Av8Chuck

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  1. It might be pretty difficult depending on what your hoping to accomplish with this program. I’m certainly open to exploring the opportunity. I’ve been designing and manufacturing UAVs since 2010. I founded a UAV service company in 2014. Here’s our website: https://aerialalchemy.com we Have used drones for just about everything... if there’s anything there your interested in PM you contact info and we can Zoom.
  2. I’ve supported several STEM programs in high schools and college. Sounds like a great opportunity unfortunately I’m located in the Republic of California...
  3. Yes this already exists. Nothing new here. We, and others have been doing this since about 2010. Once you get outside the Chinese toy drone bubble you'll see that just about all commercial drones have this capability. If you scroll about 2/3 down the FreeFly AltaX page you'll see a diagram of the expansion ports: https://freeflysystems.com/alta-x I've attached a few slides from one of our presentations which addresses much of what you talk about. Yes. Competition is always good and the UAV market has been dominated by DJI for too long. Industrial
  4. Where is the school located? Do you require a teaching credential?
  5. Some bureaucrat in an office tells you can’t fly a drone!? And you believe them? is the airspace restricted? Class B or C? The only government agency that can regulate airspace is the FAA period. If the pinhead in the “main” office wants to restrict drones they have to go through the FAAs Public NPRM process. If they did, the change in airspace would show up in sectionals, KnowB4You fly, AirMap etc. Don’t you find it odd that the only people who seem to think you can’t fly in parks are state “officials?” If the restrictions were legal they would be posted everywhere and not i
  6. This is totally possible on Multirotors just not DJI drones. DJI is tightly vertically integrated, this is intentional, kind of like inkjet printers. The manufacturer locks you into their ecosystem and makes money on all the accessories. Manufacturers started making less expensive purpose built radios because at the time Futaba’s cost more than the drone. If you want to use your RC transmitters then purchase any drone with a PX4/ArduPilot based flight controller.
  7. You probably want legal advice. Who issued the citations? What number is the citation and does it state that you were “flying” over private property? Airspace is national and the only government agency authorized to regulate it is the FAA. I have no idea how much the fine will be for trespassing, maybe it’s not worth fighting this but I’d recommend you find an aviation attorney and have a discussion with them. Are you a member of AOPA?
  8. Ok, last one for a while. Since I'm pretty sure no one will watch or comment on any of the recent videos I posted I'll add this to the collection. The two places everyone should visit on this planet are New Zealand and Sweden. Everywhere you look in New Zealand it's a Kodak moment, it's a beautiful country. Sweden is a country full of beautiful people and everywhere you look it's a Kodak moment. If your too young to know what a Kodak moment is you might not want to watch this video...
  9. I'm so tired of social distancing, lockdowns and the almost total lack of personal interaction with friends and colleagues. As I mentioned in an earlier thread this boredom has led to me cleaning up drive space and viewing some older videos. These four videos are past trade shows, each have some significant relevance to where we are today. This first video is from NAB 2015 where 3DR announced the SOLO. Although NAB is a broadcast show this was "the Year of the Drone" so you'll see a lot of the early players and influencers in the drone industry. While NAB 2015 was wher
  10. In 2016 we participated in flight training some young college students. I forgot how much fun this was. This video is about the class at VCOE that lead to the flight training. I'm sure I've shared these before but I forgot how fun they are, I hope you enjoy them too.
  11. It's Friday and I'm deleting a bunch of older videos to make room for new videos. Here's an oldie but a goody. Starting in 2016 we spent two seasons measuring humpback whale calves with drones. At the time I was not allowed to share the footage of the whales so I put together this "travel log" of our time on Maui.
  12. Sometimes I hear a song and just decide I want to edit something to it, Classical Gas is a song that brings back a lot of great memories. I also don't like to produce videos that are just aerial, in fact I try and choose aerial that you can't always tell its aerial. There's a surprising amount of aerial in this video but if all your looking for is aerial you'' be disappointed. After this past year I just wanted scenes that appeared franetic, full of life..
  13. The I2 has been discontinued. The M200 and M600 have been end of life. And you can’t take M300 batteries on a plane.
  14. We were doing this in 2017-2018, miles out at sea, using a FLIR DuoProR to locate the people in the water, streaming the location data back to the ship that would launch a second drone with a lifesaver and use radar to navigate it to the people in the water. It was amazing how accurately they could drop the lifesaver from about a mile away.
  15. Post some of the footage if you can. We have quite a few I2's and its getting stupidly expensive and hard to get batteries.