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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flying Cephlopod, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Flying Cephlopod

    Apr 23, 2014
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    Yesterday a buddy and I were flying our quadcopter (P2 with GoPro) at a park near the Berkeley (California) marina. I think it's called Chaves Park, which is a former city dump site by the bay.

    Some individuals with a variety of multirotor drones started to arrive who had thought that we were meeting with them! I knew nothing about their meeting!

    It turned out the group of perhaps a dozen or so fellow drone hobbyests had informally planned to meet through meetup.com, a website that helps to organize others with similar interest.

    I don't know the geographic scope and availability using meetup.com is--California, USA, Canada, Europe, or beyond?--but its a tool some of use might want to use for quick, easy to organize meetups.

    It was fun meeting others and seeing their machines--many were homemade, some were DJI products, including two-six prop model, one was a 3D model, and so on. I had some problems controlling my machine, but I don't know it was due to the very breezy conditions, RFI, or both.

    That said, I did not see many drones flying. There was high RF interference and one person nearly lost his drone, which wasn't a Phantom, by the way.