Mecha-Mayhem will be back in 2012 for our 6th annual event. The CRCA is dedicated to making Mecha-Mayhem the best insect robotic combat event anywhere. To achieve this goal we offer: arguably the best small bot arena anywhere; an incredible venue; awesome awards; and a paid builder dinner. We have also in the past years we have also offered the largest cash prizes of any event in these weight classes, though this years prizes have yet to be determined.|
One of our builders had the following to say about the 2008 event:
"Mecha-Mayhem was the best insect event ever, great insect arena; best I have seen any where, great management of the brackets and great bunch of bots to fight against. It was the only event I every come away from with a positive cash flow. So you can add on best prizes of any insect event. "
-Bill Kelly (Team Discover Magnetics)
For 2012 we plan to maintain this level of excellence, to produce an insect event of unmatched quality.
The CRCA is collaborating with the Hobby Manufacturers Associations iHobby Expo to produce Mecha-Mayhem 2012, slated for October 13th thru 14th. The iHobby Expo is the international showcase for the newest electronic hobbyist technology, models, and valued miniature collectables. Held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH, the HMAs iHobby Expo will be in its 28th year, with a projected attendance of more than 20,000. As the largest event of its kind in the world, the iHobby Expo is the perfect showcase for Mecha-Mayhem for years to come.
Thursday & Friday October 11th-12th:
Open for demos
NOTE: No Competition
Saturday October 13th:
9am- 10:15am: Check-in & Safety
10:15am-10:30am: Drivers Meeting / Prep
12:00pm- 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm- 3:00pm: Combat
3:00pm- 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm- 5:00pm: Combat
Evening: Bot Dinner
Sunday October 14th:
10:00am- 11:30am Combat
11:30am- 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm- 2:30pm: Combat
2:30pm- 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm- 3:30pm: Combat (Finals)
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Awards
Each day the building will be open at 8AM and close around 6PM. The expo is open to the public 10AM to 5PM. We will run combat during these hours. We are required by the show to have some down time so they can run other events, so we will likely have two 1 hour breaks during each day.
Our rules will be based on the 2012 RFL Tech Regs configured similar to our 2011 event. They will be posted as soon as they are available.
Weight Classes & Fees:
|150g||150 gram||300 gram||FREE|
|Ant||1 pound||2 pound||FREE|
|Beetle||3 pound||6 pound||FREE|
|Mantis||6 pound||12 pound||FREE|
Because this is a hobby show and there are other groups running R/C equipment we will be limited to specific channels in the 75MHz band. They are 62,64,66,68,70,72,74,76,78, and 80. We are also allowed to run 2.4GHz and 900MHz systems.
Lodging and Air Travel:
The iHobby event has generously offered to extend their reduced rates to us. More info can be found at the iHobby website as it becomes available.