Canadian Drone Academy Fall Sememster info session @ District 3 concordia

Sep 29, 2016

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.
 
Linkedin:  https://ca.linkedin.com/in/nick-iversen-bb7392a
 
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.
 
Includes:

  1. All the parts to build a FPV Drone
  2. The remote control
  3. The FPV Goggles
  4. 1 battery
  5. 1 set of props
  6. Battery tester and buzzer
  7. 1 basic charger
  8. Tool kit with everything you need to build a drone
  9. Soldering Iron with stand
  10. Nuts, bolts, standoffs, tie wraps and shrink wrap.

 
Class requirements?
 
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?

  • In a fun, immersive way, engaging
  • Building / tuning / flying / racing
  • Exposure to this new incredible fast-paced immersive sport / hobby
  • Engage with other like-minded communities and individuals
  • Sharing the passion to this new sport
  • Learn about the makers community
  • Learn to fly drones on simulators

 
Signup now!

  1. To reserve a spot in our fall courses please signup
  2. Make a deposit of 300$
  3. Make balance payment - 700$/ balance based on upgrades on Oct 10th 2016
  4. Free info session October 7th at 7 to 8:30pm
  5. Registration closes after the info session

 
Sign up for the Fall semester, the free info sessions or any of our other courses
https://form.jotform.com/canadiandroneacademy/class-registration-signup-form
 
F.A.Q.
For any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  1. Will you offer just flying classes?Yes.
  2. Can i try to fly a drone before i sign up?Yes at the info sessions we have teeny drones.
  3. Do you sell drones so i can take flying lessons? Yes we have a starter package
  4. Can we take the class online?Yes we offer video classes online, we ship you the parts.
  5. Can i bring my own drone?Yes
  6. Is the course offered in french?I do speak french if needed but the content is in english.

 
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Montreal Drone Expo Pilots & FPV MTL Teach Some Of The Red Bull Pilots how to fly Drones.

Jun 09, 2016

Montreal Drone Expo Pilots Teach Some Of The Red Bull Pilots how to fly Drones.

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

TechVibes our newest media partners writes a great article on the montreal drone expo

May 19, 2016

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 brings you the family zone.

May 19, 2016

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