Not precisely. In order to score the trailer in the port dock, ANY
ONE of its wheels must be touching the mat north of the white line.
However, as teams have noticed, if you back the trailer into the dock
"as is", then the wheels that it balances on will not usually satisfy
the scoring condition. If the back wheels are touching the mat, then
it is much more likely that they will be touching north of the white
line, so that the trailer wheels will satisfy the scoring condition.
Whether or not teams that attempt this choose to have all four
wheels touch the mat is up to them. It is easy to imagine the trailer
being in scoring position without having each wheel touching the mat.
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Mark Fedak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is it true that all 4 wheels must be touching the mat? The trailer as built
> balances on 2.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of VA/DC Referee Advisor
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:48 PM
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> Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] refrigerated trailer
> Yes, touching the wall.
> It is in the Field Setup instructions, although the title is not
> bolded. See the specifications at the bottom of page 9 (below
> "Refrigeration Trailer – The back of the white refrigeration trailer
> is pushed against the north border wall, between the two center
> fences, centered on its marks."
> Steve Scherr
> VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Barb Livingston <[log in to unmask]>
>> Where is the trailer supposed to be located at the beginning of the match?
>> Touching the wall?...
>> Barb Livingston
>> Buchanan Botcats
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