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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Clarification on R10


Michael Wraight (Event Partner)
14-Dec-2021

I like to be super-clear on rules and regulations, but I need a little help with R10

<R10> A limited amount of custom plastic is allowed. Robots may use non-shattering plastic from the following list; polycarbonate (Lexan), acetal monopolymer (Delrin), acetal copolymer (Acetron GP), POM (acetal), ABS, PEEK, PET, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon (all grades), Polypropylene, FEP; as cut from a single 12” x 24” sheet up to 0.070” thick.

So would the plastic from Turning Point be acceptable? We obviously aren't cutting it our from a single 12"x24" sheet. If the intent is to limit area, wouldn't the rule state
288 square inches maximum?

I have 2 teams using the Turning Point plastic parts - they are withing the 0.070" tolerance - but I don't want there to be any problems when we go to competition.

Answered by committee

So would the plastic from Turning Point be acceptable? We obviously aren't cutting it our from a single 12"x24" sheet.

Yes, the Turning Point Flags are made of legal thickness plastic. The Platforms from Tipping Point, however, are not.

The intent of the rule is that all of the parts which are cut would theoretically nest into a single 12"x24" sheet. Teams are not required to literally use a single 12"x24" sheet of plastic. Yes, this is functionally the same as saying that the total surface area of all parts must not exceed 288 square inches.

Edit 2022-01-25: The last sentence of this original response is incorrect. Please see this related Q&A post for more information.