To Educate and Empower, To Inform and Inspire.

Be up to speed with utilising drone technology

Just as cars replaced horses during the industrial revolution, drones will one day replace cars.

As a bunch of aerospace engineers and drone geeks who also provide industrial drone services, we at Poladrone have experience building a variety of drones, ranging from lightweight racing drones to ultra heavy lifting ones. Following heaps of requests from groups and individuals alike on building custom drones, these educational workshops were born with the aim of sharing this fascinating technology and inspiring more people to join the drone revolution!

Upcoming Workshops

  • 27th & 28th March 2018 — Industrial Series (DJI Mapping 101) [FULL]

    → 27th & 28th March 2018
    The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

    Recommended for industry professionals looking to start utilising drones for mapping and analysis with a focus on Agriculture (Oil Palm). Participants from other industries are invited to join as the work processes are similar.

    Registration Fees

    Option 1: RM1,000 — Professional Workshop For 2 Days
    Option 2: RM7,000 — Professional Workshop Fee plus a DJI Phantom 4 Pro (RRP:RM6,750) – [RM750 Discount]*

    *Valid for up to two (2) weeks upon completion of the workshop for a maximum of 1 unit per participant.

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  • 14th & 15th May 2018 — Industrial Series (DJI Mapping 101) [OPEN]

    → 14th & 15th May 2018
    The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

    Recommended for industry professionals looking to start utilising drones for mapping and analysis with a focus on Agriculture (Oil Palm). Participants from other industries are invited to join as the work processes are similar.

    Registration Fees

    Option 1: RM1,000 — Professional Workshop For 2 Days
    Option 2: RM7,000 — Professional Workshop Fee plus a DJI Phantom 4 Pro (RRP:RM6,750) – [RM750 Discount]*

    *Valid for up to two (2) weeks upon completion of the workshop for a maximum of 1 unit per participant.

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  • 10th & 11th July 2018 — Industrial Series (DJI Mapping 101) [OPEN]

    → 10th & 11th July 2018
    The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

    Recommended for industry professionals looking to start utilising drones for mapping and analysis with a focus on Agriculture (Oil Palm). Participants from other industries are invited to join as the work processes are similar.

    Registration Fees

    Option 1: RM1,000 — Professional Workshop For 2 Days
    Option 2: RM7,000 — Professional Workshop Fee plus a DJI Phantom 4 Pro (RRP:RM6,750) – [RM750 Discount]*

    *Valid for up to two (2) weeks upon completion of the workshop for a maximum of 1 unit per participant.

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Workshop Structure

  • Industrial Series – Mapping 101

    Day 01

    Drone Operations

    On this first day, we introduce to you the basics of DJI drones, industrial applications, operations and more. The session will be interactive with flight simulations and real life tests enclosed within our safe indoor environment at our Showroom.

    1. Introduction to Poladrone & DJI
    2. Introduction to Drones
    3. Applications of Drones
    4. Getting Started with DJI Phantom 4 Pro
    5. Drone Flying Simulations
    6. Practical Flight Training
    7. Field Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
    8. Drone Regulations in Malaysia

    * All participants are expected to bring their own laptop for both days. Windows OS highly recommended.

    Day 02

    Mapping & Analysis

    During the second day, our team will bring you through the entire mapping process, from flight planning to utilising Poladrone’s map stitching service, concluding with results visualisation and analysis. Sample data of actual projects will be provided to all participants to test.

    1. Introduction to Types of Data Sets
    2. Mission Planning using DJI GS Pro
    3. Managing Data Storage during and after Field Operation
    4. Utilising Poladrone’s Map Stitching Software
    5. Results Visualisation and Analysis
    6. Discussion on Results and Industry Requirements
    7. Collection of Certificate

    Upon conclusion of this workshop, you will have an overall understanding of the true potential of DJI drones and how to utilise it to capture actionable data for decision making.

  • DIY Drone Workshop

    Day 01

    Drone Building Workshop

    On this first day, we introduce to you the basics of drones through a practical workshop where you will be working with your own drone components kit. Upon concluding this session, you will have an overall understanding of the various drone components, and have built your very first drone—all set up and ready to fly!

    1. Introduction
    2. Applications of Drones
    3. Drone Components
    4. Assembly & Building — Part 1
    5. Lunch Break
    6. Assembly & Building — Part 2
    7. Setup and Test
    8. Debriefing

    * All participants are expected to bring their own laptop. Windows OS highly recommended.

    Day 02

    Drone Flight Training

    During the second day, we will go through pre-flight safety and regulatory checks, followed by basic flight controls. We then guide you through fine tuning your drone to achieve a stable flight, followed by flying through a series of maneuvers. For more advanced pilots, we can share more advanced features such as fail safe, geo-fencing, telemetry link, and even fully autonomous missions.

    1. Safety & Regulations Briefing
    2. Pre-Flight Check
    3. Pre-Flight Setup
    4. Flight Tuning
    5. Practice Flight
    6. Debriefing

    * For ages 15 above only. Anyone below the age of 18 must obtain parental consent. We do not take any responsibility for damages and injury caused as a direct or indirect result of operating the drone.

    ** Flights will be dependent on weather conditions.

Workshop Materials

  • Industrial Series – Mapping 101

    + What you work with

    Drones

    The workshop will be conducted based on the Phantom 4 Pro drone.

    Participants will NOT be required to own or purchase their own drone to attend the training.

    All necessary equipment and simulations will be set up by our crew to best simulate an actual field operation.

    + Total Cost

    Registration Fee of RM1,000

    The registration fee covers all cost for the two days workshop, including tea breaks and lunch, as well as the required equipment.

    We guarantee that this workshop will save your team thousands of dollars but more importantly fast track their learning curve by months.

    All participants will be given a certificate of completion issued by Poladrone as a DJI Enterprise Authorised Dealer in Malaysia.

    * We recommend also purchasing a Phantom 4 Pro set from us upon completion of the workshop if you do not already own a drone at a discounted rate of RM6,250 [RM750 Discount].

  • DIY Drone Workshop

    + What you work with

    Drone Components List

    The workshop will be conducted based on the popular open source Ardupilot flight controller.

    No previous experience in electronics and drones is needed for this workshop.

    All necessary equipment and simulations will be set up by our crew and you will not be required to bring any tools.

    + Total Cost

    Registration Fee of RM1,500 includes Full Drone Set

    The drone components will be provided during the workshop and will be tested beforehand.

    You are responsible for the tools and are liable to pay for any missing or damaged equipment during the duration of the workshop.

    * We recommend beginners who have never flown a manual drone to previously purchase an additional mini drone from us at RM100 each to practice at home prior to the workshop. This includes participants who have only flown stable aerial platforms such as DJI/Parrot/Yuneec aerial photography drones.

Training Team

  • + Poladrone Founder & Aerospace Engineer

    Jin Xi Cheong

    Jin Xi is the founder of Poladrone with previous experience in strategic finance, management and engineering consulting. He has over 10 years of experience in both building and flying drones and is a certified Remote Pilot License (RePL) holder under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Monash University, Australia, and graduated with the MASCA-Shell Engineering Award for being the top engineering graduate of his year.

    He is a regular speaker, having conducted numerous technical workshops. He has spoken at events such as TEDx and Tech Royale, along with being featured on Focus Malaysia, Astro Awani, and U-Wartawan among many others.

  • + Poladrone Project Manager & Agriculture Engineer

    Xavier Lim

    Xavier has been a lifelong enthusiast of drones, having founded a DIY drone eCommerce shop and being heavily involved with the community. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from University Putra Malaysia and has past experience working in IOI plantations, one of the largest oil palm company in the world.

    His passion in drones shines through when he speaks which ensures to keep his audience engaged and eager to learn more about how drones can be applied for solve real industrial problems.

     

FAQ

  • General

    • Do I require any previous experience with drones to attend the workshops?

      Unless stated otherwise in our registration, NO previous experience is required and we will guide you all the way.

    • Are there any other costs apart from the registration fees?

      No. All costs will be stated clearly and included in the registration fees. There are cases where optional hardware can be purchased but this is not mandatory to the workshop.

    • Where do I make Payment?

      You may make payment via Bank Transfer to our account as follows. Where possible, we prefer not to deal with physical cash transactions.

      Bank Account: Maybank
      Account Number: 514114662467
      Account Name: Poladrone Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

      Bank Account: CIMB
      Account Number: 8008774677
      Account Name: Poladrone Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

       

    • Do you include transportation and lodging?

      No. All transportation and lodging costs are to be covered by the participants themselves.

    • Are the registration fees refundable?

      We provide up to 80% refunds for all cancellations up to two (2) weeks prior to the workshop date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within two (2) weeks of a workshop.

  • DIY Drone Workshop

    • Why is the workshop so expensive?

      The drone components costs us RM1000 to purchase per set including logistics and arrangement for imports. The remaining RM500 is used for us to cover costs such as logistics, meals, venue, faulty components, etc. To make our workshop more affordable, we encourage one set of drone to be shared between two person! *Remember that a DIY Drone like what is included in this workshop typically costs well over RM1,500 and hours of time to build!

    • Can I invite my friend to join?

      Yes! In fact, we encourage participants to join the workshop as a pair as there are some part of the building process that would be easier with an extra pair of hands! We do not charge anything extra for up to two participants to join for a single set of drone components.

    • How does the workshop run?

      The workshop will be split into two days. The first day will be a full day indoor workshop, where we will go through the basics of drones and guide you through how to build your first one. The second day will be out in the field, whereby we would teach you the basic controls and help you experience your very first drone flight!

    • Do I need prior experience for this workshop?

      No specific experience is required for this workshop. However, we strongly encourage participants who had not previously flown a manual drone (one that isn’t stabilised) to purchase a Mini Drone from us prior to the workshop at RM100 to practice at home. We will ship the drone to your house via pos laju

    • What if it rains during the flight training?

      Unfortunately, there is nothing much we can do but wait until the rain stops. In the event that the weather does not clear up for the whole day, we will: Penang: Guide you to our partners at Dragonfly UAV club whereby they fly drones every Sunday and have experts happy to help you on the following weekend. KL/Selangor: Since our office is just nearby, we will reschedule another time for flight the following weekend.

  • Industrial Series - Mapping 101 Workshop

    • Why should I attend this workshop?

      By attending this workshop, you will gain first hand knowledge of utilising drones for mapping services gathered by our team after years of industrial experience. This will save you months of time by reducing the learning curve and tens of thousands in making mistakes such as purchasing wrong hardware or utilising the wrong software.

    • Do I need to be in a specific industry to attend?

      The process of mapping and analysis using drones are similar across all industries. However, we would be having a focus on the agricultural and construction segment during the workshops.

    • I'm interested in starting a drone mapping business, is this suitable for me?

      Most definitely! We’re open to potential collaborations to help you grow your business together and will share best practices on the challenges within this upcoming industry.

    • Do I need any previous experience with drones?

      No previous experience is assumed or necessary.

    • I have already been using drones for mapping, would this benefit me?

      We’ll recommend you contact us to discuss further if the workshop is suitable for you as this is catered more towards participants who has no previous experience with aerial mapping.

Limited spaces available

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