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BELL AVR Nov 18, 2023 Qualifyng event at UT Arlington

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Event Code
Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
United States
Standard Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2023 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
18-Oct-2023 08:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Bell AVR Competition - Welcome!

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky. 

Fee Structure:

  • Team registrations in the Bell AVR program includes (1) Qualifying Event.  Teams registering for their first event can register directly on the event page and should select the "Pay Later" option in the Check-out process and your Order will be marked Paid by RECF.
  • Teams that want to attend more than one event will need to add themselves to the Waitlist.  An RECF staff member will add you to the event if there is capacity.  Teams that have not attended an event will have priority.  The cost is $500 for each additional event and will need to be paid using a PO, CC or check in the Check-out process.  Note: There is a 3% additional processing fee for credit card payments.

How to waitlist your team: To waitlist your team for your 2nd or subsequent event, make your way to the Waitlist tab on the right side of this page. You should see a green ADD button beside your teams name.  Click add, and your teams should be added.  If you see a message saying that you do not have any eligible teams to add to the waitlist, please make sure that your team is marked as paid for the season registration.  Teams who are not fully paid and registered will not be able to waitlist or register for events.

  • If your team registration for the season is not marked as paid, please contact [email protected] and request a spot be held for you at the event.  Please provide the team numbers along with the event code at the top of the event page. Team registration will need to be paid at least two weeks prior to the event.

Event Team Minimum

  • Events at UTA will need a minimum of 7 teams.  If fewer than 7 teams register for an event, the event may be cancelled and RECF will attempt to reschedule teams to another event no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.

Team Lunches

UTA Engineering is sponsoring the team lunches at UTA this season.  The lunch menu will include an assortment of pizzas and bottled water, and will be served in the Team Pit area.  Outside food and drinks are allowed, so if there are any dietary concerns or if teams want additional food, they are welcome to bring it into the venue.  



Performance Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Judged awards will include Best Overall Design, Exemplary Team, Judge's Choice, and Presentation.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2023

Maverick Activities Center
500 West Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
United States

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8:00 AM Doors Open for Teams
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies & Inspections
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Matches & Judging Presentations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Judging Presentations 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Matches 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Awards & Closing Remarks




CLICK HERE to review the volunteer opportunities available for the 2023 events at UTA this season and sign up! 

If you have any questions about being a volunteer at these events, please email [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be contacted in the event of bad weather. Teams should include a phone number which may be reached evenings and weekends to assure that they can be contacted on the day of the event. You may also reach Shelli Brasher at 901-486-9618 on the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

One event is included in team registrations. An additional event may be attended for $500 which is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Health and Safety Policies

Local health guidelines will be followed for this event.

Date: 18-Nov-2023
Maverick Activities Center
500 West Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
United States

Travel Info


Below are hotels near UTA.  There are no formal room blocks reserved, so teams can make hotel reservations at any hotel of their choice.  These hotels include a free breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express Arlington 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington

Tru by Hilton Grand Prairie




Transportation to/from the venue will be the responsibilty of the team.


Parking - See the Parking Information tab


Game / Kit / Technical Support Information


We hope you enjoyed kicking off the season with us! 


You can find the game video and manual on the REC Foundation Bell AVR website

Other Resources:

Drone Assembly and Programming Instructions

The Bell AVR Forum



Match & Presentation Results

Rank  Team #  Total Score   Presentation Score   High Score
1 1017A 285 144 70
2 5411A 279 118 64
3 90634A 266 152 54
4 1019A 219 98 46
5 40171A 202 92 46
6 44955A     195 136 30
7 1004A 172 109 26
8 1013A 132 97 13
9 6872A 123 82 21
10 85447A 122 52 32
11 10308A 105 64 15
12 16104A 83 53 15
13 38606A 0 0 0


Parking Information


Here are the steps to register for parking:

  1. Follow the link
  2. Select "Department-Hosted Event
  3. Select "Bell Helicopter Drone Competition
  4. Enter voucher code BELLHELI
  5. Select permit type "(EV-COMP) Bell Drone Competition Parking"
  6. Confirm the active dates(11/02-11/18)
  7. Add vehicle info and confirm


Bell AVR Drone Parking Map:

Parking is allowed only in Lot 30 and the West Campus Garage for regular vehicles.  Additional ADA Accessible parking is identified on the map.  Bus parking is allowed in Lot 26 only.



All Participants and attendees are required to fill out the Consent form. 

Participant Consent Form