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“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.”
“To fulfill the dreams of all those minds dreaming day and night of creating their own wings to explore the sky. To furnish your passion of building your own objects and make them fly”
The Aeromodelling is a cultural and sport activity that allows to study the foundations of the aeronautical theory and practices of the flight, the knowledge of materials and structures. It is both a hobby and sport; the hobby aspect involves building and assembling model aircraft, and the sport part involves the flying. While Aero modeling has reached a certain degree of sophistication, one can build a model plane from any material which may include Paper, Balsa, Composites so on and so forth. So, use your innovative way to design your own glider.
“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.”
Design an Elastic Propelled miniature glider plane by using a Propeller that should have the maximum time of flight and projectile distance with great stability. It should be able to complete the tasks given in each round of the competition.
The event consists of 2 rounds.
ROUND 1:
  • The round 1 will be the semi-finals.
  • The teams should build a rubber powered glider with a propeller.
  • Use of any other launching mechanism other than twisting the rubber band, will not be allowed.
  • This round concentrates on the time of flight alone. Only three trials will be given for a team and the best out of it will be considered.
  • The model should fly within the stipulated boundary limit without much deviation.
  • Ready-made gliders will not be allowed
  • Points will be allotted based on time of flight only.
  • Updated LOG BOOK should be brought along with the robot at the instant of the competition which will add you credits. Improper logbook details will lead to disqualification.
  • Judges decision will be the final.
Venue: Regional / Zonal center near you. Students will be informed for their zonal centers.
ROUND 2:
  • The selected teams in the semi-finals will be allowed to enter the finals.
  • The gliders are tested for the maximum distance covered by the flight.
  • Only three trials will be given for a team.
  • It should be able to land on a target region kept at a distance.
  • Use of landing wheels is permitted.
  • Landing should be proper and if the model topples during landing, the trail will not be taken into account.
  • Besides, a free flight timing of the glider will be considered along with the score points.
  • Separate points will be allotted for the free flight of the glider plane.
  • Ready-made gliders will not be allowed to compete.
  • Updated LOG BOOK should be brought along with the robot at the instant of the competition which will add you credits. Improper logbook details will lead to disqualification.
  • Judges decision will be the final.
EXTRA POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ON THE BASIS OF:
Ability to explain the model and the principles of design
Stability
Materials used
Aesthetics of design
Innovation
Venue: The final round will be held in Chennai.
Schematic Arena: Download Arena

The landing area will be defined at the instance of competition only.
  • The team should have a maximum of 5 members only. Students should be from same schools with a valid ID cards and ID card should be brought in each rounds of the event.
  • When the event occurs in outdoor, complaints regarding unfair advantage/disadvantage of weather conditions are unacceptable. But the final round will be occurring in indoor only.
  • Materials like Balsa wood, foam, cardboard and paper can be used to build the glider.
  • A Completely Ready-made model is not allowed and the model should only be Rubber powered (Elastic Propulsion).
  • Usage of any type of electronic components will lead to elimination.
  • Wing span should not exceed 50 cm.
  • Components replacement is allowed for each rounds. But not during the event occurrence. But, only in the case of irreparable damage, after being assessed by a coordinator.
  • Decision of the judges will be final in all the circumstances.
  • Team should have a “Team name” (a unique name to be validated from the robotzindia.com site), “Logo” for your team name.
  • A team should have a leader or a spokesperson to interact with media, RAAIF and other audience.
  • The participants of RobotzIndia v3.0 competition can compete with the same “Team Name”.
  • The sample report and logbook sample pages are available in the DOWNLOAD section of the RobotzIndia website.
Contact
RAAIF- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Foundation
No. 37, MB Street,
Giri Complex, First floor,
Chennai-600002, India.
Phone: +9144-28551110
E-mail: robotzindia@gmail.com , info@robotzindia.com