With last year's disappointing trip attendance, Roger and I felt we needed to be transparent about how many people we required to make the trip break even this year. We usually price the trip with an attendance of thirty people in mind; any more than that, the trip turns a profit. Less, and we can't afford the bus rental. With that in mind, we alerted potential attendees we needed thirty people to green light the trip, fully expecting a marked uptick in registrations.Read More
Back in November, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced their intent to see a Unmanned Aerial Systems registration requirement. It would require all unmanned aircraft (including drones, quadcopter, multi-rotors, and airplanes) be registered with the federal government. The system was intended to educate the public on the safe way to enjoy these types of aircraft, and enforce accountability on those that don't comply with those safety procedures and requirements.
On December 14th, that intent became reality when the FAA formally announced the final regulation.Read More
Last week, Horizon Hobby announced the Blade Chroma, the follow-up to their popular Blade 350QX line of quadcopters. While it’s only been a week since the announcement, there is already a handful of things we know about the new release.Read More
Hobby Watch is a new editorial about the hobby industry, from radio control cars and helicopters to the model train world to puzzles and everything in between. Hobby Watch is an opinion piece, and thus the opinions contained within belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by Roger's Hobby Center, Inc.
In the first installment of my Hobby Watch article, I talk about the FAA's drone regulations proposed last month - and what that means for any companies that want to use quadcopter technology for filming or photography purposes.Read More