boxed channel chassis provides a rigid backbone with endless mounting and customization options, making it easy to bolt Actobotics® components and electronics directly to the chassis of the rover. Rubber grommets and end caps are included for protecting the motor wires as they get routed to your motor controller of choice. The 2.2” diameter black revolver wheels are driven using 12mm aluminum hex wheel adaptors to ensure a solid, no slip connection. If you’re looking for a rugged, versatile and powerful off-road robot, the Mantis™ kits will not disappoint - order yours today and get building! Watch the step by step assembly video. If you already have motors you can purchase this kit without motors (#637180NM); be sure your motor work with this mount.



ASSEMBLY REQUIRES (not included): 
#1 Phillips Screwdriver
5/16” wrench
3/32” hex key
7/64” hex key
9/64” hex key
(4) Revolver Wheels (82062)
(4) Channel Connector Plates (545532)
(4) 12mm Hex Wheel Adaptors w/ 6mm bore (545652)
(4) Planetary Gearmotor Mount D (555192)
(2) 18” Aluminum Channel (585462)
(20) 90 Degree Dual Side Mount D (585598)
(4) 130mm Aluminum Robot Shocks (585032)
(16) 4.62” Aluminum Beams (585412)
(4) 5.4” Off-Road Robot Tires (595644)
(4) .500” x .2497” 6-32 tapped Standoffs (633122)
(6) K34 Rubber Grommets (636088)
(4) 313rpm, 12V HD Planetary Gearmotors (638280)
(56) .250” x 6-32 Socket Head Cap Screws (632106)
(8) .4375” x 6-32 Socket Head Cap Screws (632112)
(4) .5625” x 6-32 Socket Head Cap Screws (632116)
(32) .875” x 6-32 Socket Head Cap Screws (632122)
(32) 6-32 Locknuts (632142)
(8) #6 Washers (632144)
(64) #6 Standard Washers (90126A007)
(36) #6 Lock Washers (91102A007)
(4) HD Gearmotor Endcap (9753K65)
Operating Voltage Range: 6~12VDC
Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Rated Load: 4.5 kgf-cm (62.5 oz-in)
Operating Temperature: -10 ~ +60°C
Max No-Load Current: 0.52A
No-Load Speed: 313 RPM
Min. Stall Torque: 30 kgf-cm (416.6 oz-in)
Max. Stall Current: 20A @ 12VDC
Dielectric Strength: 250 VAC
Motor Brush Type: Graphite
Output Power at Max. Efficiency: 13W
Gear Type: Planetary
Gear Ratio: 27:1
Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearing
Shaft size: 6mm (0.236”)
Net Weight: 330g (11.64oz)
Product Weight 6.7 lbs (with motors); 3.7 lbs (no motors)
Tire Size 5.4” diameter by 2.25” wide heavy duty tires
Motor Size Compatibility 6-12V Heavy Duty Premium Planetary Gearmotors

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