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  1. DJI’s products never seem to launch without a leak or two. But lately these leaks have gone from a few pieces of information here and there to full-on lists of specs and details about the product. And DJI’s forthcoming FPV drone is an example of this new normal—we first started hearing about it last summer in connection with a patent for a camera that looked like it could be made for an FPV drone, and since then the leaks have just kept coming. We've even gotten a glimpse of the actual product: So when will it actually launch? And why is it producing so much buzz?
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  2. @Dave Pitman I love Danny MacAskill! I included that first video in one of our recent weekly roundups. The filming and the riding/stuntwork are just mindblowing.
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  3. We need a drone that can fly in 50 knots of wind and has enough fps, 120, at 4k ideally. We have yet to have our needs met and are hoping that the fpv pro version will be able to do so finally. Do you think this is wishful thinking in this version?
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  4. Is your crew doing close proximity cinema? One of my fav athletes (super humans) is Danny MacAskill. Some classy close proximity drone work (Andy Lawrence) in his last video for anyone interested.
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  5. It’s an overpriced piece of...? Not that I’m bitter and tired of competing with plastic toy drones.
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  6. Funny Chuck, before I got to your last paragraph, I was already thinking about how AirMap, and others, came up with a grand scheme, sucked in some like-minded VC $$, hired some lobbyists and went about fabricating a problem for which they would be paid to provide a solution. And, walah! the UTM idea was born. It's an amazing idea. Record all of the uas operation "meta data" in the entire country and store it. Then, if something goes wrong, the "recording" can be queried to try and find out what happened and who is responsible. The model has already been proven by the NSA. UTM aims
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  7. We don't do any cinema. I worked in the entertainment industry for about 20 years developing tech for digital film effects. We sold the Software we developed to Apple in 2002 and I called it a day. That guy is insane. Having said that, I really enjoy watching Danny MacAskill. It's so great to watch someone who's so talented but so gracious and so humble. While watching the first video I couldn't help thinking one mistake and his career, if not his life could be over in the blink of an eye. It was interesting hearing in the behind the scene video that his crew felt the same way an
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  8. A very interesting development. A demonstration of a UAV navigating using internal maps and AI when GPS fails. I think this could be a huge development. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-delivery-drone-gets-to-destination-in-israel-without-gps-signal/
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  9. You guys are all a bunch of drone industry geeks
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  10. Atollaviation, I think most people in here understand that it takes more work to fly a commercial aircraft, or private aircraft, than it does to get a 107 pilot certification. You have a right to your opinion , even if the FAA, the agency that issues the pilot’s licenses doesn't agree with you. There's nothing wrong with having a opinion. I don't think there's any reason for a argument. You have a right to your opinion, however personally I'll stick to the definition as it is described by the FAA. ( By the way I am currenyly taking classes for a private pilot’s license ). I appreciate
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  11. Fair, I can handle an "agree to disagree", absolutely no shame in that. I fully understand and respect the pride that comes with many hours of work and effort put towards a craft.
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  12. Hi @Zacc Dukowitz no worries, anything I can do to help. Regarding the UTM, we now have two CRADA's with the Navy and our principle investigator is also part of the NASA committee for UTM so I've heard a lot about what works and what doesn't. Interestingly, as I've heard some of this Patrick Eagan has reported on the same issues. Not exactly the same way that I hear it but he must also know someone who is a part of the UTM testing. You know the expression "Follow the Money." There's a lot being said about UTM but there was very little public debate on was it necessary in the fir
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  13. Confirming that AirMap deleted that post after it created a lot of backlash for them. @Dave Pitman you're right, I think that was definitely them slipping up and stating their true mission. @Av8Chuck, had no idea NASA's UTM testing was so shaky. Can you share some links to where you read/heard about that? Would be curious to read up on it. Dave did a good job a while back checking me when I was writing about UTM and really just adopting an industry perspective without thinking about how its rollout could impact drone service providers/individual operators (hobbyists too, for that matter).
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  14. Hi everyone, Its been a while. I have my official drone pilot license. The delay was verification of my EU residency. I applied to Ireland and I live in The Netherlands. Application are expected from the country in which you are normally resident. There was a video to watch. The animated video has all the rules and regulations. You are required to watch the entire video before you get access to the exam. The 40 question exam is a 4 x multiple choice answer paper. There are sections as Chase shows in his link. When you get a question wrong in a section the programme automatically sends you to t
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  15. It's because the number commonly used is actually really standing in for just one part of a ratio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number
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  16. The wind is blowing right down runway 4 towards runway 22. The tetrahedron always point into the wind. The best runway would have been 22, but since its closed runway 18 is the next best choice with a quartering headwind and right cross wind. Runway 36 would give you a left quartering tail wind. So A is correct.
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  17. Nice Jag commercial.. my wife loved her convertible F-Type, me not so much. It was always “get out honey, I need to take home the groceries..”
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  18. hello everyone, I am interested in drone fishing, and thats my only purpose, I am not camera savvy or into sight-seeing. Only purpose for drone is to drop the bait in the sea, so if anyone can suggest cheap drone with good range I would appreciate it. I am not interested in bait drop atm. I have already considered phantom 3 standard which has 1 KM range, if there are any drones in the market which can go the same distance I would be interested in it. I am from Australia
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  20. @Zacc Dukowitz MacAskill is such a modest and nice guy with superhuman skills. Another guy like that is skier Candide Thovex. Candide's latest video share his pal Aziz Benkrich, who is also incredibly talented, shoots the video and is so good that in the comments some think it was shot with an FPV drone. While off topic for DJI's FPV drone, the skiing and video capture skills are definitely worth a couple minute view.
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  21. Feeling good to know about your business, it's like my business 😉. I am also working with aerial photography, cinematography through drone. I am also a drone pilot and everyday i am learning how to fly my drone more professionally . My one advice is : First of all try to follow your country's rules for drone flying and practice more and more hope you will be the best drone operator in you country.
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  22. I’m happy to discuss what that might look like. Have you heard the saying “don’t crap where you eat?” I have to be sensitive to any information that I put out there and how it might effect the people we're working with.
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  23. @Av8Chuckthat's really interesting re: your professional experience w/ UTM. Sounds like you're privy to some information our readers would love to hear about . . . would you possibly be open to sharing some of what you know for an article on the realities of UTM? I could say 'an anonymous source' if you preferred it, and of course you could vet it before we published. Curious to hear your thoughts, and thanks for considering it.
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  24. I'm not trying to belittle or undermine someone who has the remote pilot certification, whatever it may be called - in Australia its the RePL, in the US I believe its the Part 107? I think it's a great way to get new people in aviation introduced to some of theory and regulations behind flying. It is my opinion that Drone Pilots are not pilots. I believe this is why most regulatory bodies around the world do their best to make this distinction e.g. Remote Pilot Licence, Drone Pilot. I really like what can be achieved with UAV's and the way they've improved or simplified our way of life -
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  25. Thank you Luc Jacobson for finally posting some common sense and some reality. Great post. Very well done!
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  26. These are dependable, modest robots which can endure a few shots (which let's face it, they will). The best thing about them is that you can purchase a great deal of extra parts for them, (for example, batteries, propellers and engines) and supplant them as you experience your learning period. When you get its hang, you'll feel significantly more certain and you'll most presumably need to leap to greater and better airplanes. 1:Hubsan H501A X4 Air 2:SIMREX X20 GPS Drone with 4K HD Camera 2-Axis Self stabilizing Gimbal 5G WiFi
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  27. I found this underwater drone collection Click Here
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  28. This is well written. Do you know why pilots don't have to pay for weather briefings, file flight plans, or VFR flight following? For a couple of reasons. First the FAA is a federally funded agency so our tax dollars have already paid for those services and two because if pilots had to pay, they wouldn't. They'd fly without a briefing or flight following, and they'd scud run around the weather to avoid the fees, all creating an unsafe environment. So those three big blue "Commercial Service Providers" situated firmly between the FAA and the operators, how do they make money? Who
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  29. Khalid Bin Malik, which drone did you end up buying and how did it work out...? I know of person using the DJI Phantom 3 and he has had very good service with it and no problems from the environment (water). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccyS8LbD4_c
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  30. Welcome to the forum. Have you checked out the real estate thread? We have several threads discussing how to get started, produce, techniques etc., with quite an active group willing to provide advice. I recommend asking your questions in that thread.
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  31. Hi @Fabrizio Musso, there aren't too many DIYrs on this forum, I'd suggest checking out RCGroups.com. Your more likely to find someone who can help you there. It's nice to see people are still building their own drones. A great way to start.
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  32. So very cool! I grew up on a farm in Iowa. I have some cool stuff of the farm I grew up on - my uncle farms it now. Here's one I did of some silage harvest last year. I have a few more in the can too...just have to find the time to edit.
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  33. There's the PowerRay Wizard, not sure it qualifies as "cheap" though.
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  34. Not similar priced, its 200$ and P3S is 700+ You have a point.... how much does a fisherman drone costs? any shops in Adelaide?
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  35. It’s similar in price to a phantom. If your going to be flying over the ocean you have to count on the drone getting wet. You get a phantom wet once with salt water and it’s over. So even if the Splash drone is a bit more expensive it’s cheap insurance.
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  36. Its expensive man! And will the drone corrode even if I fly it high above the sea level? Does anyone has idea on MJX B3 BUGS 3?
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  37. If you want any drone to last then in that environment then it has to be waterproof so that you can rinse it off with fresh water after every flight. Salt water/air is very corrosive and DJI drones don’t last. Heres a drone that’s setup exactly for what you want to do. We just used it in a test and it worked very well. https://www.swellpro.com/waterproof-splash-drone-3-auto.html
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  38. just saw this as well: any thoughts on this? https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_330810.html?wid=21&lkid=10392671
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  39. I like to experiment with video's, I try and get agents to show more of the lifestyle, or highlight something that is unique about a property. when I started, I wanted to do more conceptual videos. Didn't work but it was fun trying. Since this thread is so dead I thought I'd post one here.
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  40. Aloha community! I'm new to the forum, but not to UAV Coach, and wanted to jump in on this thread. Since I primarily shoot real estate, seemed like the perfect first post spot. Thanks for sharing these videos, Av8Chuck. The work is solid, and very pleasing to watch. I like that you break up the shots between wide and tight, which is vital to create an attractive real estate video that doesn't put the audience to sleep. As for the matterport camera talk, I own one and use it on the island (Maui). I've even folded the 3D tour model footage into video projects, and no one has yet t
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  41. AV8Chuck - Great breakdown up above on calculating your overall price / cost. Particularly about distinguishing yourself from others and how that will help you not become commoditized across your area of business. On the part of equipment directly above though the piece about expect to make "x" with a commercial drone and 300-500 with a Phantom (or I am guessing you mean Inspire) is a bit off base. The "value" that you bring isn't in the equipment (unless the equipment you are flying can't meet the requirement of the job and fulfill the clients need), the value is in the service that
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