Answered: Gateway Skills Challenge/Competition Intake Re-Position

In the skills challenge and also the regular competition are we allowed to ‘‘reposition’’ our intake.

By reposition I mean to swing down the intake. If you read this thread, the later posts explain what I am asking. Most teams just use a latch sort of thing to swing intake up and down, but could you just push it down by hand?

According to <SG5> of the game manual we are allowed to handle our own robot, but then says that we may not manipulate it.

No, this would not be legal. Let’s take a closer look at <SG5> from the VEX Gateway Game Manual

Repositioning the intake would definitely be changing the configuration of the robot, thus it would be illegal.