rob buchanan

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  1. Hi Air One, Actually YES, Here is a link to a great site with lots of info! It's a really cool searchable map where you can see all the exemption holders in a given area, etc... You can also search by name or address too. Go here to also see the list of all the current Tail Numbers assigned to drones
  2. VERY nice video Ryan! Great Audio! Excellent Work! Please keep up the Awesome work! :-) I also saw your rowing video it was pretty AMAZING! Great Stuff!
  3. Awesome video! Nice music! Good work man!
  4. Cool Video! Love the color of the sky... Very Nice!
  5. Below is a clip I made for a friend/client of his cabin in Washington State (near Mt. Rainier) Below is another clip I did just flying around my area... (more or less test shots) Below is a clip I made for a friends church at Christmas, they actually did a "live" nativity scene with real actors... (Sorry some of the shots are a little grainy) Below is a clip I recently made while I was out in Portland last year for Christmas... (a dog that went NUTS chasing my Phantom in the park where I was flying) Below is a sample clip I made for my website (no audio) (It's the video that plays in the background of my site) Just wanted to share these clips I created, If you see anything you liked (or didn't like) please let me know your comments and such... Working on putting a few other clips together, etc... Hope to have them posted soon! :-) Happy Flying Everyone!
  6. Hi Flying Monkey, Based on what you said, I would contact the person/company that filed for you and ask about the other docs? As I've been waiting since first of the year... I did see all my document information and the other 13 attachments/docs that go with it! I really hope to have it around summer possibly? (June/July) Good LUCK & Happy Waiting!
  7. Thanks Chris, Great to know! Hopefully insurance premiums will continue to go down as the technology matures and gets better! ;-)
  8. Thanks for the compliment! So far so good! No one has complained yet! In fact most people actually stop and ask me a bunch of questions, etc. And are generally very nice! One question I do get asked alot is, does the homeowner "own/or have rights" to the airspace directly above their house? I generally say the FAA has that jurisdiction??? What I do tell/remind them is that also the utility companies actually have what's called an "Aeriel Easement" that extends up to about 30-50ft for utility lines/poles etc in most backyards... (a close friend actually works for a Utility company here in Houston and he told me that) If your reading this thread Alan, could you possibly give us some more insight to that question? (do we actually own the airspace "directly" above our homes?) As I think a LOT of other users here would like to know that answer also... :-)
  9. Thanks, Silk Purse! Great Info! Yes, I am also currently speaking with other realtor's in the commercial arena! Another POTENTIAL client source is new apartment complexes! We have a TON of them over here and I am now starting to put together a demo reel to show the other rental communities that I am going to visit...
  10. Hi Greg, So Sorry for the late reply! Sure, I think it would be great to meet... Just let me know when you would be coming down to Houston! There are a few great places to fly here! I will email you my contact info!
  11. Hi Alan, could you possibly give us your thoughts on how the new features of the P4 such as collision avoidance, active track, etc. will affect commercial drone insurance rates & policies? It will be interesting to see where the insurance companies will react to this emerging technology? Or will rates actually go up, knowing people will certainly push & test the limits of this new technology and probably make a lot more "stupid decisions" when flying the P4 and are mistakenly thinking the technology will save or help them? I'm sure the technology will get even better over time? But I would hope that policy premiums would start to come down soon due to all the new "safety features" that will be emerging on all the popular UAV platforms now? As I'm pretty sure DJI just took the "Guidance" system technology from the Matrice 100 platform and scaled it down for the phantom 4? But that's a whole other conversation... Thanks again Alan for all of your help & insight within the drone community! Rob Buchanan
  12. Thanks for your input Alan! I will ask around and try out a few prices & ideas out and post my finding back on the forum... Thanks Again, Rob
  13. Hi Alan, Rob Buchanan here, I just wanted to say hello to you and all the other members out there and introduce myself! I must say Alan you have done a Fantastic job of putting all of this information together (website & forum) for us R/C flyers out there to use & enjoy! MANY Thanks to you! :-) I have been involved in the IT & video business for 15+ years. Been flying a few different multi-rotor drones (Syma, UDI, HubSan) since last year and recently got a Phantom 3 Pro back a few months ago. I just recently started mentioning my drone services to real estate investors & agents (prior clients) that primarily focus on homes & acreages starting at $500K and up. The response so far has been pretty well received... In early December I applied for my 333 exemption ( I have since received my docket # now just waiting for the final word) My new website is basically done and I am still tweaking & updating a few minor things here & there (need to add more images & custom footage, etc.) and working on creating a "portfolio" of custom footage and other video examples. I'm already planning to buy an Inspire 1 PRO system as business picks up... Back in October I became a member of UAVSA then in December I also joined AMA as I saw the benefits of each and thought it would be a good idea? I read in their literature that when you become a member of the AMA they will cover you with a $2.5 million dollar umbrella policy when you fly for recreational purposes (under their specified guidelines & safety rules) so I figured this way it basically keeps me covered while I practice honing my technical flying skills as I wait for my 333 exemption approval. I am also currently soliciting a few "retired" pilots that hangout at an airport near me to help with the actual PIC requirements of the current 333 exemption. All the footage I have shot so far has been strictly for "recreational purposes" and to practice my flying skills... ;-) Alan what are your thoughts on these two organizations? Do you think it's beneficial to join them and become a member? I am also currently looking for and researching commercial hull insurance. Question: Can I receive any kind of insurance discount by utilizing a 'Parachute system (MARS) or using a "tether" system? As for pricing and custom package creation? I'm still studying the overall market to get a better feel for what other aerial drone companies out there are offering, as I don't want to under or over value my services? I would guess it's a better idea to start a little on the high side with pricing, that way if you need to adjust then It's always easier to offer "lower pricing" than it is to have to raise your prices? Any thoughts? Question: Since the market that I am going after is primarily $500K and up homes & acreages I was recently thinking of creating a floating price scale? something along the lines of 1/2% to 1% of the listed selling price of the higher priced homes? Since each home/property is unique and needs to be presented in its own way. Or would it better to simply have a flat rate per job or hour? I am open to any comments or suggestions as I start on this new Aerial ADVENTURE! I'm still somewhat of a newbie and just keep flying as much as I can to gain experience and log all the flight hours I can & and practice flying safely for my future clients & customers... Thanks again Alan for all your Hard Work and Dedication to the drone community! Happy Flying Everyone! I welcome any comments or suggestions and am open to sharing any tips, thoughts or ideas to help us all become BETTER pilots... Rob Buchanan DroneWerks Media 281-384-5287 I couldn't resist Alan as you said to share any projects or current work were doing... Here are a couple of clips I recently made: Below are a few "test" sample clips I made while honing my flying skills...