La Crosse high school students show off new unmanned aerial vehicle

Students in the Digital Electronics Class at Logan High School created a drone.

The class partnered with Dairyland Power to design an unmanned vehicle that could fly over power lines to look for maintenance issues.

They gave a live demonstration of how it works Tuesday at the high school. The team actually uses a smartphone to help fly the drone. The project took a lot of work and a little bit of luck.

“We spent about two hours fiddling with it with no responses at all. so we’re looking through the web pages you know what’s wrong what’s wrong and he did something random at the controller at the time and it worked,” said Max Sexauer, one of the students who helped create the drone.

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation awarded the class with a grant for more $1,500 to complete the project.               .