UAV for High School Senior Project


As a senior at my high school we are required to complete a senior project prior to graduation. The project can be anything from building park benches to making improvements to the school but it must benefit the community in some way. I have chosen to build a UAV to provide aerial photographs for agencies here in Fairbanks, AK like Fish and Game, city planning, and for public events. I paid for all of the UAV with my Permanent Fund Dividend check and will be able to keep it after the project (most students have to donate what they make).

Next year I will begin my mechanical engineering degree at University Of Alaska Fairbanks and plan to work in the UAV or oil industry after that.


My UAV blog is here and my project web page is here.


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  • Just heard you featured on Bob and Tom. Too cool man, way to go!

  • No doubt you're going far if you keep going. The trick is to keep going!
  • Moderator
    Great job!  I wish I had something this impressive when I was in high school!
  • Great job.. keep up the good work.. I will follow your blog
  • Developer
    I wish I was in High school now! Very Good work. A+
  • Developer
    The striate-down photos looks grate, perfect level !!
  • sounds great


  • Developer

    Awesome work. Keep at it!

  • Good job, Corey! You're on the right way and good luck in University!
  • Moderator
    Very nice, this is exactly the spirit of DIYD top job. Good luck with your future studies. Keep us informed of your next projects.
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