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  1. First of all thanks for such a great resource for drone pilots! My name is Dean and I'm just getting into flying a drone with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro I recently acquired from a photographer friend. It came with six batteries, multi charger, extra props etc. all for $250. Pretty sweet deal. Anyway, I'm currently studying to get my part 107 certification which is going quite well. I have been interested in airplanes from an early age and I've built and flown RC gliders. I also have a good understanding of aircraft and flight physics which helps. I plan on taking a cert test before fall. I plan on starting a small business to offer drone services called Skylight Drone Services LLC. I already own a small automotive service shop so I know the ropes of running a business. I live in Pinehurst NC and I'm sure I can find clients in several fields in the area. Looking forward to becoming part of the community here and sharing my work experiences.
  2. As many of you know, I have a drone startup. Like a lot of people I started building and selling drones out of my garage. It then morphed into a service provider, then when the Military banned DJI people started asking us to sell our drones. So its gone full circle. It takes a lot of money to manufacture anything, some of the people who were asking us to build drones made some sizable investments, but not enough yet to scale where we need to be. Not all investments (or Investors) work out and you can lose friendships. With startups your always a day away from making it or a day away from being out of business, just depends on the day. One of the companies interested in investing came to me and asked if we could deliver a system in a week for a demo in India and Singapore. Yes we can, no I won't. The probability that anyone who has never flown a drone could pull off a successful demo on such short notice is unlikely. So we compromised and I edited together a demo reel showing the different drones and missions we've done recently. Some of you have probably seen some of this, I didn't have the time to start from scratch. Not only do I tend to be a bit tongue and cheek about the advice I give but also on my own projects as well. If you can't laugh at yourself.... So I'm curious if if you think maybe this might be a little in bad taste?
  3. Hi All, If you’re starting a new drone service business, or looking to identify your niche/market it, this free webinar on Tuesday is for you. http://resources.dronedeploy.com/building-new-drone-service-business
  4. Hi everyone. I am an avid RC enthusiast (since 2010) and somewhat close to retirement from the military. I am looking to start an aerial video service as a side job and very excited for the prospects... Looking for any information right now on 107 certification and drone business tips/information. My goal is to provide a one stop shop for aerial video services focusing on: - Real Estate - Special occasions (weddings/parties) - Land surveying - 3D mapping - Commercial aerial videography I appreciate this forum and any feedback on tools/tips/trends/etc. Many thanks Jason Taylor