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  1. This thread is really receiving some attention. What a ride we are all about to go on. Hopefully getting started is a bit easier for you folk not in California! I've been tryin to get my advanced training class scheduled for a few weeks now but the covid restrictions here are making it a pain.
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  2. Reporting to ya'll after first few weeks in operations. Got my first payment last week for the first 3 weeks. Had a few missions but they were basic that's the only thing. They told me more complex missions they will start marketing after 90 days of basic ones. Also looking at getting a friend trained, as I see the calendar is slowly filling up. Good luck guys and I'll keep ya'll updated.
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  3. The licensee does own the site. Drones Force has a web dev that will customize and upload a pretty decent looking website for you. It's up to you to choose what service you want. This is our website that was designed for us.
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  4. Mavic 2 Pro in-depth photography review https://youtu.be/PQ_OAXeQBe0
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  5. Hi @Maik Kellerhals, Thank you for sharing more of your Switzerland drone videos, it looks like an incredible place for a drone pilot to live! Best, - Chase
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  6. This is a very good video. Nicely done. The music seemed a little sad to me, but the footage is amazing
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  7. @Extraterrestrial DJI is currently only banned from use at certain federal agencies right now, including the Army and the Dep't of the Interior. It looks like a blanket ban for all federal agencies will come in the form of the American Security Drone Act (ASDA) when it passes, which it probably will. It will also apply to grants provided to local entities, like police departments, although police departments can buy whatever they want with their budgets otherwise. If you're interested in learning more about the ASDA this article I wrote a little while back covers some common misconception
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  8. It's amazing how far you have to read the AUVSI website to find out that it's virtual. It's hard to imagine this being much of an event at all. I was hoping that somehow this insanity would have stopped and I could actually attend the show. For those of you missing attending trade shows here's two videos, one from AUVSI and the other from The Commercial UAV: Can you name which exhibitors are no longer in business. I would have asked the question differently, like which ones are new but they wouldn't be in the video. I can't find 2018 AUVSI which was in Denve
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  9. After 3 years, DJI Spark is still the best "Mini Sefie Drone" in the world with the ability to control by hand gesture without take time to connect it with smartphone or controller. SHAREit MX Player
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  10. I like my own brand in my own market targeting local businesses. They are generating missions for my business and I got a couple of my website as well already.
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  11. I still tend to feel that it will never prove to be a cost effective method of package delivery. The amount of money it would take to start and maintain a fleet of delivery drones would be tremendous. Batteries and engines will have to be replaced often and those costs are climbing more and more. Plus they will have to keep the traditional methods of delivery available for bad weather days. I just don't see it happening.
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  12. What I'd like to know is how the FAA intends to dictate separation between deliveries, Part 107 flights, and recreational flights. See and avoid is fine for plane sized objects but say a Part 107 pilot is filming and a Prime Drone comes buzzing in at 40 miles per hour right through your flight operation area. You won't have time to reasonably "see and avoid" Amazon's aircraft.
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  13. WOW! That was fabulous! Well done. I loved how the soundtrack paired perfectly with the images. You have inspired me! ...Jay
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  14. Aloha gang, I had the joy of spending three full weeks in my homeland of east TN, a hop and a skip from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As any sane person would do whilst visiting their grandkids, I made sure to rent a cabin...across the street from the park boundary...with a great launch and landing area on the deck. Here are a couple of my favorite shots peering into the park and surrounding area. Enjoy!
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  15. I see. I thought that all cows are tamed and they don't live on their own. Thanks for telling me something new. And thanks for the video
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  16. it’s scary to imagine some people climbing so high. After all, you have to maintain such installations. I would not have coped with such a task. Thanks for the video btw, well filmed
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  17. Funny you should ask. PBS had a very interesting series where they installed cameras in mock wild animals--all kinds of them: flamingos, elephants, and wild geese. They used a drone to take photos of geese while the drone was in formation with the geese. Of course, this isn't what I really meant, I didn't mean to use a regular drone to take pictures, I meant to use the aerodynamics and flight characteristics of eagles and hawks to take advantage of the wind currents and updrafts. Nonetheless, it looks like there is an interest in this idea. I don't know the name, but one company is working
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  18. Hello, you have to make a correction on the original article when you say "it has by far the highest IP rating, making it arguably the toughest of all these drones" (IP53) you can mislead people on this, the IP rating is mesured by resistence to two diferent values: Solids (first Number of the IP) and Liquids (second number) so in this case IP53 has a better resistance to solids(dust particles for ex.) but a much weaker resistance to liquids as for example the M300 (IP45)
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  19. Looks interesting. I wonder how will birds react to such a drone?
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  20. So update on my start up with drones force. I have officially singed the contract. Web sites being built, Training starts next week. Looking to lunch on the 28th.
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  21. I am happy to have found this thread, finding online reviews for Drones Force seems to be very tough. I did speak with 2 licensees though. Both had nothing but good things to say about the company so far and they did mention their success within 2 years or sooner. I will keep following for updates. Good luck to anyone who makes the plunge!
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  22. Hi - I have similar questions as well. I'm flying a Mavic Mini (I figured start small, and if I need better toys I'll get it). I have a 107 license. I've been a Commercial Real Estate Broker for 15 years and have access to all the clients I need. But there is a void in my area for drone photography who know what the end user is looking for. I have no interest in shooting residential footage, in fact I'd like to avoid it. Do people shoot at flat rate, or $/hr depending upon scope and travel time? Also, do you charge extra for post production or leave that for others.
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  23. Shield basic seems to be free offered by DJI.
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  24. First, I wish I had this information when I purchased my 1st drone 6 months ago. I certainly would have given US made it's due consideration. 2nd, I'm not sure how we will ever inspire a robust drone community when we limit use of them to the extent we do. I live in Florida, in not so overwhelmingly populated area. From my perspective, I can't fly in National Parks, State Parks and my county states "...you can't launch or land a drone in/on any county property, including county parks...". This leave little to no place to fly. I was driven toward flying and photography but had to join
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  25. Started on a Mambo. Favorite is the Bebop 2 (still humming @ 4 yrs). Still have Anafi Work for 2 years. Commercial customer support is thin but overall great products! Part 107 #3938554 since 2016. vb77
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  26. Quite a long hike this weekend to reach the Bachalpsee near Grindelwald in Switzerland:
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  27. A few pics from the Kansas side of Kansas City.
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  28. Here is a photo of the drone you get from Drones Force. Like others have said, it is a Mavic 2 Enterprise. Included is: 1x DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise 1x Flir Dual Optic Thermal Imaging and 4K Video Sensors 3x Intelligent Flight Battery 1x Remote Controller 1x Spotlight - 2400 lumen dual top-mount light 1x Loudspeaker - 100db top mounted speaker 1x Beacon - Top Mounted Anti-Collision Strobe 6x Propellers 1x AC Battery Charger 1x USB Adapter 1x Travel Case
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  29. Good afternoon, everyone. I'm glad I glad I found this form. I just signed my agreement from the Philadelphia area. (All of Delaware, One county in Maryland, 5 in NJ, and basically all of south east Pa from Philly down and around the state line of delaware.) Hoping it all works out.
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  30. Glad to find this site. Just signed up last week for a area west of San Antonio. About a 100 mile radius, and a 2.5 million population. Their telling me they just started marketing this area 45 days ago, and had a lot of requests for missions. Possibly starting 3 to 8 missions a week, and mostly roof insurance, and real estate. Also was a little hesitant to spend the $20,000, feeling like I was really getting my monies worth.
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  31. Thank you! Interesting, that's the first time i've heard this, no one else so far had this comment. It's always difficult to hit the brightness right, it looks different from screen to screen. It seems to look fine for me on al my screens and my phone and the meters in the editing software seem quite balanced. Only when i look at it on youtube on white background (or here embedded in this forum), it seems darker, but i think thats an optical illusion because of the white background (which in general isn't good for video, that's why all editing software have dark interfaces and backgrounds)
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  32. The flights seem to be very good and smooth, however, everything seems to be very dark. Does your drone have sunglasses on? Even the videos in the bright sunshine seem to be darker than it seems it should be. It could be my PC or something on my end. It's just that the whole video seems be on the dark side--meaning lack of light not lack of morality! Certainly a lot of excellent effort was put into this video. Switzerland is always beautiful.
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  33. I do use it for as much as I can along with all the other cameras I have. I also have a mavic but the Phantom 4 is very nice. I think my favorite would be landscape and nature type stock footage. I am in Pennsylvania so we have some pretty beautiful country up here and the sun rise and sets can be really nice. Business has been tough with the pandemic. I also have a full time job running a video department for a corporation so finding time to shoot drone footage is hard. The pandemic made it even harder to find work. Stock footage though is a great way to get out and shoot and occasionally mak
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  34. I've got Hays county but as far as I know Bexar and surrounding counties are at available. I got the impression they may have had some interest from someone in Canyon Lake but I don't know for sure. I have a large area, but I intentionally don't have the counties around Bexar. If you aren't interested in that area, or that large of an area, you could sign up as a pilot and/or as my workload increases I will likely be looking into add a pilot in your area. Also, if you did get the San Antonio area I'm sure we could work to support each other as needed. PM me if want to talk more.
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  35. Did they say how large the territories are? I was looking into them and we are in San Marcos, TX
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  36. This is an awesome video and great spot to drone. This inspired my to head up to Chicago and get some lighthouse action.
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  37. Obviously this is no longer a rumor. Why don’t those that have ordered and possibly received their MavicAir2 start a new thread and post example footage and/reviews of your early impressions?
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  38. Some amazing shots and exactly the reason I want to get into aerial photography! Shot like this just reinforce my convictions.
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  39. And for a bonus, a couple ground shots I enjoyed from an evening stroll with the Mrs.
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  40. Mahalo! This was my attempt at creating an 'Inception' style image. I'd like to try a few more ideas I have rolling around. I'll be sure to post up if I do
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  41. So the facts here are thus: 1. you live in an awesome place 2. you are skilled at your art 3. you have great luck 4. an even better eye. 5. you're an evil little man for rubbing our noses in it. j/k
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