First Annual Quadcopter Destruction Competition

Sounds like fun! (these are toy quadcopters and the main task is to cut the paper streamers of your competitors)
On December 21st, at 6pm, LVL1 is hosting its first ever Quadcopter Destruction Competition!  Test your aerial skills in the ring of battle in this single-elimination tournament of destruction! For $40, you get a quadcopter, and entry into this one-of-a-kind competition.
Here’s how it works: On December 14th, you’ll receive your Quadcopter (A Syma X1Model).  You have 7 days to train up and modify your drone however you see fit. On the day of the competition, all competitors will be placed in a single elimination tournament. Before each round, a 3 foot crepe-paper streamer will be attached to your drone.  The match begins by a signal from the event organizer, and ends when one competitor’s quadcopter can no longer take flight, OR one competitor’s quadcopter runs out of battery power. If one quadcopter is rendered unable to take to the skies, the remaining quadcopter is the winner.  if both survive, the winner is the quadcopter with the longest streamer remaining.
Contest Rules:
1. The event organizers may disqualify any quadcopter at any time for any reason.
2. Any modifications applied to the quadcopter must pass the following test: “You must be willing to remain in the same room as the quadcopter if the controls are given to a psychopathic 12 year old.”
Q/A:

Q: May I use a controller other than the one that comes with the quadcopter?
A: Yes

Q: May I use a quadcopter other than the one provided?
A: No

Q: May weapons be ground based?
A: All weapons must be physically tether to the quadcopter.

Q: Will extra batteries be provided?
A: Extra batteries will be provided to those moving past the first round. You may keep the extra batteries provided to you.

Q: Do I get to keep the quadcopter?
A: Yes, or what remains of it.

Q: Can I change out motors/batteries/etc?
A: Yes, provided the entire assembly is under 100 grams (this is the total lifting capability of the original quad)

Q: Is this a competition of battery life?
A: No. Batteries dying only signal the end of the round, not who wins.

Q: If I crash, am I out?
A: No. If your quadcopter is still capable of flight, you may retrieve it and relaunch.

Q: If I toss a net over the opponent, do I win?
A: Only if they can’t untangle the net before your batteries run out.

Q: May I bring tools into the battlefield?
A: No.

Q: May I use a controller other than the one that comes with the quadcopter?

A: Yes
(Via Hackaday)

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Comment by F1P on December 14, 2013 at 6:51pm

For $40, you get a quadcopter, and entry into this one-of-a-kind competition.
Mass trade aproash ? =)

Comment by Adam Cohen on December 14, 2013 at 8:14pm

Where is this happening?

Comment by W. Joe Taylor on December 14, 2013 at 8:23pm
OK so it is only a Syma X1 4 Channel 2.4G RC Quad Copter - Spacecraft
but is it really a good idea to teach kids to destroy each others quad? I am glad only 16 pilots are allowed to do this.
Comment by Crashpilot1000 on December 14, 2013 at 8:58pm

Just put a releasebox full of iron filings under the copter they will immediately disable the competitors......

Oops, Syma X1 maybe that is not affected by the iron filings since the plan needs nice, open BL Motors ..

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