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In our previous episode, we tested our Mk. II robot and found that a pilot would die or get seriously injured in actual giant robot combat. Since we don’t want to die, we decided to make an entirely new robot from scratch, built for combat from the ground up!
The arms and torso of the Mk. III are complete! In this episode, we put our new modular Heavy Lift Arms (HLAs) through their paces by picking up an entire car 12 feet in the air! Witness the raw power of a 350 horsepower, 16 foot tall robot whose arms can lift 2,500 pounds… each.
IT'S GIANT ROBOT LEG DAY! We just installed the legs of the Mk.III onto the track base, tested them, and assembled the upper body onto the lower body. The core of the 430HP, 16 foot tall, 12-ton Mk.III combat robot is assembled and undergoing final testing before the big fight!
The 12-ton, 430-horsepower, 16-foot tall Mk. III combat mech debuted at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017! After more than a year of design, engineering, and fabrication the MegaBots team brought the Mk. III to its first live performance. The team still had some bugs to work out, short circuits to trace, and wrenches to turn, but by the end of the show they were punching cars hanging from cranes and giving Kickstarter backers once-in-a-lifetime giant robot rides!
Behold. Eagle Prime, America's entrant into the Giant Robot Duel, in its first-ever live-fire combat trial. Eagle Prime is the first MK3-class MegaBot from MegaBots, Inc. It weighs in at 12 tons, stands 16 feet tall, seats two, is powered by a 430 horsepower V8 LS3 engine, and costs a cool $2.5M. Cupholders come standard. In all it's glory, science fiction just became reality.