Answered: Renamed: Modifying Pneumatic Components

Hi Karthik,
This rule:

Does not mention pneumatic components. While you obviously can’t modify the reservoir, solenoid, or pistons, I was curious if you can modify the blue ON/OFF switch. Specifically, to drill a small hole in it, or cut part of it. It would seem to me that this is fine as it doesn’t affect the turning of the switch. However, I could also see where this would fall under the ruling of not being able to modify/remove sensor casings.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. <R15a> has been modified (05/31 edition) to make it clear that pneumatics parts may not be modified in any way. I’ve quoted the updated rule below, with new text in bold.

Thus, the type of modification you’ve described is not legal.