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Whirling dervish

Whirling Dervish was a robot that competed in Series 2 of Robot Wars. It managed to get to the arena stage of its Heat but lost to eventual Grand Champions Panic Attack.

Peter Gibson was originally part of the team, but he left to enter his own robot, Wheelosaurus, which fought in Series 2 and 4. Despite this, he was still listed as a team member on the stat board.

Robot History Edit

At first Whirling Dervish looked to be a little uncontrolled, but it managed to steer onto the ramp. It then fell off. It looked like this would be its final distance, but then Sir Killalot picked it up and carried it a couple more metres placing it fourth on the leaderboard.

Next was the Trial stage which was Sumo. Whirling Dervish used its flails to attack Shunt, it managed to stay on the platform long enough to go through before it was finally pushed off.

In the Arena, it came up against Panic Attack. Whirling Dervish could barely hit its opponent as Panic Attack was very low and the flails only hit Panic Attack's top armour. After some pushing, Panic Attack managed to get underneath Whirling Dervish and flip it onto its back, sending Whirling Dervish out of the competition.

At the end of the series, Whirling Dervish was nominated for the Most Original Entry Award but lost to Milly-Ann Bug.

Results Edit

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars Series 2 Heat F Gauntlet N/A 5.5m

(4th)

Qualified

Sumo Shunt 20.27 seconds

(4th)

Qualified

Semi-Final Panic Attack Lost

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 1

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