Teams are required to submit a design report detailing why they chose a particular design and how they arrived at that conclusion. The report should provide insight into the team’s engineering methodology, calculations, and any other procedures used to establish a design for the prototype aircraft.
Any aircraft or replacement parts to be flown at competition must pass a technical inspection. Judges review the aircraft to ensure it adheres to competition regulations. No points are awarded in this event, however passing is mandatory to earn any points during flight rounds.
The Technical Presentation is an opportunity for teams to earn points by convincing the judges that their design is the best for the competition. Teams give a brief description of how they analyzed different designs to ensure their plane is optimized.