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  6. Hey Everyone, 

     

    Just got our website started up after receiving our Exemption.  It's not finished yet, but the home page is there.  Check it out,  feel free to share pointers, it's my first time writing my own website.  Feel free to criticize, I need the feedback.  Thanks!

    PS:  It just went live last night so it's fairly hard to find unless you type the address in directly.  If your feeling generous, share my site and that will help me get listed higher.  Thanks Gents!

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    Brad

  7. PS. Not sure how distance is rated on these, Radius or diameter, horizontal or diagonal, and at maximum legal height or maximum capable height? I have taken my DJI out to about 2200ft at 400ft elevation. Which is about as far as I can see it (if i never let my eyes leave it). I never lost reception entirely but its pretty weak at that range and video starts to dropout. Not sure how much further I could go without losing it completely, but I think another 1000 feet would be out of the question. The sand dunes will be another good place to test this, Should be minimal interference and I can fly from a high point. Also should be easier to find, if the return-to-home decides to have a bad day...
  8. Ford... Of Course... Not even a question. Of course my wife drives a Chevy and I drive a Ram. SO what's that tell you? (Gonna need a dislike button if somebody replies: MY wife is smarter than me) Just Kidding. Anyway, this is a great question. I haven't looked into it much as I have been very happy with my DJI P3P. I love everything about it except that I can't change cameras. And the price to go to an Inspire is, well... Not inspiring. I love how the camera is part of the brainbox of the drone so it knows when I'm applying rudder and helps account for this (not a replacement for a smooth operator though, trust me, as my "smoothness" has a way to go but, I do like having full adjustment of input/output ratios for this reason). Not much experience with the Yuneec system so forgive me if I state something that both models have. We have a Yuneec Typhoon (not even sure which Model) at work. I'll ask to play with it so I can at least compare the two side by side. I kind of like having a tablet for a display. It allows me to choose my OS, and have a backup display (my phone) if for any reason the tablet acts up. Such as when its 100 degrees and my iPad overheats or when its -20 and my iPad Freezes. (Tip, don't use a cover in summer and stand in shade, use an insulating cover when its frigid out, preheating with handwarmers is good too). Not sure how reliable or delayed the Yuneec display is but I love having that 720p realtime streaming on my DJI. The different flight modes are also pretty neat. Can't say much for the follow-me mode though as it needs GPS on the tablet and mine does not have this... Point of view has some good applications and in comparison to manual flight of the same route and speed would challenge the abilities of most operators (or at least me). It has a waypoint feature, but I'm pretty sure you have to fly the route manually first. I haven't personally found this very useful. Being able to input waypoints on the tablet and then have the drone fly while you pay more attention to filming would be nice. (if there is a way to do this, please let me know). The batteries on the DJI seem to do pretty good in all temperatures. Like I said, I have flown in 100 degree weather with the sun beating down and it hasn't fallen out of the sky yet. I have also taken it to -20 degrees and as long as the batteries are kept warm (in my jacket or backpack with a handwarmer near them) prior to takeoff, the heat generated by the battery drain seems to keep it going for the full battery life (which also does not seem significantly affected by the cold) Not sure what Yuneec has for battery management, but I am happy with DJI in regards to this. The P3P also automatically updates the battery firmware when you plug it into drone. (assuming a new firmware has recently been installed on drone) I'm headed to the sand dunes at Glamis, CA next month and will let you know if the sand and heat causes my P3P to fall like Satan from a steeple of if she can fly with the angels! The sonar feature is nice for indoors but I wish it was accurate above 50feet. It would be nice to have some kind of laser that gives you elevation AGL info, any idea in Yuneec has this yet? The phantom does pretty good in wind IMHO. I flew in 20+MPH winds two weeks ago chasing a Polaris RZR and it obviously could not keep up with a headwind and does get blown around a bit, but by watching the video, you wouldn't even know I was battling wind, crazy how stable the DJI gimbal is! I'll probably be getting a second UAV soon so glad to hear some conversation about it. I am smart enough to know better than to start looking until I am ready to buy! I see cookie, eat cookie. I smell gas, burn gas. I see drone, buy drone. Time to start making some $$$ at this to support all my hobbies!! OOH What's that? Something shiny... Got to go
  9. SO here's something ya'll might like. I put it in Action sports because this video is of such, but the possibilities of a drone for VR are quite unlimited. Check it out.
  10. Now here is something that would be awesome for the action sport videography industry. I could just see a motocross track with 3 of these following each rider. It's gonna need some serious collision avoidance technology but, I think it's close. Can't wait!!
  11. Combine this technology with infrared cameras, and a microphone (that can listen for pleas for HELP of course) and some flashing red and blue lights... We have a far safer and less expensive form of search and rescue. Guys like me really need this when we go have more fun than fuel in the backcountry. HAHAH
  12. Here's a little family video that I thought the UAV community will enjoy
  13. Well come on out to Colorado and see Rocky Mountain Rentals. You can have almost this much fun!!! And yes, in case anyone wonders... I did this for free for a close friend. Still waiting on the FAA!!
  14. Luis, I can appreciate your extreme stubbornness, though I'll tell you, I have zero respect for it. When I simply wanted some official confirmation of an opinion that you and I both share... I agree you are far older and officially better qualified than I. Unfortunately you still seem to not be able to read what I have written. Adrenaline Aerial is Section 333 pending and I operate my UAV as a hobbyist in the meantime. You are right, the FAA does not mail a registration card. They give you a .pdf version of a card that you print, fold in half and laminate as a card... as I have done. (It even prints with a dashed line to neatly fold in half) Conveniently... its the exact same size as a my pilots license. If you see below. You will notice "above ground level" is mentioned nowhere. Nor in the screenshot I sent earlier. All I have asked of you is to reference AGL in something other than your fair opinion based on experience. Now Luis, I've beaten this horse to death with you. I've made it through most of my life avoiding arguments with people too stubborn to care whether they are right or wrong. I will leave this conversation now and let any readers decide for themselves. If you can reference AGL anywhere, I'd love to see it. I operate by the book... when the book is open for interpretation, it concerns me. My concern is that my UAS keeps a record of my flights. It has many records showing elevations of 1500 feet plus above operator level. I believe these flights are legal because the UAS itself was never more than 200 feet AGL. But its hard to prove if one were to review my flight records and not pinpoint my UAS location at each elevation and compare to ground levels at each GPS coordinate. Enjoy your Margarita Luis. PS. Since your a commerical pilot, you would have the latest FAR/AIMS book. I'm sorry but mine is quite old. Could you do me a huge favor and just quickly just look up the regulation number that specifies 400feet AGL is maximum elevation for UAV's and send it to me. I'd like to have it for my log book. A bit paranoid about these $10,000 fines I keep hearing about ya know.
  15. Ok... fine sir. As I have an opinion that agrees with yours, I can assure you I am looking for more than agreement on this matter. You have still entirely missed the purpose and apparently neglected to carefully read my questions. So I will try to write this out in crayon... First of all the FAA has not provided actual regulations as of today, to my knowledge... I am sure you know this, since you must be either a licensed pilot of some kind or operating a UAs commercially. Surely you are not a hobbyist as you were not aware of mandatory FAA registration of hobbyist UAS which is punishable by significant fine for not complying within about 5 days... The FAA has provided guidelines that they "strongly encourage" all hobbyists to comply with. I have not found a credible source, other than yourself, of course, who can provide specifics on whether the 400 foot rule refers to above operator level or above ground level. I understand enough about aviation regulations and the airspace that manned aircraft are allowed to operate in, to "assume" that this "strong recommendation" refers to AGL. I was hoping that a credible source could be cited to clarify this as I have searched and have not found anything that specifies AGL or ASL or AOL ( above operator level) or any other elevation nomenclature. Since most areas of the country are above 400 ASL... I think we can all pretty much rule that out. I am hoping you can be mature about this conversation and stop with your responses founded upon little more than your imagination, and perhaps do a little research prior to spouting off at me on a community forum. And on that note. If you would like to contact the site administrator, I am sure Alan can help to advise you in a similar manner, and maybe help to answer a simple question. Also, I don't recall refferring to you by any names. I used the word troll as a verb... if that was even what you are referring to. Now, I can tell that a quick online search is more than you are willing to do here, so I have provided a bit of assistance. Please see me screenshots of the FAA website that should clarify any confusion about my question you still have. You have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy yourself now. Perhaps a Bloody Mary would relax you a bit.. just my 2cents.
  16. The card you receive from FAA when you register your drone as a hobbyist. I asked specifically for direct info on what the 400 foot specification is. Nobody provided it and the FAA does NOT specify AGL to my knowledge. If they do, please link to it as that is all I really asked in the first place. Second, I am asking this to avoid any potential for shared airspace. Hence the conversation about it. It is the burden of UAV operators to avoid manned aircraft airspace which is exactly why I found it odd that I cannot find AGL specified, because I, as a licensed private pilot immediately understood the potential mistake if an operator were to only go off of their UAV altitude (shown on controller) and not be aware of AGL. So please provide a link to your AGL reference or go troll elsewhere.
  17. Well I won't lie. Not a huge amount of drone footge in tgis one, but there are some UFO's.... Enjoy.
  18. All good comments, so to play devils advocate again... We are all educated about these terms and the general idea of why the recommendation is in place, what about the novice with his fresh FAA registration card. What happens when he drives to the top of Pikes Peak at 14,xxx Feet above sea level, takes flight with the drone, flies up 400 feet above his head and what his controller is limited at, thinking none the wiser flies 2000 feet away for a nice shot. He is now many thousand feet above the ground but because no regulations specifies above ground level, he should be perfectly legal??? No? Yet, a tourist scenic view helicopter is definitely in potential jeopardy. All I am getting at, I think it's very odd for the FAA of all groups to not be specific with this. Thanks for the replies though. Good dialogue will improve the future of this hobby. Brad
  19. Hey all, This is Brad Spinuzzi with Adrenaline Aerial Imaging Inc. I am president and chief Pilot-In-Command for Adrenaline Aerial Imaging Inc. We primarily do construction, real estate, and industrial photography but, my passion is action and adventure sports of all kinds. I'll film that for fun any day, all day!! I am learning the "artistic" side of photography and working hard to improve my cinematography, piloting, filming, editing etc. My main experience thus far has been cold-weather, back-country filming, high altitude, commercial construction projects, etc. Always looking to learn from anyone willing to pass along some info and of course return the favor. I look forward to meeting you guys. I am very friendly, have a good (but sometimes ornery sense of humor) and willing to work with/for almost anyone. If you're ever in my neighborhood, shoot me an e-mail or give me a call. I'd love to go fly, film, learn, teach, partner, contract, sub-contract, etc. Now enjoy our flagship video, a little film of what I do in my spare time and where my heart is when it isn't raising my "herd" of children. Thanks for checking us out. Sincerely and Respectfully, Brad
  20. So my fellow dronies, I pose this question hoping for a good reference to a real answer.. The 400 foot maximum UAS flight elevation "strongly recommended" by the FAA, is that 400 feet above the operator, or 400 feet above the ground or in aviation terminology 400 feet AGL? My hobbyist registration lists 400 feet. It does not specify. Most FAA regulations would refer to above ground level or AGL. For example I can fly a real manned airplane as low as 500 feet AGL and be legal. However the UAV recommendations are suspiciously vague for a government agency that seems to like specifics. I ask because my state of Colorado, this can be a huge difference within 500 to 1000 feet horizontal distance. If you check out some of my links you can see my examples. When filming a snowmoile hillclimb, I was standing at the base of the climb. The hill climb ends at about 1500 feet above my operator level but the drone itself was never more than 150 feet above the ground or so... Was I in violation of the FAA reccomendations? So to play Devils advocate, I know that I would have been pefectly legal if I had climbed the hill on snowmobile first and then taken off from the top of the mountain. I could actually legally fly 400 feet above my takeoff level and would be some 250 feet higher, perfectly legal, than when I flew to 1500 feet from the base of the hill, and I would have been a greater danger to any aircraft attempting to cross the pass and being at the edge of their low operating level... So I think you all know what my opinion is at this point. What say ya'll?
  21. A short clip of some snowmobile wheelie action. Check us out on instagram. @adrenalineaerial. Enjoy.
  22. Hey all, I shot this video over New Years with my DJI Phantom 3 Pro and a couple GO Pros, a session and a hero4. Hope you guys check it and and get some entertainment. Enjoy, Like, Subscribe. THANKS. Not sure how much more snowmobiling video I'll get this year but, the dirtbikes will be rolling out next month!! Its 70 degrees in Colorado in the middle of February!