chalker wrote:PHXcoach wrote:4) A blade assembly with violations is still allowed to run (with the 15 point construction violation) because rule 4.c does not specify any consequence if the team does not fix the construction violation(s). This opens up an interesting situation if a team finds a way to increase their voltage score by at least 20% by breaking a construction rule ..... Maybe blade assemblies that don't meet the construction rules and don't / can't be fixed get zero in Part I (rule 5.f)
This is why I like to ask for suggestions / comments. The wording in 4.c. is supposed to prevent blades that don't meet specs from being tested, but I can see how it could be read otherwise.
Also what is the overall difference in score between a team that (a) has no blade, (b) has a blade with a construction violation that they correct, and (c) has a blade with a construction violation that they never correct? I would argue that without knowing specifics that I think B is the best of these, followed by C, and A being the worst.