1. Who can participate?
Students from any college or university can participate in this competition.
If you have never made a hovercraft before, and seek guidance, please check the downloadables under the resources tab. You may also contact us at:
2. How many members are allowed on a team?
A team can have 2 to 6 members. Members need not be from the same college.
3. I have graduated from college and am not currently a student. Can I participate in the competition?
No. You can participate only if you are currently a student,
4. Is pre-registration necessary?
Yes, all participants must register on the website. You will require your Pragyan ID's to register for the event.
5. Can I participate without submitting the photos?
No, all participants registering online will have to submit the photos by Sunday 22nd Feb 11:59 PM.
6. Will any charging facility be given at the venue?
Charging points will be provided via spike-busters aka surge protectors. LiPo chargers MUST be brought by the participants for the event.
7. Do I need the photo of a working prototype to participate in Round 1 of the event?
Need not necessarily be a working model, but it should show the development in building of the structure. Also, the basic structure of the hovercraft will be noted.
8. Should the model for the first and second round be the same?
9. Will Participation certificates be provided?
Certificates will be given to all participants who finish traversing round 1 within the stipulated time.
10. Are spot-registrations allowed?
Yes. But please note that it will be on a first-come first-serve basis. There is no guarantee that slots will be available. Please select this option at your own risk.
11. Can we use DIY (Design-it-yourself) kits?
No you can’t. Only Propellers, Brushless DC motors, servos, Electronic Speed Controllers, Lithium-Polymer batteries, 2.4 GHz transmitters and receivers will be allowed as off-the-shelf electronics for the event.
12. Any restrictions on weight of the craft?
No restrictions on the weight. However, dimensions mentioned in the rules must be strictly adhered to.
13. How many people can control the hovercraft?
In a given attempt, only one person can pilot the craft.