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  1. @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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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