Welcome to our newest addition to the team, FPV GTA North. We are proud to introduce Trevor Logue and Ben Guy as the official representatives of our newest chapter from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
Trevor R. Logue “We look forward to building strong relationships with our peers and sponsors alike, uniting with our fellow chapters to bring the sport of drone racing to the next level in 2017. We are excited to seek out local talent and support for our growing chapter, as well as looking towards a blooming future with a lot of great people.”
Ben Guy “We are eagerly awaiting the warmer months. Together we will build a strong community and put our pilots on the map. We look forward to working together with FPV Canada to create a foothold within Canada's FPV community.”
The Canadian Drone Academy welcomes you to learn more about building and flying drones.
After having a very successful 1st semester in the winter of 2016 with 20 students attending and graduating from the 10 week course at the District 3 Makerspace at Concordia University. We have had many people sign up on the website and we have decided to offer 2 classes a week to allow more students in the program.
About the course
The Course will be taught by Nick Iversen who is not only a passionate and experienced drone pilot. Nick is also the Marketing Director at FPV Canada has also been a pioneer by helping form the FPV community in Montreal which includes the Canadian Drone Academy and the much acclaimed Montreal Drone Expo.. CDA will be working WIth 3 major Canadian drone companies to provide the choice of drones. ( Airblade UAV, FPV Racing Products, FPV Quads Canada ) We will cover transport Canada’s laws and also guidelines from MAAC for flying safety so that all our students knows how to fly safely.
When are the courses?
Classes will start the October 29th 2016 and will last for 7 weeks till the 3rd week of December. Classes will be weekends on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.
What is the course curriculum?
Learn to build and fly drones in 10 weeks
Week 1: Introduction to drones
Week 2: Start building - Start flying simulators
Week 3: Connecting power and motors
Week 4: Flight Controller & Cleanflight
Week 5: Understanding Testing and tuning
Week 7: Setting up everything FPV ( First Person View )
Week 8: Finish builds and go over safety and regulations/
After finishing the course you have access to taking our flying classes. Flying classes will start the second week of January and you will have 2 free classes. Then you can continue on your own or take our separate drone flying class.
Where are the courses held?
The classes will be held either at Concordia’s District 3 Makerspace. 5min walk from a metro and also has lots of parking around.
How much is the course and what what do you get?
Price of the course is starting at 1000$ with the choice of 3 drones to upgrade to.
This course is open to anyone above the age of 14 and does not require any previous knowledge. This does require lots of time and the ability to figure things out online and trouble shoot at any point. Anyone should be able learn how to build a drone with our 10 week program and be able to have the knowledge and tools necessary to be confident in going forward in this hobby.
Why take the course?
Sign up for the Fall semester, the free info sessions or any of our other courses
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Montreal, the next stop on our global tour, and to kick start this week’s action at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve our friends from Red Bull Canada lined up a little challenge with a difference for the Bulls.
Both Daniel and Max were whisked off to the Stade Olympique, a doughnut-shaped arena nicknamed "The Big O" for a taste of some high-speed drone racing. The stadium built in the mid – 1970's as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics was the perfect drone-on-drone battle field.
After a quick transformation of this iconic national arena, a few arches added, Red Bull event truck lined up for some tunes, a couple of Red Bull fridges (of course) and a plethora of drone experts from FPV MTL (First Person View Montreal & Montreal Drone epxo) all decked out from head to toe with tech and gadgets the metamorphosis was complete. We had our ultimate drone racing playground.
First up the boys had a quick intro course in flying micro drones and after some tips from the pro's, Daniel and Max progressed to some simulator work before being let loose on the professional FVP (first person view) racing drones. With the support and filming crew quickly shuffling to find some cover in stadium tunnels, hiding under stairwells and the rest nervously hovering about... Daniel and Max took to the air for their debut flights.
Like a duck to water Max got the hang of drone manoeuvring within minutes. "I've had a go on a few standard ones you can buy but the racing ones are pretty different. We got some good instructions and I really enjoyed it!" said a buzzed Max who was clearly attuned to this type of activity from hours spent gaming in his youth.
Daniel on the other hand took a steadier approach at the start and besides losing a drone somewhere in the top tier of the Olympic Stadium, towards the end of the day he'd honed his drone racing skills.
Original article - http://www.redbullracing.com/article/game-drones
FPV MTL is bringing to Montreal its first Drone Expo. The expo happens on June 25 at the Percival Molson memorial stadium. Organizers say this will be Canada's biggest drone racing event to date, with more than 60 pilots from all over canada converging to take part in two high profile races, and a race for the graduates of the very first session of the Canadian Drone Academy. Pilots will be competing for the chance to be the Canadian qualifiers for the Drone Nationals World Drone Racing Championships and the IDRA North American Cup. As a family event, there will be interactive activities with a Family Zone for children 8 and up. "We have teamed up with Teeny Drone to create a fun area where kids can learn the basics of how drones work and flying drones with safety in mind," organizers say. Teeny Drones will be providing easy-to-fly, safe and fun little drones for kids to get introduced to this hobby. The Montreal drone expo is free for a limited amount of tickets, after which the cost will be between $5 to $10.
FPV Montreal & Lozeau present the Montreal Drone Expo in collaboration with Teeny Drones IDRA, Drone Nationals, MAAC and The Canadian Drone Academy Teeny Drones created a Family Zone within the Montreal Drone Expo to include four main areas 1) the Education Center, 2) the Obstacle Course Area, 3) the Flight Simulation Area, and finally 4) the Racer Experience. Each area will have entertainment and activities for all ages, as well as prizes, giveaways, and special surprises. #Teenydrones #teenypilots #mtldroneexpo #MDE16 #montreal #fpvmtl #drone #drones #racingdrones #droneracing #droner #dronerace #dronestagram #dronelife #quad #Quadrace #quads #quadracing #fly #fpv #fpvracing #montreal #multirotor #multirotorracing #idra #multigp #wdp #fpvmtl #drl #dronenationals
The Montreal Drone Expo is hosting the Canadian Qualifier DRONE NATIONALS World Drone Racing Championships June 25th at Molson stadium. The top canadian drone racing pilots will compete for 3 spots to qualify for the world drone racing championships in Hawaii. Website www.montrealdroneexpo.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/montrealdroneexpo instagram https://www.instagram.com/montrealdroneexpo/ twitter https://twitter.com/mtldroneexpo #MTLDRONEEXPO #MDE16 #droneworlds #intdrone #dronenationals #FPVMTL #montreal #drone #drones #racingdrones #droneracing #droner #dronerace #dronestagram #dronelife #quad #Quadrace #quads #quadracing #fly #fpv #fpvracingl #multirotor #multirotorracing #idra #multigp #wdp #fpvmtl #drl #dronenationals
The Montreal Drone Expo is hosting the Canadian qualifier for the IDRA north american cup June 25th at Molson stadium The top canadian drone racing pilots will compete for 3 spots to qualify for IDRA North American Cup in January 2017 Website: www.montrealdroneexpo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montrealdroneexpo instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montrealdroneexpo/ twitter: https://twitter.com/mtldroneexpo #IDRA #intdrone #MDE16 #MTLDRONEEXPO #FPVMTL #montrea #drone #drones #racingdrones #droneracing #droner #dronerace #dronestagram #dronelife #quad #Quadrace #quads #quadracing #fly #fpv #fpvracing #montreal #multirotor #multirotorracing #idra #multigp #wdp #fpvmtl #drl #dronenationals
FPV Montreal & Lozeau present the Montreal Drone Expo in collaboration with Teeny Drones brings you the family zone fun for all ages. Teeny Drones created a Family Zone within the Montreal Drone Expo to include four main areas 1) the Education Centre, 2) the Obstacle Course Area, 3) the Flight Simulation Area, and finally 4) the Racer Experience. Each area will have entertainment and activities for all ages, as well as prizes, giveaways, and special surprises. http://montrealdroneexpo.com
FPV MTL & Lozeau presents the Montreal drone expo in collaboration with IDRA, Drone Nationals and the Canadian drone academy. Canada's biggest drone racing event with the Canadian qualifier for the IDRA North American cup and the drone national world drone racing championships. montreal FPV MTL Is proud to present the first Montreal Drone Expo on Saturday June 25th, 2016 at the prestigious Percival Molson memorial stadium located at 475 Avenue des Pins, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4. This will be Canada's biggest drone racing event to date with the Canadian qualifier for the IDRA North American cup and the drone nationals drone racing championships also the students of the first session of the Canadian drone academy will be racing for the first time as part of their graduation. More than 60 pilots from all over canada will be converging to attend these two very high profile races in have the chance that they will qualify to the drone nationals world drone racing championships and the IDRA North American Cup. The Canadian drone academy will be finishing their 1st semester of their courses where students get to learn to build, fly and race over a 10 weeks ending with the montreal drone racing expo race where the students will compete for great prizes from our sponsors and also receive their racing diplomas. The Montreal drone expo is an event for all ages to share the passion of flying drones and educate people about this great new exciting sport and hobby with lots of great interactive activities. We want to open this event to families so we created a kids zone for kids 8 and up and have teamed up with Teeny Drone to create a fun area kids to learn the basics of how drones work, safety and flying drones. Teeny drones will be providing easy to fly safe and fun little drones for kids to get introduced to this fun hobby. We will also have booths set up with drone flying simulators for all ages to let you virtually try and be a pilot, strap on FPV goggles and a remote and see what's it's like. During races we have made sure that spectators will have the best experience by first having multiple tv screens broadcasting each of the pilots views of the race and we will be also streaming the event live to services such as twitch, periscope and Facebook live allowing you to use your smartphone or computer to watch anywhere. We will have many exhibitors from all from all areas of the drone industry from hobby shops, camera stores, drone services, schools and racing communities. We have a many great sponsors that have provided things to give away, we will be holding multiple raffles all day long for you to win drone related prizes. The Montreal drone expo is free for a limited amount of tickets and will cost only 5 to 10$ at most as tickets amounts increase. For more information, tickets, pilot registration, sponsor registration and exhibitor regisation you can visite the website at www.montrealdroneexpo.com you can also find us on on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A big thanks to CTV National News' Kevin Gallagher and Team Zero Thrust for joining us at the FPV Montreal April Winter Race. Don't miss the last race of the season on May 3rd @ Kart-O-Mania.
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