Monday, June 15, 2015

Getting Started

Next Saturday is our first outing for the summer of 2015.  17 kids from ages 7 - 18 split into two sessions.  We have woven in some new hardware this year including 2 micro drones from Hubsan and 2 mini drones from Dromida - all with cameras!  When you combine those with the DJI Phantom and F550 hexacopters, we have quite the fleet.  This will allow us to do FPV flying both indoors and out.  The mini drones even send their video via WiFi to smarthphone apps.  Very cool stuff. 

The kids will all get flight log books and receive stamps for time on the simulator, performing maintenance on the units and completing their indoor and outdoor flights.  Here's a picture of the 4 types of drones we're going to use.

Our outings have been designed to focus on social skills (e.g., turn taking, positive team work, empathy, perspective taking, etc.) as well as the technical aspects of flying drones and capturing video and pictures.  We can't wait to get into the field and do some flying!