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Hello my Fellow Diy Drones Members.  I am currently opening up to anyone who wants to join in on the Beta Testing and eventfual full release of!! The Ning Basic Plan caps me at 1,000 members so the beta limit is going to be set at 1k.

What are We looking for?!:

1-2 Admins, 10-20 Moderators, CAD Beginners, CAD Experts, HTML Geniuses, Website Techies, phpBB Experts, etc.  Basically anyone who feels that this is website will serve an amazing purpose for the Drone Community and wants to help assist or be a part of it.

What are we trying to do with!:

We are trying to build the worlds largest open source CAD Community that is 100% Focused on open source Hobby and commercial CAD Drones collaboration between experts around the world.  If the beta goes good then we are going to get on a specialized Ning plan that will allow us to turn this into the worlds largest CAD Database for Drone Part Printing, Designing, and the sharing of files amongst community members.

Who is in Charge of! Who makes the decisions?!:

The community of course!  During the Beta Process and beyond the full release of the website the members of CAD Drones will be able to vote in polls and voice their opinions on which way the website goes on this great journey.  The polls will be the deciding factor on major decisions like whether to go with the Ning Forum Platform or use an embedded 3rd Party forum system and also the beta members will ultimately decide the Website rules and such.

Come check out and be a part of the beginnging of something amazing!


All the advice I can get right now would be great!!

Joshua Johnson

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Comment by kolin on December 28, 2013 at 1:51am

I am registered, how and where I post CAD drawing I like to share?

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 1:58am

I will create a CAD Drawings Discussion category and will look into photo categories as well.  Get on and get to posting all the photos you want pal! :)

Comment by Aaron Chadd on December 28, 2013 at 2:00am

I am very interested in how this shapes up. Its about time someone makes one space for drone parts in a DIY format. I have two 3d printers that I work with all the time for drone parts, so for sure will be uploading some of my designs.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 2:01am

I set up a CAD Drawings photo category so feel free to start droppin photos like its hot!

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 2:09am

I'm setting up categories for videos now.  If you folks would like you can create discussions or message me if you have any categories you would like to request be added to Photos, Forum, Videos, Etc.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 2:10am

I'm almost certain you folks can just upload your entire Vimeo and youtube channels right into the video section of the site.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 2:11am

@Sen, Thanks!  Join up and please let me know how you would like to see things set up.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 2:17am

Comment by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 4:00am

I'm in desperate need of a good graphic designer for a logo at the top and help with nice background designs and such.  If you can be of any help please comment here and sign up for the beta and message me.

Comment by Jesse on December 28, 2013 at 4:00am

I think it's great you've got so much enthusiasm for drones! It's awesome! Just one small critique... I've seen a lot of the great ideas you've come up with and sites you've launched, but they seem to be forgotten shortly after they're 'born'. I'd suggest focusing your energy towards one or two of them, making them into quality products, rather than continuing to launch some new website. For example, DroneCafe is a very cool concept site, but it's lacking... well, everything. Just a recap of some of your ideas...
Midwestern Unmanned Agricultural Vehicles Association
Diy Drones Newspaper
Minneapolis, Minnesota Fly Club

Again, all launched with great intention, but I would put your energy towards "quality". I think you'll end up achieving more that way.


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