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R6 and 5.5W Motor Clarification


GHOST
12-Aug-2022

R6:

"Robots are built from the VEX V5 system. Robots may be built ONLY using official VEX V5 components, unless otherwise specifically noted within these rules."

The motors included in this kit https://www.vexrobotics.com/280-8075.html are called V5 Smart Motors in the Kit Contents tab but they are not sold on the V5 portion of the website. Are they legal?

Thank you for your time!

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Rule R6-a states that VEX EXP products are not permitted, unless specifically noted otherwise:

<R6> Robots are built from the VEX V5 system. Robots may be built ONLY using official VEX V5 components, unless otherwise specifically noted within these rules. Teams are responsible for providing documentation proving a part’s legality in the event of a question. Examples of documentation include receipts, part numbers, official VEX websites, or other printed evidence.

a. Products from the VEXpro, VEX EXP, VEX IQ, VEX GO, VEX 123, or VEX Robotics by HEXBUG product lines cannot be used for Robot construction, unless specifically allowed by a clause of <R7> or “cross-listed” as part of the VEX V5 Product lines. For example, the Shaft Base Pack (228-3506) is a VEX IQ component that can be found on the VEX “Drive Shafts” page, and is thus legal: https://www.vexrobotics.com/drive-shafts.html.

Furthermore, R6-d also specifically refers to the V5 Smart Motor (5.5W) as prohibited part.