What is the "best" drone to buy?

From our experience the Yuneec Typhoon H is one of the best drones on the market.  The price, ease of use and capabilities make this a top pick.  Next to the Typhoon H the DJI Mavic Pro has outperformed any other DJI drone and is the best selling drone in the world.  This drones compact design and indoor stability along with a 4k camera make this a very close next pick.

How much do you charge for your services?

Many considerations must be recognized before we provide an accurate price.  In general we charge $50 per hour for repairs and training.  Services that involve aerial filming and photography at a base are $100 an hour.  Other factors such as location, environment and population, or anything that could prove to be hazardous to the aircraft or any factors listed can affect the hourly rate. For example, if we were to film a 1 acre field with no one around, no power lines or any other hazards then we would charge our base.  If we had to film someones boat over a lake and would have to take off from the boat and fly over or around it with people on it we would charge more.

Where is your shop located?

We are located in Colerain, Ohio. We are a home based. So we do 90% of our work from home. We do not have a brick & mortar store front at this time. We are currently working on remolding of the first Cincinnati based FPV racing facility in Bond Hill and are looking to have it up and running by Spring 2018 or sooner. If you would like more details or would like to become involved with this project by volunteering, please give us a call at 513-462-9986.

Can you train me to fly a drone?

YES! When you purchase a drone from us we can teach you how to safely fly it, best practices, local laws, basic drone care and assembly, and answer any other involved questions you may have with starting your new journey with your drone! When you speak to us concerning buying a drone simply tell us you want training as well. The training FREE since you bought the drone from us.

Can you train me on a drone that I did not buy from you?

Yes. Since the drone is not from us it depends on how much training is needed, but on average it comes to be about $50 per hour of training needed. We have seen in the past training usually takes 1-2 hours.

Where can I fly my drone?

Typically you can fly anywhere your local laws and regulations allow.  In our town of Colerain, Ohio the Township allows for flying at two different parks.  Also included with this permission to fly they require you to register with them and obtain a permit to fly.  If you have questions about drone laws in your areas contact your town or city's administrative building.  If they have no laws against flying in your area of interest, be sure to check your areas Sectional Chart or VFR Chart (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/vfr/ ).  The Sectional Chart will show you where you can fly and what obstacles or potential problems there might be, such as a nearby airport or power lines. In the end, use common sense and find as much information as you can before flying. 

How much do you charge for repairs? How long, on average does it take to fix?

We charge $50 per hour for repairs. If the item needing repaired is something we can't get, it usually takes between a week and a half to two and a half weeks to have repaired.  If it is an item that we can get it is repaired the same day the part comes in, typically under a week.  Call us today and we can diagnose your problem over the phone and / or setup a time to drop off the drone and we can make a more accurate diagnosis.

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