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02-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Hey CD users,
Are we able to use any motors or reduction motors except the kit (for deployment)?
And how many servo motors can we use for minibot and for the robot?

Matt C
02-16-2011, 11:32 AM
<R45> Motors specifically permitted on 2011 FRC ROBOTS include:
A. all motors, actuators, and servos listed in the 2011 KOP Checklist,
B. an unlimited number of COTS servos with a maximum power rating of 4W ,
C. one or two additional 2” CIM motors (part #FR801-001, M4-R0062-12, AM802-001A, or PMR25R-45F-1003) in addition to those provided in the KOP. This means that up to four, and no more, 2” CIM motors can be used on the ROBOT,
D. up to four, in any combination, of the BaneBots motors provided in the KOP (acceptable part numbers are M7-RS775-12, M7-RS775-18, M5-RS550-12, M5-RS550-12-B, M5-RS540-12, and M3-RS395-12),
E. identical one-to-one SPARE PARTS for motors, actuators, and servos provided in the 2011 KOP that may have failed or become damaged,
F. drive motors or fans that are part of a speed controller or COTS computing device.

<R46> Items specifically PROHIBITED from use on the ROBOT include:
A. Electric motors and/or servos different from, or in addition to, those listed in the 2011 KOP Checklist, with the exception of those specifically permitted by Rule <R45>.
Electric solenoid actuators (note: electric solenoid actuators are NOT the same as pneumatic solenoid valves – the latter are permitted, the former are not).

<R92> The following items are the only permitted materials for use on the MINIBOTS:
B. no more than two motors (PN W739083/W739023) and an unlimited number of Tetrix servos),

Regarding servos, you can use an unlimited number on the ROBOT as long as they each have under 4W power rating, and you can use any number of Tetrix servos on the MINIBOT.