With your hovercrafts ready on the start line, it is time to test the best master slave pair. Can you command your machine to travel over the difficult terrain we have set for it in the minimum time possible? We challenge not only your craftsmanship with your handmade craft, but also your controlling skills as both of them are put to test in this electrifying competition.
Build a wireless remote controlled hovercraft (air cushion vehicle) which travels on various terrains like sand, mud, water, gravel and concrete and complete the specified track in the least possible time.
This is just an example of arena, it can be changed by event managers as per suitability.
The event will be held during Technozion 2017. The details are as enumerated below:
The event conduction will consist of two phases:
1. Event presentation
This will be held 2 to 3 weeks prior to the main event. During this presentation participants will be made aware of the general trends being followed in the model of hovercraft designing, suitable material being used, the appropriate power system that could be used and their availability in the local market. Some of the models and their functioning will also be showcased to the participants, so as the participants acquire proper design aspects involved in building of a model.
2. Main event
The event consist of the three levels as described below:-
This will be a knockout round; teams have to complete the specified track (Two laps) successfully. Teams that clear the knockout stage will move to the next round.
There will be two non-consecutively-laps in this round. The Least time without being disqualified, will be considered for final scoring.
The participants will be given time to make any small changes to their hovercraft if required.
In the final round the teams who are qualified in two rounds have to attend one more test where a hovercraft should reach the destination specified without deviating from the path (plain terrain) and also without any break in the least amount of time.
Teams have to make their way to the top-15 best lap time. The lap time will be calculated as follows:
Lap time= t + 2*n
Where t is actual time taken to complete the track.
n is no. of times the hovercraft is realigned on the track.
Round 2 and Round 3:
The first to cross the finish line wins. The decision of the event coordinators will be bounding in case of any conflicts.
In case of crossing the track boundaries or got stuck somewhere middle of the track, hovercraft has to be moved back to previous crossed check-point.
Q:About how much does all this cost?
A: It depends upon your model and commodities used.
Q:What kind and size of props did you use?
A: Use a small helicopter blade and for lift it was a three bladed 5X3 to get the right props look on the specs for the motors.
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