Fly-In #5: Tinkerfest!

Hi Gang

I hope everyone's summer is going well--I've been super busy but it's time to get together again.

Something different this time-- Tinkerfest!. WTF does that mean? Have you ever wished you could take over a professional UAV shop and use their workshop facility--AND have an willing expert (and all his tools) at your disposal? Well, that time is NOW!

Member Bernie Hoffman, President and owner of Denver's only sUAV store, Autonomous Avionics www.autonomousavaionics.com has graciously offered up his warehouse space and adjacent lot for us to meet, fix, share, learn, network and FLY! Details to follow, but Bernie and I want to set up several different stations based on skill/interest level--
Drone 101 table w/ Phantoms and 3DR quads "dissected" for those new to the hobby can learn how they work,
a radio transmitter/receiver station for everything from how to bind, map, and tune your radio switches,
a flight controller station for NAZA/WKM/3DR/APM basics and tuning,
a FPV station for video rx/tx/telemetry/camera/monitor/goggle options and a"pros' table for those of us in the business and flying hex's and octo's. I'm also happy to talk about getting started in the biz, target markets, how to prospect and find customers, how to safely fly on a job site, editing, billing etc.

Attend this one--it's gonna be really useful. Come and get yer gear dialed in and flying safely! Get free, in person tech support! Come and help others! Come and FLY! Bring all your gear, projects, soldering irons!

be there and DONT BE THAT GUY!

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  • Brennan Z.

    Hey guys, I just got follow-me mode working on my quad and wanted to share. Here's the video: https://vimeo.com/103768570

    3 · August 18

    • Brennan Z.

      Erling, try viewing on a desktop instead of mobile (if that's the issue)

      August 18

    • Erling H.

      That is a sweet feature. Is that a beta version of the software? My droidplanner doesn't have that button.

      August 25

  • Kevin B.

    I don't know if any saw this "news" story, but NBC showed the following clip on "drones". I dont know which is worse, the fact that a basic RC plane is now called a "drone", or that the FAA showed up. Take a look. http://www.today.com/video/today/55895105/#[masked]

    August 20

    • Andre H.

      There are several disturbing things about this video. 1) Shooting at "drones" as a sport. Not only is shooting at aircraft of any kind a felony, but the FAA guy that was there was more concerned about the "commercial" use of the drones, not that they were shooting at aircraft. 2) The report states that "drones" are a threat to anyone who flies. I think that is complete BS. No one buys a "drone" and then attempts to hit aircraft with them. The probability of hitting a bird is much more likely than someone with a brain piloting a "drone". 3) News media doesn't seem to have any real facts when they report these things.

      1 · August 20

  • Bernie

    Yeah, that is seriously cool stuff.

    August 19

  • Jim R.

    Great time - great shop space. People worked together to solve problems. A bit tight on flying space, but that was not the focus.

    August 18

  • Bernie

    Thank you to everyone who attended. I loved having everyone at the shop and hope we can so it again! I wish I could have spent a little more time with each one of you. Feel free to stop by or call and I can give you my undivided attention.

    3 · August 18

  • Jason H.

    Awesome! What a great group of folks. My first time going but learned a lot in the short amount of time I was there. Thanks Bernie for sharing your shop with us!

    1 · August 17

  • Brennan Z.

    Fantastic! Great to meet everyone.

    1 · August 17

  • Rick G.

    Great! This was my first time and I was only there until 11:30, but enjoyed every bit of it. Seems like a great group of folks and I gained a lot of knowledge just in the short time I was there. Thanks!

    August 17

  • Doug

    Glad I just found this group. I'll try and make it Sunday. Pretty much planning on it.

    August 15

  • Scott F.

    I REALLY wish I was going to be in town for this one. It looks like it will be great and just what I need. I hope we do something like this again in the future.

    August 11

  • Joseph B.

    Will we be flying at this location or just tinkering?

    August 11

  • Ryan F.

    Does anybody fly fixed wing fpv?

    July 21

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