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April - ONE YEAR AGO - Quad Build Party!

That's right!  A quad Build!!!  And there might even be a birthday cake too!

All NTDUG Events are governed by our SOP and Guidelines Document. 

The time has come for another Quad Build!  There has be a LOT of interest from old and new users alike to have another build.  This time around we are going to make it even easier to put one together.

This is the Grocery List, click on it and go down each section and make your decision.  Some of these parts can even be picked up locally, but do NOT wait until the last minute to get them!

Mike's Hobby Shop is one of the largest in the DFW area and we are very happy to be a part of his long tradition as a hobby shop owner.  Please come on out as his store may not be open for very much longer due to the highway needing room (Eminent Domain).

Classes:

Speaker - 9:30 to 10:00 AM

Lynn Cromer will do a presentation on his new multirotor designed specifically for Search and Rescue purposes.

Basic RC/Electronics - 10:00 AM to 12:00PM. - Romeo Espana

This class is designed to introduce and explain all basic Radio Controlled equipment and cover basic electronics skills as they pertain to multi-copters.  We recommend watching this video about basic soldering if you have not done it in awhile (3.18 minutes).  This class is a must for all those who wish to do the drone build class but have never built or flown a hobby level aircraft.  If you just want to come and brush up or even just want to get up to date on modern equipment then you should go ahead and grab a seat here.

Lunch - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. - Mike's Hobby Shop has a built in Pizza Parlor....

Drone Build - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

We will have about 4 instructor types to help walk you through this build.  The kit chosen is even simpler than our previous!  Be sure to get your parts ASAP!!



**This event is rain or shine. If our venue is a wash-out, for weather or politics, an alert will be announced/posted.

The site selection committee is always looking for new and varied flying sites. If you have one in mind, or even a suggestion on what to look for send me a message to add it to a site list. If possible, please provide a description of the field, a Google/Bing map link, and a point of contact for that location (if there is one.)

Please send me a message if you would like to serve on the site selection committee as well. The committee will meet briefly, via in person or via VOIP, once or twice a month as needed to consider and select locations for the group.

Keep it safe, we look forward to seeing you (and all of your fingers) at the flight line.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    First time to go to one of these events. Everyone was super helpful and was great to see every one's builds.

    April 17, 2014

    • A P.

      Thanks for sharing :)

      April 15, 2014

  • Arlin C.

    Romeo is an exceptional person. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. GREAT GUY.

    April 14, 2014

  • Jeff M.

    I bought everything on the grocery list and have been looking forward to this event. Spent most of the week in the hospital and could not attend. Now, just looking at my big box of stuff.

    April 13, 2014

    • Thomas R.

      sounds good. I can make the weekends, but i do work until 2:30 on both saturday and sunday.

      April 14, 2014

    • Jeff M.

      Any day or time is good for me.

      April 14, 2014

  • Romeo E.

    Greeting meeting all the new members, it was a blast seeing all the new copters in the air. If any of you need any help in the future with your builds feel free to contact me or any other of the group leaders. (These builds don't just happen in a vacuum, you're part of a community now!)

    April 13, 2014

  • gil w.

    Enjoyed some indoor flying at Mike's! Check out the video I was able to scrape up. I crashed on my 3rd battery pack during the carpet race :) fortunately only one 5030 prop broken on my quad and didn't get run over by the RC cars going 50+mph LOL. http://youtu.be/39bsOyxgfFE

    Looking forward to the next event!

    April 13, 2014

  • A P.

    It was a great event and met many wonderful people and looking forward to the next meet. Met some very knowledgeable folk Romeo Espana & Chad Frazer.

    April 13, 2014

  • Thomas R.

    This was great and a lot of fun

    April 12, 2014

    • gil w.

      Nice to meet you today neighbor :)

      April 12, 2014

    • Thomas R.

      It was great meeting you. I look forward to some flying soon!

      April 13, 2014

  • gil w.

    I'll bring my new FPV250 :)

    April 10, 2014

  • Rick Y.

    Wish I could make it. I have the North Texas Mean Green spring football on Saturday and a FC Dallas match later that night. I do have a couple of kits coming from Hobby King they are the Quad 250mm spec racers. They have the KK2.1.5 Flight Control boards. Hope someone in this group has had experience programming them in the event I need some help. They done seem to difficult though any advice, tips or tricks would be helpful.

    April 9, 2014

  • Jeff M.

    How much room do you need. I have access to a lot of hangars out at Propwash in Justin. 16XS

    February 28, 2014

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