It starts! Well for most of you, the build process has already started but we are officially kicking off the 2016 PNW Regional Challenge! There are a few changes to rules for our regional this year, I will pull all of that together on to a single page in the next few weeks, but keep checking here and the MATE forums for information. One major change that will affect you early is that we will no longer be using banana plugs to connect to the batteries, all teams (Scout, Navigator, Ranger and Explorer) must use Anderson Power Poles as their connection. The link will take you to a site where you can find the connections, you may find them cheaper on Amazon. There is no difference in the size of the connection for the 15, 30 and 45 amp contacts, we recommend you use the 45 amp contacts and 10 ga wire. You will still need to include a fuse rated to your class.
If you haven't already looked, all the Mission documentation has been posted. Go through these with your usual fine toothed combs. A new thing for the documentation is a revision page added to the front. Keep an eye on this as changes to the documentation do occur and we will be using the most recent version on the day of competition.
January 16 - Basic Workshop - Registration coming soon
January 30 - Prop Building Morning Rules Afternoon
Late February - Scout to Navigator - Registration coming soon
Late March - Trouble Shooting Workshop - Registration coming soon
May 7 - Competition Day
Additionally, registration fees will be increaseing this year for all classes, see below.
2016 MATE ROV Competition – Registration Fees
- EXPLORER - $250
- RANGER - $125
- NAVIGATOR - $25
- SCOUT - $25
As always, ask questions early. Feel free to call or email any time!