Typhoon 2 was a Scottish, Heavyweight robot built by Team Typhoon from Edinburgh. It was the first heavyweight built by the Edinburgh Air Cadets after the success they had in the Middleweight competitions with their robot Typhoon. Typhoon 2 like the rest of the robots in the teams family kept the same design, a rotating 4-wheel driven cone-shaped robot with a heavy steel outer ring painted in the RAF crest with 4 hammer cutters on the sides. Its first and only appearance was in RoboGames 2005 where it beat Megabyte on the way to the Final where it was meant to fight Sewer Snake. However due to irreparable damage being taken from the Megabyte fight, it couldn't carry on and finished with a Silver Medal

The team also entered Typhoon Cadet in the RoboGames as well into the Featherweight category.

Robot History Edit

RoboGames 2005Edit

Sj vs typhoon 2 2ndbattle

Typhoon 2 hits the back corner of SJ

Typhoon's first fight was against SJ. Typhoon 2 gets up to speed and attacks SJ head on, but is almost toppled. Typhoon dodges SJ's attacks and manages to get around it where Typhoon smacks into the corner of SJ causing heavy damage. SJ turns around and tries to smack Typhoon head on but misses causing Typhoon 2 to take the entire back panel off knocking it immobile.

Towering inferno vs typhoon2

The one hit KO from Typhoon 2

Typhoon 2 fought Towering Inferno. The battle was very quick with Typhoon getting one hit on Towering Inferno and knocking the robot out instantly.

Sj vs typhoon 2

SJ smacks into Typhoon 2

Typhoon 2 fought SJ again. In this battle Typhoon span up to full capacity but is instantly slammed by its opponent and using its axe it flipped Typhoon on to its side. While on its side SJ slammed Typhoon into the arena wall which helped right Typhoon 2. Typhoon tries to get away but is constantly pursued by SJ who has clearly learnt from the previous meet up. Typhoon gets another hit but is sent flying into the arena corner where the spinner stops spinning temporarily allowing for SJ to continuously assault it. SJ manages to get Typhoon by the arena wall again where it flips Typhoon over once more and decides to leave it to be counted out, fearing of repeating the same mistake.

Megabyte vs typhoon2

The spinners make impact

In its final fight Typhoon 2 fought Megabyte. The two spinners get up to speed where they act very cautious of one another. Eventually the two hit one another sending the two machines at the ends of the arena. The two robots instantly stop working, with Megabyte spinning but standing still and Typhoon moving ever so slightly. As Typhoon was still technically moving it won the fight but took tremendous amounts of damage meaning it couldn't fight Sewer Snake in the final.

Results Edit

Competition Wins Losses
RoboGames 2005 Vicious Circle
Towering Inferno

Sewer Snake (forfeit)

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 2

Outside RoboGames Edit

Typhoon 2 competed in Robot Wars competing in Extreme 2, and later appeared in Series 7 where it became champion on a controversial judges decision against Storm 2. Gary Cairns would later build a robot for the reboot PP3D to much less success