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"Let me tell you- these little beauties, they don't mess around!"
— Jonathan Pearce on the featherweights

The Featherweight Championship of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2 was an event which took place during the Robot Rampage episode of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. This small tournament was the third to feature robots weighing no more than 12kg, with 13 entrants being divided into one of two six or seven-way qualifying rounds. Two or three winners from each qualifier would progress to the final; the winner of this six-way melee would be declared the overall Featherweight Champion.

Competing RobotsEdit

Giantosumo
Gi-Ant-O
Weight 3kg
Dimensions 19.9cm x 19.1cm x 10.8cm
Power 7.2v NiMH Battery
Weapons Wedge
From: Buckinghamshire
Team Members: Craig Danby
Katnip
Katnip
Weight 12.2kg
Dimensions 0.20m x 0.49m x 0.45m
Power 24V 3300mah NiMh Race Packs
Weapons Pincers
From: Gloucestershire
Team Members: Stuart Barnwell, Roger Barnwell, Amanda Barnwell
Aargh!
Argh!
Weight 11.5kg
Dimensions N/A
Power N/A
Weapons Spinning Disc
From: Gloucestershire
Team Members: Gordon Townley, Chenyl Townley
Ex2Bernard
Bernard
Weight 12kg
Dimensions N/A
Power N/A
Weapons Wedge and Circular Saw
From: Worcestershire
Team Members: Tim Jones, Arron Deakin, Daniel Holtom
AMCV
AM CVn
Weight 5kg
Dimensions N/A
Power 2 x RC motors
Weapons Axe
From: Milton-Keynes
Team Members: John Barker, David Lott, Andrew Conway
EddieE
Eddy Evolution
Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Power N/A
Weapons Circular Saw
From: N/A
Team Members: N/A
Neoteric
Neoteric
Weight 24kg
Dimensions N/A
Power N/A
Weapons Large vertical cutting disc
From: Newcastle in Staffordshire
Team Members: John Findlay
Dragon rwe2
Dragon
Weight 12kg
Dimensions N/A
Power 2 x Motors
Weapons Disc
From: N/A
Team Members: Tony Booth
Kitty
Kitty
Weight 12kg
Dimensions 0.35m x 0.50m x 0.35m
Power 3 x 150W Gold Motors
Weapons 4000RPM 1kg Circular Saw
From: Gloucester in Gloucestershire
Team Members: Alan Gribble, Ann Gribble
Gladiator
Gladiator
Weight 12kg
Dimensions N/A
Power Window Wiper Motors
Weapons Low Pressure Pneumatic Lifter
From: Leicestershire
Team Members: Dave Young
Micromute
Micro-Mute
Weight 11kg
Dimensions N/A
Power 250W Electric Motors
Weapons Static Spike and Scoop
From: Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire
Team Members: Adam Emmett, Daniel Emmett
Cutlet
Cutlet
Weight 12kg
Dimensions N/A
Power N/A
Weapons Saw Blade
From: Wellingborough in Northmaptonshire
Team Members: Ian Lockhart, Scott Lockhart, Daniel Lockhart
Flybot
Flybot
Weight 12kg
Dimensions N/A
Power 2WD Windowscreen wiper motors overvolted to 24v
Weapons Electric Lifter
From: Leicestershire
Team Members: Alan Young

Round 1Edit

Dragon vs Kitty vs Gladiator vs Micro-Mute vs Cutlet vs FlybotEdit

FlybotKitty

Flybot puts Kitty into the pit, and then overbalances, about to fall in itself.

Cutlet vs Dragon

Cutlet defeats Dragon to qualify

Featherweights Pitted

The featherweights in the pit

Refbot Pit

Refbot crushes the featherweights

Flybot was the fastest out of the traps, pushing Kitty across the arena floor with ease, whilst Micro-Mute sped towards Cutlet, and Gladiator pressed the pit release button. Flybot used its lifter to overturn Kitty, then managed to push it right the way towards the pit of oblivion and in. But as Flybot pitted Kitty, the weight of its lifted foe meant it overbalanced and fell in itself. Dragon drove straight onto the wedge of Cutlet, which held Dragon in place using its circular saw, and drove it into the pit but appeared to stop after that, on the edge of the pit, allowing Gladiator to simply swoop in and nudge it into the pit. Knowing it was safely through, Micro-Mute dived into the pit to escape damage, and Gladiator was then pushed in by Refbot, who also fell in himself. Micro-Mute, Gladiator and Cutlet qualified on the basis that they were the last three robots pitted.

"In the end, to be honest, they all went in"
— Jonathan Pearce

Qualified: Micro-Mute, Gladiator & Cutlet

Gi-Ant-O vs Katnip vs Argh! vs Bernard vs AM CVn vs Eddy Evolution vs NeotericEdit

EddyEvolutionFalls

Eddy Evolution falls into the pit

AM CVn Counted Out

AM CVn is counted out

Ex2FeatherweightRound1.1

Bernard pushes a damaged Neoteric

Argh! attacks Neoteric

Argh! buckles Neoteric

Gi-Ant-O OotA

Gi-Ant-O is dumped out of the arena

Argh! dominated from the start, causing major damage to the opposition with its powerful vertical spinner. Meanwhile, Eddy Evolution experienced problems from the off, first struggling to avoid the pit under its own steam, then being pushed by Bernard, before spinning wildly and into the pit. AM CVn was the next to fall after an onslaught from Neoteric and Argh! flipped it over, with Refbot counted it out and pitting it. Argh! then turned on Neoteric, attacking with Katnip to damage the walker's panels. Gi-Ant-O, an emergency replacement far smaller than its opponents, having already been eliminated by Neoteric, was picked up by Sir Killalot, and dumped out of the arena. Meanwhile, Team Roaming Robots' machine had ground to a halt, leaving only Katnip, Argh! and Bernard standing to reach the final.

Qualified: Katnip, Argh! & Bernard

FinalEdit

Argh! vs Bernard vs Cutlet vs Gladiator vs Katnip vs Micro-MuteEdit

Cutlet vs Gladiator

Gladiator is up-ended by Cutlet and rammed by Micro-Mute

Ex2FeatherweightFinal.1

Katnip loses a wheel

The final began with Katnip chasing down Gladiator, who continued its tactic of the first round by diving straight for the pit release. Gladiator then returned to the battle to attack Katnip, whilst Micro-Mute span wildly just outside the centre of the fight, returning to get in underneath Team BlazerBotics' robot and push it away. Argh! attacked Cutlet and Gladiator, before shoving Katnip, short of a wheel, into the pit. Team Reptirron's machine returned to attacking Cutlet, but was blocked by Micro-Mute.

Argh vs Katnip

Katnip is pitted by Argh!

Ex2FeatherweightFinal.2

Bernard is suspended over the pit

Argh vs Cutlet

Cutlet is immobilised by Argh!

Argh vs Gladiator

Argh! rips a wheel rom Gladiator

Argh! then turned its attention to Bernard, pushing one wheel over the pit, before focusing its attentions back on Cutlet and Gladiator, immobilising both of them. Unseen on TV, Micro-Mute had got itself stuck under an angle-grinder. Argh! ensured its victory by attacking Gladiator again, ripping a wheel off, and trying to pit Cutlet. Cease was called, and, as the only robot left fully mobile, Argh! was declared the winner.

Craig Charles: "Some of them are even lighter than you"
Gordon Townley: "They are now!"
— The Argh! team and Craig Charles

Featherweight Champion: Argh!

Aargh!

Argh!, Extreme 2 Featherweight champion.

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