• 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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    Retroman

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hey Lucy! No, being honest, I walked away, so I’m happy at that. Bike was written off, and I was supposed to get my new one on Tuesday just gone, but

    Retroman Yesterday, 01:04 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hey Paul!

    Ouch, hope your accident didn't result in anything too severe?

    Updates look good, getting something to work reliably

    Ocracoke Yesterday, 00:45 Go to last post
    Retroman

    Team Pushover: Build Log

    Hi everybody, long time no see! What a few months, new workshop , busy at work, new kitchen, motorbike accident, and now a pandemic. Wow.

    Retroman Yesterday, 00:42 Go to last post
    Dan-27

    Team Bitza - Hippobotamus

    Hello all, I could use some help with the design of this robot.

    I was just about to cut the side panels and thought that the beater may

    Dan-27 26th March 2020, 21:36 Go to last post
    Diddlydodger

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Hi Colin. The exhaust silencer sounds like a great idea When we were kids we used to put 'Cherry Bombs' on our Mini's, a robot themed one of those

    Diddlydodger 26th March 2020, 11:03 Go to last post
    Diddlydodger

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Hi Sam, we sat down and brainstormed last night, Andy has given me some good ideas and he listened to some of mine too. We have done a couple of sketches

    Diddlydodger 26th March 2020, 10:54 Go to last post
    team death

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    I also like this idea and as I said to Andrew during his Bread dead toaster build-More like this please!

    I found myself eyeing up a exhaust

    team death 25th March 2020, 17:26 Go to last post
    McMullet

    Jerry Can - Featherweight 1st Build

    Sounds great! Is going to be very distinctive to look at but you've also got a nice big box shape to fit everything in. Look forward to seeing it take

    McMullet 25th March 2020, 08:31 Go to last post