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  1. Yeah DHawk, everyone has been friendly and professional to this point. I was very attracted to the business model and the fact I will receive support, marketing, and jobs. I can still work my FT job in the meantime. Update- I just received my login info for the 107. I'm excited and more confident in my investment now. So far so good!
    4 points
  2. Thanks for the compliment @AncientAirship! I just realized I've been negligent and have not posted any of my work for months. Lemme rectify that: Anyway, to answer your question local market demands should somewhat drive where you spend your creative energy. There are never enough motion VFX artists to go around, so that is certainly something that is a worthwhile skill to have. My real estate clients generally don't know what they want in terms of VFX and motion graphics. There are a handful who are super concerned about their own personal branding, but beyond that as lon
    3 points
  3. I'm new to the forum but spent quite a while going through all the posts in this thread and it's been really interesting seeing everyone's skills and techniques improve over the last couple years. @JBR LIFE Photography, your work and @Av8Chuck and @Talon Six Aerial are all consistently high quality so I feel you know the industry quite well. Since this thread is about the future too, what do you (and any others active in this thread) think is going to be next? I live in downtown Chicago so clearly the scene is very different from Maui (most shots are of a specific condo or commercial buil
    3 points
  4. Flying since early August. No complex missions yet until I get used to more simpler ones but been getting steady jobs.
    3 points
  5. 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.
    3 points
  6. @btjdrone Prior to signing up myself, they gave me 2 licensees that were already up and running to contact. One they provided because the market was very similar and another just because I asked for more than one. They both weren't extremely helpful but they did answer a few questions. As far as Feedback goes I haven't done my first mission yet. I have received the drone, completed the online training, Website will hopefully be done next week. Last thing is they want you to do a 2 day in person training course to really understand how to work the drone you are purchasing. Not just basic flying
    3 points
  7. Hey gang. I'm curious. Those of you who made the investment and got your materials. How much money have you actually made? and in what period of time? That is ultimately the bottom line.
    3 points
  8. I don't know if it's real or fake but either way, for me, it ranks right up there with the cat hanging from a ceiling fan and lighting farts on fire. I'm sure the guys has already crashed it by now and called DJI tech support. It would be more interesting listening in on that conversation.
    2 points
  9. Hi Guys, @JBR LIFE PhotographyI love the use of rain and people. Most of the realtors in my area discourage using people in their videos. I think people want to see people, helps them visualize what they might look like in that home and makes the property video a little more about lifestyle than cabinets.. @AncientAirship thanks for viewing and noticing the improvement in everyone's techniques (accept @JBR LIFE Photography) You know I couldn't pass that up.. Jonathon is a great example of how much of what he does today would have been considered "VFX" work just four years
    2 points
  10. Aloha gang! It's time for some more visual storytelling! This video I'm sharing today marks the last project I shot on the a7iii/a7Riii combo. (upgraded to a pair of a7Siii's). The aerial star of the day was the Autel Evo II Pro. I gotta say, the more I use it, the more I love it, although it has a few kinks to be worked out. This home was on the market with another agent for over a year, with no movement, and barely any traffic. The agent who picked up the listing is a dreamer and visionary who definitely thinks outside the box. In fact, I'm not convinced she even believes
    2 points
  11. DDD I can not speak to others and how they feel, only myself and my past experience with being in business. There are some "Back Room" process they take care of that I will not have to worry about until I am up and running, if I choose to. Such as data storage, editing of video, and an app they created for people to order services as well as the website. Also, I have never paid only $500 for a website, by the time it is done I have spent anywhere from $1500 - $3000. I do not produce website myself and I do understand that once you have the template the rest is simple. However, even if I h
    2 points
  12. 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.
    2 points
  13. Just dropping in so I can stay in the loop. Just signed the license agreement (Austin,TX) I already have my 107 but I'm going to do all of the training to get all of the benefits.
    2 points
  14. I like the drone footage accompanied by a very nice description of the vintage lighthouse. I'm sure there aren't many cast-iron lighthouses in the world. Most of the rebar skeletons are covered by concrete.
    2 points
  15. Hey everyone. I'm the Buffalo/Western New York licensee. Just signed the agreement on Friday. I'm pretty excited about it. It's very nice to see that other people are doing it too.
    2 points
  16. Hi all, I am also signed with them out of Central California. Awaiting my equipment and website is in the process. I am already 107 trained. As far as I know the next process will be doing in person training with dart drones and then hitting the ground running. It seems as though there are a lot of us all within the same starting process. I've already connected with a couple of the new licensees. It would be very nice for us to create an environment we can communicate to each other.
    2 points
  17. Sounds like everyone that has moved forward with Drones Force is happy and given what was promised. I really appreciate all the feedback and please keep updating as you move forward with your business.
    2 points
  18. Have a great fourth of July Weekend. Check out this aerial tour of the USS Alabama, a World War 2 Battleship that played a part in many campaigns in the Pacific Theater.
    2 points
  19. Hey everybody. For the past twenty years, Louisiana has been a well sought out destination for the film and television industry. Dubbed "Hollywood South", the state has produced billion-dollar box office hits, Academy Award Winners, and everything in between. We will be taking a look at some of the most famous movie locations in Louisiana, so sit back relax and enjoy your tour!
    2 points
  20. I personally think it's real, but it goes to say how did Best Buy mess up the timing for that? Do those types of stores get that much of early access to products that aren't even announced/released? Definitely an interesting situation. DroneDJ had an article or two about this, plus the review of the Mavic Mini 2. I honestly don't think it's too worth it based upon the stats (probably because I already have a Mavic Mini and don't personally need 4k video), but I've yet to see any significant changes. Just my thoughts. Here's the DroneDj article. https://dronedj.com/2020/10/26/dji-mavic-min
    1 point
  21. Hello, I’ve recently started a disaster response initiative within my company at Charter Communications using drones and small radios, providing aerial wireless coverage. I currently fly a DJI Matrice 600 Pro with custom made brackets for the tethering and radio equipment that attaches to it. I’m also Part 107 certified with over 100 hours of flying time. I would like to be part of your beta program. I feel I could provide valuable feedback for your new drone program. Thank you, Matt Hubbard Charter Wireless R&D
    1 point
  22. Hiya, My wife got the Tello for me as a birthday present. Being my first "real" (?) drone, I have nothing to compare it to. I owned a toy from Best Buy some years ago that was fun, but was strictly a toy. That being said, I'm really excited to start this hobby. The Tello is super user-friendly and safe. Like a real pilot does, I have taken to logbook entries to document the time and journey. I would love to eventually get more serious with this and go for a 107 license! --M
    1 point
  23. @Av8Chuck Awesome information! Thanks so much. I’ll definitely talk to my firefighter friends about this and see their point of view!
    1 point
  24. It is described as RTK, but I don't see the RTK unit(s) anywhere in the photos?
    1 point
  25. Hi Matt, Thank you for the speedy and thorough response! I would never have known the sun / sky were VFX, very smooth! I can tell the steam only because that's a favorite effect of mine as well (it still looks fantastic though). What effect do you typically use for that kind of sun effect? (if you don't mind sharing). I doubt I'd need it for my skyscraper projects but it's perfect for residential. You make some good points and I appreciate you sharing the commercial undeveloped property video too; it's good to see that folks ARE interested in that kind of work. It sounds like I need
    1 point
  26. Hey, thank you for sharing this, I found it really interesting ! Appvalley TutuApp Tweakbox
    1 point
  27. Thanks for sharing @VicVideopIC, another great video! - Chase
    1 point
  28. 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.
    1 point
  29. 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
    1 point
  30. 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
    1 point
  31. 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.
    1 point
  32. 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
    1 point
  33. 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)
    1 point
  34. 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
    1 point
  35. 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.
    1 point
  36. Just got mine yesterday!
    1 point
  37. btjdrone, I have a photo but this forum won't allow me to upload it due to size. I received the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise with 2 batteries, flood light, loud speaker, and hard case. It is what they promised.
    1 point
  38. I am interested in this service. I have an editor, but they are not doing well.
    1 point
  39. i am looking to start with one or two other pilots and hire more as business increases.
    1 point
  40. Wow, I'm happy to find this forum. I have also spoke with them but was reluctant to proceed. I was only given 1 current licensee to speak with and that person was not helpful at all. Any additional feedback from those of you who have signed up with them is greatly appreciated!
    1 point
  41. GoPro Hero 8 Black/DJI Mavic Air
    1 point
  42. Interesting to see that Skydio just announced its commercial version of their US Army drone.
    1 point
  43. Hello all, I'm happy to see a thread on this company. I've recently signed the agreement and paid for a territory in Pa. I've been told my hardware will ship next week and I've been contacted by their IT department in regards to the website and email addresses. I remain cautiously optimistic this isn't a scam and seeing some of your posts help. I'd appreciate any advice, opinions, and input anyone can provide as you all move forward on your business ventures whether related to DronesForce or not.
    1 point
  44. This is a renewed high-quality power module standard based on the ACSP7 but with dual internal power supply to improve the stability of the hall-sensing. The mRo Power Zero from mRobotics is designed especially for the DIY community and it offers extremely accurate measurements across the entire current & voltage operating range with a non-invasive Hall-effect current sensor for UAV / Robotics application and high precision voltage dividing circuit for consistent and reliable measurements. Compared to the ACSP7, the .5v offset is removed and the current sensing is compared with a
    1 point
  45. @ElDubya What territory are you lookin at? One thing I like about them that I've found so far is that they're more interested in finding someone that they can invest in rather than putting a few people per territory they want to see one person operate and grow their business. They're a small corporation right now but I they have had success in other parts of the US.
    1 point
  46. I can't speak to what's on the UAV Coach website, but I would think you'd want to go by Georgia State Parks says on their website: https://gastateparks.org/ParkRules#:~:text=Drones,ways help promote the sites. See the last entry on the page titled Drones. Looks like drones are prohibited unless you have a waiver, for commercial purposes, with permission from the division director.
    1 point
  47. Can't wait to see how well the obstacle avoidance works around deciduous trees when all the leaves are down. The tips of those tiny branches are drone killers. I want video 🙂
    1 point