Dare to differ

• Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra was given the title of Hero of the Planet by the TIME magazine in 1999.
• He was the founder of Sankat Mochan Foundation. He founded Sankat Mochan Foundation in 1982.
• He was also the former professor of Hydraulic engineering, apart from being the former Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the Institute of Technology.
• Mishra was also recognised on United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1992.
• Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra was among the various expert members of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).

"Hero of the planet"

Professor Mishra had devoted his life to cleaning the Ganga. Having started his career as a professor of hydraulics, he then became the mahant of the Sankat Mochan temple at Varanasi. Later, he established and guided the Sankat Mochan Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of the water in the Ganga by eliminating all point-source pollution. This work earned him several accolades, including Time magazine's 'Hero of the planet' declaration in 1999, though Prof. Mishra believed that time was running out for the Ganga. In a recent TEDx talk, Prof. Mishra emphasised that the Swach Ganga campaign was 'hopeful' about the success of the campaign.

"People die when they are forgotten"

Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra passed away on Wednesday, 13 March,2013 at the age of 74.
An airshow will be organized in the memorial of late Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra.Technex will commence with an air show wherein an array of radio controlled planes,helicopters and internal combustion engine plane will be showcased during the inaugural ceremony of the event.

"I am a part of Ganga and Ganga is a part of me. I want not a single drop of sewage going into the river."

The event consists of three tasks which should be completed in a single flight. Each team will have 10 minutes to complete all three tasks.

  1. Speed test: The aircraft will have to make 1 lap between two given checkpoints 100 metres apart. Points will be rewarded as:
    Points (P1) = 100 - time of lap in seconds
  2. Skill show off: In this round the participant will have to perform some maneuvers listed below. The number of points awarded against the total will be based on the smoothness and accuracy of the maneuvers.
  3. Spot Landing: Team will have to do spot landing i.e. land the plane in landing zone after completing the maneuvers.

The maneuvers need to be performed are as following:

  1. Roll: Rolls have to be flown normally on a straight line (exception is the avalanche). The roll rate has to be constant and the longitudinal axis of the plane has to go straight. This requires constantly changing rudder and elevator control inputs throughout the roll.
  2. Inside Loop: A vertical circle entered from straight and erect level flight. A positive pitching movement is used at all points in the loop to draw the circle, so that the aeroplane canopy is pointing inwards
  3. Inverted Loop : Vertical loop in which plane remains inverted at start and end of the loop.
  4. Immelmann Loop: 1/2 looping up followed by half a roll. There should be no pause between the end of the looping section and the start of the roll to erect flight.
  5. Stall turn: 1/4 loop (pull or push) to vertical, as momentum/airspeed decreases, rudder is applied and the aircraft rotates around its yaw axis, the nose falls through the horizon and points towards the ground, a momentary pause is made to draw the vertical down line, and 1/4 loop to level flight. This figure is sometimes called a stall turn which is a misnomer because the aircraft never actually stalls.
  6. Square loop: This is a variation of the basic loop. The two vertical lines and the horizontal line on top have to be of the same length. The exit line at the bottom has to be at least as long as the other three sides. The quarter loops that connect the four sides have to have the same radius at each corner.
  7. Inverted Low pass: Plane should pass under the rope between two poles which will be at the height of 7 feet from the ground.
  8. 4 Point Roll: The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading deviation.
  9. Cuban Eight: Two Half Cuban Eights can be combined to form a Cuban Eight or Lay-down Eight. The two looping parts have to be flown at the same altitude with the same radius. The exit has to be at the same altitude as the entrance to the figure.
  10. Hovering: At the height of maximum 15 feet keep the aircraft vertical for at least 10 sec at the same point (approx.).

After finishing the maneuvers participants have to land their aircraft in the mentioned arena. The landing zone will be marked on the airstrip. The better the touch down, greater the marks obtained. Maximum points for landing is 50.

Game Rules:
  1. The Maximum time given to each team (i.e. for engine warm-up, take off, maneuvering and landing) is 10 minutes.
  2. Points will be deducted for crossing this limit and maneuvers performed after 9 minutes (total) will not be judged.
  3. The pilot must take off within 2 minutes of being called on the flight line.
  4. However spot landing will be considered even after 7 minutes even if all the tasks are not completed.
  5. Extra 20 points will be given for completing whole task within 6 minutes (total).
  6. In task 1 timer will start as the plane moves for take-off and stops as it finishes the lap. If team takes more than 100 seconds to complete the lap, no points will be awarded for this task.
  7. Winner will be decided by the grand total of the points obtained by team in completing all three tasks.
  8. Event Coordinators hold the rights to modify the rules.

Competition Rules:
  1. The Aircraft may have a wing span of maximum two metres (2 m).
  2. There is no restriction on the type of Plane being used (may be handmade or RTF/ARF). There is no restriction on the material used to make the model.
  3. Electric powered aircrafts are not allowed. (For electric plane competition, register for La-Trajectoire).
  4. Each team has to bring its own model. Exchange of models between teams is strictly not allowed.
  5. A team can use only one model throughout the competition.
  6. Maximum number of members in a team is 5. Participants can be from different college/university..
  1. You must mail the details of your aircraft describing engine specification, dimensions of aircraft and remote controller’s specification with images on or before 15 th Feb 2015 to events@technex.in
  2. For accommodation you will have to register with Technex’15 on your arrival to IIT BHU, Varanasi.

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