Vertigo as seen at the NHRL 2020 Finals

Vertigo is a 3lb vertical spinner. It competed in the NHRL July 19th, September 19th, and December 12th events in 2020, with a 3-6 record.

Vertigo was originally inspired by bots like Tempus and Division. The disk weighs around 400 grams, with the entire weapon weighing in at nearly 1lb. It currently relies heavily on it's relatively powerful drive and low wedge, due to constant weapon issues. It also set out to be unique in that it's chassis is a unibody Onyx chassis, which has been relatively successful in warding off damage.

Fight history.)

Version 1

Vs. Flip N' Cut: Vertigo and Flip N' Cut both spun up, and we hit one another twice. On the second hit, the scorpion DESC was jostled just enough for one drive side to temporarily lose power, and the wire protector, which had broken on the first impact, broke off and allowed the disk to cut one of it's weapon ESC wires. Unfortunately, Flip N' Cut lost a wheel shortly after and Vertigo won by tap out.

Vs. Mondo Bizarro: Vertigo made a tactical error in trying out their plastic wedge with metal forks, which proved totally ineffective. Mondo grinded away the wires that distributed power to Vertigo, shutting down the bot. Vertigo proceeded to tap out.

Vs. Yes: Vertigo and Yes both spun up, with Vertigo winning the ground game on the first impact. However, the plastic shaft, supported by only one screw that didn't run all the way through the shaft, snapped off, allowing the weapon to hit it's own pulley and decommissioning one weapon motor mount of the for the rest of the tournament. Yes lost it's wheels after those impacts and both bots crabwalked and did basically nothing until Yes tapped out.

Vs. Booring: Vertigo went into this fight as mostly a wedgebot, with the weapon only slightly spinning. Booring proved to be unable to get under Vertigo's metal wedge, meaning that Vertigo, shockingly, was able to control most of the fight and escape from a number of times where Booring did get under Vertigo. Vertigo won in a judge's decision.

Vs. Jack Rabbit: The fight started off even, with Vertigo sometimes getting under Jack Rabbit and Jack Rabbit controlling other portions of the fight, until one wheel unceremoniously fell off of Vertigo. Jack Rabbit won by tap out.

Version 2

Vs. Brain Damage: Vertigo backflipped all over upon trying to spin up due to mixing setting on the transmitter. After a couple of bounces and one light tap from Brain Damage, Vertigo was dead in the water with the switch somehow having been disconnected. Brain Damage won by tapout/knockout.

Vs. Jack Move: Vertigo hesitantly spun up and managed to flip Jack Move, but got itself stuck twice in a row in the process. After this, Vertigo's weapon shut down and Vertigo resorted to pushing Jack Move for the remaining time, with Jack Move grinding away at the front of Vertigo. Jack Move won by JD.

Version 3

Vs. Droopy: Vertigo had a last minute change of receiver before this fight due to the old one randomly dying. This meant the bot was twitchy for the first few moments, which gave droopy a chance to land one shot to the back of Vertigo. Vertigo landed only one counterpunch before Droopy landed 2 shots in quick succession, breaking the weapon towers, stripping the weapon motor mount screws, and sending the receiver outside of the bot. Droopy won by tapout.

Vs. Jack Rabbit: Unable to properly repair the damage done in the Droopy Match, Vertigo's weapon failed to spin up and Jack Rabbit, after getting controlled for maybe 5 seconds, put Vertigo on it's head with a new gash in the bottom. Jack Rabbit won by JD.


Vertigo was originally meant to be 8x5", but that proved too small to fit the chosen lipo so it was increased to 9x5" for the first version.

From September to December, Vertigo's design changed from that of a chassis-reminiscent of Cobalt to that of a far wider, larger profile bot. The weapon size remained the same.

Vertigo was originally powered by FT beater bar motors and 780rpm botkits gearmotors. The beater bar motors were later changed to propodrives, and the botkits motors, to opboxes.

Vertigo has 2 weapon motors, which has garnered criticism by many who point out such a setup is far less efficient than a single weapon motor. Thus, obligatory PSA: Don't run dual motor setups.

Robot Facts

Driver Eric Shao
Weight Class 3lb
Body Material Onyx/Taulman 910/ 1.5mm titanium
Weapon Vertical Spinner
Weapon Drive Propodrive v2 3000kv outrunners
Drive Opboxes
Power 1300mAH 3s Ovonic Lipos



  • Rank: Unranked in 3lb.
  • Last 5 fights: LLLWL
  • Current streak: L1 (0 KOs/KO'd)
  • Longest winning streak: 2 (1 KOs)
  • Longest losing streak: 6 (5 KO'd)
  • Avg fight time (seconds): 101.3


Year Events Fights W L % KOs KO'd
2020 3 9 3 6 0.333 2 5
2021 1 3 1 2 0.333 0 1
All-Time 4 12 4 8 0.333 2 6


Date Fought as Reached Place Fights W L KOs KO'd
July 19, 2020 Vertigo Losers 5 5 3 2 2 2
September 19, 2020 Vertigo Losers 1 2 0 2 0 1
December 6, 2020 Vertigo Losers 2 2 0 2 0 2
July 24, 2021 Vertigo Losers 3 3 1 2 0 1


Opponent Fights W L KOs KO'd Last Meeting
Jack Rabbit 2 0 2 0 2 December 6, 2020
Flip N' Cut 1 1 0 1 0 July 19, 2020
Yes 1 1 0 1 0 July 19, 2020
Tiefschlag 1 1 0 0 0 July 24, 2021
Booooring 1 1 0 0 0 July 19, 2020
Brain Damage 1 0 1 0 1 September 19, 2020
Jack Ketch 1 0 1 0 1 July 24, 2021
Mondo Bizarro 1 0 1 0 1 July 19, 2020
Droopy 1 0 1 0 1 December 6, 2020
Jack Move 1 0 1 0 0 September 19, 2020
Hyper Bite Roll 1 0 1 0 0 July 24, 2021

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Full Fight History

Date Opponent Round Result By Points Fight Length (s) Video
July 19, 2020 Flip N' Cut Winners 2 Win KO 1.00 29
July 19, 2020 Mondo Bizarro Winners 3 Loss KO -1.00 14
July 19, 2020 Yes Losers 3 Win KO 1.00 130
July 19, 2020 Booooring Losers 4 Win Judges Decision 1.18 180
July 19, 2020 Jack Rabbit Losers 5 Loss KO -1.18 96
September 19, 2020 Brain Damage Winners 1 Loss KO -1.33 25
September 19, 2020 Jack Move Losers 1 Loss Judges Decision -1.00 180
December 6, 2020 Droopy Winners 2 Loss KO -1.00 27
December 6, 2020 Jack Rabbit Losers 2 Loss KO -1.00 40
July 24, 2021 Jack Ketch Winners 1 Loss KO -1.00 135
July 24, 2021 Bounce House Losers 1 Win Forfeit 0.00
July 24, 2021 Tiefschlag Losers 2 Win Judges Decision 1.25 180
July 24, 2021 Hyper Bite Roll Losers 3 Loss Judges Decision -1.00 180

* Forfeits are not counted in a bot's W-L record.

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