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  1. I'm doing research for an article on the most popular anti-collision drone lights. If you use anti-collision lights I would appreciate it if you would share which model and what you like/dislike about it. I'm going to personally test lights by Polar Pro, Lume Cube, Firehouse Industries, and ULANZI - am I missing any? Any feedback is appreciated.
  2. I think it will depend on how much effort you're interested in putting into a drone business. If you're just looking for a little money on the side without the hassle of doing all of the things required to get your own company off the ground then contractor might be the way to go. Of course, you're not going to be able to make as much money if you have to give a cut of each job to a middle-man company. If you think this has the potential to become a full-time gig then it might be worth the extra effort of flying under your established brand. At first you don't have to go the trouble of
  3. Hey @Burgduino - I'm interested in following your progress on your strobe. I'm researching an article on popular anti-collision lights for drones for my website. How far along are you in prototyping? How long do you think it will take to get to full production (assuming that's your goal)?
  4. @Chris in NC A lot of people share your frustration and the FAA does try to get information out to recreational flyers, but admittedly they seem to be more focused on commercial use of the national airspace. They get a lot of pressure from lobbyists and other parts of the government to figure out hard problems like how to make it safe for Amazon to deliver packages with drones. See this article about congress pressuring the FAA to sort out beyond line of sight rules for package delivery and other applications. https://www.thedronegirl.com/2021/01/05/congress-faa-bvlos-plans/. One of the best
  5. Can Remote Pilots Make a Living Using Drone Aggregators Like http://Droners.io - Have you successfully integrated http://droners.io into your #drone business strategy? Newest article at Drone Outlook

  6. Cool - at least you'll have some place to practice. Looking forward to seeing your first images/videos.
  7. @Grand_Pubah Where are you located if you don't mind sharing? Are you near a large airport or other controlled airspace that is preventing you from flying?
  8. @twinjet is correct. Here is the FAA information page for recreational drone pilots. It gives you a list of rules to follow and has a section called "Changes Coming in the Future" which has the testing requirement listed - "Drone operators to pass an online aeronautical knowledge and safety test and carry proof of test passage."
  9. Welcome to the hobby @mangurian The Mini 2 is a great drone to get started flying. It has a ton of built in features and is very stable. FYI There is a free online course dedicated to the mini from Pilot Institute - you can read about it here if you're interested. Good luck! Hope you share some of your first photos/videos.
  10. Hi Keith - Sometimes it can be tough finding good places to practice flying, especially if you live in a big city or near a major airport. I'd suggest learning a little bit about airspace and downloading an app that you can use to understand restrictions (like the kittyhawk or B4UFLY apps). The Pilot Institute has a free course for new drone pilots called the Ultimate Drone Pilot Guide. They also have a free course dedicated to the DJI Mini 2 that's pretty comprehensive.
  11. @Valley Drones - I think DRONERESPONDERS might be a better resource for learning about the use of drones in public safety.
  12. Interesting. Reminds me of the time I used my drone to help out on my sister's family farm to get the cows back to the barn.
  13. No problem. Happy to help. I'm thinking about building a mini-course that just covers the components of a good terms and conditions contract so I've been researching it a lot lately. I've been a freelance photographer for many many years and am familiar with rights and licensing, but want to learn more about what drone-specific clauses should be included. Good luck with the business in the new year!