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    Our robot fits well within starting configuration, but only if the pneumatics are on. when we turn them off the claw folds out and extends outside of the frame perimeter. Would this be allowable?

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    Re: Starting Configuration

    You will be inspected for the STARTING CONFIGURATION with the ROBOT off, including pneumatics. You will have to fit the sizing box in that condition.

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      Re: Starting Configuration

      Originally posted by 2011FRC3512 View Post
      Our robot fits well within starting configuration, but only if the pneumatics are on. when we turn them off the claw folds out and extends outside of the frame perimeter. Would this be allowable?
      Please clarify "pneumatics are on". If you mean that the robot is powered up and enabled, Gary's answer is correct.

      If you mean that the pneumatics system is pressurized but the robot is powered off then Yes, you can go through inspection that way. However, you must inform the inspector that you have stored energy in the system and he must determine that it is safely contained. Meaning that no bump or jar can cause a release of energy that could cause injury to field personnel, members of your team or others nearby.

      This is my opinion. For an official answer, you should post this to the official Q&A.

      Regards,

      Mike
      Mike Betts

      Alumnus, Team 177, Bobcat Robotics, 1995 - 2010

      As easy as 355/113...

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