Drones 101: Fun With Quadcopters (June 15-19 PM)

Newton's Attic

Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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What's Included

The price includes a Quadcopter with an $89 retail value which students take home. A minimum of three students is required for this class to run. Please share this very special offering with friends and family who might be interested. Quadcopters are the little flying “Drones” that seem to be everywhere these days. Their ease of use and precision flight capability make them an excellent tool for experimentation. Students will learn the basic concepts of quadcopter construction and operation in this introductory course. Each student will assemble his or her own miniature quadcopter prior to receiving flight instruction. They will then construct obstacles to be used in a final challenge. Students will compete in a timed flight on the obstacle course they have designed to crown the “King of Quads”. Instructor Keith Hollifield has had a life-long passion for model building, electronic gadgets and aviation and is a long time member and former president of the Lexington Model Airplane Club. He has built and flown over 200 different model aircraft from those small enough for indoor flight to jet powered models capable of 200mph. Keith holds a bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Assets Protection / Risk Management, and his professional experience includes government contracting and commercial electrical construction. He put his passions to work when he opened Speeders Hobby Center in Lexington, which he operated for several years. Other interests include recording music, playing computer games with his sons, experimenting with photography and fishing. He is currently developing an aerial crop survey and mapping service using autonomous unmanned aircraft. We are pleased to have Keith and his many talents as part of the Newtons’ Attic team.

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Newton's Attic, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.

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