I am sure this is on everyones mind, and I did not find a thread on it when I searched.
Are you allowed to substitute the larger CIM motor for one of the smaller ones. So you would have 4 small ones instead of 2 small ones and 2 big ones? (as of previous years CIM’s were interchangeable with older and newer ones since they were released to FIRST teams in 2002)
Teams wishing to use the large CIM motor as a drive motor, I believe they are allowed to take off the belt assembly considering that isn’t in the motor housing. But that large ridge that was cast onto the motor makes it awkward to mount. Are teams allowed to sand that smooth? (past years motor housing modifications were not allowed)
Are we allowed to add holes for mounting considering the large CIM does not have the additional mounting holes like the smaller CIM does?
Mainly for speculation considering FIRST QA might have a different answer than most of the community thinks.
Teams may utilize one or two additional small CIM motors (part #FR801-001) in addition to those
provided in the kit of parts. This means that you may use up to four, and no more, small CIM motors on
no, FPs are included in the kit this year, and we can use all motors in the kit, and two additional “small” CIM motors which were not included in the kit. i’ve gone through the manual pretty well, and haven’t seen anything about substituting one motor for another.
In reading the manual on page 8 of the Tips & Good Practices the following statement is made. " The FR 801-005 CIM motors do not fit directly into the transmission housing, but … For information and details on adapting these motors contact Andy Mark @ www.andymark.com.
I have tried to find this website but it is either down or unavailable. Can anyone provide a glimmer of insight as to what adaptations are available or allowed under the COTS rule?