Jon Hovey

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  1. KEEP YOUR DRONE AWAY FROM WILDFIRES There are lots of great places to fly your drones, but over or near a wildfire isn’t one of them. In fact, drone operators who interfere with wildfire suppression efforts are subject to civil penalties of up to $27,500 and possible criminal prosecution. Here’s why it’s important: Aerial firefighting aircraft, such as airtankers and helicopters, fly at very low altitudes, just a couple hundred feet above the ground and in the same airspace as hobby and recreational drones. This creates the potential for a mid-air collision th
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  3. Lots happening w/ 107 - here's this AM's article from the WSJ regarding it: http://www.wsj.com/article_email/government-issues-rules-on-commercial-drones-1466527150-lMyQjAxMTI2NzIwMjcyMjI1Wj
  4. And away we go! https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=20515
  5. Just pulled this from WSJ this AM - this is going to be an interesting topic - please let me know if the link is not goo. Thank you! http://www.wsj.com/articles/should-you-be-allowed-to-prevent-drones-from-flying-over-your-property-1463968981
  6. Here's the latest from WSJ re. new FAA legislation: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan FAA Bill Without Air-Traffic Control Privatization Legislation aims to beef up airport security and promote widespread use of commercial drones http://on.wsj.com/1SYg7GO
  7. Just pulled this off WSJ a few minutes ago - looks interesting! http://on.wsj.com/23d2jmu
  8. Here's a friendly suggestion to all the new FPV operators...I have a 4k as well and wished someone had suggested this to me...if you are new to this hobby and not sure what to do first do this: TAKE OFF THE CAMERA and PACK it AWAY. There is way too much going on when you first get started...you don't need the FPV distraction...there is a very good reason that the higher end UAV's come with two controllers - one is to fly, the other is to operate the camera. LEARN to fly FIRST...then worry about the camera...My last youtube video has some great shots...it ends with me crashing into a tree...wh
  9. Only going by the posted dates of others and the confirmation date from the FAA, I have seen from 5-6 months...not sure if that is changing however that is what they currently show. Hopefully this shortens. Congrats by the way!! Please keep us updated on the progress!.
  10. Great article - very informative - I'm in the beginning stages of this now - doing this on my own - wil probably be at least a month before I can file it. Thank you for sharing!
  11. I have but am not really set up to create a video if this project. However, I do see a definite need for it - a quick youtube search will show that - not much out there at all - none that is has any detailed information, at least that I found. Here's what I can report so far: I cracked it up bad enough to justify replacing the entire frame - found a replacement for around $60 on either ebay or Amazon. They come with all necessary screws (a kit) for re-assembly. If your a novice like me, ensure you establish a work place that is out of the way and will not be disturbed. There are a lo
  12. What happened is that I got too close to a tree - about 15 feet above a garage roof, providing for another 15 foot roll down a 5/12 pitch roof and another 11 foot drop from the roof edge to the frozen ground. Landing on the front left corner, breaking the frame and 'cushioned' by the CGO3 camera/gimble (not good at all). I have ordered and received (replace last evening) a new CGO3 camera housing kit from carolinzdronz.com - those guys rock. And also a replacement frame for the drone (should arrive today). I have watched a couple of youtube (my saving grace between this web site and youtube)
  13. Thanks Alan - I see where this goes - I think the last time I soldered was in 5th grade...:)
  14. Hello PG - glad I found this as I crashed my Yuneek 4k last weekend - do you work on these as well? I'll email you - let me know. Thank you for posting this!!
  15. Thank you! I've seen you work - very impressive - do you have a preference? Can I ask which one you use?