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Airgineers STEM Challenge
Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school aged students who will need to design, build and learn to fly their own radio controlled quadcopter, often referred to as a drone. On their quest to become Airgineers UK Champions, teams will compete in two different classes, Micro and 3S.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Whether it be in education or designing high-performance cars, towering skyscrapers, smartphones or films, the chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.
FPV Freerider is a low-cost FPV drone simulator that is perfect for getting plenty of flying practice in. You can use the FlySky FS-i6S transmitter as a USB controller so it’s just like flying your real drone.
Open source software for configuring multirotor aircraft. Betaflight is compatible with the Airgineers 3S and Micro Drone flight controllers as well as almost every other flight controller on the market.
Betaflight is an extension for Google Chrome so requires Chrome to be installed first.
CleanFlight is nearly identical to BetaFlight. As it’s name implies, BetaFlight was originally an experimental platform for new ideas not yet implemented in CleanFlight.
In many cases, the two pieces of software are cross compatible. However, some firmware versions of the BeeCore used on Airgineers Micro Drones only work with CleanFlight. The process of configuration is identical to BetaFlight, so our BetaFlight-based configuration videos can be followed for CleanFlight as well.
BLHeli Configurator is required for setting up the electronic speed controllers on the Tyrant 3S Class drone. Like Betaflight, it is an extension for Google Chrome.
The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying. Its aims are to promote, protect, organise and encourage model flying within the UK.
The Rotor Rush initiative links all the key elements of drone sports to promote a community in which all participants, regardless of their level, work together for the benefit of the whole sport.
From the young person who has learnt to fly drones at school through Rotor Rush Academy and now wants to join their local race organisation or chapter, to the professional pilot who wants to pass on their skills to others, to the pro-gamer competing in Rotor Rush Esports who wants to go on to race real drones at real events. By linking and supporting these key elements we create a stronger more unified sport for all to enjoy.
CLEAPSS has been working with schools for over 50 years to help facilitate the safe use of practical activities. If you require any advice on the safe use of any aspect of the Airgineers competition, contact CLEAPSS.
Kapture8 is an online portfolio and assessment tool that is used in education, CPD and training to record, assess and share evidence based learning. You can use Kapture8 to record, assess and share your learning journey whilst taking part in Airgineers.
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