3lb Drum Beetle Kit

Production version of the latest version of my Beetleweight "Weta, God of Ugly Things"


1/2" UHMW and 1/16" 7075 Aluminum
Garolite top panel, Titanium "Horns"
Complete with 7075 Aluminum Drum with built in 35-36 1400kv Motor and needle roller bearings.
3/8" diameter Steel Axle and M10 teeth.
Details of the design and construction can be found at:
Weta 2 Details
Basic Kit comes with chassis and drum/motor. To complete it you will require other parts as detailed in the recommended parts list.

Drum weapon available separately includes drum, motor, axle, teeth etc. Weighs 1lb 2.2 oz

This is not a kit for beginners and will require extra parts and tools to complete.

It is also available in a turnkey, ready to go, fully built Bot complete with battery, charger and 2.4Ghz Radio. Allow 28 days for delivery on Turnkey Bots

Now also available with DX6e TX upgrade or without TX or RX (still fully tested before shipping)

This Bot is NOT a toy. Do not test or operate this bot outside a suitable
enclosed arena that has a minimum of 1/4" thick polycarbonate walls.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in severe injury.

Recommended Parts List.
Drive ESC (two required):
Robot Power Wasp
4mm x 0.75" Snaphubs.
3" LiteFlite Wheels.
Weapon ESC: 60A 4S
Battery: 850 mAH 4S or 1000 - 1300 mAH 3S

Parts used in Drum assembly
Needle Roller bearings McMaster part number 5905K22
PTFE Washers McMaster part number 95630A245
Acetal Washers McMaster part number 95647A133
Nylon Washers MCMaster part number 92150A132
Teeth McMasters M10 x 18 Flat Head part number 91294A552
Sharpened teeth available in spares section
Steel bolt used as weapon Axle 91259A112
or use 3/8" x 5.25" grade 8 bolt and lock nut
3lb Drum Beetle Kit
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  • Item #: WETA2
Price $350.00
Availability Out-of-Stock