- Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:34 am
Hi Cdude, thanks for your question!
The quick answer is that no, we don't require disabling or crippling integrated radios, but as stated in the rules you're not allowed to use them. It's a little unclear but I'll go ahead and say that yes you can use them during practice runs as long as your development system is powered down during the actual race. There's admittedly a certain amount of honor system going on here. We run AVC as a fun, not a cutthroat competition, and hope our competitors feel the same way. It's never come up, but it's also worth mentioning that we're pretty savvy about these things, and if we do discover someone is cheating, they'd likely be banned from this and future AVCs.
Thanks and as always, let us know what's on your mind!
(edit2: clarification of radio use during practice)
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