UAV Day at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Posted: October 4, 2013 in Drones & Hollywood
Join us for UAV Day at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California on Sunday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet local experts in this new and ever-diversifying field of technology. In conjunction with our exhibition, On the Fly: Technology Takes Off, the Fleet is celebrating San Diego’s innovative UAV and multi-rotor community by inviting local organizations to join us for UAV Day. They will display small multi-rotor aircraft, custom and commercial UAVs and autonomous RC planes and helicopters for hobbyists. Most will also bring videos with information about their creations, their organizations and UAV technology and its myriad applications.

You may even take home your own quadcopter! All attendees can enter to win an AR.Drone2.0, the one-of-a kind quadcopter developed by French company Parrot featured in our exhibit. Parrot AR.Drone2.0 are very robust and stable, can be controlled by Wi-Fi using a smartphone or a tablet and are equipped with an embedded high-definition camera enabling video and photo recording and sharing.

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A quadrotor in action.

There will be brief lectures for interested visitors on the history and development of unmanned aircraft history and its civil integration, current FAA restrictions on commercial usages for UAVs and the positive applications being developed for UAVs and quadcopters.  Join in a workshop on unmanned technology, take a pilot lesson on a quad simulator and see how they function in an interactive mini wind tunnel.

In conjunction with the lectures, catch a new documentary making the rounds of film festival,s now titled Civilian DronesSearch and Rescue, based on a Texas man who has been doing recovery work with multi-rotors in the desert for the past ten years. The Air Law Institute is sponsoring a group of kids from an Old Town engineering scholarship program, who plan on building a scale model of NASA’s Ikhana unmanned aircraft. And don’t miss the clown and ghost quads, just in time for Halloween! Many of the multi-rotors and related products will be available for sale as well.

Participants thus far include AUVSI San Diego, Air Law institute, Innovative Designs, Dr. Eric Frost, 3D Robotics, San Diego Wind Tunnel, Isis Copter, Go Professional Cases, MultiRotor Systems and San Diego Drone User Group.

All activities are free with Fleet gallery admission.

Source: http://www.rhfleet.org/events/uav-day#sthash.sv1Rw2VW.dpuf

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