Sponsored by Boeing. Conducted in association with IITB, IITD, IITK, IITKGP, IITM and AerotriX.
|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 the participants to design and fabricate a RC Plane (no Readymade Planes are allowed) and perform a set of maneuvers. 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.
The best measure of the design of an aircraft can be done by climb and gliding time. In this round, participants are required to make their aircraft to climb for 20 seconds. After this, they need to perform a dead stick flight (throttle=0 or Gliding) and land at a specified location. The plane however can be maneuvered while it is gliding.
The teams will be graded based on the glide time of the aircraft.
A maximum of upto 30 teams, based on the glide time, will qualify to Maneuver 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.
The qualifier round is essentially to select a maximum of up to 30 teams based on their performance, who will participate in the Maneuver Round. The final winners will be based on the scores in the Maneuver round.
The Arena consists of 2 gates - "Gate 1" and "Gate 2" and 4 concentric circles after each gate that form a target for Object Dropping. Both the gates have a horizontal bar at 5 meters height from the ground. Each gate would have enough space for planes to pass through, yet only the skills of the pilot can guarantee a swift maneuver. Both the gates will be at 40 meters from the Take Off / Landing Zone and are symmetrically positioned from the Take Off/Landing Zone. (For a better understanding of the arena, refer to the illustrations on the right).Steps of the Maneuver
|Step 1||Take Off from Take Off Zone||Mandatory|
|Step 2||Passing through Gate 1 (or Gate 2)||100 points|
|Step 3||Passing through Gate 2 (or Gate 1)||300 points|
|Step 4||Dropping Object in Dropping Zone 2 (or Dropping Zone 1)||Points according to table below|
|Step 5||Landing in Landing Zone||100 points|
Points for Object Dropping will be awarded according to the following table.
|a||Innermost circle of diameter 1.5m||1000 points|
|b||Second circle of diameter 3m||700 points|
|c||Third circle of diameter 5m||500 points|
|d||Fourth circle of diameter 7m||400 points|
|e||Outside fourth circle of diameter 7m||300 points|
A maximum time of 4 minutes will be given between the first take off and the final landing. Any further instructions would be given before the competition, on the spot.Scoring Guidelines for Maneuver 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.General Guidelines for Maneuver Round
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.