SAFMC 2022:

SAFMC 2022: A DSO50 Special

4 - 16 April 2022

April 4, 2022 12:00 am
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The Largest Flying Machine Competition In SingaporeThe Largest Flying Machine Competition In Singapore

JOIN THE LARGEST FLYING MACHINE COMPETITION IN SINGAPORE TODAY!

In celebration of DSO National Laboratories’ (DSO) 50th Anniversary in 2022, SAFMC is enhanced in both challenges and prizes [CAT D & E] to allow students to push the boundaries of innovation by designing and creating extraordinary flying machines. The event is organised by DSO and Science Centre Singapore, and supported by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). Open to all schools and participants, this annual competition promises a fun-filled learning journey with special talks, workshops and live demonstrations.
Transform<br>creative ideas into<br>real flying machines Transform<br>creative ideas into<br>real flying machines

Transform
creative ideas into
real flying machines

Gain greater knowledge <br> in the theories of flight <br>and aerodynamics Gain greater knowledge <br> in the theories of flight <br>and aerodynamics

Gain greater knowledge
in the theories of flight
and aerodynamics

Categories & ChallengesCategories & Challenges

Plan it. Build it. Fly it.
A Paper Planes
Break our current Best Time Aloft record of 8.22s!
Category A
2-3

Paper Planes

Design and fold paper planes to achieve the longest, farthest, or most unique flight.
Primary Schools
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B Unpowered Gliders
Challenge yourself to design and build a glider to fly over 40m!
Category B
2-5

Unpowered Gliders

Design and build small unpowered bungee-launched gliders to achieve the farthest and most precise flight.

*Category B will be open to a maximum number of 150 registered teams.
Secondary / Integrated Programme (IP) Schools
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C1 Radio Control Flight – Fixed Wing
Break our record of flying more than 15 Figure-of-8 loops within the shortest time possible!
Category C1
2-5

Radio Control Flight – Fixed Wing

Design and build a small remote-controlled fixed-wing air platform to navigate an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C1 Challenge are also eligible to register for either C2 or C3 challenge, but not both.
Secondary Schools / IP Schools / Junior Colleges / Institute of Technical Education
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C2 FPV Flight – Novice [Full!]
Did you know that our champion team took 127.7s to complete the laps in 2021?
Category C2
1-2

FPV Flight – Novice [Full!]

Bring, or design and build, a ducted (shielded propeller) first-person view (FPV) drone to compete in an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C2 Challenge are not eligible to participate in Category C3 Challenge.

*Capacity for Category C2 is full. Interested participants are encouraged to register for Category C3 instead.
All Schools
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C3 FPV Flight – Advance
Did you know that the best time for laps was 49.673s in 2021?
Category C3
1

FPV Flight – Advance

Bring, or design and build, a first-person view (FPV) drone to compete in an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C3 Challenge are not eligible to participate in Category C2 Challenge.
All Schools
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D1 Semi-Autonomous
Control your flying machine with your gestures!
Category D1
2-5

Semi-Autonomous

Design and build a system of UP TO THREE (3) small semi-autonomous air platforms, operated using intuitive controls via wearable devices, to perform a multitude of tasks
Polytechnics / Universities
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D2 Autonomous
Teamwork makes the dream work – Deliver a package with a team of drones!
Category D2
2-5

Autonomous

Design and build a system of at least TWO (2) autonomous small air platforms to collaboratively perform a transportation task in an indoor obstacle course.
Polytechnics / Universities
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E SWARM
A DSO50 Special! Compete with a swarm of drones for the first time ever in SAFMC’s history!
Category E
2-10

SWARM

Bring, or design and build, a swarm of TEN (10) to TWENTY-FIVE (25) drones to compete in an obstacle course.
Open
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Learning JourneyLearning Journey

Workshops

Flight Trials

Presentation

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