The competition held on March 20 and 21 in Taiwan. There are various events in the competition. Please refer to the official site : http://www.iaa.ncku.edu.tw/~whlai/uav/2010/
One of the events is Beyond-Vision-Range Flight. The airplane should fly far away and take some pictures of ground targets. The locations of tragets in the competition are shown in the following figure. The farest waypoint is about 3 km from home location.
We used EasyStar as the vehicle and UAV devBoard as the contorller. The plane crashed twice due to EMI problem before the successful flight. Because of the strong wind, it deviated from the expected flight path and disappered in the sky for about half an hour. When we were going to give up and the referee had asked the next team to take off, it suddently showed up above the home location. The crowd cheered as the plane safely landed on the runway.
The correct English names of the colleges are listed in the following :
空軍航空技術學院: Air Force Institute of Technology, R.O.C. (Taiwan), http://www.afats.khc.edu.tw
永達技術學院: Yung Ta Institute of Technology & Commerce , http://www.ytit.edu.tw/
雲林科技大學: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, http://www.yuntech.edu.tw/
Congratulations to your entire team at the college on winning first prize. Thank you so much for posting the details. Super news.
Best wishes, Pete
From the site, I have you down as ... first prize as follows. Please confirm I have the right information.
i.e. The Air force Institute of Aviation Technology won first prize with the UAV DevBoard for the part of the competition which required the plane to fly beyond visual range and back again.
Best wishes, Pete
Horizon group results
視距外組第一名：空軍航空技術學院-空鯊 First prize horizon: the Air Force Institute of Aviation Technology - Air Shark
視距外組第二名：永達技術學院-永達俱樂部 Horizon second prize: Yongda Technical College - Yongda Club
視距外組第三名：雲林科技大學-雲翼 Horizon the third prize: Yunlin University of Science - Yun Yi
最佳報告獎：雲林科技大學-雲翼 Best Award: National Yunlin University of Science and Technology - Yun Yi
But the contents are typed in Chinese.
Here is the close view of the UAV devBoard setup. The bottum green board is used for a multiplexer circuit and routes for connections of receiver and servos.
I was looking for the "Easy Star" in the photos but did not see it.