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The Drone School - Racing Drones 101

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  • Staten Island MakerSpace

    450 Front St, Unit B, Staten Island, NY (map)

    40.626286 -74.074471

  • It's been a while since our last meetup and so much has changed regarding the Drone / Multi-rotor madness that we all love so much.

    One thing remains consistent; this hobby is growing fast! There are many new people searching every day for a easy way to join the fun.

    Those of you who know this hobby/sport, understand that there is steep learning curve to getting a quad up in the air… Not to mention what happens once you finally get up there.

    That is why we came up with the idea of a "Drone Clinic". We will endeavor to teach those "noobies" the ropes about drones and the underlying tech that makes them fly.

    Some of the topics that will be covered during these classes are:

    ·  Safety; How to avoid harm to yourself and others

    ·  Compliance; Registration & Where is it OK to fly?

    ·  Basics of Drone flight

    ·  Building a drone 101

    ·  Your Drone components

    ·  OK - Let's build - At some point, we’ll even assist you in building your own kit.

    ·  OK - Let's FLY (Simulation) - We’ll also have a session where you can try out DRONE RACING simulators. You will learn drone flight dynamics and some of the hand/eye coordination required to fly your craft in the real world.

    With the intention to build a stronger tech-oriented community and to provide a very much needed on-ramp to learn about this fascinating and educational topic, we intend on offering these sessions FREE of charge.

    We hope to kick off these classes in the October 2016 time-frame. Our next step will be to partner with an appropriate venue to host the first set of dates… We have lined up a few prospective venues and hope to secure a few dates soon. The location will very likely be in the northern part of Staten Island, NY, close to the SI Ferry.

    Please RSVP to this meetup ASAP so we can gauge interest.

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  • Robert M.

    What happened to the Nov. 26th date?

    November 20

  • Victor

    Willowbrook park Archery Field!

    October 31

  • Charles

    I went flying yesterday to my two "secret" locations, a small secluded park here on Staten Island, got there and it was loaded with Families and Children! So I went to my other "secret" location, nobody goes there, because it's an abandoned cemetery, then it happened! Thunderclap Rainstorm! What's a brother to do? aarrgh!

    October 31

  • Victor

    Due to some family obligations and some needed coordination with the Makerspace, will be postponing this meet up to late November. Thanks for your interest. - Victor

    October 20

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  • Kevin

    My name is Kevin and I love Staten Island.

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