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  1. 5 points
    All that single shot orthomosaic tells the farmer is where the in-field variablility is on that day, but not what causes it. And unless you are calibrating for reflectance, you won’t be able to confidently compare orthos between two dates. Unless you are a trained agronomist, and/or have scientific training in crop sciences, geography, remote sensing or related - or can partner up as a data collector for an outfit that can do the required analysis - your service (and value to the grower) stops after data collection, since you’re not qualified to provide Rxs (what multitude of soil and other factors are creating that in-field variability? You certainly can’t tell from a single orthomosaic captured on one day and the farmers know that). There are many agronomic service companies that could benefit from quality reflectance maps, but your role would be a service provider to them, not directly to the grower.
  2. 5 points
    Recently got back from a short trip to Miami Beach with my family. Woke up at sunrise on our last morning there to sneak in some drone flying at South Pointe Park. Feedback, particularly when it comes to the color grading, is welcome!
  3. 3 points
    In our area most of the professional real estate photographers have added a drone to their toolbox. The aerial photography is just a piece of the overall marketing puzzle. You’ll likely need to have additional cameras to get hired to shoot real estate, but if you can shoot and edit excellent aerial footage you can probably learn the traditional photographic skills.
  4. 3 points
    First RE video for 2019! Fun fact: this house had three offers within 5 days of listing.
  5. 3 points
    Yep! You'll get your hard card in the mail in 6-8 weeks. You're good to go in the meantime. Blue skies and safe flying out there
  6. 2 points
    I'll second what Chuck said - your work is extremely impressive. I'd also be grateful to see you participate with us in the thread Chuck posted since I'm a frequent poster myself. I've learned a lot and hopefully passed on a few tidbits of my own.
  7. 2 points
    Thanks for the feedback Chuck. The day of the shoot was completely overcast, so those blue skies in the drone shots are total fakes (yay for color masks). I did the best I could with the interior light, plus I was dragging around a FalconEyes RX18 to provide some extra light for the rooms. The house was dark though since the skies were darkening all afternoon. When I cranked up the brightness in FCPX, I started getting noise, so I had to balance between the two issues. In the end, what you saw was about the best I could do given the totality of the circumstances I’m using a Panasonic GH5 with a 8-16 lens for my interior work. I just picked up a 15mm Sigma f1.4 that I’m looking forward to using for interiors on the next shoot.
  8. 2 points
    I concur, very well done and I too like the slow steady camera moves. The challenge with slow camera movement is it can significantly slow down the pace of the video and make it feel longer than it is. The cure for this is to not use so much of the shot. You had a few reveals where it took a while to move through the doorway or hall, unless there’s something compelling I don’t need to look at the door or hallway very long. Cut out most of the move and get to the payoff faster. You get the benifit of the move without slowing down the pacing. Also, natural light really saves on time but it’s also very flat. Unless you have a property or realtor willing to pay for the extra time it takes to light, you can use something like DaVinci Resolve to pump up the volume and brighten up the scenes. It will make your shoots appear more three dimentiomal. These are just suggestions on areas you might want to improve in. Quality wise your videos are starting to look really good. Curious what camera are you using? Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.
  9. 2 points
    Are you interested in becoming a part of Operation Drone Search & Rescue We are looking for retired firefighters, police officers, military vets and citizens who are FAA part 107 certified to help volunteer for Search & Rescue, Disasters, Infrastructure, Damage Assessment, etc missions when requested, working through a unified command system with Fire or Police Departments, Cities, Governments, FEMA and private citizens. You do not have to be a drone pilot to join but you must be a retired firefighter, police officer, military vet’s, or citizen. We are looking for pilots in command, visual observers, communications, logistics, PIO, webmaster or just boots on the ground. We will set up task force around the country. All volunteers will abide by all FAA regulations and will at no time deploy or freelance own their on. We are looking for Volunteers in Florida at this time but will take volunteers from anywhere in the US. Classes below should be completed within 1 year of start date. Volunteer Requirements Incident Commander NIMIS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Night Flying By Larry Woods Course Pilot in Command must be FAA part 107 certified NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 classes https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Night Flying by Larry Woods Course Visual Observer NIMIS FEMA 100, 200 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Jay Manley SAR Course (Free) https://courses.droneproacademy.com/courses/search-and-rescue-with-jay-manley Visual Observer Training by Larry Woods Safety Officer NIMIS FEMA 100, 200, 700, 800 https://training.fema.gov/nims/ E/L 954: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer https://training.fema.gov/nims/ Radio Operator's CERT Emergency Communications Module Participant Manual Flight Release Officer Requirements Coming Soon Logistics Officer Requirements Coming Soon Financial Officer Requirements Coming Soon ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST AGREE TO BACKGROUND CHECK AND HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE For information on any of the positions email d_saxon@operationdronesSAR.org
  10. 2 points
    Women and Drones highlights the aviation gender gap in this illuminating article: Women Drone Pilots Women account for 5.8% of certified FAA remote pilots. This number has steadily increased over the years, but the ratio of women compared to men in aviation is still significantly off balance. Read the full article for more statistics on drone pilots, and let us know how you think this gender gap may affect the industry as a whole in the comments below.
  11. 2 points
    I can only speak about my experience on the Canadian prairies. It is very difficult to compete against the commercial aerial applicators. They have their own agronomist on staff. They have direct connection with the chemical companies. If the farmer hires their services they do the prescription for free. On a typical day they will cover 10,000 to 20.000 acres. An agronomist is expected to cover 5,000 to 6,000 acres per day. Unless you specialize in a high value crop or find a niche I found it very difficult to be competitive when the work is being done for them for free.
  12. 2 points
    Aloha all! I recently had the pleasure of filming a $21M home on Maui, with the challenge of squeezing most of the goodies into a single minute. Admittedly, this was a tough one. The interior space is rather dark, so I needed a bit of lighting to help out. The property itself is heavily guarded by trees on the ocean side, making it tough to actually see. Additionally, there are so many special features of this home, a minute isn't nearly enough to showcase them all, so selecting the best of the best was a chore. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the outcome, and the client is most definitely happy, which is the most important thing. This video was shot on a Mavic 2 Zoom and Sony A7R3. Enjoy!
  13. 2 points
    **The entry period for this giveaway has closed. Congrats to our winners @Mike Frye , @Euphorion , @Dioptra Adam , @Teri B , and @Ed Kozak . Information on how to claim your VIP Pass has been sent to the winners via email.** Greetings from UAV Coach — We're excited to announce an exciting opportunity for our UAV Coach community members. Providing a space for drone pilots to network, to share stories, and to offer advice to one another is a passion of ours. We hope to provide you with opportunities to grow and advance in the industry. That's why we've partnered with AUVSI to host an awesome giveaway. UAV Coach is giving away five VIP Passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. At this conference, the winner will get to connect with 8,500 technologists, regulators, and users across commercial and defense sectors. The winner will also have an opportunity to meet with members of the UAV Coach staff attending the conference. The conference takes place April 29 - May 2, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Prize Five winners will be selected to receive one VIP Pass, valued at $1,599. With this pass, you'll have access to: All four days of the conference, including educational programming XPO Hall Keynote Sessions Women and Diversity in Robotics Special Event Startup Showdown Competition Conference Proceedings VIP Club Access Chairman's Reception Winners are responsible for their own travel, stay, and dining accommodations. How to Enter To enter, tell us why you want to attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL in up to 300 words by replying to this post. Scroll to the bottom of this post and enter your reply by March 5, 11:59 PM for a chance to win one of five passes to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019. Giveaway Details Contest Opened: February 20, 2019, 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Contest Closes: March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Prize: One (1) VIP PASS to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 Winners: Five (5) Whether you're new to unmanned systems or have been in the industry for years, AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 has something for everyone. XPONENTIAL brings together people, speakers, and exhibitors from across the globe and from more than 20 industries to convene to discuss where the industry is now, and where it is headed. There will be over 700 exhibitors to see unmanned systems in action and over 150 sessions for learning. Whether it’s hands-on demos, thought-provoking keynotes or speed-networking sessions, we give you the opportunity to experience all things unmanned. Submit your entry by March 5, 2019, 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win!
  14. 2 points
    Reforestation, a $62 billion industry, is one of the best ways to combat and recover from climate-change induced disasters, such as some wildfires. However, reforestation techniques have not changed in 100 years: trees are still planted by work crews with shovels—a slow, expensive, and grueling process in which recruiting labor is a challenge. However, DroneSeed is working to change that with semi-automated reforestation made possible with UAVs. DroneSeed recently announced the first-ever approval by the FAA to operate heavy-lift drone swarms weighing greater than 55 pounds. The drones will be used to accelerate reforestation by planting and protecting trees. Read the article here. Make sure to share your thoughts on DroneSeed’s exciting work with drones in agriculture and reforestation in the comments below.
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    A small job I did for a friend that owns their a real estate company. Nothing to fancy, nothing compared to @JBR LIFE Photography. Just looking for some feedback so I can improve in the future.
  17. 2 points
    Sorry, I realized I had the exposure too high on this, re-worked it. Here's the correct version I meant to send you. Catalog should match this one now. This also means there wasn't as much data loss in the highlights as I had thought initially.
  18. 2 points
    Good stuff in the linked article but there are several important things to remember; Our drones are not waterproof, so we should not ever fly in the rain. We can fly in light snowfall as long as that snow is not wet. Temperatures between 36*F and 25*F can produce wet or slushy snow, which further melts and turns to water than can enter electronics and cause problems. Colder temps generate "dry" snow which is usually OK to fly in. Avoid freezing rain or any condition that creates airframe icing. If you see ice accumulating in any form on the airframe or propellers land immediately as a crash is imminent. Ice adds weight that accumulates quickly and disrupts the airflow over the propellers. Falling snow reduces visibility. Understand you will not be able to fly as far away and still maintain line of sight. Don't try to push for long distances in falling snow, even when using FPV, as snow is a solid and will attenuate radio signals. If you aircraft is becoming hard for you to see the radio signal is becoming hard for the aircraft to see. Searching for your aircraft after a fly away in 4' deep snow is no fun. Plan your take off and landing areas. You don't want to land and bury your camera in the snow. Clear away the snow for an area large enough to take off and land. I've flown numerous times in temperatures as low as +2*F and in light snow with no problems aside from some slight "notchiness" in gimbal pan rotation. Understand that a crash in cold weather can be disastrous for some plastics as they become quite brittle at low temperatures. Plastic props can shatter if they have become cold and get bumped into things. If you use common sense and follow some decent safety practices you can do a lot of cold weather flying with few or zero problems.
  19. 2 points
    As a certified, commercial drone pilot, these "rogue drone pilot" incidents concern me. For the past two years, I've been approached by curious bystanders and others who are annoyed with drones altogether while conducting drone operations. The negative drone reports people read and hear about in the news stays with them and helps shape their opinion about my career choice. Many feel emboldened to express their belief that drones invade their privacy or are disturbed by their noise...still another person told me she wanted to shoot my drone out of the sky. The bottom line is that the actions of one can have an affect on many and rogue drone operations will result in my job becoming more difficult. Not only in dealing with drone bias in the public, but in additional regulations that are enacted out of fear and ignorance, holding everyone accountable for the actions of a few. I teach introductory drone courses at a local community college and plan to use this incident to educate participants on drone ethics and why ethics matter. In my classroom, there is no preference toward the commercial pilot over the hobbiest - I consider us all to be "enthusiasts" and that is what brings us all together. Whether the Gatwick incident was conducted by a hobbiest or commercial pilot, the situation received international media coverage and it will impact every one of us in some way. We need to work together and find a way to reach out and educate those who fly rogue operations out of ignorance or willful disregard for rules of law and overall safety.
  20. 2 points
    Drone has been sold. Thanks for the inquiries!
  21. 2 points
    Have flown with Ryan a bunch and can vouch for his equipment being in top shape. This is a great deal!
  22. 1 point
    Yes it is! Let me know if you have any questions. stefan@nearview.net 207-200-7879
  23. 1 point
    Yah, this is a super loaded (but always fun to wax philosophical on) question. Replace "drone pilot" with "painter" — there are licensed and insured painters that get stuck in Craiglist / Thumbtack-land where it's a race to the bottom, and the painter can only sustain small paying gigs here and there. But then there are painters who stick with it and keep honing their craft. They know more than all other painters in their local geography. They've built a large network, have an impressive portfolio, online marketing presence and offline sales process and strong client delivery SOPs. They're painting commercial buildings and getting longer-term and larger contracts. OK, maybe not the best analogy, but I'm trying There are a myriad of opportunities out there. But, just getting certified and buying a drone won't get you any business. There's no easy money in this (or any service-based?) industry. It's the months and months and months of networking and business-building that'll make one pilot successful vs. another. I continue to be amazed by our students that are out there hustling and finding great work. The opportunities are out there. But they won't be handed to you on a silver platter.
  24. 1 point
    They’re gonna need a faster drone. Also, rumor has it, the drone can only turn left. https://jalopnik.com/racings-most-advanced-camera-equipped-drone-is-coming-t-1834298300
  25. 1 point
    I have volunteered to fly my drone for the local county tourism office. The tourism office is interested in creating a video to announce a new pedestrian and biking pathway soon to be developed. The tourism office would like for me to fly and video tape the proposed pathway for future use. I suggested to the office that we may need to communicate to the general public that on certain days there will be drone flying in this general area. The office is also interested in printing a flyer , to be handed out, informing the local residents and address any concerns prior to flying. Can anyone help or suggest what steps we can take reduce any problems with the general public. This area is low populated , towns of less that 10,000 and very rural.
  26. 1 point
    Nice work! Very smooth, good use of slow & steady, kept me engaged, and gave a good sense of the property. If I could offer one nitpick, it would be to keep the ceiling fan status consistent. If one fan is on, turn them all on, and vice versa. Personally, I prefer fans to be on and as slow as they'll go. But I do have one client who very much dislikes moving fans in video, so I make an exception for her...because it's her money and whatnot. Regardless, great job, let's see more soon!! 🎬🎥🏠💰
  27. 1 point
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Another great video. You should have cornered the Hawaiian market by now.
  28. 1 point
    There are several facets to this issue. Starting with an understanding of the term "Public Commons". Both a city park, and the airspace above it are: Public Commons. Spaces designated for public use. While both are designated for public use, they have different governing bodies. And very different reasons for the way they are governed. 1. The map enclosed is the FAA drone map. This can be viewed at : https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad As you can see from the attached map, the airspace you mentioned is available for up to 200 feet AGL. Your complaint is the ground level approach. You want to use LAND to launch your UAV that is not governed by the FAA. So the flight would be legal, but the launch would not be... May want to talk to a neighbor who would understand your predicament. My input is this. This map also shows significant land away from congested areas to practice your craft. Be professional, and understand why governing bodies make the rules they do... I would expect to see more restriction of urban drone usage, in particular - for security reasons. I caught this online recently and expect that we will see an predictable upheaval in the industry at some point. This is a Washington Post Article on the Kalashnikov Exploding drone. -Note- I do not support this mindset. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/23/kalashnikov-assault-rifle-changed-world-now-theres-kalashnikov-kamikaze-drone/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d84bbda5486d
  29. 1 point
    thx Alan great insights!
  30. 1 point
    Greetings, Derrick I'm more is the KISS school of thought on this (keep it simple, stupid). I use a UAV Pilot Logbook from Parhelion Aerospace. It's about 9" x 5" and slips easily into my drone carrying case so it's with me whenever I'm out flying. The logbook has spaces for everything you mentioned --though of course you can't download drone files into it. Bill
  31. 1 point
    Great thread - thanks for the info and perspectives. This happened to me yesterday flying a simple mission in a residential area here in Seattle. (Mission was for DroneBase, Auctions.com - 9 surrounding photos of a home). Near the end of my flight a car pulled up from around the block, man gets out and approaches me while I'm flying. Doesn't say much at first, I (like many in this thread) was friendly and offered to answer any questions he may have. Which he did.... "What are you doing?" I've been hired by XXX to take photos of this home. "Which house are you taking pictures of?" The residence just in front of us. ....."If you fly that above my house again I'll shoot it down. I have a 12-gauge that would take that out." OK. "My house is the one in back of this one." I didn't feel the need to engage to heavily with him as his mind seemed to be made up and not sure a conversation would have helped. Had I flown over his home/property - yes, at 85-100ft as I looked to get the needed photos for the back of the subject home. I did leave the area straight away and needed to confirm my belief it wasn't illegal to fly over another's home. I also was curious about the legality of this threat.... Regardless of what seems like a gray area for air space above one's home, I like the approach of alerting neighbors - I'm curious if anyone has ever used a simple postcard handout as a way to educate/inform as well? I feel like it can be a fine balance between awareness and education for neighbors, and causing more alert than is needed for a 5-10 min flight. Thanks again all...welcome any more updates on this topic so I know what to say next time
  32. 1 point
    I think it's legit to have these discussions in open public forums. Sometimes compliance isn't cut and dried, or we're still just learning the ropes, and it's helpful to talk through our questions and thought processes. Plus, violators can screw it up for all of us. In my experience, if we jumped through the hoops to get special approvals (like BVLOS, flying over people, flying at night, LAANC authorizations, etc), and someone asks, we take the time to tell them that because we want people to know we are complying with the rules and flying safely and legally. Public perception matters and can influence rulemaking. It's not always convenient, but that's not the point. Personally though if someone tries to talk to me while I am flying solo, I'll generally tell them I would be happy to answer their questions after I land, but that I can't field questions during flights for safety reasons. Sometimes I even post a sign to this fact. For me looking at this photo, there is no way to know if they have a VO. If they were in radio contact with a VO to maintain constant communication, a VO could be stationed at another location in the survey area in order to maintain unaided line of sight when the drone passes out of the RPIC's direct line of vision or to watch for other safety issues in the intended flight zone. For example, I've had VOs on the other side of a river from when I was flying 1) so they could alert me to hikers passing through that part of the survey zone so I could avoid flying over them, and 2) to respond quickly if there was a malfunction and the aircraft went down on that side of the river; someone walking up to me would have been unlikely to see that VO or know they were involved in drone operations. So far I never have never called the cops on someone, and I see people violating basic 107 rules all the time in the SF Bay Area. I asked Oakland PD about this once at a street festival where there were phantoms hovering directly over large crowds, and they claimed it was a "grey area" about whether it was allowed -- in other words, they don't care because they have bigger issues to deal with. But if I thought someone's activities posed an immediate threat to people or wildlife, I would call local law enforcement. And people do call the cops about drones. I fly in different places around the US, and in some places we contact the local law enforcement in advance just as a courtesy in case they get any calls. Some don't care, others have asked us to call them with daily updates so that they know what's going and can better field public calls. YMMV...
  33. 1 point
    Thanks for posting this request Alan. I was able to assist Chris at Corporate FL and we completed the project on time. Jim
  34. 1 point
    Hello everyone , This is kalyan from India.Iam new for this community.I need some suggestions from you,I am interested to study on UAV for my masters.As the course is offered mostly from USA universities.I am thinking about the job offers after completion of course. Is it really hard to get a job ? I am really tensed about it.And which universities would you suggest me to apply ? Thanks in advance, Kalyan
  35. 1 point
    Hi @MRaff, would have been helpful to share Airilo is for new readers just seeing this thread for the first time. Dug up this thread for you but feel free to add more context around what this Beta is all about and what your goals and expectations are for folks participating.
  36. 1 point
    Whoa, that's awesome! Some great tips in this video, thanks for posting.
  37. 1 point
    Amen. Came here to write the same thing
  38. 1 point
    Np, glad you like the edit! If you have any questions, hit me up and I'll gladly assist. Enjoy delving into the catalog!
  39. 1 point
    Mahalo, Alan! I had a run through the image, and here are a few notes: In the future, if you'll pull the drone back another 300ft or so, there will be room to straighten the lines of the buildings, without losing the desired scene. I tried straightening this image, but it suffered a loss of sky or the pier, have to choose. Instead of sacrificing the scene, I omitted the process altogether. Found some critical data loss in the sky highlights, toward the center of the frame. I recommend shooting at least -1/3 EV, sometimes even -2/3, and on rare occasions, a full stop below. The Hasselblad seemed to do well recovering shadow tones, so I wouldn't fear exposing for the highlights a little more conservatively. The key to an image like this, as you'll find in the catalog, is brush tool, brush tool, brush tool. Over the years, I've created a few import presets that really help me get close. It reduces the editing time a LOT, because they're custom built to fit the settings I use. It makes shooting for your edit process a ton easier. Enjoy! Lightroom Catalog --------> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a7iwnifhjsochj7/AABK8dUSp3Wy1Iflc5FZL7MBa?dl=0 Edited image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/66osevynonhns92/DJI_0074_original.jpg?dl=0
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    Aloha Alan, This is a beautiful image, for sure! I have a few feedback notes, regarding a bit of color work. I could type them up here, or if you'll send me the RAW file, I'll make the adjustment in LR and send you the catalog, so you can see exactly what I did? Great shot, regardless, thanks for sharing! Warmest Mahalo, Jonathon
  41. 1 point
    Nicely done Alan! Only thing is maybe warm it up a bit since you are saying its sunrise! Cheers, Adam
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    Great article @Philip Moore. Thanks for sharing. We offer another case study on what it takes to be a serious drone cinematographer. Check out our interview with Mike Mazur, a former Drone Pilot Ground School student and owner of Diario Films: https://uavcoach.com/diario-films-interview/ He started out working in Manhattan in post-production. From there he learned about shooting and directing, and built up his skill set to the point where he is now, as the owner of his own production company, Diario Films. Mike has worked with artists like Kesha and Steely Dan, and he’s also flown missions for non-profits in Guatemala and elsewhere around the world. "One thing I did that helped me get work, and really distinguish myself, was that when I upgraded my cinematography services and started adding drone services as well, I made sure to send out emails to my contacts and let them know, and share my aerial reel," Mike told UAV Coach.
  44. 1 point
    Hey Pilots! I had to do some airspace research for an upcoming and I found this great resource for drone airspace that is administered directly from the FAA. Here is the link: https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad What I like about it is that it tells you: 1. Airspace Class 2. The Ceiling 3. Associated Airport (in case you need to call in) 4. And if it is LAANC ready or not ready I hope this helps pilots in the field and those that are studying for their Part 107 test. Let me know your thoughts below. Best,
  45. 1 point
    Steven, I just completed my one-on-one training session this past Friday and cannot speak highly enough about my experience. It will be 100% catered to your needs and desires with plenty of room to adjust things on the fly. It was easy to schedule and work with the coach and there was plenty of chatter back and forth prior to our scheduled time to make sure we allowed time to cover my needs.
  46. 1 point
    I have also been exploring these devices and I am also pretty new to the drone world. However, I have had two interesting conversations with two different dealers. First, as DavidRansier mentioned, the M210 RTK seems to only work for navigation and, from what one of the dealers told me, the RTK corrected coordinates are not written to any images. However, on the P4P RTK, the RTK corrected values are written to images. The other issue that was brought up with another dealer is that the SIM cards in the P4P RTK are not compatible with the US cellular network. Therefore, getting true RTK is not currently possible. The dealer claimed that DJI is working hard to correct this issue. Has anyone else heard about these issue who can provide clarity? Thanks.
  47. 1 point
    Hello. Nice to see another fellow YUNEEC pilot here. I have the Typhoon H. I'm on another forum that talks just about YUNEEC drones, there's tons of helpful people there. This link will take you to the website, just scroll down until you see the tornado forum section. http://www.yuneecpilots.com/ Also, to echo what @Av8Chuck said, learning your drone is very important. Knowing what everything does and how it works is worth understanding. There's this guy I watch on youtube who does a great job on some how to videos on drone filming. I've found him very helpful. If you're new to drones, he has lots of tips and methods to get your footage to look its best. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9tnwOsaA7T29VuUCuXvr7g Wishing you the best. If you have anymore questions, just ask. You can also PM me if you have any questions about YUNEEC drones or just ask on the forum.
  48. 1 point
    Mahalo! Checked it out, put it to use in my editing tonight. I'll share once it's all wrapped.
  49. 1 point
    Good luck with your program. We've been doing that here in California for the last three years. Before the introduction of 107 most of the instruction was STEM related with little hands on experience. Surprisingly after 107 the class morphed into two parts, teaching students to pass the 107 with considerably more hands on primary flight training and a more application specific curriculum of using drone in industry. Its easy to see how this will extend into more about remote sensing and the sorts of problems that can help solve. Its challenging to find the right balance, high school students get bored really quickly...
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    Drone professionals operate at the intersection of manned aviation and terrestrial-based resources. The FAA provides this map thinking it means something to a drone operator, to some degree it might. But that map/chart is more meaningful to a pilot in the air than an operator on the ground. The lines in the grid actually "cover" a distance on the ground, if a drone operator zooms into this map how can you determine if the house you want to scan is in the No-Fly zone, or the house next door? The width of the line is probably more than the width of a street. I'm guessing you choose whatever map you want to be displayed under the grid, a more useful map for drone operators might be a street map, but there's really no point of reference. Hopefully, they'll get this sorted and running soon.