Okay I have a question about how many Fisher Price Motors we are allowed. I was under the assumption that we were allowed an unlimited amount, but now I’m not so sure.
According to this:
COTS – A “Commercial, Off-The-Shelf” COMPONENT or MECHANISM, in it’s unaltered, unmodified state. A COTS item must be a standard (i.e. not custom order) part commonly available from the VENDOR, available from a non-team source, and available to all teams for purchase.
<R51> Motors specifically permitted on 2009 FRC ROBOTS include:
A. All motors, actuators, and servos provided in the 2009 Kit Of Parts,
B. An unlimited number of COTS servos with a maximum output torque of 55 oz-in andm aximum rotational speed of 100 rpm at 6 Vdc (e.g. HITEC model HS-322HD or HS-325HB servos, as provided in the Kit Of Parts),
C. An unlimited number of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) servos (HITEC HS-475HB servos),
D. One or two additional 2-1/2” CIM motors (part #FR801-001 and/or M4-R0062-12) in addition to those provided in the Kit Of Parts. This means that up to four, and no more, 2-1/2” CIM motors can be used on the ROBOT.
E. COTS motors used as one-to-one replacements (i.e. identical vendor and
part number) for motors, actuators and servos provided in the 2009 Kit Of
Parts that may have failed or become inoperable.
According to R51 E. it appears that we are allowed two fisher price motors.
Am I reading this wrong? I always thought that each team could have as many fisher price motors as they wanted?
Thank you for any help you can give in clearing this up for me, and thank you for all the previous posts they helped a lot.