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  1. Merry Christmas to everyone! Here's our Christmas Eve celebration filled with food, gifts, Bingo, karaoke and family! It's 1:58 minutes long (or short) and I just wanted to share it with you. I submitted this video to the "Share your country’s Christmas spirit with your DJI device" contest. A like and/or comment there would be very appreciated there! Here's the link: https://forum.dji.com/thread-125932-1-1.html
  2. Great to see all the interest in what is certain to become a vital business. Aerial photography is important to Real Estate. I am the owner of Ocean Discounts. This is a full featured UAS and we offer inexpensive drone opportunities for anyone interested. For Realtors, the final cost is passed to the seller and collected at closing. There are no out of pocket expenses for the agent. Every flight is continent upon a site evaluation and weather conditions. See our website for more information: www.ocean-discounts.com
  3. Hello everyone! I work in surveying company and now we are thinking about start working with drones. Our daily tasks are: cadastral surveying and site surveying ( for voluem calculation and topography). Also we work in close coloboration with local urban departament, one of the future projects is creating of 3D model of Town. We chosed Photoscan as photogrammetry software, but still don't know what we should choose results analisis. We found two porducts with features that we need: Virtual Surveyor and Sputnik GIS What do you think about each? Do anyone have an expirience of working with Virtual Surveyor or Sputnik GIS? Any advices?
  4. Greetings from Chico, California. I am a newbie in the Drone industry. I am a licensed private investigator http://www.jedgarpi.com . My purpose for Drone training is to utilize the Drone in investigations, specifically in surveillance, activity checks, and insurance claims investigation.
  5. Some tips of diy a fast drone

    Here, I share my experience about how to diy a fast drone. In the past, I used QAV 250 frame equip with 1806 motors and 3S Lipo battery can fly very fast; and now I use 2205/2305 motor, come with small and light frame, DALRC6045 propeller, the speed get 185km/h. It is very important to choos your drone parts, these are my experience of how to choose drone parts? Motor: I have used many different motors, and these are some of I used. 2205 motors: equip with dalrc5045 3 propeller, their thrust is about 1200g(motor’s weight is about 30g, 4 motor is 120g) 2206 motors: I have used it, the weight is too heavy, hard to turn the corner, and the speed is not increased significantly; 2305 motors: this is my new test motors, and the thrust is very good, they’re super smooth and have a good power! For choosing drone motors, I think T-motor is better than others, most racing pilots are choosing their motor. Frame: I have three requirements for select the frame: Light weight; Small wind resistance; Strong and solid; In the past, I sued dalrc220 frame because it is strong and solid, and needn’t consider the weight, now I like the new frame xr220, because it is light, strong solid and small wind resistance. If you don't know frame or how to choose frame, you can read this guide: Quadcopter Frame Sizes Guide ESC: I think the most ESCs have no difference, the program are similar, you just need consider the price. I’m using the 30SA ESCs, in order to match my 2305 2450KV motors. Battery: To flight fast, a good lipo battery is very important; low C rate can’t discharge high current, if you want to flight fast, you need at least 60C or more lipo battery. How to choose high discharge rate lipo battery? I recommend you can choose this Tattu drone lipo battery, best power delivery, autonomy, reliability, long life and less sag than any other lipos, and most FPV pilots are using their battery. I have built many FPV quadcopter, and this is one of my FPV quadcopter’s build parts; Frame: XR 220; Motor: T-MOTOR 2305 motor Propeller: dalrc 5045 3 blade propeller; ESC: BLHeli_S 30 AMP ESC; Camera: Hsh1177; Lipo Battery: 1300mAh 4S 75C Lipo battery; Flight Control: F3. What do you think about these? Do you have any other tips to add?
  6. Hybrid Drone with 6 hours of flight time

    At the moment drones could fly only several minutes, but imagine if you get hours and hours of flight time, imagine if you get 5 kg of payload, this will be useful for thousands of purposes, from delivering humanitarian aid to package delivery. Finally, we can get it. First hybrid system for drones was designed at NASA and it's really similar to what we are doing here (you can see the NASA system here: Basically, it's an alternator connected to a gas motor, it is very similar to the system that is improved in your car to keep the lights on, the difference is that it's thousand times lighter. This is the project of the generator The gas motor has a power of 3hp that is transmitted to a brushless sensored brushless motor, the current then passes through the diode bridge rectifier and a tension regulator, then charge the batteries. This generator can provide for 2Kw, this is enough to sustain the entire drone systems and lift also 5 Kg of additional payload If you want to stay informed about my project please sign in this newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr
  7. Drone School

    My name is Alyssa, I've just been hired on as a director of operations to a company called Drone School Incorporated. My job is to get this business up and running by the end of the year so im in charge of advertising, marketing, creating a syllabus etc. My boss wants this to be a 3 hour classroom course and 2 hours of simulator time (we have the realflight drone simulator) eventually building up to use real drones for training. We dont have a minimum or maximum age for this class since for now we are only going to be using a simulator. I was an air traffic controller so i have a general idea of the rules and regulations regarding drones but thats about the extent of my knowledge. My main question is what should I incorporate into the syllabus when i start putting this together. If you guys could give me any feedback on this I would be extremely thankful.
  8. Newbies only!! OK, so we have our FAA certification, that doesn't mean we know how to physically fly a drone. There is still plenty to learn. It seems so simple at first. I found that flying my drone in my house or yard was easy. But, when I tried to do the certification flight for UAV Coach, I discovered that "easy" disappeared from my vocabulary. UAV Coach actually expects you to fly a drone in a particular pattern with a bit more precision than "doodle" flying requires. This morning, I found this video on YouTube and would like to share it with other newbies out there. I think Tony & Chelsea Northrup have done an excellent job in showing how to fly a drone in a methodical way. [Very personal note: I'm not out of the woods yet myself, my Syma X5C quit working--somehow the electronics is causing one motor to burn out very fast--I've been through three motors in a very short time. And, then there is the shoulder surgery. I'm out of commission at this point. But, as soon as I can manage it, I'll get it all together and pass the UAV certification flight!] Anyway, here is what I think is an excellent video on how to fly a drone without crashing:
  9. For sale: Xiaomi 4K drone

    Xiaomi drone 4K camera RC Quadcopter. Built-in GPS, 4K gimbal camera, operate with a remote control or mobile app. $430 free shipping to USA Brand: Xiaomi Camera: 4K UHD Video Resolution Flight Time: 27min Control distance: 2000m Weight: 1390g Distance limit: 500m Battery: 5100mAh 4S 15.2V Lipo battery http://www.genstattu.com/xiaomi-mi-drone-4k.html
  10. Hi all, assuming good weather, I was planning to do a time-lapse of the moon's shadow racing across a field at the park across the street from my house during the solar eclipse next week. I'm in Nashville, TN and right in the path of the totality, so looking forward to a wild show. At first, I was worried about noise pollution, but there aren't usually folks home in my neighborhood, certainly in this park / field during the day. I'll be at around 300-350 ft. AGL, so there may be a small whine, but it shouldn't be distracting. By hovering / doing a time-lapse, I don't have to be as concerned about having a VO / maintaining situational awareness, and I can take some time to actually enjoy the eclipse. By the way, public disclaimer, make sure you get special glasses if you plan to look directly at the eclipse! Saw this note from the FAA as well and thought I'd share. If you ARE flying next week, know that there might be more manned aircraft traffic in the air and to watch out just as you normally would (but with extra vigilance!). -- FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education Are You Flying to the Eclipse Path Notice Number: NOTC7320 Do you plan to fly your aircraft on August 21 during the solar eclipse? If yes, you’re not alone. Several airports located in the path of the eclipse have notified the FAA that they are anticipating a significant increase in air traffic before and during the eclipse. Many of these airports are non-towered and have limited capacity to accommodate an increase in traffic. Here are some tips to fly safe in the path of the eclipse. Use US Chart Supplements (formerly AFD). Check NOTAMs for your departing and arriving airports, including airports along the route of your flight. Remember, some airports may already be at capacity. Call your destination airport, and respect the runway closures and safety information they provide. Expect Unicom congestion, and check for additional instructions on ASOS/AWOS voice over. See and Avoid is a high priority. Watch out for possible drone activity. Utilize Air Traffic Services when available. Use IFR operations when appropriate, file VFR flight plans …. let Air Traffic assist you! Have some specific questions about an area or airport? The FAASTeam is here to help. Our local FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) are available to help with local knowledge. Find your local FPM for any given area https://www.faasafety.gov/FAASTApp/directory/default.aspx For a refresher on non-towered airport communications, click https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2017/Jun/Non-Tower_Airport_Comms.pdf
  11. Hello All I wanted guidance on how to begin with land surveying using drones.I wanted guidance on any software needed to capture and process the data collected by drones and do the respective mapping.Kindly guide me with same.Thanks to all
  12. Hi

    Hi, I'm Eddie with 35 Degrees North Aerial Imaging Services, LLC, in Knoxville, TN. My son and I are just getting the business off the ground. We have extensive backgrounds in government, telecommunications, military, consulting and other areas. We welcome any opportunities to partner, network and have fun in this area. Drop me a line anytime. Our website will be off the ground soon.
  13. PXFmini presentation

    Hello everyone! We are Erle Robotics, a young robotics company, and we want to show you the autopilot shield we´ve developed for the Raspberry Pi family. It is called the PXFmini and it is an open autopilot daughter-board for the Raspberry Pi Zero / W. Here you've some pictures: This board allows you to create a ready-to-fly autopilot with support for Dronecode’s APM flight stack. This little board weighs only 15 grams and embeds all the power electronics necessary to comply with most of the existing components for drones through its I2C and UART port. It has 8PWM servo output channels and a PPMSUM input. PXFmini includes: 3 axes gravity sensor 3 axes gyroscope 3 axes digital compass pressure sensor temperature sensor ADC for battery sensing In order to improve the user's experience we work side by side with amazing open source communities to provide support for the de facto standard platforms for drones: the popular APM and PX4 autopilots. The shield has been designed specially for the Raspberry Pi Zero / W but it is also pin-to-pin compatible with the following boards: - Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi 2 - Raspberry Pi 3 - Raspberry Pi Zero / W If you want to know more visit us at erlerobotics.com! We have done some interesting projects with this little but powerful board. As an example, a $200 Smart Drone With the Pi Zero: Pi Zero Drone video We will be posting the previous one and more projects soon! Hope you like it!!
  14. Hello to everyone! We are Erle Robotics, a young startup that makes robotic brains and robots. Today we want to show you our most popular drone, the Erle-Copter! What is the Erle-Copter? A Linux-based smart drone with support for the Robot Operating System. Erle-Copter is a quadcopter for developers that uses the Erle-Brain 3 hardware autopilot and the APM flight stack. In a nutshell, it’s a Linux flying robot kit whose behavior can be extended in the same way you’ll code something in your Desktop Linux machine. It’s ideal for outdoor operations and it has been designed for an extended flight time (about 20 minutes) with a takeoff weight of up to 1 kilogram. Ready to fly! Modular Design Erle-Copter’s design makes it customizable to the point that you can include different modules such as antivibration system, cameras, gimbals, range finders, Electro Permanent Magnets, LIDARs and ALL YOU NEED. Create your own Linux flying device with Erle-Copter! It flyes, OK, and what else? And much more!! You can: 1. Make it follow you (feel like a leader!) 2. Control with your voice (who is the boss now?) 3. Return To Launch feature (return home little one!) 4. Attach a wide variety of sensors (check this examples!) 5. It flips! (Why not to have some fun?) 6. Plan some missions (even with your smartphone!) 7. Take pictures and videos in the waypoints or when you want! 8. And much more! The limit is your imagination! Or skill... ;-) Erle-Copter is offered at a 5% discount with the coupon code “promojun” at our storefront for a limited period! Hope you like it!
  15. Hi all, was stumped by this question over the weekend: To the southwest of Suffolk Exec (SFQ) airport, there's the word DRONE. What does that mean?
  16. TF02 LiDAR for drone height fixing

    TF02 is a single-point ranging LiDAR, used by drone for measuring the relative altitude from the ground, ensuring the stable altitude. It is available for the following flight control brands: Pixhawk4, APM, TopXGun, EFY Technology, JiYi, aiAero, DAISCH, etc. TF02 has the following features: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OHZHhBZF2SE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Distance Measurement Performance: 1. Longer indoor and outdoor measurement range (indoor: 22m; outdoor: above 10m); 2. Lower noise. Almost no abnormal data within effective range; 3. Sound signal discrimination algorithm for identification of abnormal data; 4. Higher repeated accuracy of distance measurement Overall Performance: 1. Higher protection level, up to IP65; 2. Pesticide corrosion resistant, with special enclosure material capable of resisting corrosion of most of the pesticides; 3. Work normally even with optical window being contaminated by dirty water, sludge and other pollutants; 4. Shock resistance. Unique design makes it more solid, shock resistant and infrangible; 5. Additional function of bootloader to facilitate further software upgrade;
  17. Hi Everyone, DroneDeploy explores the questions people should consider before purchasing a drone for their business. It walks through the benefits/compares multi-rotor vs. fixed wing. There's also a link to a comprehensive 38-page buyer's guide. I hope you find this useful. https://blog.dronedeploy.com/choosing-the-right-mapping-drone-for-your-business-part-i-multi-rotor-vs-fixed-wing-aircraft-6ec2d02eff48
  18. Advisories vs Restrictions

    Hey everyone, I use apps such as Airmap and Kittyhawk for vector maps of restrictions of where I'm flying. However, many times I see advisories that pop up and wondering if these are actually restrictions that prohibit me to fly in these areas. The advisories show up in yellow, such as the image I attached, and when there is a restricted area, such as Class B, C, D, and E, it shows up as red. Thanks!
  19. Hello from NJ

    Hello all, I just joined the community and started flying with a DJI Spark- enjoy the hobby so far and hope to learn more about it as time continues within the forum!
  20. NEEED HELP!!!

    Hi my name is Tristan, I have tried everything I can think of to get my GoolRC fsi6 transmitter with their version of the fs-ia6 to work with my eachine x220 ARF from Banggood. The tx and rx are bound. This is my first time using any of this hardware and my first time using Betaflight which is what the quad uses. I've tried all the different receiver modes in Betaflight but none work. The quad is plugged into B/VCC port of the receiver which should be right since it is bound. The motors spin up when I use Betaflight and the VTX is working with my goggles, but I cant get the transmitter/receiver to work with the quad. I wish it was the other way around. I don't really know what to do. Thank you for reading, Tristan.
  21. Just posted my first tutorial on Youtube: #1 tip for improving your drone footage. Go check it out below and let me know what you think about it and how I can improve in future tutorials. Also, be sure to comment below what topics you'd like to see ! Thanks for watching !
  22. New member ToddW

    Hello. Brand new member. How does everyone like the Mavic Pro? Is there anything else I should be considering in that price range?
  23. Hi, I'm Ronnel Patubo graduate of BS Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I am new to drones and UAV's. I just want to learn more about my hobby then find a friend or mentor. And someday become a professional in building Drones. Regards, Ronnel
  24. Hi all, just trying to pick your brains a little bit. What do you think is the average number of flight hours at which you would consider someone an experienced drone pilot? How many flight hours would make someone an expert? @Alan Perlman Since you deal with so many pilots, would love to get what you think too!
  25. Hello all,I've just finished my Quad F450 build and as I tried to power it on for the first time my ESC's keep beeping and the FCU doesn't power on. It this happening cause of a faulty/wrong connection I did or do I have an issue with something from my components? My build consists of :1. Frame F4502. Flight Controller Unit KK2.1.53. Motors x44. ESC's x45. UBEC6. Battery7. Tx/RxThanks in advance for any help and info you can provide.