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  1. Alan/Sam, Would this fall under "Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability" (LAANC)?................eventually?
  2. IMann, I understand your concern on the term, “drone”! For the general population, they have been feed that general term and the correct term, “small unmanned aircraft system” (sUAS) does not roll off the tongue. Getting back to your main discussion, I entered the business of aerial photography directing it into the real estate market. My initial perspective in this market was a bit foggy on both sides do the lenses, that saw the learning curve, for area brokers, to start changing once I started introduction of sUAS to them. I saw several go out and do their own investment in equipment, train staff internal but it was not moving in a positive direction for me at the time. With that said I too went back to school and studied more of the technical fields and moved into construction sites mapping and 3D photography with my sUAS. I found that moving back towards my photography roots, sharing that along with mapping and 3D photography, I found a more needed market to serve.
  3. Great job on your overall production! You are definitely mastering your skills in flight if this was your starting point! Question: Were you out all 65-days recording?
  4. I would say it's worth a try. I take it some are having a problem following article/links.
  5. Hi Alan, I say keep the background music! I did notice it at the beginning of the video, being a different twist from past videos. Once the lecture started I heard it but it was not a distraction with volume at the level you had it. I was able to hear and take in your lecture with no problem! Donnie
  6. Alan, I have started the aerial but I have run into a synchronization problem in Module #2; “Importing Media and Introduction to Premiere Pro CC being out of sync. I am watching the video, hearing the instructor telling me what steps he is taking but seeing the steps about 10 seconds later. I might be me but it there any way to check on that? Thanks, Donnie
  7. I would like to get feedback/concerns here on the drone market becoming flooded with a lot of “player” pilots (semi-recreational flyers) that will cause havoc in the coming months (holiday season). With “easy fly” drones like Yuneec’s Breeze, DJI’s Mavic Pro and GoPro’s Karma currently on the market I see new users ready to emulate their (manufacture) trailers without concern for the down side and dangers that comes with ownership. Being around people since obtaining my “RPIC” certification, I hear, “it’s only a toy” a lot. Upon hearing that I try to give them insight on just how much you need to use caution when considering/investing and using this “toy”! I have been able to enlighten some in a better general understanding. I’m just curious, has anyone else encounter anything like this or have a concern?
  8. "DO NOT BUY QUADCOPTERS OR TRICOPTERS, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT REDUNDANT!" Great advice Bruno! I am a re-covering witness to my own crash! It was part my fault as well. I notice my quad, a Yuneec Q500 4K, was drifting to the right on any forward moves. Later in the flight this drift got worse, so when I finally decide to bring it in, with less than 40 feet to go, something major went wrong, causing the quad too flip 180 degrees, (top in now bottom and bottom now top). So as I am trying to recover, increasing my throttle, I am actually driving it into the ground! Having control had a different meaning at that moment! Donnie
  9. Hi RemotelyPossible Thanks for reviewing and your input! I have gotten to a point that I like getting independent reviewer feedback, well at least the ones that understand the product as a whole and not the ones, “I don’t know what this is but I don’t need it now so I will get around to it later” attitudes. However, listening to this particular one, hearing 8000 feet got my attention. Wouldn’t anyone living/operating a UAS at this higher elevation have an even greater concern for deployment of their UAS? Example(s): Mount Rogers, Washington @ 14,417; Mauna Kea, Hawaii @ 13,803; and Boundary Peak, Nevada @ 13,147 to name a few. More importantly understanding air and weather conditions concerns have to be factored more, would they not?
  10. Alan, I have a concern over a statement I heard made in a “Youtube” video on the review of the Yuneec Typhoon Q500+. In the video, the guy doing the review, normally reviews cars, he says, but decides to review the Typhoon Q500+. What gets me wondering is his statement “This quadcopter will not work above 8000ft.” With my understanding of the FAA 400ft above ground level (AGL), “Does this guy's statement come into play more from a air density standpoint as opposed to the unit just not working above 8000ft? Youtube video: Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ RC Quad Copter Review: Forget It! Youtube link:
  11. Here's an article I came across that will give those willing to follow the guidelines/regulations a bad wrap because of some willing to push their limits! "Woman hit by falling drone at sporting event":
  12. Here is a link to the FAA "Part 107" update........ The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the final Small UAS Rule this morning. The press release is available at:
  13. Nice work! Question: "What are those buildings (square looking) at the start of the video? Lastly, "Did the folks in the pool need to know they were being recorded once you went into hovering mode?
  14. Thanks for your feedback! Manual has its challenges in itself but I am finding them worth the time invested verses some of the"headless" copters. Fly on!
  15. Alfred Hitchcock’s “The birds”, well, almost. Thought I would get out and do some early morning flying before the park activity picked up for the day. Much to my surprise, traffic at this particular park had picked up, up where I did not anticipate it being bad. Long story short, I encountered “birds” that had a problem with my drone occupying the airspace with them. So they, I guess, were not sure what it (my drone) was but tried to take me down by “dive booming” at times from different angles several different times! This went on for about three minutes. My question: Does the FAA have guidelines for flying in and around birds? (kidding)
  16. Here's my final, I hope, from boot camp!
  17. Hello all! I am (Donnie) a new kid on the block, so to speak, to the drone world. I got into it really by accident, but that’s a good thing. I am an avid amateur photographer and have been for years. However, listening to some co-workers on how the “drone” industry is taking down their passion for flying personal private planes, I got curious about them. Having purchased my first one, I took it out for a trial flight and a world of possibilities open up in my head. So here I am, having completed the boot-camp and perusing a pilot certificate. Who knows where I will go from here! Working on my "manual flying" skills...............not very good at this time and it depends on what I am (trying) flying at the time!
  18. Oh, by the way, my video is backed up my the group "Spyro Gyra" playing "Feeling Fine"!
  19. I have run, but I could not hide from completing the “PRACTICUM” part of UAV Boot Camp! Here's my attempt at one part of UAS flying manually. I am working on improving my manual flight skills, I will never know when I might need it. Check out my video link here:
  20. Wondering about manual mode flying; how often does these skills come into play?