At Hobbymate, we’re committed to constant improvement through user feedback.
Our Power Pilot programme is one of the main ways we engage with users to learn how we can do better.
As a Power Pilot, you can sign up to receive free samples of existing and pre-release products in exchange for insightful and unbiased feedback.
Try our products. Share your experience. Help us get it right.
Why do you have the Power Pilot Program?
At Hobbymate, we strive to source, OEM, markets our products from a consumer perspective with a commitment to constant improvement.
The Power Pilots Program was created so we can more directly engage with pilots and rc hobby enthusiast to learn how we can do better.
Particularly for our newly released products, we offer a limited supply of free test samples in exchange for early feedback.
This feedback helps us better gauge market response and get a head start on any areas that might need improvement.
We also encourage Power Pilots to share their reviews publicly to help inform prospective buyers about what they can expect from new Hobbymate products.
Power Pilots are individuals who not only appreciate free products, they are pioneers who enjoy testing, sharing helpful suggestions to our product, marketing, and customer service teams.
They also enjoy sharing their experiences with other prospective buyers.
What are the Program benefits?
Power Pilots can apply for a free Hobbymate product to review and keep up to 8 times every year (12 months from first product request).
Selections will vary to reflect our product focus, but Power Pilots may choose according to their own interest – there is no obligation to receive or review an undesired product.
Power Pilots also receive regular exclusive discounts on Hobbymate products and have the opportunity to get bonus gifts by helping us complete surveys.
What are the Program responsibilities?
Power Pilots are expected to test and provide detailed and unbiased feedback on the test sample within one week of receiving the product.
If circumstances prevent a Power Pilots from providing timely feedback, they are expected to provide advanced notice.
Delayed feedback may impact eligibility to apply for future Hobbymate products.
Power Pilots are expected to help us by completing surveys that help us improve our products and brand image.
If in need of assistance during the testing, Power Pilots are encouraged to contact our customer support team directly.
Who is eligible to apply?
This program is not open to the public.
Applicants are selected based on several criteria, including their history and helpfulness of reviews on Amazon and other sites such as YouTube, tech websites, forums, etc.
Some basic requirements for application:
Applicants must reside in one of the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Spain.
2. Active and helpful history:
A. For applicants, note that our program has grown very quickly.
In order to better distribute our limited resources across diverse online communities, we are having to limit our program to applicants qualifying for the requirements below:
● Comprehensive and detailed review history on rc forums, rc blogs and other social media channels;
● Active online presence on platforms, such as major tech websites (Top 100,000 on Alexa global rank and quality posts/threads), YouTube (at least 3000 subscribers & quality video), other forums (top 100,000 on Alexa global rank & senior member with quality posts/threads);
● Valid links to your amazon account, website, blog , YouTube or forum must be provided for evaluation.
B. For applicants from other countries, you must have a history of high quality reviews on rc forums and blogs or be an established product reviewer or tech blogger.
Hobbymate maintains full rights to judge and determine an applicant’s acceptance into the Power Pilots Program.
I’m a new Power Pilots. How do I get started?
To get started, please log in and choose the product you would like to review.
Step into Power Pilots Page on the top of Hobbymatehobby.com
Click “Power Pilots” at the top of the page.
Select one of the products displayed, and fill in the form, so we will know better about your information and experience with rc hobby.
Confirm the sumit after form was filled in, we will receive your message immediately and get you back in 2-3 working days.
Please make sure the email you proivded will be the dialy used one of yours, to avoid any nelection of our emails, or important email notification from Hobbymate Hobby
If none of the current products strike your fancy, please wait for an update of selection which typically occurs every couple weeks.
How will I be notified of new product selections?
If a product has limited compatibility, we will contact Power Pilots who have related device by email.
So to receive more customized updates, please indicate your preferences, interests, and relevant devices in your application, the more information provided, the more opportunity you will get from the power pilots.
Power Pilots who miss the chance to review any Hobbymate products for 3 consecutive months can directly email Hobbymate.