Answered: using pneumatic items WITHOUT the airtank with >10 motors.

Can you use a pneumatic device as a dampening device WITHOUT using an airtank, if you have > 10 motors.
In other words, we have 11 motors and we want to use a pneumatic cylinder that is NOT charged. So no need to pump up an airtank. Is this legal?

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The answer to your question can be found directly in <R11>, which I’ve quoted below.

Thus, if you want to use more than 10 motors, you cannot have any pneumatic components on your Robot. A pneumatic cylinder is a pneumatic component.