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My mistake--Jason is correct.
For Study Wildlife, the bear  or snowmobile must be touching and completely inside the area.

For Get People Together, just a part of the citizens must be touching the area.

Thanks!
Steve

On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:17:55 -0400, Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>My interpretation is that you should think of the snowmobile and the  
>bear as separate entities. Each item can score independent of the  
>other. You do not need to get both of them to the research area to  
>score with one of them.
>
>As to the "touching the mat outside that model", this is a good  
>question to ask of the Q & A and I have sent it on.
>Darlene Pantaleo
>Judge Advisor
>Maggie Walker
>
>
>
>
>On Oct 30, 2008, at 8:08 AM, Jason Baker wrote:
>
>> Steve needs to read the mission once again.  It specifically says  
>> "they must not be touching the mat outside that model"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Study Wildlife
>> Move the polar bear and/or the snowmobile to the research area. To  
>> score, they must be making direct contact with
>> the research area model and/or the mat within that model, but they  
>> must not be touching the mat outside that model.
>> The scoring bear is worth 15 points upright, or 10 points  
>> “sleeping” (on its side), and the scoring snowmobile is worth
>> 10 points.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve Scherr <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 06:46:45 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Fw: [VADCFLL-L] Loosing parts of  
>> researchers while delivery
>>
>> J. Baker is mistaken.  First, "touching" means that some part of  
>> the model is touching the mat in
>> the scoring area.  The mission does not state that the model must  
>> be "completely" inside the area,
>> so some part of the model can be touching the scoring area, and  
>> some part can be outside the
>> area, and it would still be a successful mission.
>>
>> Second, as Phil Smith III noted earlier, field damage to the  
>> mission models has to be pretty severe
>> and clearly due to some robot action, like a crashing impact,  to  
>> be attributed to the robot.  If a
>> hat, ski, arm, or a ski pole falls off during a round, it would  
>> probably be considered model failure,
>> and be something not able to be repaired during the match.  The  
>> team could ask for the pieces to
>> be removed from the field as stray objects.
>>
>> Although it does not apply during this year's game, even if the  
>> mission had required that the
>> model be completely inside the research area, and a ski had fallen  
>> off and was not in the area, I
>> would expect the detaching of the ski to be ruled as model damage,  
>> and that the team could still
>> earn points for the mission.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:58:39 -0400, J. Baker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> >I would think both pieces would have to make it to the research area.
>> >Otherwise the model would be touching the mat outside the research  
>> area.
>> >Especially since the robot is not allowed to "break mission  
>> models" and if
>> >the points count as a result of "field damage" it only seems to me it
>> >wouldn't count due to field damage.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Field Damage
>> >
>> >. The robot is not allowed to break mission models or separate  
>> Dual Lock.
>> >
>> >. If a mission model breaks, malfunctions, moves, or is activated by
>> >anything other than allowable action, the
>> >
>> >ref reverses the change as soon as possible (if possible).
>> >
>> >. Field damage too severe to reverse is left as is and could fall  
>> under the
>> >Stray Objects rule.
>> >
>> >. If points are earned along with field damage that occurs due to  
>> faulty
>> >model design, construction, or setup,
>> >
>> >you keep those points.
>> >
>> >. Field damage that obviously occurs because of the team or robot,  
>> whether
>> >intentional or not, draws a
>> >
>> >warning. Repeats could make associated missions worthless.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Study Wildlife
>> >
>> >Move the polar bear and/or the snowmobile to the research area. To  
>> score,
>> >they must be making direct contact with
>> >
>> >the research area model and/or the mat within that model, but they  
>> must not
>> >be touching the mat outside that model.
>> >
>> >The scoring bear is worth 15 points upright, or 10 points  
>> "sleeping" (on its
>> >side), and the scoring snowmobile is worth
>> >
>> >10 points
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >  _____
>> >
>> >From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:VADCFLL- 
>> [log in to unmask]] On
>> >Behalf Of Greg Robertson
>> >Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:45 AM
>> >To: [log in to unmask]
>> >Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Fw: [VADCFLL-L] Loosing parts of researchers  
>> while
>> >delivery
>> >
>> >
>> >I think the people would be fine because they just have to be  
>> touching.
>> >I don't know about the snow mobile, or also the ice bouy, because  
>> they say
>> >touching only the research area, I would think there should be some
>> >exception but I havn't seen anything.
>> >
>> >Greg
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: Deepak Patil <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> >To: [log in to unmask]
>> >Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:53 AM
>> >Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Loosing parts of researchers while delivery
>> >
>> >Hello,
>> >
>> >While delivering researchers (lego mini-figs) to their destination,
>> >sometimes their parts fall off (skis/caps, etc.)
>> >If that happens during tournament are any points taken off?
>> >
>> >Also similarly the snow-mobile looses it's parts, so if it's skis  
>> fall off
>> >but rest of the snoe-mobile is delviered is
>> >it considered scored?
>> >
>> >Luckily the polar bear's head stays on it's shoulders :-)
>> >
>> >any insight will be appreciated.
>> >
>> >- Deepak Patil
>> >
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