Philippa Forrester: "So you're responsible for making this flip flop thing? What's it called?"
Conrad Snook: "Flip Flop Fly"
Philippa Forrester: "Because it can flip, flop and it can fly."
— Brief pit report

Flip Flop Fly was a robot which competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. Entered by the Snook family, who would later go on to build the Tetanus series of robots, it reached the second round before losing to Evil Weevil.



The insides of Flip Flop Fly

"An Anglo-French project! Building started in France with a moped, was finished in England with truck parts. The weapons; spikes and a rolling axe. He's not shy, Flip Flop Fly!"
Jonathan Pearce introduces Flip Flop Fly

The robot was made up of a lot of parts from a French moped, and had the wheels from a Citroen 2CV. It was an axlebot with a multi-coloured barrel shaped body and an axe on a fixed arm that swung overhead when stopped, a lot like Stinger.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Wild Willy Rams Flip Flop fly

Wild Willy rams Flip Flop Fly

Flip flop fly

Flip Flop Fly with its flat tyre

In its only victory, Flip Flop Fly fought Wild Willy. Wild Willy started much faster and used its axe many times. It attacked Sergeant Bash while Flip Flop Fly wobbled around the arena. Wild Willy then pushed Flip Flop Fly into the arena wall. One of Flip Flop Fly's tyres had been punctured, leaving it with very limited mobility. However, Wild Willy then mistakenly drove into the pit. Despite some fans seeing Flip Flop Fly as being immobile, the judges controversially put it through on the basis of its opponent driving into the pit. In the Heat Semi-Final, it faced Evil Weevil.

"It's a bit of a strange contraption, we don't really know what to do with it! We're going to push it around a bit and see what happens."
— Kevin Pritchard of Evil Weevil on his opponent
Evil Weevil Flip Flop Fly

Evil Weevil lifts the fly

Evil Weevil escaped Flip Flop Fly's weapon and drove into the it repeatedly, before the House Robots ganged up on it. Despite no major damage bar another punctured tyre, Flip Flop Fly was deemed immobile and was eliminated from the competition.


Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat L, Round 1 vs. Wild Willy Won
Heat L, Round 2 vs. Evil Weevil Lost

The team with Flip Flop Fly


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Flip Flop Fly Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 2
The Fourth Wars Withdrew from qualifiers with Tetanus
The Fifth Wars Entered with Tetanus
The Sixth Wars Entered with Tetanus 2
The Seventh Wars Entered with Tetanus Booster
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered with Tetanus 2
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