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"...lined and ready to fight a huge black 'bot called Draco, armed with a lifting scoop and a nasty looking axe.[1]"
— Team Ixion

Draco was a competitor robot which attempted to enter Series 4 of Robot Wars, but failed to qualify.

Design[]

Draco was described by Team Ixion as being a "huge" robot which was painted black. The robot was armed with an axe and a lifting scoop.

Etymology[]

The name Draco is Latin for serpent or dragon.

Qualification[]

Draco faced S.M.I.D.S.Y. in its known qualifier bout for Series 4. Despite a good start and getting some axe hits in, Draco was ultimately defeated by S.M.I.D.S.Y. which rammed it across the arena on multiple occasions and won by a crowd cheer.

"The call comes across, 'Let the wars begin!' And Robin is shooting SMIDSY forward, Draco, caught out by the jump start also begins moving as in our speaker the count of 3... 2... 1... Activate! comes across. About the moment that Activate is mentioned SMIDSY is smashing in under the scoop of Draco and preparing for another hit. We pound in again and again, Andy on the jaw controls, Robin driving round and diving in to gash the sides, or continue to flatten the front scoop. Me, shouting directions over their shoulders. … Draco is trying to get its axe into play, but it stops over 2 inches short of SMIDSY's top, hitting the stops on its bulkhead. Robin has turned SMIDSY and is going in with the spikes, one already bent out of shape thanks to a hard hit on the arena wall. Draco becomes less and less effective and by the time the crowd count down to 0 for the end of the round it's limping with one motor disabled. Surely we've won! Cease is called and the compere announces the judges are not amused with our jump start. Rules can't be broken and sometimes you have to do things you don't like. My heart starts to sink once more, he then announces we have a Yellow Card. This means nothing, I'd been suckered in, I thought the bout was going to be taken from us. He continues, asking the crowd to cheer to decide the winner, bearing in mind our rule-breaking demeanor, Draco gets a poor reception of thumbs down and boo's, he announces SMIDSY and the crowd goes *WILD* :-) . Robin has disappeared down to drive SMIDSY back off of the arena, we're interviewed and blame the jump start on Robin being over eager and getting Red Mist."
— The S.M.I.D.S.Y. website on the battle[2]

Series Record[]

Series Draco Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

References[]