I just realized that I won’t have enough T-fittings to connect all of my reservoirs together and still have enough left to split the air into the pistons on the robot. Is there any way I could order from a third-party source and have the parts shipped in time to practice driving and programming for worlds?
I need to order T-fittings and fittings for reservoirs
We’re not really getting the whole story here, though. Are you going to use these pneumatics just to practice with? Or are you planning to use it for the competition too?
Rule R5/6 strictly states:
I’d personally say as long as you know for sure that they act exactly like vex components and don’t affect anything in the long run, it’d be okay to practice with them. Just be sure you switch them out for VEX pneumatics when you get to worlds. (I’m sure they sell sets there).
Unlike most other parts, such as sensors and wheels and metal, VEX doesn’t produce their own pneumatics. They get them from SMC, which means the same parts are available directly from SMC (and through other retailers).
As you can see on the vex product page, the parts linked by Daggerbenji are the same model numbers (KQ2T04-00 and KQ2H03-34S) that vex uses. They aren’t just near enough, they’re exactly the same thing. There’s no way an inspector at Worlds, or anyone else, could tell the difference.
Yeah, we need somewhere in the range of 6-7 additional t-fittings, and buying full pneumatics kits just to get t-fittings would obviously be impractical. Thanks for the tip on buying them from amazon though!