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