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Robot Wars Competitor Parts: PP3D Chassis – series 8 Collectable


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We’re in the process of moving our education centre and need to reduce the size of our Robot Wars exhibit.

Funds raised will be put towards our very own combat robot competing for the first time in September.

I purchased this about a year ago and it’s been a popular item in the exhibit.

For sale on our site and listed as auction item on ebay. Payment by Paypal to secure.

Item is very heavy, so shipping expensive. Collection from Sturminster Newton possible, or collection from Extreme Robots Colchester September 7th-8th.

Details on PP3D

PP3D was a wide, invertible robot with two-wheel drive and a large horizontal flywheel mounted underneath the robot’s chassis. Its design offers a large area of offence and defence, with its entire front and back ends housing the powerful flywheel weapon, although its wheels were left exposed and unprotected. The team stood by their decision to leave the wheels exposed, as it aided the robot’s visual design. PP3D contains several 3D printed parts, hence the name.

The bottom-mounted 31kg undercutting flywheel (which was heavier than Matilda’s original 27kg spinning disc) was made of HARDOX. In Series 8, it delivered over 20 kilojoules of energy at its tip when spinning at its full speed of 1800rpm. It was only 2cm off the ground. The robot’s logo is illuminated internally. PP3D was supposed to be protected by a HARDOX lid, but this pushed the robot over the weight limit, and it was removed. PP3D’s flywheel should have been powered by two Perm motors, but these burned out and were replaced with an Etek motor.