According to R8, "Any non-aerosol based grease" may be used. Does this rule allow heat sink grease typically used to transfer heat from CPUs to heat sinks in order to avoid overheating the processor or is it expressly intended for lubricants?
Is it within the rules to build motor heat sinks with aluminum structure / heat sink grease?
Tetrafluoroethane and difluoroethane, which are both used in canned air dusters many teams are using to cool motors, are ozone depleting chemicals (along with other potential health hazards for the students such as leading to addiction).
Also consider the present supply chain issues with V5 smart motors.
Allowing teams to construct (or even if VEX could offer) heat sinks with heat sink grease in order to avoid cooked motors would be a significant benefit to the teams.
Additionally, this opens the opportunity for the students to learn about cooling design for components (such as available using Autodesk and Solidworks). Something like:
Is this allowed within the scope of R8?