Rusty is an orange and dark grey wedge-shaped robot armed with a low-pressure titanium flipper. The flipper features a wide 5mm hardened steel scoop at the end and is capable of 1200kg of lift. The robot is armoured in 10mm aluminium with a 3.2mm hardened steel outer layer. Rusty is designed to be highly reliable and easy for students to maintain and run as well as learn the basics of electronics, mechanics, fabrication, pneumatics, manufacture and design.
Robot Wars Series 9Edit
Rusty competed in Episode 5, where it faced the reigning champion Apollo, and fellow newcomers Coyote and Ms Nightshade. However this would prove to be the team's first time driving the robot, adding extra pressure. Team Glasgow Clyde College entered the arena, lifting up one of their team members in their hero shot. Rusty's inexperience was demonstrated in the opening seconds of the battle, as it drove around with no particular purpose until Apollo slipped underneath it and thrusted it forwards, knocking Rusty's front scoop loose. It was flipped high by Apollo directly afterwards, landing on the flame pit and losing its back armour panel. Rusty vented gas, but was still mobile, as it drove towards Apollo. However, Rusty missed with its flipper, and threw itself over, becoming stranded on its back, where it was pushed by Coyote. With no way to self-right from this position, Rusty had effectively immobilised itself, and was counted out. Once Rusty was deemed immobile, Apollo charged it towards the arena wall and threw it far, removing more armour. Eventually, Rusty was righted, and it continued to drove around the arena until 'cease' was called, when Apollo once again threw Rusty onto its back. Along with Ms Nightshade, Rusty was eliminated from the competition.
|UK Robot Wars Series 9||Episode 5||Group Battle||Apollo
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1