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"Named after the team's horse. Power comes from two wheelchair motors, but top speeds of just 4mph...not impressive. The weapon's an agricultural lawnmower blade, giving the fly plenty of buzzzzz!"
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Little Fly

Little Fly was a competitor robot in Series 4 of Robot Wars. It only appeared in one series, reaching the Heat Final. It eliminated the 28th seed Weld-Dor, before defeating Tiberius to meet Mousetrap in the heat final. Although Mousetrap was victorious, Little Fly did quite a bit of damage, which was evident in Mousetrap's next battle. The name originated from the team's horse.


It was an aluminium grey box shaped robot with an orange lawnmower blade. The blade, although looking fragile, was capable of a fair amount of destruction - it could spin at 1000 RPM, but tended to jar if it struck metal. The robot also featured two lights - one to indicate that the weapon was armed and ready, the other a novelty spotlight, for creating "confusion".


Blacklittlefly and bug s4qual

Little Fly fighting Millennium Bug at the Series 4 qualifers

At the Series 4 qualifiers, Little Fly was painted black, and had a yellow blade. It fought Millennium Bug at the qualifiers, and cut one of its legs off. Both robots survived for the full fight, and qualified for the series.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 4Edit

Little fly weldor battle

Weldor and Little Fly clash

In the first battle, the robots danced around until Little Fly attacked Weld-Dor 2, and Sump Thing used its spike on Little Fly. Little Fly got part of its blade stuck on Weld-Dor 2, and Sump Thing hit it.
"Again that blade seems to be stuck by Little Fly. Once it hits metal it seems to jar, then has a redundant spell."
— Jonathan Pearce's observations

The melee continued, with Little Fly appearing very sluggish, coming to a complete halt on several occasions. However, Little Fly was saved when Sump Thing appeared to immobilize Weld-Dor 2, and Little Fly rammed into it to prove that it was still alive.

"...Little Fly, he was doing us a lot of damage with his...spinning disc thing. I think he's done a majority of the damage there. He did remove one of my cables of our batteries, and that's what actually immobilised us."
— Phelim Lundy's revelation after the battle
Little fly tiberius battle

Tiberius tries to grab hold of Little Fly

Next, Little Fly met Tiberius, who was favoured to win the heat since the demise of both seeds. Tiberius drove straight into Little Fly. It got under it many times, but could not use its crusher. It slammed Little Fly into Sergeant Bash, and pushed it across the arena. Refbot separated them, but Tiberius got stuck on the arena wall in forward drive. Little Fly was through to the heat final, against Mousetrap.

Little Fly drove onto Mousetrap's wedge, scuffing the wedge itself, but Mousetrap swung its trap weapon, colliding with the weapon of Little Fly and sending sparks flying. Little Fly then drove aside and struck Mousetrap, sending a shard of metal flying.

"Come into my parlour, said the mousetrap to the fly. Little Fly, not buying that."
— Jonathan Pearce
Mouse trap little fly

Little Fly attempts to slash the weaponry of Mousetrap

Mousetrap took more damage from the blade, but pushed Little Fly around the arena with little effort, and Little Fly was unable to sever the spring for the trap mechanism. Mousetrap shoved Little Fly into Matilda's CPZ, and time ran out as Little Fly tried to escape Matilda. The judges decided that Little Fly hadn't done enough to reach the semi-finals.
"I would've made it a draw, it was that close...Forgive the pun, but it was a gnat's breath away."
— Craig Charles to Richard Woodward, and then his teammates


Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
Heat Final
Heat K, Eliminator vs. Sump Thing, Weld-Dor 2 (28) Qualified
Heat K, Semi-Final vs. Tiberius Won
Heat K, Final vs. Mousetrap Lost


  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Little Fly Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Heat Final
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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