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Dirty Mechanics
02-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Hey I want to clarify the bumper rules once and for all. The 8in minimum length. Is that counting length of pool noodle or length of frame covered?

EricH
02-07-2012, 08:00 PM
It is the length of the Frame Perimeter that must be covered from each vertex of the Frame Perimeter.

The covering must contain all of the required components of a Bumper, namely the plywood, the pool noodles, the cover, and the attachment method.

The Bumper must also be supported as per [R33].

Al Skierkiewicz
02-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Dirty,
There are several questions that have been answered by the GDC in the FRC Q&A forum. They will describe in detail what is meant by the rule. Far better than we can in a few sentences.