1. 9 months ago

    [SPR] JP

    12 Feb 2018 Texas PANDA

    Does the V5 8 motor limit mean that since the motors are more powerful, the system can’t handle more?

    Everyone with questions here should read the rulebook. It clearly states that there are 4 legal combinations:

    Cortex, up to 12 393 motors, no pneumatics
    Cortex, up to 10 393 motors, yes pneumatics
    V5 Brian, up to 8 Smart Motors, no pneumatics
    V5 Brian, up to 6 Smart Motors, yes pneumatics

    Most questions in this thread can be answered by reading the rule book

  2. 536Mentor

    12 Feb 2018 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Appleton, WI 536

    NO, the 8 motor limit is for the next few years of competition as the current system is being phased out. This will keep the field somewhat level as teams transition from the current system to V5.

  3. Isn't the 8 motor limit only the old motors?

  4. No its for the v5 so that the old system can have a chance to compete with v5. If you made the old system have less then no one would use it because its not viable.

  5. ranOOm

    12 Feb 2018 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2381

    Do you think there would be a combination (like 269+393) with v5 motors and 393s? an option for maybe 10 motors but like 6 v5 and 4 v4?

  6. I would doubt it because they told us that the legacy ports wouldn't be ideal for competition so you would probably be better off just doing v5.

  7. briancole

    12 Feb 2018 Utah 4270C

    @ranOOm Do you think there would be a combination (like 269+393) with v5 motors and 393s? an option for maybe 10 motors but like 6 v5 and 4 v4?

    I think they've said they're not offering anything like that, not sure though.

  8. ₁₉₆₁Ayush

    12 Feb 2018 SFHS, Cumming, Georgia ₁₉₆₁

    Wait so are v5 motors compatible with the v4 cortex? Can you use like say 4 v5 motors and then a certain amount of v4 motors?

  9. briancole

    12 Feb 2018 Utah 4270C

    Yes there are vintage ports, but VEX has said that it won't be legal to use a combo of both.

  10. the motors aren't backwards compatible but the ones we use now can be used limitedly on the v5.

  11. briancole

    12 Feb 2018 Utah 4270C

    @Ethan W. the motors aren't backwards compatible but the ones we use now can be used limitedly on the v5.

    Oh, sorry didn't read his question fully. @Ethan W. is right.

  12. kypyro

    12 Feb 2018 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    @ranOOm Do you think there would be a combination (like 269+393) with v5 motors and 393s? an option for maybe 10 motors but like 6 v5 and 4 v4?

    No. @Paul Copioli has stated in a couple of threads here that if you use the V5 system for competition, you won't be allowed to use any legacy motors with.

    The V5 system can operate a 393 motor (through an MC29) but the intent of that is to allow classroom/educational use of the motors people already have. The motors will operate on a 5V rail, rather than the Cortex 7.2V nominal rail, but they will operate.

  13. biglesliep

    12 Feb 2018 Menlo Park, CA 1666

    I haven't been tracking V5 info yet, so this is all new to me.

    Am I correct in interpreting the above comments in that for next year's game you can either have:
    V5 system with max 8 V5 motors
    Cortex system with max 12 "old" motors

    Yes?

  14. briancole

    12 Feb 2018 Utah 4270C

    @biglesliep I haven't been tracking V5 info yet, so this is all new to me.

    Am I correct in interpreting the above comments in that for next year's game you can either have:
    V5 system with max 8 V5 motors
    Cortex system with max 12 "old" motors

    Yes?

    That's what it sounds like. It's not official yet, though.
    Personally I'm kind of rooting for a 6 motor limit, though, because only old IQ people would be able to deal with the motor lack.

  15. ranOOm

    12 Feb 2018 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2381

    @kypyro No. @Paul Copioli has stated in a couple of threads here that if you use the V5 system for competition, you won't be allowed to use any legacy motors with.

    The V5 system can operate a 393 motor (through an MC29) but the intent of that is to allow classroom/educational use of the motors people already have. The motors will operate on a 5V rail, rather than the Cortex 7.2V nominal rail, but they will operate.

    What about sensors?

  16. OscarMNOVA12

    12 Feb 2018 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Northern VA and Pittsburgh MASON, 12, 22172

    Old sensors are still compatible with the V5.

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  18. tabor473

    12 Feb 2018 V5 Beta Tester OYES, WPI

    @ranOOm What about sensors?

    So a total of 8 legacy ports are on the V5 brain. They support: pistons, motors, analog sensors, digital sensors.

  19. Xenon

    12 Feb 2018 long beach 99999V

    can you have v5 motors on a v4 cortex?

  20. Dokkaebi

    12 Feb 2018 Deal with it I like chocolate

    @To_Bi_As can you have v5 motors on a v4 cortex?

    No

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