RADC, presented by the REC Foundation and in partnership with For the Win Robotics, offers an exciting educational drone sporting event that focuses on hands-on, student-centered learning.
RADC is an exciting challenge presented in the form of a game. 4 Drones made up of 2 Alliances fly around the field to score as many points as possible. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance.
RADC fosters student development through teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
RADC DownDraft2 is played on a 28’x28’ field. Two (2) Alliances - one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” - composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in 3-minute matches. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by scoring small and large balls in corner and floor goals and landing drones in the landing zone at the end of the match.
Teams also compete in the Programming Skills Challenge where one drone takes to the sky to score as many points as possible through programming.
During its pilot season, 350 teams participated in the RAD Competition. Learn more about the RAD Competition experience and what our community has to say.
“With RAD, we are able to teach our students how drones are built, how they work, how they can be programmed, and students are then able to figure out how they’re able to use them for positive change. On top of that, of course, is the competition aspect. We try to involve as many students as we can, and RAD has given us yet another great way for this to happen. The students enjoy working together as a team in order to succeed. We look forward to our future involvement in RAD, as well as what it will evolve to become in the coming years. Thank you!”
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The REC Foundation Aerial Drones (RAD) Program offers students a variety of opportunities to learn about aerial drone operations through in-person and virtual competition-based experiences. Thanks to our sponsors, teams can receive a bundle discount of $50 if they register for RADC and VRAD at the same time!
Note: Discounts cannot be applied after teams already paid the registration fee.