How high are FW arena Walls?

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How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by simon13 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:07 am

Hello,

Would anyone beable to tell me the height of UK featherweight arena walls? I'm about to start construction on a featherweight electric lifter bot. Tipping other robots over the wall is somewhat essential to my plans.

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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:12 am

It depends on the arena you're in. They tend to fight in the heavyweight arena, unless its a RoboChallenge featherweight-specific competition. I'd say the walls are a good 50cm at least. Plus the sheer size of the arena and usual number of fellow competitors makes doing anything that requires that degree of precision highly improbable. I doubt you'd be able to get an electric lifter to get another feather out of the arena, but nothing is impossible I guess.
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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by simon13 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:14 am

There's been a few lifter bots that could. Iive In the north highlands and I may only travel down for full combat events. From watching videos I'm judging the robochallenge wall to be 300-400mm high? Anyone got an accurate figure? (I have searched online &e-mailed robochallenge with no luck)
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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:26 pm

I reakon they're around 400-500mm. It would certainly be easier in the Robochallenge arena. I once managed to get a robot out of that arena using drive alone (Storm II vs Steel Avenger style) which was pretty amazing. lol
You might be best asking on the FRA forum for a more accurate answer. Someone on there will know.
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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by simon13 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:24 pm

... That's some power to drive steel avenger OOTA. Ive got me check written out and forms filled out for the FRA, just need to post it on monday.

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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by razerdave » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Just been on the phone with Grant (Robochallenge), he says the walls are 295-300mm (he can't remember the exact figure :P) but thats what you're looking at.

BTW, you live in the highlands, any chance of you coming to the Robot's Live Edinburgh event in 2 weeks ?

And RE: ramming robots out of the arena, Bonx ('Cavecrusher' Tim's feather) managed to ram a robot over the wall at the FW Champs just gone.

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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by simon13 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:57 am

300mm ish. Fantastic. Thanks for that. I'm afraid I'm due to go to a whisky auction the week of Edinburgh. I like robots but I like whisky more.

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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by Team Orr » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:05 am

simon13 wrote: I like robots but I like whisky more.
ahh yes, we scots have weird ways :lol:
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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:01 pm

I'll never forget driving Tiny Toon at the UK champs in Newcastle, when I ran straight into Bullseye upon activate and he just flew straight over the wall. Whoops! :D
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Re: How high are FW arena Walls?

Post by simon13 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 pm

Weird?... or good taste ;)

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