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  1. Hi everyone I’m Brooke here in Kansas City. I have been flying DJI Inspire, DJI Mavic Pro 2, DJI Mavic Air 2, & DJI Mavic Mini for real estate and construction purposes for 5 years now. I’m currently looking to get into branching out into different fields and try out different drones!
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  2. All I can say it that this is so cool! Very, very powerful! I wonder how well this would do in a cave environment to map it? How much does it rely on GPS signals to do what it does? Tim Luttrell
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  3. I'm hoping they include 3rd Party App connections like the Mavic 2 has. All of the recent products don't have access to 3rd party apps from my understanding, which is a shame with you want to delve in photography and other industries. And would they include the Mavic 3 with the Go4 app, or try to incorporate it into the Fly app. Any thoughts?
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  4. @Adam Munson welcome to the forum. Great first post. I’ve suggested these sorts of political action committees and a trade organization but it mostly falls on deaf ears. I guess people are busy and maybe they feel powerless to take on prerogatives of the FAA. As tax payers all we need are numbers. With 635K members AOPA was able to influence all manner of legislation. Unfortunately I doubt we can muster more than 10.. people just aren’t interested in helping themselves. They don’t think it’s necessary until it’s too late.
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  5. Hi Vern, welcome to the forum. It was interesting reading about your experience. I think what UAV Coach does to help people get their Part 107 is essential. I'm glad to hear that the program worked so well for you. Thanks for sharing. I think from your description your first foray into the business of drones was more on point than you might think. You were just about three or four years too early. When you consider what problems drones were solving at the time, people who approached the solution from the perspective that the "drone" is not the solution, its an enabling part of the solution were constantly ridiculed by people who wanted to argue that their white drone was better than the orange drones. The real issue confronting industry has been the transformation from analog to digital engineering. Drones can certainly play an important role in that transition but that transformation has way more to do with role 3D engineering, remote inspections texture mapped onto as-built models combined to create the Digital-Twin. If you stop to think about it when people use a Skydio to create a reality model with a low quality camera with a tiny plastic lens and compare it favorably to a drone that's carrying a 64MP camera with glass lens that can resolve down to a mm from 200ft, you just have to wonder what they're smoking? That's where forums like this can be useful. Yes this is a UAV forum but its real value to people such as yourself is its a place to have discussions about the relevance of drones in the overall solution.
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  6. Hey @Vernon Shurtz, Welcome to the UAV Coach community forum and thanks for sharing your story! It sounds like you have had an incredible career, I bet you have some great stories. Sorry to hear about your business being shut down, but it good to hear that you came back to drones. I hear you on the cold and windy conditions, I am from the midwest so I understand the frustration of not being able to fly because of the wind, it gets windy here a lot! Best of luck with your drone business and feel free to keep us updated on how it's going. - Chase
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  7. So...are we currently at the point that we need to have protest flights over state parks to incur citations that can be challenged in court? Should the UAV community organize these activities to generate legal defense funds? Should this community petition the FAA to issue guidance to state and local governments reinforcing their jurisdiction over airspace? Is this going to become a 'states rights' issue? Where does the madness stop? Why can't we have nice things? I literally just want to fly around pretty areas and the fact that I need to have a nuanced opinion about the root causes of the civil war before I can feel good about pulling my drone out makes me want to sit on the floor of my shower and cry.
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