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Welcome | We Are New Jersey Drone School

WE TRAIN.

Our New Jersey based drone school for multi-rotor flight will get you building and flying safely in a short amount of time. We offer flight training one-on-one & group lessons and will teach you to build your own multi-rotor. Give us a call or shoot us a email and will help you get started!

WE BUILD.

Do you love to fly your drone, multi-rotor but hate the building process? We can be of assistance to you. Let us do the building of your next multi-rotor. From building to set-up we are a full service.

WE CARE.

We want every student to learn and be a safe pilot. So we care to teach you the lastest and with the best methods of instruction. We will patiently teach you skills you need to be successful.

ABOUT US

With years of R/C experience, NJ Drone School has been building and flying multi-rotors longer than most in the field.  We started out designing and building before multirotors were available mainstream. With so many people getting and wanting to get into this hobby the need for help is prevalent and very much needed. We are here to help you be the safest pilot and proficient building you can be.

WE ARE ALSO A FULL HOBBY SHOP with REPAIR SERVICE ON-SITE!

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Training

Training

Our New Jersey based school for multi-rotor flight will get you building and flying safely in a short amount of time. We offer flight training one-on-one & group lessons and will teach you to build your own multi-rotor.

Building / Repair

Building / Repair

Do you love to fly your multi-rotor but hate the building process? We can be of assistance to you. Let us do the building of your next multi-rotor.

Caring

Caring

We want every student to learn and be a safe pilot. So we care to teach you the lastest and with the best methods of instruction

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OUR STAFF

Our team of professionals have years of experience to teach you to not just to fly but fly safely.

Paul Gentile

Paul Gentile

President

Paul has been building and flying R/C aircraft for over 30 years. With a extensive knowledge in design and CNC to which he uses to design and manufacture his own line of custom parts and aircrafts qualifies him as a expert in this hobby. He flies R/C aircraft from helicopters to giant scale planes. He owns a local hobby shop in Green Brook NJ since 2005 and discussion forums for the promotion of the hobby of R/C.

Greg Gomes

Greg Gomes

Lead Instructor and Pilot

Greg has been flying not only R/C aircraft but also full scale planes for many years. Being the main pilot for Skyvue Aerial Photography he has the skills to train you for your aerial photography needs. His willingness to help and teach makes him the top in his field.

Josh Sponner

Josh Sponner

Lead photography instructor

Josh is the man behind all the shoot that Skyvue Aerial photographers take. He has years of camera and video capturing experience as well as post editing. He can teach you how to get that perfect shot.

Training Courses

Trained by Professionals

Welcome to the BEST training school based in central New Jersey. We are a professional training school for Multirotos “drones”. We teach from building to flying and from multirotors to “drone” R/C helicopters and planes.

Classes are max 5 students and we also offer one-on-one instruction or private group instructions. We teach from 9 years of age and up. NO previous knowledge needed.

 

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NJDS classes are held at:

3DXhobbies
336 RT 22 west
Green Brook NJ 08812
(732) 424-6400
Find us on the map directly below the contact form.

Class Schedule & Other Information

Class Schedule

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Class days and times for 2015 are as follows:


 

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We have 3 instructors on staff with a combined of over 40 years of experience in building and flying. We also offer private group training and can travel to you. Classes are laid back and very friendly, our goal is to get you flying without crashing.

The classes we offer and prices are listed next. We will be taking students ALL YEAR ROUND. So hurry and sign up or get on the waiting list. We can travel to you as well DE,CT,NY,PA.NJ.

Intro & Basic Flying

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We offer a short intro and flying lesson. We use our multirotor and give you hands on experience for a 1 hour. Or you can come to our store and try your hand on drone on a simulator.

The Paid $50 Intro includes-

  • Lecture on Multitotors
  • Flight instruction on the Simulator
  • Hands on flying on a DJI Phantom 3
  • 10% discount on any item in the store

 

 

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DJI Training

Do you own or want to buy a DJI products but want help using and flying them? We will walk you through software updates, proper flying and advanced flying techniques. Whether you have a Phantom , Inspire or any other products we can help.

Our flat rate of instruction for approx 2 hours only – $150.00

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING YOUR EQUIPMENT

The first segment of the training course focuses on understanding the components of DJI Drones. Students will learn about transmitter, LiPo battery safety, gimbals, and the Drone itself. While individual pieces of equipment will be discussed, the focus will be on the way that these parts work in concert.

SECTION 2: SOFTWARE & REMOTE FUNCTIONS

Properly configuring the software and flight controller on your phantom is one of the most crucial steps in the pre-flight process. The small computer on board the phantom is responsible for thousands of calculations per second. This section will help you understand the important calibration steps in the software, help you to understand the different settings available to you, and how to program your remote with basic features.

SECTION 3: BATTERY CHARGING AND SAFETY

The fuel for the drones flight comes in the form of high capacity LiPo batteries. This section will explain all the differences between the batteries that come within your phantom kit as well as different charging practices for each. In addition, this section will go over the safety procedures to use when charging batteries and what to do in the event a LiPo pack fails.

SECTION 4: PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT AND FLIGHT MODES

Generating lift, propwash, turbulence, air pressure, and orientation are all important factors that account for your craft in flight. In this section students will learn the principles behind their craft and its ability to fly through the air. Students will also learn about the different modes of flight their craft is capable of and how each mode differs from the rest.

SECTION 5: FLIGHT SAFETY

The best drone pilots are safe pilots. DJI Drone owners and operators have an obligation to only fly in safe conditions. But how can one know what is safe or unsafe? In this class, students will learn important safety practices including record keeping, equipment maintenance, and flight plans. You will learn how to use FAA sectional charts, log your drone flights, proper techniques for safety spotters and the use of use of aviation VHF radios.

SECTION 6: TAKE-OFFS AND LANDINGS

This section is where the fun begins. Students will leave the classroom environment and take to the sky. Once in the field students will learn the correct procedures for take-off and landing of their craft. The preflight checklist, compass calibration, LED sequences, and important awareness techniques will be covered.

SECTION 7: LEARNING HOW TO FLY
To know how to pilot your Drone you must understand the scientific principles that make flight possible. Knowing what causes lift, drag, turbulence and the physics behind Unmanned Aerial Systems will give students a deeper appreciation for the Drone while also making them significantly better pilots.

SECTION 8: BASICS OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
After students understand the basics and safety of flying they can begin to think about photography and video with their craft. This section will go over all settings of the Gopro camera, basic shot framing, flight maneuvers, and target tracking. The world of photography is vast and ever expanding. This section will give you a basic understanding of photography and provide you with the tools to continue to improve on your skills.

 

Classes are held at your convenience just call or email and will schedule your lesson, we also can come to your location. 

Level 1 Building & Flying

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We will teach you the basics of  Building, Controlling & Programming a FPV Racing Drone. This is a 5-10 hour course and is a great first step towards learning the basics of this hobby and getting you into FPV Racing. After completing this level, you will have a great understanding in what a FPV Racing drone is all about.

Included in this course is the following:

  • Lecture on basics of the airframe and control systems
  • Battery charging and safety
  • Hands on building instruction
  • Controller computer programming basics
  • (Rental) 250 size quad (RTF), radio and batteries
  • Simulator flying instruction
  • Pre-Flight and Flight instruction
  • Crash insurance- anything happens to any of the equipment your 100% covered.
  • Class is about 5-10 hours and is for 1-2 days (hours depend on number of students)

 

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The cost for this class is $200.00 includes Rental of Equipment ($50.00). A  25% deposit is due to hold your place. The deposit is 100% refundable. Or you can selection from the options to allow you to purchase your build at a $50.00 discount!

 


OPTIONS

(A) 250 quad- (250 Quad, Motors, ESC, CC3d Controller)- $150.00 (no R/C equipment or battery) + plus $150 for class = $300.00

(B) 250 quad- (250 Quad, Motors, ESC, CC3d Controller, 3-cell 1300 mah lipo battery and R/C equipment)- $250.00 + plus $150 for class = $400.00- (Best options gives you what you need to fly.)

ALL STUDENTS GET 10% OFF STORE FUTURE PURCHASES OF EQUIPMENT. 

Individual

If you are looking for one on one training, we can offer that. Our instructors can give you and help and guidance you need in the “drone” field. please contact us and let us know what your needs are.

Will tailor our lecture to you needs. We will come to you and bring our drones and go over everything that building or flying entails. We can even do live demonstrations of the equipment we use.

Our hour rate is $75.00 

1-Day — Beginner Course –  ($499)
2-Day — Professional Course –  ($899)
4-Day — Drone Master Course –  ($1599)

The “Age of Drones” is here and now is the time to be a pioneer in this fast-growing, multi-million dollar industry. Take your business to new heights by incorporating aerial videography and data collection capability!  NJ Drone School offers a drone training program in 3 class formats:

  • 1-Day Course for the Beginner/Hobbyist
  • 2-Day Course for the Professional/Small Business operator
  • 4-Day Course for those who wish to become a Drone Master.

Both our Professional and Drone Master courses focus on new Part 107 FAA regulations which are being finalized by the Federal Government now. Not just anyone can operate a drone safely and legally within the U.S. and severe penalties may result by not following strict operational guidelines.   You will receive both our extensive ground training program as well as hands on flight training with different drones, inside the South Point Arena, to ensure you are well prepared for safe and legal operations.

Our course instructors are some of the best in the industry holding FAA rated certificates and have thousands of hours of drone flight operations experience.  We offer a team of top instructors to bring you the course best designed for safe and legal flight operations to get your business off the ground.

The Part 107 Aeronuatical Knowledge Test for UAS operators is expected to be made available in August.

But eager commercial drone operators without a pilot’s license can get a head start on studying now.

The FAA released its Part 107 UAS online training course, which anyone can register and take for free. The course is designed for part 61 pilot certificate holders who have a current flight review (in accordance with 14 CFR part 61.56) and wish to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certificate with an sUAS rating. But, anyone without a pilot’s license can take the training course.

“Applicants for a part 107 remote pilot certificate who do not hold a part 61 pilot certificate (or part 61 pilot certificate holders without a current flight review) may incorporate this training into their self-study curriculum to help prepare for the FAA Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) Knowledge Test,” according to the test page.

To be clear, that means this is a training course for people who already hold a Part 61 Pilot’s certificate. If you don’t have a pilot’s license, this is simply a wonderful, free training course to supplement your test studying.

Access the online training course here.  It’s a 2-hour mix of both reading and videos.

Below is a screenshot of what one of the first introductory training modules looks like, which focuses on the aircraft itself.part 107 uas training course faa drone

 

 


 

We offer a Prep Coarse to cover all aspects of what will be on the test. The following will be covered in our 8 hour course-

  • Drone Laws & FAA Regulations
  • Weather & Micrometeorology
  • National Airspace System (NAS)
  • Drone Flight Operations
  • Practice Tests & Next Steps

Price is 400.00 for the full course.

Class will start after August 29th 2016

  • Q- Do I need to provide anything when I come to class?
  • A- No, we provide all the parts and tools
  • Q- Do I need any experience?
  • A- No
  • Q- Can I accompany my child in the class
  • A- yes you may
  • Q- Do you only train in New Jersey
  • A- No- we can travel to PA,CT,DE,NY,MD
  • Q- Can I purchase what I built?
  • A- Yes at a special discount
NJDS is dedicated to providing you with safe and professional instruction in which all FAA/AMA guidelines are met. We aim to make your stay with us an enjoyable and educational experience. 
For more info on drones and flying visit MultiRotorZone Forums.

Building and Repair Services

Building and Repair Services

buildingWe can supply all the components or you can provide them to us. We offer the experience to do it right the first time and can even offer help to learn to fly it.

 

Our pricing for building  “Drones”  includes building, set-up and test flying:

  • 180-440 Size:  $100.00
  • 450-600 Size:  $200.00
  • 610-990 Size:   $300.00
  • 1000+ Size:  $500.00

Have a broken drone or need to add a upgrade?

We can fix most drone whether it’s your home built or a DJI Phantom we can help. Building one yourself and need some guidance we can help. Need help installing a new gimbal or FPV system we can help. We fix almost every brand.

Costume Building

We can build your custom drones, if you need a drone for any special application we can build it! We have years of custom building experience and do all designing and  machine work in house.

Typical Service Rates Times

Our Labor rate is $70 per hour + parts, 1 hour Minimum. We do not perform warranty work. If you have Warranty work all manufactures have requested that you contact them directly.

PLEASE NOTE:

We strive to get your Drone repair done ASAP, but with the amount of repairs we do and the nature of the personalized care we give, 24 hr turnaround is not possible. So please be aware that 2 days to 3 weeks is our usual turnaround time. “We know it just needs” statement but seldom is that the case, “drone” are complicated machines and require professional service which we provide from over 30 years in the hobby.  

 

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We carry all the name brands and can even design and build custom designs. We can repair most name brand drones, and carry most parts. From DJI to Walkera we can fix your broken or in need of update drone. Call or stop by.

We Operate out of 3DXhobbies store front, our walk-in hours are-

  • Sunday – Closed
  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday- 1pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday – 1pm to 6pm
  • Thursday – 1pm to 8pm
  • Friday – 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday – Closed “Open just for training”  

Why NJDS?

Not the ``first`` but we are the Best!

schoolOur instructors are R/C pilots who have years of experience in building and flying. From the giant scale to the smaller crafts, when it comes to multirotors we design and built them from the ground up. In addition to running a successful aerial photography company (Skyvueap) New Jersey Drone School has the flight training experience to take you to whatever level you want. Our school takes a personal interest in all students’ flying & building success. It is our passion to see you succeed.

We Focus on how to Build, Control, & Program a Drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s (UAV). Along with the Hobby and Recreational purposes, UAV operations are about to be integrated into US airspace by the FAA, and have a major commercial impact.

The potential commercial uses of UAV are enormous, to include remote sensing of the atmosphere, disaster response, weather forecasting, scientific research; agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock; crop dusting, wildfire surveillance, wildlife surveys, power line and pipeline survey, industrial security; oil, gas, and mineral exploration; payload transport, search and rescue, and aerial photography for fields like real estate, construction, film and entertainment industry, and accident investigation.

We use nothing but QUALITY equipment for teaching. Through your course of instruction, you’ll learn skills that will ultimately help you continue in the hobby on a professional level without missing a beat.

Give us a call or stop on by and lets talk about getting you the training to get out there and enjoy this great hobby of Drone flying!

 

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