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Thread: Proposed 100kg weight rule - East Mids and Yorks area discus

  1. #1
    I am trying something new.

    In the past I have tried to have an e-mail poll over rule changes and recieved little or no response. This thread is open to anyone to throw in their views, but by Jan 1st I will do a head count from all those in my region only and will vote on the new weight - 100kg including gas - accordingly.

    The minutes of the last meeting should have been published by now, but most of what has been discussed is common knowledge now on the forum and there are no surprises.

    The thread is now open for discussions........


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    My view. Simple. Series 7 machines or earlier, without large changes should be allowed to keep the 100kg+ 2 kg CO2/

    All newer ones, 100 kg all in. No Problemo.

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    blazerbotics's Avatar

    Apollo, Merlin, MONTE, Ratchet, BattleAxe and Goliath
    Leicester UK
    I dont see how allowing machines that were built for series 7 to be heavier would be a fair way of going about it, currently all machines are built for 100Kg +CO2, whether they were built 5 years ago or 2 months ago.

    As a team with 3 heavy weight pneumatic bots it would effect all 3 of ours, and i know of plenty of other teams that it would seriously effect. I can see the sense in having a set of international rules is a good idea, but how many of the effected machines are actually considering going to the USA or other countries?

    The reason for the featherweights taking to the included weight limit was; they were already been given the extra weight, therefore doesnt exclude any machines currently on the circuit, unlike it will with the heavyweights.

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    Jeroen (Kos)
    Tough As Nails, Firestarter
    Helvoirt (NL)
    I agree with mario. Series 7 machines or earlier, without large changes should be allowed to keep the 100kg+ 2 kg CO2.
    Without the use of A123 cells its impossable to loose another 2kg.

    On all the new robots i do not mind incl/excl. gas, because if i will build a new heavyweight it wont use CO2.

  5. #5
    I didnt know Mario had moved to east Midlands!!


  6. #6
    Man,Trevor doent say only Midland members can post here.
    He did say in the other topic that he could try a limited tread.

    Trevor says clearly that he will take all the info, and will represent the wishes of the Midland members expressed here.

    Also, Tom Kane, if you want to nitpick, Im not even an FRA member.
    In other words, this is a public forum and it is up to Trevor, and Trevor alone if he takes my oppinion in consideration. (other representatives can read as well....)

    (Message edited by maddox on November 18, 2007)

  7. #7

    Newhaven UK
    OK guys here are the facts.
    The full proposal is that all heavyweights (regardles of age) weigh 100Kg including gas as of 01/01/2009
    this is in order to bring us into line with RFL rules and is the logical progresion from the addoption of the RFL featherweight weight limit of 13.6Kg including gas from 01/01/2008.
    As this represents a possible weight reduction, the FRA has allowed a consultation period until 31/12/2007 for you to voice your view to your area reps ahead of a final desision that will be taken at the next FRA committee meeting that will take place in January 2008.

    Remember, that even if this proposal is agreed NOTHING will change until 01/01/2009.

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    Craig Danby
    lets face it you just know me for Foxic
    North Carolina
    Well Geoff

    lets drop the weight to 80kg jus to shake things up, think it would leave Tanto and mighty mouse, and id still lose!

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    I think that the weight changes should only be applied to new builds, all existing machines should be allowed to carry on as is, it would be quite difficult for a lot of the current heavyweights to loose 2kg without a major rebuild.
    just my 2pennyworth.

  10. #10
    There is a simple way for about any heavy to lose 2 kg. Allow A123 cells for heavies.

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