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Peregian Beach Digital Hub

253-255 David Low Way

Peregian Beach, QLD 4573

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Learn how to Build, Configure and Fly the Latest Innovative Racing Drones

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Wednesday 16th January to Monday 21th January

Time and Venues vary (See Below)

Strap yourself in for the Summer Drone Camp, an awesome holiday program where you'll learn to build, fly and race an FPV drone over 6 days.

FPV Drone Racing is one of the fastest rising sports in the world and allows pilots to experience an amazing sense of flying. FPV or "First Person View" drones are flown at high speed around obstacle courses, giving pilots the sensation of being at the controls of a stunt aircraft.

Getting to grips with FPV drones is an ideal introduction to the computer science and engineering principles that underpin robotics and unmanned vehicles. Drone Camp is a great way to have fun, develop valuable new skills and get inspired by the possibilities of new technology.

Late 2018 we delivered the first workshop to students from 10 different schools on the Sunshine Coast. This program was the first of its kind and had great success with everyone successfully racing on the final day.

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This program will be teaching ages from 14-25 the skills behind FPV Drone Racing and immerse them in the amazing world of drones. Participants will test their knowledge and flying skills by competing head to head to win fantastic prizes. This program will be delivered by two year 12 students Connor Middleton, an avid innovator and FPV Drone Racing Pilot and Eamon Kriz, a licensed CASA RPA Pilot who has been operating his Aerial Cinematography business since early 2017.

Structure of Program:

Wednesday 16th January 10 am – 2 pm

Peregian Beach Digital Hub

Students will learn about each component and what role it plays in the drone’s architecture. They will also learn how drones are being used in modern society.

Thursday 17th January 10 am – 2 pm

CQU Noosa Campus

The configuration software Beta flight will be used to program their drones. They will also learn how to control a drone via the flight simulator, Lift Off.

Friday 18th January 11 am – 1 pm

CQU Noosa Campus

Students will be provided with another opportunity to increase their flying skills on Lift Off before they fly an actual racing drone in the afternoon. The Leisure Centre is a short 5 min walk down the road.

Friday 18th January 2 pm – 5 pm

Noosa Leisure Centre

Students will learn basic drone flying skills such as how to hover and fly around a course in FPV. Drones and FPV gear will be provided.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 10 am- 12 pm

Peregian Beach Digital Hub

*Optional*

Q&A session with Mentors to discuss anything drone related

A Lift Off simulator will also be available

Monday 21th January 1 pm – 5 pm

Noosa Leisure Centre

Race Day: Students take each other on in an FPV racing tournament where they can put their flying skills and knowledge to the test. Prizes will be awarded to the top pilots.

Who can enter:

Anyone from the ages of 14-25, who are interested in drones and/or emerging technologies.

Contact Details:

General Inquiries

flyinginventors@gmail.com

Connor Middleton

connor.middleton1@hotmail.com

0426 283 789

Eamon Kriz

eamonkriz@gmail.com

0479035599

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