The DC Area Drone User Group (DC DUG) is an organization for amateur and professional drone users that seeks to promote the responsible use of flying robots for community service, artistic, entrepreneurial, and recreational purposes. All experience levels are welcome. We get together as a community to share tips, experiences, and of course to do some flying. We work to educate ourselves about how to build and use drones in a safe and respectful manner and to educate the public about the positive role aerial robotics can play in our society. Most importantly, we think that flying robots are a lot of fun! DC DUG is a member of the Drone User Group Network, an association of community organizations that promote the use of civilian drone technology for the benefit of humanity.

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    Darryl J.

    "Happy to host this"

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    "OK guys. I want to talk cameras. In fact I want to talk 2 cameras feeding back to an Oculus Rift DK2. More than that, the possibility­ of taking the motion sensing of the OR and using that to change the orientation­ of the quad..... Anyone?"

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    Dan B

    "After thinking that we had it all ironed out and skipping last month, it turns out that I was wrong. It will turn on and arm, just not throttle above idle. Now I'm totally lost. We'll be pinging you experts on Saturday, for sure."

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    Kevin P
    "Engineer in the UAV industry and general technology junkie"
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    David S.

    "Looks like it was a huge success. I wish this had been on a different day so that I could have made it. :)"

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    A former member A former member replied to Phantom 2 prop replacements in DC?
    A former member

    "If you need any replacement parts in DC area, please visit my website: www.hyinnovatio­ or­m. For all DC Area Drone user group with 5% discount."

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    Christopher V.

    "You should be able to just open the Python files in PyCharm or Wingware.... PyCharm in particular is pretty smart and should automatically figure it all out for you if you have organized your python files reasonably......"

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    John C. John C. joined
    John C.
    "My son and I have a mini quad-copter and RC airplane and I would like to get a larger quad-copter to take aerial photos for myself and others."
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    Marc G. Marc G. joined
    Marc G.
    "I have been building and flying drones for many, many years. I am a retired EE and I have a passion for all things flying. I have quads, hex, planes, wings, etc, all that fly with computer control and some just with RC control. I love the hobby!!"
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    "Hi all I work for a solar investment company which, in the future, aims to use drones as tools to help the work in larger arrays. For an upcoming event, we are interested in showing off access to drones and hopefully, impressing the attendees...."

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