HomeBehrend College For Kids Course Teaches About Drones

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ERIE, Pa. — Erie area teens were introduced to remote-controlled quadcopters and aerial photography Wednesday at Penn State Behrend in Harborcreek Township.

The class, which is a College for Kids program for students ages 12 to 15, began Monday and continues through Friday.

“It’s a chance for kids to learn how to use a remote-control, unmanned aerial vehicle, which uses multirotors instead of a traditional model airplane,” said instructor Glenn McKnight. “Additionally, with a camera, the quadcopter can film as it flies around. It can film the path it takes as it flies around to give that sort of roller coaster effect.”

Participants plan to make a movie from their quadcopter footage.