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Flybot was a featherweight robot from Team BlazerBotics, which competed in the Featherweight Championship of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. One of two featherweights entered by the team - the other being Gladiator - it performed strongly in its heat, but lost after pushing Kitty into the pit and falling in itself seconds later.

DesignEdit

Flybotinside

Flybot's internals

Flybot was a silver and black robot with a slanted box-shaped body and two-wheel drive, and had an learner driver's plate on its back. Its weapon was a long electric lifting arm, which proved effective in its only appearance.

The TeamEdit

Main article: Team MAD

Flybot was built by Team BlazerBotics, nowadays Team MAD, consisting of the young brothers Alan and Dave Young. Whilst Dave Young entered the Featherweight Championship with Gladiator, Flybot was controlled by the older brother Alan Young in its only battle. After Flybot was eliminated, Dave Young would then join the Gladiator team for the final in Extreme 2. Alan Young then entered Series 7 with the featherweight Alpha, and would eventually join his younger brother on the Apollo team in Series 10, having led the construction of the machine.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

Flybot competed in the Featherweight Championship, broadcast as part of the Robot Rampage episode. In its heat, it fought fellow Team BlazerBotics featherweight Gladiator, as well as Cutlet, Dragon, Kitty and Micro-Mute.

"Flybot, top of your picture, making an early push."
— Jonathan Pearce
Flybot vs dragon

Flybot attacks Dragon early on

Flybot vs Kitty

Flybot lifts Kitty up onto four wheels

At the start, Flybot pushed Dragon away, before lifting Kitty up onto all four wheels. Kitty drove back down onto two wheels, before Flybot pressured it towards the pit, hooking its lifting arm under Kitty's wheel and flipping it in. However, this also caused Flybot to lose balance and throw itself head-over-heels into the pit as well.

Flybot vs kitty 2

Flybot, overbalancing, topples into the pit after dispatching Kitty

"Flybot and Kitty duelled together, good fight it was, Flybot pushing Kitty, then towards the pit, and oh dear they both toppled in!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Flybot was eliminated from the Featherweight Championship as a result, with it and Kitty eventually being joined in the pit by all of the remaining competitors and Refbot.

ResultsEdit

FLYBOT - RESULTS
Extreme 2
Robot Rampage
Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Kitty, Dragon, Gladiator, Micro-Mute, Cutlet Eliminated

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Flybot Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship with Alpha and G2
Withdrew before qualifiers with Merlin
Series 8 Entered with Apollo
Entered Pilot with Merlin
Series 9 Entered with Apollo
Series 10 Entered with Apollo
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Entered with Gladiator, Chroma and Hades

NOTE: Monte, a robot built by Team MAD, was also loaned to Paul Streeter in order to enter the 2016 pilot

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Flybot mk2

Flybot Mk2

After Flybot's appearance on Robot Wars, Dave Young built a successor, Flybot Mk2, a wedge-shaped featherweight running on two wheels, providing an invertible drive system.

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