Sky Challenge is a national level Drone competition held at AVCE on the 1st and 2nd February 2018. This national level event is conducted to bring out the modeling and analytical skills of students in designing and developing a Quadcopter, Hexacopter model or simply drones.
The event was inaugurated by Fr. Anbu Selvan and Mr. Samson, Inspector of Naxal division, Kanyakumari district. More than 80 participants from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka have participated in the national level event.
On the first day, technical inspection of the drones were completed and teams were shortlisted. On the second day track events such as Hurdle clearing test, Skip the beam test, Pole Hurdle test and Weight lift test were conducted. The participants presented and aired their self made drones with full enthusiasm. On both days, the events were judged by the technical committee under Shield Copters, Chennai.
Agni college of Technology, Chennai bagged the First prize and a cash Award of Rs 12,000/-, Mount Zion college of Engineering, Kerala bagged the Second Prize and a Cash award of Rs 9000/-, and ACS college of Engineering, Banglore bagged the third prize and a cash award of Rs 7000/-. Four Teams from Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering have participated in the National level drone competition and a team received appreciation award for best innovative drone . Further awards under best flying drone was provided to Sri krishna college of Engineering, Coimbatore and Best pilot award was presented to the drone pilot from Panimalar Engineering college, Chennai. The students have participated with full enthusiasm, Audience from various schools and general public were gathered in numbers to view the event. The event highlights could be viewed here :
Drones are expected to be indispensable in next generation servicing, Delivery, monitoring and various other applications. We believe this event will provide the required exposure to the students and also motivate them to be value added employable engineers.