• Firestorm


    Statistics
    • Weight: 100kg
    • Height: 36cm
    • Length: 110cm
    • Width: 83cm
    • Speed: 12mph
    • Year built: 2003
    • Status: Retired
    • Weight class: Heavyweight
    • Location: Langley Moor, County Durham, England


    Armour
    5mm Aluminium
    Power
    2 x Electric motors running on 3KW powering its two go-kart wheels.
    Weapons
    Pneumatically powered front-hinge flipper
    Strengths
    Excellent manoeuvrability combined with having a very effective flipper.
    Weaknesses
    Poor pushing power because its only a 2-wheel drive. Aluminium armour isn't also the most resiliant to heavy blows.
    Team Firestorm
    Graham Bone and Hazel Bone
    Information
    Firestorm 5 is a robot from Durham that is well known amongst the roboteering community and the robot fans. It is well known for taking part in Robot Wars since 1999. Firestorm never managed to win the UK Championships, but finished 3rd in Series 3,5 and 6, finished as semi-finalists in Series 4 and 7 and won the Commonwealth Carnage in Robot Wars Extreme 2 representing England. There have been 5 different versions of Firestorm built, the last was Firestorm 5 which just had upgraded pneumatics along with all the other upgrades the last ones had. Firestorm's a very manoeuvrable robot on its two wheels and cost £2000 to built, it also has a favourite tactic of flipping its opponent over so it is standing up leaning against the arena wall so that it couldn't self-right again which it achieved well in its career in Robot Wars against robots like Panic Attack and 13 Black, it also became the first UK heavyweight to topple Mr Psycho. Firestorm 5 is now retired, but the robot has been on display a few times at events.

    Achievements
    • Robot Wars - 3rd in UK Series 3 (1999)
    • Robot Wars - UK Series 4 Semi-Finalist (2000)
    • Robot Wars - UK Series 4, Equal 7th with Hypno-Disc in Pinball Tournament (2000)
    • Robot Wars - UK Series 4, 15th in Sumo Basho Competition (2000)
    • Robot Wars - UK Series 4, Tag Team special runners-up with Scorpion (2000)
    • Robot Wars Extreme 1 - All-Stars Tournament Semi-Finalist (2001)
    • Robot Wars - 3rd in UK Series 5 (2001)
    • Robot Wars - 3rd in UK Series 6 (2002)
    • Robot Wars Extreme 2 - All-Stars Tournament Runner-up (2002)
    • Robot Wars Extreme 2 - Commonwealth Carnage Champion (2002)
    • Robot Wars - UK Series 7 Semi-Finalist (2003)
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    sean retro

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    Reminds me of My First Bot back in Arenas of Destuction.

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    Retroman

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    Thanks Lucy, that slightly refined what was already in my head, I couldn’t work out how I was going to limit the travel, was weighing up limit switches

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    Ocracoke

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    Ocracoke Yesterday, 21:17 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

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    If it is anything like my mechanisms, I'd put a couple of pins in the gearbox housing and a connecting rod to the flipper arm to make it move. The pins

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 21:04 Go to last post
    Retroman

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    McMullet

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    Did you use CAD (compression aided design) there?

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