PDA

View Full Version : ARE TRACTION WHEELS LEGAL???


zivo123
02-07-2008, 11:35 AM
we read the rules and understood that tractions are illegal but since then almost every robot is "wearing" tractions... are they legal??
another question, im from israel and have no way of checking it without ordering it from the states.. are they recomended? what advantages do they have??
thanks alot!!!

diesel
02-07-2008, 11:39 AM
If you mean the andymark or the ifirobotics tractionwheels are legal, many teams use them or the treads.

EricH
02-07-2008, 11:40 AM
we read the rules and understood that tractions are illegal but since then almost every robot is "wearing" tractions... are they legal??
another question, im from israel and have no way of checking it without ordering it from the states.. are they recomended? what advantages do they have??
thanks alot!!!Where in the manual do you see a rule that says that? Answer: you are probably mis-interpreting the rule about nothing that can damage the carpet. Traction wheels are legal and have never been illegal (other than certain types--like anything with metal contacting the carpet).

Recommendation: use them if you can; they can increase traction, which can increase controllability. Definitely a good thing.

jax1488
02-07-2008, 12:09 PM
"traction" wheels aren't prohibited

i was on team 522 and we have used treads since 03' and have never looked back =D