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About Juggernaught

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  1. Asked to fly Pro Am Golf Tournament

    Okay...I think I found some help for it, but is the Z3 camera up to snuff for something like this? Since I don't do this normally unless I get more requests I am hesitant on buying a better cinema type camera...
  2. Asked to fly Pro Am Golf Tournament

    I haven't....I operate agriculture mainly, but have wanted to do something like this for a while, just never had the opportunity. And I agree this would be better off with two persons
  3. Steps on how to start a drone agriculture service business.

    First off congrats on the first steps of entrepreneurship...information seeking. I have a very small precision ag business that I do on the side. This is my second year and still trying to grow the client list. I'd ask what are your main crops, do you have any agronomy background? If you don't can you partner with one? What size of fields will you be covering? Are the farmers in your area interested on precision agriculture? Are they willing to fork out the cash, because you need more than just aerial coverage for precision agriculture, but also soil samples which adds up really quick. Have you interviewed any prospective clients to see if they would be interested? Do you have enough starting capital for drone, camera, software, replacement parts, insurance, ***extra batteries!!*** For equipment I own the Matrice 100 with the Slantrange multispectral camera. I have the 2p which works well, but they released a new 3p this year which looks to have some definite advantages. I am looking into a fixed wing now either VTOL (vertical take off and landing) or hand launch and belly landing. (Waiting on contract first though).
  4. Seeking Interviews for Thesis

    I am available for questions
  5. I have been asked if I could fly the event. I already have a authorization to fly the area (maximum of 100ft) from the FAA, but I know it's impossible to get the Part 107.39 waiver. I think they are largely looking for the very beginning when everyone is in their carts and shooting off to their respective holes. There are multiple areas I can gain footage of this that won't be over people or within even 100ft. If I tether the uav so that it is impossible for it to go out of this "safe" area do you think I should accept the job? Thanks in Advance
  6. RedEdge M Multispectral camera

    I own the slantrange 2p, but heard the 3p is even better. I have not used the red-edge, but have also heard good feedback from it.
  7. Mavic Air

    So just saw that we can pre-order this and I have been eyeing the mavic pro for a while, but I think this new looks to be even better for cheaper. I currently own a m100 that is setup for ag, so getting it out and trying to capture sunsets and other photos is a giant pain. Having a little guy like this that can be up in a couple minutes seems to be worth the cost. What's your thoughts on the product? screenshot from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j2lqAjMqJc
  8. Awesome site! I am developing my own right now, thought it was decent...until I saw yours haha.
  9. First Clients - Almost

    Okay for the first time trying. I still have only one client, but one or two are interested for early next season. Nothing truly dramatic happened in the fields that I am flying for the farmer other than what he knows will happen because of some high salinity in parts of the field. You can definitely see it in the imagery, but the only way to fix it he said would be to dig down about 20 ft and replace all of the soil...which isn't cost effective. I was asked about some mapping of a canyon and the accuracy so I explained to them GCPs and that I am not a surveyor (although i would have a surveyor lay the GCPs as I don't have the equipment). No response on that quote...
  10. Weed Detection

    I would like to, but currently I don't have the customer base to afford a proper thermal camera
  11. For me to get my name out there quicker in my local community Facebook is a necessity. I bit the bullet and have started "posting" there more. Not sure if it's generated much, but it is nice to see how many people view the photos and such. I am not a social media guy, but anymore it seems to be a requirement.
  12. Weed Detection

    What you are looking at here is population density. The blue area is where the farmer over planted his beans by 250,000/acre compared to everywhere else being around 140-150,000/ acre. The picture(s) on top show the difference in population by illuminating the plants in green and where there is a low population we can tell by the photo on the left compared to the overpopulated area with the picture on the right. He had to replant the entire edge of the field so that is why there is almost no color on the edge as they are about a week and half behind. At the time of my flight the plants were only about 2"x2" in the overpopulated area with them averaging around 1"x1" for most of the field.
  13. Weed Detection

    An example of the imagery below:
  14. Weed Detection

    I have a contract for the summer on two fields possibly more if it turns out to be worth it. I just flew last weekend and it was about 15-20mph winds with gusts at 30. Wasn't easy flights and I do believe it messed with the imagery a bit at least on the corn. I provided two reports to the farmer and haven't heard back yet on his thoughts. Hopefully we can both find it useful!
  15. Flying professionally in New York City

    I would have passed on the job as well. Couldn't imagine trying to get a business going in NY City with current rules and regs.