RC controlled steam beetle

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RC controlled steam beetle


Crabfu released his latest steam creation, robo-beetle!

The Cheddar Pegasus is a marine plant, so the engine is made to fit propeller shafts. Adapting it for this project required the engine to adapt to a much smaller pinion shaft. Luckily the High-Lift chassis had just enough room in the front (which later became the back) to fit the 4 cylinder engine. The boiler was mounted as centered to the chassis as possible to spread out the distribution of the weight to the four wheels.

Crabfu Steam Beetle – Link.

8 thoughts on “RC controlled steam beetle

  1. radiorental says:

    I love these devices!

  2. Jeff_Robertson says:

    That Rocks!

  3. mikest says:

    another wonder engine from crabfu :) what i really love about his creations (well, other than their shear creativity and brilliance) is the simple fabrication techniques he uses.

  4. aolshove says:

    Awesome! Such a bizarrely cool R/C gadget. The whistle just cracks me up. When does something stop being an R/C toy and becomes art? I think this is on the threshold.

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