Sponsored by Boeing. Conducted in association with IITB, IITD, IITK, IITKGP, IITM and Skyfi Labs.
|1st Prize: Rs. 100,000||2nd Prize: Rs. 50,000||3rd Prize: Rs. 30,000|
|At each Zonal Competition|
|1st Prize: Rs. 50,000||2nd Prize: Rs. 25,000||3rd Prize: Rs. 15,000|
The competition requires participants to design and fabricate an RC Aircraft (no readymade aircraft like RTF, ARF, BNF etc. are permitted) and perform a set of tasks. Propellers, Motors, ESC, Servos, Receiver and Transmitter are allowed as off-the-shelf items.
The zonal events will be conducted in 4 IITs (East Zone: IIT Kharagpur, West Zone – IIT Bombay, North Zone – IIT Kanpur and South Zone – IIT Madras). Participants can register at any of the four zonal competitions and bring their aircraft and all necessary equipment to participate. The arena will be an open ground. There will be two rounds in the competition
A good measure of the design of an aircraft is in rate of climb and gliding time. In this round, participants are required to make their aircraft (without payload) to climb for 20 seconds. After this, they need to perform a dead stick flight (throttle=0 or Gliding). The aircraft however can be maneuvered while it is gliding.
The teams will be graded based on the glide time of the aircraft as mentioned below.
Scoring for Qualifier Round: 10* (glide time in seconds)
A maximum of up to 30 teams, based on the score, will qualify to Competitive Round from the Qualifier Round.
Along with qualification to next round, qualifying teams will get a reimbursement of INR 5000 per team towards material costs for their models.
In this round, the design w.r.t. to the payload handling capability of the aircraft is put to test.
The aircraft should carry one or more than one payloads (golf balls of weight - 45g, diameter - 43mm- will be supplied by the organizers during the competition) and drop them in a circular drop zone of 20m diameter. All the payloads in/on the aircraft should be released in a single drop. The payloads should fall as independent objects and should not be put together as one bigger payload (sticking them together or putting payloads into a single box etc. are not allowed). The drop zone is at a distance of 40m from the take-off and landing zone. (For a better understanding of the arena, refer to the illustrations).
The scoring for the Competitive round will be carried out based on the following formula.
(Number of Payloads dropped in the drop zone)2 *100
As is evident from the scoring, high advantage is given to Aircraft that are designed to be
capable of carrying and dropping multiple payloads in a single drop within the zone. No points
for payloads that fall outside the dropping zone.
A maximum time of 4 minutes will be given between the first take off and the final landing. The maneuver can be performed multiple times within the time limit for additional points.
Entire payload should be released using only one channel in the transmitter.
So, it is important to design the aircraft for quick loading (for multiple attempts) and quick releasing of payloads (to ensure they drop within the zone when released) in addition to the payload carrying capacity.
Partial dropping of payloads consecutively without reloading is not allowed. All payloads in the aircraft should be either released while dropping or removed from the aircraft and loaded again for next attempt.
Final Score = Score from Qualifier round + Score from Competitive round
If there is a tie, winner will be decided by a separate round framed by the Judges on the spot. Judges' decisions would be considered final in all cases.
Any revisions to the Scope of the Competition would be intimated to all the participants via registered email and on the websites of the respective festivals at-least 45 days before the event takes place.