last updated: Apr 6, 2021 @ 10:55 am


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PREREGISTERED TEAM FILES  (note to team coaches – if you are having any trouble accessing these files, please contact us.  Files are linked to the last known registered coach’s name.  Updates are requested.)

  • Challenge Manual Part I 
  • Building Your First Competition Drone (to be updated Late Spring 2021)
    • Parts to Assemble a Basic Competition Drone
    • FPV Flight Equipment
    • Video Antennas
    • Additional Drone Tools & Supplies
  • Optional – 2nd Drone Purchase Info
  • Access to CNY Drones mentors for general questions – via email request (

Team Resource Files (password protected – for registered teams only – provided to registered coach – access to Google Drive Folder)

  • Challenge Manual Parts I & II 
  • Field Elements Guide
  • Score Sheet
  • Mission Planning Format
  • Challenge Manual Safety Inspection Sheet
  • Competition Day Guide  (starting in February)

  • Always take note of the current Challenge Manual version that will be uploaded and announced to teams via numbered email updates  
  • Specs provided will be used for Inspection 
  • We will change specs when notified of errors, omissions or issues reported to us that could affect the safety of teams and/or the ability of teams to participate


Changes in parts availability happen often and without notice.   We suggest ordering multiples of parts that are prone to damage including batteries, motors, skids, props, prop guards.  We are happy to help you out if you have questions or ordering issues.

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