This area of the site features a list and status of each Team RV robot. It is complete with weight, "powered by" info, and fight history.


Stay tuned for build reports for the HEAVY addition to the Team RV family of bots. Kenneth Peek is the builder of the MVI beast.

MAGNUM VI (MVI)
January 2002 - Present
Status: Under Construction

Weight: 220 lb Heavyweight
Drive Motors: Two NPC-1200 @ 24v
Batteries: Three 24V 3.6AH NiCad BattlePacks
Active Weapon: Dual Rotary Impact Discs
Weapon Drive: Husqvarna 120cc Chain Saw Engine
Clutch: Buller Built INC. "BULLY Clutch"

To see the most recent
progress on the third
revision of VI, check the
Build Diary

Village Idiot - Revision 3
January 2002 - Present
Status: Under Construction

Weight: 120 lb Middleweight
Drive: 2 EV Warriors @ 24V
Batteries: Two 24V 3.6AH NiCad BattlePacks
Dimensions: 23" Wide x 23" Long
Active Weapon: Dual 16" Rotary Impact Discs
Weapon Drive: Husqvarna 50cc Chain Saw Engine
Clutch: Buller Built INC. "BULLY Clutch"
Drive Reduction: 4:1 Reduction to 4" Colsons
Axles: 1/2" Keyed
Weapon Shaft: 1" Keyed
Top Speed: Approx 15MPH

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Village Idiot - Revision 2
July 2001 - January 2002
Status: Retired

Weight: 118 lb Middleweight
Drive: 2 EV Warriors @ 24V
Batteries: Three 24V 3AH NiCad BattlePacks
Dimensions: 20" Wide x 22" Long
Active Weapon: Dual 12" Saw Blades
Weapon Drive: 4" Magmotor @ 24V / 1:1 Reduction
Weapon Spin: Approx 4000 RPM
Drive Reduction: 5:1 Reduction to 5" Colsons
Axles: 3/4" Keyed
Weapon Shaft: 1" Keyed
Top Speed: Approx 15MPH

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Village Idiot - Revision 1
December 2000 - July 2001
Status: Retired

Weight: 115 lb Middleweight
Drive: 2 EV Warriors @ 24V
Batteries: Two 24V 3AH NiCad BattlePacks
Dimensions: 20" Wide x 22" Long
Active Weapon: Dual 12" Saw Blades
Weapon Drive: 2 EV Warriors @ 24V / 2:1 Reduction
Weapon Spin: Approx 2500 RPM
Drive Reduction: 5:1 Reduction to 5" Colsons
Axles: 3/4" Keyed
Weapon Shaft: 1" Keyed
Top Speed: Approx 15MPH


Record of Village Idiot Fights:

  • 4 - 1 @ BattleBots Treasure Island / San Francisco, CA / May 2001
  • 4 - 0 @ North Carolina Robot Street Fight / Salisbury, NC / July 2001
  • Middleweight Rumble Winner @ North Carolina Robot Street Fight / Salisbury, NC / July 2001
  • 0 - 1 @ BattleBots Treasure Island / San Francisco, CA / November 2001
  • 1 - 1 @ SECR Farm Fight / Alchua, FL / January 2002

OVERALL RECORD FROM ALL EVENTS: 9 - 3

Two of the three Village Idiot losses were to Robots that have fought for the BattleBots championship! "Complete Control" @ BattleBots November 2001 Competition and "Little Drummer Boy" at the SECR Farm Fight in January, 2002.



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