Are teams with V5 systems permitted to use VEX 3-wire 269 motors?
Rule R12c says V5 systems cannot use "2-Wire Motors or VEX Servos". I cannot find any mention of 3-Wire '269' motors anywhere in the rules.
@TaranMayer Our team happens to have a few 3-wire motor modules laying around. These are not 2 wire, nor are they servos. Are these still illegal? The rules never explicitly say you can't.
Common sense says no...
The rules does specify the number of LEGAL motors for cortex and V5. That trumps the exceptions you want to list.
A V5 Robot Brain, up to eight (8) V5 Smart Motors, and no pneumatic components,
excluding pneumatic tubing.
2-Wire Motors or VEX Servos cannot be used with a V5 Robot Brain. V5 Smart Motors
cannot be used with any VEX microcontroller other than a V5 Robot Brain.
It goes out of it's way to say that 2-wires and servos can't be used, even after the first quote. Still nothing about 3-wires though
I would think that one of the purposes of <G2> is to allow the GDC to phase out rules/parts, that are antiquated and largely irrelevant anyway, without having to dedicate space to such obsolescences in the game manual.
Basically, unless you get a Q&A to state otherwise, I would consider this case-closed under <G2>: 3-wire motors are not legal with V5.