Authors: Jadin Tredup and Michael Salinas
E-Mails: Tredupj@unlv.nevada.edu Salinm1@unlv.nevada.edu
Date: Last modified on <8/21/16>
Keywords: UAV, Training, Drone, Multicopter, Multirotor
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The above picture depicts the UAV students will be building in lesson #2 of the training program. This training program was put together based off of, and in conjunction with a training program undergone by both authors and conducted by Lee Van Tassle. This program will consist of twelve lessons, meant to be done weekly, and will cover aspects of UAV piloting including, but not limited to: rules and regulations, UAV construction, UAV flight techniques, and UAV flight automation.
UAV's are a recent technology that are highly versatile in their applications. UAV's have been implemented into a growing number of industries including defense, entertainment, research, and more. For this reason, it is in any autonomous systems labs best interest to be well versed in the construction and operation of unmanned aerial vehicles. This program is meant to be an in-house training tool for DASL members so that information can be effectively and efficiently passed on.
|Part Name/Description||Vendor||Link to Product||Price||Qty (Per Two Students)|
|3DR Pixhawk Flight Controller Kit||Hobby King||Pixhawk||189.00||2|
|Q450 V3 Quadcopter Frame||Hobby King||450 Quadcopter Frame||12.99||5|
|Motor, Propellor, and ESC Kit||Hobby King||Motor Kit||40.00||3|
|3S 2200 mAh LiPO Battery||Hobby King||Battery||12.00||8|
|Futaba Transmitter (can be found in lab)||Amazon||Transmitter||549.96||2|
These lessons are not crucial to the UAV training program, but are useful for other UAV operations.
Final words will be added once both authors complete their training sessions with Lee Van Tassle.