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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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Host is an annoying self-promoter who is jealous of other better sources of drone info. There’s a reason other show hosts are better known. They are more informative and positive than this wannabe.

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I love this podcast. I always learn something and love the mix of the 2 personalities.

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344 Ratings
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Unsubscribe & Delete. Terrible waste of time

By Bruegrassboy - May 29 2020
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Host is an annoying self-promoter who is jealous of other better sources of drone info. There’s a reason other show hosts are better known. They are more informative and positive than this wannabe.

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.
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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

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: BONUS: Drone News – DJI News, DJI Spark 2, DJI Rumors, Robomaster, Phantom 4 Pro

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DJI News, DJI Rumors, the all-new Robomaster S1, Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, Drone Regulations in Japan and much, much more...
Our biggest drone news story is about the all-new, DJI Robomaster S1. The Robomaster S1, an educational robot, priced at $499 is a ground-based drone that requires self-assembly. The Robomaster S1 is equipped with 6 sensors, has a top speed of 8 mph and can be programmed with Python and Scratch.

Our next big story is about the DJI Spark 2. Earlier we had reported that DJI was planning on launching a new and improved, DJI Spark 2 in July. However, the latest DJI rumors suggest that this release date has been pushed back. After news of the DJI Phantom 5 turned out to be a damp squib, this is certainly another letdown for drone lovers.

In our next drone news story, we talk about drone patents. Drone patents certainly give us an indication of market trends and remind us how some companies continue to dominate the drone industry. According to recently released data, DJI is the biggest filer of patents, by far. In fact, with more than 250 patents filed in 2017-2018 alone, DJI's tally was more than that of Amazon and Google combined.

Other topics discussed include DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and drone regulations in Japan. Tune in to listen to the latest and most exciting drone news of last week. 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. Try it for $1.

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 – https://www.thedroneu.com/droneu-events

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Meet the all new DJI Robomaster S1
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 limited inventory at Australian retailer Camzilla
Japan makes drinking and flying drones illegal
DJI flies 250 drone patents in 2017-2018
DJI rumors - DJI Spark 2 release delayed until further notice
Ask Drone U reaches 1000 shows!

Jun 22 2019

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Rank #3: 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.

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! Use discount code DUBO to get 10% off. Offer valid for a limited time only!

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/
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://thedroneu.clickfunnels.com/drone-u-mapping-classes-2019

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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

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Rank #4: 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!

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 over 30 courses, resources, plus our incredible community. Try it for $1.

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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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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Rank #5: ADU 01066: DJI Mavic Mini – Is It Worth Buying This Drone?

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DJI Mavic Mini Review
Today's question is about the DJI Mavic Mini. What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning this 250-gram drone?
Our caller for today, Frank wants to learn more about the DJI Mavic Mini. Specifically, what is the Mavic Mini good for? Sure, it is a compact, affordable, and does not need registration (more on this in the show). But, is this a good drone for commercial aerial photography and videography? Can you build a sustainable drone business with this drone?
Further, we clarify some important rules for drones weighing less than 250 grams. If you wish to learn more about drone laws governing the DJI Mavic Mini, you might want to check out our previous ADU show, "How can Part 107 Pilots Legally Fly a Drone in Canada with Transport Canada". We wrap up this show by comparing the Mini to its larger cousins like the Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Pro. Thanks for the great question, Frank. Fly Safe!
May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. Merry Christmas from the Drone U Family!
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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/.
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/
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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/
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://thedroneu.clickfunnels.com/drone-u-mapping-classes-2019
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Sign up for the Drone U Giveaway!
Today's question is about the DJI Mavic Mini
Should you buy the DJI Mavic Mini? We explore the pros and cons
What are the rules for flying a drone weighing less than 250 grams outside of the United States?
Is it mandatory for Part 107 pilots to register a drone weighing less than 250 grams?
What are the rules for flying a DJI Mavic Mini in Canada?
Is the compact size of the Mini a huge advantage?
Main drawbacks of the Mavic Mini
Is this a good training drone for new Part 107 pilots?
Is the Mini an easy drone to fly?
Things that hobby pilots should keep in mind before buying a DJI Mavic Mini
Is the DJI Mavic Mini a good drone for flying in ...

Dec 26 2019

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Rank #6: 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!

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:
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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

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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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Rank #7: BONUS: Drone News – DJI News, DJI Halts Phantom 4 Production, Impossible Drones

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DJI Halts Phantom 4 Production, US-1 by Impossible Aerospace, Drones for Herding Sheep and Spotting Koalas, Free Solo Movie and More by Ask Drone U
In this week's drone news, we share some important DJI News. Our first big story is about the Phantom 4 Pro. DJI has officially stated that the Phantom 4 Pro is out of production. Why has DJI halted production of their most popular drone? Could it be their recent scandal involving corporate fraud? Or, is DJI gearing up for the Phantom 5 launch?

In our next story, we discuss a unique drone, the US-1 by Impossible Aerospace. A large battery and some clever engineering allow this drone to stay up in the air for up to 2 hours. Priced at $7,000, will this innovative product find acceptance in the drone market? Next, we share how a drone pilot in Georgia was electrocuted while attempting to retrieve his drone from a tree and the safety precautions necessary to avoid that from happening to you.

Our last story is about the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo. According to speculations, a drone might have been used to film scenes inside the Yosemite National Park. As you may recall, drones are not allowed inside National Parks unless you take off and land from OUTSIDE the National Park. So, did the film crew indeed flout regulations by flying inside a National Park?

Other stories include drones for herding sheep and spotting koalas in Australia. Tune in 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.

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 – //amzn.to/2omQatT
Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – https://www.thedroneu.com/droneu-events/

Timestamps

Phantom 4 Pro is officially out of production
US-1, a drone by Impossible Aerospace, can fly for up to 2 hours
Herding sheep with the Mavic 2 Enterprise
Drone pilot in Georgia electrocuted when trying to retrieve his drone
Drone with thermal cameras used to spot koalas in Australia
Was a drone used in Free Solo for capturing some El Capitan scenes?

Mar 15 2019

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Rank #8: ADU 0974: Drone Mapping | Drones in Construction, 4D BIM, Pix4D

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How Can I Segue into the Drone Mapping Business? What Are Some Client Deliverables That I Should Be Aware Of?
Today's show is about using drones in construction. You will learn how to use drone mapping for creation of 4D BIM models, hyperlapses, and volumetric measurements.

Our caller, Trent, after attending our Austin mapping class is thinking of starting a drone mapping business. Trent already has some clients in the construction and real estate industry for whom he is doing aerial photography and videography. Which mapping services can Trent provide to his existing clients? What are some lucrative and innovative mapping deliverables for the construction industry?
4D BIM and Hyperlapses
To answer Trent's question, we first discuss how drones can be used for construction marketing. Using drones, it is possible to build 3D maps at different stages of a construction project. Capturing a fourth element, time, will allow drone pilots to create a beautiful hyperlapse - an innovative way of marketing a construction project. Of course, you will need to spruce up your video editing skills to piece together a construction hyperlapse. Drone U Members can check out the different video editing classes by going HERE.

Further, we also reveal how drone technology can be leveraged to build 4D BIM models. BIM or Building Information Modeling is the future of construction. Using BIM, it is possible to facilitate greater collaboration between the numerous stakeholders in a construction project. Using drone technology and BIM, you can build accurate and lifelike 4D models. Apart from time, you can also incorporate cost (5D BIM) and functional characteristics (6D BIM) into a drone model.
Volumetric Assessment Using Drones
Listeners will also learn how drone technology is being used for volumetric stockpile assessment in construction. While this is slowly becoming the norm, drone pilots are still not adopting the best practices for making the most accurate stockpile calculations. You can check out our comprehensive drone mapping software guide for further information on this topic.
Marketing Strategies for Growing Your Drone Business
Towards the end of the show, we have Rob sharing some valuable marketing strategies that will help drone pilots grow their drone business. Drawing from his two-decades of business experience, Rob shares some creative marketing tactics which will help you stand out, even in an intensely competitive market. Traditional marketing vs. Digital marketing - which is the best option for you? Tune in to find out. Thanks for the great question, Trent. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about how to segue into the drone mapping business
Mapping deliverables that a drone pilot can make to a client
How to create a hyper lapse for marketing a construction project

May 03 2019

28mins

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Rank #9: 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!

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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 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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Rank #10: BONUS: How Pix4D React Will Revolutionize Public Safety Operations and Disaster Response

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Pix4D React Sneak Peek
Today's podcast episode explores Pix4D's newest mapping product, REACT which allows users to create orthomosaics of large areas in minutes not hours. While most photogrammetry processing creates point clouds then other data products from that, React creates only an orthomosaic. This orthomosaic gives users a live visualization of a large area to make navigational decisions, logistical decisions, and material decisions. When companies need environmental information fast, drone mapping and react have become that answer.

When disaster strikes and response teams need to know which streets are blocked, which houses need resources and which civilians need evacuation...React provides the information seamlessly and quickly. Working in environments without cellular data isn't a problem with React, simply insert the drone SD card into your computer and start processing anywhere. In a few minutes, your completed orthomosaic will display on the screen.

Users can take measurements, area measurements, mark locations and showcase GPS coordinates of specific areas. Easily export your situational awareness data via PDF or GeoTIFF. Quickly measure burn areas and strategize response planning. Pix4D React will change disaster planning, tactical implementation and decision making as a whole.

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Timestamps

Paul welcomes Angad to listeners
The many benefits of using Pix4D React
Is Pix4D React powered with the fastest algorithm among all mapping software?
Can you run Pix4D React on an entry-level computer?
Can you use Pix4D React without internet connectivity?
Angad shares how Pix4D React has been built by taking user feedback into consideration
PC or MAC - Which is the best drone mapping software?
Which acquisition strategy will work the best for Pix4D React?
How fast processing makes Pix4D React the ideal software for disaster areas
What is the processing speed for Pix4D React?
Navigating Pix4D React
Can you process oblique imagery in Pix4D React?
How can Pix4D React help you prepare for an upcoming disaster?
How Pix4D React can help you with law enforcement and tactical pre-pl...

Sep 11 2019

40mins

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Rank #11: BONUS: Drone News | DJI Phantom 5, Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro, Drone Deliveries, Drones for Good

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BIGGEST Drone News Story of This Week: Has DJI Killed the Iconic Phantom Series? Will We Ever See a DJI Phantom 5? And a Showdown: The Mavic 2 Pro vs. Phantom 4 Pro
In our BIGGEST Drone News story this week, you will learn if DJI has KILLED their plans to launch the DJI PHANTOM 5. Has DJI permanently shut down their iconic Phantom series of drones? This news might upset a lot of dronies, who like us are huge fans of the Phantom's versatile capabilities. We also speculate if DJI plans to upgrade the Mavic series to fill the gap left by Phantom. But, is this a smart move on DJI's part? Can an upgraded Mavic 2 with a global shutter replace the Phantom 4 Pro? If you are a drone enthusiast who likes to learn about the latest industry happenings, this is a story you do not want to miss.
Drone Deliveries finally take flight - Google's Wing Aviation and Zipline
In our Drone News segment, the next big story is about drone deliveries. After months and months of speculation, two drone delivery companies - Google's Wing Aviation and the San-Francisco-based, Zipline are finally gaining some traction. We had reported earlier how various regulatory hurdles are preventing drone deliveries from taking flight. However, it is heartening to note that Google's Wing Aviation has become the first drone delivery company to receive FAA approval. How did Wing Aviation manage to get FAA approval for drone deliveries? While frustrating, does FAA's tentative approach bode well for the long-term good of the drone delivery industry?

Zipline has been making drone deliveries in Africa since 2014. They just announced that they would be making drone deliveries of medical supplies in Ghana. Indeed, the flexible regulatory framework in Africa has allowed Zipline to scale up their drone delivery operations quite impressively. Will Zipline become the second company after Google to make drone deliveries in the United States?
Drones for Good
Other interesting stories in our drone news segment include using drones for monitoring air pollution and environmental conservation. Tune in for the latest and most exciting drone news!

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Timestamps

Drones being used to monitor air quality and emission levels in Denmark
How drones are used for environmental conversation in Hawaii
Drone Deliveries finally take flight - Google's Wing Aviation becomes the FIRST company to receive FAA approval
San Francisco-based Zipline starts making drone deliveries in Ghana
The BIG Drone News Story of this week - What's up with DJI's Phantom 4 Pro?
Will we ever see a DJI Phantom 5?
Will DJI upgrade the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom to fill the gap left by the Phantom 4 Pro?
Mavic 2 Pro vs. Phantom 4 Pro - Can you replace a Mavic 2 Pro with a Phantom 4 Pro?
What is the benefit of Mavic 2's new smart controller?

May 01 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: ADU 01006: Drone Surveying and Mapping Jobs That Do NOT need a Licensed Surveyor

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What are Some Drone Surveying and Mapping Jobs that Do Not Need a Licensed Surveyor to Sign Off on Them?
Today's show is about drone surveying and mapping.

Austin from North Carolina, a regular ADU listener, listened to our show, "Can Drone Pilots Create Drone Maps Without Being a Surveyor? ". In this show, we discussed how licensed surveyors and state surveying boards are harassing drone pilots taking up drone surveying jobs. In his question today, Austin is wondering whether all drone surveying jobs require a licensed surveyor to sign off on them.

Drone surveying and mapping have many different applications, and it is essential to segment these applications into two distinct categories. While some applications require a drone pilot to team up with a licensed surveyor, there are many applications for which you do not need a licensed surveyor at all.

In this show, you will learn about the different drone uses like 3D reconstruction, NDVI mapping, and volumetric measurements that do not require a surveying license. Further, we also discuss how different states have different drone laws when it comes to drone surveying and mapping. Which are some of the best and worst states for drone surveying and mapping? Tune in to find out. Thanks for the great question, Austin. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

ContextCapture vs. Pix4D - Which is the better option for drone mapping?
Today's question is about drone surveying and mapping
Do you need a surveying license to draw boundary lines?
Can you showcase accuracy without having a surveyors license?
Do you need a licensed surveyor to do ALTA surveys and boundary surveys?
Do state surveying boards have the authority to prevent drone pilots from taking up drone surveying jobs?
What are the laws for drone surveying in California?
Do different states have different laws when it comes to drone surveying?
Drone surveying and mapping uses for which you do NOT need a licensed surveyor
Do Native Americans have any right over airspace?

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Jul 09 2019

24mins

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Rank #13: BONUS: Drone News – Skydio 2 Dock, Drone Integration and Zoning Act, Ford Drone Patent, Drone Search and Rescue

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Skydio 2 Dock for enhanced automation, the regressive "Drone Integration and Zoning Act", Ford files a futuristic drone patent, drone search and rescue and much, much more...
We are back with some of the biggest and most exciting drone news of this week with the DroneDJ himself, Haye Kesteloo. Our biggest drone news story this week is about Skydio 2. For folks who have not been following the news, Skydio released a new drone, Skydio 2 about two weeks back. Following up on this, Skydio recently announced the Skydio 2 Dock.

The Skydio 2 Dock is a "self-contained weatherproof charging station" that might make it possible to conduct autonomous operations in the future. Particularly, this Skydio accessory will be really useful for enterprise customers who wish to automate their day-to-day operations. While the FAA does not permit autonomous operations at present, the Skydio 2 Dock certainly indicates what the future of drone technology might look like.

In our next piece of drone news, we discuss the recent, "Drone Integration and Zoning Act" introduced by Senator Mike Lee. This Act aims to undermine the FAA's authority by putting states, cities and Native American tribes in charge. Tune in to discover how this act will place severe restrictions on a drone pilot's right to fly.

Other topics covered in today's show include drone search and rescue, LiDAR-equipped mapping drones, and an innovative "vehicle-integrated drone" patent filed by Ford. Fly safe!

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Timestamps

Drone Integration and Zoning Act undermines the FAA's authority and puts local governments in charge
Drone search and Rescue - A Matrice M210 used to successfully locate a six-year-old in Minnesota
Skydio releases Skydio 2 Dock, a "self-contained weatherproof charging station"
Ford files a new patent for a futuristic "Vehicle-Integrated Drone"
Planes and drones equipped with LiDAR help discover and map Maya ruins in Mexico
Farmers using drones to lure sheep in the right direction

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Oct 22 2019

24mins

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Rank #14: 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 with 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 an 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!

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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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Rank #15: BONUS: Drone News – Autel Evo 2 Review (view 8k raw), V-Coptr Falcon from CES 2020

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Comprehensive Autel Evo 2 Drone Review, the bi-copter drone - V-Coptr Falcon and much more from CES 2020
In today's special show, Paul and Haye join us from CES 2020 to share the latest and most exciting updates.
The big story this week is about the Autel Evo 2 drone. As expected, Autel Robotics has launched their new Autel Evo drone at CES 2020. We managed to get our hands on this drone for a test flight - and we were blown away by the spectacular results. As of now, Autel has launched the 8K variant and the 6K and dual variants are set to release shortly. Check out our detailed review for more insights on this topic.
We share Autel Evo 2's 8K footage and do a side-by-side comparison with the Phantom 4 Pro V2. Which brings us to our second story.
DJI has resumed production for the Phantom 4 V2. Certainly, this is great news for die-hard enthusiasts who swear by this drone's performance. More details in the show. Other topics covered in today's show include the bi-copter drone V-Coptr Falcon and FAA's Remote ID NPRM. Tune in for some excellent insights!
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
Autel Evo 2 Released - Does this drone live up to the hype?
Specs, variants and release date for the Autel Evo 2
Will the Autel Evo 2 prove to be a good public safety drone?
Check out this 8K footage from the Autel Evo 2
Autel Evo 2 vs Phantom 4 Pro 8K vs. 4K footage comparison
Has the competition leapfrogged DJI with its latest products?
Autel Evo 2 pricing and availability
Is the Autel Evo 2 free of geofencing?
DJI resumes production for the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2
VCoptr Falcon, a bicopter drone with 50 minutes of flight time launched at CES 2020
How to responsibly comment on FAA's Remote ID NPRM
Check out our Remote ID NPRM webinar
Will the Remote ID NPRM hurt the demand for drones?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscX0mIs_kM&feature=youtu.be

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #16: ADU 0957: As a Professional Drone Mapper, How Do I Differentiate Myself from the Competition?

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In today's show, we discuss different strategies that skilled and experienced drone mappers can employ to make their business stand out from the competition.

Our caller, Glen, is a professional drone mapper with extensive experience and deep technical knowledge. Glen is livid that inexperienced drone pilots are taking on complex mapping jobs that they are not equipped to do. How can Glen advertise his skills and convince the client to hire him instead?

An effective way of addressing Glen's problem is through educating the client. Often clients are unaware of the complexities of drone mapping. You will learn how visual and verbal communication can help the client realize that creating accurate maps is not possible without survey-grade equipment and the right mapping workflow.

Paul reveals the various topics of discussion that will help showcase your mapping knowledge to your potential clients. Topics discussed include correctly setting GCP's, eliminating mean projection error, removing the ellipsoid error, operating mapping software, and much more. Thanks for the great question, Glen. Fly safe!

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Timestamps

Today we discuss how professional mappers can differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace
Can novice pilots with poor technical knowledge find success within the mapping industry?
Should professional mappers educate clients who are not aware about the various complexities of drone mapping?
How to mark your GCP's when you do not have any reference images
Three ways of educating prospective clients
How to make a marketing video that best showcases your mapping skills and addresses your target audience
Importance of adhering to a proper workflow for generating accurate drone maps
Tips & Tricks for accurately marking GCP's
Can you generate an accurate drone map by using an all-in-one application like DroneDeploy?
Importance of getting a thorough education before making your foray into drone mapping
Some more tips for accurately marking GCP's
What are some benefits of using the Drone U landing pad?

Mar 14 2019

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Rank #17: ADU 0980: How Do You Acquire the Most Accurate Data for Drone Mapping?

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Today, we discuss workflow for acquiring the most accurate drone mapping data. We also compare DroneDeploy and Pix4D to reveal the best mapping software for professional drone mappers.
Our caller Chris wants to take up drone mapping jobs with his Matrice M210. Firstly, Chris is wondering if he can use drone mapping software like Pix4D or Deploy with his Matrice M210. Chris is also looking for some tips & tricks which will help him acquire the most accurate mapping data.

To answer Chris's question, we first compare the pros & cons of Pix4D and DroneDeploy. Sure, DroneDeploy is easier to use. In spite of this, why are professional mappers like Chris better off using Pix4D? And is Pix4D compatible with DJI Matrice? Next, we share the best drone mapping practices that will help you achieve the highest level of accuracy in drone mapping.

Why is flight altitude significant in drone mapping? Should you alter your data acquisition strategy based on weather conditions? Listeners will also learn the difference between GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) and Resolution, and why GSD is a more accurate gauge of data quality in drone mapping. Thanks for the great question, Chris. Fly Safe!

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A special thanks to our awesome sponsor, Colorado Drone Chargers
Today's question is about how to acquire the most accurate data in drone mapping
DroneDeploy vs. Pix4D - which is the better software for drone mapping?
DroneDeploy is easier to use. Why should I go for Pix4D?
Can you use Pix4D or Drone Deploy with Matrice M210?
What is the best way to learn different data acquisition strategies in drone mapping?
Why is flight altitude important in drone mapping?
3 Factors that affect Ground Sampling Distance (GSD)
GSD vs Resolution - what is the difference?
How does weather affect your drone mapping data?
Should your data acquisition plan differ for every mapping project?
Should you keep the same camera settings for every mapping project?

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May 16 2019

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Rank #18: ADU 01078: How to Start a Drone Business

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How to Launch and Grow a Drone Business
Today's show is about starting a drone business. What are some of the biggest challenges that you will face, and how can you overcome them?
Our caller for today, Bryan is keen on starting his own drone business. Great decision! However, understandably, he is confused with the nuts and bolts of launching a new business. From formulating a solid business plan to coming up with creative marketing strategies, there is a lot that goes into building a successful business.
To help Bryan out, Rob and Paul share some interesting perspectives that they have gained after years of business experience. Listeners will learn why the support of a spouse, family, and friends can immensely help them, especially in their initial years. Apart from commercial considerations, we also discuss the importance of having a strong "Why" that will inspire you to put in your 100%. We also share why it is important to associate with clients that you truly enjoy working with. Towards the end, we share some scaling strategies guaranteed to give you a competitive advantage.
Folks who are looking for some help to start or grow their businesses will find this show particularly interesting. Thanks for the great question, Bryan. Fly Safe!
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Today's question is about starting your own drone business
Our Drone U Business Course is designed to simplify the process of setting up and running your own business; check it out now!
What are some good sources to have your business logo designed?
Should you build your own website for your drone business?
Rob shares some great advice on getting started
How to leverage your existing contacts to start your own drone business
How effective time-blocking can help you get more done
How a supportive spouse can help you deal with the pressures of managing your drone business
Do you need a strong why to be a successful drone business owner?
How to build a dream team, and cultivate collaboration
Are you working with clients that you truly enjoy working with?
How clarity and strategic planning can help you scale up your drone business
Why continuous learning and personal development is c...

Feb 11 2020

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Rank #19: 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!

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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.

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Today's question is about getting 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?

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Dec 11 2019

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Rank #20: BONUS: Drone News | Drone Delivery, DJI News, DJI Rumors, DJI Phantom 4 RTK, Drones in Hollywood, Drone Laws

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In today's drone news show, we discuss drone delivery services, the latest DJI news, DJI rumors, Drones in films and much, much more. Will we see a new DJI drone on May 15th? Tune in to find out!
Will New Firmware Upgrades for Phantom 4 Pro RTK Enhance Drone Mapping?
Our first DJI News is about the Phantom 4 Pro RTK. DJI has introduced new firmware upgrades for their mapping drone, Phantom 4 Pro RTK. These new firmware updates introduce new flight modes, one of them being terrain awareness. Terrain Awareness allows mappers to map a site with large elevational changes accurately. While these upgrades are quite positive, drone mappers have already been flying in "Terrain Awareness" mode using Maps Made Easy. Has DJI been unable to fulfill its initial promise of a "compressed and easier workflow" with the Phantom 4 Pro RTK? Why are drone pilots still preferring the ubiquitous Phantom 4 Pro over the Phantom 4 Pro RTK?
Drones in Hollywood
In our second segment of this show, we talk about drones in Hollywood. Australian drone maker, XM2, makes customized drones that have been used to film some popular Hollywood movies like Aquaman and the upcoming, Star Wars. Their largest drone, Sierra, weighs 70 kilos and has a payload capacity of 30 kilos. Even large birds like the Alta 8 (payload 6.8 kilos) and the Matrice M600 (payload 6 kilos) dwarf in comparison to this XM2 drone. XM2 drones have some serious capabilities, and not surprisingly, they cost some serious money too. While drone costs range from $20,000 - $70,000, an entire drone system (inclusive of the camera) could see your cost balloon to as high as $500,000! But, are drone providers in Hollywood complying with drone laws and regulations or simply skirting the law? This serves as a good segue into our next topic - Drone Delivery Services.
WakeMed, in Association with UPS, Starts Drone Delivery Services in North Carolina
We have been reporting how archaic drone laws and FAA's tentative approach have prevented drone deliveries from taking flight. In our last Drone News show, we revealed how Amazon has managed to get permission from the FAA to start drone deliveries in rural Virginia under CFR 135. In today's show, we share how WakeMed hospital campus and UPS have begun using drone delivery for transporting medical samples. Hearing how the power of drone technology is being leveraged to provide more efficient healthcare will certainly enthuse all drone enthusiasts tuning in to this show. This Drone News segment again highlights how drones can be used for the greater good.
The Biggest DJI News Story for Today - Are the DJI Rumors True? Will We See a New Drone on May 15th?
And, saving the best for the last. Our BIGGEST DJI news story is about a new product release on May 15th, 9 am EST. Die-hard optimists might still be hopeful of a DJI Phantom 5 launch on May 15th. Or, shall we see an upgraded Mavic 2 or maybe even a Spark 2? While Haye KNOWS exactly what we will see from DJI on the 15th, unfortunately, he cannot reveal the answer because he has signed a strict NDA with DJI. But being the good natured person that he is, Haye drops some big hints throughout the show. Tune in to see if you can guess the answer! Fly Safe!

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May 11 2019

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BONUS: Drone News – Drone Deliveries Register Stupendous Growth, Zipline to Commence Operations in the US, Autonomous Drones for Reforestation

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Zipline to Commence Drone Delivery Operations from North Carolina, Flash Forest Uses Autonomous Drones for Reforestation, Is 2020 the Year of Drones?, Wing Aviation Grows at 500%
Our main story today is about drone deliveries. The US has been lagging behind countries like Australia and even Africa due to archaic laws that make it incredibly difficult to use drones for making deliveries. So, far, delivery providers have been choosing to fly under Part 135 since making drone deliveries under Part 107 was thought to be nearly impossible.
However, recently, we published a detailed blog post revealing how operators can make deliveries under Part 107. Now, as per the latest industry reports, drone delivery provider, Zipline has been approved by the FAA to make deliveries in the US. And Zipline is planning on flying under Part 107. Zipline shall be delivering medical supplies and is planning to commence operations from North Carolina. All this and much more in this segment of the show.
Other topics discussed in today's show include Wing Aviation registering a 500% rise in drone deliveries, how the virus outbreak has resulted in increased usage of drone technology, autonomous drones for reforestation, and much, much more…
We hope you enjoy this show.
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- How to make drone deliveries under Part 107
- Zipline officially approved by the FAA to make drone deliveries; operations to commence in North Carolina
- Can you make drone deliveries by daisy chaining visual observers?
- Gartner reports predicts that a million drones will be used for retail deliveries by 2026
- Wing Aviation registers a 500% rise in drone deliveries in the wake of the coronavirus
- Has the pandemic forced us to increase usage of drone technology?
- Flash Forest, a Canadian-based start up starts using autonomous drones for reforestation

May 30 2020

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ADU 01105: Is the FAA Enforcing Action Against Pilots Who Are Illegally Flying BVLOS?

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How to Deal With Illegal Drone Pilots
Today's question is about illegal BLOVS flights.
Our caller for today, Mark has come up with a great question that has not been asked on ADU before. Mark recently saw a video where an Autel Evo 2 was flown more than a mile away. In yet another instance, another YouTuber took his Mavic Mini to 18,000 feet AGL. Have these YouTubers taken the necessary legal permission to fly these shots that are outside the rules of Part 107? If not, what is the likelihood of the FAA enforcing action against such illegal drone pilots?
Flying illegally certainly sets a bad precedent - more so, if you are a prominent YouTuber with millions of followers. Tune in to find out what you can do if you come across similar instances. Thanks for the great question, Mark. Fly Safe!
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Our sponsor for today are the Drone U Mini Landing Pads
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Today's question is about BVLOS flights
How far away does the FAA allow to fly your drone?
Are YouTubers flying their drone thousands of feet away doing so in a legal manner?
Should you report illegal drone pilots?
How difficult is it to prove illegal drone activity? What is the likelihood of the FAA taking action against such pilots?

May 21 2020

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ADU 01104: Can You Add 3D Renderings to a Video?

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Workflow and Tips for Adding 3D Renderings to a Video
Today's question is about adding 3D renderings to a video.
Our caller for today, Tom is not sure how he can add 3D renderings to a video. Doing so will certainly result in better engagement. But, how can he do that? Which software will allow Tom to add 3D renderings to a video?
We help Tom out in this short but informative show. Thanks for the great question! Fly Safe!
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  Today's question is about adding 3D renderings to a video
  How can you create a video from a drone map or model?
  Can you add a 3D rendering to a video? Which tools can you use?

May 20 2020

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BONUS: Drone News – Drone Almost Crashes into the Blue Angels, More Trouble for DJI, Drone Show in Rotterdam, Drones for Disinfecting Sports Stadiums

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Near Drone Crash During Detroit America Strong Flyover, DJI Drones for Spying?, Brendan Schulman talks about DJI and Data Security, Drone Show in Rotterdam on Liberation Day, Drones for Disinfecting Sports Stadiums
Our big story this week is about a drone that came dangerously close to the Blue Angels during the recent Detroit America Strong Flyover. Drone U's Vic Moss managed to download this footage from Mr. Lucia, the drone pilot's FB page before it was pulled down. A TFR was likely in place when the drone pilot illegally captured this footage. Flouting a TFR is a breach of national defense airspace rules and is a federal crime. Currently, multiple agencies are on the lookout for Mr. Lucia. Tune in now for more detailed insights on this story!
In our next story, you will learn that Republican lawmakers have questioned if drones donated by DJI for public safety are being used for spying. Regular ADU listeners might be aware of the intense scrutiny that Chinese manufacturer DJI is facing with regards to data security. After the trade wars, these tensions have been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak. But, are these wild and illogical accusations fuelled by patriotic fervor? In a recent podcast, Brendan Schulman talks about the different issues that DJI is facing in the United States. If you are a drone enthusiast, we highly recommend you check out this interview.
Other topics covered in this week's news show include drone show in Rotterdam, drones for disinfecting sports stadiums, and a sneak-peek into the incredible Mercedes-Benz museum in Germany. Do not miss today's special show! Fly Safe!
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Drone almost crashes into the Blue Angels during the Detriot flyover
Drones donated by DJI used for spying questions lawmakers
Brendan Schuman talks about DJI, data security in an in-depth interview
Drone show in Rotterdam by artist duo on Liberation Day
Plans afoot to use drones for disinfecting sports stadiums
FPV drone gives us a sneak peek into the incredible Mercedes-Benz museum in Germany
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May 16 2020

34mins

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BONUS: DJI Mavic Air 2 In-Depth Review by Vic Moss

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Assessing the Image Quality and Commercial Viability of DJI Mavic Air 2
In today's show, award-winning photographer, Vic Moss reviews the all-new DJI Mavic Air 2.
DJI has been touting this new drone's ability to capture 48 MP images. But, can you really capture 48 MP images with a half-inch sensor? And, how do these 48 MP images compare to the regular, 12 MP images? Vic edits 12 MP and 48 MP live on the show and presents a detailed side-by-side comparison. By the end of the show, you will be able to determine the commercial viability of this sub-$1,000 dollar.
Do not miss this show! Tune in now!
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- Paul welcomes Vic to the show
- Vic explains his editing workflow
- Vic edits 48 MP DJI Mavic Air 2 captures
- Does it take significantly longer to process 48 MP images?
- As far as sharpness and detailing goes, are the 48 MP images good enough for professional photography?
- Is the image sharpness retained on blowing up images?
- Vic reviews 12 MP DJI Mavic Air 2 images
- Side-by-side comparison of 12 MP and 48 MP DJI Mavic Air 2 images
- Vic presents his findings - Is this sub-$1,000 dollar drone a good option for professional photography and videography?
- Are there any issues with the stripped-down DJI Fly App? Can we expect a firmware update anytime soon?
- Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 a commercially viable drone?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrsITZBBliQ&feature=youtu.be

May 14 2020

20mins

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ADU 01103: How to Truly Ground Truth Drone Mapping Precisely

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Expert Tips for Building Accurate Drone Maps and Models
Today's question is about ground truthing your drone maps.
Our caller, Jon from Arizona is a new ADU listener who is learning the nuances of drone mapping. Jon's question today is about ground truthing. How can you ground truth if you are using a drone like Phantom 4 RTK which relies on a NTrip network? Will your mapping accuracy go down if your NTrip network is not stable?
Additionally, we also discuss the best fixed-wing options and workflow for mapping really large tracts of land. Thanks for the great question, Jon. Fly Safe!
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- Today's question is about ground truthing drone mapping
- How can you ground truth your ground control points if you are using a P4P RTK?
- How can Drone U help you create accurate drone maps and models?
- Which is the best fixed drone for mapping really large areas?
- What are some difficulties that you will encounter when you attempt to map really large areas?
- How drone mapping is helping us tackle serious environmental problems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgb8l6F5IUg&feature=youtu.be

May 13 2020

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ADU 01102: Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 a Commercially Viable Drone?

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Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 a Good Drone for Commercial Applications Like Videography and Drone Mapping?
Today's show is about the DJI Mavic Air 2.
Recently, DJI released its new drone, the Mavic Air 2 with much fanfare. We were one of the first ones to report leaked specs and give you a sneak peek even before this drone was released in the market. Now that this new DJI drone has been officially launched, we present the pros and cons of this new drone in far greater depth.
Is it true that you can capture 48 MP imagery with this new DJI drone? How does this new drone compare to its predecessor, the DJI Mavic Air? And can you replace larger DJI drones like the Mavic 2 Pro with this new DJI drone? If you are a Part 107 pilot thinking of buying this new drone for commercial usage, tuning in to this show will give you some great insights!
We hope you enjoy this show!
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- Little-known facts about the DJI Mavic Air 2
- Can you really shoot 48MP imagery with a half-inch sensor?
- Can you use the Mavic 2 Air for drone mapping?
] - How does the sensor on the Mavic 2 Air compare with its large
- Does the DJI Mavic 2 Air come with a global shutter or mechanical shutter?
- Is the Mavic 2 Air a good drone for professional videography?
- Can you replace larger drones with the Mavic 2 Air for on-set productions
- Mavic 2 Pro vs. DJI Mavic Air - how do they compare?
- Can you use this new DJI drone for low light photography?
- Watch out for our detailed DJI Mavic 2 Air Review with Vic Moss
- Paul recaps the show
- Can an American drone manufacturer fill up DJI's rather large shoes?

May 12 2020

26mins

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BONUS: Drone News – DJI Matrice 300 RTK Sneak Peek, DJI Mavic Air 2 Battery Issue, Remote ID Updates, Drone Deliveries Under Part 107

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DJI Matrice 300 Released, DJI Mavic Air 2 Battery Issue, Drone Deliveries Possible Under Part 107, FAA Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID
Our biggest story this week is about the DJI Matrice 300 RTK.
The rumors mills had been abuzz for quite a while now and even we have been sharing regular updates about this enterprise drone on previous shows. All these speculations were finally proven true as DJI released a promotional video announcing the DJI Matrice 300, albeit accidentally.
DJI Matrice 300 Specs:
Superior AI capabilities55 minutes flight time12 MP Wide, 20 MP ZoomTriple payload capability2.7 kg payload Thermal option available
You have the option of flying a thermal camera (H22) or a non-thermal one (H20) with this drone. What is surprising is that DJI has chosen NOT to partner with FLIR, the industry leader in the thermal camera segment for this particular drone.
Additionally, it is possible to hand over the controls to another pilot, greatly expanding the range of the drone.   
When it comes to applications, this drone can result in a more efficient workflow for cell tower and power-line inspections. In today’s show, you will learn how you can automate flight paths as well as camera movements when you fly the DJI Matrice 300. Tune in to this segment of the show to learn more about this monster enterprise drone.
Our next big story is about the DJI Mavic Air 2. If you are planning on buying this new drone, you must check out this story where we discuss battery issues that new pilots are currently struggling with.
There have also have been some interesting developments in the remote id space. FAA has gone ahead and announced technology partners for their new restrictive remote id technology. And this list of technology partners does not include a single drone manufacturer. Neither does this list include any organization that is solely representing the interests of drone service providers.
Regular ADU listeners might recall that the FAA’s remote id NPRM had received 54,000 comments from a worried drone community.  Does this new development indicate that the FAA is not paying heed to all our concerns?
Other topics discussed on this show include DJI M210 vs. DJI 600, drone deliveries under Part 107 and much, much more.
We hope you enjoy this show!
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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!
Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.
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- DJI releases the Matrice 300 RTK
- AI capabilities allows drone pilots to automate flight paths
- Can the DJI Matrice 300 RTK be flown by a beginner drone pilot?
- DJI NOT working with FLIR for the DJI Matrice 300
- How fixed props caused instability in the earlier DJI Matrice drones
- Do not fly your DJI Mavic Air 2 without learning about this battery issue

May 11 2020

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ADU 01101: What Can I Do To Deal With Magnetic Interference and Prevent a Drone Flyaway?

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Expert Tips for Preventing a Drone Flyaway
Today's show is about preventing a drone flyaway. What steps can you take to mitigate risk and ensure safe drone flight?
Our caller for today, Tom is dealing with interference issues that almost caused a flyaway - twice. Tom was attempting to takeoff from a construction site, and he lost control of his drone inspite of calibrating his IMU. While Tom managed to save his drone, his camera gimbal was damaged and had to be replaced. Where did he go wrong? Anything that Tom should have done differently?
Flying a drone in an interference-heavy environment is certainly a tricky proposition. Apart from choosing the right takeoff point, you also need to calibrate your IMU in the correct manner. In today's show, Paul reveals how you can do exactly that. Additionally, we discuss how learning to fly in Atti mode can help you stave off a potential drone crash. Thanks for the great question, Tom. Fly Safe!
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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!
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Today's question is about preventing a drone flyaway
Will you face magnetic interference if you take off from an elevated parking structure?
Should you use a spectrometer to detect interference?
Experts tips for calibrating your IMU
Can a landing pad help you reduce interference?
How to safely take off from an elevated position
How Drone U's Flight Mastery course can help you fly safely
List of errors that Tom made while taking off
Why learning to fly in Atti mode is critical for safe flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s8N4A42T8g&feature=youtu.be

May 06 2020

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ADU 01100: Can I Fly My Drone Over a National Park If I Take Off From a Private Property?

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What You Need to Know Before Flying Your Drone Over a National Park
Today's question is about flying your drone in national parks.
Our caller, Adam has come up with an interesting question about flying drones in national parks. While we know that taking off and landing your drone in national parks is prohibited by the law, can you fly from private property inside a national park? And will you get in trouble with the NPS in case of an emergency landing?
Tuning in today will help you understand how to get the required drone footage without breaking any laws .Thanks for the great question, Adam. Fly Safe!
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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!
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Learn the nuances of drone mapping by signing up for our VIRTUAL boot-camp!
Today's question is about flying over national parks
Can you take off from private land in the national park?
Can you get into trouble with the NPS if case of an emergency landing in a national park?
Part 107 Question for Today

May 05 2020

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BONUS: Drone News – DJI Mavic Air 2 Review, DJI Matrice 300, Online Part 107 Renewal, Drone Deliveries

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DJI Mavic Air 2 In-Depth Review, FAA Makes it Possible to Renew Your Part 107 Online, Benefits of Flying in Atti Mode, DJI Matrice 300 Delayed due to Coronavirus, Drone Deliveries Under Part 107
Our biggest news story this week is about the DJI Mavic Air 2. DJI has released this much-awaited drone, albeit in difficult market conditions. We managed to get our hands on one of the first pieces of this new drone, and have an in-depth review of you in today's show. We discuss camera sensors, flight time, and low-light capabilities in this segment of the show. Can the DJI Mavic Air prove to be a good replacement for the Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro? Can you build a sustainable and long-term business with this new DJI drone? We discuss all this and much more in this segment of the show.
In our next story, you will learn that in the wake of the virus outbreak, the FAA has now made it possible for Part 107 pilots to renew their licenses online. This is certainly a welcome development, and you can check out this article for step-by-step renewal information.
This serves as a good segue for our next story - which is about drone deliveries. UPS has started using drone deliveries to serve a retirement community in Florida. Because our seniors are most susceptible to the virus, this is a great move as doing so allows delivery providers to adhere to social distancing norms. Here, we reveal that it might be possible for Part 107 pilots to make drone deliveries with an EVLOS waiver.
Other topics discussed in today's show include the latest updates on DJI Matrice 300, Skydio 2 for public safety, and the many benefits of flying in Atti mode. For all this and much, much more, don't miss out latest drone news show. Fly safe!
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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!
Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.
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FAA releases new testing protocols making it possible to renew your Part 107 license online in the wake on the coronavirus
UPS using drones to make deliveries to one of the largest retirement communities in the United States
Possible to make drone deliveries under Part 107 using an EVLOS waiver?
How can you eke out some extra flight time from your drone? Paul suggests a great hack
What flight time can you expect from the DJI Mavic Air 2?
DJI makes it possible to fly the DJI Mavic Air 2 in windier conditions
Can you build a long-term drone business with the DJI Mavic Air 2?
Is the Mavic Air 2 a safe drone to fly?
Can you hack the Mavic 2 Pro to fly in Atti mode?
DJI Matrice 300 specs, rumors, and release date
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise used to put out a fire in Chernobyl
Skydio 2 drones to be used for public safety
Will the DJI Mavic 3 have superior autonomous capabilities in comparison to the Skydio 2?
Drone U and DroneDJ are giving away a Skydio 2!

May 02 2020

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BONUS: 2020 State of the Drone Industry & Drone Equipment

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How has the ongoing virus affected the drone industry and its stakeholders? What are drone service providers doing to protect their business? Can we expect any new launches in 2020?
Welcome to another awesome episode of Ask Drone U. 
Today we are going to be discussing the state of the industry. How has the virus changed things? Where does remote ID go from here? Who’s winning and losing in the wake of the virus? What are drone pilots / DSP’s supposed to do?
And finally we will end by discussing the Mavic Air 2 release during the virus. Will this drone fall on deaf ears? 
Today, many pilots will be joining us to provide different perspectives on the state of the industry and their particular industry verticals. 
Joining me today: 
Vic Moss: Director of Policy at Drone U Kenji Sugahara : Aerial Cinematography from Oregon working in Film Peter Dis: Engineer at Easy Aerial working in industrial applicationJoshua Baker: Drone Service Provider and Mapper from Houston, Texas Tom Powers: Drone Service Provider, Idaho 
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Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.
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Apr 30 2020

1hr 4mins

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ADU 01099: Can I Use Photogrammetry instead of LiDAR for Surveying Purposes?

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LiDAR vs. Photogrammetry - Which is the Best Option for Surveyors?
Today's question is about replacing LiDAR with photogrammetry for surveying purposes. Can photogrammetry prove to be a feasible option?
Our caller for today, Issac is using ground-based LiDAR for surveying purposes. Regular ADU listeners might be aware of the difference between LiDAR and photogrammetry. LiDAR is an active technology costing thousands of dollars. Whereas, photogrammetry is the art of using images for making measurements. Photogrammetry is way more affordable compared to LiDAR and can help you produce lifelike and visually-appealing models.
But, what about accuracy? Using photogrammetry, can you achieve survey-grade accuracy that is comparable to LiDAR?
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Today's question is about replacing LiDAR with photogrammetry for surveying
Accuracy is of paramount importance in surveying
LiDAR vs. Photogrammetry - Understanding the difference between these two technologies
What are the benefits of using photogrammetry over LiDAR?
How an attitude of continuous learning can help you tide over trying times
Learn the nuances of drone mapping to gain the competitive advantage in these difficult times - Sign up for our Mapping Bootcamp today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMeXtffn-I&feature=youtu.be

Apr 28 2020

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BONUS: Drone News – Autel Evo 2 Released, Parrot Anafi, Legal Implications of Using Drones for Public Safety, Drone Deliveries for COVID Testing

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Autel Robotics Releases the 8K variant of Autel Evo 2, How Public Safety Agencies are using Drones to Fight the Coronavirus, Parrot Anafi UA for Military Use
Our biggest drone news story this week is about the Autel Evo 2. Autel Robotics has finally released the 8K version of this much-awaited and much-delayed drone.
Regular ADU listeners might recall that we tested out this drone when it was first released at CES 2020. Autel is yet to release the 6K and dual variants of this drone. While this drone has best-in-class specs and can be a good addition to your fleet, it remains to be seen how this drone will be received considering the current situation. Will new launches like the Autel Evo 2, DJI Mavic Air 2, and DJI Mavic 3 succeed in reviving a stuttering drone market?
Next, we discuss how drones are being increasingly used by public safety officials to fight the coronavirus. While the intentions are good, public safety agencies tend to go overboard which creates negative public perception. In this segment of the show, we also discuss the pitfalls of flying under a COA. This serves as a good segue to the next story - which is about using drone deliveries for COVID testing.
The drone delivery service provider, Zipline is using drones to facilitate COVID testing in Ghana. Drones deliveries can help enforce social distancing while adhering to social distancing norms. Unlike the US, drone laws are more flexible in African countries, and so they can leverage the power of drone technology for the greater good.
Other topics discussed in today's show include the Parrot Anafi UA and the new omni-directional drone from ETH Zurich.
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Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad!
Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.
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Drone pilot flying over Michigan Lake captures incredible ship wreck photos in crystal clear spring waters
Drone photo by Palm Beach photo raises questions about rules and regulations
How are drones being used to fight the coronavirus?
Are public safety agencies following regulations while flying drones? Are they taking into account public perception?
What are some pitfalls of operating under COA?
Parrot ANAFI UA with powerful zoom lens is being used exclusively for military applications
Italian police with Anafi drone fine sunbather for violating lock-down
Zipline uses drone delivery in Ghana for COVID testing
Rotating omni-directional drone from ETH Zurich
Autel Evo 2 8K version available in the markets now
How has the virus impacted the drone industry and drone manufacturers as a whole?
Can we expect new drone launches to revive the market?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94gXejaZ5To&feature=youtu.be

Apr 25 2020

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ADU 01098: How Can I Renew My Part 107 Certificate In the Wake of the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Today's question is about renewing your Part 107 certificate in the wake of the virus outbreak.
Our caller, Jaime works as an emergency manager in public health in South Carolina. When he is not on the frontlines bravely fighting the virus outbreak, Jaime also takes up drone jobs as a Part 107 pilot.
Now, Jaime's Part 107 license is due for renewal shortly. But with the lockdown in effect, he cannot possibly renew his certificate right now. What should Jaime do? Can Jaime continue flying without getting into trouble with the FAA?
Excellent question, Jaime. Certainly, many of you must be worried about renewing your Part 107 certificate given the current situation. With all CATS testing centers shut down, is there any way to renew your certificate? If not, will your insurance company process your claim in the event of a drone crash? For all this and much, much more, tune in to today's show now! Fly safe!
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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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Today show is brought to your by the Drone U Webinars
Today's question is about renewing your Part 107 in the wake of the virus outbreak
Has the FAA made any announcements on this topic?
Are the CATS testing centers functioning right now?
Will the FAA enforce action against drone pilots who have not renewed their Part 107 certificate?
Will your insurance company process your claim in the event of a drone crash?

Apr 23 2020

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BONUS: Drone News – DJI Mavic Air 2 Release Date Confirmed, DJI Matrice 300, NYPD Seizes Drone After Hart Island Photo

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DJI confirms April release date for the DJI Mavic Air 2, DJI Matrice 300 to be in stores soon, France to buy 651 drones for surveillance purposes, NYPD seizes drone after Hart Island Photo
Our biggest story this week is about the DJI Mavic Air 2. DJI has confirmed a release date of April 27th for the much-awaited Mavic Air 2. With economic activity curtailed due to the virus outbreak, it shall be interesting to see how this new DJI drone fares commercially. As of now, no information on pricing and specs has been released. You can check out the teaser here.
Next, the French government is the news as it is all set to acquire 651 drones for surveillance purposes. What is interesting is that this multi-million dollar tender states specifications that seem to be tailored for Anafi. Regular ADU listeners might recall how the French government used drones to gather data when a fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral. This development also highlights how archaic drone laws are preventing the industry from truly taking off in the United States.
Our next story is about the coronavirus. NYPD recently seized George Steinmetz's drone after he captured some rather shocking images of Hart Island, a tiny island next to Manhattan. George's images show burials being done at Hart Island. And as per reports, there has been a huge spike in burials in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Other topics discussed on this show include DJI Matrice 300 updates and drones being used to save fawns in the Swiss Alps. Tune in to our latest show now!
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Wyckoff Police in New Jersey spreads joy in gloomy times with their birthday drive-by program
DJI Mavic Air 2 release date confirmed
DJI asks distributors to place orders for DJI Matrice 300
France to buy 651 drones for surveillance purposes
Drone pilot saves fawns from death in Swiss Alps
NYPD seizes George Steinmetz's drone after Hart Island photo
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Attention, Drone Mappers! Do not miss out forthcoming webinar with DroneDeploy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wJ0RKWfwk&feature=youtu.be

Apr 20 2020

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ADU 01097: How Do I Create A 3D Model For Real Estate Interiors AND Exteriors?

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Best and Most Efficient Workflow for Creating a Navigable 3D Real Estate Model for Interiors and Exteriors
Today's question is about creating 3D models for real estate interiors AND exteriors.
Our caller for today, Luke is a project manager who restores old buildings. He owns a Phantom 4 Pro V2 that he wants to use for drone mapping and modeling. However, due to the nature of his work, Luke wants to map real estate interiors as well as exteriors. Additionally, he also wishes to use his drone maps for making measurements. What is the best way forward for Luke?
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the use of 3D drone maps as a real estate marketing tool has simply gone through the roof. With lockdown and social distancing in effect, prospective buyers are reluctant to step out for a property walkthrough. This has created an amazing business opportunity for drone pilots who are aware of the nuances of drone mapping and modeling.
But, while you can capture real estate exteriors using a drone, what is the best and most efficient way of capturing real estate interiors? And, how can you integrate an interior map with an exterior map to build an interactive model? Paul suggests a great hack that can save you thousands of dollars. This show will be particularly interesting to those who are looking for some money-making opportunities in these trying times. Tune in now!
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- Check out our webinars and online classes
- Today's question is about 3D interior mapping and modeling
- Which is the best software for mapping real estate interiors?
- Can you use Pix4D for mapping real estate interiors?
- Can Luke use Pix4DModel? Or does he need to step up to Pix4D Mapper?
- Can you get measurements off a mesh?
- Can you build an accurate drone map/model by using scale constraints and not GCP's?
- Paul showcases a 3D model of a Santa Fe house
- How to use a 360 degree camera for building an interior model that integrates with an exterior model
- Is the Matterport camera prohibitively expensive?
- Can you build a visually appealing model by merging two points clouds so that you can inspect building components?
- How can Drone U help you build accurate drone maps and models?
- What is the best wake your share your drone model with realtors and clients
- Can you view a 3D model on your phone?
- Amazing business opportunity for drone pilots in the wake of the coronavirus
- Do you need ground control points if you just building a visual model?
- How to integrate exterior and interior models
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z2VzLuRTXw&feature=youtu.be

Apr 17 2020

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ADU 01096: Which Computer System Would You Recommend For Drone Mapping?

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Today's question is about the best and most affordable computer system for drone mapping.
Our caller for today, Scott is a real estate appraiser who is keen on getting into drone mapping. Being a longtime ADU listener, Scott is well aware that he needs a powerful computing system for processing drone maps. But such high-end systems can be really expensive and end up costing thousands of dollars.
So, what is the best option for Scott? Can he get a suitable system with enough computing power without burning a huge hole in his pocket?
Great question, Scott. It is important to buy a powerful mapping computer, especially if you want to run a voluminous mapping business. To help Scott out, Paul shares the specifications for the mapping computer that we, at Drone U use to process mapping data. Additionally, you also will learn how you can save thousands of dollars by building your mapping computer. Tune in for some excellent business tips! Fly safe!
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Today's show is brought to you by our Drone U Live classes
Today's question is about drone mapping computers
Do you need a powerful computer to run a voluminous mapping business?
Can you use a mapping computer with an AMD processor?
Can you build your own mapping computer?
There are many cheap motherboards available in the market. Should you use one?
What is the best cooling solution for your computer?
What is the minimum recommend RAM for a mapping computer?
Do you need a powerful graphics card?
Why you should use a SSD for storage
Typically, what is the cost of a mapping computer? How much will you save if you build it yourself?
Can you use a Mac book for processing your drone maps?
How long does it take to process data for a large mapping project?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LgrupYlSh8&feature=youtu.be

Apr 14 2020

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BONUS: Drone News – FCC Filings for New DJI Mavic Air 2, Business Opportunities in The Wake of the Coronavirus, New DJI Drones in 2020, Drones for Public Safety

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Sneak Peek at the DJI Mavic Air 2, New DJI Drones, Drone Deliveries, Drones for Enforcing Social Distancing, 3D Modeling and VR for Real Estate Marketing
Our biggest story this week is about the DJI Mavic Air 2. Recent FCC filings have corroborated our initial reports that a new Mavic Air 2 is indeed in the works. Like its larger cousins, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, these filings suggest that this new DJI drone will come in two variants as well.
Considering the ongoing virus outbreak, we speculate why there is a strong possibility that DJI might come out with a variant that is tailored specifically for public safety. Additionally, because this drone will weigh more than 250 grams, it will come with ADS-B receivers for enhanced airspace safety. For more detailed insights on this topic, check out this story where our Flying Dutchman, Haye goes down the rabbit hole to give you a sneak peek at this much-awaited drone.
Our next story is about the coronavirus and its impact on the drone industry. As the virus outbreak has caused the world economy to come to a grinding halt, the drone industry is struggling as well. Particularly, industry leader, DJI’s worries have been further compounded as it was already grappling with an unfavorable political climate in the United States. What steps is DJI taking to protect its business? We speculate how DJI might start new product lines that attract less stringent regulations. Additionally, DJI is taking active measures to enlighten the establishment and the public on how drones can be used for the greater good.
Do you think the security concerns about the use of Chinese drones are justified? Do we really have a good alternative to DJI drones? Will a ban on Chinese drones end up doing irreparable harm to the American consumer and the drone industry as a whole?
This serves as a good segue into our next topic where we discuss how the coronavirus has opened up some amazing business opportunities for drone pilots. With social distancing becoming the norm now, traditional real estate marketing in the form of open houses and walkthroughs is simply not possible. In this segment, we discuss how real estate agents can use 3D modeling and VR to showcase a property. Additionally, we reveal a great hack for drone pilots which can result in a compressed and more efficient workflow. You can check out our article where we go over all this in much more in great depth.
Other topics discussed on this show are using drones for detecting body temperatures, drones for public safety, new DJI drones in 2020, drone deliveries and much, much more!
We hope you enjoy 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!
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Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/.
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DJI Matrice 210 used for detecting body temperatures in New York
12-year old missing boy in England found in a successful drone search and rescue operation
What do you think about using drones for blasting announcements and maintaining s...

Apr 11 2020

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ADU 01095: How Do I Accurately Price A Drone Mapping Job?

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Pricing Strategies for Drone Mapping Professionals
Today's question is about pricing a drone mapping job. What variables do you need to consider so that you don't end up underbidding and losing money?
In today's show, Paul and Rob join us from an awesome Netflix movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is the location of our forthcoming Drone U Fly-In which we had to postpone due to the virus outbreak.
Today, we reveal pricing strategies for drone mapping professionals. We start this show by discussing the basics. What are some common mistakes the drone mappers make when bidding for a job? Can you come with a pricing formula so that you can accurately estimate your efforts and costs?
Topics discussed in today's show include fixed and variable costs, equipment amortization, and accurately estimating the processing time for your mapping deliverable.
Towards the end, Paul reveals his favorite (and most profitable) mapping deliverable. 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.
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Today's question is about pricing your drone mapping jobs
Let's start with the basics - be aware of these facts so that you don't underbid and lose money
How to vary your pricing according to your deliverable
Can you come up with a pricing formula?
What is Paul's favorite (and most profitable) mapping deliverable?
Variables that you should consider while pricing your drone mapping job
Paul shares that creating an orthomosaic for a fairground using Pix4D React can be incredibly lucrative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hco8eMeR98&feature=youtu.be

Apr 09 2020

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Unsubscribe & Delete. Terrible waste of time

By Bruegrassboy - May 29 2020
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Host is an annoying self-promoter who is jealous of other better sources of drone info. There’s a reason other show hosts are better known. They are more informative and positive than this wannabe.

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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.