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Changes in FAA Regulations For Commercial Drone Pilots

The new rule will make it much easier to operate drone schools. The rule allows students to share controls with licensed operators. It also means that an instructor need only obtain a remote pilot certificate. There is no need for a flight instructor rating or manned aircraft certificate. Continue reading

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Giving Drones Human Emotions??

You might be asking yourself, “why do I care if my drone can express emotions or not?” Think about how much communicating you do with your body langauge every day. Think about how much you are able to communicate to others without ever saying a word. No imagine that your aircraft could be programmed with personality that could communicate to you without ever taking your eyes off your aircraft. Continue reading

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Guinness Book World Record: 100 Drone Orchestra

The amazing footage shown above was shot November of 2015 in Flugplatz Ahrenlohe, Tornesch, Germany. The Intel Corporation (USA) sent a fleet of 100 drones into the air to perform with an orchestra to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The drones were controlled by a ground crew using PC’s during the performance and choreographically changed in both color and formation as the music played. Continue reading

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FAA UAS Registration Is Easy!

I went to the FAA UAS Registration link and found their friendly page where a button at the bottom was available to get the job done. Selecting the “Register My Drone” button, I was off through a simple and intuitive interface. Continue reading

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Drone, UAV FAA Pilot Registration: What You Need To Know

“On November 21, 2015, the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) released its much anticipated Task Force Recommendations and Final Report. Having read the report, I have created a hypothetical example of how the registration process might appear to UAS operators along with an example of a Registration Certificate. This is all purely hypothetical but is based on the task force recommendations.” Continue reading

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Youth Leadership Brentwood Meets Barrier-Breaking Businesses #WarehouseTour

The promise of tomorrow is bottled up and pounding through the veins of a diverse and creative group of young men and women participating in Brentwood’s Youth Leadership program. All that energy and creative power is hard to contain, and it was exciting to have the entire group tour our warehouse and distribution center yesterday morning. Continue reading

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What You Should Know: Transporting Lithium Batteries

Hobby Express provides convenient links to the FAA guidelines on passenger travel with “Lipo Batteries” in our publications and promotions. It’s part of our commitment to safety and the integrity of our hobby. Continue reading

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Arch Hoxsey: The First Pilot of Air Force One

Our mission at Hobby Express is to “Share the Fun” so it makes sense for us to share some of our family history that we’ve had so much fun stumbling upon in recent years.Mark Cleveland, our CEO and brother Kurt, … Continue reading

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The Twin Telemaster Design Process

We have seen many modelers take our Telemaster RC aircraft and customize it so it can be used as an instrumentation platform. Some have already turned it into a twin engine aircraft. Seeing how the Telemaster has been used has … Continue reading

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Should the Telemaster have a twin?

At Hobby Express, we have been playing with the idea of a production version Twin Telemaster Kit for about 2 years. This has been driven by the fact that our Telemaster is in use today, all over the place, as … Continue reading

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