Av8Chuck

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  1. Government initiatives like these like to take credit and issue press releases to brag about it. I don’t believe this campaign had much to do with changing the behavior of drone pilots. We have worked with a lot of fire departments, a couple of years ago if a drone appeared anywhere near airborne operations they would shut them down. After two highly publicized midair collisions between helicopters and drones put the risk into perspective many incidence commanders have (unofficially) relaxed their zero tolerance drone policies they’re using their own judgements to make decisions. Ther
  2. Curious what direction you decided to go?
  3. Hi Guys, @JBR LIFE PhotographyI love the use of rain and people. Most of the realtors in my area discourage using people in their videos. I think people want to see people, helps them visualize what they might look like in that home and makes the property video a little more about lifestyle than cabinets.. @AncientAirship thanks for viewing and noticing the improvement in everyone's techniques (accept @JBR LIFE Photography) You know I couldn't pass that up.. Jonathon is a great example of how much of what he does today would have been considered "VFX" work just four years
  4. Only a few aerial shots. I used a Mavic2Pro but screwed up the settings. My fault but it would have been nice to know before downloading the footage.
  5. That’s the best quality so far. Really looked good. Great color grading. It’s great to hear from you.
  6. What ever the issue on the mobile site was it seems to be resolved now. Everything is working much better. EXCEPT... In the upper right where the Icon is for showing unread threads there used to be another Icon to clear all unread threads to "mark the site read." It's disappeared. Has it been moved or is it missing in action?
  7. It's amazing how far you have to read the AUVSI website to find out that it's virtual. It's hard to imagine this being much of an event at all. I was hoping that somehow this insanity would have stopped and I could actually attend the show. For those of you missing attending trade shows here's two videos, one from AUVSI and the other from The Commercial UAV: Can you name which exhibitors are no longer in business. I would have asked the question differently, like which ones are new but they wouldn't be in the video. I can't find 2018 AUVSI which was in Denve
  8. Yeah, Trent appears to be a great guy. His videos about bush flying are usually really good.
  9. The site has changed on my iPhone making it very difficult to navigate to the different forums, see all of the unread threads etc.. Is it my iPhone or has something been changed with the site?
  10. Av8Chuck

    DJI

    I’ve mentioned the troubles at DJI for the past year. It’s way more serious and it’s only recently that DJI has begun to talk about. https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN25D0HF
  11. Depends on how you define mini. I’m guessing this is bigger than you’d like, but check out the SKYDIO2.
  12. Google Ardupilot or PX4. It is open source FC software. Why not just buy a flight controller? Are you planning to sell this as a product, supply it as a service, or just use it for yourself? What kind of weather sensors are you planning to use and how heavy are they? How high does the drone have to go to get useful information? Depending on weight and height using a tether to power your drone is difficult.
  13. How long does it hover in place? Approximately how high does it hover? What makes you think it’s looking at you? Whether it’s illegal or not depends on the airspace it’s flying in. Unfortunately it’s no more illegal than someone standing on the sidewalk looking at your house. if you have one of those really bright LED flashlights/sun-guns, point it at the drone and focus on the camera. Maybe it will be bright enough to screw up the exposure and it won’t be able to focus on anything specific.
  14. Hi @Stacy, it’s usually the best if the person who shot the interior edits the photos. Not necessary to do it that way but if the person who edits the shots is the same that took them they learn to be much more efficient in how they take the pictures. The amount of time spent taking the picture can greatly reduce the amount of time in post processing the picture. Good photographers know the shots to get and will strobe the room so the lighting is right or they will bracket three shots with 4-stops of dynamic range and the use Infuse to automate the HDR. Architectural photog
  15. Welcome to the forum. The COVID pandemic has made starting any business “hazy.” So your definitely not alone. You might consider providing more information about what you’ve tried, what’s worked, what hasn’t, where are you located and what are you hoping to accomplish? It’s kind of difficult to offer support without any meaningful information. One of the options you have is to not do it alone.
  16. Hi Tim, nice job on the virtual tour. unfortunately my first thought was who watches a 30 minute YouTube video? What no music!? Once I let go, relaxed, your photography and explanations captured my attention and I enjoyed the entire half hour. You have some very good Aerial photos. Have you thought about flying a much better camera and lens? More resolution and better lenses would capture so much more detail. I realize that some will argue it’s not about the camera, it’s “the story” that matters most. With respect, everything matters. It’s the colors we choose, the crop,
  17. They have some pretty strange laws, But it’s legal to fly there so I don’t see why It would be illegal to build your own?
  18. There are tons of variables that could account for what you saw. Over time a Mylar balloon will hold altitude in your living room, so if people are telling you that 15000 feet is low and they wouldn’t stay at that altitude, probably don’t know what their talking about. Unless you had pictures of the objects, something more than a vague description, you will probably never know what it was. And since you don’t know what they were, why don’t you call it what it was instead of jumping to the conclusion that it was a drone, an unidentified flying object. what kind of plane w
  19. In the US the FAA considers any use of images for financial gain commercial. It doesn’t matter if you were paid or not. doesn’t mean it’s the same in Canada. Having said that I wouldn’t worry about it. Generally speaking, they’re not after the occasional Aerial picture of a house.
  20. There are a LOT of variables and without seeing the flight logs, even then, troubleshooting can be difficult and subjective. These comments are a bit at odds with one another. It doesn’t sound like you just chopped the throttle “100%”. There’s a condition where if your descending straight down quickly the props lose lift and cavitate. Once that happens the props are stalled and the Controller freaks trying to regain control. Higher density altitude means you have to slow your descent. Like any aircraft that has stalled you have to increase the airflow ove
  21. No worries. Again since I really don’t fly FPV it’s hard to recommend the best way to train. That whole being nervous thing is really normal. Wait until you fly a $250K LiDAR, you won’t be able to crap for a week... A big part of being nervous is from being confused on your orientation. Your fingers are feeling the pressure, do I go left or right, or up or down. That’s what I feels like to be behind the aircraft. Draw two 12” squares on the ground about 10’ apart. Start tail in, take off from one and land at the other. Keep doing that until you can do it really sm
  22. 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 fr
  23. No, the FAA has nothing to do with flying indoors. If your indoors your not in the NAS.