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Evening all!Been a hot (2-year-long) minute since an event report from us, so let's get into it!We spent last weekend with the wonderful Robots Live bunch in Crawley, fighting with the brand new 2HDF.We fought in a total of 5 fights, 3 of which were competition, resulting in Mingo taking 4th place!Our first fight was against Nelly the Ellybot, the brand new Team Gabriel machine Uriel (a beautiful thing!) and live event staple Dystopia (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_v0OE6rbI). Being the first fight, we were quite gentle with it to start, but managed to secure the victory after immobilisation of Nelly and Uriel and a subsequent tussle with Dystopia, who unfortunately spent the weekend struggling to fire it's infamous flipper. All this despite one of our beaks not working. The reason? We forgot to put an antenna on the transmitter module.......... I mean, at least it was an easy fix.This moved us onto our semi final (!?) fight, our first fight of 4 on the Sunday, where we were also joined by Joe, who couldn’t make it to be part of our fake boyband on Saturday due to actually playing in an actual band on Saturday night. This match was against perennial Mingo nemesis, Eruption (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdY8FYxA3CU). Michael, as always, helped us put on a great show, flipping us about before inevitably giving the bird a flight out of the arena.This put us into the third place playoff, vs... oh, Michael *again* (joking, we love you <3). (www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnN7RBaXYAU) Having never fought Ignition before, this was one we had looked forward to, with the front hinge unlikely to get us over the wall. But... this fight was a strange one. In a previous whiteboard, we were thrown from the arena and landed on one of the forks, subsequently bending it. Considerably. The wing would no longer bolt onto that side, so we removed both. We figured this would actually make the bot much easier to control, with so much less width to deal with, however the exact reverse occurred - guess what, when you remove a load of mass from the front of a bot with already questionable weight distribution... it wheelies all day every day. Gosh darn it. One of the beaks was also having some trouble in this match due to needing the vesc set up again after a new receiver was installed, the only speed controller issue we encountered over the weekend - somewhat astounding given the 6 (!) vesc 4.12's inside the machine. Ignition took the win, with Michael taking both 1st and 3rd places with phenomenal runs, and Shane taking 2nd with Iron Awe 6.The whiteboards were also excellent fun as always, pitting us up to around 9 other bots in one of the matches, one of which we won with the bird under the excellent control of Felix, despite the wing being held on with... uhhh... cable ties...Overall, the weekend was a blazing success. Loads of our new design choices paid off (the floppy wings were especially magical) and the bot kept running all weekend. We have plenty of things to focus on from here and improve upon, and we look forward to sharing it all with you when as we make progress!Thank you to everyone we saw over the weekend, it was so great to be back. Big shout out to all our weird robot brothers and sisters, especially our pals with Nuts and King B, as well as the Robots Live crew and presenters (I had a great time running about swinging the prop beak, as always -Craig). And thank you to you, the reader of this post, for getting to the bottom of it and supporting the things we do. We love you.See you all soon <3Craig, Felix, Joe and Sam (and sometimes Rory)#WINGDEMIC ... See MoreSee Less
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IMPORTANT PSA TO THE FLAMINGANG, DIRECT FROM THE MINGOMEN OF THE APECCOLYPSEFasten your beakbelts, for the pecconing is almost upon us.Two-Headed Death Flamingo will be in attendance at Robots Live Crawley in under 2 weeks.We've dealt with the pandemic and pingdemic, now prepare for the wingdemic.Shrimply put, we're going to put on the best show we can, because you may not like it, but this is what beak performance looks like.See you soonMuch love,Craig, Felix, Joe and Sam (and sometimes Rory)xo ... See MoreSee Less
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Look what made its way home today after its little excursion to Vegas, the back panel from the original 2HDF!💜💜Much love to all the teams who signed this, as well as Monsoon - BattleBots who had it in their crate, it's going straight on our workshop wall 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
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The all-new Two-Headed Death Flamingo at RoboNerd 2021We're very proud of this machine.Thank you all for sticking with us. We can't wait to show you what it can do.💜🦩🦩💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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Team Huge - BattlebotsTeam DanbySkorpios - BattleBotVegas Combat Robotics - VCRThe Bot Whisperer💜🦩🦩💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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the boys and the bird 💜the old bird, that is. mingo 2 is still hatching. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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