Curtis is a 12 lb drum-type battle bot with over 25% of its weight taken up by the huge 6061 Aluminum-bodied rotating drum, instilling fear into its prey via two viciously sharp A2 Tool Steel blades. The frame is 16GA steel. The design worked well for the team as it took virtually no damage after two bouts in the ring at Dragon Con 2017. The drum spins at a maximum of 10,000 rpm and sends airborne bots of at max 25-30 lb! We always grab the attention of the room the first (…and every) time we spin it up!
It is named after a hobby shop machinist who donated several hours of work on the bot which added rigidity and also faster assembly between rounds.