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Recent content by manutter51

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    Drone based thermography quality and usability.

    The images produced by the M2EA thermal camera are not compatible with FLIR Tools, unfortunately. It's ok for roof inspections where all you really care about is locating "hot spots," but if you want to do in-depth analysis you're likely to be disappointed. DJI has their own thermal analysis...
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    OSHA 10 cert?

    Is it worth getting an OSHA 10 certification, like for progress monitoring at construction sites?
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    M30, M30T and H20N Taking Pre-Orders NOW at Floridadronesupply.com

    Would that be compatible with FLIR Tools? I've been looking for software like that for my M2EA.
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    Any SkyGrid opinions?

    As a computer guy in my daylight incarnation, I have to admit my BS detector went off when they started talking about how great it was that their app was using blockchain to record flight data "immutably," as if somebody was having problems with their flight logs being altered after the fact.
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    Any SkyGrid opinions?

    I just had a video pop up in my YouTube feed about SkyGrid, which I had never heard of before. Searching for videos and blog posts turns up mostly videos by the SkyGrid team themselves, plus a few basically press releases about their main product coming out (and how they combine multiple...
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    Second mission for DroneBase.com

    Well, now you've got me thinking. I hadn't looked at it from that angle before. I'll grant you that if I'm the guy who goes around charging $80 for a complete roof daylight + thermography mission, yeah, that's bottom feeding and bad for the industry. On the other hand, just because DB pays me...
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    Well, I check B4UFly on the phone app when I arrive on site, but it's MUCH nicer to have a desktop link I can check before leaving home!
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    Ooo, that's nice, that's definitely going to be my first stop from now on. I was using the FAA/ArcGIS site with all the little boxes (and the Fly Safe site, of course).
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    I could probably get away with it--the airport only has a few shuttle flights a day and probably not too much private pilot traffic. Latrobe, PA, isn't a major commercial center, really. But for my 5th commercial drone mission? Nah, I'm going to err on the side of caution this time.
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    Oh, I definitely checked both, I just posted the DJI screen shot because it shows the relative location of the mission and the runway more clearly.
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    DroneBase was very nice about removing me, and they also mentioned that they can get the authorizations for missions like that, but I still declined. Blue zones, ok; red zones, I'll wait until I have a good few more flight hours logged.
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    You know what, no. I just wrote to DroneBase and asked to be removed from this mission. I'll take on red-zone missions some day, but at my current experience level I'm going to play it safe. Maybe my wife will go with me to some big open field where I can practice mapping missions and have her...
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    Yeah, I was looking at that too, and small wonder, considering the runway is pointed almost straight at the mission location. Is this mission even doable?
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    Mission in red Restricted zone

    Did I just bite off more than I can chew? I just accepted a DroneBase mission to do a commercial roof inspection/thermography map with my DJI M2EA, but when I check the location on the DJI Fly Safe web site, it's right in the middle of a red Restricted zone. As a matter of fact, there's a...
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    M30, M30T and H20N Taking Pre-Orders NOW at Floridadronesupply.com

    Sweet, now all I need is the $$$$ 🤣