Flying: Drones/UAV and UAS

FLYING: DRONES/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

What can you do in this project?

  • Discuss individual youth goals and fair project options.
  • Explore Drone/UAS/UAV definition, types, parts, controls, basic features.
  • Explore regulations, safety, and ethics for operating drones.
  • Explore drone operations in details: physics, electronics, etc.
  • Explore flight basics, flight dynamics, forces of flight.
  • Practice drone flying the develop pilot skills, including navigation around and through obstacles.
  • Explore advanced drone features, conveniences, autonomous flight, sensors, etc.
  • Explore careers and uses of drones beyond recreation.
  • Explore and experience FPV vs photography/videography and other recreational uses of drones.
  • Building a drone from scratch, trade-offs in range, battery, weight, etc.
  • Other miscellaneous topics such as battery safety and care.

Ages: 3rd grade and older

Cost: $90 per member (includes a drone). Note: exceptions on a case-by-case basis if the youth already has a drone.

Equipment Needed:

  • Contact Project Leader.

Project Add Deadline: TBA.

Location: Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, see below for specific building

Times: TBA. (based on youth members availability & meeting space availability)

2023-2024 Dates:

  • 2023-2024 project dates TBA. (based on youth members availability & meeting space availability)
  • 6-8 project group meetings will be scheduled with location and schedule dependent on what works best for project group.
  • Expectations is that meetings will be 2x/month starting in December 2023 or January 2024 and running through March 2024.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Heller   414-502-8030

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