- This year's competition rules are announced! Check the rules page for the details.
- This year, payload is going to be carried by the aircraft as a slung load by simply attaching it to the end of a 1 meter-long rope.
- A new category of cooperative flight has been introduced in the competition. In this category, the aerial agents are supposed to carry the payload in a cooperative manner. Details will be announced soon.
4th Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capable aircraft design, build and fly competition will be held in 14-15 November, 2020. We are happy to announce that Boeing will sponsor this year's competition as well. The completion is open to the engineering students of the Turkish universities. We expect a couple of teams attending from foreign universities as well. In order to register to the competition, you are required to fill out an application form, and send it together with their proposal (conceptual design report) to Prof. Ozan Tekinalp (email@example.com) by October 1, 2020. Each team must have an academic advisor from their institutes. Teams are also required to submit a final design report two weeks prior to the competition date. Teams will be invited to the competition based on the quality of their proposals.
Some expenses of the invited team from Turkish universities to build their aircraft as well as their travel expenses will be reimbursed, provided that they submit their final design report and attend the competition with their aircraft.
Three members from the winning team will be supported to attend and present their work at a conference held in the United States.
# Proposal Submission: October 1, 2020
# Notification of Acceptance: October 4, 2020
# Design Report Submission: November 4, 2020
# Competition: November 14-15, 2020
A student was lost while hiking in the METU forest. Since he/she used the phone for accessing social media too much, the battery of his/her mobile phone was completely depleted. However, he/she managed to send a distress message to a friend on campus, before the mobile phone was dead. Your mission is to locate the student, and deliver some water, a couple of packs of dry food, a power bank for the mobile and a first aid kit. You must also report the coordinates of the student to the ground station so that the student can be rescued by the rescue team. To imitate these supplies, the VTOL aircraft should carry at least a bottle of water (0.2 kg) attached to the end of a 1 meter-long rope. Dropping a heavier water bottle to imitate the supplies listed above will also be awarded.