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  1. I got to it, by going to FaceBook and typing in Drones Force Pilot Group. It is a private group and yoiu have to vetted to get in. They will help you with that. www.facebook.com/groups/469925957301412/about
  2. Are you sure they are the same people?
  3. Just go to the FB group Drones Force Pilot Group and ask to join. They will require you (eventually) to provide proof, but they will let you in or tell you who to contact. I will let them know you might request to become a member.
  4. Yes both are correct, however, the training the FB group is trying to put together sounds much more comprehensive. I am looking to see if I can get in on that as well, depends on location and timing.
  5. Well Patricio you are very correct that no one got what they were promised. Apparently in Canada though, since "parts" of the contract were fufilled it moves it to a civil and not criminal.
  6. Wasn't a franchise. It appears it was just a ponzi scheme of sorts. Some people got a few things they agreed to, but not everyone.
  7. Artur, The training was done by DartDrones, it was just done in Fremont at a Marriott there. So you can check out all their trainings at dartdrones.com Good luck, it was worth it. Are you part of DronesForce debacle? If so wait a little because we have people speaking with them to see if they can help with training cost.
  8. I agree with Steve, When I got on here they were fulfilling everything they said they would do, got my drone, got 2 trainings, got a POS website that they never fixed or got right, never met with marketing, yadda yadda yadda. Then they stopped. Was it a scam or just a very poorly run business? you can decide, I feel like it was a scam, by people who knew how to skirt the law just enough to make it more complicated for some. I am hopeful the FB group will put together a plan that will help most of us keep moving forward. If anyone wants to reach me I have a couple of emails danhawk@protonmail.com is encrypted for converstations. or Friend me on FB, although I was about to sign off until this stuff hit the fan. I will keep you posted on an updated website.
  9. Good ideas. I am not sure why they would have someone in the group, but I could see that if they are trying to keep things at bay!
  10. To my knowledge no details are available. a FB group is looking at going after them, there is a website for posting internet fraud they suggested. Other than that it is like "Catch a Mole" we will have to watch for them to poke their heads up. and they will.
  11. This does suck!! protect yourself get to your bank and make sure they don't withdrawl any additional funds. Also, I did think the premis was a good idea, there are serveral of us who are up and running, I am wondering if we can form some type of network to salvage some of our work. I have a bit of business experience, my son develops apps, has a data management company, Patrick in NY is a video beast! I am sure there is a way not only to salvage this but grow it as well?
  12. Hi CherriePie! I have not purchased a system, but what I did was use access and created my own. Really depends on what information you are trying to capture, but using this it works well with sending information or letters with word documents and spread sheets. It is not nearly as expensive, but you do have to create it which can be cumbersome.
  13. Patricio, Sorry I have not given you a call yet. I will be able to tomorrow, did not want you to think I was ignoring you.
  14. my training is this coming weekend and will be happy to share my experience once it happens. However, so far they have delivered on everything. I have not had anyone tell me different with the other people who licensed with them. I will keep you posted.
  15. I know I am hoping it works, ha ha...however, I also am not putting all my eggs in their basket and learning as much as I can about the field and the opportunities. I am interested in learning as much as I can. I do have to pace myself because there is so much I don't know as well.
  16. I might have come off a bit too strong or defensive. Sorry about that. I think it is interesting the approach they are taking, might not have been the way I went, however, I am okay with how they have done it. I personally will not be surprised if this part of their plan is to find good pilots, get them trained the way they want and then start going for the national or international branding. I go to california next month for the training so I will let you know how that goes.
  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 had $14k remaining, I can easily spend that in business if I don't know what I am doing, with Drones Force, and frankly they other licensee's I have an amazing network of help, including this website. That is probably the main issue for me is the support of an organization that wants me to be successful. I have in the past gone into business and the people telling me they would support me only to discover that once I started to get successful they started viewing me as a competitor and no longer saw themselves as a mentor. I know there are a lot of great people out there to help, but I do not know who the good ones are and who the bad ones are so who do you trust? I have already invested and I do hope that I get my money worth and would be a little defensive now if someone told me I was an idiot or over paid for the service, that is human nature. Everyone has their reason for stepping up and paying and then there are those who have their reason for not stepping up. Usually it is past experience that dictates whether you do something or not. Ultimatley you have to go with your gut, buying something is always an emotional decission, no matter how much your brain tells you anything different...but I also drive a Raptor and a Challenger, so I might not be the best one to ask when it comes to buying things, ha ha.
  18. I have the training in October in San Fran. Any chance you are going to be there?
  19. Steven, I have not received any messages. Have you checked them out?
  20. Yep, especially now days, you have to be careful when expanding.
  21. Hey KDS, There are many reasons to go LLC over Sole Proprietor for me. It will depend a bit on your own situation and your financial risks and what state you are in. I personally went LLC because of the liability portion offers a degree of seperation in case of being sued. Income is taxed as regular income. Until I have enough business I have my people on as 1099 employee's who I pay per job. Again their are laws that dictate if someone is a contract employee or a regular employee and you want to make sure you follow those. I like having an attorney guide me through these types of waters, because it also gives me a layer of protection. You can write off the expense of the attorney as well. Best of luck to you.
  22. Best of luck!! Truly
  23. Ha Ha, It is interesting to see the number of people that think it is a scam but proceed anyway. For me it has been working as promised. I also went with them because of all the back office support that is already built and I will not have to build it from scratch.
  24. No I am in the Pacific Northwest, Portland area.
  25. ElDubya, You are with DronesForce as well in Texas?