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11.02.2017
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City/Town: Winterthur
Event Type: Sport
Location: Wartstrasse 73, 8400 Winterthur
Price: 60 CHF

Join drone racing, the fastest growing sport in the world. You can experience the same thrill of sitting in a cockpit while being in an arm chair!

Sign-up for Beginners' Training (signups are binding) www.dracer.ch

Watch the clip below to knock your socks off, soon you might be able to pull this off
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Starting with good-to-know info on drones, this beginner level class leaves nothing out: intro on drones, handling, dos and don'ts, regulations with of course lots of hands on practice on flying a drone and finally flying with FPV googles.
  • No need to buy/bring any equipment/drones, only register above & be there on time.
  • if you are coming with guest(s) each person needs to sign-up using the link above.
  • As drone flying requires superior hand eye coordination, no participation in training under influence of alcohol/drugs

This training date has promotional price of 60CHF, grab your spot early on!
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Have been a longtime EF member, however more (an active) lurker in recent months. Keenly followed this discussion & also the concerns around privacy/security. My two pence could be interesting for you folks.

I too recently fell in love with drones, however, it is very difficult hobby/sport to get into, potentially expensive, requires countless hours spent on youtube/blogs, worry concerning rules in the country/canton/Gemeinde!

Hence I got in touch online with some who actively pursue this hobby, and even few of the best pilots in Switzerland (swiss drone national champions, and World Championship participants) to see if it could be made easier for noobs. Super helpful community & great people who are more than willing to help albeit there was no structure for that to happen. So I went about to organise a training session with another friend to learn this hobby 'properly' from one of the Swiss Champions. Word got around pretty soon and now there were 30 (jeez!) people signing-up in my hastily built signup page.

Thus ultimately we asked for a nominal fee for the training, booked a largish hall and bought more drones (if everyone brought their own, the setup would be hell due to frequency overlap etc.), Needless to say we had a blast at the training and it is VERY addictive. Especially flying them with the First Person View googles which feels like sitting in the cockpit of a jet!

Now with an updated page (if you're interested, www.dracer.ch) we plan to hold a few more such trainings in future, to at least breakeven. Who knows it might even become a business !

I'll add the next training on Feb 11th under 'commercial event' in EF, incase any of you folks want to join!

Hope this news excites a few of you!
Cheers, Bender
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Now with an updated page (if you're interested, www.dracer.ch) we plan to hold a few more such trainings in future, to at least breakeven. Who knows it might even become a business !

I'll add the next training on Feb 11th under 'commercial event' in EF, incase any of you folks want to join!

Hope this news excites a few of you!
Cheers, Bender
Thanks Bender - checked out our Dracer site; it looks cool. Nice job there! I got my Phantom 3 Advanced couple of weeks ago and still learning to fly (and shoot). I think I will sign up for the next lesson.
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

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Have been a longtime EF member, however more (an active) lurker in recent months. Keenly followed this discussion & also the concerns around privacy/security. My two pence could be interesting for you folks.

I too recently fell in love with drones, however, it is very difficult hobby/sport to get into, potentially expensive, requires countless hours spent on youtube/blogs, worry concerning rules in the country/canton/Gemeinde!

Hence I got in touch online with some who actively pursue this hobby, and even few of the best pilots in Switzerland (swiss drone national champions, and World Championship participants) to see if it could be made easier for noobs. Super helpful community & great people who are more than willing to help albeit there was no structure for that to happen. So I went about to organise a training session with another friend to learn this hobby 'properly' from one of the Swiss Champions. Word got around pretty soon and now there were 30 (jeez!) people signing-up in my hastily built signup page.

Thus ultimately we asked for a nominal fee for the training, booked a largish hall and bought more drones (if everyone brought their own, the setup would be hell due to frequency overlap etc.), Needless to say we had a blast at the training and it is VERY addictive. Especially flying them with the First Person View googles which feels like sitting in the cockpit of a jet!

Now with an updated page (if you're interested, www.dracer.ch) we plan to hold a few more such trainings in future, to at least breakeven. Who knows it might even become a business !

I'll add the next training on Feb 11th under 'commercial event' in EF, incase any of you folks want to join!

Hope this news excites a few of you!
Cheers, Bender
I've been racing quads since last summer, and fpving since 2014, so I'm quite heavily into this hobby. I want to say a really big thank you for this initiative and for getting new people into the hobby. I've flown a few times with Schemen and he's a great guy.

I really hope that you can make a business out it. Personally, I very much hope that you will also get into organising race training for experienced pilots. I know plenty of guys in the Zurich and Winterthur area that are always looking for indoor events to attend. A bunch of us have been driving over to Eschlikon most Sundays this month, even though it's an hour long drive and paying 15chf for a day of racing. So if you were to arrange race events and training in the Zurich area I think you'd see quite a lot of customers. There's currently nothing here. Some guys I know are even driving over the border into Germany for regular indoor races.

Hopefully I'll get to fly with you at some point. My pilot name is DannyF.
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Re: Buy your own drone [discussion about drones for personal use/hobby]

Awesome Nitin, do sign up by today or tomorrow as places are really filling up like crazy! if you're bringing a few friends or interested folks even better, the training is always pilot/spotter scenario like in real life.

DannyF: great to hear that mate! Schemen spoke highly of your meteoric rise from noob to expert. Well if you're so good, perhaps you should join us to help during training, if you can make time ;-) I'm sure you're experience would be wonderful to share.

For others reading the thread, do join if you can or kindly spread the word and earn yourself some cosmic karma. I've already overshot the budget of my 'hobby' so atleast more people benefit of the equipment.

EnglishForum for me is still the place to reach out to like minded people and there are always a few who seem to know what you're talking about, no matter how niche the interest is.
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