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"The red side spells danger to opponents, from the steel wedge detachable weapon in the front jaws. The go-kart wheels come from a local firm, the wheelchair motors come from a friend who collects them. The strange, bizarre world of Robot Wars."
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Death Trak

Death Trak was a competitor robot that fought in Series 2 of Robot Wars. It was eliminated at the Gauntlet stage in its only appearance after making a driving error during its run.

DesignEdit

Death Trak was a red invertible robot made out of 12mm steel, with two-wheel drive and powered by wheelchair motors. The wheels were acquired from a local go-kart firm and the wheelchair motors were donated by a friend of the team members. Its weapons were a pair of detachable ramming wedge spikes, while the robot also featured large trailing wheels on both its top and bottom to improve its manoeuvrability. However, its lack of control cost it dear in its only series appearance.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

Death trak gauntlet

Sparks fly as Death Trak slams into the ramrig saws

In its Gauntlet run, Death Trak made a quick start, immediately turning and heading towards the right-hand route. It positioned itself for the ramrig and drove halfway down the route before ramming into the ramrig and reversing into the circular saws. Death Trak immediately headed back to the start of the ramrig for another run, but it was pushed aside by the ramrig and time ran out as it tried to spin into position. This decision proved to be Death Trak's undoing, as it covered only 4.8m, just 30cm less than fifth-placed Leighviathan, and was eliminated from the competition.

ResultsEdit

DEATH TRAK - RESULTS
Series 2
The Second Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Gauntlet
Heat B, Gauntlet 4.8m (6th) Eliminated

Series RecordEdit

Series Death Trak Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Heat, Gauntlet
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Death Trak is one of 20 robots never to fight in robot combat, having only ever been in the Gauntlet or Trial.

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