NEW! NEW! The goal of this meetup going forward is to try to develop a greater understanding of drones through hands on building and designing of various platforms. As the new organizer of this meetup, I would like to see people at all levels become more familiar with (and less afraid) of drones and find the enjoyment that they are seeking in this awesome hobby. I would love for this meetup to become both the entry point and even the stepping off point for many into the drone industry whether it is for personal satisfaction or for commercial business. This goal will lead many of the meetups to be geared more toward the educational side rather than just the social side, meaning there would be more small group builds and development classes. I do hope that this new direction for the meetup will strike a chord with many of you and that you will be able to find the time to join in and share with each other the areas of expertise that you each have and if you happen to be brand new, I hope that it will be a place where your questions will be answered and your first experiences in this great sport will be swift and safe.
I welcome any suggestions you might have!
I have plenty of my own and I will be scheduling a new meetup very soon. It will be a build for a newly design racer with some interesting design features and with a lot of flexibility! The build will be broken up into a few meetups starting with the frame build followed by electronics package and then programming and flying. We will even be setting up a race! Stay tuned for the announcement since we will be working with limited space, but depending on the amount of interest shown we can run multiples of each of the meetups to accommodate all those interested. It's going to be a great winter!!