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admin September 15, 2017

By Mia Wang

Thanks to developments in science and information technology the key components have become smaller, faster, and more powerful. An important factor in designing and manufacturing drones is weight and aerodynamics. With the developments battery technology drones are able to have a longer battery life without sacrificing having to carry a heavy battery. Wi-Fi technology gives greater control options with many drones able to be operated from your tablet.

For students and school faculty members who are interested in the new and upcoming technology. Sean Taylor, sociology/phycology professor of DMACC, and Nathan Porter, nursing student of DMACC Boone campus, are going to put together a drone demonstration on September 18th at 1:30 pm. The location is North Field – by softball/baseball complex.

Professor Taylor told the Banner news that the drone demo idea was come from one of his students named Nathan Porter. “One day Nathan came to me and said, hey, would you like to learn about drone sometime? He goes, I’m into it. I’m racing drones. So we went to the gym one day and we flew them. He was freaking amazing at it.” So after their playtime at the gym, Nathan suggested that he could do a demonstration for DMACC students who are interested in drone-flying.

Banner News also interviewed the drone master, Nathan Porter. He said,” There are a whole lot of different modalities you can play with. There is landscaping, disaster examination, aerial photography or wedding photos, self-programmed ones that can follow you. It all depends on what you want to do. ” He also introduced the Monday demonstration to the Banner News, “Basically, students are going to put on the goggles, kind of giving them a demonstration on the what the drones are capable of. In my recommendation, you might need to start small and make sure you like it, and then move on to the bigger ones.” The drones Nathan most interested in are racing drones, which are able to fly at the speed of eighty miles per hour. If students want to be more involved, Nathan said he could do the demonstration more often and maybe even establish a drone club.




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