• 1 Day Drone Build Group
    Registration is closed Have you ever wanted to build a drone but you don't know where to start? In this 1 day workshop hosted by Teq Strategy at Nova Labs we will be providing everything you need to get you started in this amazing hobby! This workshop is your opportunity to build your own racing style quad copter capable of flying up to 50 MPH! This intensive workshop is designed for students who want a deeper understanding of how to assemble, build, program, troubleshoot and operate drones. We will walk you through each step of the build and no prior drone or soldering experience is required. The build includes a 130 sized quadcopter, brushless motors, LiPo battery, AC/DC charger and a FrSky QX7, 16 channel programmable transmitter. Registration for the class is $450 and in order to secure your slot you need to fill out the link below and pay the registration. Because of the hands on nature of the class we are limiting the number of participants and it is expected to fill up. So please register early and we look forward to seeing you in class!

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    *Nova Labs (Classroom B)

    1916 Isaac Newton Square W. · Reston, VA

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  • Park Authority and NOVA Parks Seek Public Input on Drones
    Note: This is a Fairfax County Park Authority event. Please send questions and inquiries about this event directly to them using the contact information (and official link) posted below. If you'd like to have your voice heard about these matters, the most effective way is to contact them and request to be on the Speaker's list via the instructions posted below. Feel free to post other comments here or send us e-mail if you'd like to discuss the issue or if you'd like to have a representative from the DC DUG community say something on your behalf. Official Link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2018/z-ir100 The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) will hold a joint public hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Oaks Room at Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6201 Union Mills Road in Clifton, VA. The hearing will focus on the proposed adoption of an amendment to Park Regulation Section 1.17, Remote-Control Devices and Powered Models or Toys. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to align Park Regulation 1.17, Remote-Control Devices and Powered Models or Toys, with current Virginia state law. The full text of the proposed amendment is on file and available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours of the Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927, Fairfax, Virginia, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Public Information Office, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia. For the convenience of the public, the full text of the proposed amendment to Park Regulation Section 1.17 is available for review online at Model Aircrafts and Drones. See corresponding announcement from NOVA Parks. All persons wishing to speak on this subject may call Judy Pedersen, FCPA Public Information Officer, at[masked] or email [masked], to be placed on the Speakers’ List. Persons may also appear at the scheduled time of the public hearing and be heard. Written comments will also be accepted following the public hearing. To be included in the official public record, all comments must be received by the close of business on October 8, 2018. Written comments should be directed to: Public Information Office, FCPA, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927, Fairfax, Virginia 22035 or Public Information Office, NOVA Parks, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039. Email comments should be sent to [masked] or [masked]. For more information, call[masked] or email [masked] (Fairfax County Park Authority) or[masked] (Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority).

    Twin Lakes Golf Course

    6201 Union Mill Road · Clifton, VA

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  • Build a Drone Workshop
    Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/81984894484175 Have you ever wanted to build a drone but you don't know where to start? In this 1 day workshop hosted by Teq Strategy at Nova Labs we will be providing everything you need to get you started in this amazing hobby! This workshop is your opportunity to build your own racing style quad copter capable of flying up to 50 MPH! This intensive workshop is designed for students who want a deeper understanding of how to assemble, build, program, troubleshoot and operate drones. We will walk you through each step of the build and no prior drone or soldering experience is required. The build includes a 130 sized quadcopter, brushless motors, LiPo battery, AC/DC charger and a FrSky QX7, 16 channel programmable transmitter. Registration for the class is $450 and in order to secure your slot you need to fill out the link below. Because of the hands on nature of the class we are limiting the number of participants and it is expected to fill up. So please register early and we look forward to seeing you in class! Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/81984894484175

    *Nova Labs (Classroom B)

    1916 Isaac Newton Square W. · Reston, VA

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  • Fly-In @ Pope's Head Park
    Summer greetings drone users! Event will take place at Pope's Head Park on Field #2 & 3 (see map links below) on July 28 from 9am to 12pm. Event Guidelines are posted on this page and by participating in the Meetup you are agreeing to comply with these guidelines. The "Air Boss" will have final say on any issues addressed in these guidelines. In addition, all participants are required to sign the a waiver of liability. If able, please download, fill in and sign ahead of time to save time at check in. Copies of both these documents will be available at the Meetup. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Event Guidelines: https://bit.ly/2m98YN5 Liability Waiver: https://bit.ly/2KvSMDe Please also read our "DC DUG Good Neighbor Program" document which briefly summarizes our DUG policies with relation to Fairfax County Parks and lists some good parks for flying drones: https://bit.ly/2tJaCs7 Coordinate[masked], [masked] Google Maps pin: https://goo.gl/maps/VKQ1DBAgGyn Bing Maps pushpin: https://binged.it/2loUiZJ

    Popes Head Park

    Fairfax Station, VA · Fairfax Station, VA

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  • Drones in the NTSB: 21st Century Tool
    Cross-post from the DC AUVSI chapter. REGISTRATION HERE: https://dccapitolauvsi.webconnex.com/DronesInTheNTSB21stCenturyTool Please join the DC AUVSI chapter for a presentation entitled “Drones in the NTSB: 21st Century Tool.” Join us to hear from Bill English (NTSB Investigator in Charge, UAS Program Lead). Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Time: 6:00pm - 7:45 pm Cost: $15 Where: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC Transportation: Farragut North on the Red line (5 minute walk); Farragut West on the Orange, Blue & Silver lines (10 minute walk); paid parking in building. Sponsored by MAG Aerospace. This is not an official DC DUG event. Please direct your questions about this event to the DC AUVSI organizers at the link above.

    Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

    1800 M Street NW Suite 800 · Washington, dc

  • Drone Summer Workshop for Teens
    In the this Summer Drone Workshop students learn how to build their own drone from scratch, which they keep at the end of the session. This intensive workshop is designed for students who want a deeper understanding of how to assemble, build, program, troubleshoot, and operate drones. One goal is for students to develop a better understanding of flight systems by using Arduino micro controllers to examine how a drone is stabilized. Through this path, students will learn C++ programming and how to integrate sensors to a micro controller. We will cover safe flight practices, FAA regulations, and learn how to fly the drones in a controlled environment so after the workshop is over, students will have a well rounded foundation to continue learning about drones. The class is one week long from Monday through Friday from 10-3PM. The workshop is led by Fred Briggs, a James Madison University Adjunct professor, who has taught Drone classes at JMU, ODU and GMU. Fred is a product developer at TEQ Strategy which focuses on creating prototype drone technology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the DC area Drone User Group and has previously served on the board of Directors for the Nova Labs Makerspace To Register for class and reserve a slot please go to; http://teqstrategy.com/droneworkshop.html

    *Nova Labs (Classroom A)

    1916 Isaac Newton Sq West · Reston, VA

  • Fly-In @ Popes Head Park
    Summer greetings drone users! NOTE: The start time has changed to 10 AM! (to avoid some of the afternoon heat) DC DUG will be sponsoring the first "sanctioned" event in a Fairfax County Public Park with the passage of updated legislation by the VA legislature that goes into effect July 1. Event will take place at Pope's Head Park on Field #3 (see map links below) on July 1 from 10am to 2pm. Event Guidelines are posted on this page and by participating in the Meetup you are agreeing to comply with these guidelines. The "Air Boss" will have final say on any issues addressed in these guidelines. In addition, all participants are required to sign the a waiver of liability. If able, please download, fill in and sign ahead of time to save time at check in. Copies of both these documents will be available at the Meetup. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Event Guidelines: https://bit.ly/2tQCYAu Liability Waiver: https://bit.ly/2KvSMDe Please also read our "DC DUG Good Neighbor Program" document which briefly summarizes our DUG policies with relation to Fairfax County Parks and lists some good parks for flying drones: https://bit.ly/2tJaCs7 Coordinate[masked], [masked] Google Maps pin: https://goo.gl/maps/VKQ1DBAgGyn Bing Maps pushpin: https://binged.it/2loUiZJ

    Popes Head Park

    Fairfax Station, VA · Fairfax Station, VA

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  • DC AUVSI: Security Without Compromise: Cyber Threats, Solutions, and Regulation
    Cross-post from the DC AUVSI chapter. REGISTRATION HERE: https://dccapitolauvsi.webconnex.com/SecurityWithoutCompromise Please join the DC AUVSI chapter for a panel discussion entitled "Security Without Compromise: Cyber Threats, Solutions, and Regulation." Join us to hear from Angela Stubblefield (FAA), Michael Balazs (MITRE), Clete Johnson (Wilkinson Barker), and moderator Anne Swanson (Wilkinson Barker). The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on June 27, 2018 at the law offices of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP located at 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N. Transportation: Farragut North on the Red line (5 minute walk); Farragut West on the Orange, Blue & Silver lines (10 minute walk); paid parking in building This is not an official DC DUG event. Please direct your questions about this event to the DC AUVSI organizers at the link above.

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  • Drone Marketplace @ RaceX Maryland
    • Do you have new, used, or crashed drones or drone parts you want to sell? Salvageable ESCs, motors, frame parts, antennas, receivers, FPV? • Do you have extra R/C equipment or tools in the trunk of your car? - extra soldering irons, crimpers, screwdrivers, toolboxes, radio transmitters / receivers, FPV gear? Stuff from your older projects or legacy gear from "back in the day" that is taking up space in your garage? • Do you have extra building materials - bought a big sheet of fiberglass and used only a little bit of it? got a huge box of screws when you only needed a few? bring your extra stuff, maybe someone needs it! • Do you sell custom parts - Did you design a useful 3-d printed, CNC, or handmade part that might be useful for others to use? like a cool landing gear or camera mount or breakout PCB or something? • Do you sell services - Offering any soldering, modding, building, or drone repair services? Do you have a special skill that would be useful to fellow drone operators like prototyping, soldering, carbon fiber moldmaking, software dev? All are welcome to come socialize, talk tech, show off goods, etc. Please contact Christopher Vo at [masked] if you are interested in being a seller at this event. ---- All transactions are private, and at your own risk. DC DUG, St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development, Rugged Sky Media, the International Drone Racing Association and all other organizations involved in organizing the event or venue are NOT involved in any transaction. While there are no fees for setting up a table, sellers are responsible for setting up, maintaining, and cleaning up their own space. We are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of your property at this event. Please do not scam or spam or otherwise offend each other. Keep the venue clean and don't break anything. Contests, raffles, sweepstakes, or gambling are NOT permitted. Illegal activity is not allowed.

    St. Mary's College

    47645 College Dr. · St. Mary's City, MD

  • Unmanned and Ready for Business: The Sequel
    This is a cross post for Loudoun Economic Development which is will have DC DUG members as panelists. Please register at https://biz.loudoun.gov/key-business-sectors/small-business-and-entrepreneurship-2/loudoun-sbw-2018/unmanned-business/ JOIN US ON THURSDAY, MAY 17 Our expert panel will discuss the booming unmanned vehicles industry and the future of the technology in Loudoun. There is no charge for this event, but please register in advance at the link below so that enough food can be ordered. The subject-matter experts speaking include: • James G. Clark, U.S. Air Force • Amit Ganjoo, ANRA Technologies • Fred Briggs, Unmanned Systems Professor, James Madison University • Paul Morgan, VX Aerospace DATE/TIME Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. PLACE Fireman's Field and Bush Tabernacle, 250 Nursery, Purcellville, VA 20132 REGISTER https://biz.loudoun.gov/key-business-sectors/small-business-and-entrepreneurship-2/loudoun-sbw-2018/unmanned-business/

    Bush Tabernacle

    250 South Nursery Avenue · Purcellville, VA

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