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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Using additional Smart Motor Caps on a robot

Nathan Nolte (Event Partner)

<R19> restricts any one robot to having up to 8 VEX Smart Motors. The V5 Smart Motor Cap V5 (276-6780) is a legal part for competition, but by itself it would not be considered a motor, as it does not have any of the actual motor components or electronics. Is it allowable for a team to mount additional V5 Smart Motor Caps on their robot without a motor attached so that they can more easily reconfigure their robot for different setups (such as for skills vs. matches)? In essence the V5 Smart Motor Cap would be serving as a motor mount. It is understood that any configuration that would be used needs to be fully inspected and that additional scrutiny of the robot and team would be expected throughout the event to ensure that they do not ever exceed the maximum motor allotment.

Answered by committee

Yes, this is legal.