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  1. Let me first start with disclaimer... Everything wroted down is based on some internet browsing, rethinking of ideas and gut feeling and not carved in stone... So feel free to jump in at any time! 😀 After some looking arround and only a few discussion coupled with my "yoga pants" tight budget this is what I came up with: - I was looking at DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K camera and they are here in Serbia in used condition with one or two spare batteries around 550-600USD (I have found one with 3 second hand batteries and no gimbal and camera for 200USD and I'm waiting on seller offer for this config + gimble and 4K cam). Phantom 4 goes for as low as 700USD with some filters, bag, two batteries, signal enhancer (?!?)... Somehow my guts tell me that DJI P3P is way to go, though as said not carved in stone. With this config I would first, as Pink Floyd song says "Learning to fly"... So everything from inspection of craft, UP-DOWN untill perfect and then onwards.... Coupled with that I will make some videos, however poor they will be at start, and start "spreading the news"... My primary idea is to go with everything connected with aerial video that doesn't require material editing (or at least not too much). I would contact my city mayor (high school friend of mine - I think I have that in my advantage 😂 ) and let him know that we can somehow cooperate. The idea is also to make some "pro bono" videos while I'm "learning to fly" and give him as sign of good will... So to try to secure at least some jobs and cash flow out of wich I would save for FLIR camera. Also today I have discussed my drone idea with general manager of medium sized construction company (mainly connected with ground works and landfills) and he's also interested in this topic, he haven't failed to mention that Environmental company that he works as subcontractor for (and in past I worked for that company directly as regional operations manager) ask for drone usage in landfill measurement (construction while you can see them as buildings growing and out of this you can recalculate a lot of interesting factors in regards to LFL) and price for that is 2.000USD (this value is double the montly sallary I have) for one surveilance with appropriate report (probably raw material inserted in some software).... So the way I see it, I should start "small" and build from there keeping in mind that my goal is FLIR thermal imaging.... And if I reach i.e. 100-200USD per day in average of net income I would make this drone business as my primary while that would be in upper range of income here in Serbia! Well that's the idea... RAW material... there are a lot more details in my head, though even this what I wrote seems too much to "chew on" in one post... Feel free to jump in and give more ideas, feedback, oppinions, everything helps! Thanks!