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ChrisMcK2186
01-19-2007, 11:41 AM
This year is our first year in FRC for my school and we have been recieving a generous outpouring of support from the local teams. We were given some wheels, 80/20, and plenty of advice from other teams. One of these parts, however, is custum built by the team for "Aim High". Is this part going to be allowed for use on our robot this year? It is a bearing case for the axels, the bearings being store bought and the plexiglass mount custom made.

Chris

kevin.li.rit
01-19-2007, 11:51 AM
It should be fine as long as you include the cost of the part, bearing and the plastic.

Ben Piecuch
01-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Whoa... no. The "custom mount" for those bearings would not be allowed. It was custom fabricated outside of the 2007 build period, and therefore, illegal.

The 8020 is considered raw material, or COTS, as are the bearings and (unmodified) wheels. Advice is always given for free, but it may cost you something in the end...

BEN

Cory
01-19-2007, 11:56 AM
It should be fine as long as you include the cost of the part, bearing and the plastic.

This is not true. Please read Team Update Number 2 (http://www2.usfirst.org/2007comp/Updates/2007%20Team%20Update%2002.pdf)

Specifically Rule <R24> has been updated to state that:
“FABRICATED ITEMS from ROBOTS entered in previous FIRST competitions can not be
used.”

ChrisMcK2186
01-19-2007, 11:57 AM
OK, the question was about the bearing mounts, just wanted to double check.

Thanx,
Chris