|This article's name is a rough translation from Chinese, and the team have yet to specify the robot's official name. As such, the article's title may not be entirely accurate.|
雷霆飓风 (Translated as Thunderstorm, Thunder Hurricane, Extreme or Extreme Electric) is a heavyweight robot from China which competed in the inaugural season of King of Bots. Entered by Peng Changqi, it won its first battle against the clusterbot Burning Twin Star on a Judges' decision, despite its weapon being disabled for the entirety of the battle.
Thunderstorm was a four-wheel drive, box-shaped robot with a yellow and black colour scheme, armed with an asymmetrical vertical bar spinner. The robot also featured an angled front wedge to lead opponents into the spinner, which could alternatively be used to push opponents around if the spinner was stopped or disabled in any way. Thunderstorm's armament and overall design gave it a passing resemblance to the second version of ABC BattleBots champion Bite Force.
Thunderstorm fought Burning Twin Star in its first battle. Prior to the battle, Peng Changqi failed to check the robot’s bar spinner before entering the arena - as a result, Thunderstorm fought with its weapon disabled. The weaponless Thunderstorm approached and bumped into the black part of Burning Twin Star, before pushing the white part into one of the grinders. The black part of Burning Twin Star attempted to attack Thunderstorm, only for Thunderstorm to get underneath, turn and ram it into the grinder mount. The impact immobilised the black part of Burning Twin Star, which Thunderstorm pushed into the grinder before it and the white part rammed each other. Sparks flew from the white part’s drum, but Thunderstorm kept pushing it into the spikes, grinders and circular saws until time ran out – the white part of Burning Twin Star had also been flipped over prior to Thunderstorm’s final attack. The battle went to a Judges’ decision, which ruled in favour of Thunderstorm.
|THUNDERSTORM - RESULTS|
|Round 1||vs. Burning Twin Star||Won|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 0
Outside King of Bots
Prior to competing on King of Bots, team captain Peng Changqi finished third in the regional Xinjiang RoboMaster tournament.