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Not an offroad event, but, a ton of interest!

First weekly Robot Battle Thursday at 6:30pm!
Complete kit with motors, batteries and ESC's is just $149, add $50 for 6 channel Tx/Rx
Battle consists of 3 different Events with points given to find the overall winner.
No entry fee at this time, we will do a points series when the participation gets big enough.
Minimal rules, 1 pound max weight, you do not need to use the "Kit"! You could build one from a Mini 8, just keep it 1 pound or less!

We were at the Robobots competiton last week in Meadville, most of the High Schools in western PA. had a Robot, there were over 30 teams and 1000 spectators! Seems like a lot of interest, maybe even featuring the 1 pound class at next years event or putting up 15 1pound robots against 1 15pound robot!
 

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Great first Robot Battle Event!
We had 15 individual timed runs, 24 - 1 on 1 Battles, and 4 "Battle Royals" with 5 robots in the Arena at one time!
The "Spinner" bot with the 10,000rpm carbon steel blade was the early favorite, it left a trail of shredded lexan, foam, aluminum and steel. But, would throw itself across the arena in a shower of sparks as much as the others!
Leroy's "Lifter" bot caused early excitement when it started billowing smoke into the arena! The high torque lifting servo had jammed and the servo melted down inside his robot! Leroy was able to continue without his lifter.
The "Battle Royals" were the most fun to watch with the robots sometimes piling up 3 high trying to stay in the game!
Battle of the night was Jakob with his "Lexan Lifter" against Tyler and the "Carbon Spinner"! The blade tore pieces of aluminum, lexan, and foam tire from the lifter sometimes with showers of sparks when hitting the steel floor! The lifter was able to completely invert the Spinner a couple of times, but, the spinner would still run upside down with the blade still spinning! In the end Jakob was the winner earning enough points in the other events and taking out the "Spinner" with superior driving and using his lifter to dump it off the edge in the final!
Already talk about next week, we now have Titanium Armor to protect against the attacks from the Spinner!
Every Thursday at 6:30pm!
 
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