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  1. The interesting parallel I thought of was the Xray I had taken this week. That photograph was taken by someone unqualified to render a decision or diagnosis. She was only there to collect data for the expert. When I am actually surveying or measuring anything? And what about photos from the ground of a building? How is THAT different?
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  2. If the drone operator is providing a ground surface file which elevation contours can be derived from, the operator should be a licensed drone pilot (FAA Part 107) and a licensed surveyor in most states. If you are just taking photos for Real Estate presentations, you should be FAA Part 107 licensed but should not need to be a licensed surveyor. I am a FAA Part 107 pilot and a licensed surveyor in many states, including Michigan. I don't make up the rules but must abide by them. The creation of ground surface files using a drone is not a simple matter and when done incorrectly can have costly impacts to the client, adjacent land owners and the general public. I believe the rules need to be clarified to make a distinction between Drone surveying applications and Drone photography.
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  3. I had this problem on my new Holy Stone HS510 drone - it wasn't recording HD video to the little TF memory card while flying it using the controller (no phone connected - so no Android compatability issues possible) - and kept on saying the TF card wasn't formated, even though it was. I was using a flashy new 128gb memory card, so instead I pulled an old 16gb TF memory card from a dead surplus phone of mine, then reformatted all the android app junk off the 16gb memory card inside my PC, making sure it was 32 FAT formatting as this forum suggested ... result, the Holy Stone drone now records automatically to the ancient memory card, as good as gold. Not sure if the flashy new card was too big for the drone to cope with, it wasn't 32 FAT formatted, or what, but using the small-sized old SAN-disk TF memory card with 32 FAT formatting got the HD video recording to it fine. It's a nice cheap drone for the kids to mess around with, without worrying they'll drop it in the ocean, smash it etc.
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