RC ROVER® REV9-18 Unmanned Ground Vehicle 

REV9-18 Unmanned Ground Vehicle continues to evolve, maintaining a clear lead when it comes to man portable form, function, and value. As a proven unmanned system and robotics platform deployed world-wide since 2002, the REV9 series of unmanned vehicles have been delivering proven performance and value to professionals around the world. 


REV9 is modular, customizable from the ground up, and easily expandable, available in three cconfigurations too start with:

- Almost Ready To Run (ARTR): kit includes complete chassis

- Ready To Run (RTR): Kit includes ARTR plus operator radio ideal for full remote navigation upon arrival.

- Ready For Operation (RFO): kit includes RTR plus ground station and transportation case, ready for turn-key operation. 

Each REV9 chassis is made of laser cut, 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.  REV9-18 comes with top surface access panels which maybe sealed optionally for water resistance and temporary submergence in shallow pools of water. REV9-18 payload may be installed on top or side of the chassis or internally. RC Rover® REV9 Unmanned Systems are Proudly made in the USA.

Selecting which UGV or configuration to chose, depends on intended use and project requirements.

Clear distinctions between REV9-16 and REV9-18 UGV include:

• The REV9-18 has a longer 18" chassis, rendering more surface-mount space for payload. It handles steep inclinations and slick surfaces better due to its treaded rubber track  drive system, climbs short stairs, smoothly with outstanding traction and accuracy.

• The REV9-18 has a longer 18" chassis, rendering more surface-mount space for payload. It handles steep inclinations and slick surfaces better due to its treaded rubber track  drive system, climbs short stairs, smoothly with outstanding traction and accuracy.

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

• Both vehicles come with top surface access panels which maybe permanently sealed as an option to allow drive-through water.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

Bench 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. Tires and tracks may be repaired by operator or by the local lawn and garden shop. Track Repair Kit is also available for field repairs. 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

Systems automation

Structural engineering and mapping

Transport and delivery

Hazmat Scout vehicle


REV9-18 ARTR Kit

• Assembled REV9-18 UGV chassis

• eXPANDHUB adapters/wheels//treaded tracks

• RC/PC motor controller

• Four planetary motors

• Power switch and harness 

• 12V sealed battery 

• USB & Charge ports


REV9-18 RTR Kit

• REV9-18 ARFO Kit

• Radio TX/RX


REV9-18 RFO Kit

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

• Wireless pan/tilt CCD IR camera 


Optional equipment sold separately

• Robot arm and gripper 

• 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 configurations and options 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" Ground clearance allowing: 50+ Degree grade handling. 4"up / /6" down stair handling • Man-portable at 52LBS with payload • 14" Long 3 LBS grab and Lift capacity robot arm (Additional lift capacity up to 28Lbs available - sold separately) • Peak 200LBS of payload (suigegsted 30 LBS max) • 12-48 Volt RC/PC controller (default: RC - 12V ) • High resolution color infrared (day/night long range) pan & tilt CCD cam • Four planetary motors (quadrature/optical encoder option available - sold separately) • Four wheel traction and drive system with two idlers • Aerospace grade uniframe chassis (marine seal optional) • Easy Access cover • eXPANDHUB® drive system with 6 x 4" corrosion-free wheels • Custom 6-Ply heavy traction treaded tracks • Water & solvent resistant chassis and drive system • Speed Range: up to 3MPH (maybe upgraded to higher speeds) • REV9-18 Chassis dimensions: 18" (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 REV9-18 Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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