I know losing a drone sucks big time. I thought I lost mine in a river doing some practice flights around a bridge. After crashing I searched for like 45 min through a bunch of riverbed marsh. I gave up and started heading home. I was trying to think of what I would tell and show people and...
If I remember correctly, I got that number from the Part 107 training. I thought 2000 was a crazy distance and that's why it stuck out. Someone mentioned that's for manned aircraft which makes more sense.
Wow, living out in the country and should have no barriers to flying. Have you tried inviting the guy to watch you fly and see what it's like? He may be all paranoid thinking that you're able to spy on his family. if he sees what you can, he may relax a bit and not be so freaked out about it.
I am not knowledgeable about microwaves and how they interfere with operating a drone but this drone looks like it casually crashed into the trees. If anything, I would have expected it to drop like a rock, not oops, trees! look out.
I've entertained the idea of expanding to 3D Mapping services but the software is so **** expensive to subscribe to. I've looked at Drone Deploy and I think it's over $800 a month. So if I end up going that way, the fees will have to be above and beyond that for the service.
It all boils down to pilot responsibility. Flying under Part 107 you know what the rules and requirements are. It's your choice to abide or not, getting waivers or not, etc etc. Is it worth the risk that may be involved? FLY RESPONSIBLY!
With respect to pedestrians, I believe the correct...