When the rules were published for the 2023 season, an error in Driver Egg point values was included. It was not intended to be changed from 2022.
Revised Driver Egg values:
Ramp 1: +100 points (no change)
Ramp 2: +150 points (updated)
Ramp 3: +200 points (updated)
The egg should not be wrapped or covered. Egg should be able to come out of the structure as a free fall after the run of each slope to ensure its not leaking.
Yes that's acceptable. At the same time anything that's loose on the pine car or hanging will be as is and no modifications will be allowed.
Yes, provided nothing is touching the ramp before the launch.
It is acceptable for the egg to fall from any direction provided it is a free fall.
See the "Egg Extraction Rule" video posted above.
Yes, that's correct.
The possible list of materials is listed in the rules. The few materials that are excluded will not be published ahead of time.
Yes, they may. Be aware that the construction time is an important factor in scoring. It is common for the build time on this event to determine rank order among team scores.
It happens one time prior to first run.
But while wiping, if anything falls out, it will remain out for future runs.
See "The Egg Extraction Rule" video posted above.
Students get the eggs at the same time they get the Kit, before they start building.
No repairs can be made; but the car is allowed to attempt the next ramp 'as is'.
Up to 3 items will be omitted from the build materials they are supplied. There will be a printed list of the materials identified in the rules, identifying which materials are missing.
Students should survey their materials and alert the supervisor immediately if anything is missing BEFORE THEY COMPLETE THEIR BUILD.
Likely no (but possibly –yes).
Students will not be sure of the materials until they begin to build their car.
You may place the eggs in any orientations, driver first or passenger first, side by side or in line.
Marking of the eggs is done before the eggs are handed over to the team.