We registered and activated an independent VRC team this season, but ran into some troubles. We bought an EDR super kit a few years ago before V5 was released, so the kit came with Cortex. New rules this season state that we are not allowed to use electronics from the Cortex system. I understand that VEX requires upgrade as technology advances and this will result in older versions to become obsolete. However, V5 EDR super kit, system bundle, and some separate electronics are backordered. I searched through the forum to see if other people encountered similar problems and this is what I found: https://www.vexforum.com/t/problems-with-the-new-cortex-rule/93623
They ordered V5 products before September 24 and the product will not arrive before March 2022 for them, which basically the end of qualification season. We have already placed an order on V5 system bundle, but it is quite disappointing to learn the fact that there is a possibility we may not be eligible to participate in any competitions this season since there’s probably no way I can get necessary V5 electronics from VEX before the end of October.
Is there any chance to allow Cortex for at least this year so VEX has more time to manufacture and ship V5, or is there anything we can do to get a V5 system bundle in time? Thanks.