Recent content by GeneM

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    What am I doing wrong with my drone for Shutterstock?

    I can share a few of my experiences with aerial stock footage sales on stock sites. Among the stock sites, Shutterstock, Pond5, Getty, Adobe Stock, and Videoblocks (which recently changed to a partner program), I have had the most success with Pond5. Getty would be second for sales. I submit...
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    Sunset Bomb

    Sunrise shots have proved more reliable for me for good blue light shots. Good sunrise/sunset shots are best after there has been a little weather in the area. For the most control over the image shoot raw in full manual, bracket your images so you have a range of light to dark, and most...
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    Found a drone

    Kudos to Skipperdan for doing the right thing and making the effort to find the owner. It restores a little of my faith in humanity to know honest people are still out there. On a related note, I have experienced a loss myself. It seems I have lost several $100 bills last week. I have attached...
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    New DJI product coming May 15th

    This makes perfect sense. DJI HAD to create the Osmo Sport. They add the camera to a warehouse full of old Phantom 2s gathering dust and BOOM... the new Phantom 5! Brilliant. Can’t wait for DJI to go after another untapped market with their OSMO Tablet. I do like the idea of an ROV though...
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    The most ignorant thing one can do while flying a drone

    I think we are getting off topic. I think we are talking about drunk pedestrians crossing the street BVLOS. It is really simple. Pedestrian or UAS. Be responsible, follow the rules (KNOW THE RULES!), and make good decisions. Like them or not, there aren’t a lot of grey areas with the laws...
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    Three Q's about Drone Deploy....

    I have found DroneDeploy to be the most cost effective solution for creating large area maps and 3D models. I have mapped areas as large as 1200 acres in a day. My clients (oil & gas and heavy industry) usually use the ortho map outputs for documentation, and we use the 3D outputs to combine...
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    So this guy is giving me a bad name all over the the internet...

    Yes I am. I would NEVER pay more than $200 for props... ;)
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    So this guy is giving me a bad name all over the the internet...

    Sorry for your troubles, but ignore the trolls and go on with your day. There will always be someone out there that wants to complain about something. They say if you give a million monkeys, a million typewriters, that you will eventually get the works of Shakespeare. The internet has proven...
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    flying with birds

    My post was an attempt at humor. No drones are harmed during my meal times. I wouldn’t fly my drones on frivolous things like food delivery. They are normally too busy taking my dogs on pre-programmed waypoint flightplan walks. I just attach their leash to the landing skids and....
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    flying with birds

    This is the best way I’ve found to fly over birds. (Sadly I lost this aircraft on the return mashed potato flight)
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    Drone in Sinkhole

    The only issue you should have is the loss of signal when the drone leaves your immediate line of site. The signals will bounce though, so aim your antennas at the opposite side of the sinkhole. They will bounce off the rock and give you a bit more range. Your control signal should be lost long...
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    Drone Operator Stupidity

    I agree with MPG- we should put guns on our drones. (Granted, I just skimmed his post and didn’t completely read it.) Welcome to the forums MPG. You can’t legislate stupid, but unfortunately, reactive legislation often trends in the stupid direction. I almost miss the days- 10 years ago-...
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    Phantom 4 Pro $490??

    I think someone posted an image of the warehouse for those “deal” websites. They only take cash though. Luckily I know of an ATM close by. If you will send me $50, I can help keep you from being scammed on the internet.
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    Hawk Attack While Flying My P4P

    Raptors are very curious and amazing flyers. There was a recent nature show with film of Peregrine falcons in California protecting their nests from flying pelicans. They dove down on the pelicans and pulled their heads back to upset their flight aerodynamics and making the pelicans fall out of...
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    New to Drones: Programmable Flight Paths

    Sorry about that. I misunderstood your post. With autopilots like AutoFlightLogics Autopilot or Litchi, you can program in altitudes and camera angles for your waypoints so you can have as complete control as is possible. Keep in mind though that if you fly your route and record your waypoints...