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BeetleWeights

Beetleweight robots have come along way in the past 12 months. First started out being a weight class where builders could use standard hobby sized motors and speed controllers. Now a new breed of beetle weight robots have been born.Pussycat

Battery and motor technology has advanced a lot in the last 3 years, allowing higher power to weight ratio units to be manufactured. Builders are using speed controllers out of RC boats, to brushless motors from helicopters, metal armour used on tanks to special powerful batteries as used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner!

 
 

There is no size limit on a beetle weight robot at present, but there is a weight limited of 1.5kg.Most beetle weights are around 30cm by 30cm in size. A variety of weapons are used, from axes, to lifters to the down right nasty, powerful spinners.

Though don't let the powerful spinners put you off! It's also down to clever building techniques and ideas where some robots costing only around £30 are beating the more deadly robots. We always believe that to winning a battle, it's 40% to build quality, 35% driving and 25% luck, meaning if you're a good driver with luck on your side, you’re in for a good chance!

The beetle weight class seems to be a good starting point in building a combat robot, from standard parts that you can buy from model shops, to get yourself going. Pop along to one of our events to meet some of the roboteers if you are interested in building one. Also check out the FRA web site for more guidance and build rules.

A few pictures of some Beetle Weight robots from our Iron Games events.
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