Drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Training Programs
Hobby Express has teamed up with IAG Flight to offer Drone / UAV training in Cincinnati.
CLASSES NOW FORMING FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Flying a drone
Flying a drone – also known as an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” or UAV – is not necessarily a hard thing to learn how to do. But flying one safely and responsibly is now the focus for many prospective drone operators today. Drones/UAV’s are inherently different from any manned aircraft, and introducing them into the nation’s airspace has proven to be challenging for both the FAA and aviation community.
Navigate Complex Airspace
The United States has the busiest, most complex airspace in the world. On any given day, it is shared by thousands of commercial airliners, business jets, general aviation planes and sport planes. Injecting the use of drones into this airspace poses many safety challenges. Drones now come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used for a wide variety of purposes. Regardless of size, the responsibility of operating a drone safely and responsibly is equally shared by both manned and unmanned aircraft operators.
Hobby Express and IAG Flight
Hobby Express has partnered with IAG Flight and is committed to providing the highest quality drone training for the enthusiast or the prospective professional drone/UAV pilot in addition to promoting safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft. IAG Flight’s comprehensive training program emphasizes key elements that focus on building a strong foundation of aeronautical knowledge along with learning about your drone and the environment you will be operating in. Very often, people assume that drone flying is as easy as buying a drone and then just flying it around your neighborhood or in a park. Unfortunately, the list of concerns is more extensive.
Choose the Right Drone
Whichever drone you eventually choose, it should be operated in a proper environment by someone who is equipped with the training to ensure that the operator, drone/UAV, and surrounding persons are safe from potential hazardous incidents or accidents. There have been many high profile incidents over the last few years of drones injuring people, buildings, moving cars, power lines, and even airliners in flight. Many of these incidents could have been avoided had the operator had formal training with their UAV. Along with safety for other people, there is also the actual cost of damage to the drone from crashes and impacts, not to mention the damage to other property.
Need a “Section 333 Exemption” ?
If you are seeking to operate your drone for professional or commercial applications, such as aerial photography, inspection surveillance or even the film and television industry, you will need approval from the FAA in the form of a “Section 333 Exemption”. This exemption allows you to operate your drone for commercial hire, while adhering to specific FAA guidelines of operation for specific purposes outlined in your exemption. Call us for more information and details and we can assist you or your organization in acquiring the needed application and filings. More information can be found on the FAQ’s page.
Our Instructors and UAV Experts
All of our courses are taught be leading professional aviation experts and UAV experts. Our instructors are actual FAA certified professional aircraft pilots and instructors familiar with the most recent FAA regulations and safety practices. Our partners at Hobby Express contribute the best in hands on UAV flight instruction to our program. Along with their UAV flight training expertise, Hobby Express can provide some of the best support in sales, repair, and maintenance for your UAV.
Call us today to schedule a class date for your drone/UAV training or to request more information about our programs. Or you can sign up for the class of your choice. We offer custom tailored programs for groups from your business or organization.
Beginner Drone Training Course
Full 1 Day 8 Hour Course – $295.00
This course is designed for the beginner drone pilot and consists of classroom training at our Lunken Airport facility. Subject areas covered include aircraft aerodynamics, weather considerations, Federal Aviation Regulations, airspace, safety practices, flight simulator orientation, and the drone selection and registration process. In addition to providing all your training materials, we will provide you with a copy of the Federal Aviation Regulations, Pilot Logbook, and a Course Completion Certificate showing your completion our comprehensive UAV Training Program at IAG Flight.
The final 60-90 minutes of our course will include a visit from our expert Hobby Express UAV flight instructors, who will discuss how to select the best drone for your needs along with pricing. If you already have a drone and it needs to be registered with the FAA, we can assist you in doing so on the spot. Please let us know in advance if this is the case. You will also have the opportunity to test and purchase a drone flight simulator program for an incredibly affordable price to ensure that your bigger mistakes are made on a computer rather than your actual first drone.
Professional UAV Training Program
Full 2 Day 16 Hour Course $795
This course is built around providing the aspiring professional drone pilot the proper skills and knowledge to operate their UAV in a safe and efficient manner while adhering to the rules and regulations associated with commercial drone operations.
Day one will consist of exactly what is covered in the 1-day beginner course. Day two will be focused on more detailed discussion of the FAA rules governing commercial drone operations and the FAA “Section 333 Exemption” for legal commercial drone operations. In addition, our expert UAV flight instructors will provide hands on flight training and simulator training to include advanced maneuvering, camera operations, and detailed maintenance practices. Our flight training is conducted in any weather conditions inside of our large hanger facility at Lunken Airport.
A Course Completion Certification will be issued to you indicating the completion of the IAG Flight Commercial UAV Training Program. If you need to file an application for an FAA “Section 333 Exemption”, we can assist you with that process for an additional fee. Additional UAV flight instruction is also available at a nominal cost and may be scheduled according to your needs.
Need more information? We are here to help.
- Stop by Cincinnati’s Hobby Shop, Hobby Express (Click HERE for directions)
- Call us: 513-248-4666
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The Fearless Foamy
Made from EPP (expanded polypropylene) instead of Depron/EPS/Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene). EPP is extremely flexible and resilient, so a plane made from it can take all kinds of abuse and remain in a perfectly flyable condition.
It is available in yellow, orange, red, green, purple or blue trim in white or black foam. (Call Cincinnati’s Hobby Express for Available colors (513) 248-4666)
- Wingspan: 22”
- Length: 24”
- Weight: 5.25 oz.(with stock rx and battery)
- Wing area: 180 in²
- Wing loading: 4.2 oz./ft²
- 4 channel control
- 10 amp Brushless ESC
- GWS 9×4.7 prop
- 75 watt outrunner
- (3) 5g servos
- Spectrum compatible RX (BNF)
- a 2 cell, 360 mah lipo battery (BNF)
Call Hobby Express today for more information: (513) 248-4666
Hobby Express presents: Cincinnati RC Raceway
We recently had the chance to talk to the drivers and the General Manager of Cincinnati RC Raceway located in Batavia, Ohio.
The RC Track is under new management and is a great place to race your RC SCT, Buggy, and Stadium Trucks. They are currently working through changes in their name from Batavia RC Raceway to Cincinnati RC Raceway.
We are at the RC Track on most Wednesday nights and starting in the fall we will be there on Sunday afternoons with previews and demos.
Visit our store at: 415 Wards Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45140
- AS3X® System for ultra-smooth handling and precision
- High-output E-flite® 28mm Delta-V® 180m EDF system
- High-output brushless inrunner ducted fan motor, 11750Kv
- Four-channel control with performance linear long-throw servos
- Engineered intake and exhaust ducting delivers maximum thrust
- Removable landing gear and steerable nose wheel
Needed To Complete
– 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter
– 7.4V 2S 200mAh 25C+ Li-Po flight battery
– 2S 7.4V Li-Po charger for flight battery
The E-flite® UMX™ Habu DF is a high-performance jet experience you can enjoy from the convenience of a backyard. Modeled after the popular ParkZone® EDF sport jet, you get a sharp looking hotrod that’s been custom engineered to deliver impressive maneuverability at a variety of speeds and the agility to hold almost any attitude. At its core is breakthrough ultra-micro electric ducted fan technology featuring inlet and exhaust ducting expressly engineered to harness the full potential of the high-speed 28mm Delta-V® 180m brushless EDF system. The best part of all is the surprisingly rock-solid handling and control feel provided by its AS3X® system. No matter how you choose to fly, AS3X technology provides smooth, natural feeling control while battling many of the bumps and wiggles caused by wind and turbulence. So if it’s goose bumps you want, this jet will help you get them fast.
Using modern manufacturing techniques and sophisticated components, four-channel air control is at your command, plus nose-wheel steering for easy ground handling. The UMX Habu DF 180m can be ready for its first flight in minutes.
P-47D-1 Thunderbolt 60 ARF
by Hangar 9 (HAN2790)
Hope everyone is enjoying their day. We have the P-47D-1 Thunderbolt 60 ARF by Hangar 9 (HAN2790) in stock with the needed gear to get you off the ground in both electric and gas.
The Hangar 9® P-47D-1 60 ARF is a remarkable tribute for the scale RC pilot who wants an authentic warbird sized to pack a punch, yet handles well during critical moments, such as those during landing or in high-speed maneuvers. Fully-sheeted construction complements the accurate scale outline while flat-finish printed UltraCote® covering offers amazing detail that’s easy to maintain. Plug-in wings make transport and storage fast and convenient.
No matter what power system you favor, all the hardware is included to go gas, glow or electric, plus a large hatch provides quick access to critical components. Furthermore, four sets of graphics and group numbers are included so the squadron at your RC field can perform in the air or on the flight line with distinction.
- Printed, flat finish UltraCote® covering with extensive panel line detail
- Operational flaps provide an enhanced appearance and flight envelope
- Accurate representation of the scale outline
- Internal flap and elevator linkages
- Fiberglass cowl with dummy engine, plus intercooler exhaust doors, turbo and waste gate exhaust detail
- Fully sheeted, airfoiled tail surfaces
- Gear doors, scale tires and 8-spoke wheels hubs included
- Wing guns and removable radio antenna detail included
- Two-piece, plug-in wings for easy transport
- Large, removable top hatch with magnetic closure
- Includes four scale nose art and identification number sets
- Wing pylons with dummy wing tanks & bombs
- Optional electric retracts
- Machined aluminum spinner nut included
Needed To Complete
- 5+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system (6+ channels for optional retract operation)
- Receiver Pack
- (7) standard servos
- Ignition battery
- 5+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system (6+ channels for optional retract operation)
- (6) standard servos
- 60-size brushless outrunner motor
- Speed Control
- Flight battery pack
- Charger for flight battery
Call us or stop in Cincinnati’s Hobby Express: 513-248-4666
Hobby Express is now Cincinnati’s connection to Precision Aerobatics.
Let us know what you think of the video and if you have any questions about Precision Aerobatics products.
Call us for details and models we have in stock. 513-248-4666
If you are a FPV fan we hope you like this video. The first flight of the Oculus Rift FPV system!
You can find out more information here on the Oculus:
Don’t forget to check out the Blade 350 QX that will be released in the fall.
Call us today for details and to pre-order (Hobby Express 513-248-4666). You can be one of the first to fly the 350QX.
Getting a little dirty at the Batavia RC Raceway.
The XXX-SCT comes in 2WD with a ROAR legal short course composite chassis with aluminum, threaded oil-filled shocks, a LiPo battery and charger as well as a LiPo-compatible ESC.
We carry the XXX_SCT in stock and have additional batteries, tires, and accessories to make race day a fun day!
AMR 33% WACO YMF-5
We recently asked our Facebook friends to show us their maiden flight. Here is Anthony’s rebuilt Waco maiden flight. Very cool!
Thanks for the video Anthony!
Show us your maiden flights!