• Generator Tiny Whoop Practice! (FREE!)

    Generator

    This meetup is offered on the FORTH Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm! Can't make it for 6:00PM? Feel free to come late! The Generator LED gates will be on and you’re welcome to practice with them or just freestyle fly within the great hall. You’re also welcome to bring your own race gates but please do not start setup before 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to fly Tiny Whoops (1s or 2s Nanos/Micro Drones) anytime between 6pm and 8:45pm but you MUST fully clean up after yourself (restoring everything to the way it was when you arrived) and be out the door by 9PM sharp. Any drones seen after then will be impounded and smashed with sledgehammer at your expense. ;) This night is just for practice, testing, or freestyle flying so there won’t be any official or organized races, but you’re welcome to organize races or other challenges with others on your own.

  • Build, Config, Swap, and RACE! (FREE!)

    Generator

    Come to get help, ask questions, or just socialize. Everyone is welcome; even if you don’t have anything yet and are just thinking about planning to buy/build a drone. Please feel free to bring your UAS/UAV/Drones/Wings and any parts to trade, sell, get help building/configuring, or just to show off. We’ll have some basic tools. e.g. drills, dremel, and a solder stations on hand. You're also welcome to bring your own or any specialty tools or parts you might need. This meetup is offered on the FIRST Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm! Can't make it for 6:30PM? Feel free to come late! Races start at 7pm. We can’t fly outside at this location or fly anything larger than a Nano/Micro inside but there is plenty of space/seating and lots of help available for you to build/configure your drones and race. ALL props MUST be removed from drones larger than a Nano and only Nanos/Micros are permitted to fly/race within Generator. ------------- Racing Info: Indoor racing is open to "Tiny Whoop"-style micro drones. If you would like to race, please register with our chapter on MultiGP and sign up for this event. You must be registered, and arrive by 6:30, to race. Racers will be assigned a frequency upon arrival and must change to it before 7:00. https://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/?chapter=Multirotor-Vermont--- Plenty of help is available to new pilots—this is a great informal event for anyone who is interested in getting started with racing! Vermont Drone, located inside Generator and open during this meetup, has everything you might need in stock and ready for purchase to build a Tiny Whoop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-m53NeT0Ws Looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

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  • Build, Config, Swap, and RACE! (FREE!)

    Generator

    Come to get help, ask questions, or just socialize. Everyone is welcome; even if you don’t have anything yet and are just thinking about planning to buy/build a drone. Please feel free to bring your UAS/UAV/Drones/Wings and any parts to trade, sell, get help building/configuring, or just to show off. We’ll have some basic tools. e.g. drills, dremel, and a solder stations on hand. You're also welcome to bring your own or any specialty tools or parts you might need. This meetup is offered on the FIRST Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm! Can't make it for 6:30PM? Feel free to come late! Races start at 7pm. We can’t fly outside at this location or fly anything larger than a Nano/Micro inside but there is plenty of space/seating and lots of help available for you to build/configure your drones and race. ALL props MUST be removed from drones larger than a Nano and only Nanos/Micros are permitted to fly/race within Generator. ------------- Racing Info: Indoor racing is open to "Tiny Whoop"-style micro drones. If you would like to race, please register with our chapter on MultiGP and sign up for this event. You must be registered, and arrive by 6:30, to race. Racers will be assigned a frequency upon arrival and must change to it before 7:00. https://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/?chapter=Multirotor-Vermont--- Plenty of help is available to new pilots—this is a great informal event for anyone who is interested in getting started with racing! Vermont Drone, located inside Generator and open during this meetup, has everything you might need in stock and ready for purchase to build a Tiny Whoop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-m53NeT0Ws Looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

  • Drones 101 Workshop (Adults Only)

    Generator

    Learn how to use drones safely, with confidence and skill at this fun Drone Flying Workshop presented by Northern New England Drone User Group Organizer and VTDrone.com Founder, Steve Mermelstein! This two-hour paid workshop is designed to give everyone the knowledge needed to become a capable and safe drone pilot. Following a very informative classroom session, paid attendees receive a free training quadcopter they can keep! All skill levels welcome! Even beginners or someone who has been flying! This class covers a wide range of essential and important information. Following our advice will help you avoid common mistakes and significantly decrease the risk of costly crashes. Everyone will learn a lot of new and critical practices, procedures, and skills which are not touched upon in any manual or online video or course. Separate classes are offered for Adults and Children/Families: Our Children/Family class is generally best suited for ages 12 and up but younger kids may also benefit if they're more mature or advanced for their age. Children/Family session: 2:00-3:55pm. Adults only session: 4:00-6:15pm. Depending on number and complexity of questions received, Adult session may end later. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Cost: Family: $129.99 (One Adult and One Child. Each additional Adult or Child is $39.99.) Adult: $79.99 Child: $59.99 These non-refundable fees includes, the class, registration and lab material fees. Each paid attendee will also receive a free quadcopter. Optional add-ons: Battery and Charger Kit: $35 This optional kit includes 5 extra batteries and a 5 battery charger. Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Kit: $165 This optional kit includes FPV Goggles, FPV Camera, 5 extra batteries, and a 5 battery charger so you can modify your practice drone into a Tiny Whoop Racer! Please don't forget to specify date desired in notes section during checkout. Location: Vermont Drone at Generator 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401 For more information please email st4eve @ vtd14ro4ne . c5om (please remove all spaces and numbers). Terms: These services are offered by VTDrone.com/VTPhotoTours.com. Each workshop is limited a specific number of students so each student has one-on-one time with instructor. First come (first to pay), first served. Registration will automatically be closed as soon as the class is full. Please arrive on time as we start promptly at stated start time. Refund Policy: As we’re holding a space and purchasing materials for you, all sales are final. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Class credit for use at an upcoming class will be provided if you notify us at least 7 days in advance of this class. Requests must be made by email. Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel any class for any reason but typically only do so for potentially hazardous weather. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by message or email if a valid email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered credit for a future class. Subject to Additional Terms: Full or partial payment constitutes acceptance of the VTPhotoTours.com Workshop/Tour Contract Terms and Conditions at: http://www.vtphototours.com/terms/ To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at: https://squareup.com/store/vtdrone/item/drones-workshop

  • Drones 101 Workshop (Children/Family)

    Generator

    Learn how to use drones safely, with confidence and skill at this fun Drone Flying Workshop presented by Northern New England Drone User Group Organizer and VTDrone.com Founder, Steve Mermelstein! This two-hour paid workshop is designed to give everyone the knowledge needed to become a capable and safe drone pilot. Following a very informative classroom session, paid attendees receive a free training quadcopter they can keep! All skill levels welcome! Even beginners or someone who has been flying! This class covers a wide range of essential and important information. Following our advice will help you avoid common mistakes and significantly decrease the risk of costly crashes. Everyone will learn a lot of new and critical practices, procedures, and skills which are not touched upon in any manual or online video or course. Separate classes are offered for Adults and Children/Families: Our Children/Family class is generally best suited for ages 12 and up but younger kids may also benefit if they're more mature or advanced for their age. Children/Family session: 2:00-3:55pm. Adults only session: 4:00-6:15pm. Depending on number and complexity of questions received, Adult session may end later. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Cost: Family: $129.99 (One Adult and One Child. Each additional Adult or Child is $39.99.) Adult: $79.99 Child: $59.99 These non-refundable fees includes, the class, registration and lab material fees. Each paid attendee will also receive a free quadcopter. Optional add-ons: Battery and Charger Kit: $35 This optional kit includes 5 extra batteries and a 5 battery charger. Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Kit: $165 This optional kit includes FPV Goggles, FPV Camera, 5 extra batteries, and a 5 battery charger so you can modify your practice drone into a Tiny Whoop Racer! Please don't forget to specify date desired in notes section during checkout. Location: Vermont Drone at Generator 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401 For more information please email st4eve @ vtd14ro4ne . c5om (please remove all spaces and numbers). Terms: These services are offered by VTDrone.com/VTPhotoTours.com. Each workshop is limited a specific number of students so each student has one-on-one time with instructor. First come (first to pay), first served. Registration will automatically be closed as soon as the class is full. Please arrive on time as we start promptly at stated start time. Refund Policy: As we’re holding a space and purchasing materials for you, all sales are final. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Class credit for use at an upcoming class will be provided if you notify us at least 7 days in advance of this class. Requests must be made by email. Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel any class for any reason but typically only do so for potentially hazardous weather. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by message or email if a valid email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered credit for a future class. Subject to Additional Terms: Full or partial payment constitutes acceptance of the VTPhotoTours.com Workshop/Tour Contract Terms and Conditions at: http://www.vtphototours.com/terms/ To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at: https://squareup.com/store/vtdrone/item/drones-workshop

  • Build, Config, Swap, and RACE! (FREE!)

    Generator

    Come to get help, ask questions, or just socialize. Everyone is welcome; even if you don’t have anything yet and are just thinking about planning to buy/build a drone. Please feel free to bring your UAS/UAV/Drones/Wings and any parts to trade, sell, get help building/configuring, or just to show off. We’ll have some basic tools. e.g. drills, dremel, and a solder stations on hand. You're also welcome to bring your own or any specialty tools or parts you might need. This meetup is usually offered on the FIRST Tuesday of every month at however this one is to make up for the cancellation of the Nov 6th meetup. We can’t fly outside at this location or fly anything larger than a Nano/Micro inside but there is plenty of space/seating and lots of help available for you to build/configure your drones and race. ALL props MUST be removed from drones larger than a Nano and only Nanos/Micros are permitted to fly/race within Generator. ------------- Racing Info: Indoor racing is open to "Tiny Whoop"-style micro drones. If you would like to race, please register with our chapter on MultiGP and sign up for this event. You must be registered, and arrive by 6:30, to race. Racers will be assigned a frequency upon arrival and must change to it before 7:00. https://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/?chapter=Multirotor-Vermont--- Plenty of help is available to new pilots—this is a great informal event for anyone who is interested in getting started with racing! Vermont Drone, located inside Generator and open during this meetup, has everything you might need in stock and ready for purchase to build a Tiny Whoop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-m53NeT0Ws Looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

  • Build a FPV Tiny Whoop Drone Workshop

    Generator

    This paid workshop is designed to introduce anyone to drones with hands-on building of a Tiny Whoop drone. Tiny Whoops are small first-person-view (FPV) quadcopters aircraft equipped with a tiny camera/video transmitter and are flown by their pilots using FPV goggles which are similar to VR headsets. Flying a Tiny Whoop is a lot like a real flying Mario in a Super Mario Galaxy game. They’re super safe and light, weighing only as much as three large marshmallows! With practice, you can quickly improve your piloting skills and explore all kinds of spaces, indoors and out or even race with others at Generator. The workshop also covers a wide range of essential and important information to ensure safe use and flying and how to avoid costly crashes. Material fee includes: A complete kit (you keep) with everything needed to build a great Tiny Whoop and start flying, even racing. It includes FPV goggles w/battery, quadcopter w/upgraded motors, radio transmitter, FPV camera/transmitter, battery, and charger. This class would consist of: Overview and anatomy of a quadcopter drones How to learn how to fly and practice including radio basics...what each stick and buttons do Conversion of a toy quadcopter to a full fledge Tiny Whoop racer/freestyle FPV drone Choosing indoor/outdoor locations and how to notify airports. FPV Drone Racing/Freestyle do's and don'ts Flight risk mitigation and FAA safety briefing Please register and secure space for this workshop at: https://generatorvt.com/classes/drones/#!event/2018/10/16/build-a-fpv-tiny-whoop-drone-workshop DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup.

  • Randolph Maker Fest (FREE)

    Randolph Maker Fest

    Get hands on and fly a drone! (Ages 8 and up). See and learn about the latest in drone technology for photography, cinematography, search/rescue, mapping/surveying, engineering, and inspection. You're also welcome to stop by and say hello and ask questions about drones. We can provide advice on how to get started in the hobby and racing, explain the FAA requirements/guidelines, drone capabilities, usages, technology/specifications, precautions/responsible usage, privacy, etc. Find out more about how you can participate in FPV drone racing in Vermont. We'll also be organizing an indoor Tiny Whoop Race. Racers must also register here: https://www.multigp.com/races/view/?race=15314/Randolph-Maker-Fest If you're not familiar, A Maker Fest brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At this Maker Fest, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture. This is a fun event for All Ages! Please RSVP and join us at this FREE Fest!

  • Build, Config, Swap, and RACE! (FREE!)

    Generator

    Come to get help, ask questions, or just socialize. Everyone is welcome; even if you don’t have anything yet and are just thinking about planning to buy/build a drone. Please feel free to bring your UAS/UAV/Drones/Wings and any parts to trade, sell, get help building/configuring, or just to show off. We’ll have some basic tools. e.g. drills, dremel, and a solder stations on hand. You're also welcome to bring your own or any specialty tools or parts you might need. This meetup is offered on the FIRST Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm! Can't make it for 6:30PM? Feel free to come late! Races start at 7pm. We can’t fly outside at this location or fly anything larger than a Nano/Micro inside but there is plenty of space/seating and lots of help available for you to build/configure your drones and race. ALL props MUST be removed from drones larger than a Nano and only Nanos/Micros are permitted to fly/race within Generator. ------------- Racing Info: Indoor racing is open to "Tiny Whoop"-style micro drones. If you would like to race, please register with our chapter on MultiGP and sign up for this event. You must be registered, and arrive by 6:30, to race. Racers will be assigned a frequency upon arrival and must change to it before 7:00. https://www.multigp.com/chapters/view/?chapter=Multirotor-Vermont--- Plenty of help is available to new pilots—this is a great informal event for anyone who is interested in getting started with racing! Vermont Drone, located inside Generator and open during this meetup, has everything you might need in stock and ready for purchase to build a Tiny Whoop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-m53NeT0Ws Looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

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