• 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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    McMullet

    Drill driver gearbox assemblies for sale soon.

    Great stuff, thanks Nat.



    I don't see that being much of a problem the way things are/are heading!

    McMullet 2nd December 2020, 18:09 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    yeah was planning on having a little box built round it with some fireproof materiel surrounding it. just trying to get measurement to make sure my motors

    BCartz 2nd December 2020, 15:31 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    Layout looks OK to me. For safety, I might suggest putting the LiPo in a battery box or secured down and in a fireproof bag.

    Ocracoke 2nd December 2020, 15:21 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    any changes or mistakes im making here at all

    BCartz 2nd December 2020, 15:02 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    well once extreme robot can return if your at the maidstone one youd probably see me as thats the closest to me

    BCartz 1st December 2020, 18:22 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    All gotta learn somewhere! Hope to see your creation in an arena one day.

    Ocracoke 1st December 2020, 18:03 Go to last post
    BCartz

    FW- Crash Course

    ok, cheers for putting up with my non stop questions

    BCartz 1st December 2020, 17:25 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    FW- Crash Course

    For safety (and room to expand), I'd go with 2x LEDs

    Ocracoke 1st December 2020, 17:17 Go to last post