Overall Record: 15-16
Fiasco is a 12 pound Hobbyweight. It spins a 16" bar
horizontally, which damages anything it comes in contact with. Its power to
weight ratio is the highest of all of my bots, and on a good day it can
finish a fight in only a couple impacts. However this extreme power is also
its biggest weakness, as it frequently breaks internal components purely
from high G-forces generated during a hit.
The original version. Although they look very similar,
only the frame is the same as the current bot. Motors, batteries, blade,
etc. have all been swapped out in the quest for more power and less weight.
Fiasco frequently ricochets off the opponent and
Team Wildcard's bot Hard Driver after fighting Fiasco. That
front wedge is .080 thick titanium!
The waterjetted 7075 aluminum frame early in
New blade is thicker on the ends for a higher moment of
inertia with the same overall weight.
The drive motors are held in place with UHMW mounts.
The shiny ring around the motor is a just a spacer to keep the gearbox from
sliding back towards the center of the bot.
Replacing the batteries with lithium-polymer saved enough weight
for this springy UHMW armor, over top of the existing .040 TI.
Since the frame was originally cut for a different motor, adapting
it to fit the Axi brushless took a creative mount.
Motor in its mount.