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For the American robot that fought in Series 7, see Flippa.
For the weapon, see Flipping Weapons.
"The front end raises and lowers, just like expectations, I guess."
— Jonathan Pearce

Flipper was a robot which competed exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It originally didn't qualify for Series 3, but was instated after The Parthian Shot withdrew.

Due to Flipper's rather dolphin-like appearance, it is possible it was named after the famous film dolphin, rather than being named after its weaponry. Despite showing good speed, it broke down in its only battle against Ultor.

DesignEdit

FlipperTeam

The team with Flipper in the Pits

The Essex-based robot was a plain box wedge, with a small axe. The axe was claimed to be able to act as a small flipping arm like Cassius, but it was never seen in this capacity, although it could adjust its ground clearance at the front like Cassius.

Flipper also featured compressed air spikes used for protecting the robot, self-righting and attacking opponents, with the main spike on the top of the robot that could extend, pushing Flipper back onto its wheels.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Ultor vs flipper

Ultor axes Flipper

In Heat D of the Third Wars, Flipper was drawn up against fellow newcomers Ultor in its first round battle. The robots dodged each other for a while, before Flipper reversed over and glanced off its opponent. Ultor chased Flipper, axing the Essex machine once but causing no apparent damage. However, soon afterwards, Flipper broke down. Ultor nudged it near the pit of oblivion. Flipper was then attacked by Shunt, Dead Metal and Sergeant Bash, before being deemed officially immobilised, eliminating it from the competition. Shunt then punched holes into Flipper's top, and a piece of armour was then sliced apart by Dead Metal, before cease was called.

"Literally hanging on by a metallic sliver"
— Jonathan Pearce exaggerating the damage done to Flipper by Dead Metal

ResultsEdit

FLIPPER - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat D, Round 1 vs. Ultor Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Flipper Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
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

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