James O'Neill

James O'Neill Starting Challenge Question

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OK, the biggest challenge I face is learning the “rash” of technology necessary to pursue the business model.  The business model is similar to many, i.e. start with photog/videography and as I gain knowledge and flight time get into mapping, 3D modeling, inspections and then, maybe something with FPV racing.

THEN…it’s the rest of the issues as mentioned by others. I am fortunate that my gfriend owns a photography studio vested in Williamsburg VA for 25 years with lots of contacts, email list, and studio back office infrastructure (billing, Photoshop artiste, i.e.) to get me going.

I was at my Tidewater Virginia Area UAS UAV Club meeting yesterday and there was much talk on regulations versus recommendations and AMA position.  I didn’t have a notebook, but apparently the club has been asked to perform a static and perhaps formation flying of drones. The FAA drone-responsible representative in Richmond wants drones. One of our member’s works at a defense related unmanned vehicle company has direct contact with him for work and says he’s sympathetic to our cause. When I know more I’ll pass on the info. I’ve volunteered to help.

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Thanks for introducing yourself, @James O'Neill! Happy to have you in

9 hours ago, James O'Neill said:

the biggest challenge I face is learning the “rash” of technology necessary to pursue the business model.

Where can we help you with this? It's not something I was planning to cover in-depth in this course, but happy to help where I can.

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