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We’re Drone U, a group of guys who have turned their passion for flight into a profitable business. We love hearing from our fans, and we love helping by answering their questions. That’s why we started the Ask Drone U podcast in 2015. Since then, we are one of the largest, most popular DAILY drone podcasts out there. Each episode features an actual question submitted from someone just like you! We wish we could answer everyone’s question(s), but we’ll do our best to get through as many of them as we can. So plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about everything drone: FAA, insurance, business strategies, videography, drone tips, flight techniques, drone tricks, expert advice, cameras, gimbals, and so much more. #askdroneu

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We’re Drone U, a group of guys who have turned their passion for flight into a profitable business. We love hearing from our fans, and we love helping by answering their questions. That’s why we started the Ask Drone U podcast in 2015. Since then, we are one of the largest, most popular DAILY drone podcasts out there. Each episode features an actual question submitted from someone just like you! We wish we could answer everyone’s question(s), but we’ll do our best to get through as many of them as we can. So plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about everything drone: FAA, insurance, business strategies, videography, drone tips, flight techniques, drone tricks, expert advice, cameras, gimbals, and so much more. #askdroneu

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By Droney McDroneyFace - Sep 30 2019
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I love this podcast. I always learn something and love the mix of the 2 personalities.

Educational & Inspiring

By ZayRose - Sep 04 2019
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Very inspiring to hear these gentlemen speak. It’s always relatable topics and content and that’s what truly keeps me engaged with this podcast and YouTube channel. I love hearing other people ask questions that sometimes I think also. This is a perfect place to get knowledge about the drone industry. Love the show! 🤙🏾🤙🏾

iTunes Ratings

315 Ratings
Average Ratings
253
29
13
11
9

Chief chief

By Droney McDroneyFace - Sep 30 2019
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I love this podcast. I always learn something and love the mix of the 2 personalities.

Educational & Inspiring

By ZayRose - Sep 04 2019
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Very inspiring to hear these gentlemen speak. It’s always relatable topics and content and that’s what truly keeps me engaged with this podcast and YouTube channel. I love hearing other people ask questions that sometimes I think also. This is a perfect place to get knowledge about the drone industry. Love the show! 🤙🏾🤙🏾

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We’re Drone U, a group of guys who have turned their passion for flight into a profitable business. We love hearing from our fans, and we love helping by answering their questions. That’s why we started the Ask Drone U podcast in 2015. Since then, we are one of the largest, most popular DAILY drone podcasts out there. Each episode features an actual question submitted from someone just like you! We wish we could answer everyone’s question(s), but we’ll do our best to get through as many of them as we can. So plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about everything drone: FAA, insurance, business strategies, videography, drone tips, flight techniques, drone tricks, expert advice, cameras, gimbals, and so much more. #askdroneu

ADU 0975: How to Start a Drone Business | Marketing and Pricing Strategies

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Effective Marketing and Pricing Strategies for a Drone Business
Today's question is about how to start a drone business. What marketing and pricing strategies should drone pilots adopt in the initial stages of their business?

Our caller, Ian, is an ambitious 15-year old who is planning on getting his drone pilot license next year. Ian is worried that clients will not take him seriously because of his age. Should Ian under-price his services to build up his client base? What other strategies can he employ to gain traction early on in his business?

To answer Ian's questions, we first talk about marketing. Marketing is core to the success of a business - and especially for a new business with zero visibility. We share how building a strategic marketing funnel can help Ian find and retain customers for his drone business. Folks like Ian who are thinking of starting a drone business (or have recently started one) will find our Drone Business Course particularly useful.

Apart from marketing, we also highlight the importance of continuous learning. For a fast-evolving niche like drone technology, it is imperative to stay attuned with the latest technologies which might become mainstream in the future.

Thanks for the great question, Ian. Fly Safe!

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If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

Today's question is about how to start a drone business
How to create a drone demo reel
Can a website help your market your drone business?
Pricing strategies for drone pilots
Can building a marketing funnel help aspiring entrepreneurs like Ian?
Drone U's Business course is a good starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs like Ian
How can you gain traction in the initial stages of your business?
Is it easy to set up an LLC for your drone business?
Continuous learning is the key to finding success in business

May 03 2019

18mins

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BONUS: Drone News – Autel Evo 2 in 2020, Drone Pilot Fined $20,000 For Reckless Flying in Las Vegas, DJI Black Friday Deals

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Autel Robotics to Launch New Autel Evo 2 in 2020, Drone Pilot Fined $20,000 for Careless Flight, DJI Black Friday Deals, SQUIDS Drone, Drone Industry to Hit $100 Billion in 2020
Our biggest story today is about the Autel Evo 2. You heard that right. As per recent FCC filings, Autel Robotics is coming out with a new drone that will hit the markets as early as January 2020.
Rumored Specs of the new Autel Evo Drone -
This drone will come with 3 user-changeable gimbal modules that will give users 6K, 8K, and dual sensor capabilities.

586 gimbal – 8K camera

383 gimbal – 6K camera with one inch 20 MP sensor

Dual-sensor gimbal – Infrared camera with 8K video camera

According to industry insiders, the 586 gimbal on the Autel Evo 2 will be capable of taking still photos at 48 MP and recording 8K video at 25 fps. Additionally, users will be able to shoot 6K video at 30 fps or 4K at 30 or 60 fps.

You will be able to shoot those sweet slo-mo videos with the 383 gimbal as you can record 4K video at 120 fps. A wide aperture range (up to f/2.8) means that this camera should have excellent low light capabilities.

The dual sensor is particularly impressive as it takes infrared images at 640 x 512 or 320 x 256 and records 720p video.
Other Specs and Capabiltiies:
Top Speed of 44 mph

Geo-fencing free

360 degree obstacle avoidance

NIGHTBEAT mode for night-time photography

With such awesome capabilities, the Autel Evo 2 will far outshine not only the entire Mavic range but also the higher-end, DJI Inspire range. After the Skydio 2, the Autel Evo 2 is another reminder that these new entrants in the drone market are not only catching up, but in fact, leaving the industry leader, DJI far behind.

Let’s see if DJI is able to muster up a fitting response when it launches the DJI Mavic 3 in January 2020.

Our next story is a particularly interesting one. This is a story about drone pilot, Reuben Burciaga who was fined a hefty $20,000 for a reckless flight which ultimately ended as his drone landed next active airstrip at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. Reuben's initial fine of $14,000 has now ballooned to more than $20,000 due to late fees as he failed to respond back to the FAA. Time and again, we have discussed how FAA's lack of enforcement is endangering airspace safety. So, was the FAA right in slapping this huge $20,000 fine on Reuben? Hear this story, and let us know your thoughts.

Other topics discussed on the show are the SQUID drone and hyper-growth projections for the drone industry. Tune in for some excellent insights!

Drone U wishes all listeners a Happy Thanksgiving!!! May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends, rest and peace.

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Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review,

Nov 28 2019

31mins

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ADU 01003: Do Drone Privacy Laws Prevent Me from Filming in Public Places?

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Drone Privacy Laws - What You Need to Know
Today's question is about drone privacy laws. Are there any restrictions on drone pilots who wish to film in public places?

Our caller, Sebastian from North Carolina, has a question pertaining to drone privacy laws. Sebastian, after getting permission from the property owner, was out shooting a video of an outdoor cafe. All of a sudden, a woman came up to Sebastian and asked him to stop filming. According to the woman, Sebastian could not film her and her children without her consent. Is this true? Do drone privacy laws prevent Sebastian from shooting in public places?

In order to answer Sebastian's questions, we read out some important excerpts from the Drone Pilot Field Kit. You will learn about the FAA's stance on drone privacy laws. We also discuss, at length, a photographer's rights. Among other things, you will learn answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Do you need permission from the property owner in order to film?
Do you need a model release?
Is it legal to showcase surrounding attractions and events in your drone footage?
Can you film someone who is inside their house?

This show will be particularly interesting to Part 107 pilots who regularly film in public places. Thanks for the great question, Sebastian. Fly Safe!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – www.buytickets.at/droneu

Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, Drone U landing pads
Today's question is about drone privacy laws
Have you downloaded the Drone Pilot Field Kit?
What is the FAA' stance on drone privacy laws?
Can property owners prevent a drone pilot from filming?
Are there any exceptions as far as photographer's rights are concerned?
In which instances is filming not permitted at all?
Do you need a model release if the subjects are recognizable in photos?
Can a bystander approach a drone pilot and ask questions?
Can you showcase the surrounding attractions and events in your drone footage?
Do drone privacy laws permit you to photograph a subject inside a house?
Do you need a model release if you are planning on using your drone footage for commercial purposes?

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Jul 03 2019

27mins

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ADU 01012: 400 Feet Rule | Can I Fly Higher in Controlled Airspace If My Takeoff Point Is Higher?

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Can you fly at higher elevations in controlled airspace if your takeoff point is higher? What if you are breaching the shelf of controlled airspace?
Today's question is about the 400 feet rule. What are the rules for flying your drone from higher takeoff points? Can you fly higher on doing so?

Our caller for today, Mark from Arizona, has a great question about the 400 feet rule. Mark has the authorization to fly 100 feet AGL in Class E airspace. As you might know, the 400 feet AGL rule allows drone pilots to fly 400 feet above ground level. But, what if your takeoff point is higher, and you are flying in controlled airspace? Can you fly at higher altitudes in this case?

In this show, you will learn how the 400 feet rule is interpreted differently as per the airspace that you are flying in. Can you fly 400 feet AGL from a higher takeoff point if you are breaching the shelf of controlled airspace? And, can you be wrongly identified as a rogue drone by counter-surveillance systems like DJI Aerospace if you are taking off from a higher point? Tune in to find out. Thanks for the great question, Mark. Fly Safe!

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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Also, the folks over at Go Professional Cases are offering a special discount for Drone U members. GPC designs the highest quality professional cases for your drone and GoPro. And they will even custom design a case for you. Use the promo code DRONEU15 to avail a killer deal.

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – www.buytickets.at/droneu

Timestamps

A Special Thanks to our gracious sponsors, Fortress UAV and Go Professional Cases
As per the 400 feet rule, can you fly at higher altitudes above a tall structure if you are breaching controlled airspace?
As per the 400 feet rule, is your flying altitude measured from the highest point?
Is DJI Aeroscope prone to wrongly identifying rogue drones?

Jul 22 2019

13mins

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ADU 0996: A Drone Mappers Guide to All the Equipment You Need for Precise Drone Mapping

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Drone Mapping Equipment Guide
In today's show, we reveal the best equipment for professional drone mapping. From mapping drones to GPS units to drone mapping software, we reveal the best drone mapping equipment to help you get started in this business.

Our caller, Paul wishes to foray into precision drone mapping. From Phantom 4 Pro to Matrice 210 RTK, he is confused by the wide range of options. Apart from drones, Paul also needs help with purchasing the right accessories in order to get started.

Wrong drone mapping equipment means that your business is doomed for failure even before it starts off. To help Paul out, we first discuss the different mapping jobs that a drone pilot can take up. From simple 3D modeling to precision drone mapping, we discuss equipment requirements across the gamut.

First, we reveal how you can select the correct mapping drone by accurately assessing job requirements. Should you opt for a fixed-wing drone? Or, will a multirotor suffice? We segment drone mapping into 1) Conservative and 2) Advanced, and reveal the best drone for each workflow. Next, we talk about drone mapping software. Is Pix4D the gold standard of drone mapping? Is Bentley's ContextCapture a good alternative?

You will also learn about the best accessories for drone mapping. We discuss RTK and PPK GPS and reveal their pros and cons. Can you make do with the cheaper PPK GPS technology? Or, do you have to invest thousands of dollars in an RTK GPS unit in order to take up precision drone mapping jobs? This segment of the show will be particularly interesting to professional drone mappers who are looking for some cost-effective options. We discuss how you can best incorporate the Leica Viva GS16 and Propeller Aeropoints into your mapping workflow.

This show is loaded with some excellent Tips & Tricks. Thanks for the great question, Paul. Fly Safe!
List of Drone Mapping Equipment
RTK GPS Unit: Leica Viva GS16 GNSS RTK Rover
PPK GPS: Propeller Aeropoints
Best Drone for Conservative Mapping Workflow: Phantom 4 Advanced
Best Drone for Advanced Mapping Workflow: Phantom 4 RTK
The Ultimate Comprehensive Guide to Drone Mapping, Acquisition & Processing Software
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Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Check them out now!
Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://www.thedroneu.com/droneu-events

Timestamps

A Special Thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about the best drone equipment and workflow for  mapping
Are you buying the wrong equipment for your drone mapping business?
Can you use drones mapping for marketing?

Jun 14 2019

41mins

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ADU 0985: How to Avoid Personal Liabilities in a Drone Business LLC

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Can you Get into Trouble for Using your Personal Funds in Your Drone Business?
Today's question is about limiting liability in a drone business. Are you risking liability if you use your personal funds to manage an LLC?
Our caller, Scott from Denver, CO, has come up with an excellent drone business question. In the past, we have talked about the benefits of forming an LLC for your drone business. Scott is wondering if he can use his personal funds to run his drone business LLC. Can Scott get into trouble with the IRS for doing so?

Forming a drone business LLC will allow you to establish a clear boundary between your personal and business assets. However, as is the case with most businesses, you might need to infuse your personal funds in the initial stages to keep your business going. Do you risk personal liabilities by doing so? In this show, you will learn how to fund your drone business without violating any IRS guidelines. Thanks for the question, Scott. Fly Safe!

If you found this show interesting, you might want to check out our Drone Business Course where we cover topics like legal structure and taxation in far greater depth.

Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member.

Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
Site - https://thedroneu.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
Instagram - https://instagram.com/thedroneu/
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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://www.thedroneu.com/droneu-events

Timestamps

Today's question is about limiting liability in a drone business
What is the advantage of forming an LLC for your drone business?
What is a "disregarded entity"?
Should you co-mingle personal and business funds?
Can you fund your drone business with your personal funds?
What is a good source of taxation information? Should you hire a CPA to manage the financial affairs of your drone business?
What is form W-4? What is the advantage of filling out form W-4?

May 24 2019

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ADU 01032: Can I Fly My Drone Over Roads and Moving Vehicles?

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Commercial Drone Laws for Flying a Drone over Roads and Moving Vehicles
Today's question is about drone laws. As a part 107 pilot, can you fly over roads and moving vehicles?

Our caller for today, Paul from Arizona, is a hobby pilot thinking of getting his Part 107. Not familiar with commercial drone laws, Paul is wondering if he can fly his drone over state highways and moving vehicles.

To help Paul out, we explain the Part 107 rule for flying your drone over roads and moving vehicles. First of all, is flying drones over roads permissible? If yes, does this give rise to safety concerns? In this show, we explain the subtle distinction in Part 107 rules for flying your drone over moving and stationary vehicles. Listeners will also learn how getting a Public COA might aid you in such a situation.

We wrap up this informative show by sharing how FAA's NPRM might make flight-over-people operations a possibility in the near future. Thanks for the great question, Paul. Fly Safe!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
Site - https://thedroneu.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
Instagram - https://instagram.com/thedroneu/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/thedroneu
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu

Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://thedroneu.clickfunnels.com/drone-u-mapping-classes-2019
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Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about flying over roads and moving vehicles
Want the latest updates on drone laws? Download out Drone Pilot Field Kit now
Is flying over roads permitted under Part 107?
Can you fly your drone over vehicles?
Can you fly over people if you get a Public COA?
What about stationary vehicles? Does Part 107 permit flying over stationary vehicles?
Is flying over roads for making drone deliveries a safe option?
Can a drone distract a driver and cause an accident?
What is the FAA rule for flying your drone over roads and moving vehicles?
Will FAA's NPRM permit flight over moving vehicles?
How can attending a Drone U mapping class help you?

Sep 05 2019

21mins

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ADU 0997: Biggest Challenges of Starting your Own Drone Business

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What Are the Biggest Challenges Companies Have When Starting Their Own Drone Business?
In today's show, we discuss some practical ways of overcoming some of the biggest challenges of building a beneficial enterprise-level drone program.

Often, organizations attempt to build enterprise-level drone programs without a well-thought-out strategy. Lousy hiring practices, inadequate training, and wrong drone equipment will result in wastage of both time and money. In this show, we reveal some BEST practices which will help you realize the maximum benefit from your enterprise-level drone program.

Whether you have an established drone program or thinking of starting one, this show has some nuanced information guaranteed to help you out. If you found this show interesting, do not forget to register for our upcoming webinar, "The Biggest Challenges in Starting a Drone Program & How to Solve Them to Scale Your Operations".

Looking for some great deals on drones? Our friends at Innovative UAS carry a variety of easy to pilot drones perfect for all skills levels. From the Tello to the DJI Phantom 4 Pro to the Inspire 2, you are sure to find the right drone to suit your needs. Check them out now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
Site - https://thedroneu.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
Instagram - https://instagram.com/thedroneu/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/thedroneu
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu

Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT//amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://www.thedroneu.com/droneu-events

Timestamps

Learn about our upcoming "Solar Inspection Class" with Raptor Maps
Today's topic is about creating an enterprise-level drone program
How to create an effective enterprise-level drone program
Five challenges that you need to overcome while building an enterprise-level drone program
Is flying an enterprise level drone vastly different from flying a consumer level drone?
Learn about our exclusive Drone U program for enterprise level customers
Planning to build an enterprise-level drone program? Do not miss our upcoming webinars
How to build a dream team for an enterprise drone program
As a leader, how can you help in team-building efforts?
Can older and seasoned employees learn to fly drones?
Some more hiring tips for organizations that are building an enterprise drone program
Should members of your drone team be solely focused on drone operations?
Agenda for our forthcoming webinar
Do not forget to check out our new Don't Crash Course
A Special Thanks to our gracious sponsor, Innovative UAS

Jun 19 2019

38mins

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BONUS: Drone News – DJI Mavic Mini & Skydio 2 Comprehensive Review, US Interior Department Grounds DJI Drones, Uber Eats Testing Drone Delivery

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Mavic Mini and Skydio 2 Comprehensive Review, Mavic vs Skydio, US Department Grounds DJI Drones, Drone Search and Rescue, Uber Eats Starts Testing Drone Deliveries
In the first segment of today's show, we share our experience with DJI's new drone, the Mavic Mini. Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard of this drone, whose biggest "selling point" is that it weighs less than 250 grams. But, as a commercial drone pilot, is there any significant advantage in flying this lightweight drone?

Can you fly the DJI Mavic Mini for commercial purposes without proper registration? There is considerable confusion surrounding this topic due to false and half-baked information being circulated via forums and websites. Apart from making some important clarifications on this specific topic, we also discuss the Pros & cons of this new DJI drone in great depth. If you are thinking of buying this drone, you must listen to our comprehensive review before going ahead.

Next, we discuss Skydio 2. We just flew the Skydio 2, and we were blown away by the drone's autonomous capabilities. Powered by 6 cameras, this drone is intelligent enough to "read" the surrounding environment and navigate through the most difficult of obstacles. This superior handling opens up a host of new possibilities.

In today's show, we discuss how drone pilots can fly the Skydio 2 in GPS negative environments with ease. Further, this never-before-seen ability to avoid obstacles means that Skydio 2 can prove to be an excellent public safety drone as well. Is Skydio 2 truly a disruptive innovation that will change the drone market forever? This is what Paul has to say about the Skydio 2:
"Skydio 2 is an industry changer. It is a code switch. This drone is going to fundamentally change how we think about flying".
Apart from new drones, we also discuss the recent US Interior Department's decision to ground Chinese-made drones. This is certainly a big blow to DJI as the US Interior Department has one of the largest drone fleets in the country. What do you think about this government decision? Harsh or Necessary? Feel free to leave us your comments!

For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now. Fly Safe!

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Will Skydio 2 impact the drone industry in a big way?
US Interior Department grounds Chinese made drones

Nov 02 2019

33mins

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ADU 0993: How to Renew Your FAA Part 107 License

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Today's question is about FAA Part 107 license renewal. If you have questions about clearing your Part 107 recurrent knowledge test, check out this show now!
Our caller, Joe from Nebraska, has come up with a question that many of you must be wondering about. Joe's Part 107 certificate is nearing its 24-month expiration date. With no clear instructions provided on the FAA website, Joe is understandably confused about the Part 107 license renewal process. Also, with no expiration date listed on his Part 107 license, Joe is wondering if he should bother going for his Part 107 license renewal at all.

If you have good study material to refer to, Part 107 license renewal can be a simple and straight-forward process. At Drone U, we have a Comprehensive Part 107 online course taught by FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Ted. How long should you study for your Part 107 recurrent knowledge test? What is the structure of the test? And, will you receive any documentation from the FAA once you clear the Part 107 recurrent knowledge test?

You can also check out our blog posts, "Drone Pilot License Guide, A Step-by-Step Guide to FAA Part 107 Certificate" and "How to Register for and Pass Your Part 107 Recency Exam" for further information on this topic. Thanks for the great question, Joe. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about Part 107 license renewal
What is the process for giving your Part 107 recurrent knowledge test?
Check out our comprehensive "Drone Pilot License Guide"
Should you go for Part 107 license renewal?
What is the structure of the Part 107 recurrent knowledge test?
How can Drone U help you prepare for Part 107 recurrent knowledge test

Jun 10 2019

14mins

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ADU 0984: Drone Roof Inspections | Showcasing Models in Pix4D

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How to Showcase your Drone Roof Inspection Model
Today's question is about drone roof inspections. Which tools can you use for showcasing a drone model to your client?
Our caller, Scott from Denver, is a regular ADU listener and is into drone roof inspections. What is the best way for Scott to present his drone models to his clients? Can you view full resolution inspection images at a click of a button?

To answer Scott's question, Paul pulls up a point cloud of the Sloan Park baseball stadium in Pix4D. Watch and learn as we show how you can view high-resolution drone roof inspections images at a click of a button. Other topics discussed include remotely viewing your drone mapping project and outsourcing your drone mapping needs. Thanks for the great question, Scott. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about drone roof inspections
Which mapping software allows you to view full resolution images on a click of a button?
Paul shares his Sloan Park baseball stadium point cloud
How can you show your point cloud to your client?
Watch and learn how to view full resolution images in Pix4D during a drone roof inspection
How can you view a drone mapping project remotely?
How long does a point cloud clean up take?
Can you outsource your drone mapping needs?

May 22 2019

11mins

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ADU 01056: What Tips Can You Share About Staying up on All of the Tasks We Have to Do?

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How to Enhance Work Productivity
Today's question is about enhancing your work productivity. What are some recommended tools and systems for a more effective and compressed workflow?

Our caller, Desi has come up with another great question today. Desi is a busy drone pilot who is looking for some effective ways to get more done in less time. Specifically, she has a long work commute and is wondering how she can utilize this time in the best possible manner.

As a drone business owner, you will have to find time for business activities like sales & marketing and general admin tasks. With so much on your plate, it is important that you finish your daily tasks in the most efficient manner. So, should you go old school and jot down a daily to-do list in a book? Or, should you rely on the latest productivity tools to stay on top of things? We discuss the pros and cons of each approach.

Other topics discussed include time blocking techniques, how to implement systems and processes, and the benefits of staying healthy. For all this and so much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Desi. Fly Safe!

If you found this show interesting, you might want to check out our comprehensive Drone Business Course.

The Biggest Sale of The Year, the Drone U Black Friday Sale is LIVE. Do not miss out! Limited Time Offer!

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Timestamps

The Drone U Black Friday Sale Announced! Do not miss out!
Today's question is about enhancing your work productivity
Does your choice of productivity tool depend on your personality?
Does staying healthy help you enhance your productivity?
Which is the best tool for Desi?
Why is it important to differentiate between Tasks and Projects?
Does time-blocking work for Rob and Paul?
How to use geofenced notifications for your day-to-day tasks
Is GSuite a good productivity tool for your small business?

Nov 28 2019

34mins

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ADU 0969: Where Can I Fly My Drone? Should I Rely on Drone Apps for Checking Airspace?

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In today's show, we share how you can ACCURATELY check airspace. Can you rely on apps like Skyvector and Kittyhawk for checking airspace?
Our caller, Dave from Michigan, is confused, and we don't blame him. He is attempting to figure out if he can fly his drone near the South Haven Airport in Michigan. Dave referred to multiple drone apps like Kittyhawk, Airmap, and even UAV Forecast - and each app depicted airspace differently. What should Dave do now?

To answer Dave's question, we first discuss if drone apps are reliable sources for checking airspace. Are some drone apps more reliable than others? We reveal why it is essential to refer to the original source of information. You will also learn the importance of learning HOW to read airspace. At Drone U, we have CFI Ted Wilson teaching the nuances of airspace in his own unique and extremely useful way.

Join us on Friday, May 24th in Reston, VA and take the next big leap in your piloting skills with our Flight Mastery class. Register now!

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Timestamps

Register for our Flight Mastery class in Reston, VA. Limited seats are available!
Today's question is about determining where you can fly your drone
Can you rely on drone apps for checking airspace?
How can Drone U help you understand and read airspace?
Our awesome Comprehensive Mapping course is up on the site. Check it now!
Can Part 107 pilots fly near the South Haven Airport in Michigan? What about hobby pilots?
Recommended drone apps for checking airspace
Which website should you refer to for checking the weather?
Paul sums up today's show

Apr 18 2019

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ADU 01057: What Sensor Set up Is Required to Fly High and Keep My GSD at an Acceptable Level?

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Drone Mapping Tips - How to Pick the Right Sensor
Today's question is about the best sensors for drone mapping. We discuss the best sensors, drones, and mapping software that will allow you to fly high and still build accurate drone maps and models.

Our caller, Gary is a licensed surveyor who recently attended our in-person mapping class. In our previous show, "How Marking Ground Control Points Affects Your Accuracy in Drone Mapping", we had talked about the three main factors that affect GSD or Ground Sampling Distance: camera sensor, altitude, and focal length. In today's show, Gary has come up with a great follow up question about camera sensors.

Specifically, which sensor set up will allow you to fly high and still build accurate drone maps and models?

To answer Gary's question, we discuss different high-end sensors like the Zenmuse X7 and Sony A7 RMarkIII. We also discuss how enterprise drones like the Matrice210 and Matrice600 compare to the old warhorse, DJI Phantom. Apart from this, we compare different drone mapping software like GSPro, Litchi, and Pix4D to reveal the best option for you. If you are looking to enhance your mapping accuracy, this is a show you do not want to miss. Thanks for the great question, Gary. Fly Safe!

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Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Timestamps

The Drone U Black Friday sale is Live! Do not miss the biggest deals of this year!
Today's question is about the best sensor set up for building accurate drone maps and models
Paul recaps the last show
What are the three variables that affect your GSD?
Does your terrain affect your GSD?
How does your sensor size co-relate to your GSD?
Can you use the X7 camera with GSPro for drone mapping?
Are you better off using the Litchi app with X7? Can you capture more details owing to the X7's higher dynamic ran...

Nov 29 2019

15mins

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ADU 01027: How to Be an Asset to Local Governments as a Drone Pilot for Emergency and Natural Disaster Situations

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Drones for Emergency Response
Today's show is about using drones for emergency and natural disaster situations. How can you, as a drone pilot ensure that maximum people can benefit from your services?

Our caller, Brad from Florida, wishes to volunteer his drone services for emergency and natural disaster situations. However, he is not sure how exactly he can go about doing this. How can Brad connect with the right authorities and ensure that maximum people benefit from his drone services?

We are glad that Brad is making efforts to go through the correct chain of command. Inexperienced drone pilots who show up uninvited often end up hindering relief efforts and doing more harm than good. In this show, we reveal how Brad can resort to content marketing and investigative work to meet his end goal. Thanks for the great question, Brad. Fly Safe!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

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Timestamps

Today's question is about using drones in emergency and natural disaster situations
Will you end up doing more harm then good if you have do not go through a proper chain of command?
How to use content marketing to connect with the right authorities
Some more tips for establishing contact with authorities in charge of emergency response
Is it more beneficial to use local drone pilots for search and rescue and disaster response?
Importance of factoring in the long term consequences of your actions thinking through your actions

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Aug 27 2019

16mins

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ADU 01023: Can the HOA Prevent You from Flying Your Drone?

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Does the HOA have any right over airspace?
Today's question is about HOA rights when it comes to drone flying. Can the HOA inhibit drones from flying in their community?

Our caller, Tristan from South Florida, was recently heckled by a homeowner and asked to stop flying his drone near their house. As per the owner, because his house falls under HOA jurisdiction, Tristan has no right to take off, fly, and land his drone. Is this correct?

Certainly, the HOA or the Homeowner's association is responsible for the upkeep of all the properties that fall under its jurisdiction. But can the HOA exert right over airspace? And, how should Tristan deal with unruly folks who are totally in the dark as far as drone laws are concerned? In this show, we discuss negotiation tactics and other strategies for diffusing such tense situations.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Timestamps

Today's question is about HOA rights and if they can prevent you from flying your drone
How should you deal with folks who try to inhibit you from flying your drone?
Will a professional attire help you keep pesky intruders at bay?
Can the HOA prevent a drone pilot from taking off and landing?
Do not forget to check out our Drone U Business course

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Aug 20 2019

22mins

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ADU 950: Can I Use the Mavic 2 Zoom for Drone Mapping?

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In today's show, we discuss whether you can use the Mavic 2 Zoom for drone mapping. With alternatives like the Phantom 4 Pro and now the Phantom 4 Pro RTK available, is the Mavic 2 Zoom even an option worth considering?

Our caller, Joe from Omaha, Nebraska is wondering if the Mavic 2 Zoom is suitable for drone mapping. Can Joe build an accurate drone map using the Mavic 2 Zoom which has a rolling shutter? To answer Joe's question, Paul shares how he created a helicopter model using the Phantom 4 Pro and the Mavic 2 Enterprise (which has the same camera as the Mavic 2 Zoom) at our recent NTSB training. Were the Mavic 2 mapping results comparable to that of the Phantom 4 Pro?

We also discuss if drone mappers should consider replacing the Phantom 4 Pro with the Phantom 4 RTK. Does the Phantom 4 RTK allow for a faster mapping workflow? You will learn that good and stable network connectivity is a prerequisite for using the Phantom 4 RTK. Finally, how do factors like terrain and temperature affect network connectivity? Tune in to find out. Thanks for the great question, Joe. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about using the Mavic 2 Zoom for drone mapping
Paul compares mapping results for Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Pro, and Phantom 4 Pro
Good network connectivity is a prerequisite for using the Phantom 4 RTK in drone mapping
Should drone mappers switch from the Phantom 4 Pro to the Phantom 4 Pro RTK?
How do terrain and climate affect network connectivity?
Can you completely do away with GCP's if you are using the Phantom 4 RTK?

Feb 28 2019

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BONUS: Drone News – B4UFLY App by Kittyhawk, Hobby Pilots to Use LAANC

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Hobbyist Pilots to Use LAANC, Kittyhawk B4UFLY App, Drone Shoot Down, DJI Geofencing in Asia-Pacific, Oil Spill in Canada, NYC Drone Film Festival, SAR in Fremont
In this week's drone news, our first big story is about a new FAA law which mandates that hobbyist pilots use LAANC as well. Until now, there have been many hobby pilots who have not been notifying the ATC before flying in controlled airspace. So, is this new law a step in the right direction? Also, we discuss the timely launch of Kittyhawk's Dynamic Airspace platform and the B4UFLY app which will allow commercial AND hobbyist pilots to use LAANC.

Next, we share details of another drone shoot down story. A pilot searching for a missing dog in Long Island had his drone shot down. Will the shooter face a federal investigation? Is the DOJ adopting a tough stance to prevent such acts from occurring in the future?

Our next big story is about an oil spill near St. Lazare, Canada. Early Saturday morning, a train carrying crude oil derailed and resulted in this oil spill. The extent of this spill was discovered thanks to two drone pilots who posted their aerial footage to social media. Will the frozen ground prevent oil seepage and hence, limit environmental damage?

We also share some exciting details about upcoming events like the FAA Symposium and the NYC Drone Film Festival. Other topics discussed include DJI Geofencing in Asia-Pacific and a successful search and rescue effort in Fremont. Tune in now!

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Timestamps

Paul welcomes Haye to the show
Hobbyist pilots to use LAANC for airspace authorization?
KittyHawk releases Dynamic Airspace platform, and the B4U Fly App
Another drone shootdown in Long Island
DJI Geofencing V2.0 rolls out in Asia-Pacific
Drones used to expose an oil spill in Canada
2019 FAA UAS Symposium rescheduled to June 3-5
NYC Drone Film Festival being held at the Liberty Science Center, March 1-2
Drone used in a successful search and rescue in Fremont, California

Mar 02 2019

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ADU 01047: Basics of Starting a Successful Drone Service Business

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Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Successful Drone Business
Today's question is about starting a new drone business. What steps can aspiring and new drone entrepreneurs take to plan and set up a sustainable, long-term drone business?

Our caller for today, Lucas is planning on starting a new drone service business after retiring from his current job. Lucas has already purchased a Phantom 4 RTK and lifetime license to the SimActive software to prepare for this eventual transition. Is Lucas on the correct path? And what other steps does he need to take to set up and manage his new drone business?

This is a great question that merits a detailed response. To help Lucas out, we first talk about purchasing the right drone equipment that gives you maximum bang for the buck. To arrive at this decision, aspiring and new drone entrepreneurs like Lucas first need to thoroughly research the drone services market, and the different client types that they can provide their services to. Next, he will have to determine the industry segment that is most suited for him. But, how can Lucas conduct proper market research and arrive at an accurate assessment?

We share how simple but effective tools like "Business Model Canvas" and "Client Quadrant" can help Lucas in his business planning. We also reveal some expert tips for purchasing the best drones and drone mapping software. Other topics discussed on this show include getting adequate drone training, managing cash flow in the early stages of a drone business, and some expert tips for building accurate drone maps and models. If you are in the same boat as Lucas and are looking for advice to start a successful drone business, you MUST tune in to this show. Fly Safe!

If you found this show interesting, you might want to check out our comprehensive Drone Business Course.

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Timestamps

Our all-new Drone U landing pads are out - Early birds get a special discount!
Today's question is about starting a new drone service business
Is SimActive a good option to popular drone mapping software like Pix4D and DroneDeploy?
Can you use SimActive with Propeller Aeropoints?
How to learn the nuances of drone mapping before starting your own drone business
Tips and Tricks for building accurate drone maps and models

Oct 29 2019

35mins

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ADU 0977: What Happens After You Pass Your Part 107 Recurrent Test? Should I Even Bother Taking the Test?

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Part 107 License Renewal
Today's question is about the Part 107 recurrent knowledge test. With FAA's utter lack of enforcement, why should you even bother renewing your Part 107 license? Check out our show to find out WHY!
Our caller, Joe from Nebraska has come up with a question that has resulted in many animated (and sometimes heated) discussions within the drone community. Recently, Joe gave his Part 107 license renewal test. On clearing the test, Joe just received a confirmation on an inconsequential looking piece of paper. Moreover, this piece of paper did not even include an expiration date. FAA's well-known lack of enforcement coupled with this shoddy documentation had Joe wondering if should have renewed his Part 107 license in the first place.

While we are dead against flying unlicensed, FAA's total lack of enforcement is a harsh reality that is hampering the growth of the drone industry. In this show, listeners will learn that 80% of drone pilots are willfully breaking the law by not renewing their Part 107 licenses. Will the emergence of Remote ID bring about greater accountability, and set the house in order? Is there an urgent need for more progressive drone laws?

Towards the end of the show, you will be able to determine why, in spite of the FAA's lack of enforcement, it would be a foolhardy mistake to NOT renew your Part 107. Thanks for the great question, Joe. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Looking for a good LAANC App? Check out UASidekick
Looking for drone jobs? Utility companies are replacing their in-house drone teams with contractors
Today's question is about Part 107 license renewal
What do you do after passing the Part 107 recurrent test?
Why are so many drone pilots not opting for a Part 107 license renewal?
Are opportunities for drone pilots really drying up?
Are prominent production houses blatantly disregarding Part 107 laws?
Will the emergence of Remote ID result in greater FAA enforcement?
Why are fewer and fewer drone pilots taking the Part 107 recurrent knowledge test?
Is FAA's lack of enforcement hindering the growth of the drone industry?
How did Google manage to get permission to make drone deliveries?
How is FAA dealing with drone pilot flying BVLOS without a Part 107 waiver?
Why was the United States and FAA among the last countries to ban Boeing 737Max airplanes?
Why you SHOULD take the Part 107 recurrent knowledge test in spite of the FAA's lack of enforcement?
Is there a need for the drone community to join forces and advocate for more progressive drone laws?

May 10 2019

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ADU 01062: Year-End Strategies to Save You Money on Taxes

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How can Drone Business Owners Save Money on Taxes
Today's show is about saving money on taxes. As 2019 comes to an end, what are some strategies that will help drone business owners save their tax dollars?

Our caller for today, Roger has come up with a question that is particularly relevant as 2019 draws to an end. Roger is wondering if we have any year-end strategies that will help him save his tax dollars. Should you purchase new equipment to save on your taxes? Apart from investing in drones and drone accessories, what are some other ways that will help you save taxes?

Great question! Rob takes a lead on this one and shares some practical tax-saving tips to help Roger out. Paul reveals some of the new equipment that he is planning on purchasing for his drone business. Towards the end, we talk a bit about investing in your education as well. For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now! Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Dec 14 2019

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ADU 01061: Is the Inspire 1 Still a Viable Drone?

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DJI Inspire 1 - Still a Good Option? Especially Considering the Difficulty with Getting Batteries
Today's question is about the DJI Inspire 1. With smaller and more powerful drones available in the market, is the DJI Inspire 1 still a good option for commercial applications?

Our caller for today, Chris owns the original "Ferrari of Drones", DJI Inspire 1. Chris loves this drone, and so do we. But, with newer and more powerful drones now available in the market, is the DJI Inspire 1 a commercially viable option?

To answer Chri's question, Paul shares his own experience with the DJI Inspire 1. We share how the Inspire 1 compares to new drones in terms of specs and capabilities. Will DJI withdraw support for the Inspire 1 once it launches the Inspire 3 in 2020? And, is the Inspire 1 still a feasible option for critical applications like thermal inspections and drone mapping? For all this and much, much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Chris. Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Timestamps

Today's show is brought to your by the Drone U Fly-In
Today's question is about the long-term viability of the DJI Inspire 1
Paul shares why DJI Inspire 1 is his favorite drone to date
Is the DJI Inspire 1 a good drone if you are working on a tight budget?
With the DJI Inspire 3 set to launch in mid-2020, should you still buy the DJI Inspire 1?
Will the Autel Evo 2 force DJI to revamp their Inspire series?
Is the Zenmuse Z3 thermal camera a good option for you? What are some limitations of using a Inspire 1-Z3 combo?
Is it worth buying the DJI Inspire 1?

Dec 12 2019

17mins

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ADU 01060: Why Can’t I Fly in My Own Backyard If I Stay Below the Tree Line?

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Flying Hobby Drones in Controlled Airspace
Today's question is about recreational flying in controlled airspace. How can you increase your chances of LAANC approval so that you are not denied your ability to fly?

Our caller for today, Stephen is a recreational pilot who is seeking permission to fly in controlled airspace with a 100 feet ceiling. The airport tower has no objection to him flying as long as he stays below tree top level. But, his LAANC authorization was rejected denying him his right to fly. What is the best resort for Stephen now?

As per the recent changes made to hobby drone rules, recreational pilots must seek LAANC authorization to fly in controlled airspace. But, as is the case with Stephen, what should you do if you fail to get your LAANC authorization? And, does building a good working relationship with airport tower authorities help in such a scenario? For all this an much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Stephen. Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Also, the folks over at Go Professional Cases are offering a special discount for Drone U members. GPC designs the highest quality professional cases for your drone and GoPro. And they will even custom design a case for you. Use the promo code DRONEU15 to avail a killer deal.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

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Timestamps

Today's question is aboutgetting permission to fly recreationally in controlled airspace
Should you resubmit a LAANC authorization if your application has been denied once?
Are LAANC Apps prone to rejected an application due to technological issues?
Will it help if you reach out to the Airport tower, and build a work relationship?
How does the drone law define navigable airspace?
Does the FAA have any jurisdiction over drones flying indoors?
Will the micro-drone rule in countries like Canada endanger airspace safety?

Dec 11 2019

15mins

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ADU 01059: What Should I Be Asking to Ensure That I Purchase the Best Drone for My Needs?

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How to purchase high-end drone systems and accessories
In today's show, you will learn how to purchase a drone that best suits your requirements. How can you ascertain that you are making a good business decision that will generate expected ROI and propel your drone business forward?

Our caller for today, Richard recently attended our Austin Mapping class. Richard wishes to map huge tracts of agricultural land with cm level accuracy. And he needs help purchasing the right equipment. What questions should Richard ask his retailer so that he does not end up making a wrong investment?

This is an interesting question that is particularly relevant when you are spending thousands of dollars to purchase high-end drone systems or accessories. To help Richard out, we reveal how to estimates revenues, expenses, and ROI before making the purchase. Further, we provide some expert tips for drone pilots who are looking to purchase mapping equipment to further their business. Can you trust your retailer to provide you the correct information? And, what factors should you keep in mind while purchasing an enterprise drone? Tune in to find out.

Thanks for the great question, Richard. Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Also, the folks over at Go Professional Cases are offering a special discount for Drone U members. GPC designs the highest quality professional cases for your drone and GoPro. And they will even custom design a case for you. Use the promo code DRONEU15 to avail a killer deal.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

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Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, GPC Professional cases
Today's question is about figuring out the best drone for your needs
Are you clear about your requirements and end use?
Can you accurately estimate your revenues, expenses and ROI?
What questions should you ask the retailer before purchasing your drone?
Should you use an enterprise drone like M210 for drone mapping?

Dec 10 2019

36mins

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BONUS: Drone News – Skydio 2 as Police Drone, Modified Mavic 2 Pro with Thermal Camera, Helicopter Drone Crash in LA

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Skydio 2 Being Used as Police Drone by Chula Vista Police Department, Modified Mavic 2 Pro with FLIR Thermal Camera Enhances Thermal Capabilities, AIR7 HD Helicopter Hit By a Drone in LA?, Drone Delivery in the French Alps, DJI Mavic Mini Updates
We are back with some of the latest and most exciting drone news from last week. Our biggest story this week is about the new Skydio drone, Skydio 2. The Chula Vista Police Department is the first to use the Skydio 2 drone for emergency response. Autonomous flying capabilities and the ability to easily avoid obstacles means that the Skydio 2 could prove to be a very capable police drone. Using drones will result in better assessment of an emergency situation and help save lives of our police officers.

Our next story is about a modified Mavic 2 Pro outfitted with a FLIR Boson Thermal Camera. Manufactured by Revolve Drones, the Revolve Thermal, MK. III has impressive thermal capabilities. When compared to the Mavic 2 Dual, this modified Mavic 2 Pro comes double the sensor resolution and 5x heat signature detection range.

Other stories covered in todays's show include a drone crashing with a AIR7 HD helicopter in downtown LA, the UAS Integration Pilot Program, Drone Delivery in the French Alps, and the latest DJI Mavic Mini updates.

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

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Get your copy of our Part 107 Study Guide – https://amzn.to/2omQatT/
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://thedroneu.clickfunnels.com/drone-u-mapping-classes-2019

Timestamps

AIR7 HD helicopter pilot speculated to be hit by a drone outside of LA
DJI joins UAS Integration Pilot Program
Chula Vista Police starts using Skydio 2 drones
Modified Mavic 2 Pro with FLIR Boson camera provides enhanced thermal capabilities
French postal service commences drone delivery in the Alps
Haye shares his experience with the DJI Mavic Mini; does this mini drone fly better after the recent firmware update?

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Dec 07 2019

25mins

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ADU 01058: What Are the Advantages (Or Disadvantages) to Having a Drone Under 250 Grams?

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Should You Buy the DJI Mavic Mini? | Drones Under 250 Grams Rules
In today’s blog post, we reveal our experiences with the DJI Mavic Mavic Mini and highlight the benefits (if any) of owning a mini drone with a camera weighing less than 250 grams.

Our caller for today, Pete has come up with an excellent question today about the DJI Mavic Mini. Having recently purchased this DJI drone, he is wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of flying this much-hyped drone.

To answer Pete's question, we share our experiences with the DJI Mavic Mini. Paul has been extensively testing out the DJI Mavic Mini at the Drone U headquarters and has some interesting insights to share. First of all, in a bid to appeal to the mass market and keep prices low, has DJI cut any corners with their latest product? We share how the DJI Mavic Mini compares to its cousins like the Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Pro in terms of flying and cinematic capabilities. As is commonly believed, is the DJI Mavic Mini a good drone for flying in confined spaces?

In the next segment of the show, we talk about the rules for flying drones under 250 grams. Is it true that drone pilots can fly the DJI Mavic Mini without registration? And, countries like Canada have a different set of laws for drones under 250 grams. Are there any significant advantages to flying these mini drones in such countries? Paul makes some important clarifications. For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about the pros and cons of buying drones under 250 grams
Drone under 250 grams - Rules that you should be aware of
What are the rules for flying drones under 250 grams in countries like Canada?
Is the DJI Mavic Mini a good drone to fly? Is it possible to hack the DJI Mavic Mini?
Is the DJI Mavic Mini a good drone for flying in confined s...

Dec 05 2019

24mins

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BONUS: How can Part 107 Pilots Legally Fly a Drone in Canada with Transport Canada

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Canadian Drone Laws for Part 107 Drone Pilots
In today's show, Paul is joined by Transport Canada's Justin Miller to discuss what Part 107 pilots can do to legally fly a drone in Canada.

We start this show by sharing some of the most recent updates to Canadian drone laws. As per these recent updates, what are the rules for Part 107 pilots who wish to fly a drone in Canada? Do Part 107 pilots need any certification to fly a drone in Canada? If yes, what is the procedure for procuring this certification? And, are there a separate set of drone laws for commercial and hobby pilots?

Further, you will learn a bit about Canadian airspace, and how to best determine where you can and cannot fly. Other topics discussed on this show include rules for flying drones less than 250 grams (DJI Mavic Mini), flying over people, drone insurance and flying a drone in Canadian National Parks.

If you are thinking of flying down to Canada to capture the beautiful surroundings with your drone, this is a show that you must tune in to. Fly Safe!

Resources:

Transport Canada's Drone Safety Website

Instructions for Flying a Drone in a Canadian National Park

Get in Touch with Parks Canada

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

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Timestamps

Paul welcomes Justin from Transport Canada to the show
When were the Canadian drone laws last updated?
What are the drone laws for flying a DJI Mavic Mini in Canada?
Restricted Airspace and TFR's in Canada
How can US drone pilots fly in Canada?
Do you need a SFOC if you already have a Part 107 certificate?
Are there different set of drone laws for commercial and hobby pilots?
Are there any drones that are pre-qualified to fly over people? Justin explains the difference between basic airspace and advanced airspace
Are there different SFOC's for flying in basic and advanced airspace?
Is it easier for Part 107 pilots to get a SFOC?

Dec 02 2019

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ADU 01057: What Sensor Set up Is Required to Fly High and Keep My GSD at an Acceptable Level?

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Drone Mapping Tips - How to Pick the Right Sensor
Today's question is about the best sensors for drone mapping. We discuss the best sensors, drones, and mapping software that will allow you to fly high and still build accurate drone maps and models.

Our caller, Gary is a licensed surveyor who recently attended our in-person mapping class. In our previous show, "How Marking Ground Control Points Affects Your Accuracy in Drone Mapping", we had talked about the three main factors that affect GSD or Ground Sampling Distance: camera sensor, altitude, and focal length. In today's show, Gary has come up with a great follow up question about camera sensors.

Specifically, which sensor set up will allow you to fly high and still build accurate drone maps and models?

To answer Gary's question, we discuss different high-end sensors like the Zenmuse X7 and Sony A7 RMarkIII. We also discuss how enterprise drones like the Matrice210 and Matrice600 compare to the old warhorse, DJI Phantom. Apart from this, we compare different drone mapping software like GSPro, Litchi, and Pix4D to reveal the best option for you. If you are looking to enhance your mapping accuracy, this is a show you do not want to miss. Thanks for the great question, Gary. Fly Safe!

The Biggest Sale of The Year, the Drone U Black Friday Sale is LIVE. Do not miss out! Limited Time Offer!

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Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

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Timestamps

The Drone U Black Friday sale is Live! Do not miss the biggest deals of this year!
Today's question is about the best sensor set up for building accurate drone maps and models
Paul recaps the last show
What are the three variables that affect your GSD?
Does your terrain affect your GSD?
How does your sensor size co-relate to your GSD?
Can you use the X7 camera with GSPro for drone mapping?
Are you better off using the Litchi app with X7? Can you capture more details owing to the X7's higher dynamic ran...

Nov 29 2019

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BONUS: Drone News – Autel Evo 2 in 2020, Drone Pilot Fined $20,000 For Reckless Flying in Las Vegas, DJI Black Friday Deals

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Autel Robotics to Launch New Autel Evo 2 in 2020, Drone Pilot Fined $20,000 for Careless Flight, DJI Black Friday Deals, SQUIDS Drone, Drone Industry to Hit $100 Billion in 2020
Our biggest story today is about the Autel Evo 2. You heard that right. As per recent FCC filings, Autel Robotics is coming out with a new drone that will hit the markets as early as January 2020.
Rumored Specs of the new Autel Evo Drone -
This drone will come with 3 user-changeable gimbal modules that will give users 6K, 8K, and dual sensor capabilities.

586 gimbal – 8K camera

383 gimbal – 6K camera with one inch 20 MP sensor

Dual-sensor gimbal – Infrared camera with 8K video camera

According to industry insiders, the 586 gimbal on the Autel Evo 2 will be capable of taking still photos at 48 MP and recording 8K video at 25 fps. Additionally, users will be able to shoot 6K video at 30 fps or 4K at 30 or 60 fps.

You will be able to shoot those sweet slo-mo videos with the 383 gimbal as you can record 4K video at 120 fps. A wide aperture range (up to f/2.8) means that this camera should have excellent low light capabilities.

The dual sensor is particularly impressive as it takes infrared images at 640 x 512 or 320 x 256 and records 720p video.
Other Specs and Capabiltiies:
Top Speed of 44 mph

Geo-fencing free

360 degree obstacle avoidance

NIGHTBEAT mode for night-time photography

With such awesome capabilities, the Autel Evo 2 will far outshine not only the entire Mavic range but also the higher-end, DJI Inspire range. After the Skydio 2, the Autel Evo 2 is another reminder that these new entrants in the drone market are not only catching up, but in fact, leaving the industry leader, DJI far behind.

Let’s see if DJI is able to muster up a fitting response when it launches the DJI Mavic 3 in January 2020.

Our next story is a particularly interesting one. This is a story about drone pilot, Reuben Burciaga who was fined a hefty $20,000 for a reckless flight which ultimately ended as his drone landed next active airstrip at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. Reuben's initial fine of $14,000 has now ballooned to more than $20,000 due to late fees as he failed to respond back to the FAA. Time and again, we have discussed how FAA's lack of enforcement is endangering airspace safety. So, was the FAA right in slapping this huge $20,000 fine on Reuben? Hear this story, and let us know your thoughts.

Other topics discussed on the show are the SQUID drone and hyper-growth projections for the drone industry. Tune in for some excellent insights!

Drone U wishes all listeners a Happy Thanksgiving!!! May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends, rest and peace.

The Biggest Sale of The Year, the Drone U Black Friday Sale is LIVE. Do not miss out! Limited Time Offer!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

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Nov 28 2019

31mins

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ADU 01056: What Tips Can You Share About Staying up on All of the Tasks We Have to Do?

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How to Enhance Work Productivity
Today's question is about enhancing your work productivity. What are some recommended tools and systems for a more effective and compressed workflow?

Our caller, Desi has come up with another great question today. Desi is a busy drone pilot who is looking for some effective ways to get more done in less time. Specifically, she has a long work commute and is wondering how she can utilize this time in the best possible manner.

As a drone business owner, you will have to find time for business activities like sales & marketing and general admin tasks. With so much on your plate, it is important that you finish your daily tasks in the most efficient manner. So, should you go old school and jot down a daily to-do list in a book? Or, should you rely on the latest productivity tools to stay on top of things? We discuss the pros and cons of each approach.

Other topics discussed include time blocking techniques, how to implement systems and processes, and the benefits of staying healthy. For all this and so much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Desi. Fly Safe!

If you found this show interesting, you might want to check out our comprehensive Drone Business Course.

The Biggest Sale of The Year, the Drone U Black Friday Sale is LIVE. Do not miss out! Limited Time Offer!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

The Drone U Black Friday Sale Announced! Do not miss out!
Today's question is about enhancing your work productivity
Does your choice of productivity tool depend on your personality?
Does staying healthy help you enhance your productivity?
Which is the best tool for Desi?
Why is it important to differentiate between Tasks and Projects?
Does time-blocking work for Rob and Paul?
How to use geofenced notifications for your day-to-day tasks
Is GSuite a good productivity tool for your small business?

Nov 28 2019

34mins

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ADU 01055: Is there any Universal UAV language?

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Today we discuss the need for universal UAV language and training standards. Is this lack of uniformity endangering airspace safety?

Our caller, Desi has come up with an excellent question that has not been asked on Ask Drone U before. Desi has noticed how different pilots have different jargon for flight maneuvers. Understandably, this can cause confusion and endanger safety.

Desi has made a great observation. The absence of a universal language can  possibly cause a drone crash, especially when you are collaborating with a large team. Apart from a universal UAV language, we also discuss the pressing need to adopt uniform drone training standards. If you have encountered these issues while flying, you will find this show particularly interesting. Thanks for the great question, Desi. Fly Safe!

If you found this show interesting, you might want to check out our course, "Common FAA & UAS Terms Defined and Explained".

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

Today's question is about the need for a universal industry language for the UAV industry
Is there a pressing need for a uniform UAV language?
Does the industry have uniform standards for training drone pilots?
Are improperly trained pilots the main cause of flyaways and drone crashes?
Should the UAV industry adhere to the universal aviation language followed by manned pilots?
Is the DJI Mavic Mini a safe drone to fly?
How proper systems can help you gain the desired traction in your drone business

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Nov 25 2019

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BONUS: Drone News – Autel Robotics to Launch New Drone, DJI Mavic Mini Updates, LiDAR Drones

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Autel Robotics to launch new drone with dual sensors, DJI Mavic Mini taken apart, FEMA and GEMA organize drone training for pilots, Search and Rescue Drones, Lidar drones used to discover Second World War concentration camps
Our biggest news story this week is about Autel Robotics new dual drone with thermal and EO sensors. Following up on the success of the Autel Evo, Autel Robotics is all set to come out with a new dual drone that will compete directly with the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. As per industry rumors, this bird will come with a large 20 MP global shutter and a 640p thermal sensor that opens up a host of new and exciting possibilities. To learn more details about this soon-to-be-launched drone, check out our blog post, "Autel Robotics About to Launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Competitor".

Our next story is about the sub-250 gram drone, DJI Mavic Mini. We took apart this little drone and noted some interesting hardware additions for enhancing your drone footage.

If you own a DJI Mavic Mini or are thinking of getting one shortly, this segment of the show shall be particularly interesting to you. Further, Paul also reveals his experience with flying the DJI Mavic Mini. Like the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, is it possible to hack this little drone to fly in Atti mode?

Other topics discussed in this show are search and rescue drone missions, details about the recently concluded FEMA drone training, updates about the Drone Racing League, and LiDAR drones. Tune in for the latest and most exciting drone industry updates!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

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Timestamps

Autel Robotics to launch a new drone with dual sensors that will compete with Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
DJI Mavic Mini taken apart - What is inside this little drone?
Can you hack the DJI Mavic Mini for Atti Mode?
Drones for Good - An Inspire 2 used to in a successful search and rescue mission of a 84-year old man

Nov 25 2019

21mins

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ADU 01054: How Can I Get More Bartering Based Jobs?

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Is Bartering a Good Strategy for Drone Pilots?
Today's question is about bartering your drone services. Can you provide your drone services in exchange for hotel discounts or even a free stay?

Our caller, Trent from Austin has come up an interesting question today. Trent, like many of us loves traveling, and is wondering if he can get a discount of a free night's stay in exchange for drone photos and videos.

Great question, Trent. Bartering your drone services is a great idea but certainly not a new one. With many drone pilots, travel reviewers, bloggers and social media influencers approaching hotels and resorts with similar offers, how can you negotiate a good deal? Paul shares his own experience, and reveals how he managed to get a 50% discount on a AirBnB rental.

If you are like Trent, and would love to get bartering based jobs, you will find this show particularly interesting. Thanks for the great question, Trent. Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
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Timestamps

Come, be a part of the biggest drone games of the year; Book your spot at the 2020 Drone U Fly-in now!
A special thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about bartering drone services
What are the tax implications if you barter your drone services?
How to showcase your skills to a prospective client
Paul shares how he managed to get a 50% discount on an AirBnB rental in exchange for drone footage
How did Paul land his first big drone job?
How can you compete with other social media influencers and bloggers who are seeking a discount from hotels and resorts in exchange for their services?
Tips for building relationships with prospects with whom you wish to barter your services
How to showcase your skills to hotels and resorts

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Nov 22 2019

32mins

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ADU 01053: What Do I Need to Know About Traveling with My Drone?

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Tips and Tricks for Traveling with a Drone
Today's question is about traveling with your drone. What is the best and most cost-effective way of traveling with heavy drone gear?

Our caller, Desi is a busy pilot who regularly flies across the country for different assignments. Desi flies a DJI Inspire 2. Now, as many of you might have experienced, baggage restrictions and space constraints make it extremely difficult to fly with a large bird like the Inspire 2. What is the best resort for Desi? Is it really possible to fly with all her gear without paying extra?

To answer Desi's question, Paul shares some of his own experiences. Listeners will learn why he always prefers to fly with Southwest Airlines. Further, Paul reveals how a drone pilot can fly with 200 pounds of gear without paying an extra dime! If you found this show interesting, you might wish to check out Paul's article, "Traveling Tips and Little Known Facts for Drone Pilots - How to Get Free Luggage and Ensure a Successful Trip" for more insights on this topic. Thanks for the great question, Desi. Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Also, the folks over at Go Professional Cases are offering a special discount for Drone U members. GPC designs the highest quality professional cases for your drone and GoPro. And they will even custom design a case for you. Use the promo code DRONEU15 to avail a killer deal.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
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Timestamps

A Special Thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about traveling with your drone
Which is the best and most convenient airline for a drone pilot traveling with heavy gear?
How printing out a "Media Baggage Statement" and a "Media Pass" can allow you carry excess bagage without paying additional charges
How to print out a Photographer's Association media pass
Check out Paul's article where he shares his experiences of traveling with a drone
How much baggage can a drone pilot with a media pass ...

Nov 21 2019

27mins

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ADU 01052: Can I Fly DJI Drones over Prisons Even Though DJI Says It’s a No-Fly Zone?

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What are the rules for flying drones over prisons?
Today's question is about flying drones over prisons. Can you get into legal trouble for flying your drone over or near prison facilities?

Our caller, also named Paul is calling in today with an interesting question that has not been asked on ADU before. Paul wishes to use drones for conducting solar inspections. However, the solar farm is located right next to the state prison. While the prison authorities are willing to cooperate with Paul, are there any laws that prevent drone pilots from flying over and near prisons?

To answer Paul's question, we first reveal the drone laws for flying over and near state and federal prisons. Are the drone laws for federal prisons any different? Can you fly DJI drones over prisons once you turn off DJI geofencing by unlocking the red zone? We also discuss how building relationships with local authorities can help in such situations. Thanks for the great question, Paul. Fly Safe!

Want to learn how to unlock a DJI No-Fly Zone? Check out this instructional video for step-by-step instructions.

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Also, the folks over at Go Professional Cases are offering a special discount for Drone U members. GPC designs the highest quality professional cases for your drone and GoPro. And they will even custom design a case for you. Use the promo code DRONEU15 to avail a killer deal.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

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Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, GPC cases
Today's question is about flying drones over prisons
Can you fly over federal prisons as well as state prisons?
Can you fly a a DJI drone over a state prison if GEO 2.0 is turned off?
How can you unlock a DJI red zone?
Can you fly a drones over prisons and near prisons?
What are the rules for flying drones for federal prisons?
How building relationships with prison authorities can help you

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Nov 19 2019

17mins

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ADU 01051: How Marking Ground Control Points Affects Your Accuracy in Drone Mapping

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Best Practices for Marking Ground Control Points
Today's question is about ground control points. While processing data, how can you ensure that your GCP markers do not get pixelated on zooming in?

Our caller, Chris has come up with a great question today about drone mapping and GCP's. Specifically, he is finding it difficult to precisely mark Ground Control Points as the markers are prone to pixelation on zooming in. Now, Chris is using a high-end X4S camera that is known to capture sharp images. What steps can Chris take to overcome this issue and properly mark GCP's so that mapping accuracy is not compromised?

To help Chris out, we reveal the three most likely factors that could be causing this pixelation issue - camera sensor, altitude, and focal length. Further, we also reveal the importance of using big and easily discernible GCP's. So, what exactly is the ideal size of a GCP marker? And is there any particular reason why our landing pads (which can also be used as markers) are orange and blue? You will also learn some common mistakes that surveyors make when marking Ground Control Points. If you are a professional drone mapper looking for some nuanced drone mapping information, you will find this show particularly useful. Thanks for the great question, Chris! Fly Safe!

Do you wish to learn from world-class pilots with real world experience? This could be your chance. The Drone U Fly-in Challenge will be held from April 4-5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These unique drone games are designed to test your flying ability as you will be asked to complete carefully designed flight missions that mimic real-world scenarios. Don't miss the chance to participate in the BIGGEST and BEST drone event of the year. Limited Spots Available! Book Now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

How geo-referencing helps generate more accurate drone maps and models
How can you determine the quality of GPS points that you have marked?
Should you, as a professional drone mapper permit the construction contractor to pull GPS points?
How can attending the 2020 Drone U Fly-in help you? Paul shares some interesting details
How is the 2020 Drone U Fly-in bigger and better? Fly-in Challenge
Today's question is about Ground Control Point (GCP) markers pixelating as you zoom in
What is the ideal size of a GCP marker?
Understand Ground Sampling Distance

Nov 18 2019

33mins

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BONUS: Drone News – DJI Inspire 3, DJI launches Phone to Drone Remote ID, BVLOS

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DJI Inspire 3 Launch in 2020, DJI's new Drone to Phone Remote ID Technology, DJI Mavic Mini and how it affects airspace safety, Flying BVLOS in NY State, Drone Deliveries and much, much more...
Our biggest drone news story this week is about DJI's new Drone to Phone Remote ID technology. To assuage escalating concerns over drone security, industry leader, DJI recently introduced this new technology which makes it possible to detect drones within a 1-km range using an app. While this technology may help locate rogue drones and ensure airspace safety, does it raise any privacy issues for drone pilots? And, how will the FAA enforce compliance once this app is formally launched next year?

Next up, listeners will enjoy an animated discussion about the DJI Mavic Mini. Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have heard of this sub-250 gram drone whose biggest selling point is that there are no registration requirements. Does this ability to fly without registration endanger airspace safety?

In our next segment, we have some great news that will particularly interest NY drone pilots. A testing corridor for BVLOS flights recently opened up in New York State. In a recent blog post, we discussed how the ability to fly BVLOS will provide a much-needed fillip to services like drone deliveries, and the economy as a whole. Other topics discussed on this show are the DJI Inspire 3 and some tips for finding the best Black Friday deals. Tune in for the latest and most exciting insights. Fly Safe!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

DJI launches Drone to Phone Remote ID technology
How the ability to fly DJI Mavic Mini without registration is endangering airspace safety
MSX Support for Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual provides greater clarity to thermal images
DJI Inspire 3 to launch next year? Exclusive updates and latest details
Testing corridor for BVLOS flights opens up in NY State
How the ability to fly BVLOS can prove to be the much needed catalyst for drone delivery operations
Where can you find the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals?

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Nov 17 2019

26mins

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BONUS: How DJI Fulfills Remote ID on Mobile and Why Pilot Privacy Is Pivotal with Brendan Schulman

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Analyzing DJI's new Drone Remote ID System
Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs, DJI joins the podcast to discuss the new Drone to Phone application that DJI launched for mobile drone detection. With drone pilots up in arms over privacy concerns, how does this system work and what information is shared? Surprisingly enough, pilots will learn that they have more power than they thought in controlling this distribution of pilot information.

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

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Timestamps

How remote ID will mitigate risk and result in greater adoption of drone technology
How ASTM International is devising a strategy to implement drone remote id
Brendan explains the two ways via which remote id data and drone location can be transmitted
Are there any issues when a network is used to transmit drone remote id data?
DJI's new drone to phone remote ID system uses WiFi to transmit data - Does this setup raise any privacy concerns?
Are privacy concerns justified? Will remote id data be accessible to public?
Is drone to phone remote id similar to DJI Aeroscope?
What macro effect will drone to phone remote id have on the drone industry as a whole?
Can restricted/tiered access can help address privacy concerns?
Will DJI Mavic Mini be equipped with remote id capabilities?
Brendan reiterates DJI's firm intention to ensure data security

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Nov 16 2019

37mins

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BONUS: How Drone Training Pays Off In Dividends for Your Business

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In today's show, Paul is joined by Brandon Packman from Skywatch who shares how attending a Drone U Flight Mastery Training can help you avail a special educational discount on your drone insurance while enhancing safety at the same time.

The FAA is heavily promoting Drone Safety Week through advertisements, articles, and podcasts. However, the dearth of actionable and practical information can seriously mislead a drone pilot. In today's show, we share some little-known facts about Skywatch's drone insurance and its unique discounting mechanism which rewards pilots for flying safely. You will learn how to use the Skywatch App and how to avail discounts through it.

Listeners will also learn how factors such as your operating environment, flying technique, weather, and operating procedures can affect your drone insurance cost. Moreover, we also address some common drone insurance questions that pilots often ask us. For instance, is monthly drone insurance cheaper compared to annual drone insurance? Should you buy hull insurance? And, can you insure your ancillary equipment too?

Towards the end, we share how attending our flagship Drone U Flight Mastery Training can help you fly safer AND execute more skilled jobs. If you are looking for some practical money-saving and drone safety tips, this is a show you do not want to miss. Tune in now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

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Timestamps

Paul welcomes Brandon Packman from Skywatch to the show
Factors that affect your Skywatch insurance premium
Brandon explains how the Skywatch App works
Learn how you can earn discounts through the Skywatch App
Does Skywatch offer hourly, monthly as well as annual drone insurance?
What are some disadvantages of buying an annual drone insurance?
Can you buy hull insurance through Skywatch? How much does it cost?
Can sharing your flight logs with Skywatch help you earn greater discounts?
How can attending the Drone U Flight Mastery Training help you?
Watch out for the new updates to the Skywatch App
Paul explains how educational discounts can help you recover your investment in the Flight Mastery in 15 months
Can you insure your ancillary drone equipment through Skywatch?
Can you buy Skywatch insurance through your existing insurance broker?

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Nov 09 2019

18mins

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BONUS: OFF THE RECORD – Ban on Chinese Drones, Remote ID in 2020?, Drone Deliveries

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The American Security Drone Act of 2019, How the delayed launch of Remote ID is preventing drone technology from taking off, Drone Deliveries, Fall-out of US-China Trade Wars and much, much more....
The first story for today is about the American Security Drone Act of 2019. This act will prevent government agencies from utilizing federal funds to buy Chinese-manufactured drones. With many government agencies like fire departments and first responders primarily relying on DJI drones like Phantom and Mavic, this proposed ban could have a huge effect. Is this proposed ban harsh and uncalled for?

Next, we discuss how the delayed launch of Remote ID is preventing drone technology from truly taking off. Remote ID or Drone ID allows authorities to detect drones using systems like DJI Aeroscope. This will enhance drone safety, and eventually lead to wider adoption of drone technology. However, hindered by organizational constraints and resource limitations, the FAA is unlikely to implement this much-needed system anytime soon. In this segment of the show, we debate if we need a federal agency dedicated solely to the unmanned industry.

This serves as a good segue to our next topic - Drone Deliveries. Many nations (including developing ones) have been quick to realize the immense benefits of drone deliveries. However, the US, the most powerful and technologically advanced nation in the world is lagging behind as far as this technology is concerned. In this segment of the show, we discuss some creative uses of drone deliveries. Listeners will learn how brick-and-mortar retail stories can use drones for making last-mile deliveries. We also reveal how businesses are finding innovative ways of bypassing laws to kick-start their drone delivery operations.

Other topics discussed on this show include public safety drones, the fallout of US-China trade wars and drones with extended battery life.

If you want to learn where drone technology is headed in 2020 and beyond, you must not miss out on this show. Tune in now!

Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now!
Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!

Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.

If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832.

Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.
Looking for simple, fast, and transparent coverage that gives you peace of mind? Our friends at Skywatch are offering affordable on-demand drone insurance that rewards YOU for flying safely. Check them out NOW! Both hourly and monthly options available.

Follow us:
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
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Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://thedroneu.clickfunnels.com/drone-u-mapping-classes-2019

Timestamps

The American Security Drone Act of 2019 - is the proposed ban on Chinese-manufactured drones harsh and uncalled for?
Will the ban on DJI drones have a significant effect public safety organizations?
Can Remote ID lead to mass adoption of drones on a commercial scale?
Will Remote ID be launched in 2020?

Nov 05 2019

30mins

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