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  1. Selling my Flir Vue Pro 640. Almost exactly same field of view as the stock Phantom 4 Pro RGB Camera (9mm vs 8.8mm). Including the regulator for independent external power, battery and GoPro style adjustable mount. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flir-Vue-Pro-640-30-Hz-9mm-436-0016-00-Infrared-Thermal-Drone-Camera/224248625658
  2. Micasense RedEdge M Multispectral Camera. Works like new. Complete. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MicaSense-RedEdge-M-Multi-spectral-Drone-Camera-Complete-Excellent-Spectrum/224203801838
  3. So what do you think would be a fair cost to charge for travel time in cases like this when the travel time can be 2, 3 or even 4 times the onsite time? Let's say your rate is $225/hour and you have a job that will take 2 hours of onsite time (assume no post processing). That's $450 total. But let's assume the job is 2.5 hours drive away, 150 miles. So 300 miles total, 5 hours total travel time. The standard mileage rate is currently $0.58/mile - so by that rate, the travel time charge would be $174, or effectively $35/hour. This per mile rate is suppose to compensate for al
  4. @MyrtleDrone you can enter the coordinates for the base station. It's done in the controller app not the base station. I'm surprised you have a P4RTK and you didn't know you could do that? Very understandable though since DJI did a complete fail on the documentation. Users around the Internet have had to discover how to do a lot of things and share the workflow since so much is missing in the P4RTK documentation. The other myth is you cant use a 4G dongle on the base station because DJI never released one. The known coordinates of the base station can be entered under Main Screen >
  5. I am now wondering how many pilots out there are using a P4RTK and setting the base station up without known coordinates or ground control points and not realizing they are only getting increased accuracy RELATIVE to the base station position and the ABSOLUTE world coordinates are still shifted by typically 1-3 meters (X/Y plane) and much higher shift for the Z (elevation) plane?
  6. I've seen tests where only using GCPs versus only using RTK (with base on known point) the GCP method was actually a little more accurate (when doing ground check with additional GCPs not used during processing.) If someone is being sent out to establish GCPs having them mark a few more than you would if you were using the P4RTK is not that time consuming. Doesn't seem like a very wise allocation of financial resources to pay 6 times more for the P4RTK, just going to take more jobs to pay it off while gaining a modestly more efficient workflow, unless you were doing quite a few jobs a month
  7. So I watched 4 videos and read a couple how to's and looked at the User Manuals regarding the Phantom 4 RTK and the associated base station. I'm sort of having a hard time believing what I'm seeing/reading.... Nothing I've seen or read shows the ability to place the base station on a control point with known coordinates and enter those coordinates into the base station (or remote controller). This means, while the P4 RTK will have phenomenal position accuracy relative to the base station, there will still be a high degree of error for the absolute world position coordinates. Everything
  8. I was talking to a pilot the other day who had a crash where he was flying in Arizona, it was 96 out (stated ambient operating temp of the Phantom 4 Pro is 104). And the Lipo expanded and ejected. He thinks it must have been due to the temps. Seems like not all LiPo batteries, even from the same manufacturer are identical so maybe it was a faulty battery? Has anyone else run into this. I'm scared now to fly my drone in anything like above 90 degrees F. I know you aren't supposed to store lipos in the fridge as you can get condensation inside but I'm wondering if anyone else tha
  9. Anyone attended BOTH Interdrone and ExpoUAV Americas in Las Vegas before? If so, can you comment on how they differ? More attendees from certain industries in one over the other? Different level of focus (on average) in the break out sessions? Different approach/organization/flavor yada yada.
  10. We all ocassionally see these news stories about Drone Delivery to people's homes. It all started how many years ago with Amazon? Then I saw one about Dominos deliverying pizza in India. Now this one: https://uavcoach.com/uber-drone-delivery I have some strong opinions on this. I'm curious when people think we will start seeing Drone Package or Fast Food Delivery begin actually happening with delivery to real homes in a city in the United States?
  11. Testing a Parrot Sequoia and the RGB photos are terrible. It's not a drone speed issue as I tried even on the lowest speed setting in Pix4D Capture. When you have motion blur issues it's consistent throughout the image. This is the strangest thing I've ever seen in that it has what looks like bands of blurriness as some bands of areas like more detailed than others. Trying to determine if I have a bad RGB camera sensor. The other camera the images are consistent detail throughout the frame. This is 4 inch/pixel GSD (135 feet AGL) https://i.imgur.com/dP7bDIM.jpg
  12. With maybe the exception I would imagine of the military (bases), do any other Federal Agencies (DHS for example) have authority to regulate (impose rules/laws) on where UAVs can and cannot be flown? Or do all Federal Agencies need to exert their "will" so to speak through the FAA? Note I am talking FEDERAL only. NOT state, county, or local cities.
  13. So I was curious about Dronebase and a search here brings up this thread so I'll rekindle it a bit. I noticed on their site they state back in October they stopped doing Gerry images missions. Was anyone or does anyone know anyone that was getting a significant number of Getty images missions from Dronebase prior? Did the end of the relationship cause a big decrease in possible jobs? They also state on their website they pay $70 for "Insurance Jobs" I take that to be roof inspections. It seems from the couple of really big Hurricanes in the South/Southeast over the last year or tw
  14. Looks like enough of the FlyGuys pilots are getting tired of paying them a monthly fee for little to no jobs. I wonder how many paid a year's worth of fees to help pay for FlyGuys' online advertising and DroneDeploy/Pix4D business subscription, and didn't make their money back? Is their a no-job refund policy? This just in from the FlyGuys Pilot Newsletter... 2018 Pilot Beta Programs Based on pilot feedback, drone business support tools are still of high interest, yet paid programs are not useful before a certain mission traction is reached. So the earl
  15. Well, now I want to edit my original question.... Anyone get authorization in a LAANC 0 altitude grid in CLASS B or CLASS C airspace? No luck here for 75ft about a mile from runway but not in the flight path.