The battle

of the future

is now

 
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ROBOTICS COURSE . TEAM . MICRO SIZED DRONES.

BACKSTORY

The year is 833x (2099 in hex). A catastrophic flare triggered mutations in creatures close to the sun. With this newfound power the mutants banded together forming Imperium X with the sole intent to rule the galaxy. But one thing stands in their way; the Federation . The Federation has organized Drone Clan Warriors to defeat Imperium X and restore order to the galaxy.

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RULES

  • Four teams of two warriors each per race
  • Four rounds of racing
  • 8 minute race length with pit stops
  • Two courses. Junior Varsity and Varsity
  • Teams can flip over quads and put blades back
  • Winning team has the most laps in the shortest time for 1 race

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Adult specs

  • Blades : up to 2.5"
  • Motors: no limit
  • Battery: no limit 
  • vTX        : 25mW  dipole allowed
  • Weight :175g All Up Weight (AUW) with battery for dipole antennas or
    185g All Up Weight with battery for CP antenna                

STEM specs

  • Blades : up to 2.0"
  • Motors: no limit
  • Battery: no limit
  • vTX        : 25mW  dipole allowed
  • Weight : up to 125g with battery
 

Features

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  Dragon X

NARROWS

As the leader of Imperium X DRAGON X guards the Narrows, a the tight planetary section of the galaxy that leads to Imperium X's command center. If you can't go around him go through him!

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AIR STAIRS

IDOM sits at the top of the Air Stairs. His job is to keep you from reaching the sky summit by swirling the clouds. Round and round you go.

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EXODUS

The GATE KEEPER controls the Exodus from the Emperium's command central. The portal morphs in size so timing is everything.

 
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SKYWAY

The TOLL TAKER is the blacksheep of Imperium X. With no loyalty to anyone, he will let you pass though the Skyway portal maze but at a cost of all your energy. Sorry buddy, no spare change.

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TIME WARP

The Federation recently detected the Imperium X's secret 4th dimension Time Warp portal overseen by Willow. Adapt the flight path or get swatted like flies.

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HYPERSPACE

The Federation Warriors have a trick up their sleeve that Imperium X doesn't know about. Hyperspace catapults the drones through the time / space continuum. You need more power? You got it!

 
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FLIGHT OPS

Monitoring the battlefield is a busy job. Who's in the lead? How fast? Any frequency malfunctions? Watch from the pilots view as our Flight Ops broadcast takes you inside the world of Drone Clans Wars.

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PILOT BAYS

The Federation treats Warriors like rock stars. The well defined Bays make it easy to spectate. The Flight Ops broadcast marries the virtual and real world together.

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PADDOCK

The Drone Clan Wars take a heavy toll on the Federations aircraft. Watch the Warriors work fevorishly as they do repairs for the next battle.

Drone Clan Wars Xcitment

2017 MADISON MAKERS FAIRE @ Madison WI

Let's Light it Up!

Drone Clan Wars visiting the galaxy of Madison for their Makers Faire. Thousands of onlookers witnessed the spectacle of our robotic battlefield.  The 40' x 40' cage meant we had to vertical. But hey, that is what drones are for. All the Emperium X's evil bosses were in full rage mode. 

Plenty of crowd interaction with drone demos and the NERD version of $10,000 pyramid. 

Results

Team

1st )  Mark Jambor & Randy Mack
2nd) Mark Spoerder & Garret Frakes

Fast Lap

1st )  Mark Jambor
2nd) Gregg Novosad
3rd ) Garret Frakes

 

 

2017 SCHOLASTIC CHAMPS @ Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago IL USA

Witness History 

GoDroneX ran the worlds first scholastic drone competition perhaps in the world.
28 student Warriors took on the evil Emperium X as teams battled the evil bosses.

Adult competition was held the following day with the first area adult team competition ever. 

Results

Varsity

1st ) New Trier, Winnetka IL
2nd) Marine Leadership, Chicago IL

Junior Varsity

1st ) Marine Leadership, Chicago IL
2nd) Quest Academy, Palatine IL
3rd ) New Trier, Winnetka IL
4th ) Aptakisic, Buffalo Grove IL

Student Fast Lap

Nicholas Hansen, New Trier