The Payload Challenge 2 (kit class) has been developed as a structured introduction to the more advanced concepts of aircraft design and build and also a meaningful lead in to Challenges 3, 4 and 5 where teams are required to design from “scratch”
The academic requirements are far less rigorous and the category makes use of a commercially available pre-cut airframe, the SLEC Sky 40 training aircraft.
Teams are required to construct the aircraft using the comprehensive instructions and plans provided within the kit and to utilise a standard electric propulsion unit.
In addition, teams are required to develop a payload module(s) to be attached to the aircraft to accommodate and transport a payload of tennis balls.
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, teams are required to demonstrate their aircraft in flight in its empty state as well as with payload in place.
Please note that it is strongly recommended that the help of an experienced aero modeller is enlisted from the very start.
Local contacts are available from the BMFA office.
We look forward to receiving your team’s entry for the 2018 Payload Challenge 2.