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Course Outline:

This 4 day course - 4 hour per day sessions has been structured and designed based on industry expected levels of competent skills and practical real-world capabilities for building, modifying and working with COTS UAV / UAS units and systems.

This course teaches a complete beginner with no prior knowledge of UAV’s, everything you need to know concerning building, modifying, flight planning and ground control planned flights. 

This is a hands-on practical course, straight to the point, you are guaranteed to leave this class with the skills needed to deal with all types of UAV, UAS and commercial drones.

We will utilize a pre-built mobile hardware system that each student gets to take home.

Note: Optional, use your own hardware as we will provide a link to the images for the custom OS systems we use on the Raspberry Pi's. 


Course Objectives


  • Learn the principals of UAVs and the ground control station (UAS)

  • Learn what are the major components and functionality

  • Learn the basic flight safety and check regional laws

  • Flight Planning Software and Digital Data Storage

  • USB Programmers / UART / JTAG

  • System Hardware architecture

  • Software Defined Radios, Install, Customize and detect

  • DJI Hardware and Software

  • Flight Controller Black Box data locations

  • Flight Controller Black Box data extraction and analysis

  • WiFi / RF Encryption and Breaking the security

  • Hardware and Software, building your toolkit


Course Hardware Kit Contents / Bring your Own:

  • Rpi 4 - 2GB Quad Core Mobile System with Heat Sink Ali Case

  • Rpi Zero 2 W + Heat Sink + Cable

  • RTL-SDR Blog V3 R820T2 RTL2832U Tuner        

    • External Antennas and Mount Kit

  • USB SD / MicroSD reader/writer

  • 2x 32 Gig MicroSD - Preloaded with Custom Linux OS

  • USB-C Micro Power Supply

  • Case / Organizer for all your gear

  • Note: Optional - bring your own Drone / build one with us