Meet “Goldie”. My newest UAV member.
Phantom 3 pro, 4k camera, 12.2 mega pixels, Live HD view, awesome camera control. Arr….Arr… Arr. Flies like a dream (now that Jon Kilbourne got me programmed) Can’t wait to fly!
Great news, AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) is offering a discount for new memberships. AMA is highly recommended for anyone wanting to fly a UAV. There are many resources through them and they will keep you up to date and informed on anything new in the industry.
Flying the UAV over the Santa Rosa Plateau on a beautiful day!
The Typhoon is coming!
Just ordered the Q500 Typhoon plus today. Should be in next week. This UAV has triple axis gimbal also, 1080p HD camera, and sound! I will be counting down the days.
FAA is now allowing people to file for exemption to fly a UAV (Drone) for commercial purposes (through April 24 2015). I am excited for the new possibilities. To not be able to use a Drone for commercial purposes is ridiculous and is one of my biggest frustrations. Our country is about “free enterprise”. Someone can film or take photos from a camera, but you put it on a drone and now you can’t sell it in any way. Maybe I would feel better if someone could show me where on the FAA web site that it tells the reasoning for this? Yes… we need to fly responsibly, but to not be able to make a profit from the photos taken is ridiculous! Not even from monetizing them on Youtube. This is an article on the AMA web site regarding a company that was contacted by the FAA for monetizing their video on Youtube. http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2015/03/27/wiley-rein-faa-grounding-commercial-uas-on-websites-youtube/#comment-1652 (more…)
Learned something new. I’m sure many people already know this, but I didn’t. I put the prop guards on the phantom and new screws that came with them didn’t have “blue lock tight” so they rattled out and the guard fell off. Lucky no damage done.