In the final moments of the match, before a low hang, a triangle plate on the robot would get intentionally knocked off of the robot by running into the low bar. This action would allow for the hanging mechanism to to engage and work properly.
According to R14, the intentional detachment of the triangle plate would be legal because it is NOT prohibited. We have confirmed through testing that this action poses no risk of damage to field elements or balls, can not damage other robots and can not entangle other robots. Are we reading this correctly?
Further, according to inspection checklist, the R14 question asks if you have any intentionally detachable parts. By answering YES, would this FAIL INSPECTION or should this robot with the detachable (non damaging part) triangle plate be legal and pass inspection?