This blog is Matt Denton's build diary for the 1.9Te Turbo Diesel powered Mantis Robot walking machine.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
The Mantis Takes Shape
Front View, the legs are slightly too wide apart here
We set our selves a dead line to get the chassis components fitted and the cab structure in place at the end of this week. Also we wanted to fit the two front legs so we could get a good idea of the finished beast! We wheeled the chassis out of the workshop and took a few photos.. looks great, and sounds good too sat in the cab with the turbo diesel purring behind! Josh is off on holiday for a couple of weeks, and I am off for a long weekend in France at the end of next week. When we return its time to start plumbing up the chassis deck hydraulics.