Weta 2.5 3lb Drum Beetle Kit

Production version of the latest version of my Beetleweight "Weta, God of Ugly Things"
Warning: This version hits harder than ever and you may need to replace the drum bearings after a tough fight. Replacing the bearing is non trivial. Use RED loctite to secure the teeth.


1/2" UHMW and 1/16" 7075 Aluminum
Garolite top and bottom panel, Titanium "Horns"
Complete with 7075 Aluminum Drum with built in 35-36 1400kv Motor and ball bearings.
3/8" diameter Steel Axle and M10 teeth.
Details of the design and construction of an earlier version 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. Kit weighs 1lb 15.4oz

Drum weapon available separately includes drum, motor, axle, teeth etc.

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: 1000 mAH 3S or 850 mAH 4S

Parts used in Drum assembly
Ball Bearings McMaster part number 60355K45 Ball Bearing, Shielded, Trade Number R6-2Z
Metal axle Shims McMaster part number 98126A450 18-8 Stainless Steel Round Shim
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
3/8" x 5" grade 8 Steel bolt used as weapon Axle 91257A644
Weta 2.5   3lb Drum Beetle Kit
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  • Item #: WETA2.5
Price $375.00
Availability Out-of-Stock