New Contest, Why?

Discussion in 'Multi Rotor Helicopter General Discussions' started by Bartman, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. Bartman

    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    Why? Contest

    Ask yourself why?


    www.MultiRotorForums.com is proud to announce the latest contest in which we seek an answer to the
    persistent question…….

    Why?

    Why a Multi-Rotor?

    You probably already know the answer but for someone else, with a particular need or challenging application,
    why should they choose to fly a multi-rotor helicopter? Why?

    To win this contest you are asked to put your creativity and varied skills to work and submit a video showing
    off the many uses and strengths of multi-rotor helicopters. The video should be dynamic, entertaining, and
    informative. It will serve as a flagship media piece to promote and explain multi-rotor helicopters to
    people wondering what they are and considering one for their application.


    The winning video will be featured on the homepage of MultiRotorForums.com and on the contest sponsors’ sites.
    In addition to the pride of having been chosen as the winning video, it will provide possibly years of exposure for the
    winning producer.

    Winning won’t be easy and this may be our most serious competition yet. Submit what you will but keep in mind
    that to win you will have to employ your entire bag of tricks and put all of your passion into the project.
    We expect this contest to bring the most professional results yet in the form of an answer to the persistent question,
    why a multi-rotor?

    The effort will be well rewarded with a prize package that can further the growth of a strong start-up or add another
    option for an established operator.



    WARNING:
    You might want to sit down or pull to the side of the road before reading any further.




    In return for the time and effort required to produce the winning video, the winner will receive the following;

    One (1) Droidworx XM6R (New!) Multi-Rotor Helicopter Frame (Release date August, 2012)

    Six (6) AXI 2814/22 Brushless Motors

    One (1) HoverflyPRO Flight Control System with HoverflyGPS

    One (1) Photo Higher AV Series Camera Gimbal (Winner’s Choice)

    One (1) HoverflyGIMBAL or Photo Higher Skyline camera gimbal controller (Winner’s Choice)



    Contest Rules;


    • The “Why a Multi-Rotor?” contest is open for video submissions through midnight (USA, Eastern time zone, UTC+4),
    September 14, 2012.

    • All submissions shall be posted to Youtube.com with the privacy setting initially set to “Unlisted”. Contest videos shall
    only be considered entered when the links have been received prior to the closing date/time.

    contest closes to new entries on the 24[SUP]th[/SUP].

    • Contest entries shall be between 2:30 and 5.00 in length.

    • The contest sponsors shall each assign a judge and the winner will be selected by the sponsors’ judges and a representative
    from MultiRotorForums.com.

    • Revisions to the contest rules will not void prior entries.

    • The judges’ word on all issues relating to the contest is final.

    • Entrants must be registered members of MultiRotorForums.com and in good standing.

    • Copyrights for the winning video will be shared amongst MultiRotorForums.com, the contest sponsors, and the contest winner.

    • MultiRotorForums.com reserves the right to extend or cancel the contest if fewer than six (6) entries are received by the
    August 24 deadline.


    Please ask any and all questions before completing your video. PLEASE EXPECT THE CONTEST GUIDELINES TO EVOLVE IN THE
    COMING WEEKS AS WE SEEK TO CLARIFY THE DETAILS.


    YOU CAN WIN.

    BUT TO DO SO, YOU HAVE TO TELL US “WHY?”.



    EDITS:

    7 July, 2012
    1. Entrants that wish to brand their videos (with a production company name, for example) can do so by placing a watermark in the bottom
    right corner of the screen for the first 10 seconds of the video. The winning entry will be amended after the contest closes to properly
    acknowledge multirotorforums.com, the contest sponsors, and the video's producer but the video itself shouldn't be used as an
    advertisement for any one brand or product. To do so reduces the chance that the video will win.

    2. To add to Note 1, the video isn't meant to be an advertisement for the contests' sponsors so please don't attempt to sway the votes by
    prominently displaying the sponsors' names throughout the video. I'm grateful to the sponsors for their generosity but it's not the intent of the
    contest to explicitly market any one product or brand.


    8 July
    1. Entrants shall secure the proper permissions for the audio and video footage used in their video. Potential winners may be asked to confirm this
    before a winner is announced.

    30 July
    1. The deadline for submissions has been pushed to September 14, 2012. This is an extension of 3 weeks past the original date.


     
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  2. Bartman

    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    And now to properly thank the sponsors of our latest contest.........


    DROIDWORX

    Droidworx has helped many of us to be successful by providing well designed, high quality frames. Their development continues with the XM series of multi-rotor heli frames featuring collapsible arms that don't require electrical connections to be undone in preparation for packing and travel. Expected release date is August, 2012. Their website can be found at;

    www.droidworx.co.nz



    AXI Motors <insert logo="" here="">
    AXI motors is well regarded for the overall quality and consistency of their brushless motors. AXI motors have become the standard for professional grade multi-rotor builds. The complete line of motors and other products can be found at;

    http://www.modelmotors.cz/


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    HOVERFLY TECH
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    <insert logo="" here=""> Hoverfly Technologies designs and manufactures the SPORT flight controller as well as the PRO system with GPS. Hoverfly also makes a standalone gimbal controller, the HoverflyGIMBAL. As with the other sponsors, Hoverfly has distinguished themselves by producing a high quality product and by actively and steadily improving it according to input from their user community. Their PRO flight controller is equally at home smoothly guiding your aerial equipment as it is riding along through rolls and loops. See more at;

    www.hoverflytech.com



    PHOTO HIGHER, LTD.
    Photo Higher manufactures high quality camera mounts as well as their own standalone camera gimbal stabilization system, the Skyline. Their mounts cover the mid to large range of cameras with both of the main models available with 360 degree pan motion. Also coming soon is the Hero line of direct drive mounts. Learn more and see their complete product line at;

    http://www.photohigher.co.nz/



    Thank you very much to the sponsors for their generosity in providing products for our contest prize and for supporting MultiRotorForums.com!
     
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    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    in doing other site maintenance I mistakenly deleted the original contest thread. i managed to save the first two posts so I've restarted the thread with them and everything should be ok.

    bart
     
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    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    technically, she does qualify as a multi-rotor...maybe a dedicated forum? hmmmmmm........
     
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    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    i usually post the contest, let the dust settle and then do a mass mailing to the membership of the site. things usually take off from there.

    i think that the people planning to participate will have a lot to do and might not want to tip their hand, letting others know they're intent on winning.

    bart
     
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    Bartman smallUAVcoalition.org Staff Member Small UAV Coalition Pro

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    i usually post the contest, let the dust settle and then do a mass mailing to the membership of the site. things should take off from there.

    i think that the people planning to participate will have a lot to do and might not want to tip their hand, letting others know they're intent on winning.

    bart
     
  8. ChrisViperM

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    ....so lot's of undercover and Secret Service stuff going on....
     
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    Cool, count me in.

    cool
     
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  10. IrisAerial

    IrisAerial The Village Idiot

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    OK, call me the village idiot but I have this wacky idea for this contest. I was visualizing some ideas and came to this conclusion that most of us need to interview other heli pilots. Well, since the theme is "Why a Multi" then we obviously need to ask people who already fly multis. I can't see most of us having access to a big group of multi pilots other than those of us that are on here now. SO my idea is to make public domain video clips of ourselves talking about why we use multis and share the footage with each other. Come due date, it will be a little weird to see ourselves in multiple videos BUT, the end goal is to bring new users to the forum. I think WE on this forum are the best community out there to answer these questions so why not increase the sincerity of the final product by all entering ourselves? It's a weird twist on a competition by far but I thought I'd see what kind of feedback it got.

    If anyone is serious about this, i see starting a dropbox link we could upload a short clip of ourselves talking about multis.

    Yuri
     
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