Shaun Stanton

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  1. Proposed Bill This bill aims to allow local jurisdictions such as states, counties, cities, towns the right to control airspace for sUAS purposes. Commercial art 107 and hobbyists will affected. What will this potentially cause? A concentric ring of laws that may contradict each other. Proposes 200 foot standoff from any private property as a minimum federal guideline. This will shut down closed set filming in close areas where you already have to get film permits. It will kill anyone wanting to do real estate shots. It will cause added confusion
  2. I was told that they will push them faster now if they already worked them for an area and can just rubber stamp one through as long as the other stuff is good. They have master gridded maps now. It will take longer if you need to deviate from what they can give you. I had a bunch in the que for over a month and heard nothing until one day I got two and e-mails from separate specialists and now I have pretty everything I have asked for.
  3. I found out the reason why is because its up to the local ATC on what altitudes they will accept. Each entity has their parameters where they feel comfortable for letting a drone fly. Some will look at the fact you are near buildings and away from other things others will not. The reason why the guy said right off the bat he could give you 50 is because the TRACON (Local ATC) have a map grided out with pre-approved altitudes that do not require any further coordination. In essence the guy doing them can just rubber stamp them and push them through as long as you meet all those other perfo
  4. I don't if it would be a mistake. You might want to wait a while as the price of remaining stock will go down. You may even get a better deal finding it used or DJI referb. A lot of people are dumping them for the Mavic. For the money you may want to look at the Autel. I have never used one, but it seems like its owners are content with them. The Autel camera is fairly similar to the P4.
  5. That is a sort of sore spot with me. I got an I1 RAW in July to compliment my I1 Pro. I was not too thrilled to see the I2 X5S come out this soon. If I had a Chrystal ball I would have waited till the I2 came out, although I work in film so having RAW DNG is crucial so I had no choice to get an X5R system. I can fly RED's but not as robust as the Inspire for the more risky shots. Luckily I was able to make the money on the I1 RAW so getting the I2 should be a longer term system. I have the means to get the I2, but was hoping to hold on to 8 grand for a little longer. The funny thing is
  6. I see this as a no brainer. I am surprised it took them this long to kill the P3A/P line. Now with the Mavic the P4 is almost useless. Yeah camera purests, I agree that the P4 camera is better than the cell phone on the Mavic, but not to the level for the target market which is the average consumer who buys point and shoots over 5D's, D800's and other like systems. If you know what you are doing you can get good shots with a Mavic. Considering 5 years we were all lugging DSLR's like 5DMKII's in the air for 1080 footage this is not bad. None of these legacy Phantom systems fit anymore