The RPI Drone Club was founded in the fall of 2017. We consist of students from a variety of disciplines, skills, and class years. The Drone Club seeks to embody the seriously cool drone industry, and provide its members with the relevant technical skills to take advantage of it. This includes building everything from micro racers to large project drones, and teaching members the core principals of designing, building, programming, and flying a drone with no prior experience. Our club is officially a MANE department and School of Engineering-funded organization, chartered with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and a qualifying member of the Collegiate Drone Racing Association.
"For the battle against gravity!"
Please join our Slack Channel for the most up-to-date meeting times, locations, and general information that develops about our club. Contact us to receive a Slack invite or to be added to our email list.
We will be holding initial meetings for Fall 2019 at 2pm on Friday August 30th and Friday September 6th until we establish a more permanent schedule.
We're looking for engineers & leaders from all majors to assist with the growth of the club. This includes filling prior officer positions (Vice President, Safety, Manufacturing) as well as adding new roles. These additional roles currently include pilots for our competitions, website developers, funding and outreach coordinators, media and design officers, drone photographers, computer science majors, and other project leaders. Please come by any of our meetings for more information on these roles.
All donations fund our club directly, and help us cover costs not currently supported by the school. The button below redirects to our PayPal money pool.