Drones, Quadcopters, RC Planes & Gliders part of Aerospace education at OCS.

One of the various quadcopters that took part in the presentation.

A Cessna RC airplane used to demonstrate RC control surfaces and channels / servos

The Omaha Composite Squadron held its monthly Aerospace Education evening on March 13.   OCS Aerospace Education Officer, 2dLt Kirk Rasmussen, led the evening by demonstrating the basics of RC aircraft operation, required equipment, and the theory of flight behind each type of craft that was being demonstrated to the cadets.

Some of the RC equipment brought in for the demonstration

Cadets get a better view of the Servo mechanism via the bottom of the aircraft.

The cadets were able to see first-hand, the new technologies that are being introduced into the RC world, such as the new FPV (First Person View) miniature cameras which allow the user (pilot) to fly the aircraft, while wearing a set of goggles that display the path of the aircraft across the air as transmitted by the FPV camera mounted on the aircraft itself.

Cadets take turns at looking through the FPV goggles from one of the aircraft.

The Omaha Composite squadron plans to expand the Aerospace Education program over the next few months to include some exciting, never before seen activities at the squadron level.  More details will be forthcoming as we work on securing the equipment and manage the logistics of these activities.  Stay tuned!

A Captive Audience listens attentively as two OCS cadets brief them on RC aircraft operations.

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