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Drone I Technology – Basic

updated 2/17/22

Click here to view the 2022 Drone Technology Team Guide for both Basic and Advanced.

Click here for the Needed Equipment and Important Information Guide

Click here for the Drone Study Guide for the written test.

Additional resources:

Drone Power Point Presentation

Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot and Private Pilot(pdf)

VFR Map

Railroad Drones (Uses, Legal Issues, Solutions, etc.)

Drones that you might consider are: (pictures in the team guide)

  • JJRC H31
  • SYMA X5SW
  • Quadtone Tumbler 2.0
  • Many larger drones have been reduced in price.

Basic Challenge Overview
A two-member team brings a prebuilt drone to the competition. During the competition, the team will remotely operate the drone which should be capable of launching and flying two fields as directed by judges. One field will demonstrate team’s control of the drone.

Basic Field 2 will ask the team to preload a payload, fly through a gate with a payload, land on a mark, unload the payload, and reload a second payload flying back through the gate for delivery at starting mark.