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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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Lots of info - no bombshells

By Rick Deeze - Jul 23 2019
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Podcast is great and I continue to listen, however no “bombshells” are ever revealed. As someone else reviewed, please stop saying this. We understand you like saying it, but it loses its value when you say it improperly. On that bombshell, review over.

Stay plugged in !

By Stay plugged in! - Jul 06 2019
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I have been a drone member for several years. I would highly recommend listening to every podcast. I always get some useful information, from helping me get my daytime waver 2 years ago, to encouraging me to do the in person mapping. Keep it up Paul and Rob. Thanks Russell (Arkansas Drone Solutions)

iTunes Ratings

294 Ratings
Average Ratings
237
25
13
11
8

Lots of info - no bombshells

By Rick Deeze - Jul 23 2019
Read more
Podcast is great and I continue to listen, however no “bombshells” are ever revealed. As someone else reviewed, please stop saying this. We understand you like saying it, but it loses its value when you say it improperly. On that bombshell, review over.

Stay plugged in !

By Stay plugged in! - Jul 06 2019
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I have been a drone member for several years. I would highly recommend listening to every podcast. I always get some useful information, from helping me get my daytime waver 2 years ago, to encouraging me to do the in person mapping. Keep it up Paul and Rob. Thanks Russell (Arkansas Drone Solutions)
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Ask Drone U

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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 – Drone Delivery, DJI News, Osmo Mobile 3, Industrial Drone Uses

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Swiss Post Halts Drone Delivery Services, Everdrone Makes its First Drone Delivery, DJI News, DJI's New FPV Transmission System, DJI Osmo Mobile 3, Drone Usage Results in Rising Worker Safety
 
Swiss Post Halts Drone Delivery Services
Our first drone news story this week is about Swiss Post halting their drone delivery services. Swiss Post, in association with Matternet, had completed nearly 3,000 flights. However, recently, they experienced their second drone crash. While the parachute safety system was deployed, the tether was cut off by the spinning propeller. Fortunately, a crisis was averted as the drone crashed barely 50 feet from a school playground. This incident certainly highlights the need for better parachute safety systems. Regular ADU listeners might recall our past show, "Parachute for Drone | Will Flying Drone over People Become Possible in Future?". In this show, we had highlighted why ballistic parachutes are necessary for a 100% fail-safe solution.
Everdrone completes its First Drone Delivery using GPS-Free Drones
Our next story is also about drone delivery services, albeit an encouraging one. A Swedish company, Everdrone has completed its first drone delivery by transporting medical packages between two hospitals. Uniquely enough, GPS-free drones equipped with ADS-B receivers were used for this job.
DJI's New FPV Transmission System and Osmo Mobile 3
Next, we move on to some of the latest and most exciting DJI News. DJI has launched its all-new Digital FPV Transmission System. This new system comes with higher latency, which results in a more detailed and sharper view. Is DJI gearing up to launch an FPV drone next? DJI has also made an FCC filing for the Osmo Mobile 3. Initial reports reveal that the new Osmo Mobile 3 will be lighter, have a foldable design, and come with a USB-C connection.
What is the Reason Behind Rising Industrial Drone Uses?
Our last segment of drone news is about rising industrial drone uses. Industry majors like BHP, AT&T, and many others are mitigating risk and saving millions of dollars by reducing human intervention. For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now!

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

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

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

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

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Timestamps

Swiss Post halts drone delivery services after second drone crash
Swedish company, Everdrone uses drone delivery to transport medical packages
New DJI Digital FPV Transmission System promis...
Aug 02 2019
26 mins
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Rank #2: BONUS: Drone News | DJI News, Mavic 2 Pro, Drone Advisory Committee, FAA’s New Drone Rules

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DJI News, Mavic 2 Pro Hack, Drone Advisory Committee, FAA's New Drone Rules for Hobby Pilots
In our first drone news story this week, we talk about data security issues with DJI drones. Recently, DJI was in the news for the wrong reasons as there were allegations against the Chinese manufacturer of stealing sensitive data and passing it on to the Chinese government. While the allegations proved to be baseless, this has affected the manufacturer's reputation and sales. Is there a foolproof and secure way of protecting your drone data? And, is this news politically motivated because of the US-China trade wars?

Our next story is about the Drone Advisory Committee. FAA has filled the Drone Advisory Committee, an important decision-making body with large corporations and Part 61 pilots. Zero representation from drone service providers in this 35-member committee is both surprising and disappointing. We also discuss the FAA's new drone rules for hobby pilots. While these new rules may be a step in the right direction, will a lack of supporting infrastructure result in greater non-compliance? Other stories discussed include Mavic 2's Smart Controller and the Mavic 2 Pro hack for flying in Atti mode. Tune in for the latest and most exciting drone news 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.

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

Timestamps

Is data security an issue with DJI drones?
No drone service providers in the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee?
DJI makes a big move for greater airspace safety by introducing ADS-B receivers
Smart Controller for Mavic 2 increases functionality, especially for large enterprise customers
Mavic 2 Pro Hack allows drone pilots to fly in Atti Mode
Will new FAA drone rules for hobby flying result in greater noncompliance?
May 27 2019
30 mins
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Rank #3: ADU 0997: Biggest Challenges of Starting your Own Drone Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timestamps

Learn about our upcoming "Solar Inspection Class" with Raptor Maps
Today's topic is about creating an enterprise-level drone program
How to create an effective enterprise-level drone program
Five challenges that you need to overcome while building an enterprise-level drone program
Is flying an enterprise level drone vastly different from flying a consumer level drone?
Learn about our exclusive Drone U program for enterprise level customers
Planning to build an enterprise-level drone program? Do not miss our upcoming webinars
How to build a dream team for an enterprise drone program
As a leader, how can you help in team-building efforts?
Can older and seasoned employees learn to fly drones?
Some more hiring tips for organizations that are building an enterprise drone program
Should members of your drone team be solely focused on drone operations?
Agenda for our forthcoming webinar
Do not forget to check out our new Don't Crash Course
A Special Thanks to our gracious sponsor, Innovative UAS
Jun 19 2019
38 mins
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Rank #4: ADU 01016: Phantom 4 Pro vs Inspire 2 Drone Comparison – Which is the Better Buy?

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Drone Comparison - I Need to Buy a Backup Drone. Should I Buy the Inspire 2, or Settle for the More Affordable Phantom 4 Pro?
In today's show, we have a fascinating drone comparison. We compare the Inspire 2 to the Phantom 4 Pro and reveal the best option for you.

Our caller, Kyle from Idaho, recently attended our in-person mapping class in San Diego. This proved to be a game-changing experience for Kyle as he was able to add new clients and scale up his drone business significantly. Now, Kyle is planning on buying a spare drone so that his work is not affected in case of any equipment failure. Should Kyle buy another Phantom 4 Pro? Or, is it worth spending more to buy the DJI Inspire 2?

The Inspire 2 is a larger bird with greater wind resistance. The ability to carry larger payloads means that this drone can fly the cameras like the X4S with ease. Because of these reasons, there are many additional drone jobs that a pilot can take up with the Inspire 2. In this show, we specifically discuss flying over water and filming action sports. But, can Kyle use the Inspire 2 instead of the Phantom 4 Pro for drone mapping? Is Kyle better off buying the Phantom 4 Pro or Phantom 4 Advanced? Tune to this drone comparison to learn some nuanced information. Thanks for the great question, Kyle. Fly Safe!

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

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

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

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

Follow us:
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneu
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Get your copy of “Livin’ the Drone Life” – http://amzn.to/2nalUDH
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Check out our upcoming Mapping Classes – www.buytickets.at/droneu

Timestamps

How can attending a Drone U in-person training help you?
Today we have a drone comparison - Inspire 2 vs Phantom 4 Pro
Will buying an Inspire 2 allow Kyle to take on a wider range of jobs?
Do you need an Inspire for filming action sports?
Paul shares how he filmed baja racing using his Inspire 2 and X4S
We sum up today's drone comparison to reveal the best option for Kyle
Can you turn on manual mode on your DJI drone?

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Aug 02 2019
18 mins
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Rank #5: ADU 0975: How to Start a Drone Business | Marketing and Pricing Strategies

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the great question, Ian. Fly Safe!

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

Timestamps

Today's question is about how to start a drone business
How to create a drone demo reel
Can a website help your market your drone business?
Pricing strategies for drone pilots
Can building a marketing funnel help aspiring entrepreneurs like Ian?
Drone U's Business course is a good starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs like Ian
How can you gain traction in the initial stages of your business?
Is it easy to set up an LLC for your drone business?
Continuous learning is the key to finding success in business
May 03 2019
18 mins
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Rank #6: ADU 0996: A Drone Mappers Guide to All the Equipment You Need for Precise Drone Mapping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timestamps

A Special Thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about the best drone equipment and workflow for  mapping
Are you buying the wrong equipment for your drone mapping business?
Can you use drones mapping for marketing?
Jun 14 2019
41 mins
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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/
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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 – //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
19 mins
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Rank #8: ADU 0966: PC or Mac – Which Is the Better Option for Video Editing and Drone Mapping?

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In today's show, we compare the Pros & Cons of using a PC over Mac. Which is the right choice for video editing and drone mapping?
Our caller, Rob from Louisiana is a Mac user. As a drone pilot, Rob is wondering if he is better off using a PC instead. Your choice of hardware depends mainly on the type of drone jobs you are planning on taking up. And a good computer set up is crucial if you wish to make money in video editing or drone mapping.

Is Mac a better choice for video editing and other media applications? But, what if you are planning on taking up drone mapping jobs as well? Should you invest in a PC AND Mac?

Tune in for a comprehensive answer to this question provided by the ADU team. Thanks for the great question, Rob. Fly safe!

Click HERE to learn more about Recommended systems for drone mapping.

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

Timestamps

Today's question - should drone pilots use PC or Mac?
Is your choice of hardware dependent on your application?
Reasons why you should choose PC over MAC for drone mapping
Recommended hardware for running Pix4D
Which is the fastest computer for processing drone mapping data?
Should you use PC for video editing and other media applications?
Are there any significant issues with the new Mac Book Pro?
Can you increase RAM on your new Mac Book Pro?
Is a Mac better for media organization and archiving?
How can you calibrate your screens if you are using PC AND Mac?
Paul sums up today's show
Which Mac should you buy?
Should you get a SSD with a Mac?
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Apr 02 2019
12 mins
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Rank #9: ADU 01009: Powerful Marketing Strategies to Help You Scale up Your Drone Business

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How to Market a Drone Business
In today's show, we discuss some traditional and digital marketing strategies that will help you scale up your drone business to the next level.

Our caller, Alex, is a successful drone pilot based out of LA. Alex has transitioned from real estate to higher-paying jobs in construction and 3D modeling. To grow his business, Alex is active on social media, blogging, and YouTube. However, of late, his business has plateaued, and Alex is unable to find new clients. What new strategies can Alex use to gain traction once again?

To overcome this stagnation, Alex can try out different marketing strategies. First, being in LA, Alex can look for some lucrative work within the film industry. We discuss the Pros & Cons of working in this industry so that Alex can make an informed decision. Secondly, there are various digital marketing strategies that Alex can try out. In this segment of the show, we discuss topics like content marketing, list-building, and social media marketing.

But with the advent of digital marketing, has traditional marketing lost its relevance? Not at all. Towards the end, we discuss why good personal relationships are still as crucial for the success of any business. We share our own experiences to further highlight the importance of personal relationships in business. Thanks for the great question, Alex. Fly Safe!

Learn how our Business Bootcamp can help you grow your drone business to the next level

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Timestamps

How to overcome challenges that are hampering the growth of your drone business
Learn how our Business Bootcamp can help you grow your drone business to the next level
Unable to overcome problems in your drone business? Join the Drone U Mastermind and learn from like-minded individuals
Today's question is about marketing strategies to grow your drone business
Are there opportunities for drone pilots in the film industry? Do you need to be part of an industry union in order to get work?
Tips and Tricks for making a drone demo reel
Traditional Marketing vs. Digital Marketing - Is word of mouth marketing the best option for you?
How to create a successful content marketing sales funnel
Are you actively building your email list?
How to leverage assets to build up marketing on social
Can you use online assets in live marketing events?
With the advent of digital marketing,
Jul 13 2019
27 mins
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Rank #10: ADU 01004: Flying Drones in Hot Weather? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Today's question is about flying drones in hot weather. What are some Tips & Tricks for safely flying your drone in this summer heat?

With the summer in full swing, some states are experiencing temperatures well above 100 degrees. Our caller, Todd, a drone pilot from the hot state of Ohio, has a question about flying drones in this hot weather. How do popular drones like Phantom and Inspire handle the summer heat? What precautions can drone pilots take so that they can safely fly in this summer heat?

Flying drones in hot weather can be unfruitful and even dangerous if you do not follow crucial pre-flight safety procedures. In this show, you will learn various hacks which will allow you maximum flight time without damaging your drone.

The manufacturer's instruction manual recommends a maximum temperature, beyond which you should avoid flying. Should you follow this manual? Should you artificially cool down your drone batteries? And, do you risk losing your drone when you are out flying in scorching weather? For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Todd. Fly safe!

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A Special Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about flying drones in hot weather
Paul shares his experience of flying drones in 100 degrees
How does the Inspire 2 and the Phantom handle the heat?
What sort of problems will you run into when you are flying drones in hot weather?
Safety precautions for flying drones in hot weather
Should you artificially cool down your drone equipment?
What is Density Altitude? How does a low DA affect drone flight?
Will you lose video transmission if you are flying your drone in hot weather?
How are different drone components affected by heat?
Tips & Tricks for cooling down your drone in hot weather
Limited Time Offer - Get 15% off on our in-person classes, and $100 off on the Drone U annual membership!

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Jul 05 2019
29 mins
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Rank #11: 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!

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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
22 mins
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Rank #12: ADU 01015: Is Matrice 210 RTK V2 the Best Drone for Electrical Switchyard Inspections?

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Should you use an enterprise drone like Matrice 210 RTK V2 for electrical switch-yard inspections?
Today's show is about using drones for electrical switch-yard inspections. We do an in-depth comparison of the Phantom 4, DJI Inspire and Matrice 210 to reveal the best option for you.

Our caller for today, Skylar, is thinking of flying the Matrice 210 RTK V2 for electrical switch-yard inspections. Such a job requires a drone capable of withstanding interference and a powerful camera to go with it. In the past, we have reported that the Phantom 4 Pro is better for flying in an interference heavy-environment compared to the Matrice 200. But what about the Matrice 210 RTK V2?

In today's show, listeners will learn the many benefits of using the DJI Inspire over the Matrice 210 and Matrice 200. We also reveal whether drone cameras as the X7 and Z3 are suitable for electrical switch-yard inspections. Thanks for the great question, Skylar. 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!

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A special thanks to our sponsor, Fortress UAV
Today's question is about using the Matrice 210 RTK V2 for electrical switch-yard inspections
Phantom 4 Pro vs. Matrice - Which drone has a greater resistance to magnetic interference?
Can you pair the Matrice M210 RTKV2 with the X7 camera?
Are you better off using the Inspire 2 for power-line or power-station inspections?
Which camera lens should you use to map a power-station?
What are the benefits of using a DJI Inspire over Matrice 210 or Matrice 200 for mapping a power-station?
Can you use the Inspire 1 with the Z3 for power-line or power-station inspections?
With Parrot entering the enterprise market, will drone pilots finally have some good options to DJI?

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Jul 30 2019
10 mins
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Rank #13: ADU 0947: How to Fix Weak Signal Strength While Flying Your Drone

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In today's show, we discuss how pilots can boost the signal strength of their drones. Also, is it common to encounter weak signal strength while out flying? If so, what are some practical ways of resolving this?

Our caller, Dan from Ohio, is experiencing low signal strength when flying his Phantom 4 Pro. To deal with this problem, Dan is using parabolic antennas. Is that the right thing to do? We also discuss the most likely causes for low signal strength and provide some EXPERT tips to fix this problem. Thanks for the great question, Dan. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

A special thanks to our sponsor, Go Professional Cases
Today's question is about boosting signal strength
How to overcome low signal strength while flying your drone
Do drone pilots normally face signal loss issues on the Phantom 4 Pro?
Is it legal to use signal boosters?
Will the use of parabolic antennas improve signal quality?
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Feb 18 2019
13 mins
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Rank #14: ADU 0971: Drones for Beginners | Phantom 4, Mavic 2 Pro, Inspire 1 vs Inspire 2

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Can I Replace a Phantom with a DJI Inspire or Mavic 2 Pro?
In today's show, we reveal some of the best drones for beginners and discuss their pros and cons in great detail.
Our caller, Chris from California is a Part 107 certified pilot. Chris, who is on the verge of starting his own drone business is confused by the different drone options available in the market. Which is the best drone for beginners like Chris? Is there a versatile, all-in-one drone that will allow you to take on a wide range of drone jobs?

To answer Chris's question, we first discuss the ubiquitous Phantom 4 Pro. Yes, we know that the Phantom 4 Pro is out of stock. But, Drone U listeners can still get their hands on one of the last Phantoms available in the market.

Unlike the Mavic 2 Pro, the Phantom comes with a global shutter - which will allow beginners to take on drone mapping jobs too. If you are unable to buy the Phantom 4 Pro due to limited stocks, should you consider purchasing the Phantom 4 Advanced or Phantom 4 Refurbished?

Apart from the Phantom and the Mavic 2 Pro, we also share the Pros & Cons for DJI Inspire and Parrot's Anafi Thermal. Thanks for the great question, Chris. Fly Safe!

TOP 3 THINGS YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS SHOW:
The Best Drones for Beginners
Inspire 1 vs Inspire 2 - which is a better drone and why?
Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro - Comparison
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Frustrated by the Phantom 4 Pro's lack of availability? We have great news for you. Our friends at DJI NYC just got one of the very last shipments for Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Refurbished. Drone U listeners can buy the Phantom 4 Pro at a special discounted price by sending out an email to droneu@camrise.com.

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Timestamps

With the Phantom 4 Pro out of stock, which is the best drone for beginners?
Is Parrot's new Anafi thermal drone a good option for beginners?
Today's question is about the best drones for beginners
Should beginners focus on a niche while setting up a new drone business?
Can you use all-in-one mapping application to create accurate drone maps and models?
How can Drone U help you buy a DJI Phantom?
Which is the best drone for beginners? Is the Mavic 2 Pro a good option for beginners like Steve?
Importance of learning to fly your drone in Attitude Mode
Can you use the Mavic 2 Pro for drone mapping?
Is the Inspire 2 with the X4S a good drone system for beginners like Steve?
Is the Phantom 4 Pro the best and most versatile drone for beginners?
Inspire 1 vs Inspire 2 - Why do drone pilots still prefer the older DJI Inspire?
Is the Phantom 4 Advanced a good replacement for the Phantom Pro 4 Pro?
Should beginners take up drone jobs from Dronebase? What kind of salary can you expect in the first year of your drone operations?
Can beginners like Steve build a sustainable...
Apr 26 2019
19 mins
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Rank #15: ADU 0953: How to Select the Best Hardware and Software for Drone Mapping and Inspections

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In today's show, we discuss the hardware and software options for drone mapping and inspections.

Our caller, Donahue, is calling from outside the United States. Donahue is interested in taking up cell tower mapping jobs with his new Inspire 2 Pro. He also wishes to provide his drone services to the construction and surveying industry. Is the Inspire 2 Pro the right drone for Donahue? And, which is the best mapping application given his rather unique requirements?

To answer this question, we first break down mapping applications into three major categories - data acquisition, data processing, and all-in-one solutions. Should you acquire and process data using an all-in-one solution like DroneDeploy? You will learn why you are better off using applications like Pix4D, MapsMadeEasy, or GSPro.

We also debate if it is more cost-effective to execute mapping jobs using a consumer drone like the Phantom 4 Pro. For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show. Thanks for the great question, Donahue. Fly safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about the best hardware and software for drone mapping and inspection
Is there an application specifically for cell tower mapping?
What is the main advantage of using DJI Ground Station Pro for cell tower mapping?
Paul breaks down mapping applications into three MAJOR categories
Should you use an all-in-one mapping application like DroneDeploy?
Main considerations for choosing a mapping application for data processing
Should you use the Inspire 2 for mapping and inspections? Which drone camera should you pair with the Inspire 2?
Are drone users preferring consumer drones over enterprise drones?
Good training and education is crucial for executing complex mapping jobs
Paul shares some interesting details about our new Comprehensive Mapping Class
Do you need a CrystalSky monitor to run DJI Ground Station Pro?
What is the main benefit of using MapsMadeEasy?
Which is the best application for processing mapping data?
What are some main disadvantages of using a cloud-based application like DroneDeploy?
Mar 07 2019
23 mins
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Rank #16: BONUS: Drone News – DJI Terra, New FAA Protocols, Agricultural Drones, Drone Deliveries and More by Ask Drone U

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In this week's drone news, our first big story is about DJI Terra, a new mapping application that might prove to be a serious contender to existing market players like Pix4D and especially DroneDeploy. This new, desktop-based mapping application by DJI allows drone pilots to create 2D and 3D models. Does, DJI Terra work with all DJI drones? And, how does DJI Terra compare to Pix4D in terms of pricing and capabilities?

Our next story is about FAA introducing new protocols for drone pilots. Will these new protocols place greater restrictions on drone pilots? And, will we see more FAA enforcement against illegal drone pilots? You will also learn about the rising popularity of agricultural drones, especially in the continent of Asia. What are the benefits of using drones for crop spraying? Do current drone laws permit the use of agricultural drones in the United States?

Other topics discussed include drone deliveries and drones being used in emergencies. Tune in now!

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Timestamps

Paul welcomes Haye to the show
Will DJI Terra disrupt the mapping application market?
FAA introduces new protocols for FSDO; will these new protocols result in more enforcements against illegal drone pilots?
Drone rescues seven swimmers in Laulau Bay
DJI focusing on agricultural drones for crop spraying
Why is Asia at the forefront of drone technology?
Mar 30 2019
26 mins
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Rank #17: ADU 0948: How Do I Get Airspace Approval To Fly Near An Airport Without LAANC?

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In today's show, we reveal how a drone pilot can get speedy airspace approval to fly near an airport without LAANC.

Our caller wishes to fly in controlled airspace near an airport. Unfortunately, the airport does not have LAANC. How can our pilot get airspace approval? Of course, he can apply for airspace approval using FAA's DroneZone. However, this is a cumbersome process that can take up to 90 days. Can a drone pilot get airspace approval for an airport quickly without LAANC?

In this show, you will learn that tower operators have the ultimate authority to permit you to fly in controlled airspace. However, many tower operators have a biased opinion about the drone industry, making it extremely difficult for you to get permission.

How should you communicate with the tower operator to increase your chances of getting airspace approval? And, why is it a good idea to record your conversation with the tower operator? For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show. Thanks for the great question. Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Today's question is about flying near a non-LAANC airport
Are tower operators prone to not granting drone pilots airspace approval?
Options for getting airspace authorization near a non-LAANC airport
How to communicate with the Air Traffic Controller and get speedy airspace approval
Can you fly in controlled airspace on the basis of a notification?
Do tower operators have the authority to permit you to fly in controlled airspace?
Feb 25 2019
11 mins
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Rank #18: BONUS: Skywatch vs. Verifly vs. Droneinsurance.com | On-Demand Drone Insurance Comparison

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Does Verifly Really Offer the Cheapest On-Demand Drone Insurance?
On today's episode, we compare on-demand insurance offered by the three major providers - Skywatch, Verifly, and Droneinsurance.com. By the end of the show, you'll be able to determine which provider is the right one for your needs.

We chose this topic because of the paralyzing effect that multiple insurance options can have on drone pilots. Not only that, but making the wrong choice might mean improper coverage and unnecessary business expenses. In today's show, Paul conducts a DETAILED cost-benefit analysis of these three major on-demand insurance providers.

Which provider offers the cheapest coverage? How do you get assigned a safety score by Skywatch? And, can you significantly lower your insurance cost once you get assigned a safety score by Skywatch? You will also learn the effect of factors such as drone type, drone deliverable, and insurance period on your insurance cost. For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show. Fly Safe!

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How to determine the best on-demand insurance for you
Does it matter if you opt for an "admitted insurance" carrier over a "non-admitted
carrier?
Is Skywatch really cheaper than Verifly and Droneinsurance.com?
What are the different policy options offered by Skywatch?
How do you build a safety score with Skywatch?
Will the cost of insurance differ for different drones?
Is insurance cost dependent on your drone deliverable?
Can you get a Skywatch safety score if you are using enterprise drones?
How much did Paul end up saving on his insurance after getting assigned a safety score by Skywatch?
Is it more cost effective to get insured for a longer duration?
Verifly vs. Skywatch vs. Drone Insurance - How do insurance costs compare?
Do all providers provide the option of adding an "additional insured"?
What is base coverage?
Skywatch vs. Drone insurance - Who provides cheaper monthly insurance?
How do you understand the particulars of your insurance policy?
Which provider offers the cheapest coverage? Verifly, Skywatch or Droneinsurance.com?
Can you upload your log files to Skywatch?
Feb 19 2019
19 mins
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Rank #19: 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
31 mins
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Rank #20: ADU 0979: Best Websites and Other Tips for Selling Your Drone Footage

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What is the BEST and SAFEST way to sell my Drone Footage Online?
In today's show, we share some of the best websites for selling your drone footage. You will also learn how to set up a completely autonomous sales workflow for scaling up your drone business.
Our caller Desi is an avid ADU listener. Having listened to our past shows, Desi knows the importance of protecting her drone footage using copyrights. Today, Desi wishes to know the best and safest way of selling her drone footage online.

To answer Desi's question, we first list some of the best websites for selling your drone footage. Further, you will also learn how you can set up a completely autonomous sales funnel which will allow you to concentrate on your flying. How much do websites charge for selling drone footage? And, how can Desi ensure that her drone footage receives more visibility? For all this and much more, tune in to our latest show now. Thanks for the great question, Desi! Fly Safe!

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Timestamps

Check out our new and interactive video setup
Today's question is about selling digital and physical prints of your drone footage
How does Paul generate physical prints for his drone footage?
Which services should you use for selling digital and physical prints?
Can you set up an autonomous sales workflow for selling your drone footage through Shopify?
Should you set up an autonomous process from the get-go? Or, should you wait to scale up your drone business?
Drone U Recommended websites for selling your drone footage
Typically, how much do websites charge for selling your drone footage?
Do websites selling your drone footage add custom watermarks to your prints?
How can you build a completely autonomous sales funnel for selling your drone footage?
How to stand out while selling aerial photography on websites
May 14 2019
22 mins
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