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01-08-2003, 01:51 AM
I am working on a 2 speed transmission and was wondering if anyone knew if solenoids are allowd by FIRST. I don't see a reason why they wouldn't be but then again it isn't provided by FIRST. If anyone has an answer for me that would be great.
01-08-2003, 04:53 AM
Thinking of the electromagnetic item, rather than the pneumatic relay, which almost everyone related to FIRST considers a solenoid...
Pneumatic cylinders are allowed, within the guidelines of the rules, and as for the strict definition of a solenoid, they would do practically the exact same thing.
I'm fairly certain you're not allowed to divert electricity through anything besides standard electrical components, save the custom circuit board.
01-08-2003, 06:02 AM
Electromagnetic solenoids are banned on the part use flow chart. However you could use a pneumatic cylinder attached to a solenoid in the kit to shift.
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