April 27-29,  2018

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ALPHA Class


Alpha Class for 2018 will be an aircraft design competition and exposition.  Teams are invited to
demonstrate their ability to quickly design, develop, and test a fast attack / sensor deployment UAV.  Each team will perform flight demonstrations of their prototypes, as well as host an exposition of their design to industry judges as well as spectators.




Contents:
Objectives Flight Procedures and Scoring
Event Safety Requirements
Contest Day Information
Eligibility
Entry Form Format
Deadlines
Speedfest Site
FAQ's


Objectives

Teams are invited to respond to the following Statement of Work (SOW):  FAST ATTACK / SENSOR DEPLOYMENT UAV

Latest Document Revision
4 September, 2017

Click here to download payload .STL files



Event Safety Requirements

Safety must be the number one priority of all contest participants. The Speedfest organizers have gone to great lengths to keep the event safe for participants and spectators.  Please carefully note the following:
Pilots



Contest-Day Information Registration
During the designated time on the day of the event, flight crews must register.  Speedfest officials will then provide each with a flight line pass. Registration consists of the following:
Flight Sequence
Speedfest Marketing Video Award

Speedfest Teams that create promotional videos have the opportunity to be recognized at the event, and to receive awards.  Videos can promote: their team, airplane, university, country, Speedfest, or any combination of these in an entertaining and informative way.

Guidelines:
Teams will send the YouTube link to their videos to SpeedfestAero email address no later than 7pm Monday,April ???, and the winner will be chosen by an appropriate method of electronic voting.   There are no restrictions on who may vote.  Votes will be accumulated from April ??, until Speedfest contest day.




Eligibility



Entry Form Format

For each team entered, send a separate email with the following information in the following format:

-  Academic institution name
-  Team Name
-  Team Contact email
-  Team Advisor email
-  Team Pilot email (if Speedfest pilot not being used)

In the Subject line of your email write:  “Alpha Class Speedfest Entry Request, (Team Name), (date)”

Subject line example:  Alpha Class Speedfest Entry Request, ZSU Zebras, 21Sept2012



Send entries to:  

                           


Deadlines



Contest Site

Speedfest is held at the Unmanned Aircraft Flight Station (UAFS) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  
GPS Location: lat=36.1632229 lon=-96.836514
Stillwater Oklahoma is approximately 75 miles from two major airports: Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, OK,  and Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.  

Airfield Directions:  From all directions, the best way to get to the UAFS is to drive to the intersection of Hwy 51 (E 6th st.) and N. Clay Road (bulls-eye in map below). Then take Clay road north approximately 3.2 miles.  The UAFS is just north of the intersection of N. Clay Rd. and E. Airport Rd.  






FAQ's