Learning to Build and Fly FPV Micro Drones  

 
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Introduction

Learning to build and fly an FPV micro drone is a beginner level class designed to get young and old having fun tiny drone flying.   Students of the class will review the fundamentals of tiny drone technology, learn to manage firmware, how to bind a radio, personalization, performance tuning and repairs.  In addition instructors review flying for fun through competitive racing as well as sharing your FPV footage with friends online.  

With price of the class students receive:

  • A Micro Whoop Quadcopter
  • Transmitter
  • FPV Googles 
  • Battery Charger
  • Batteries
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Maine Drone Society Tee Shirt and Stickers

Class  Outline

The beginner level class is designed to get you started having fun tiny drone flying.   The sessions are broken up into two parts:

  • Part 1 - Build and Maintain

  • Part 2 - Fly and Race

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PART One

Build and Maintain

PART One - Tiny Drone Build and Maintain

  • What is inside the Tiny Drone? 
    • F3 Brushed Flight Controller
      • CPU, Gyro, ESC, Receiver
    • Camera
    • VTX
    • Betaflight
      • Flashing Firmware
      • Receiver Configuration
      • ESC / Motor Settings
      • Flight Modes / Arming
      • Betaflight OSD with AIO Cameras
  • Getting started with your Tiny Drone
  • Binding The Radio Transmitter
  • Troubleshooting
  • Performance Tuning 
  • Personalization
  • Battery Management
  • Video Management
  • Flight Modes
  • Tiny Drone Maintenance
    • Propellars
    • Replacing Frames
    • Replacing Motors
    • Upgrading JST Connectors
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PART Two

Fly and Race

Part Two - Tiny Drone Fly!

    • Flying for Fun
      • Arming
      • Sticks
      • Flight Modes
        • Angle
        • Horizon
        • Acrobatic
      • Antenna Orientation
      • Thumb / Pinch
      • FAA Regulations
    • Competitive Racing
      • Frequency Assignment
      • Launching
      • Flight Line Do's / Don't
      • Track Design
    • Freestyle Flights
      • Choosing an FPV Handle
      • Flight Edits
      • Finding Music
      • Publishing Video

    Class  Schedule

     

     


    About The Instructors 

     

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    Pat

    Dalton

    pat@mainedrones.org

    Patrick Dalton is the organizer of the Poland MultiGP Chapter of Maine Multi-Rotor Club.  Pat is an experienced drone builder, racer and all around well known resource in the local FPV community.  

     
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    Kris

    Kleva

    kris@mainedrones.org

    Kristopher Kleva is the founder of the Maine Drone Society and Open Bench Project Member.  Kris has been building, flying, crashing and fixing drones for businesses and individuals looking to make an impact in the industry.  


    Cost

    $350 Members

    • For active Open Bench Project Members
    • Includes Micro Drone, FPV Googles, Transmitter, Charger and Extra Batteries
    • Class Handouts / USB
    • Free Pizza / Snacks

    $380 Non-Members

    • Includes Drone, FPV Googles, Transmitter, Charger and Extra Batteries
    • Class Handouts / USB
    • Free Pizza / Snacks

    What You Get

     

    Optional Part and Accessories

    • Extra Batteries
    • Spare Frames
    • Spare Flight Controller
    • Spare Camera
    • Motors (Set of 4)
    • Propellers  (Set of 4)

    What to bring

    • Please bring Windows / Apple or Linux Computer
    • Coats, hats, gloves, boots.  If you loose your quad in the woods you will want to go find it.