Proposed addition to rules

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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by Hogi »

me neither, which is why i proposed to make both fleas fit in the antweight cube together rather than agreeing that they should be banned completely.

as far as i'm concerned any cluster whether it is 2 fleas, light ant and rc toy or purpose built comes under the deffinition of the clusterbot robot type ( a robot composed of more than one seperate parts ) and therefore any of those designs is valid.
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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by AntRoboteer »

Absolutely - you are spot on there!

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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave »

Dan, clusterbots are checked whether they fit in a four inch cube together, even one made of two fleas. They get no advantage. It is right that, because a fleaweight must fit into a 3" cube for the FWS, that it is almost impossible that two together won't fit in the 4" cube, but it is still checked at sign up.
Getting the thread back on track, I don't think there is any reason to alter the rules we currently run to, though I would still like to see a addition that, if you are helping someone else drive their cluster, you should drive the 'lesser' part of it (where a lesser part is clearly indentifiable).
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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by AntRoboteer »

That is the way to do it- nothing wrong with that at all. Maybe the 'lesser' part of the cluster should be judged on weight (more than 10g less than the other botlet) for easy identification of which driver should be driving which botlet and whether or not it is giving somebody an unfair advantage or not.

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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by Hogi »

agreed. this proposal gets my vote.
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Super antweights: territorial.

Fleaweights: fleadom fighter, gaztons.

Featherweights: hectic (under construction)

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Re: Proposed addition to rules

Post by Occashokka »

BeligerAnt wrote:Everyone seems to be ignoring the existing rules:
5h) All teams must be self-contained in terms of driver, transmitter, robots and battery packs, i.e. these cannot be shared with another team.
I agree and I don't see why this should be altered to say that all drivers must be in the team except those driving lesser halves of cluster bots
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