Remote Aerial Service Platform
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Course Infomation

Remote Aerial Service Platform
Level 2 Curriculum
14 Sessions
Prerequisite is prior Industrial UAV Systems course or similar knowledege

NOTE - Since it is required to take the prior courses, this course does NOT include a transmitter, goggles nor any tools. It is expected that you will have these before joining the class. Having taken previous classes you should not have to purchase anything to complete the course.

Course Overview:

A strong topic of all our UAV courses has been that if you understand all the elements of the UAV system then you can build a vehicle suited for any purpose. This course expands on that concept by creating a larger scale remote operated vehicle that can be fitted with various elements in order to achieve a desired task. In this class we'll be covering all the typical topics discussed in prior UAV courses but looking into other advanced features such as gimbal controlled cameras, restricted flight altitude for safe navigation, GPS guidance, multiple FPV cameras (Forward and down-facing), and more transmitter configurations.

Initially we'll continue the programming of the vehicle using Betaflight firmware used in previous classes but after proving out all systems we'll replace this with the INAV flight control firmware. This platform offers many more features better suited to our particular application. Specifically the GPS assistance and mapping capabilities. In the Industrial UAV Systems course we teach students to build, maintain and fly their vehicle all on their own. Extremely fast and agile machines completely controlled buy a human operator. This includes their physical flight skills and their configuration knowledge to tune the vehicle to it's optimal performance for the particular application. Now in this course we move on to the assisted flight systems which can be seen as easier to fly but with their experience and flight skills they are fully prepared to manage the craft in situations where guidance systems fail. We strongly feel that this is the best learning path. One final element that makes these vehicles we design different from similar proprietary systems is that the operator can simply flip a switch and take full control of the vehicle at any time. If they have the skill, going from steadycam to power loop is all part of the daily workflow.

  • Review of all topics from Level 1 UAV courses
  • UAV Frame Structure and design considerations
  • Motor power decisions
  • Propeller placement and characteristics
  • Load handling
  • RF Systems
  • Multi-Camera FPV Support
  • Barometer, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope technology
  • GPS sensor technology
  • Configuring altitude and position hold features
  • Mapping GPS waypoints
  • Ground surveying and photogrammetry overview
  • Multi-pilot concepts
  • Servo control
  • Gimbal image stabilization
  • Image stabilization software

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Class Dates and Times:


You can register by phone between 9am and 4pm PDT

Important - You will need a CTCLink ID number in order for us to help you over the phone or in person. You can follow the steps below to get one.

Fill out an application to Edmonds College:
Online Admissions Application

A few notes for your application:
Enroll as: "First Year"
Program: "Professional Technical"
Term: "_____" (Season plus year, such as: Spring 2023)
Degree or Certificate: "Undecided - Professional Technical"

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Registering Online

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NOTE - All our classes fall under "Special Topics: Manufacturing".

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