2015 Wheeled Vehicle

Event At a Glance

VA ModificationsNone
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Competitors must design, build and test one vehicle that uses a non-metallic, elastic solid as its sole means of propulsion to travel a specific distance and around an obstacle as quickly as possible and stop as close as possible to a Finish Dot.

Building Event Policies

Event Rules

In the National Event Handbook, received upon registration.



During our tournaments, we will enforce only those clarifications issued by VASO; National clarifications will not be valid in Virginia tournaments. For the State tournament, the last day to submit clarification requests is March 25. VASO will post outstanding clarification responses for States by midnight 3/28/15.

VASO Clarifications

March 27, 2015
At the State tournament, Wheeled Vehicle will be held in a hallway 4.3m-4.6m wide.
March 22, 2015 (Rule 3d) Does the cross-section of the dowel need to cylindrical or square?
Both are allowed. In case it is cylindrical, then the diameter must be 1/4in. If it is a square, then the length of each side must be 1/4in.
December 19, 2014 (Rule 3c) Can parts of the vehicle other than the wheels extend beyond the 25cm by 60cm rectangle in a ready-to-run configuration?
Yes, rule 3.c. applies only to the wheels. A wheel will be defined as everything that rotates around an axle, any part of which supports the vehicle above the floor. In particular, this means that tires and hubcaps are considered to be part of the wheel.
December 7, 2014 (Rule 4d) What will be the weight of the can?
The weight of the can will be left to the discretion of the Event Supervisor.
November 29, 2014
Rule 3.g - Piece(s) falling off the vehicle during the run will result in a construction competition violation for that run only.