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Robot Bill <[log in to unmask]>
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Robot Bill <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:11:15 -0400
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Thomas,

While you might have found a way to make the mission model work on
*your *field,
your modification, without an official update from FIRST, will *not* be
implemented on the field setups on which your team will compete. See the
Hydro Dynamics Robot Game Rules, GP5, INFORMATION SUPERIORITY:

[image: Inline image 1]

As a referee, I have had way too many sad team members tell me, "but that
is not the way *our *field is setup at home/school!". What the tournament
head referee will do is ask the team members (not the coach) where it
states in the official documents that an alternate setup is allowed. If
there is none, your team(s) will be required to re-engineer or reprogram
your robot on the day of the competition to accommodate the incorrect field
setup on your practice table. Trust me on this subject, it leads to a very
stressed and unhappy group of team members.

Generically, your team can never go wrong as long as they follow GP5 and
your team members can make a compelling case with the referees when scoring
(See GP2, GP3, GP5 and R19).

Everyone's best approach is to request clarification from the regional head
referee (who monitors this listserve) and wait for official guidance.

Have fun!

Bill Aucoin
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On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Zuend, Thomas (GE Power) <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We had a problem with the length of the axle using the parts as delivered
> and substituted one piece on one end of the pipe section to make it fit
> (about 5mm shorter).  With the axle turning freely when the toilette lever
> is pressed down, the model worked fine with the weight a provided with the
> model. It releases water and sludge every time without adding any extra
> weight.
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> Thomas
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> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]
> jmu.edu] *On Behalf Of *Dawn Compton
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:19 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* EXT: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Reminder: VA-DC FLL Regional Registration
> System Closes October 10
>
>
>
> My team is having trouble flushing the toliet.  The water is not being
> released like it is suppose to.  We  watched a youtube video that indicated
> the structure needed added weight.  I know we aren't suppose to do that.
> Anyone else having problems with this.
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