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RPAS Technician Course

This program is specially designed for individuals who are planning on become a chief maintenance officer of an ReOC interested in knowing more about how to set up, and ensure their RPAS is running in top condition.

The duration of the course is 1 day.

The breakdown:

  • Theory (In class)
  • Examination and Recap (In class)

We have designed this course in such a way that individuals who have purchased most recent DJI drones with little technical knowledge can complete this course to learn more about how their drones work, and how to keep them working in good condition.

What do we teach?

In this course, we cover the following topics:

  • Drone Setup
    • Configuration
    • Mobile app install
    • Handling
  • Business Opportunities and Applications
  • Useful apps
    • CASA Can I fly there
    • OzRunways
  • RPAS Electronics
    • Motors
      • What the specifications mean
      • Causes of wear/failure
      • Symptoms of wear/failure
      • Maintenance/life expectancy
    • Electronic Speed Controllers
      • Basic function
      • Causes of wear/failure
      • Symptoms of failure
    • Radio Systems
      • Antennas
      • Antenna polarisation
      • Antenna gain
      • Causes of failure
      • Symptoms of failure
    • Li-Po Batteries
      • What the specifications mean
      • Construction
      • Lifespan
      • Causes of wear/failure
      • Signs of wear/failure
      • Safe operation and storage
  • RPAS Mechanics
    • Propellers
      • What the specifications mean
      • Causes of wear/failure
      • Signs of wear/failure
      • Life expectancy
    • Frames
      • Various materials used
      • Lifespan
      • Causes of wear/failure
      • Symptoms of wear/failure
      • Life expectancy
  • Other
    • Troubleshooting
      • Apps
      • Errors
    • Pre-flight checks
      • Equipment
      • Situational
    • Battery management

What are the outcomes?

You will not only will you gain knowledge in RPAS maintenance and setup, but you will also receive a certificate of course completion.

What’s next after this course?

After this program, you may wish to take up our more advanced drone engineering course.

  • AG Specialisation (Incl. Sub 25kgs type training)
  • Mapping & Surveying Specialisation (Incl. Sub 7kgs type training on a fixed wing RPA)
  • Photo & Film Specialisation (Incl. Sub 25kgs type training).

You can combine the above specialisations with the RePL course.   

Why Ace Aviation and not others?

Ace aviation academy has been commissioned to cater to both domestic & international students who come to train with us from all over the world.

Quality & compliance is paramount to us and we go that extra mile to make it happen.

  • All our trainer’s come from aviation background and are highly experienced! (From manned aircraft pilots to Aerospace engineers.)
  • Our teaching is not just limited to covering CASA’s syllabus.
    • We teach you how to Flight Plan (Risk management for VLOS operators)
    • How to use state of the art EFB, Oz runways.
    • How to stay compliant during day to day operations.
    • Student pricing on Drones which no one else offers.




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This course includes
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)

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