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Official Q&A: VRC 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

Further Clarification of Alliance Station in Skills Challenge


248A
5 months ago

I see www.robotevents.com/VRC/2019-2020/QA/408 where it was ruled that "Drive Team Members may utilize either Alliance Station during a Robot Skills Match, regardless of which side their Robot starts on."

It is very clear that Drive Team Members may place their robot on the blue side and stand in the red drivers station (and vice versa).

My question is can Drive Teams utilize both Alliance drivers stations during a Robot Skills Match? Ex. Can they have two Drive Team Members in the red alliance station and one Drive Team Member in the blue alliance station? Or should all Drive Team Members pick one of the alliance stations to stand?

Answered by Game Design Committee

Can they have two Drive Team Members in the red alliance station and one Drive Team Member in the blue alliance station?

This would be fine, provided that G8 is kept in mind.

<G8> Controllers must stay connected to the field towers. Prior to the beginning of each Match, Drive Team Members must plug their VEXnet Joystick or V5 Controller into the VEXnet Field Controller’s Cat-5 cable via their controller’s competition port. This cable must remain plugged in for the duration of the Match, and may not be removed until the “all-clear” has been given for Drive Team Members to retrieve their Robots.