Drones, Multirotor, Airplanes, Helicopters, UAVs, FPV Fly-In Meetup at CSDH

Fly-In meet-up of any type of robotics aircraft. The field is located in the southeast corner of Cal State Dominguez Hill University campus in Carson, CA. Google Earth coordinates of the field is 33°51'41.13"N, 118°15'6.39"W. The flying area is essentially a 500'X750' open dirt lot, so it is dusty and there is no shade, so bring sunscreen and a portable shade if you can. Since the field is dusty, I'll bring a tarp for the multirotors and helicopters to take off and land from. I'll bring a trainer RC airplane if anyone interested in flying RC. The field is uncontrolled (we don't know what CSDH has planned), but we've never had any useage problems in the last 2 years. Of course, weather and wind is unpredictable, but it looks good to far. Btw, land based robots are welcomed too! The best way to get to the field is to enter the campus from the back side at the corner of Central Ave and Glenn Curtis St and follow the road 1/4 mile into the campus.

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  • crablouis

    I may have to stay up all night on Friday for this! heh

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • crablouis

      Missed it. Hope you guys post some pics!

      October 26, 2013

  • Bob O.

    -Closed formation flying is kinda tough to get everyone's direction, altitude, speed, separation just right, at least for fixed wing RC flying. It was kinda hit-miss for us when we tried, but we were just goofing off and not serious. All the gliders (planes) had different flying characteristics which made it difficult.
    -However, with multirotors since they can fly very slow and may actually have more control of all the above, with a little 'follow-the-leader' practice, it may be relatively easy.
    -I'm a bit embarrassed for my rather crude scratchbuilt quadcopter testbed. Hopefully next week, Safeflightcopter will be shipping their frame, which I'll be transferring all my equipment.

    October 25, 2013

    • crablouis

      What about controlling multiple multicopters with a single RC transmitter? Is that something anyone's experimenting with?

      October 25, 2013

    • Bob O.

      I've seen indoor quad precession formation flying. They usually have some type of mapping system to register each copter location in a fixed space. Would be interesting if this can be done outdoors. Perhaps with some type of visual laser or sonic mapping system. Hey, if not been done already, someone may have a lot of fun doing so. I can dream up many ideas for applications.

      1 · October 25, 2013

  • Simon N.

    I would like to record an intro for our online videos and need your help to make it look impressive! We will have 4-5 multirotors fly past and away from the camera in formation!!!!
    If conditions, pilots and weather permits of course

    October 25, 2013

  • Ozzie

    Hey, Bob I'm in!

    October 23, 2013

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