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"Oh yes, they're twice as nice, and you'll be gone in a trice!"
Jonathan Pearce

Double Trouble was an invertible box robot that exclusively entered Series 6 of Robot Wars. Its name came from its weaponry; two red spinning discs from car flywheels. The team previously entered Rambot into the Fourth Wars.

DesignEdit

Double Trouble Arena

Double Trouble in the arena

Each of Double Trouble's discs could spin at up to 6000RPM. However, these discs were not particularly large or heavy and were prone to flying off, doing so both in the robot's qualifier and the second round battle against 13 Black. Coincidentally, the same thing happened to Shredder in the same series, a robot that Double Trouble resembled. Jonathan Pearce summarised this as being "agile but unstable".

QualificationEdit

Double Trouble was drawn against GBH 2, Infernal Contraption and Ripper 2 at the qualifiers, but Ripper 2 had to withdraw before the battle. Despite recieving damage from Infernal Contraption and their blades falling off, Double Trouble survived until the end of the battle, along with its two opponents. All three were given places in the series.

"The battle began. We got a good hit on Double Trouble quite early on, which pierced their armour and damaged their transmission on one side. GBH II had intermittent radio problems, so we hit them a few times, but didn’t want to do them too much damage while they were immobile. Part of our polycarbonate armour split due to being cold formed into a curve, but luckily, no one got in to do any damage. By the end of it all, Double Trouble’s disks had both come off, GBH II had a few gashes, but was otherwise fine, and we were still working, but with superficial damage. ... We were all well pleased when Bill Hobbins, the producer, told us that it was a good fight, so all three robots would be appearing on TV."
— Infernal Contraption website on the Series 6 qualifiers

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 6Edit

Double Trouble vs Kan-Opener

Double Trouble traps Kan-Opener and Demolition Man in the CPZ

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Double Trouble throws sparks from the armour of Kan Opener

Double Trouble was placed up against Fluffy, Demolition Man and Kan-Opener in the first round of Heat F of the Sixth Wars. Double Trouble proved its brute strength within seconds in this battle, managing to shove the combined weight of Kan-Opener and Demolition Man around, trapping them in the CPZ. Sparks flew as its discs impacted on Kan-Opener. After Kan-Opener was seemingly immobilised, both Fluffy and Double Trouble landed severe blows on it. Dead Metal caught Double Trouble and dragged it from the fray, only to have it escape and shove the counted out Kan-Opener into the arena side wall. Fluffy also collided with the front of Double Trouble and lost the use of its bar spinner. Meanwhile, Demolition Man had been counted out by the Refbot, and the victorious Double Trouble spun in place, advancing to the next round with Fluffy.

Single Trouble

Double Trouble loses a disc

Double Trouble vs 13 Black

Double Trouble mounts a ramming attack

A game of "Russian Roulette" followed, as Double Trouble was drawn up against the other two-spinner robot, 13 Black, for the next round. In this battle, after weathering blows from the larger robot's discs, one of Double Trouble's discs was torn off the robot, halving the already inferior potency of the robot's weapons. Additional blows from 13 Black caused Double Trouble's armour to peel away. Although Double Trouble did manage to hold on and both of 13 Black's flywheels were out of action at the end, Double Trouble was eliminated on the judges' decision.

ResultsEdit

DOUBLE TROUBLE - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championships
Heat, Round 2
Heat F, Round 1 vs. Demolition Man, Fluffy, Kan-Opener Qualified
Heat F, Round 2 vs. 13 Black Lost
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Team Challenge in the pits

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Double Trouble Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Entered with Rambot
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 2
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Double Trouble was the only robot from Hertfordshire to win a battle that did not come from Team Make Robotics.
  • Team Challenge are also the only team from Hertfordshire other than Team Make Robotics, who they fought in Series 4, to win a battle.