My team has a question regarding rule 16. We have arms out in front to pick up the ball, and a launching system in the back. The arms can rotate around to place the ball in the launch position. If our arms are out in front, and our launching mechanism is also deployed simultaneously, our robot violates the 80 inch rule. The rule does say in any configuration, doesn’t it? But, in the match, our robot will not have both systems deployed at the same time. the arms have to hold the ball in order for it to be launched.
If necessary, we have a mechanism to attach to it to make sure only one can be used at a time. But it would be better if we did not have to use it.