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Re: What are the requirements you need to meet for extra needed unbag time?

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Originally Posted by dirtbikerxz View Post
I totally understand your problem and situation, but unfortunately you are not the only team to have not functioned for the majority of an event. I can't name teams that have had the same issues off the top of my head, but I can guarantee you there are quite a few every single year, and at a good number of events. This isn't really a situation (as far as I understand) for which FIRST will allow you to unbag to work on the robot.
Heck, even teams with more than one AndyMark employee have taken a big L at their first event--with multiple mysterious drivetrain issues--and didn't get extra time.

If you can fit in an out-of-district or regional play, that would certainly buy you time (literally). INWLA, MNMI, MNMI2, OHCL, and WIMI are all Week 4 or 5, vaguely Midwestern, show open spaces on the FIRST website, and outside of Michigan so you have the best chances of bouncing back at your Week 6 in-district event.

If that isn't an option, or even if it is, you need to make sure your six hours are used in the best possible way. Part of how that team I mentioned earlier was able to bounce back was the patient help of CSA extraordinaire Alan Anderson, so definitely find a CSA that would be willing to crash your meeting when you unbag. I would also take advantage of the LRI pre-inspection option in the manual this year, so that any other issues you have floating around can be identified earlier and your withholding tailored accordingly.

It's going to be an uphill climb no matter what, but it's possible. Keep fighting!
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2004-2006: FRC 1293 (D5 Robotics) - Student, Mentor, Coach
2007-2009: FRC 1618 (Capital Robotics) - Mentor, Coach
2009-2013: FRC 2815 (Los Pollos Locos) - Mentor, Coach - Palmetto '09, Peachtree '11, Palmetto '11, Palmetto '12
2010: FRC 1398 (Keenan Robo-Raiders) - Mentor - Palmetto '10
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2017: FRC 5402 (Iron Kings) - Mentor, Coach (oh, and I worked at AndyMark during this time)
2018-: FRC 1293 (Pandamaniacs) - Mentor

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