No, it isn’t a bad thing to ask. I think in a lot of cases it is like asking a high school freshman to solve an AP Calculus BC free response question though. I’ve never seen hard numbers, but it has always been my impression that most FRC teams do not have a lot of technical support. Building things that work well repeatedly is hard, that’s why we send engineers to school for four years and dump work on them. This still doesn’t really make you an engineer, it gives you a background so you don’t make a fool of yourself on your first day of work. (At least, this has been my experience)
Even if you have engineers (or mechanics/tinkerers), if they haven’t done FRC before 6 weeks means you have a TON to learn in a very short amount of time. In my experience, teams that show up with a kitbot or a kitbot and a basic manipulator have often done a lot more than a student who just shows up to class and does the bare minimum, they just often don’t have the tools to do more – yet.