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Fixed-Wing and APM:Plane Workshop

This workshop is for those who desire to get started with fixed-wing aircraft. Experience with RC, quadcopters, and APM:Copter will be helpful, but not required. Topics will range from foam aircraft construction to flying APM:Plane. After this workshop, you should understand the steps required to fly your first fixed-wing personal drone!

If there are specific discussion topics are desired, please let us know in the comments section.

Tentative Agenda
Part 1 (55 mins)
Introduction/Around the room -10 mins
Foam airframe construction basics - 15 mins
Motors and Controls - 10 mins

Break - 10 mins

Part 2 (55 mins)
APM and sensor install - 15 mins
APM:Plane overview - 15 mins
APM:Plane initial setup- 10 mins
First test flights - 15 mins

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  • Gustavo Z.


    September 2, 2013

  • Christopher V.

    Great talk by one of the most knowledgeable guys around!

    August 31, 2013

  • Nadine T.

    Excellent! The talk was really informative, I learned so much in so little time.

    August 31, 2013

  • Ryan A.

    Didn't make it back to town in time. Still on the road. :(

    August 31, 2013

  • Ryan A.

    Didn't make it back to town in time. Still on the road. :(

    August 31, 2013

  • Brian

    Family plans changed and I can't make it to the workshop but will be able to make the fly-in.

    August 30, 2013

  • David S.

    Considering the amount of people who have RSVP'd, It should probably be mentioned that NoVA Labs would appreciate those attending this workshop parking their vehicles in the Commuter Parking Lot on the North side of Sunset Hills Drive so that we do not clog the limited parking spaces of the area businesses.

    Also consider donations to NoVA Labs for being awesome and letting us use the space.

    August 30, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    Sorry I can't make it, but I hope the presentation will be available to see afterwords. Thx for hosting this.

    August 28, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    Had the maiden flights this weekend on my DJI 450 Flame Wheel with NAZA-M Lite w/ GPS. Happy to say there were no flyaways... ;)

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Bob L.

    Building Hitec SkyScout (same as Easy Sky II). Will be beta testing new Ruby AP rather than APM:Plane

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Jose C.

    Fly in and workshop on the same day?

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Timothy R.

      Yes. They are on the same day.

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • Myron Tre'Von F.

    Holiday weekend, tentative.

    August 1, 2013

  • Troy D. W.

    I'm planning on attending, but since it's Labor Day weekend I may be traveling to New York.

    Will there also be another one in the future?

    July 29, 2013

    • Brandon J.

      Hi Troy, Depending on the response I expect we would have another in the future.

      2 · July 29, 2013

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