• 4x4


    Statistics
    * Weight: 100kg
    * Height: 25cm
    * Length: 85cm
    * Width: 75cm
    * Speed: 10mph
    * Year built: 2002
    * Status: Active
    * Weight class: Heavyweight
    * Location: Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland
    Armour
    Shell made of steel and aluminium.
    Power
    2 x Electric motors running on 750 watts powering its 4-wheel drive.
    Weapons
    Pushing power with front-mounted scoop to assist shunting.
    Strengths
    Can run either way up.
    Weaknesses
    Exposed wheels.
    Team Monad
    Benny Karstel and Andrew Karstel
    Information
    4x4 is an Irish heavyweight robot that was built by Team Monad from Dublin. It was the second robot to be built after their robot Monad which was beaten in the first round of its heat in the Fifth UK Series of Robot Wars, the first version of 4x4 had a clamp that could crush with 6 tonnes on the pressure and also had a cloth for snagging Hypno-discs disc in their only fight against it. For live events post Robot Wars, 4x4 was rebuilt to its current spec as a rambot and has only fought in the teams local events held by Robots of Destruction.
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    Triceratop

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    Hi all,
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    Triceratop Today, 09:56 Go to last post
    typhoon_driver

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    typhoon_driver Today, 09:19 Go to last post
    typhoon_driver

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    typhoon_driver Today, 08:42 Go to last post
    TeamKnightshade

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    TeamKnightshade Yesterday, 18:02 Go to last post
    Sam_DRT

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    Sam_DRT Yesterday, 17:44 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

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    Ocracoke Yesterday, 16:31 Go to last post
    mrsam

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    I use my drill press for most things nowadays, best tool I ever invested in. For stuff that I can’t put on the drill pres like the wedge mounts and

    mrsam Yesterday, 16:06 Go to last post
    TeamKnightshade

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    TeamKnightshade Yesterday, 15:00 Go to last post