RC ROVER® REV9-16 Unmanned Ground Vehicle 

Introduced in 2002, the REV9-16 Unmanned Ground Vehicle is the shorter, lighter, more compact 16" chassis in the REV9 series of unmanned vehicles, offering maximum ground clearance because of its 10" tires, capable of operating even when flipped upside down. REV9-16 unmanned vehicles continue to evolve with the advent of technology, maintaining a clear advantage when it comes to man portable form, function, and value. As a proven platform deployed world-wide for over a decade now, the REV9 series of unmanned vehicles have been delivering unmatched performance and value to professionals around the world. 


REV9 is modular, customizable from the ground up, and easily expandable, available as Almost Ready To Run (ARTR), Ready To Run (RTR) , Ready For Operation (RFO) with additional options and upgrades sold separately.


- ARTR kit includes complete chassis

- RTR Kit includes ARTR plus operator radio ideal for full remote navigation upon arrival.

- RFO kit includes RTR plus ground station and transportation case, ready for turn-key operation. 

Each REV9 chassis is made of laser cut, pressed, deep welded, and painted (or optionally, anodized) aerospace grade material, with a footprint small and light enough to make it an ideal man-portable UGV, while large enough to allow for optimum stability, terrain traction, and payload capacity.  REV9-16 comes with top surface access panels which maybe sealed optionally for water resistance and temporary submergence in shallow pools of water. Payload may be installed on top of the chassis (this placement however prevents the UGV to operate upside down/flipped) or internally. 


RC Rover® REV9 Unmanned Systems are Proudly Designed, Made, and Assembled in U.S.A.

Selecting which model to chose depends on intended use, type of environment, end-user requirements, and project limitations. 

• The REV9-18 has a longer 18" chassis, rendering more surface-mount space for payload. It handles steep inclinations on slick surfaces very well, and climbs shorter stairs but more smoothly with outstanding traction and accuracy.

• The REV9-16 has a shorter 16" chassis and higher ground and payload clearance (about 4" depending on orientation) therefore allowing it to operate upside down / down side up (subject to proper payload placement).

• Both vehicles come with top surface access panels which maybe permanently sealed as an option to allow drive-through water (Note: External payload also needs customization to allow submergence). REV9 payload may be installed on top or side panels or internally.

If you are not sure which system to choose, simply contact us - we are are here to help. 


Resists momentary shocks, impacts, snow and rain, external voltage spikes, solvents, fire, hazmat, and harsh environments


All REV9 RFO Systems ship with switchable RC / PC controllers. This feature accommodates native system expansion and integration for controlled RC or PC use as well as full autonomous or semi-autonomous waypoint based navigation. 

Precision and Speed

REV9 can "turn on a dime" while moving at speeds of few inches per minute or up to 7 miles per hour. Speeds fo 30+MPH maybe achieved by utilizing upgrade component and optional equipment sold separately. 


At only 18" x 12" x 4" (REV9-18) and 16" x 12" x 4" (REV9-16).

Strength & Durability

REV9 unmanned vehicles are built to resist momentary shocks, impacts, snow / rain, external voltage spikes, solvents, fire, hazmat, and harsh environments, with enough traction to momentarily pull a rolling chassis ten times its weight. 

Payload capacity

Lab tested at peak 200 LBS of payload.

Suggested payload capacity not to exceed 30 LBS. 

Two Step Maintenance

Step 1: Clean machine after each use.

Step 2: Keep batteries charged at all time. That's it!

For REV9 systems with marine-sealed chassis, , simply hose down the UGV after each use and wipe dry. For non-sealed REV9 cleaning, use a damp towel to clean, and a dry towel to dry the chassis and payload.


Repair and Replacement

All REV9 Parts are replaceable. Repairs requiring simple component swap may be filed-performed by operator. Wheels, tires, and adapter hubs may be repaired/replaced by operator or by the local lawn and garden shop. Electronics and drive system components must be repaired or replaced by an authorized REV9 technician/facility. 


REV9 Common Applications

Security and surveillance

Tactical and law enforcement

Search and rescue

Site survey and Inspection

Photography and videography

STEM/EDU project platform

Factory/task automation

Structural engineering and mapping

Transport and delivery

Hazmat Scout vehicle


REV9-16 ARTR Kit

• Assembled REV9-18 UGV chassis

• eXPANDHUB adapters/wheels

• RC/PC motor controller

• Four planetary motors

• Power switch and harness 

• 12V sealed battery 

• USB & Charge ports

REV9-16 RTR Kit

• REV9-16 ARFO Kit

• Radio TX/RX


REV9-16 RFO Kit

• A/V ground station (A/V transmitter & LCD display)

• Stationary front face CCD IR camera 


Optional equipment sold separately

• Robot arm and gripper (includes 18" chassis upgrade)

• Stationary LED support light

• Secondary Mini HDR Camera

• REV9 Lithium battery upgrade

• Pelco transport case

• Marine seal

• For full customization and options please contact us.

Large Transport Case

Customized to house RC Rover UGV and accessories. Large 2-person fold down handles. Fully Customized to contain UGV when ordered with UGV (sold separately). 4 strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings. Watertight, crushproof, and dustproof. Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight. Retractable extension handle.

General • Range of options and configurations to choose from • Proven and reliable precision platform • The most durable, expandable, and affordable in its class • Aerospace grade laser cut & welded aluminum chassis & cover • 2" to 4" Ground Clearance Depending on Orientation • Man-portable at 35LBS with payload   (Additional lift capacity up to 28Lbs available - sold separately) • Peak 200LBS of payload (suggested 30 LBS max) • 12-48 Volt RC/PC controller (default: RC - 12V ) • High Resolution Color Infrared (Day/Night30ft) CCD Cam • Four planetary motors   (quadrature/optical encoder option available - sold separately) • Four wheel drive system  • Aerospace grade uniframe chassis (marine seal optional) • Easy Access cover removable • eXPANDHUB® Drive System with 4 x 4" Corrosion-Free Wheels  • Light Weight 10" All Terrain Tubed Tires (Tubeless Optional) • Flip-Ready Video Retract Antenna  • Water & solvent resistant chassis and drive system • Speed Range: up to 3MPH (maybe upgraded to 7MPH).  • REV9-16: Chassis Dimensions: 16" (Long) x 12" (Wide) x 4" (High) • Fully expandable and customizable  • Full Warranty Against Defect On Arrival • World-Class Customer Service and Support • Made in U.S.A

RC ROVER REV9-16 Unmanned Ground Vehicle

  • Product Code: RCR REV9-16 Unmanned Vehicle
  • Availability: 6-8 Weeks