For those multicopter fans who are going to be at the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition on June 16th (only rovers and planes allowed to compete), a reminder that the DIY Drones crew will be holding a "Multicopter Rodeo" the next day, open to all. It's just like the Sparkfun competition, but for rotary wing UAVs.
We're going to be meeting at 10:00 am on Sunday the 17th at this site, which is about 15 minutes from Sparkfun (Google Street View shown, along with adjacent archery range). Autonomous multicopters and helicopters of all types are welcome, and the competition will consist of timed completion of a course, with extra points for autonomous takeoff and landing within a marked area.
Prizes and refreshments will be provided, but mostly it's an opportunity to geek out with other aerial robotics fans and tune code for optimal performance. Low stress, high fun -- everyone welcome (and free!).