• 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.
    • Forum Posts

      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      Right, I get it now, thank you so much. I'll get to adding everything up and go from there. Many thanks!

      Outlaw 19th May 2022, 17:19 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Project Squirrel

      Each stage is a multiplier. 8:1 x 8:1 = 64:1 so you'd want say a 2:1 on the first stage and then a 4:1 on the second.

      Ocracoke 19th May 2022, 16:58 Go to last post
      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      I apologize for all the questions, my math is absolutely atrocious, but would this mean that in order for me to get an 8:1 ratio, it'd basically be a

      Outlaw 19th May 2022, 16:49 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Project Squirrel

      To answer your questions based on my experiences with axe robots:



      Yes, it is feasible. I do exactly this 2 stage reduction

      Ocracoke 19th May 2022, 10:22 Go to last post
      Outlaw

      Project Squirrel

      So, with the redesign of the weapon system, I wish to put out a few questions to... well, anyone that does axe weapons done with a chain drive system.

      Outlaw 18th May 2022, 22:15 Go to last post
      Ocracoke

      Team Kaizen Build Diary

      OK, so I've got a second transmitter which I've managed to bind Azriel to and that works fine. Batteries all charged and is good to go. In typical fashion

      Ocracoke 18th May 2022, 09:40 Go to last post
      teamidris

      West Midlands

      Bought a huge old lathe MFL seems so long go. I should try new batteries in TwoTooDoo

      teamidris 8th May 2022, 15:53 Go to last post