I attended the first annual UAV airshow and was happy I did. I learned OSU aerospace design team has been winning the AIAA contest for so many years, they dropped out this year to start their own contest. They divided the students into two groups, the Black and the Orange. The goal was to fly as fast as possible from point to point and around pylons.
This event was truly impressive. These small plains reached over 180mph. They where hand made of carbon fiber with off the shelf electronic components. I spoke to several of the students and they where more than happy to describe each step of the process. Besides the contest there where also flybys for vintage planes and some great models as well.
With over 700 attendees this first year I'm guessing next year there will be even more contestants and spectators in years to come.