Answered: Non-Functional Plastic

Do you have an unlimited amount (within reason) of nonfunctional lexan to use when it comes to having decals on top of the lexan on the side/ back of the robot assuming it is backed by vex legal materials?

Secondly, does this non-functional lexan have to be .07" or smaller since it is non functional and backed by vex legal materials?

I would plan to have the lexan in a similar fashion to this robot: (THIS ROBOT IS USING LAMINATED PAPER, BUT IT SHOWS MY POINT) (Picture from )

These are some rules I have found that seem important to this question:

<R7> Robots are allowed the following additional “non-VEX” components:

d. Teams may add non-functional decorations provided that these do not affect the robot
performance in any significant way or affect the outcome of the match. These decorations must
be in the spirit of the competition. Inspectors will have final say in what is considered
ii. Any guards or decals must be backed by legal materials that provide the same functionality.
i.e. If your robot has a giant decal that prevents Scoring Objects from falling out of the robot,
the decal must be backed by VEX material that also prevents the Scoring Objects from
falling out.

f. Non shattering plastic from the following list; polycarbonate, acetel monopolymer (Delrin),
acetal copolymer (Acetron GP), POM (acetal), ABS, PEEK, PET, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon (all
grades), Polypropylene, FEP; as cut from a single 12" x 24" sheet up to 0.070" thick.

Provided no other rules are violated, there’s no limit to the amount of materials you use for your non functional decorations.

No, it does not. Since it’s qualifying under <R7d> it does not need to follow <R7f>.

Thank you!

You’re welcome!

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