Valley Drones

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  1. Hi Nick, There are a handful of reputable companies out there that specialize in integrating drones into a workplace. I don't want to recommend any specific because I haven't used them myself. However, if you just google something along those lines I am sure a few prominent names will appear. I'll try and answer your questions the best I can but please understand I am not an expert and have only been flying myself for around 6 months. A.) From my experience a beginner can pick up one of these name brand drones and learn to fly it very quickly with minimal effort. I've only fl
  2. Hello Everyone! I was just thinking today, I see drones on social media becoming more and more prevalent within the community. Mostly for recreation only as probably expected. However, it got me thinking. With so many people buying drones that vary in quality what happens to them when they crash? There are 3 categories in my mind. - There are the drones that are too cheap to bother with repair. They most likely collect dust and eventually get thrown away. - Those that are expensive enough to at least see what it could cost to repair the drone. - Those that hopefully ha
  3. Haha, Oh man this would be a very cool drone. I can just picture it now...a beautiful sunrise over the lake. Birds chirpin, fish splashin the tops of the water. All of a sudden the sound of a million Bees comes flyin through deploying bait like depth charges. I wish I could help but that amount of weight to carry would need some strong servos. You would need probably 6 to 8 large servos to be able to lift the weight of the drone + 4.4lbs (2kg) and maintain a steady and safe flight. For example, the DJI Inspire 2, which is a fairly large drone uses 4 servos and weights 7.5lbs. Maxim
  4. This post is from awhile ago but something you might look into is new propellers. If your propellers are slightly bent from your crash it could cause drift. That would be my first guess.
  5. Hello all, I currently own a couple drones with various capabilities. I am part 107 certified. One of the rules regarding 107 is to not interfere with emergency areas. I live in central California. The fires are VERY close to family and friends. Some have already had to evacuate or are under evacuation warning as of now. My question is, could I reach out to the local law enforcement, emergency services and offer my assistance? I imagine I'd need to stay well within the 107 parameters and I wouldn't be under any liability protection from the state. I just feel like I could at least
  6. @dragonbaseball68 I've been flying the Mavic Air 2 and the Mavic Pro. I have only used Scan Disk products and haven't ran into any issues. Not to say they're flawless but I imagine with any and every product some people will have bad experiences. I don't see any reason not to use them over any other name brand. @Flight Crew I would recommend reaching out to the Drone's Force team. They have a few websites they direct people to who are interested in their program.
  7. @DHawk Yes, I will be there in early Oct. Looks like we might get an opportunity to meet face to face!
  8. @Steven Marsh I have not either. Congratulations on the successful first missions as well. You seem to be the furthest ahead of all the other new licensees here.
  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.
  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
  11. 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.
  12. Hey @remotelyunltd When I first started with the Tello I was absolutely blown away at how great of a drone it was for $100!! It definitely isn't something people can laugh at. It does very well for the size and cost!!
  13. @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.
  14. @DHawk I sent you a private message. Also to reply to your last comment I have done a LOT of research on this company and I'm fairly certain I've found every article online about them, I've talked to people who are already licensed with them. I haven't found anyone that is in the same shoes as you where you are just getting started like you and I. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. That picture on google maps was taken in May of 2019 and I don't think they started on social media until November of 19 and they registered as a corporation in Feb of 20.
  15. What information do you have that proves they are a legit company? @DHawk With today's technology I feel like everything can be botched somehow and for those of us not local to their corporate headquarters we can't just walk in and meet face to face for affirmation lol. Maybe I'm overly paranoid.
  16. Hey Everyone! I am new to the forums here. My name is Steven and I am from central California. Recently got my 107 and am here to network, learn and potentially get a small business off the ground like I'm sure many of you are doing as well. I have a lot of agriculture here in my region and there is so much to research it is unreal! It is very exciting to be a part of a community in a growing industry. I was gifted a DJI Tello a year ago and I never really had the time or area to take it out as I live close to an airport and before getting my 107 I kind of figured it would be taboo