DRONE RACING

NATIONAL FINALS 2018

Please send S1 submissions to s1upload@syndic8.org

DRONE RACING

Drone Racing (FPV) involves a mini camera mounted on your drone streaming live video, giving the pilot first person view of the action! This competition involves designing and assembling your own FPV Drones. Using hi spec goggles and a mini camera on top of your drone, whizz around obstacles, LED gates and other competitors as you hurtle towards the finish line! Not only will you learn how to design and build your own drone but you will also master controlling it at speeds of up to 185 Km/h!

Students in this module get to learn about basic forces, electronics, coding, 3D design and manufacturing methods. It also includes some practical mathematics and physics. In terms of the business side of this competition, students will demonstrate managerial tasks, financial management and marketing roles. This gives more options for students to do more than just engineering based roles.

What’s Involved

CREATE A TEAM

Form a team of 3 – 6 people. Think of a team name that represents your group. Assign job roles based on each team members skills; Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Graphic Designer and Resource Manager.

BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP BLUEPRINT

Prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship. Sponsorship can be used for parts of your drone or for costs involved with partaking in the competition. Sponsorship isn’t always about money; it can also solidify your teams image. Teams are encouraged to collaborate with industry and create business links.

RESEARCH & DESIGN

Brainstorm and research ideas of aerodynamics, electrical systems and the mechanical components of your drone. Don’t forget to research materials! Use Autodesk to design.

DISSECT YOUR DESIGN

Consider the weight, the speed and the aerodynamics of your drone! Ensure your drone can carry an FPV camera.

ASSEMBLE YOUR DRONE

Assess your budget and discover the most efficient machining strategy to make your drone. If you have no machining facilities check out the PRO PACK below.

TRIAL & ERROR: TESTING

Test your drones safety, speed, height limits and impact resistance.

DRONE STAND

Show us what your team is all about! Your pit booth should have information on the design and build of your FPV Drone and should also represent the brand of your team.

WEIGH IN

The judges will inspect dimensions and weight to ensure that they comply with the Rules and Regulations. There will be both critical and non critical regulations that will dictate what awards you will be eligible for. So make sure you know the rules!

MANUFACTURING JUDGING

Judges question teams on how their drones have been designed and manufactured. Here you can elaborate on your ideas to the judges and explain why you chose your final design.

VERBAL PRESENTATION

Prepare a presentation to perform to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge. This includes, your initial brainstorms, ideas, branding, sponsorship and final design. This will be completed within a set time limit.

PORTFOLIO JUDGING

This portfolio should have information on all aspects of the competition and should also have your teams branding throughout. This portfolio should be 20 A3 Pages.

PILOT THE COURSE!

Race your drone of up to 185Km/h while avoiding obstacles and other opponents!

DRONE RACING REGULATIONS

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PRICE PLANS

Our price plans are designed to cater for all groups entering the competition. Although we do offer a machining service with the INTERMEDIATE PACK and the PRO PACK, we would greatly encourage that applicants use either, in school machining equipment or personal equipment. Teams using their own equipment would provide teams with an in-depth knowledge of how the projects were manufactured. This is a requirement for all SYNDIC8 competitions & events. Sponsorship from machining companies could also include use of their equipment if applicable; but teams must understand the machining process.

We are a non-profit organisation and all the funds we receive go into ensuring these events are held to the highest of standards. Any additional funds are poured back into the SYNDIC8 programme to further provide this service to more dedicated applicants around the world.

Basic

€160

1 x Team Registration

1 x Controller TX

1 x Controller RX

1 x Flight Controller

1 x VTX

1 x Certified LIPO


Intermediate

€320

1 x Team Registration

1 x Basic Pack

1 x FPV Goggles





Teacher

€600

2 x Team Registration

2 x Basic Pack

2 x Intermediate Pack