Huh, no bonuses or unusual requirements in Wind Power? Then I assume there's just a change in max blade size, right? I guess it's not unusual for physics events to be similar throughout years, like It's About Time in the past two years.
Blades are 20" for B and 14" for C.
Is Optics this year going to be similar to the 2011 or 2012 version of the event? Also, are you willing to share what the idea of the new bonus is as of the draft version of the rules?
As always, thanks!
Similar, yes. I'm not sure what it used to be like, but there is a mirror on the fixed barrier this year which might be a new thing? I've never done the event before, so.
What are the new dimensions for electric vehicle? Are integrated circuits and brushless motors still allowed? (Is there any language in the rules specifically prohibiting them) Are there any specific changes besides the bonus?
Looks like 30x60cm max. I don't see anything about circuits / motors.
Also ask whether the cans will be placed halfway between the start tie and end time lines or between the start line and target line (variable from 9-12m?)
Start and target lines
Is Robot Arm scored as the best of two runs or the sum of the two runs?
Microbe mission/rocks and minerals: any changes to the lists?
Optics: any changes to point values of the laser shoot and the test? Also, do the laser shoot materials still have to be kept in the binder?
MM: Unknown since I've never done it before, but it's covered tomorrow.
R&M: It's the same 93? from before from what we discussed yesterday, but it's organized by type instead of alphabetically now on the rule page. Seems to just be a formatting thing, really.
Optics: Unknown if the point values changed as I haven't done the event before, but not much discussion on it yesterday leads me to think 'not really'. Also, all materials have to be initially kept in the binder, yes. But you can place stuff on the board if you have stuff when you're shooting.