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  1. Ok, let’s start by welcoming you to the forum. my first impression is that your not that bad. Your not very smooth on the controls, but you seem to stay in control pretty well. Flying FPV is not easy and there are a lot of people posting amazing video that make it look easy. You probably have a better appreciation for how good those people are. I don’t fly FPV so I’m not going to pretend to offer advice. There’s an expression in aviation, “your behind the aircraft” which means your reacting to it rather than anticipating and controlling it. It’s difficult to know from just watching the video but it sounds like your behind. Not sure if this would be a good idea but maybe learning to fly in a small area in all different orientations (not FPV) might smooth out your control by anticipating the control inputs better.
  2. No, the FAA has nothing to do with flying indoors. If your indoors your not in the NAS.
  3. Well not to rain on your parade but if you want a drone to fly 20 plus minutes, fly it BVLOS, carry 15 pounds, and he ability to fly on inclement weather, how much do you think that should cost? How much do you want to spend? How many do you need? How much of a commitment are you prepared to make for someone to develop that kind of platform? If you used a DJI M600, first of all probably not a good choice, but with everything you’d need to accomplish this you’d be looking at something like $20-$25K each. 7.5kg is a lot more than most multi-rotors can carry. And you want it cheap!?
  4. A quick Road trip from California to Montana and back through Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Park City, Provo/Salt Lake City, and rafting in Missoula. All social with Social distancing. Actually there weren't too many people along the way to social distance from. Kind of a cool video because there aren't many people in it...
  5. ESCs don’t protect your FC, the FC uses A PWM Signal to communicate with the ESC to control the amount of energy to the motors. Some ESCs use a BEC to provide power through the PWM cable to power the FC. It’s usually better to have a delegate BEC and use OPTO ESCs.
  6. Hi @T.O Joe, welcome to the forum. All good questions but the probability of getting them answered is much better if you posted your own thread in the appropriate forum: DJI Mavic?
  7. Yes. if you take pictures because you love photography and love flying drones then you don’t need a 107. If you get any value from that activity then the FAA considers that commercial it doesn’t matter if you get paid or not.
  8. Welcome to the forum. I’m located just north of Los Angeles. I’d be interested in collaborating. here’s a video that has some performance art. It was very dark and I wasn’t allowed to use a tripod so I didn’t shoot much of the exhibit. It was my birthday, great weekend. We do a lot of photogrammetry for civil engineering. https://aerialalchemy.com
  9. Please excuse my sarcasm, but the answer to your riddle is to use any other make of drone besides a DJI. this is one of the many issues with DJIs implementation of NFZ.
  10. Welcome to the forum. Where are you located and what kind of media do you produce?
  11. Precision agriculture is important to increasing the yield of food and UAVs will have an important role in the effectiveness of precision ag. This was an interesting more natural way to control evasive insects without using pesticides. I’m not a farmer so I have no idea about its effectiveness but it’s a great use of a drone.. Many pesticides are dangerous to humans, the idea that a drone can be used in-this application is questionable. Not that it lacks the capability but I would think that applying pesticides from the air must be highly regulated.
  12. Hi @vickyace, great explanation of the different components required to build a multirotor. There are many variables when it comes to choosing the type of components and where to source them. Probably the most important is determining the requirements for the UAV. What problem do you want the drone to solve? Who do you want to solve the problem for (who’s the customer)? Do you build multirotors? If so, do you sell them?
  13. Apparently this has no effect on service. https://www.google.com/amp/thedronegirl.com/2020/06/01/airmap-office-fire-santa-monica-riots/amp/
  14. Don’t know if this has anything to do with your problem but AirMap was destroyed in the Santa Monica riots on Sunday.