Tag Archive: Drone Diva Desi

Rust Bucket

rust bucket old car

Made a 3D model of this rust bucket found in the California desert.

Happen to have the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone with me while traveling to Havasu Landing. Use the DJI Go 4 app and set the photos to every 2 seconds. Only did 2 orbits. Processed this with Pix4D, but also running the process through DroneDeploy and Rality Capture to do a comparison. 63 images

Also my first time adding background image and sound to Sketchfab.

Not sure what kind of car it “was”. ūüôā

Adding this to our Drone Diva Desi and Kens Krusades adventures.

Check out the sketchfab model 

 

Abandoned Dumpy House

Abandoned Dumpy House

Out riding the motorcycles and came across this abandoned dumpy house.

Didn’t go inside, but did throw the drone in the air to see about getting a quick map of the property. Mapped it with DroneDeploy and processed it in Pix4D. Then exported the .fbx file to Sketchfab.

There is room for improvement, but it was done spur of the moment with the Mavic Pro.¬† This is not my recommended choice drone for mapping, but I had it with me and didn’t want to miss the opportunity.

Check out the Sketchfab model.

 

Daylight Waiver performance based standards

Daylight Waiver

5 performance bases standards need to be addressed when applying for daylight waiver.    The article in Women and Drones provides helpful tips on these standards.

  1.  Method for remote pilot to maintain visual line of sight during darkness.
  2.  Provide method for remote pilot to see and avoid other aircraft, people on the ground, and avoid ground bases structures and objects during darkness
  3.  Provide a method remote pilot will be able to continuously know and determine position, altitude, attitude, and movement of their small unmanned aircraft.
  4. Provide a method to assure all required persons participating in the small unmanned aircraft operation have knowledge to recognize and overcome visual illusions caused by darkness, and understand physiological conditions which may degrade night vision.
  5. Provide a method to increase conspicuity of the small unmanned aircraft to be seen at a distance of at least 3 statute miles unless a system is in place that can avoid all non-participating aircraft.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Drones – Understanding the New Airport UAS Facility Maps

New Airport UAS Facility Maps provide useful information for commercial UAS pilots.  

The FAA held a seminar to discuss the newly released Airport UAS Facility Maps.  The seminar was presented by UAS leader, Jeff Riolo.  Jeff Riolo is with Empower UAV.   He is very knowledgeable in current FAA information, rules and regulations.   These maps provide valuable information for a commercial UAS pilot.  Maximum altitudes,  Airport Date and Temporary Flight Restrictions and much more..

There are various ways to get to the Airport UAS Facility Maps … this link works best. ¬†This link will allow¬†the full use of the information available.

 

Airport UAS Facility Map

Airport UAS Facility Map

The maps are used to provide information regarding maximum altitude, airport data and temporary flight restrictions.   They are an aid used by FAA Part 107 processors to help with the airspace authorization process.  The FAA released the first of several facility maps April 27, 2017.  Additional maps will be published every 56 days through the end of the year.  If you would like to see the chart of release dates. 56-day aeronautical chart production schedule.

Even though the maps show the areas and altitudes near airports, commercial drone pilots will still need to file for an authorization through the FAA portal.¬† ¬†These maps will help with authorization process.¬† They are to be used for planning and information only. (more…)