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  1. We would be happy to help you. We have been featured in: • Disney's: "Pete's Dragon" Movie Trailer Movie trailer • Disney's: Disney Channel Movie Surfers "Pete's Dragon - On the Dragon Trail" • Barnacules NerdGasm: "Learning how to drive RWD rally cars at DirtFish Rally School" • Jayz2Cents: "My first time driving a Rally Car... did I suck?" • NBC's King5 News: "FAA completes landmark rules for commercial drones " • America's Web "Buzz Off with Lawyer Liz": "Drones and Their Search and Rescue Importance!" • DroneTalk.TV • NBC Sports SPARTAN Race Our Site Safety Pre-Flight survey is required prior to acceptance and we will help coach/guide you through site selections based on risk, regulatory or legal considerations. No National Parks, no sites within 1mile of Water Processing, military, or Electrical grid resources. If selecting sites within 3-5miles of an airport there is an FAA Waiver lead time of upto 90days. We are happy to jump on the phone to talk you through site selection and legal/regulatory considerations during site selections. Our flight times, depending on camera payload, wind, altitude, trajectory is 17-22min. We are equipped to run battery charging operations indefinitely and only require 60-90sec between battery swaps before being airborne again. 2018 Rate Sheet (TV, FILM), 1/2-day, Full, Multiple-day rate discounts available after initial contact. We are expert FAA Commercial Drone Pilots with DHS|FEMA Emergency Response training specializing in Tactical Recon, Night-Time Operations, Emergency Management, Incident Command, GIS Survey, Industrial Inspection, and 3D Scene Recreation. We provide sUAS asset operational procedure training for Federal, State and Local government, Enterprise and Small Businesses in sUAS asset safety & operational procedures, best practices, and planning for their situational awareness objectives. We use sUAS aerial & ground UHD 4K Cinematography, Thermal Imaging, IR, FLIR, and Technology tools providing clients the aerial optics, data & image acquisition, situational awareness, tactical advantages, catalog, distribution, and publishing services needed in Fire & Public Safety, Search & Rescue, Industrial, Real Estate, Construction, Agricultural, Insurance, and Entertainment sectors. Phil Bickford Imaging InFlight m: (909) 2DRONES | (909) 237-6637 w: e: FAA Certified, Licensed & Insured sUAS(drone) Operations for: Real Estate | Emergency Response | Surveys | Precision Agriculture | Construction | Industrial | Inspection | Cinema
  2. Lewis, great course. Thank you for being open to topic enhancement/bolstering considerations for this course. I look forward to monitoring any updates to it. Alan, nice job rolling this out. Its a sector many of us are interesting in but not sure how to get started. This is a perfect 101 class. Now we need 201 class that dives into business model, pricing, contract negotiation, risk insurance, 3D printing services that do great work, comparison of cloud based 3d dashboard models to use with clients w/pros/cons of each. There are tons of data layers in the DroneDeploy/MapsMadeEasy - could we focus on how best to price some of these premium layers. Volumetric calculations should cost ? vs. Mapping an area.
  3. My City's police use "Total Station" for their accident scenes. The software that comes with It has ability to be extremely precise. However lots of 3rd party software companies make 3D scene re-creation software package to work with the data captured by the Total Station. Such as It looks like they support.... "Some of our many supported formats include raw, csv, txt, nik, rw5, and dxf, among others. Your points can also be exported as a CSV file should you need them for use in another application." I hope this helps.
  4. I was asked to do demo DJI UAVs for a Charity Auction event being held in a Westin Hotel ballroom. It seemed easy enough, NOT! Turns out the commercial construction of buildings uses corrugated aluminum/steel floors that they pour cement on to form each floor. This metal is virtually everywhere. I could power on the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 both and walk around the ballroom and found several 3-4' spherical pockets where the metal wasn't interfering with the compass. The UAVs had plenty of GPS signal. They were both allocated special WIFI access for the DJI Go App to function. However, not feeling comfortable with compass interference and the lack of indoor flight experience i opted for plan B. I Zip tied Phantom 3 to OEM box handle then Duct Tape the Box to the Hotel Staff Serving Tray. I removed the Propellers and turned on the UAV. We setup the DJI YouTube Stream and broadcast to the Ballroom Big Screen for all to see while we were on stage presenting. We had the auction staff hold the serving tray as we fired up the remote camera gimbal and walked the crowd through live camera and narrated all the great feature. The Event was a huge success even without flight demo. However, my question is this. Both these models have positioning systems to monitor the floor. I have seen CES and Convention demos of both flying in commercial buildings with perfect hover and positioning systems being used. So how do you get past the compass errors and calibration errors encounters when running pre-flight checks in commercial buildings???? I have had some tell me to use "A" or "F" modes and turn off GPS when inside building so not to get unexpected autonomous maneuvers. But i am really looking for the best practices method of conducting inside flights.