Grover 1 by Matt Grob

Grover 1
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	* Built around a clodbuster R/C truck kit, 4WD, 4W steering
	* ATV video return link
	* PC-17 color video camera, with Futuba servos for pan and tilt
	* Rubbermaid trash can used for body shell
	* Built 1994

The design performed acceptable but had several shortcomings.  The
Clodbuster R/C truck is a great R/C truck, but served poorly as a mobile
rover platform.  The added weight of the radios and extra batteries proved
too much of a burden for the single-servo steering mechanism.  Also, the
fundamental gear ratios of the Clod's drive were too high for a slowly
crawling rover.  The design maneuvered poorly in tight areas, and had
trouble crawling over rough surfaces.  Modifications have been considered
to both the clod's steering and drive rates.  Has anyone had a similar
experience? 

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