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Flypmode Wins XC2V Challenge

Local Motors ran a design contest in which readers were tasked with developing a vehicle for DARPA’s XC2V (Experimental Crowd-Derived Combat-support Vehicle) Challenge. Of all the entries, Victor Garcia’s Flypmode was chosen as first prize, netting him $7500 and his vehicle design becoming an actual DARPA prototype. Other noteworthy designs were second place winner Marc Senger’s Kratos ($1500 prize) and third place winner Romain Chareyre’s Sentinel ($1000 prize). For what I assume is just a simple coincidence, check out the Sentinel. It looks fairly close to the Warthog from Halo, sans chaingun.

Thanks to reader Giovani FarLords for the tip.

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One Response to “Flypmode Wins XC2V Challenge”

  1. Giovani says:

    Thanks for featuring Local Motors and its competition/collab with DARPA. FYI, LM was started and currently operated under a US Marine. Here’s their post on the competition.
    http://lmlife.local-motors.com/2011/03/congratulations-to-darpa-xc2v.html