Public invited to check out quadcopters, Google Street exhibits

Public invited to check out quadcopters, Google Street exhibits

Scott Stewart

Abraham Lincoln High School junior Nicholas Schmitt sends his hand-built quadcopter through a stack of plastic cups in an obstacle course during the Anti-Gravity Games at the Iowa Western Aviation Center at the Council Bluffs Airport last year.

Iowa Western’s Aviation Center is used to the whizzing and whirring of airplanes overhead, but Saturday will belong to a different sort of aircraft zooming and careening through the air.

More than 75 students representing a dozen area high schools will assemble for the fourth annual Anti-Gravity Games, where they will navigate homemade quadcopters – a remote-controlled helicopter propelled by four rotors popular among drone enthusiasts – through an obstacle course.

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