Past Meetup

MR101: Intro to Drones (Multi-Rotors)

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This is the first of a series of classes for both novice and experienced pilots desiring to learn how to build and fly multi-rotor Radio Controlled aircraft. The class will have a "hands on" approach with physical examples, a power point presentation as a follow along, and a packet of resources compiled by hackerspace members Alan Chervitz and George Papabeis.

1) How they fly.
2) Types – Tris, quads, hex & octos, V-tails, Co-axials.
3) Flight Modes – Acro, stabilized, gps, waypoints, FPV, follow me.
4) Components – air frames, propellers, motors, ESCs, power distribution & batteries, flight controllers, photography gimbals, FPV (First Person Video), OSD (On Screen Display), receivers and transmitters.
5) Costs.
6) Safety – on the ground and in the air

$5 for members; $15 for non-members. Unpaid RSVPs will be moved to the waiting list after 24 hours. You can pay ahead on our square marketplace page (

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