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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

February 14, 2018

2018 Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Changes for the Kansas State Fair

By Deryl Waldren

This is the second year for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at the Kansas State Fair. Last year only posters, displays and notebooks were exhibited. In 2018, additional exhibits will be accepted at the Kansas State Fair.
Posters, display boards and notebook classes have all been renumbered in the 5700 series of classes in order to allow for consecutive numbers classes. In addition, all posters, display boards and notebooks have been separated into a junior division – 9-13-years-old, and a senior division – 14-years and older.

New SpaceTech Classes:

Division A – Junior, 9-13 years old
5701 Unmanned Aerial System designed and constructed by exhibitor that is operated by a remote controlled device. The UAS must not be a mere modification of an existing kit or plan. You may not exhibit a UAS that is purchased off the shelf in this class.
5702 Practical application of an Unmanned Aerial System constructed from a commercial (purchased) kit. This includes the UAS, plus one or more of the following: video, notebook, poster, display board, etc. This class is separate from educational exhibits. A tangible use would be mapping Russian olive trees, eroded soils, and bindweed in fields, etc. There are also many other non-agricultural UAS uses that would be appropriate for this class.

Division B – Senior, 14 years and older
5706 Unmanned Aerial Systems designed and constructed by exhibitor that is operated by a remote controlled device. The UAS must not be a mere modification of an existing kit or plan. You may not exhibit a UAS that is purchased off the shelf in this class.
5707 Practical application of an Unmanned Aerial System constructed from a commercial (purchased) kit. This includes the UAS, plus one or more of the following: video, notebook, poster, display board, etc. This class is separate from educational exhibits. A tangible use would be mapping Russian olive trees, eroded soils, and bindweed in fields, etc. There are also many other non-agricultural UAS uses that would be appropriate for this class.
For more questions, contact Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or call 785-462-6281.