|Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars - Heat L|
The Robot Wars logo from the introduction titles
|Series||The Fourth Wars|
|Winner(s)||Spawn of Scutter|
|First Broadcast||December 22nd 2000|
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Preceded by||Heat K|
|Succeeded by||Celebrity Robot Wars|
Heat L of Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars was the twelfth of sixteen heats which determined the semi-finalists of Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars. The episode featuring Heat L was originally broadcast on December 22, 2000 on BBC Two.
- This heat was the first of two occasions in which Team Scutterbots and Team Knightmare met in a heat final, the second being Heat N of the Seventh Wars. Although Team Scutterbots won on this occasion, Team Knightmare got its revenge in the Seventh Wars when Raging Knightmare threw Spawn Again out of the arena.
- This heat marked the only time that all of the robots in the battle were flipped by the floor flipper, in the second of the first round melees, where Fat Boy Tin was flipped, along with Plunderbird 4 (which was partially over the flipper panel itself) and Vercingetorix (which had axed Fat Boy Tin as it was flipped).
|Fat Boy Tin|
|Dimensions||1.20 x 0.90 x 0.80m|
|Power||2 x 24V motors|
|Notes||Built for under £200|
|From: Leighton Buzzard|
|Team Members: John Lewis & Richard Lewis|
|Dimensions||0.45 x 0.70 x 0.15m|
|Power||2 x 750W industrial motors|
|Notes||Took 12 weeks to make|
|Team Members: Nigel Pagett, Lee Summers & Malcolm Summers|
|Dimensions||0.90 x 1.00 x 1.00m|
|Power||2 x Wheelchair motors|
|Weapons||4 Lathe tools|
|Team Members: Graham Walker, Richard Jackson & Alan Marchington|
|Plunderbird 4 (seeded 26th)|
|Dimensions||0.40 x 0.65 x 0.93m|
|Power||2 x Electric motors|
|Weapons||Slicer Dicer (crushing arm)|
|Notes||Aeroplane aluminium shell|
|From: Alton in Hampshire|
|Team Members: Mike Onslow & Bryan Kilburn|
|Spawn of Scutter (seeded 10th)|
|Dimensions||0.30 x 1.25m x 1.15m|
|Power||2 x Starter motors|
|Weapons||Flipping piercing spike|
|Notes||Runs both ways up|
|From: Grays in Essex|
|Team Members: Darren Ball, Graham Warner & Luke Jackman|
|Dimensions||0.32 x 1.18 x 0.50m|
|Power||2 x 750W motors|
|Weapons||Axe & lifter|
|Notes||Made of kevlar & lexan|
|From: the Isle of Wight|
|Team Members: Ian Gear, Alistair Curtis-Horsefall & Tom Curtis-Horsefall|
Spawn of Scutter (10) vs Knightmare vs BansheeEdit
At first the robots simply nudged each other but then Spawn of Scutter got underneath Banshee and using its pneumatic spike, flipped it onto its side from which it couldn't self-right and partially dislodging its head. Later in the battle, Banshee's head was spiked with Shunt's axe and pulled from the robot and then torched on the flame pit. The rest of Banshee was destroyed by the house robots and then flipped by the floor flipper. For the remainder of the battle, Knightmare and Spawn of Scutter simply pushed each other around the arena.
Qualified: Knightmare & Spawn of Scutter
Plunderbird 4 (26) vs Vercingetorix vs Fat Boy TinEdit
Before the battle, the Fat Boy Tin team had to remove the extending spikes from their robot as it was overweight, leaving it defencelss. Vercingetorix dominated this match using its axe and lifting arm to good effect. Vercingetorix continually pushed Fat Boy Tin trying to flip it throughout and eventually it did, with a little help from Plunderbird and Sir Killalot. Vercingetorix then went on to flip Plunderbird onto its side, and then back onto its tracks while Fat Boy Tin was attacked by the house robots. Its smiley face was axed by Shunt. Fat Boy Tin was then pushed onto the flipper, and taking Vercingetorix with it as it flew.
Qualified: Vercingetorix & Plunderbird 4
Spawn of Scutter (10) vs VercingetorixEdit
This battle involved a lot of pushing. Vercingetorix was shoved around the arena by Spawn of Scutter straight away, against the arena wall and into Killalot. It even got beached on top of Spawn now and again. This pattern was consistant - Spawn of Scutter would push Vercingetorix into the house robots which eventually immobilized it. It was then lifted up, spun and thrown by Sir Killalot and flipped by the floor flipper.
Winner: Spawn of Scutter
Plunderbird 4 (26) vs KnightmareEdit
Plunderbird appeared to have control issues, never moving forward during the fight. Both robots throughout the battle rode up onto each other, eventually having to be separated by Refbot. Both robots then continued to bash into each other before Knightmare got in underneath and flipped Plunderbird onto its side, revealing one of its tracks to not be functioning. Plunderbird was then attacked by all of the house robots at once before being pitted balanced on its claw.
Spawn of Scutter (10) vs KnightmareEdit
The heat final ended very quickly for Knightmare after Spawn of Scutter rode up on it, immobilising Knightmare straight away. Spawn of Scutter proceeded to push it into Shunt, which pushed Knightmare onto the floor flipper. The house robots then attacked and pitted Knightmare.
Heat Winner: Spawn of Scutter
During the Fourth Wars, alongside the main competition, a Pinball Warrior and Sumo Basho Competition were also held. Unlike the similar competitions of the Third Wars, these trials featured successful qualifiers for Series 4. In between the first and second rounds of each heat, a Pinball run took place, and two sumo attempts took place in between Round 2 and the Heat Final in each of the first eight heats. For Heat L, the Pinball featured Diotoir.
Pinball Warrior - DiotoirEdit
Score: 180 points