• Beta


    Statistics
    • Weight: 99.5kg
    • Height: Unknown
    • Length: 80cm
    • Width: 82cm
    • Speed: 8mph
    • Year built: 2002
    • Status: Retired
    • Weight class: Heavyweight
    • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


    Armour
    25mm Polycarbonate with stainless steel corners
    Power
    2 x 36v DC Motors running on 800 watts, each powering its stainless steel wheels. Also runs on 3Ah NiCad Battlepack batteries.
    Weapons
    11kg hammer powered by an electric motor. 400kg of down force also enables robot to act as a lifter.
    Strengths
    Has a very powerful hammer.
    Weaknesses
    Weapon chains to the motor are exposed.
    Team Hurtz
    John Reid & Nick Lynch
    Information
    Beta is a heavyweight robot that was built by Team Hurtz for the Battlebots competitions in the States to take the place of the teams previous robot Killerhurtz. However for its only battle, it forfeited a place due to it bringing the floor-boards up - it needed extra strong magnets to hold it to the floor due to keep it down due to the immense power of the hammer. Beta has made appearances at a few events on display and even once appeared at a BBQ where not even tent pegs holding it to the ground could stand up to its power. Beta has an immensely powerful hammer which had potential to cause serious damage. Recently, Beta was due to compete in Battlebots 2015 but had to pull out due to issues with the shipping of the teams important tools and spares. Beta did however make an appearance at the UK Championships 2015 at Stevenage where it fought in whiteboard fights only and in one of them, made a large mark in the floor with its hammer.
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    Mr Manuva27

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    sean retro

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    Maxamuslead

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