Multicopter Build Day, Saturday, Jan 9 and 23, 1:00PM

It’s been a slow off-season so far, but now is the right time to start getting builds ready for this spring and summer. We’ll be going back to two build days a month, currently scheduled for Jan 9 and 23 at 1:00pm.

Multicopter Build Day

Saturday, Jan 9, 2016, 1:00 PM

The Bodgery
4444 Robertson Rd Madison, WI

1 Makers Attending

If you need help or motivation to work on that quadcopter, or you’re just interested in learning more about RC aircraft, then here is the perfect opportunity for you.Bring your quadcopters, completed or not, for help building, calibrating, or flying.  All skill levels welcome.  Tricopters and other configurations also welcome.

Check out this Meetup →

Multicopter Build Day

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016, 1:00 PM

The Bodgery
4444 Robertson Rd Madison, WI

1 Makers Attending

If you need help or motivation to work on that quadcopter, or you’re just interested in learning more about RC aircraft, then here is the perfect opportunity for you.Bring your quadcopters, completed or not, for help building, calibrating, or flying.  All skill levels welcome.  Tricopters and other configurations also welcome.

Check out this Meetup →

Multicopter Build Day, Saturday, Oct 24, 1:00PM

We’ll be starting up the Build Day again now that we’re going into winter. See the Meetup page for details:

Multicopter Build Day

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015, 1:00 PM

The Bodgery
4444 Robertson Rd Madison, WI

2 Makers Attending

If you need help or motivation to work on that quadcopter, or you’re just interested in learning more about RC aircraft, then here is the perfect opportunity for you.Bring your quadcopters, completed or not, for help building, calibrating, or flying.  All skill levels welcome.  Tricopters and other configurations also welcome.

Check out this Meetup →

Racing Meetup, Sept 20

Next race will be on Sept 20 at Elver Park on the West Side of Madison, at the terrace soccer field #3. We will start at 10:00AM and go until 4:00PM (or just until the batteries run out). Here’s a map:

Elver Park Park and Fly locations

Cost to fly will be $15; spectators are welcome for free. “Flying” can mean either proper races, or just testing or playing in between races. There will be a mandatory meeting to go over basic rules for all pilots, so be sure to come no later than 10:30.

Kids 12 and under can do free-flight (flying in between races) for no cost.

Racing Meetup, Sept 6

Next race will be on Sept 6 at Elver Park on the West Side of Madison, at the terrace soccer field #3. We will start at 10:00AM and go until 4:00PM (or just until the batteries run out). Here’s a map:

Elver Park Park and Fly locations

Cost to fly will be $15; spectators are welcome for free. “Flying” can mean either proper races, or just testing or playing in between races. There will be a mandatory meeting to go over basic rules for all pilots, so be sure to come no later than 10:30.

Kids 12 and under can do free-flight (flying in between races) for no cost.

Videos of Aug 16 Meetup

One of the pilots at our last event got some great videos:

And a chase:

Racing Meetup, Aug 30

Next race will be on Aug 30 at Elver Park on the West Side of Madison, at the terrace soccer field #3. We will start at 10:00AM and go until 4:00PM (or just until the batteries run out). Here’s a map:

Elver Park Park and Fly locations

Cost to fly will be $15; spectators are welcome for free. “Flying” can mean either proper races, or just testing or playing in between races. There will be a mandatory meeting to go over basic rules for all pilots, so be sure to come no later than 10:30.

Kids 12 and under can do free-flight (flying in between races) for no cost.

Isthmus Article

We were featured in the Isthmus:

http://www.isthmus.com/news/snapshot/mad-city-drone-racing-league/

Racing Meetup, Aug 16

Next race will be on Aug 16 at Elver Park on the West Side of Madison, at the terrace soccer field #3. We will start at 10:00AM and go until 4:00PM (or just until the batteries run out). Here’s a map:

Elver Park Park and Fly locations

Cost to fly will be $15; spectators are welcome for free. “Flying” can mean either proper races, or just testing or playing in between races. There will be a mandatory meeting to go over basic rules for all pilots, so be sure to come no later than 10:30.

Kids 12 and under can do free-flight (flying in between races) for no cost.

Racing Meetup, Aug 2

Next race will be on Aug 2 at Elver Park on the West Side of Madison, at the terrace soccer field #3. We will start at 10:00AM and go until 4:00PM (or just until the batteries run out). Here’s a map:

Elver Park Park and Fly locations

Cost to fly will be $15; spectators are welcome for free. “Flying” can mean either proper races, or just testing or playing in between races. There will be a mandatory meeting to go over basic rules for all pilots, so be sure to come no later than 10:30.

Kids 12 and under can do free-flight (flying in between races) for no cost.

Antennas 101 – Polarization, Diversity & Gain Patterns

Great video on how antennas effect signal levels on RC aircraft:

Antennas 101 – Polarization, Diversity & Gain Patterns from Joop Media on Vimeo.

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