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  1. There are now many powerful, lower cost LiDAR sensors available. The issue is putting them to use. It is no easy matter to effectively mount a sensor to a drone and sync it with an INS or IMU to get any kind of usable output. There are other issues as well such as number of returns, FOV and signal strength to consider. The good news is the good sensors are coming way down in price and that will benefit the drone mapping community eventually. What we need now is for the price of survey grade IMU's and INS components like the applanix to come down in cost.
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  2. I have a Mavic Pro (First Gen) with some ND Filters. and SkyDio. I find the Mavic more useful and will upgrade to the zoom version down the road. The rest were GoPro 5 and 7 (Black) footage with some iPhone X mixed in. Don’t have a crazy setup just lots of toys. 😉 My wife calls herself a GoPro widow when we go on vacation but really enjoys the end results when done so she puts up with me. Everything was edited in Final Cut Pro. No one gave me any grief in Kauai or any place I have flown. If anything, the few people around were really curious on what I could see. I was also respectful of people around. If there were lots of people around I would not fly or would wait for people to leave. I could see why some surfers (and people) get pissed though. I saw one guy flying quite close to the surfers and restaurant growers when I was having dinner at the Beach House. I didn’t say anything though because I thought he was with the surfers.
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  3. Their screen name is Surfer96714 (Kauai zip code) and their only post after joining the forum 2hrs ago is this one spewing drone hate. Sounds like someone got buzzed while surfing and has drone beef now.
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  4. @Nick Thoman, there are some great shots. What camera and drone did you use? Did anyone give you grief for flying on Kaui?
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