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

<R5>, <R14>Is it Legal to Use 393 Motor Refurb Gears and V5 Cartridges as Mechanical Compnents?


81K
5 months ago

Legality of part usage from 393 motor refurb kit and V5 Motor Cartridges as mechanical components?

In previous years it was ruled legal that 393 motor internal gears, sold in refub kits, can be used outside of a motor as mechanical components, since they are sold as a seperate item. www.vexforum.com/t/answered-further-question-about-r15/23896/2 www.vexforum.com/t/answered-is-it-legal-to-re-use-internal-motor-parts-outside-of-motors/30764

Questions for the Tower Takeover Season: A. (R5) Does the above possitive ruling still stand regarding the legal use of refurb kit gears? B. (R14)Additionally, are V5 Motor Cartriges legal to use as mechanical components external to the V5 motor?

Thank you from Vexmen Team 81K Magik

Answered by Game Design Committee

A. (R5) Does the above possitive ruling still stand regarding the legal use of refurb kit gears?

Yes, this is legal.

B. (R14)Additionally, are V5 Motor Cartriges legal to use as mechanical components external to the V5 motor?

There are no rules prohibiting this, thus it is legal. However, any modifications to the cartridge would be considered a violation of R22. Also, please bear in mind that there are no VEX-legal components that can interface with the internal half of the cartridge. Removing parts from a V5 Smart Motor to do so would also be considered a violation of R22.