need some opinions/advice re: FAR 1030 competition

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  1. Nov 13, 2019 #1

    Chad

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    I was thinking of entering the FAR1030 competition as an individual ( + maybe some friends at DARs (dars.org)). I know there's limited slots and I would hate to cause a college team planning to enter to miss out by taking up a slot.

    Have non-college teams entered competitions like this before or is there kind of an unwritten rule to leave it for the students?
     
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    This is a great question -- I've half considered, if I restart my Masters can I have enough of an excuse to play? Gives plausible cover for work and home....
     
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    Last year an individual wanted to join but then bailed when he saw the requirements. I think he thought it was just a closest to competition.

    https://secureservercdn.net/198.71....petition-2019-2020-June-6-edited-v5-final.pdf

    We still have 3 slots open if you wish to compete...I wish I could as I like competition/cooperation things.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM #4

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    Was discussing this with my wife and she ever so subtly reminded me that the comp. date is our 10 year wedding anniversary. Therefore, I think i'll pass but thank you for the reply.

    I do want to get involved in stuff like this, when i was in college i was part of a lab that competed in an Autonomous Vehicles competition. It was awesome and the people I met in that lab had a tremendous impact on my career and became lifelong friends.
     
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    That reminds me of doing the AIAA Design Build Fly competitions in college, I had the same positive experiences. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2019 at 12:34 PM #6

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    I'm open to a different competition on a another date...ideas?

    Rick
     

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