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This part of the site details the build diary, and competitions of Killer Carrot 1. The most recent entry is shown, and previous entries are listed in the archives.

Sept 2000- Original Entry

Killer Carrot was built cheaply and quickly to fulfill a promise to Adam and Dominic that we would enter "Robot Wars".

The original idea was to enter series 3 but time prevented this, and the carrot was finally operational and tested for the first time at Robot Mayhem, the qualifiers for Robot Wars series 4.on July 30th 2000

Sadly because of a lack of time to test anything, it was almost impossible to steer and lost its one and only fight to "Eric" by a judges decision.

After the qualifiers we went on holiday to York for a week, and were delighted to find an answer phone message from Mary Jane calling us up as Reserves for 7th and 8th August.

Specifications for Killer Carrot 1
Chassis 10 mm ply, MDF, and UPVC window sills. Glued and screwed. Braced internally with joist hangers.
Motors 2 x 24v surplus hi torque motors from display electronics.
Speed Controllers 2 x 4QD NCC35-24 through a DCI, pots linked to 2 Futaba S3003 servos.
Radio gear Futaba Skysport  T6YFK, 6 Channel Tx, 40MHz fm, FP-R138DF 8 channel dual conversion receiver, with 3 RF-1 failsafes.
Weight Heavyweight, 46.4 Kg
Drivetrain Motorcycle sprockets and chain 4:1 reduction on 9.5" wheels giving 16mph top speed (hideously overgeared)
Batteries 2 x Steatite 12v 18AH in series, Micro kiel 18AH 12v's as reserve (now approved)
Weapons 2 chisels mounted at the front. (scarey!)
Armour Steel plating (old server casing)
Special features Can run upside down.
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