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  1. Hello DroneSquad, I don't usually get on many chats, but this one popped out at me in the email bulleting since it mentioned real estate. I'm not too much further ahead of the curve than you are. Most of what I am doing, which is little in real estate, has been over the last year. I have, and still am, trying different approaches and services to get the name out. Some of it was luck. So if I had to point to a few things I have found a requirement, here is a list: Get a nice website, clean, easy navigation, and show off what you have done well for those you want to attract. Offer to do some freebies. Perhaps try a Zillow walk-thru tour for those realtors with homes listed over 35 days. Do join an area real estate board and do presentations if you can. Mingle and network with those you can get in front of. See if there is a local real estate networking group you may attend as a member or affiliate. Have new technology, good equipment, and perhaps a new way to present the realtor in a better light. If you are on LinkedIn, you may want to chase some realtors in your area who are open to improvement. The above are just some examples I came up with and a couple suggested to me as well. As you already know, realtors are a unique breed. They most likely have a photographer already and afraid to change especially if the photographer is doing decent jobs and homes are selling. So the question that is in their mind, once you get their interest and open to discussion, is what makes you different? Why would they want to change? What can you do better than they already get? All the best!
  2. Hello, I have a couple of potential large clients within a couple of miles of me. One has a granite quarry, stone crushing, and asphault manufacuring. Another has a very large stone & gravel company, does land clearing and developing including some properties they purchase for themselves. The later is currently doing a 400 acre site clearing where the town has a, I believe, national company provide drone arerial photography to satisfy the town on the work near wet lands. Since my interest is in the commercial industrial, construction, inspection areas, including real estate to put money in my pocket while building the other desired insdustries, I am looking to partner or obtain the hardware and software to give me the opportunity to work such projects and industries. There have been a number of players that offer solutions like this in the last year. Since this is a startup venture, I want to approach companies like this but need the tools and support from the right vendor, especial when budgeting is rather tight to this startup and is crutial. Marketing material and support would obviously be very important to do some hand-holding with me while I get going. I work in the mid Massachusetts areas to Southern NH. My goal is to have the needed vendor I can work with prior to knocking on doors, especially if I don't have the right marketing material or hardware/software to see it thru and potential loose a client by wasting his time. Does anyone have any vendors they would suggest given the above?
  3. Hello,

    I have a couple of potential large clients within a couple of miles of me. One has a granite quarry, stone crushing, and asphault manufacuring. Another has a very large stone & gravel company, does land clearing and developing including some properties they purchase for themselves. The later is currently doing a 400 acre site clearing where the town has a, I believe, lnational company provide drone arerial photography to satisfy the work near wet lands.

    Since my interest is in the commercial industrial, construction, inspection areas, including real estate to put money in my pocket while building the other desire, I am looking to partner or obtain the hardware and software to give me the opportunity to work such projects and industries. There have been a number of players that offer solutions like this in the last year. Since this is a startup venture, I want to approach companies like this but need the tools and support from the right vendor, especial when budgeting is rather tight to this startup and is crutial. Marketing material and support would obviously be very important to do some hand-holding with me while I get going. I work in the mid Massachusetts areas to Southern NH.

    My goal is to have the needed vendor I can work with prior to knocking on doors, especially if I don't have the right marketing material or hardware/software to see it thru and lose a potential client by wasting his time.

    Does anyone have any vendors they would suggest given the above?

  4. Thanks SkyWolf, I just purchased DJI Ultimate Flight but understood it wasn't compatible with FPV googles. What software works for you? Are you aware of any drawbacks in flight vs. a cell or tablet?
  5. Hello UAV pilots! I use a Phantom 3 Advanced for my aerial videography and a Samsung 10.1" tablet. I have put off FPV goggles for viewing as I would then need a second observer, but mostly due to the inability to perform certain tasks in flight that may need manipulation on the tablet screen itself, rather than the physical RC controller. The screen never seems bright enough at least to overcome the ambient light outdoors. Indoors ( without the drone ) it is quite bright enough, and in well shaded or darkened outdoor areas, it works fairly well. Regardless of the season or weather, I have serious issues in viewing the screen due to ambient light, or worse direct sunlight during the height of the day. I use a hood for my tablet. I even tried remote with the tablet using a longer USB cable while on a tripod and the hood. I had a typical screen protector initially and then changed it for a non-glare type which didn't help. This is a very serious issue that needs help if I am to perform. Has anyone had this problem and was able to overcome. Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.
  6. Thanks Juggernaught, I hadn't given them a thought. Since drones are so new in commercial, they don't haven't anything directly relavent. But they do have copyright licensing, so there may be a fit. Again, thanks for the suggestion.
  7. Has anyone come across or have a good client agreement spelling out what is expected of both parties and even perhaps, built in insurance waivers? In my insurance business I am quite use to providing stock carrier required applications and agreements, but we are 'grass roots' here and client unrelated due to the new chartered industry we are in. I am trying to put together a comprehensive 'coverall' of sorts, perhaps with a check box for insurance or waiver if denied with a elimination of liability clause. Any suggestions are helpful at this point.
  8. I just received the hood yesterday which as all these accessories go, was not completely thought out or engineered by the manufacturer. Since the original problem was a bottom fed tablet, the holder on this package adds the same problem. Also, all this plastic can't handle the weight properly so the tablet/hood floats a bit on the mount. I had to modify the clamp with a slot to work properly. It is mounted to the tripod, but now I need some good weather, not due until next week perhaps, to try it all out. Thanks for the additional suggestions!
  9. Another good idea! However, I want to be as mobile as possible and do find myself turning around to get a visual on the drone, especially when I can't see the tablet screen due to the sun. What I do have is a brand new compact, lightweight, fold-able fabric seat that I acquired and forgot about until your suggestion. Ahhh, more hardware to lug
  10. Thanks RemotelyPossible, Thanks for the suggestion. I figured perhaps rather than purchase an unknown and get into the same situation with another tablet, I would do just what you suggested. Since the 10.1" is a bit hefty when trying to control, I will have a shade coming in that fits a tripod as well. I guess I'll give that a try and see what develops.
  11. Hi All, I have a Phantom 3 and have adapted the tablet/cell phone holder with an after market extension for my 10.1 Samsung Tablet. To make things worse, beside the weight, the USB connector cable for the controller comes in the bottom of the tablet allowing the whole thing to rock with no other options. If the day is even partial bright, I have large issues trying to see what I am doing. With the size of my fingers and aged eyesight, using a cell phone seems out of the question even if bright enough. Does anyone have any ideas for a low priced, bright, sharp clear screen to specifically be used for flying my drone? I may be asking for my cake-n-eat-it-too.
  12. The saga continues. As of this date after filing a delivered package to the FAA in Washington, no one in the last 4 weeks of emails and phone calls can tell me anything, most not even replying, some of the phone numbers given discontinued!

    As of today, I was now told that it had to go to a Docket Center in Washington that handles everything in this form. I may have to go back and file a claim against the 3rd party who provided, and was paid for, the paperwork submitter.
    I was given the initial mailing address of  1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington DC 20590-0001.

    Does anyone has the REAL address for filing the Section 333 Exemption?

  13. Thanks for that info. I have to admit, this is the most confusing governmental process I have ever seen. There seems to be an ongoing change of resources and expectations without specifics. I seem to remember the 200' with a maximum of 400' with the waiver. In the recent FAA post outlining the COA documentation, it read like you have to get that in addition, but only when approved for the Section 333.
  14. Well here we go again. Another dead end while a nice woman at the FAA is trying to find a real phone number or way of finding out what is going on. During the interim I noted this: Q. Is it true I need to petition the FAA for an exemption to fly a civil UAS? A. Yes. Prior to commencing civil UAS operations, the operator will need to obtain an exemption under Section 333 and a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the FAA. This was just one of the questions on the FAA revised website for January 29 regarding the Section 333. Note that you are required to have a COA as well. Where did that come from? Anyway, here is the link to that site: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/uas/content/UASSection333FAQs.jsp