On July 30th the task was fixed by the advisory council. A concise definition will be published in October 2015. What follows is an overall description of the task that resembles real-world
requirements in civil aircraft design and which will be transferred to model aircraft design.
Develop an airworthy and efficient model plane of any configuration that fulfills some essential real-world civil aircraft requirements and demonstrate its airworthiness and efficiency by a
The aircraft has to carry a payload of specified size and weight representing passengers and cargo
In addition, a trim weight of specified mass will be positioned at the front or rear end of the payload
to represent a centre of gravity movement in real-world passenger aircraft
The aircraft must be capable to take-off, fly maneuvers and land with one critical engine made inoperative
The aircraft must be capable to land with a specified minimum velocity
The aircraft must fly a looping to proof its structural integrity
The following deliverables have to be submitted during the competition:
Preliminary design report (PDR)
Critical design report (CDR)
Flight demonstration with specific tasks to demonstrate the airworthiness and efficiency of your aircraft.
The test flight results are to be checked against your predictions in the design report