It is September 8th, 2015 as I write this, and this day is important for 2 reasons. First, It is my grandson Elijah’s 3rd birthday! Time really flies, it seems like yesterday I saw him for the first time at the hospital and he is now 3 already!
Second reason, later today I will be heading up to Las Vegas to participate at the 2015 InterDrone Convention, which is hosted at the Rio Hotel September 9-11, 2015. I look forward to meeting a bunch of new people, and also catching up with old friends from across the country.
This year I am one of the speakers at the event, and will be presenting 2 different workshops at the conference. The first one, which is Wednesday September 9th, from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, is titled Intro to Electric Power Systems. In this workshop I will cover all the basics of electric power systems, as they are used in multirotors, and explain how each part of the system works. I will also cover the special tools that are recommended to have to make testing and servicing a power system as easy as possible.
The second workshop, which will be held on Thursday September 10th, from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm, is titled Advanced Power System Selection for Multirotors. In this workshop, I cover a brief look at each of the components in a power system, and then show the step-by-step procedure for selecting a power system to maximize power, efficiency and run time.
I have made PDF versions of the PowerPoint slides used in each of these presentations for those that would like to have a copy after the event, or for those that cannot make it to InterDrone, and would like to get this information.
The Intro to Electric Power Systems slides can be downloaded at the following link.
The Advanced Power System Selection for Multirotor slides can be downloaded at this link.
Once I get back from the show, I will post an update with a few photos from the event.