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Hello all, Name here is Joe Cro, and I'm a avid Amateur radio operator (callsign N3IBX) and multicopter enthusiast. I'd like to converse with and meet other enthusiasts in my area. If you live nearby or want to email me my email address is: n3ibx@verizon.net. 

I'm relatively new to this hobby and am still in the learning how to fly safely and properly. I currently have a few quadcopters and very recently acquired a Syma X8C and have a few other smaller ones including FPV types. 

Hope to hear from you and best regards,

Joe

 

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Hello Alan, Many thanks for the nice welcome and please let me know if you ever have any radio related questions. Perhaps I can be of some help. 

 

I'm a 58 YO "newwbie" to this endeavor and will probably have a few questions every so often. Best regards and looking forward to chatting with you and others in the group.

 

Joe Cro

          

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On 3/7/2016 at 10:12 AM, n3ibx said:

Hello all, Name here is Joe Cro, and I'm a avid Amateur radio operator (callsign N3IBX) and multicopter enthusiast. I'd like to converse with and meet other enthusiasts in my area. If you live nearby or want to email me my email address is: n3ibx@verizon.net. 

I'm relatively new to this hobby and am still in the learning how to fly safely and properly. I currently have a few quadcopters and very recently acquired a Syma X8C and have a few other smaller ones including FPV types. 

Hope to hear from you and best regards,

Joe

 

Hi Joe,

I'm in Lebanon in Hunterdon Co, about 20 mi from you.  I fly a DJI P3A mostly for real estate work.  You can contact me directly at cmj@silkpurseproductions.com.

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Hello and nice to meet you, and many thanks for replying to my post.May I ask what your first name is? I knew there had to be more people besides myself in my area who shared enthusiasm about our hobby and you were the first to reply. I really appreciate it!

As for myself, I'm a 58 YO "big kid" of sorts, or at least I feel like one when I'm flying one of my toys. I'm happily married to a very understanding wife who is slowly becoming enthused over multirotor flying. I'm also retired and spend most of my free time with Amateur Radio talking to people all over the world and building antennas, repairing electronic equipment, etc etc. 

You mentioned you fly a DJI P3A. That's quite a fantastic craft and would imagine it would take great footage and pictures in your real estate work. What a great idea to actually have airel footage of a property for sale! I would think it would give your clients a definite edge in listing their property.

Thanks again for writing and if I can ever do anything for you please let me know. You're not that far away from me.

Very best regards,

Joe Cro

 

 

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Joe,

My name is Charles Joseph.  Silk Purse Productions is my real estate marketing business.  Here's a link to the portfolio I use to show clients the advantage of aerial photography: https://picasaweb.google.com/silkpursepro/AerialPortfolio?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMmPj-7Sw-P-fA&feat=directlink.  Most of the aerial shots were done with the Phantom 3, but the ocean front property was done with my earlier Phantom 2, which met it's end when it landed by itself in a swimming pool, actually the drone was OK, but the camera was toast - very soggy toast.  I'm looking at flying this weekend in a local park.  I want to work on waypoints.  I'd be happy to show you what the P3A can do. Let me know.

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Hello Charles, 

                      Thanks for sending me the link to "Silk Purse Productions". I was really impressed by the what I saw there and can see how an aerial film can greatly increase the curb appeal of a property; especially the ones within close proximity to a body of water. Both DJI Phantoms seem to do a real good job of supporting your camera for aerial  shots, among other things. 

I'd be happy to take you up on your kind offer to see your P3A in action sometime to see some of the things it can do. I have a few commitments this weekend, but may be able to meet you in a local park as you mentioned to see it in action. When the time draws closer  let me know. If you would prefer to call, my telephone number is: 215-493-1926. 

When you said "waypoints", did you mean having the P3A fly from point A to B, then from B to C, etc? That type of operation has always interested me since it gives a real practical use to drone operations. 

Looking forward to hearing from you and best regards,

Joe

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Hello Charles and Everyone, I hope life has been treating you well and that your Real Estate Photography business has been going well for you. I would think you may have a lot of new listings during the Summer in preparation for September when the school age children go back to school. Like I said, I hope business has been prosperous for you. 

The last post I made here has been back in March, 2016 when I was still very new to this hobby and still in the very beginnings of learning how to fly. Just to let you know I haven't lost interest, but rather am even more avid about UAV Piloting, etc than I was back in March. My interest and abilities are growing steadily. I try to practice outside every day I can and those days I can't I try to do a short practice or two indoors so I don;t get "rusty" - LOL!  I'm, much better than I was in March, but still have a long way to go. At least I'm having some fun, and that is what I think it is all about.I believe the better I become as a UAV Pilot, the more fun I'm able to have since I try to translate any newly found abilities into more things I can do with my UAV. I'm still in the learning orientation mode and will stick with it until I am better at it. Maybe it's taking me a longer time to learn than others, but at 58 YO you do what you can. 

I still fly all brushed motored crafts, but am just about ready to take on one of the larger brushless motored intermediate level type UAV's I dream about owning. I hope to take the plunge into a brushless machine sometime in the not too distant future. Since I consider this to be a "real" interest and not just a passing phase, I think it will be money well spent. Besides, the more money spent on something usually the more features it has. I can only imagine what it is like to have a real onboard GPS, etc to do photography and other things with. I think it would only enhance ones' abilities to fly and also to do some terrific Amateur Photography with. 

If you ever go to the Park you mentioned before, or are in the immediate vicinity, let me know and perhaps we can meet up some day in the not too distant future. I only know one other UAV enthusiast and he is a highschool age young lad who is still learning how to fly like myself. We share that as a common interest.

 

Very best regards,

                            Joe Cro

       

 

                

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@n3ibx Sorry for the late response.  Glad to hear from you.  Yes this is a busy time of year for me, & I'm loving it.  I can say for sure that 58 is not too old to get into this.  I can't even see 58 in the rear view mirror anymore.  I may do some park flying this weekend.  I took a job doing a video for some monster estate in Brielle, & I want to work on waypoints a bit.  I'll let you know.

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Hello Charles and good to hear from you! I'm glad things are busy for you. That means more drones and parts are coming in as well! Your assignment in Brielle sounds like a very interesting one with doing waypoints at a single estate. It must be monster sized like you said. Let me know if you'll be anywhere near me this coming weekend or any other so we could possibly meet up. A Park sounds ideal since we could both fly something. I could bring my Tarantula X6 or something big and sporty for you to give a try on and something for myself as well. 

 

I'm glad to hear that I'm not too old to get into this kind of thing, and please give me a call if and when you would like to get together. I have my number in a prior post, but here it is again (215-493-1926).

 

Very best regards,

                             Joe Cro

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