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Drone Piloting

                                                            Class Schedule
The Drone Piloting Class meets everyday in 3C during zero period(7:20am)
 
(Only Offered 3rd Trimester) 
 
Monday-Wednesday
Students learn content, maintenance and flight safety.
 
Thursday-Friday
Flight Days
Johnson Middle is now offering a Drone Piloting Class. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV) or more commonly known as drones are one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. Drones can be used for Videography on movie and TV sets, real estate promotions and weddings. The military uses drones for surveillance and dropping ordinances. Drone surveillance is also used by government agencies and theme parks. Drones are even being tested for delivering Amazon packages and pizza. Two of the fastest growing sports are drone racing and battle drones. Drone racing has even cut a broadcasting contract for cable television. Drone piloting and maintenance may be the future profession for many of our Johnson students. This class will equip students with basic drone knowledge to start them of this college and career path. 
 
Mr. Schammann
Rm 11C
 
                                                       
                                                                  Class Syllabus Topics
 
Chapter 1 : Drone Basics
History of Drones
Military Drones
Multicopters
RC Legacy
Indoor and Toy Drones
Professional Drones
 
Chapter 2: Powertrain
Airframe
Batteries
Motors
Speed Controllers(ESCs)
Propellers
Flight Controllers
RC Transmitters
FPV Systems
Telemetry
Landing Gear
 
Chapter 3: Ace Pilot
Flight Basics
Pre-flight checks
Skypan International
Flight Modes
The Maiden Flight
Roll, Pitch, Yaw and Throttle
Key Skills
Simulators
Manual Mode
GPS Autopilot
 
Chapter 4: Photo and Video
Camera Specification
Exposure Triangle
Amos Chapple
Cameras
Gimbals
Stills Composition
Video Composition
Dual Control
Programmed Camera
Image Correction
 
Chapter 6: Resources
Drones and the Law
Safe to Fly
 
 
 
 
 
                                                              Drone Racing
 
The Drone Class is attempting to build a Drone Racing Team. Students need to be committed to learning to pilot and maintain the school drones. Students will compete against each other and other teams. All Johnson students can try out  for the team.