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To all those design and racing freaks, the time has come for the gala event to show your talents in aero-modelling and drone racing.

This is the ultimate combat of competence. It is a battle that tests the limits of aerodynamics. All it takes is to fabricate a quadcopter whose speed, maneuverability and design will be tested, along with its handling on various tracks.

Prizes worth INR 60000


Date: 2nd March 2018

Time: 10AM to 5PM

Venue: GJCC Bay 0


Date: 3rd March 2018

Time: 10AM to 5PM

Venue: GJCC Bay 0




Participants have to mail an abstract of their quad design in a specified format before 25th Feb, 2018 . The format of abstract can be downloaded from here.

Deadline Extended till 25th February 2018.

To submit your abstract:
1. Click 'Upload Abstract' which will lead you to a new page.
2. Exercise the provision to upload files on the new page.
3. With that, your submission of abstract is complete.

Upload Abstract


Round 0:

  • Basic maneuverability of the quad will be checked such as the control on the quad and the lift of the quad (Includes take off, landing and taking turn etc..,).

  • This round is to ensure that they can safely control their quad and to prevent any mis- happenings in the further rounds. This is an eliminative round and those who are able to perform simple manoeuvers(control on quad) will move on to next round.

  • This round will take place during Pragyan 2018.

Round 1:

  • In this round, the quad is made to move in a circular track and should push a sponge ball with the thrust created by the quad rotors for a specified time. The number of laps made by the Quad by pushing the ball will be considered for the qualification of the team to the final round.

  • This would also be an eliminative round and only top eight participants will be selected to the next round.

  • It will happen during Pragyan 2018; right after the Round 0.

Round 2: (Design, Quality and Maneuverability)

  • In this round the design standard of the quadcopter will be evaluated.

  • Participant have to maneuver the Quad through the obstacles with the given standard payload (Obstacle Clearance with Payload).

  • They have to traverse the path and return to the starting point without touching any obstacles and the time taken for doing so  will be noted.

  • Each quad will be given two chances to complete the round and the best of the two will be taken into consideration.

  • It will happen during Pragyan 2018.

Note:- Stay tuned to the website for the schedule.


Round 1:

  • The time taken by the participants to complete the task will be taken into account and scores will be given accordingly.

  • Negative points shall be awarded if the quad touches the ground.

  • The drone needs to push a light sponge ball from the starting point and should make laps till the specified time gets completed.

Round 2:

  • Points will be given on the basis of the time taken to complete the task. Lesser the time taken, more the points awarded.

  • In case of a tie, the RC skills of the team shall be taken into account.

  • Even the scores from the previous round may be taken into account to determine the winner in case of ties.

  • Negative points will be offered if at any point of time the payload is dropped anywhere other than the finish line.

  • Further negative points will be awarded if the quad touches the ground except for some pre-determined spots for that purpose alone.

  • Hitting any obstacle in the track will incur a penalty.

  • If the drone moves outside the track, points will be deducted as penalty.


To fabricate a Quad-Copter that will be tested for its speed, maneuverability and handling on various tracks. The participant is required to build a RC quadcopter.


Q1. Is it a maximum of 5 people or strictly a team of 5?

Ans: It’s a maximum of 5, but no extra credits for teams with fewer participants.

Q2. Are UG-PG collaboration teams and cross college teams allowed?

Ans: Yes. However participants must be students enrolled in a university/college.

Q3. Is there any registration fee ?

Ans: No, except for registration in Pragyan, no special fee is required.


  • Maximum of 5 members per team.

  • The Quadcopter must fit in a box of dimensions 500*500*300 mm.

  • Members of the team can be from different colleges.

  • Mass of quadcopter should not exceed 2.5 kg.

  • Use of ready-made actuators/motors, remote control units, electronic speed controllers and propellers are allowed.

  • Teams should bring their own remote controls, and they must operate at 2.4 GHz. Radios with any other frequency are prohibited for use during the event.

  • Ready to use kits and readymade building kits are strictly prohibited.

  • All the resources provided at the time of competition from the organizers should be strictly used only after the consent of the organizers.

  • Judges' and event coordinators' decisions are final and binding on all participants


Adithya Nataraj:+91 9486832460

Jai : +91 9790483293

Saurabh : +91 9472229738

Anil: +91 9566642645

Or email us at quad@pragyan.org

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