Distance Challenge

The Payload Challenge 1 (distance) has been developed as an introduction to the concepts of aircraft design and build and also a meaningful lead in to the two well established BMFA payload competitions.
The competition is specifically aimed at teams from schools, youth groups, cadets and scouts where all team members are aged 17 or below on the date of the flying competition.
The academic requirements are less rigorous than the more advanced challenges 2 and 3 (Quantity and Weight), teams are required to produce a brief written summary of their design process and finished aircraft including simple 3 view drawings, teams are also required to conduct a 5 minute presentation to a team of expert judges prior to the flight element of the competition.
For the flying element of the competition, teamwork, planning and a well-structured approach combined with a well designed and practical airframe will be key elements to success in this competition.

Download Challenge 1 (Distance) Rules here