As I understand it, the V5 brain will be able to support up to about 8 of the 393 motors via some 3-wire ports. Also, I think the game manual specifies only 4 options for motor and pneumatic combinations, all 4 of which specify that a team can use either all V5 motors or all 393 motors but not a blend of the two motor types.
Since Vex isn't getting the V5 motors shipped out until the end of this month (maybe? chuckle chuckle), I was thinking that another motor combination option should allow for the blended use of 393 motors and V5 motors so long as the 393 motors count as V5 motors. In other words, since the number of all-V5 motors would be limited to 8, a team could use a combination of V5 and 393 motors so long as the total number of motors would not exceed 8. My reasoning is that the students could make the transition to V5 without necessarily having a major upset to ALL of their subsystem designs. Otherwise, it will make the transition to V5 look even more risky, even more irritating than it already will be in the middle of the season, etc.
Does this suggestion seem reasonable or is there something I am overlooking? Has somebody already gone over this?
Darn it, I can't even access the official Q&A anymore because of the changes made on the forum.