April 28-30,  2017
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Speedfest VII featured two racing classes: Alpha (Advanced) Class which is open to collegiate teams, and India (Invitational) class, which is open to high schools and academic teams with similar levels of experience.  A new racing category was added to India class this year, called STOCK class.  Teams could compete for trophies in the Modified or STOCK category.   A total of 14 teams competed in Speedfest VII which was a great showing considering the weather.  Weather on Friday was excellent, and most teams were able to successfully tech-in and register, and enjoy a meal provided by the student chapter of AIAA.   However, for the first time, the Speedfest rain date had to be used for the flying competition due to very heavy rains and flooding all day Saturday.   13 teams were able to fly Sunday, and 5 rounds were completed successfully.

Final Standings for Alpha Class:
  1. Oklahoma State University Black "Venom" 
  2. Oklahoma State University Orange "StingRAE"  
  3. St. Louis University                              

Final Standings for India Class:

Cup Rank STOCK Rank Overall Score Rank Team Best
Overall Score
1 1 OCS, Saints 19 82
2 1 3 Meeker, Pteradogeagles 18 61
3 2 2 Boeing Teachers, Teal Water 16 74
4 4 Tishomingo, 580-Squadron 16 60
5 3 7 Boeing Teachers, Plane Professors 16 41
6 4 5 Meridian Tech Center, Pegasus 15 56
7 5 6 NASA OSGC MTPE, Lady Liberty 15 54
8 6 8 Boeing Teachers, Chaos 15 41
9 7 9 Mustang, Flying Broncos 14 41
10 8 10 Francis Tuttle TC, Purple Falcons 13 37
11 9 11 Canadian Valley TC, CVTC 12 12

*NOTE:  Tie breaker in cup rank is overall score.  Tie breaker in overall score is video score

 India teams could also compete for additional awards.  Judges consisted of aerospace engineering students from the OSU student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Pictures and videos of the teams and planes can be found in the "Pictures" and "Video" sections below.  The following are the results:

Best Airplane Build:  
Oklahoma Christian School.  Quality of construction was judged by technical inspection judges.  The OCS plane had low-drag ailerons, and a unique Y-tail.

Best Airplane Graphics:  
Tishomingo, 580-Squadron.  The airplane was beautifully constructed and appeared to be a metal warbird.

Best Helmet:       NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium MTPE.  The MTPE flight team wore helmets with blue Mohawk hair.

Team Spirit:  Meridian Tech Center Pegasus.  The judges felt that the team best demonstrated team spirit and sportsmanship with thier positive attitude, overcoming obstacles including a midair during the race.


Click here for pictures of the event
(Courtesy Ernie Robinson)

Speedfest VII featured a required competition category for 2 minute promotional videos.  People from around the world voted for their favorite.  Awards were based on the highest number of votes. Go to our Facebook page to watch the short videos:

OSU Orange "StingRAE"
 (Winner, best video Alpha Class)

NASA OSGC MTPE "Lady Liberty"  (Winner, best video India Class)

Thank You
Speedfest VII was a great success thanks to all of the hard work of the students, pilots, organizations, and dozens of volunteers.  In addition to the sponsors recognized in the logo block, the Speedfest organizers would like to thank the following organizations for thier assistance:

Stillwater RC Flyers
Student chapter of AIAA
OSU Student Government Association