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{{Quote|I built Six-Pac with my brother and dad. It was built with the main competition in mind but we only got to the pinball event, which to be honest was perfect for us.|Andrew Thorpe}}
 
{{Quote|I built Six-Pac with my brother and dad. It was built with the main competition in mind but we only got to the pinball event, which to be honest was perfect for us.|Andrew Thorpe}}
'''Six Pac '''(also known as '''Six-Pac''') was a Pinball only competitor in [[Series 3]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]''. It was a six-wheeled plow with a top speed of 8mph, equipped with a lifting shovel at the front, slightly similar in design to that of [[Onslaught]]. Six Pac was the first robot to navigate the ramp in the pinball, and was quite successful in its run, placing an overall third out of ten contestants. Six Pac was widely considered as the only true competition to get a score anywhere near that of [[Dominator]] until the Pinball was run by [[Razer]] which scored an impressive 210 points. Following Six Pac in joint fourth place was [[Crusader 2|Crusader]] and [[Eye of Newt]], who each scored only 90 points.
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'''Six Pac '''(also known as '''Six-Pac''') was a Pinball only competitor in [[Series 3]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]''. It was a six-wheeled plow with a top speed of 8 mph, equipped with a lifting shovel at the front, slightly similar in design to that of [[Onslaught]]. Six Pac was the first robot to navigate the ramp in the pinball, and was quite successful in its run, placing an overall third out of ten contestants. Six Pac was widely considered as the only true competition to get a score anywhere near that of [[Dominator]] until the Pinball was run by [[Razer]] which scored an impressive 210 points. Following Six Pac in joint fourth place was [[Crusader 2|Crusader]] and [[Eye of Newt]], who each scored only 90 points.
   
 
Six Pac and its team was unseen on the televised show, aside from Six Pac's Series 3 Pinball Warrior Tournament run, as the team failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, and did not enter any other series afterwards.
 
Six Pac and its team was unseen on the televised show, aside from Six Pac's Series 3 Pinball Warrior Tournament run, as the team failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, and did not enter any other series afterwards.
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[[File:Six Pac.png|thumb|left|Six Pac in the arena]]
 
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[[File:SixPacPinball.jpg|thumb|Six Pac goes over the ramp]]
Six Pac failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, however, it did participate in the Pinball Warrior Tournament, that was filmed alongside the main competition. In its run, Six Pac first attacked the barrels to its right at the start. It then avoided Sir Killalot and hit the multiball release, before coming back down the course, and becoming the first robot to use the ramp, and clumsily drove into house robot Matilda. Six Pac then suffered from one of its tempory glitches and stopped right in front of the open 75 point target, and missed its chance to claim the points after the target was shunted over the arena side wall by Matilda. But Six Pac did manage to dodge around Sergeant Bash and hit the 50 point target instead. Six Pac then went through the car door gate, before being caught by Sir Killalot at the end, as cease was called to conclude the run. Six Pac completed the course with a more than respectable 135 point score. This means that Six Pac would've finished overall joint top with [[Razer]] if it had reached the 75 point target that was thrown over the arena side wall. But instead, Six Pac finished in third place out of 10 competitors overall, behind Razer (210pts) and [[Dominator]] (160pts).
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Six Pac failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, however, it did participate in the Pinball Warrior Tournament, that was filmed alongside the main competition. In its run, Six Pac first attacked the barrels to its right at the start. It then avoided Sir Killalot and hit the multiball release, before coming back down the course, and becoming the first robot to use the ramp, and clumsily drove into house robot Matilda. Six Pac then suffered from one of its temporary glitches and stopped right in front of the open 75 point target, and missed its chance to claim the points after the target was shunted over the arena side wall by Matilda. But Six Pac did manage to dodge around Sergeant Bash and hit the 50 point target instead. Six Pac then went through the car door gate, before being caught by Sir Killalot at the end, as cease was called to conclude the run. Six Pac completed the course with a more than respectable 135 point score. This means that Six Pac would've finished overall joint top with [[Razer]] if it had reached the 75 point target that was thrown over the arena side wall. But instead, Six Pac finished in third place out of 10 competitors overall, behind Razer (210pts) and [[Dominator]] (160pts).
 
{{Quote|135 points! and that's a great score! ...Well Done!|Jonathan Pearce}}
 
{{Quote|135 points! and that's a great score! ...Well Done!|Jonathan Pearce}}
   

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"I built Six-Pac with my brother and dad. It was built with the main competition in mind but we only got to the pinball event, which to be honest was perfect for us."
— Andrew Thorpe

Six Pac (also known as Six-Pac) was a Pinball only competitor in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It was a six-wheeled plow with a top speed of 8 mph, equipped with a lifting shovel at the front, slightly similar in design to that of Onslaught. Six Pac was the first robot to navigate the ramp in the pinball, and was quite successful in its run, placing an overall third out of ten contestants. Six Pac was widely considered as the only true competition to get a score anywhere near that of Dominator until the Pinball was run by Razer which scored an impressive 210 points. Following Six Pac in joint fourth place was Crusader and Eye of Newt, who each scored only 90 points.

Six Pac and its team was unseen on the televised show, aside from Six Pac's Series 3 Pinball Warrior Tournament run, as the team failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, and did not enter any other series afterwards.

"We also had issues with Six-Pac cutting out at certain points throughout our heat, and especially when we were in front of the 75 points tyre!!!"
— Andrew Thorpe

Six Pac, due to its six-wheel drive, was very nippy and agile, but was ultimately compromised in terms of armour. The robot also suffered from temporary glitches in the system, costing it to suddenly stop several times whilst being run, this cost it both when it was trying to qualify for the main competition and in its Pinball run.

Robot History

Series 3

"The fourth contestant then"
Jonathan Pearce
Six Pac

Six Pac in the arena

SixPacPinball

Six Pac goes over the ramp

Six Pac failed to qualify for the main competition of the Third Wars, however, it did participate in the Pinball Warrior Tournament, that was filmed alongside the main competition. In its run, Six Pac first attacked the barrels to its right at the start. It then avoided Sir Killalot and hit the multiball release, before coming back down the course, and becoming the first robot to use the ramp, and clumsily drove into house robot Matilda. Six Pac then suffered from one of its temporary glitches and stopped right in front of the open 75 point target, and missed its chance to claim the points after the target was shunted over the arena side wall by Matilda. But Six Pac did manage to dodge around Sergeant Bash and hit the 50 point target instead. Six Pac then went through the car door gate, before being caught by Sir Killalot at the end, as cease was called to conclude the run. Six Pac completed the course with a more than respectable 135 point score. This means that Six Pac would've finished overall joint top with Razer if it had reached the 75 point target that was thrown over the arena side wall. But instead, Six Pac finished in third place out of 10 competitors overall, behind Razer (210pts) and Dominator (160pts).

"135 points! and that's a great score! ...Well Done!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Results

SIX PAC - RESULTS
Series 3
Pinball Competition
3rd Place
Pinball 135pts 3rd

Series Record

  • Series 1-2: Did not enter
  • Series 3: Pinball Only
  • Series 4-7: Did not enter

Trivia

  • Along with Eye of Newt, Six Pac's Series 3 pinball run marked its only ever appearance on the televised show.
  • Six Pac was the first robot to navigate the ramp in the Pinball Warrior Tournament.
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