Recent content by Dagon

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    Seeking Drone for Stage Performance

    Thanks, Richard. This might be a good option.
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    Seeking Drone for Stage Performance

    The drone is part of the performance. The dancers react to the arrival of the drone as part of their choreography. It does not even need a camera. They just need something that maintains its altitude without a lot of joystick wrestling and looks more "drone-like" than the flying box that they...
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    Seeking Drone for Stage Performance

    It is entirely indoors, which is why I want to make sure I have something that has good vertical stability (e.g. ultrasonic ground sensors or a good inirtial positioning) so that it will be easy for them to maintain a steady position above the stage.
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    Seeking Drone for Stage Performance

    Good points, Gingerbloke. I was considering something like this Hero ducted fan foam airframe, which seems like it would be fairly safe. Also comes with flashy LED display. I just don't know how stable it would be for indoor flight...
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    Seeking Drone for Stage Performance

    Hi, I have been asked to consult for a modern dance performance in which a UAV makes a brief appearance. I have seen the performance and the drone they are currently using is very unimpressive. It is a small black plastic brick with ducted propellers that has zero stage presence. I'm a P4Pro...
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    Part 107 certificate automatically sent by mail?

    The two books I mentioned have tons of questions/answers, some of which were on the test I took. The asa book gives you 5 online tests that do a pretty good job of simulating the real thing.
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    Part 107 certificate automatically sent by mail?

    I wasted $100 on the DroneStart online course. It was more frustrating than useful and more or less skipped some of the most important things, like reading airspace on sectional charts and decoding TAF and METAR weather reports. I really like the free Remote Pilot 101 videos, which makes me wish...
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    Part 107 certificate automatically sent by mail?

    I passed the Part 107 exam with a 92% (woo hoo!) and registered with FAA - IACRA. I printed out my temporary certificate but I don't recall seeing any information about how I get the actual permanent wallet card. Do they mail it to you automatically or do you have to specifically request it...
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    DJI GO 4 waypoints: how to orient camera to route?

    The video tutorials I have found for waypoint mode are for GO, rather than GO4. In these tutorials, after you have finished recording your final waypoint you see a pop-up menu that lets you choose between camera-forward (can't remember exact wording) and route following. When I create a...
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    *** Posting About Your 107 Results? POST IT HERE!

    I took it yesterday and passed with a 92% score in about 45 minutes. My main study resources were two books: ASA's Test Prep 2018, and the Gleim Remote Pilot FAA Knowledge Test Prep, along with the free online practice tests that come with them. I wasted $100 on the Drone Start online course...
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    Is the published supplement the same one use in the Part 107 Exam?

    I bought the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot and Private Pilot that's published by the FAA. Is this the same supplement that is used for reference in the actual Part 107 Knowledge Test? Exact same sectional charts?
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    A couple of specific question regarding Part 107 testing

    Thanks, Barefoot. Great info in the link, too.
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    A couple of specific question regarding Part 107 testing

    1) In practice tests I have come across questions where you are required to look at a sectional chart and determine the position of a manned aircraft based on the pilot's approach announcement. Sometimes these are based on the aircraft's downwind position relative to the airport. Is there a...