October Classes at Brooklyn Aerodrome

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Breck explains the importance of a bevel hinge in constructing the airframe to our September adult class.

Now that fall is here and the World Maker Faire NYC is around the corner, we have packed October with all manner of opportunities to create and fly.

In anticipation of an overwhelming demand and considering the diversity of the maker demographic, we have added two sessions of weekday and weeknight classes.

Anyone who can round up their own group of 3-4 adults or adult/child pairs can also schedule a private class at no extra cost.

Behold the Brooklyn Aerodrome Fall 2012 semester!

Session Dates and Registration:

ADULT + 1 CHILD (10 years and older) CLASS sessions are:

10/09 BUILD CLASS (Weekday B)

DATE: Tuesday, October 9th
TIME: 10am – 2pm

and

10/14 FLY CLASS (B)
DATE: Sunday, October 14th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/14 BUILD CLASS (D)
DATE: Sunday, October 14th
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

and

10/21 FLY CLASS (D)
DATE: Sunday, October 21st
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/21 BUILD CLASS (F)
DATE: Sunday, October 21st
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

and

10/28 FLY CLASS (F)
DATE: Sunday, October 28th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/23 BUILD CLASS (Weekday F)
DATE: Tuesday, October 23rd
TIME: 10am – 2pm

and

10/28 FLY CLASS (F)
DATE: Sunday, October 28th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/28 BUILD CLASS (H)
DATE: Sunday, October 28th
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

and

11/04 FLY CLASS (H)
DATE: Sunday, November 4th
TIME: 9am – 11am

ADULT CLASS sessions are:

10/11 BUILD CLASS (Weekday A)
DATE: Thursday, October 11th
TIME: 10am – 2pm

and

10/13 FLY CLASS (A)
DATE: Saturday, October 13th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/13 BUILD CLASS (C)
DATE: Saturday, October 13th
TIME: 3pm – 7pm

and

10/20 FLY CLASS (C)
DATE: Saturday, October 20th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/20 BUILD CLASS (E)
DATE: Saturday, October 20th
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

and

10/27 FLY CLASS (E)
DATE: Saturday, October 27th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/25 BUILD CLASS (Weekday E)
DATE: Thursday, October 25th
TIME: 10am – 2pm

and

10/27 FLY CLASS (E)
DATE: Saturday, October 27th
TIME: 9am – 11am

10/27 BUILD CLASS (G)
DATE: Saturday, October 27th
TIME: 12pm – 4pm

and

11/03 FLY CLASS (G)
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd
TIME: 9am – 11am

We cap class size at 5 individuals for the Adult class and 4 pairs for the Adult + 1 Child class.

We are now offering a separate Night Flying Class for those pilots who have completed the daytime build and fly sessions and are interested in illumination techniques for their airplane.  There are 2 slots available for Adult/Child pairs and 3 slots available for Adults.

Please note that the Night Flying Class is an adult environment, but children are welcome when accompanied by their parent.

NIGHT FLYING CLASS
DATE: Tuesday, October 25th
TIME: 7pm – 10pm

Pre-registration is required for all classes and is on a first come, first serve basis.

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS, please send an email to classes@brooklynaerodrome.com stating:

– which type of class sessions you would like to attend and age of child if applicable.  Children must be at least 10 years old.

– your method of payment

We will confirm registration for your class and then ask that you pay your Class and Materials Fee total.

Please read our release form at:  http://brooklynaerodrome.com/ParticipationForm.pdf

We ask that you sign this in person before class begins.

Registration deadline is October 6th.

Class Synopsis:

This class will teach the basics of the creation and design of medium sized remote controlled aircraft that are cheap and quick to build. We emphasize use of recycled materials and generation of creative flying shapes around an economical core of electric remote control equipment.

Class begins with a standard design delta wing that serves as an excellent foundation for a fast to assemble, cheap and good flying aircraft that is built from scratch. Parts include coat hangers, scrap signs, foam board and ladders as the components of the airframe. The electric motor, speed controller, servos, battery, propeller, charger and radio are provided as part of the Materials Fee.

By the end of class session 2, all students will fly the delta wings (weather permitting–a makeup fly day will be available if needed). Students can expect to destroy the delta wing planes in the flying session, but that is what makes it fun and you will know how to build more. This independence is the entire point of the class.

The BA Build/Fly Class consists of 2 daytime sessions – the build session (4 hours) and the fly session (2 hours).
Cost per class: $120.
This fee covers the cost of both sessions.
Materials Fee (includes radio): $160

The BA Night Fly Class consists of 1 nighttime session.
Cost per class: $60.
Materials Fee: $40.

Payment:
We accept Paypal (which accepts most credit cards).
We will accept checks that reach us 5 business days before the start of the class.

Please note: After completing your class, we have open studio nights ($20 shop fee) for those who want to come build, tweak etc. The fee covers expendables like foam, tape, zip ties etc. We announce these events on facebook, twitter, our blog and via email.

Lastly, Brooklyn Aerodrome is proud to be featured at the World Maker Faire 2012 at the Queens Hall of Science this coming weekend, Sept. 29th-30th. We will announce demos, buddy-boxing and all manner of news and updates through our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/brooklynaero

Please “Like” us to be part of the fun!

Best,

BA

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