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  1. It’s a rather nice grip truck. I doubt that if DJI studios was asked to do the whole production they would turn it down. DJI customers who shoot commercial projects should be really concerned about this. DJI is going into competition with their own customers. Most DJI users won’t care because very few of them make money at that level, but DJI won’t stop there.
  2. I’m guessing it’s a reasonably busy airport but a small community of operators who ask for permission to fly. Once people in the tower get to know you they’re generally nice about giving permission. Curious, did the requirement to call the tower come with the waiver?
  3. Huh!? https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2019/06/14/white-house-says-america-needs-to-make-its-own-drones/
  4. Your conflating issues. Is it legal to fly over your neighbors property? Yes as long as you don’t fly directly over people doing it. Are you a law enforcement officer? Is it legal to spy on your neighbor with your drone? Probably not, but I don’t know either. Would the video you shot be admissible in court? No. Non of this matters in Portlandia. If you show that footage to the police in Oregon chances are they’ll confiscate your drone and throw you in jail. If you were my neighbor you’d be picking up the pieces of your drone. Seriously, you think it was a good idea to spy on your neighbor? You think because you have a drone that gives you the right to servail people? Sorry, I have no idea what or if your neighbor stole anything but I’m not sure who the criminal is?
  5. I would love to move my company to New Zealand! http://iplayerhd.com/player/cec626ae-f30f-4df9-af7c-deb04f537d9c
  6. What was the originally cost? Also as a Trimble distributer did you sell many of these? Just curious how the adoption of UAS by civil engineers is going in New Zealand.
  7. You crack me up. Great shot. I’ll have to take my wife there to see if she can get that thorn out...
  8. That’s a beautiful area. Johnson City was a nice college town. So, you grew up there and you now live in Maui. Have I mentioned lately how much I Hate you!! You know I’m an old jealous, bitter guy and I’m just kidding.
  9. This application certainly has a lot of potential but there’s a lot involved in being able to do it. It’s not simply whether the drone can operate in a GPS denied environment.
  10. Unfortunately any discussion about the ethics of DJI never seems to gain any traction, it goes mostly ignored. Either I have to reshape my tinfoil hat or people generally feel powerless to question the prerogatives of governments and corporations. If people don’t hold DJI accountable for its questionable business practices then they will continue them with impunity. They won’t stop with the vendors they”ll eventually move to the customers. There’s no law against competing with your own customers but it will generally start where the application effects companies who are less price sensitive, thereby effecting fewer users, and work its way down the broader market. This will have a profound effect on competition and if people don’t speak out against this in its early stages there will be nothing you can do by the time it effects you. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/5/31/18647934/dji-storm-studio-drone-cinematography-service-van-film-crew
  11. How well did you do for the predictions and does anyone have predictions for the remainder of 2019 and 2020?
  12. For those interested, this drone has been upgraded to carry a Sony A7RIV 75MP camera integrated with a FLIR Toa1280 SWIR. i think the upgrade is $7.50..
  13. New members start threads about topics that have been previously discussed at some length. A lot of topics get conflated in a single thread so it’s not not easy searching for the the answers new members are looking for. Instead of starting new threads about the same topics, occasionally it’s probably a good idea to resurrect threads that have had some traction in the past. Also, after previously breathing life back into this thread some people said they didn’t have much to add to the conversation. Even if things might not have changed much, that can be very useful information over time. As an example, we have grown considerably and I’m very proud of the quality of work and what we’ve accomplished. However, we’re really struggling to scale. Not necessarily a drone related problem but like to hear from others in this industry who might be experiencing the same thing and what your plans might be for growth.