Listed below are questions that we have been asked about the 2017 competition, along with their answers.
Q: Can we drop part of our robot on the track to lighten our load for the sprint section of the track?
A: No, you will be penalized enough for dropping parts of your robot on the track that there is no benefit to using this methodology. In fact you could be disqualified for it depending on the judges discretion.
Q: Can we supply our own lag bolt for use in the competition?
A: Yes, so long as the bolt is the same dimensions as specified in the competition manual.