SEWN added to rope definition. should end the velcro controversy once and for all.
the link to Q126 in thte notes should point here instead: https://frc-qa.firstinspires.org/qa/126
edit: the single update 03 pdf is posted, but the main documents page still is linking to update 2.
Ranking Score, the total number of Ranking Points earned by a Team throughout their Qualification MATCHES divided by the number of MATCHES they’ve been scheduled to play (minus any surrogate MATCH)
I always preferred when it was a sum and not an average. This makes it much harder to figure out how many ranking points you need to get in a match to jump up to a certain seed, in exchange for making seeding more accurate throughout the competition. Probably for the best, just an observation.
If the human player moves a gear from the loading lane to the alliance station for the opposite alliance, it becomes the property of the other alliance. All that’s separating these is a piece of tape, so that’s not too hard of a scenario to imagine.
The advantage to having the RP be an average instead of a sum is that it makes it so teams don’t jump up and down depending on how many matches they have, giving a better understanding of the ranking of teams during an event.
Had the GDC elected to provide a rope with a more reasonable diameter, I would be fine with everyone having to use the Field provided ropes. But as it stands, each of the Field ropes could hold the weight of every robot at the competition at once. I imagine we’ll see quite a few bots fail to climb this year cause their winch doesn’t have enough torque after their effective spool diameter goes from 1" to 4".