RC RALLY

NATIONAL FINALS 2018

Please send S1 submissions to s1upload@syndic8.org

RC RALLY

RC Rally entices teams to build and design a miniature remote-controlled rally car. With track speeds of up to 130Km/h, your team is challenged to race against other teams to . Its down to precision in design, electrical systems, manufacturing and avoiding a collision on the course! Get the chance to design your RC Rally car as a real rally car would be built. Design steering systems, suspension systems, wheels, tyres, body kits and anything else you might require to ensure a fast and well handling car. Will your car be the fastest and best built RC Rally car?

Students in this competition will learn about 3D design, mechanical components and systems, some basic maths and physics related to those systems, electronics such as motors and circuits and manufacturing techniques like milling and 3D printing. There will also be a business end to the completion where students gain experience in management, finance and marketing techniques such as social media and effective networking.

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 STRATEGY

Prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship. Sponsorship can be used for parts of your car 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 AND DESIGN

Brainstorm and research ideas of aerodynamics, electrical systems and wheels. Use Autodesk to design your ideal car!

EVALUATE

Your RC Rally car could be the fastest around, but is it durable enough to withstand a crash with other cars? Does this car go as fast as you want? Would it last a long race or would it burnout from the beginning?

BUILD

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

TESTING

Now its time to see what your car can really do! Its up to your team to test the car before the event date to ensure that this is the design of the car you want to submit. Test what you feel is necessary; speed, crash testing, electrical safety.

PIT STOP

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

CAR ASSESSMENT

RC Rally cars will be scrutinized on every dimension 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 are eligible for. So make sure you know the rules!

ENGINEERING JUDGING

Judges question teams on how their cars 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.

ZOOM TO THE FINISH LINE!

The RC Rally car is tested along with 8 other opponents. Get ready for an intense ride as you race your RC Rally car around tight bends and bumps, avoiding crashes and collisions whilst getting to the finish line first!

RC RALLY REGULATIONS

Still not sure if this is the best category for you?

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

€120

1 x Team Registration

1 x Controller TX

1 x Controller RX

1 x Certified LIPO


Intermediate

€140

1 x Team Registration

1 x Basic Pack

1 x Certified LIPO



Teacher

€260

2 x Team Registration

2 x Basic

2 x Intermediate