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Thread: BBC Robat Wars Rules Debate

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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    Looking at the RW ruleset, the rules for interchangeability only refers really to weapons (there is a very vague statement about armour as well in rule 2.6...

    2.6 Interchangeable Weapons
    If interchangeable weapons are used, the weight is measured with the heaviest set-up in place. Please see rule
    12.11 for interchangeable weapon & armour restrictions.
    ...(aside from the fact that in v3.3, there is no rule 12.11 and would appear to actually refer to 14.3) so I'd allow this provided that with the modification in place, the robot still meets the dimension/weight limits and safety. I suspect it would be an unfair comparison between the original and rebooted rule-sets as they were written at different times.

    Now with the above said, the FRA rulset makes a distinction...

    2.5 Interchangeable Panels
    If interchangeable panels or weapons are used, the weight is measured with the heaviest set-up in place.
    Is Carbide's addition of a chain guard classed as interchangable? I wouldn't have thought so, it was welded on and it couldn't have weighed that much either (as so to be over the weight limit).
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    Ocracoke's Avatar
    Team Kaizen

    It is quoted as 110kg but IIRC they have 2 bars one of which is heavier and removable Plastic top Armour to shield agiesnt axes.
    I did wonder about that. Either the addition (in the event that Carbide weighs exactly 110kg) meant they were forced to use the lighter bar or that 110kg figure is rounded up (note that in the rebooted RW series, all weight figures seem to be whole numbers off the top of my head) so perhaps the addition (say ~500g?) meant they were still under the weight limit with the heavier bar.
    Team Kaizen - Build Diary for all the robots

    AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
    BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
    FW: Azriel
    MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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    Nothing wrong with tacking extra bits of armour on from scrap material, so long as the robot remains in weight. Rapid borrowed a sheet of HDPE from us to bolt onto the top of their robot for fighting Terrorhurtz, and Vulture added things that weren't part of the submitted design. All tha matters is whether it's still in weight or not.
    Jamie McHarg
    RogueTwo Robots
    http://www.rogue-two-robots.vze.com

    With great power, comes great reliability.

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