More rules clarifications.
Weighted Game posts - Will they be crammed full of sand, or something else. Do you know what their approx. weight will be?
They will be filled with sand, weighing about 10 pounds.
Ball towers - One tower or two?
The ball towers are made up of a couple pieces of aluminum 1" square tubes. The aluminum will be connected to the wall, at the place where the two wall parts come together. The drawing in the manual shows what is looks like.
Goal Tower - Placed there at any time (for points at the end of the race). May the be taken out? If they are taken out, does that wipe out the potential points?
Once a game weight has been placed in the goal tower, it may not be taken out
RR2 - Strategies and actions are illegal. Designs that the referees decide will obviously, substantially impede traffic while also fulfilling some other aspect of an otherwise legal strategy might be disqualified from competing – The referees will make these decisions.
RR8 - “lose”? If they lose one accidentally, what happens?
The accidental lose of a game weight will not be penalized
RR9 - Is it possible (and permitted) for a robot to hang off of an edge of the hill that doesn’t have a ramp?
May a robot tightly or loosely use any part of the field to anchor itself in scoring position on the hill?
Does a robot have to touching the field surface (or anything else in order to earn KOTH points?
If a robot is fully or partially supported by an allied robot, does that prevent earning KOTH points?
**Robots must have all drive wheels/tread touching the King of the Hill platform **
RR11 - If a ball purposefully or accidentally crosses over the center wall of the field in the direction of traffic flow, does that leagally advance it toward the goals line? If not what happens to it?
Yes, that advances it, but if it never crosses the goal line, it will never be scored
RR11- If the ball intentionally becomes airborne, is that OK?
Yes assuming that a robot is not carrying it
RR11 - Is loosely engulfing a ball a valid way to push it without losing control of it?
As long as you are not carrying the ball
Is a robot allowed to use a total of 10 regular VEX, 4 HS Vex, and 8 Tetrix motors? Or do they have to pick one motor type and stay under that one types limit?
Can we mix and match types? 10 Regular Vex and 4 Tetrix? 9 regular VEX and 7 Tetrix?
You have a total of 10 vex motors, which includes the 4 high strength. You may have a total of 8 Tetrix motors. If you design a robot that includes the use of All motors (VEX and Tetrix), that would be impressive. So in total you could have 18 motors on your robot. Mix and match all you want.