Drones are Unmanned Aerial Robot Vehicles capable of both remotely controlled flight and fully-autonomous flight, controlled by sensors, GPS, and onboard computers performing the functions of an autopilot. UAVs include airplanes, helicopters, quad copters and blimps. Most of them are under five pounds and quite harmless.
Reasons to make your own UAV range from a fun technical challenge, student contests, aerial photography, mapping, and scientific sensing and any application that can help human kind.
The Rotor-E Club follows the current interpretation of the FAA guidelines on small UAVs as well as all local city ordinances. Recreational use (non-commercial), under 400 ft altitude, line of sight, "pilot in the loop" and onboard safety systems that always allow for manual control in the case of malfunction. We are building experimental platforms that demonstrate autonomy and the capacity to do real useful UAV work, but we test them in controlled settings and conform to all local laws.
If you are part of another Meetup that needs a venue, please let us know as we are sponsored by the SoHa Arts Building. We'll be happy to collaborate or co-host other Meetups.
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