Nepal (Spring 2016) Day 6

Day 6 went really well! I had an opportunity to work with the students for 3 more hours, which allowed me to teach them about calibrating the drone and about safety. I'm really impressed that they were able to build a drone in 6 hours and that they are very excited to teach their peers about construction, programming, operation, and safety. Now that the students have completed a drone, I plan to teach them about utilizing drone websites, to learn about more applications of drones, beyond search and rescue, and to help them to pursue their own ideas.

I have come to the conclusion that I may need to extend my trip as a result of not getting authorization for test flights, yet.  Kapil Regmi has been working tirelessly to get the approval for us and the hoops we've had to jump though have been numerous, to say the least. The initial proposed team for for Kala Patthar were myself, my father, and Kapil Regmi.  Now, we might have two policemen and a wildlife warden. I'll see if I actually get approval to fly, but if I don't hear back soon, I will have to extend my visit or go home without flight testing my drone.

On a positive note, all of the feedback and time I have had with the students has made this trip worth it. I look forward to seeing what improvements are made to the curriculum.