Hey guys! It’s time for our second update
on the aliens power loader build. In the last episode we talked about the design
and started plasma cutting the steel for the first arm.
Let’s finish cutting those pieces, go shopping from some hydraulic parts, get
it assembled, welded and then well we can do our first hydraulics test. Oh, and
don’t forget to follow us on social media @TheHacksmith for real-time
updates on our projects. Alright, this plate of steel weighs 600lbs,there’s only two fo us here, so hopefully we don’t die. What are you doing there Bogdan? So now we’re
exploring all the remaining DXF for the three-eighths steel, and then we’ll be able to
start welding then we’ll be welding forever! I just have to make sure that all of these don’t intersect. So we forgot the mounting holes for the
cover plates, so we brought them back in the software,
but we also had to re-zero the machine because it ran into the cupboards so hopefully it’s gonna work That is the bicep of the power loader! Bicep number two! Why do you want me to carry it? Here, you’re the one who goes to the gym. So we got our motor, the weakest of all the options.
James: Yes, but it comes with a remote and a valve Bank built-in, it’ll be
useful for future hydraulic projects that we can still use this for. And we got the fluid, got a bigger reservoir cuz that is tiny, got our two
cylinders and our final solenoid valve. You happy Bogdan?
Bogdan: No, I wanted the bigger motor. This is only $1,500 worth of stuff for
testing. One arm! First came here back in 2007. Yeah that’s $500 steel now. Look at all this steel! Oh god. You gotta use physics! This is the bicep hydraulic cylinder! It can put out 30,000 lbs! 20 L of hydraulic fluid! As you can imagine, building a giant hydraulic power loader from aliens is a pretty expensive
endeavor. I believe that shopping trip alone was
well over $1,000 by itself and that wasn’t even all the parts we need,
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keep building this massive power loader! This bushing is a little tight so I’m going
to fix it. That’s better. I need a little bit more off of that. And that’s the wrist joint! As long as I got my tolerances this should
just fit into place. Why do we make such heavy projects! All right it’s time to look at some of
the hydraulics for the power loader. Now, funny enough my first job out of engineering
school was actually designing hydraulic systems for injection molding machines
for a company called Athena automation so I have actually done some of this stuff
before a long time ago but I’ve never actually assembled it myself so this should
be interesting. Right now we’ve got our manifold block
which we can connect three closed Center directional control valves to and
basically we’re able to control up to three cylinders from this block so I’ve
got all these fittings which I mean to put in there which then can connect to these
hoses and then we can connect everything together with our pump and hypothetically move
some oil around. Okay so we can tighten this guy in. It’s
quite tight! That is snug! Let’s see what this looks like. So for testing we got some
pre-made hydraulic hoses standard lengths this one’s three feet long I got
some four foot long ones when we finalized the design
we’ll get custom length hydraulic hoses Okay next cylinder! All mechanical portions are done now which means can do a test-fit
and potentially test the hydraulics. So Bogdan, you and me will lift and Ben can hopefully
line it and this is the tricky part And this is the tricky part we have to put the valves on the inside
of the arm, attached to this manifold block. Fits pretty slick! All right so we got the valve
bank installed now we just have to add in the wires I’m just gonna install all of these plugs. All right so all the
fittings in the manifold block are tight now which means when we add the hoses we
just have to tighten those ones, but this is the evidence of me saying everything is
tight so hopefully nothing bad happens. That’s how engineering is done! okay so we got a pressure gauge, we got some manifold connected to the hydraulic
pumps, we have one remote right here the pump has a built-in two-stage valve
bank, so pressuring one-way pressure out the other. We’ll just be doing one way because we’re adding pressure here and then we’re using these valve banks that then control the ends of the cylinders. And because they’re close center we only have to
attach four hoses you just have never press the other button. Don’t press the button! Now, whatever you do don’t push
this button okay. No! That’s the button that will kill
everyone! First time using hydraulics! Let the record state this was
Bogdan idea to extend the cylinder before attaching the arm. So! Pressing
this button turns the pump on. Alright this is still not great but
everything else is alright. It’s not gonna crash into itself right? Alright so this arm can curl… It curls
around six to eight thousand pounds so that means we actually hold a six
thousand pound barbell right here. That’s more than a car weighs so with both arms
we should actually be able to flip or lift a car. Well, after a week of work-
James: It wasn’t even a week. Friday
Saturday we built this in five days! I didn’t think we could do it! Everything
works which means we have to take it apart again, clean it up a little bit
more, paint it, drill some more holes then we can put it back together again and
then it’s done for now until we build the other one and then we build the body.
Bogdan: Knowing how much work and effort went into this and just not even, like, building
it. Just assembling it. Just putting everything on while it’s super heavy and
really cumbersome.
James: It took two hours just assembling two hours of footage for the editors to go through. Oh yeah, this is a temporary test hydraulic system that’s why it’s so slow it’s just
so we can test to make sure the hydraulics work in the end we’re
probably gonna actually have like a gas engine on the back of the mech and it
will have a much higher flow rate so the arm should actually be like… Alright, that’s the end of whatever part of the video Alright it’s really starting to
come together. So like I said last video we’re gonna be releasing one video
on the series per month going into a little bit more detail on the project
than we normally do for our videos it is an extremely big project so we’re gonna
do our best to stay ahead on this project to ensure you guys get
consistent updates once a month but if you’re dying to see more make sure you
follow us on Instagram where we post real-time updates as we work on the
project in part three we’ll be painting reassembling the arm and doing our first
real hydraulics tests including lifting people after that it’ll be a video on
our jaws of life the claws of this bad boy that will be able to crush
xenomorph skulls! Make sure you subscribe this is our
biggest and best project yet. Plus I’ve got quite a bit of reading to do…


  1. the Hacksmith says:

    Notice what shirt I'm wearing in the beginning…? FLYING LIKE IRON MAN RETURNS NEXT WEEK!

    Oh, and follow us on Instagram to see some stuff Flying like Iron Man stuff NOW!

  2. Orin Sage says:

    I heal panic at the disco in the background this is my jam

  3. michaelfink64 says:

    If the weight makes assembly difficult, maybe you could use the first arm to help assemble the second?

  4. teamsonic channel says:

    When will part 3 come

  5. Brohomie says:

    Dude just ask Mr beast for money

  6. captain punch says:

    Put a Diesel engine on the back of the meck

  7. Viana Rodriguez Ferres says:

    Where’s part 3??

  8. Liam Altman says:

    It would be so cool to work for them but sadly I live in America and I'm 13

  9. Paul Ellwood says:

    How much is thing going to weigh?

  10. Yngvi Birgisson says:


  11. Wayne Apted says:

    You should make power armour from fallout

  12. lucas searcy says:

    thats when my bro mas born 4:32

  13. lucas searcy says:

    sorry 4:29

  14. Burn Blaze says:

    Try make repulser😐

  15. weldorman says:

    If you really want to know what it's like to ride a robotic arm, you should check out Dynamic Structures in Port Coquitlam, B.C. They make roller coasters that go into service around the world, and have been experimenting with an industrial robot arm with a seat attached. Discovery channel tried it out one time, and left the tester terrified. An industrial robotic arm is so fast they had to reduce it's speed many times in order to make it (somewhat) safe.

  16. Paul G says:

    Should help out megabots….

  17. Ryan Barton says:

    Honestly for flat welding look into metal core wire as well as c25 or c15 gas would weld much faster as well as blueshield LAT91LF in .045 on something like a millermatic 255 quarter inch weld in one pass

  18. Antoine Lepage says:

    You should make a tank ! It would be awesome!!

  19. thefatkiller_666boy donovan says:

    nice car in the back round

  20. teamsonic channel says:

    R u going to test which is better

  21. InfiniteEquinox says:

    I'm loving this mech!

  22. Archie best says:

    hey! love the project but just one question if its so heavy why why didnt you use the exosuit to help take some of the weight off? but great video keep it up.

  23. Katrina Nacion says:

    Why do every smart character in movies that builds a bomb puts a “will kill every one” button
    Comment for ur answer and like my comment if you agree

  24. Chameleonosaur Mechabeast says:

    amazing, i subscribe for this and i will follow you guys, would love to see the project finished, i hope you guys do a 1v1 against the Eagle Prime from MEGA bots !!! <3

  25. MerkBro Merkington says:

    Can’t wait to see this thing tear through a trailerpark.

  26. cyberbear Naman says:


  27. This is Sparta says:

    11:48 that’s how engineering works

  28. caitlyn lumsden says:

    I’ve been watching you guys for a while and I am so inspired by you and I want to try and make at least one tiny project at my schools cdt department ( craft design and technology) I love u guys soooooo much and I hope you make more inspiring videos to us ❤️❤️❤️

    Can you also try and make a storm trooper heavy blaster or flame thrower from battlefront 2 ( Star Wars)

    P.s 14:42 you have already have some thing that can kill thanos without moving and lift up the entire world !!!👍🏼

  29. Joshua R231 says:

    You guys should Patent this.

    Now factory workers don’t have to worry About moving heavyweight stuff from place to place.
    No need for forklifts

  30. Mason Toys says:

    The mech is from aliens

  31. Wittkop9 Wittkop9 says:

    you guys should make a prawn suit for subnatica

  32. zach chast says:

    “2 hours of footage for the editors to go through”
    15 minute long video

  33. Ray Gaming says:

    I heard panic at the disco playing

  34. Arivd Persson says:

    now i understand how James is ripped

  35. evelyn N Bestari says:

    what iron man is dead day friday avengers end game

  36. Joseph Karow says:

    Listening to Panic! At the Disco, lol <3

  37. No video 10M sub challenge says:

    Where's the abandoned robot?

  38. Apples 123 says:

    You should get a truck!

  39. flecoide says:

    una maravilla muchachos, mis felicitaciones.

  40. Rukshan Mahagedara says:

    A like for the hard work 😂

  41. xM Fx says:

    What kind of engineering do you study?

  42. Jericho's world says:

    Did you ever consider nitinol memory wire?

  43. xXDuskTheWolfXx says:

    Are you listening to patd nine in the after noon?? 1:04

  44. xXDuskTheWolfXx says:

    You should build a real iron man suit after this. Or at least attempt it.

  45. Greg Oltmanns says:

    Didn't your plasma come with a collision controller ?

  46. Harry Holloway says:

    Build Sam Wilsons wingsuit!

  47. AncapFTW says:

    Pi*r^2 isnt the same as pi*D^2/2. I think you meant pi*(D/2)^2.

  48. Teenage Gamer says:

    I heard that panic at the disco.
    I approve.

  49. K R says:

    That´s a god damn deathtrap!!!

  50. Mohd Faizal says:

    Awesome… 👍👍👍😇😇😇

  51. Adam Domino says:

    I know this is not my bill but boxing things in at a 3/8 that's a bit heavy you probably could have got away with quarter-inch in some cases even a 1/8 inch I can understand the body being a little thicker or even towards the legs where you need the weight you're making this thing top-heavy I believe but I don't know I haven't seen the plans I don't know how have you're going to make the feet and legs

  52. Adam Domino says:

    Did you guys figure out how many gallons per minute those Motors are flowing in the size of those Rams you could have got away with some smaller cylinders than that

  53. eddiem3 says:

    Gloves? Who needs a stinkin glove?

  54. SpaceTed says:

    600lbs X Doubt

  55. xKGx Rebel says:

    Bro start the clash of clan game it’s lit and old asf needs to be promoted again

  56. xKGx Rebel says:

    Could probably get a easy sponsorship

  57. Geo Thomas says:

    The size of the rams is overkill but cool.

  58. RodZ-AJ says:

    That noise at 7:43 is oddly satisfying 😮😮😮

  59. Jack ALLIBAND says:

    cen you build pawer armer from fall out

  60. Simon Glenn says:

    Over 34,000 likes wonder what's up the arses of the 300 odd?

  61. John Campbell says:

    Sure looks like you need a power loader to build a power loader

  62. Con McGrath says:

    Love this project (new subscriber); but I think you are going to have major issues when it comes to movement and balance, especially with any kind of load. You might want to consider being able to 'set your ass back (and down)' to counter-balance any load and also that actual tracks might make much more sense than trying to take steps, big feet with tracks might make life much simpler in the latter stages of the build/testing. Maybe you guys are waay ahead of me, I can't wait to see!

    Massive respect…

  63. Mad Man Marine says:

    Dude complains about 1500 in steel. Gimme a break. Your 6.5 million subs is paying for that buddy. And sponsers

  64. Black Durp says:

    War robots is daddy world of war ships in mommy

  65. M&MII says:

    Will the arms just go up and down or will it allow you to move the elbows away from the body as well?

  66. Chill Robloxian says:

    Its hard to make it but in the end its worth it

  67. Mark Putnam says:

    I have ran lasers for a living since I was 17 and I always wished I had one because I had so many cool projects that I would like to do and so many cool parts that I always wanted to build for my bike and I got to accomplish some of the smaller ones because I was actually the Prototype guy / Lead man in the later years so I had access to AutoCAD and SolidWorks and the Machine itself LOL. So I did get to use it to make some pretty awesome motorcycle parts from time to time. Very briefly I had a small business on the side where I was selling Target gongs made from a572 armor plate before that was a big thing all of these gun accessory company started doing it

  68. MrBlack says:

    This will take 100 years for you guys to build. I won't live that long. (grins) 😉

  69. Daniel Gutwein says:

    I hope that you made the big parts for the other arm, because they will be the same shape.

  70. Anthony Maduri says:


  71. David Baker says:

    Too bad you can't partner with Boston Robotics, for a possible engine platform and stabilization with gyros.-Just a thought.

  72. Alan Thompson says:

    Cool and all but I think they would of used Aluminum.

  73. Sheep Dog says:

    Early tanks armor plates were assembled the same way back in the day..with the welding tabs.

  74. TheAtariNerd says:

    I work on CNC machines (Shopbots) and I was like, "There's no way that they're gonna have a perfect run, first go" and then the ground clamp episode happened and I just said, "There it is."

  75. azimuth361 says:

    I think ol' Mr. Cameron should send you some love.

  76. Scott Dowers says:

    OK I am hooked so I subscribed

  77. Michael Timmerman says:

    I can't wait to see this completed build… talk about childhood dreams coming true!!! Its totally impractical as stated but just to see it actually built and operational in real life makes it all worth it!!!

  78. CanadianCarGuy says:

    Princess Auto fuck yeah!!!!

  79. S A says:

    Cut holes in parts to free up mass.

  80. Bobby Chudoba says:

    complains about spending a little over 1500$$$ from these videos alone he will make 10,000$ a month

  81. gsheac says:

    World of warships is not fleet control, you command 1 ship and it is pay to win. Free players get squat

  82. joel castro says:

    Princess auto.. you guys in Canada? Subscribed

  83. Spartan and roblox Rp says:

    was this worth it

  84. Nunya Bizzness says:

    I came cus I thought this mighta been like bnha but eh still lol awesome build

  85. GREEN boys says:

    Plz fix up the legs

  86. James Danko says:

    If someone pissed you off you could flip that homo's minivan like you were flicking a bumble bee 😐😂💀 I'll steer clear of insulting you because I don't want to end up regretting what I said 😘

  87. Jacoby Celestine says:

    If your a engineer nerd please tell me what every thing in this video mean????? Please

  88. Emily Morgan says:

    Extending the hydraulics manually was like the sword in the stone

  89. Bhavishya Pancholi says:

    That stuff was cool

  90. louis cool says:

    Boult a real Transformers please

  91. YT MON says:

    Does this make anyone rember borderlands 2 ?

  92. Fryc Kul says:

    Lol Polak potrafi

  93. Eric Simpson says:

    Brilliant I can't believe these guys are actually doing this

  94. Toby saul says:

    Tbh that game is pretty fun

  95. dave sanders says:

    Removing those heavy plates you should use a heavy-duty electromagnet with a long handle so two people can pick it up easier so you don't hurt yourselves

  96. liz macleod says:

    I can’t make a lego, or Minecraft titanic even if I had 10 Years and your over here building the aliens robot thing!?!?!?!

  97. David Santiago says:


  98. Andrew Downey says:

    Holly crap how many cells is the lipo?
    4000mah lipo crazy

  99. Gina P says:


  100. Ahamad Ali says:

    I can imagine, how many times you failed building the first arm.
    👏👏👏👏 It isn't that easy man…!!!
    Eagerly awaiting for your next updates.

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