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Build Your Own Racing Drone Workshop (Bookings Essential): POSTPONED


Tue 27 Mar 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Tue 3 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Ace Company, 2/3 Hyland Cres, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: jaxonparakiwebber

Bookings essential!

Please email Lee@acecompany if you want to attend!

Come join us on a drone building workshop, where you learn how to build your own drone, and leave with everything you need to start flying with other Rotorua locals!

Drone racing is an exciting, up and coming, futuristic sport where you race at high speeds through an onboard "FPV" camera and VR style goggles. We know there's a lot of interest, but not a lot of knowledge about getting into this sport/hobby. Ace Company is here to help you get the parts you need, and teach you what you need to know when building your own.

We are going to hold this workshop weekly, two hours an evening, for up to four evenings depending on what type of drone you build.

People like to learn flying in two ways; either line of sight, then through goggles, or going straight to the goggles. Because of this we have two different options:

A line of sight drone built exactly like a normal racing drone, with no camera (but the camera gear can be installed later). This is for the person who wants to get the hang of controls using line of sight.


A fully built racing drone, complete with the "FPV (First Person View)" camera, video transmitter, and goggles. This package is good if you want to get right into flying with the goggles, but you can also use it line of sight to get a hang of the controls.

How much does it cost, you ask?
For $650 you get all the parts for a line of sight racing drone, ready to upgrade with "FPV" when you're ready, including a controller, a battery, battery charger, extra sets of propellers, and 3x two hour workshops where you build it yourself, with our experts guiding you the whole way.

For $750 you get all the parts for an FPV ready racing drone, including a controller, goggles, battery, charger, extra propellers, and upgraded motors. This will be over 4x two hour workshops where you build it yourself, with our experts guiding you the whole way. The workshop is included in this price also.

Since it's a package deal, this gear and workshop will cost you much less than if you were to find the parts and build the drone yourself. For example, the normal retail cost of the FPV racing drone, controller, charger, battery, goggles, upgraded motors and propellers would be at the $999 price mark. Not to mention the added cost of time spent figuring it out, and the risk of doing it wrong, which can result in broken components.

Get in touch with us at lee@acecompany.co.nz if you're interested, this workshop has 4 spots left available, so get in quick, we need to fill these spaces!

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