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  1. We want to thank everyone for being apart of our community and for entering our DJI Mavic Mini giveaway! The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 29th here on the forum and in our weekly newsletter that goes out every week on Saturday morning. Looking for a new drone? Well, our friends over at DJI have given us a brand new DJI Mavic Mini to give away to our UAV Coach community! The Mavic Mini is a great starter drone that combines everything we love about some of DJI's best drones into a small, but powerful package. Click here to learn more about the DJI Mavic
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  2. 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!
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  3. We're celebrating our company's 5-year anniversary this week. Our team can't thank you all enough for reading, for training with us, and for helping to push this industry forward. It's been a wild ride. Here are a few thoughts on what we've learned. Would love to hear what you've learned as well! Please share.
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  4. It's a small scale classic Ponzi scheme. File reports at the FBI, FTC, Local Police and Ic3.gov. If everyone files they'll get this guy or guys. They need to pay for this crime.
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  5. 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
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  6. 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
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  7. Flying since early August. No complex missions yet until I get used to more simpler ones but been getting steady jobs.
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  8. Aloha gang, I had the joy of spending three full weeks in my homeland of east TN, a hop and a skip from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As any sane person would do whilst visiting their grandkids, I made sure to rent a cabin...across the street from the park boundary...with a great launch and landing area on the deck. Here are a couple of my favorite shots peering into the park and surrounding area. Enjoy!
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  9. 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.
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  10. @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
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  11. 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.
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  12. For those who want to move on and salvage what you can I have a few suggestions. Take an inventory of: Everyone who paid and what did you get, drone, website, training etc.. Anyone who paid and got nothing? Has anyone received a partial or full refund? Does anyone know how many "licensee's" there are? Is there a list? All of those who became part of DronesForce should exchange contact information. As @Patricio has started to do, everyone should exchange or post your URL [if you received one] and what was your "territory". In
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  13. I’m convinced Steven Marsh in this thread is Alex Larson Also, Arwin at Memphisuav is Alex +1 (901) 531-9799. He's going to talk in a southern accent but listen closely and you'll hear Alex. This is also true of Chris P from www.vancouver-aerial.com. +1 (778) 655-8540. He’ll talk with a Canadian accent but he’s also Alex. And finally, Eric P from Alburquerque DukeCityAerial.com +1 (505) 605-6945. I recorded all my conversations when talking with anyone related to Drones Force. I didn’t record these conversations because I was suspicious. I did it so I could review my notes when put
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  14. 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.
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  15. 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
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  16. 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
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  17. 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
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  18. 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.
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  19. 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.
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  20. 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.
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  21. 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.
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  22. 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.
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  23. 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.
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  24. 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.
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  25. 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!
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  26. I know there's a LOT of knock on the Sony Alpha cams these days, for not having jumped into the 10-bit recording world. But I'll tell ya', 8-bit video is NOT as hopeless as most might have us believe. This piece has a lot of fun aerial work in it, from both the M2P and the M2Z. Ground footage was captured on an A7R3, using S-log2. Enjoy!
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  27. Welcome to the forum. Great website, videos and pictures. Nice Job! I have many questions but I’ll let others welcome you before blasting away... @JBR LIFE Photography I heard this guy wants to come to your island paradise, better watch out. @Msdi, I’m joking. We do that occasionally. But seriously you guys should talk. You can see many of his property videos on the photography for real estate thread. I look forward to learning and seeing more Of what your doing.
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  28. Obviously this is no longer a rumor. Why don’t those that have ordered and possibly received their MavicAir2 start a new thread and post example footage and/reviews of your early impressions?
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  29. I have problems with statements and articles that ascribe false reasons for UTM. Right now as I write this, drones are already integrated into the national air space. This is accomplished by confining them with current regulations to areas that are not populated to a great extent by manned aircraft. UTM is not about drones and aircraft. It is about my drone and UPS's drone in the regulated and relegated airspace that UPS wants for themselves. That is only a problem when they don't want to keep an eye on their drone like I'm doing with my drone. Hence...THEY are the problem, not me. They
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  30. Hey Alan, I'm sorry for being a bit cynical with regard to how seriously the FAA will be taking comments. I assure you that I will try to be positive, polite, and concise when I post my comment on the site. My cynicism is mainly born from watching the FCC's request for comments when the proposed dismantling the protections for net-neutrality (2017). I just went back and looked it up and there were 23,952,772 individual comments on the FCC's site. I didn't read them all, but I remember news agencies that were keeping track reporting that most were against the proposal, 20+ Million!
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  31. There are times that you benifit from the property your shooting, they’re awesome, added to your video they look even better. This property, not so much but you still made it look great. Ok, it’s been a while — I hate you. Nice work.
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  32. So very cool! I grew up on a farm in Iowa. I have some cool stuff of the farm I grew up on - my uncle farms it now. Here's one I did of some silage harvest last year. I have a few more in the can too...just have to find the time to edit.
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  33. I don’t know who you are but i did invest like others and I defended the company and I admit I was wrong now. They did deliver on everything they promised throughout the process and I had no reason to doubt them. I read through this forum and others have also said positive things about this venture. DHawk is one of those posters. I’m now trying to move forward and I will do that with or without help of people here who don’t want to collaborate.
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  34. Yes...I'm just trying to move forward. Any help is appreciated. My best friend and I are both signed up in different areas. Not quite going yet but we were close
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  35. Hello Benjamin, Yes I would be interested in learning more about beta testing your HAMR drone. My company is Pixel Magic and we specialize in 3D CGI visual effects for TV and feature films. Most recently I just completed Raised By Wolves for HBOMAX. We use drones to create very high end photogrammetry that we then create 3D models for integration into films and tv programs. We also shoot high quality video for tv and movies. We have Part 107 experience and multi engine instrument rated fixed wing experience. You can reach me at raymond@pixelmagicfx.com. We are based
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  36. Howdy, We operate a drone assisted public safety company based in Chicago. Would love to beta your platform.
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  37. Aloha @AncientAirship, and welcome to the group! Thank you for the kind words towards the work I've shared here, that's very much appreciated. Your work looks solid to me, although I don't use too many VFX, aside from some of those already mentioned...a little steam, some tracking videos on a movie projector screen, and so on. I'm in agreement with @Talon Six Aerial in that your area market trends mostly dictate the services you'll care to bother offering. Sometimes you have to launch an education campaign to create an understanding of what is available and why someone should
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  38. Hi - I have similar questions as well. I'm flying a Mavic Mini (I figured start small, and if I need better toys I'll get it). I have a 107 license. I've been a Commercial Real Estate Broker for 15 years and have access to all the clients I need. But there is a void in my area for drone photography who know what the end user is looking for. I have no interest in shooting residential footage, in fact I'd like to avoid it. Do people shoot at flat rate, or $/hr depending upon scope and travel time? Also, do you charge extra for post production or leave that for others.
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  39. Shield basic seems to be free offered by DJI.
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  40. GoPro Hero 8 Black/DJI Mavic Air
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  41. Over the many years that I've been training disabled veterans into becoming small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) commercial (FAA Part 107) operators with Wounded Eagle UAS, it's come to my attention that there is an amazing therapy treatment that physical therapists and those in the medical community are unaware of. A therapy treatment that strengthens/teaches eye and hand co-ordination, spacial thinking, muscle training and memory, dexterity, concentration, focus, and attention span along with employment and enhanced social enabling skills. Most all of my students have mentioned to m
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  42. @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.
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  43. Thank you sir, so glad to see that you like my work. about the real-estate i made also a separate website 😅 with more content if you want to have a look check here https://bdprealestate.co.id anyway if you have question, go ahead, I have a lot of time to kill during this “covid” time.
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  44. Agree with skooterbum05 - change to Holy Stone wi-fi network which only seems to appear on your phone's network settings when you have the drone switched on.
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  45. I just passed my part 107 test yesterday!!!😁 I am retiring military and look forward to starting to work in the drone field. I will be in the market for a drone or two. If I win the mini I will most likely use this as a trainer to build up time and experience both for myself and my children.
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  46. Hi @Kamau54, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum and congratulations on getting your first drone! @Av8Chuck normally it would be haha, however it has been in the 40s and 50s here in SE Michigan. @Kamau54 if you are looking to learn more about drone laws in Michigan, feel free to check out out Michigan 'Drone Laws' page. We also have our 'The 5 Best Places to Fly a Drone in Detroit' guide. I hope this helps! - Chase
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  47. Helios Visions has become the first drone services company in Chicago, IL approved to fly drones over people. The announcement coincides with the first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the FAA and stakeholders from November 4-10, 2019. During National Drone Safety Awareness Week, the FAA and its stakeholders help educate the public about drone safety by sharing stories, hosting events, and kicking off new safety initiatives. Each day of the week has been assigned a category in which to highlight drone safety efforts. Today’s theme is Business – Photography, Real Estate, Ins
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  48. Congratulations @Alan Perlman and thanks for building UAVCoach. This is how I found out about UAVcoach back in 2015. http://droneradioshow.com/gaining-confidence-with-drones-alan-perlman-uav-coach/ I joined this forum shortly after you added it back in January 2016. I followed your training and passed my Part 107 on the second day that it was available from the FAA in August 2016. Cheers Richard
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  49. Hey @Realizing Out Loud - welcome aboard Cody. I used to live just north of Chicago. @Ray Kaforey - you're right, we need to do a better job welcoming newcomers. I've been preoccupied with a deluge of work recently, not an excuse, just reality for me lately. Glad to see you in here and helping welcome newcomers, thank you!
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