Answered: Tapeing Gears

Hi! My team is currently contemplating a number of build ideas and wanted to check if this concept was legal. If we used electrical tape on our gears to increase friction, would this be legal? I’ve been told that this may violate <R15B> as the tape would be a form of gluing. The tape would be cut into a single strip, then a gear would roll over it to cover it’s entire circumference. Thanks for the clarification!

No, this is not legal, as it is not considered one of the acceptable uses of tape as defined by <R7g>: