Alan Perlman

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  1. I'd watch as many high-end cinematography clips as possible. You'll start to get a sense of style and what show sequences are being used to accentuate certain landscapes or scenes. Obviously you'll need to have a strong technical command of your camera / post-processing work, but as far as flight goes, start practicing things like follow/chase sequences, slow birds-eye rotations, forward up-tilts, orbits, etc.
  2. YES. Completely agree. If you're doing this kind of work, you need to be a strong manual multirotor pilot and understand how to take control when GPS fails. Thanks for chiming in, QuestLive
  3. Welcome Todd / Nicholas, hope this community is helpful for you and your team, and that you'll offer your own insights throughout different forum topics along the way. Cool website!
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    Cool, so they're looking to show off their installations in a marketing/sales capacity? Have you looked into thermal inspections of solar panels? Curious if that came up in conversation.
  5. Enjoyed this, Rich. Thanks for sharing.
  6. AHH can't wait to see a video of your maiden flight This looks like a great build. Other than seeing how each individual part is a chunk of change, all of which adds up pretty quickly, anything else about this experience that's surprised you?
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    Drone plans

    Hadn't seen Thingiverse before...this is wild! Agree that this is a good way to walk through each moving piece of a traditional multirotor build. About how much do you have budgeted for the Crossfire 2?
  8. I'm not familiar with this process, but what hypotheses have you come up with so far? I also feel like some more details are needed here to help you out.
  9. Thanks Darren! Congrats on your company's launch. Exciting stuff
  10. Lots of local legislation to keep tabs on right now, and I suspect a lot more over the next several months. Here's an interesting one out of California:
  11. I'm a big fan of -- he has a lot of different builds with clear instructions, and his website and approach is well-received by the UAV community. If your budget is $500, you've got a lot of options for your first build. Look forward to others' responses.
  12. Hi John, Welcome to the forum! Cool to see that you'll be doing orthomosaics. Will have to connect you to Lewis and Trevor at They've been working on a 3D Mapping / Modeling curriculum. In the meantime, definitely let us know what questions you have. Also, good luck w/ the Big Island Marathon! I ran an ultramarathon last year and am hanging my endurance running shoes up for a while, but love me some good 'ole fashioned marathon training
  13. Spent a lot of time flying the Typhoon G. Same transmitter and overall flight experience as the Q500. I was pretty impressed with how easy it was to unbox, calibrate and get into the air, but don't forget to spend time reading through each of the smart shot options you have. I think it's a great introductory professional system, if that makes sense. Happy to answer any particular questions you have Brent!
  14. Jim, appreciate you reaching out and introducing yourself. I love this winery marketing section you have on your website. Very specific and would resonate well with potential winery customers:
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    Drone plans

    What's your budget, Bob? What are your goals with this build? What features do you absolutely need vs. what features would you like to have if you can afford them? Need more details here...lots of build options for you but know nothing about what you guys are looking to do.
  16. Hi Tony, it's unclear what your specific question is here? Also I'm going to move this thread to our "Other Manufacturers" section of the forum.
  17. Howdy Rich! Congrats on your new bird. Can't wait to see how she flies
  18. Yasemin, Astro, and Ray--WELCOME! Everyone else, please start a different topic when you're introducing yourself. It'll make it easier for everyone to reply individually and say hello I'm working on a better geographic system so you can meet folks in your respective locations...
  19. Thanks, Golden! I'll figure out a way to better connect folks geographically. Good idea.
  20. Hi folks! After weeks of development challenges and chatting with community members to understand what kind of forum format/design would be most beneficial for everyone, I'm happy to announce that is finally live! I'll be using this particular board for company updates--when we make changes to the forum, when I need opinions on new products, special offers, and more. Thanks for participating in the UAV Coach community and look forward to seeing you around. Fly safe!
  21. Hey Ronk, I'll try to think of a better way to connect folks geographically. Good idea and thanks for posting this.