Ryan S

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  1. @Orangutan39 I'm in a similar purchasing predicament as you. I have a small Hubsan x4 that I've played around with and am probably going to use for some training, but I'm also considering making my first 'big boy' purchase in the UAV/UAS world. Like you, I've looked around a bit and have my eye on the DJI Phantom line as it looks pretty solid and is also in my price range for this purchase. 

    The other two that I'm considering are the Yuneec Q500 4K and the 3DR Solo, but it really just comes down to exactly what I want to spend and what I'm looking to get out of it. I'm hoping to look around the forum some more and see everyone else's thoughts on the matter.

    As I originally hail from Florida, I'm very familiar with Embry-Riddle -- great school for aeronautics. It's great to have you on here and I look forward to discussing more with you on here!

    Ryan

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  2. @Air One I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro for video editing, but if you want a pretty powerful and free video editing tool for Windows, I'd recommend Lightworks.

    They also have an entire tutorial suite on their website that can help you out and a free beginning seminar that you can schedule: http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=162&Itemid=246&start=v12_5

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  3. @Jack Telford It's certainly a pretty site from an aesthetic point and the Flipside feature is a great use of javascript -- great job on that element.

    I've built similar sites before and I think one thing you might run into is that you've got a beautiful site with a pretty neat feature element in the Flipside, but the UI design doesn't make it necessarily easier to consume the content and it doesn't hook me into staying on the page. That's my feelings for the desktop version, but when you take the responsive smartphone and tablet versions, it's a much more pleasing reading experience for the user.

    You might also want to consider how social media views your site and pages. Right now, if I want to share an individual article of your page, it's hard to do correctly, and the lack of social media metatags in the article leaves websites like Facebook confused about what elements to display for a picture. I think this can be remedied and I hope it's something you look into, but I'd love to be able to share articles from the site. If you need help brainstorming on this, just reach out -- I'd love to help.

    You've clearly not just slapped this together in a second and have put some real thought into it and I think you've got something promising going on with the site. Please, keep us updated on how things go. I love that you're thinking outside of the box with your site design. 

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  4. Hello to all of you UAV fans -- my name is Ryan. Fortunately for me, Alan and UAV Coach have decided to let me join in on the fun here with the UAV Coach social media accounts. Over the upcoming weeks, I'm going to be sharing articles, videos and content related to UAVs and drones over on the Facebook page. I know we've got a wide variety of levels when it comes to pilots on here from amateurs to veterans, so I'm looking forward to having some discussions with you about the way the industry is moving and checking out some sweet tech in the process.

    So, if you're not already a fan of the page, please, head on over and give it a like so that you can keep up with my antics. I've got some fun things planned for the upcoming months and I hope you'll join me in them. I'm pretty available -- just send me a message if you ever have a question or need my help!

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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