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The Aerial Drone Competition has two field layouts: one for the teamwork mission and one for the autonomous flight and piloting skills missions. As an Event Partner you will need to set up both types of fields for teams to compete.

Teamwork Mission Competition Field

The teamwork mission field is approximately 20' x 20', and uses the following components:

  • Competition Elements
    • One Red Arch Gate
    • One Blue Arch Gate
    • One Blackout Screen
    • One Green Keyhole Gate
    • One Yellow Keyhole Gate
    • One Blue Landing Pad
    • One Red Landing Pad
    • One 12” Blue Landing Box
    • One 12" Red Landing Box
  • Game Elements
    • 30 Red Balls
    • 30 Blue Balls
    • 4 White Balls
    • 4 Green Pillars
    • 2 Foam Rollers
  • PVC - customers need to purchase PVC on their own at the local hardware store.  

Piloting and Autonomous Flight Skills Competition Field

You will need the following 

  • Competition Field Elements
    • 1 Red Arch Gate
    • 1 Blue Arch Gate
    • One Green Keyhole Gate
    • One Yellow Keyhole Gate
    • One Blue Landing Pad
    • One Red Landing Pad
    • One 18” Blue Landing Box
    • One 18" Red Landing Box
  • Game Elements
    • 2 Programming Mats
    • 3 Color Mats
    • 16 Bean Bags

Quantity of Competition Fields Needed

Having enough competition fields are your event will ensure teams have the opportunity to complete all missions in a timely manner.  The following is a list of suggested number of fields at your event based on the number of teams attending.

Number of Teams Number of Teamwork Fields Number of Skills Fields
18 1 2
24 1-2 2
36 2 2-3

Ordering Field Elements and Game Elements

  • Field Element Kit: Each kit includes the field elements you need to set up ONE field (either a teamwork or skills field).
    • This kit includes the 2 arch gates, 1 blackout screen, 2 keyhole gates, 2 landing pads, and 4 cubes used on a competition field at Aerial Drone Competitions. This equipment is reused every season.
  • Game Element Kit: Each kit includes the game elements for 1 teamwork field and 1 skills field. 
    • This kit includes the game elements for the 2023-2024 season that will be used on the Aerial Drone Competition Fields. These game elements will change each competition season.
  • PVC Perimeter
    • Purchase this from your local hardware store to create a field perimeter.

Field Element Kits and Game Element Kits are available for purchase at DroneCompetitionGates.com or on RobotEvents.com.