We are currently using the rhino treads from AndyMark.com and are going to use the bumper mounts that are made for them. This is our second year in participating in the FRC for our team and the first year we have had to make bumpers.
Question 1: Our team decided to make reversible bumpers this year and so in doing that they have a little bit of red showing on the side when they are blue and a little bit of blue showing on the side when they are red. We were wondering if this was OK to have or if we need to cover the exposed part. The link below is a gallery of our robot and the bumpers we have.
Question 2: On the corners of our robot, we have a square gap that isn’t allowed. As of right now we have four 8 inch pieces of bumpers and need to make the other four. What would be the best plan of action? Would it be legal to make four more bumpers that have 8 inch ply wood but an extra 2.5 inches or so of pool noodle on one side to fill in the space, so one regular 8 inch piece and the extended 8 inch piece make one corner together? Do the bumper corners need to be connected to each other by something or could they just be next to each other?
Picture Gallery: http://imgur.com/a/veoU6