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MALUG Truck Trial Rules

The Hungarian rules

Thursday 16 December 2010, by HUN_Lac

1. Everyone is allowed to take part in the competition, there’s no age limit.

2. One competitor may participate with more trucks. In case, there’s a prize for the best places, and there’s also a participating fee, the competitor with more trucks has to pay the fee for each of his/her truck.

3. You can participate with all kinds of truck, that fulfils the following criterias.:

3.0. It has all wheel drive (AWD).

3.1. It only consist of LEGO parts, including motors and battery boxes.

The only exceptions for using non LEGO parts, are the parts for outlook, like tarp/cover, rope, cargo, and rubber band.

3.2 It models a real truck. The scale has to be determined by the size of the used wheels. Width-length-height and other ratios should match with the original one.

3.3 The width of the truck is usually limited to 30 studs, but occasionally, there’s no width limitation. (In general, it’s decided by voting months before the competition.). The body should be no more than 1-2 studs (depending on the wheel size) narrower then the wheels. As a result , bigfoots are not allowed.

3.4. All size of wheels are allowed, however, the obstacles will be chosen or designed for the largest wheels, like the 94,8 x 44, and the Power Puller wheels.

3.5. Half-track vehicles are allowed. Only tracked vehicles, like tanks are not allowed.

3.6. All kinds of LEGO motors are allowed. PF XL, RC and NXT motors are recommended.

3.7. For propulsion, you are allowed to use 1 motor for each given weight of the truck.
This given weight is usually between 750-900g/motors. (depending on the result of the votes before the competition).
An example: If the given weight/motor ratio is 750g/motor, than a truck using 1 motor, has to be at least 750g, if it’s using 2 than at least 1500g, if it’s using 3 than 2250g, and so on.

3.8. The number of the motors used for steering and for other purposes, are not limited.

3.9. The trucks has to be controlled by remote control (RC system, or PF system) or simply by battery boxes (old 9V system). During the competition, the truck should be able to go over the obstacles without any help, otherwise the competitor got penalties (See penalties paragraph).

4. There’s no minimum or maximum speed (or final gear ratio) limit.

5. Lubrication is allowed. It slows the abrasion of the parts, and increase efficiency. Silicon greasing is recommended. WD40 and some other universal sprays are not recommended, because they might melt bricks.

(6. Those competitors, who disturb the meeting with their bad behaviour, or violating the competition rules, might be disqualified.)

7. The judges and the "time measuring person" can not participate in the competition.

8. The competition consist of several sections. In each section, the judges make an order between the trucks by their finishing time + penalties; and give points for the places. (Like: 1. 8points, 2. 7points, and so on). The competitor who had to give up the section gets 0 score.

9. Penalties:

9.0 Each time the truck leaves the track or the competitor has to touch the truck for eg repair it, he or she gets penalty(ies), which is (are) added to the section time.

9.1. Time added to finishing time for penalties:
- Track leaving or flag touching : +10 seconds
- Touching the truck: +15 seconds
Note: After leaving the track, or falling over, the truck can be put back only to the same position, or even backwards.

10. The final result is decided by adding the section scores together. The winner is, who gets the most score.
In case of 2 competitors having the same score, the one who got less penalties will got the better place.

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