1) The competition has been successfully completed, and we are thrilled to announce the winning teams that have reached new heights in aerospace innovation!
- 1st place: Team Gokturk, Necmettin Erbakan University
- 2nd place: Team Vegadron, Gaziantep University
- 3rd place: Team Nimbus, Adana Alparslan Turkes Science and Technology University
- Best Flight Performance Award: Team Vegadron, Gaziantep University
A special shout-out to all 17 participating teams! Thank you for your hard work and commitment to advancing the field of aerospace.
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7th Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capable aircraft design, build and fly competition will be held in November, 2023. We are happy to announce that Boeing will sponsor this year's competition as well. The competition is open to the engineering students from universities. In order to register to the competition, you are required to fill out an application form, and send it together with your proposal ( conceptual design report) to Prof. Ozan Tekinalp ( email@example.com) by August 14, 2023. Also, each team must provide an electronic copy of their application through online application form. Teams will be invited to the competition based on the quality of their proposals. Each team must have an academic advisor from their institutes. Teams are also required to submit a final design report and a proof-of-flight video. If the team fails to send a final design report or a successful flight video, the team will be dismissed from the competition.
Some expenses of the invited teams from Turkish universities to build their aircraft, up to 40.000,-TRY, will be reimbursed. In addition, their travel expenses will also be reimbursed provided that they submit their final design report, a successful flight video, 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 United States. Also the winning team will be awarded with the total amount of 40.000,-TRY.
Please note that we can host international teams at METU during the competition. However, we can neither reimburse the expenses of the international teams nor award them cash prize or support for attending conferences.
# Proposal Submission: August 14, 2023
# Notification of Conditional Acceptance: August 21, 2023
# Design Report & Proof-of-flight Video Submission:
October 11 October 15, 2023
# Notification of Acceptance:
October 18 October 23, 2023
November 18-19, December 2-3, 2023
A central hospital in an undeveloped country decided to purchase and employ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to successfully deliver life-sustaining medical supplies to a remote, denied environment where vehicle or foot traffic is impossible or impractical. Your mission is to design an aircraft that is able to perform several tasks such as long-range delivery of vaccine containers to the local health care centers, and medical drugs to the individuals suffering from emergency health issues. However, location of those who are in an emergency situation are not available. Thus, you also need to locate the patient and report his/her coordinates to the ground station so that the patient can be rescued by the rescue team. Medical drugs will save time and life until the rescue team arrives to the location of the patient. To imitate these two medical supply delivery missions, the VTOL aircraft should demonstrate these missions with different payload weights that are attached to the end of a 1-meter long rope. You should always remember that faster delivery of more medical supplies is always appreciated by the user.