They can be easily summed up in the title of this book...
In an email exchange this morning a friend of mind called me an instigator who uses "science" as an excuse for it.
Yeah, this is not a new thing. Here's some evidence from 2011...
I wonder how long it took them to clean up the flour...
I don't know people, maybe I need better friends. Somehow in 2011 I missed this and it's the best thing ever.
He files for a 9 mile radius NOTAM for the whole weekend over a really beautiful part of the country. That's what.
- 3D Robotics Solo
- DJI Inspire
- DJI Phantom 3
- DJI Spreading Wings S900
- DJI Spreading Wings S1000+
- DJI Matrice 100
- Chroma Camera Drone
According to the FAA it takes a few months for approval so I figured I would get these submitted now.
In other news, I'm building a fixed wing model as a competitor to the overpriced models currently on the market.
Caleb and I did some aerial footage of a llama farm this evening. I can't believe this is a job. I haven't gone through all of the video, but here's a preview.
Here's my operating area for the next couple days on a building being painted. Just barely outside the 5 mile radius from the airport and well below the Class C Airspace.
I'm a longtime user of Raspberry PI in my day job and I like it a lot, but I'm going to try the just announced C.H.I.P. System to standardize new products on for UAS work.
I just ordered 3 for a whopping $27 :-)
Is not the same as this
Working on my FPV setup. My wife is very gracious about my constant use of the kitchen table for such things
Julie braved the cold and wind today as I worked on programming N609JD to inspect buildings and structures autonomously.
Here's the launch before it takes off on it's mission.
Turns out there's a terrific model aircraft club that has a field in an unbelievable location just 20 minutes from my house. I've been looking for a place to practice flying and test systems to be ready for complicated production work .
The club has about 80 members, and in the 45 minutes we were there yesterday (a Friday) there were probably 20 airplanes in the air at different times.
Also, it's hard to beat the view. Here's my unedited footage of the location.
And with no prior knowledge and all processing done onboard the craft. AMAZING.
I'm really happy with the new Gimbal. Enough with this test footage, let's go make some money now.
Don’t be mediocre. Don’t aspire to mediocrity. Even if you fail, try to be awesome. At something. Anything. It doesn’t matter. Just try to be awesome. Try to do something as best you possibly can. Or better than anybody else. -Anthony Bourdain
I picked the Iris+ back in June when I sent in my Part 333 Exemption to the FAA. I like it so much that I'm very likely to standardize my business on the 3D Robotics platform.
My note taking is usually done old school with a modern twist. I use a medium sized moleskin to take notes and then scan the pages into Evernote.
Over the years I've collected quite a few of them. Sometimes they last a few months before filling up. Sometimes they take longer.
My current notebook was started in mid 2013 and is only halfway used. It is a very low number of notes for me and this lack of note taking is also reflected in a real creative low in my professional life. No podcasting. Not presenting very much. Not really working on anything interesting at all (professionally, I did get a pilot's license this year)
I'm comfortable. And that's really really bad.
I'm making some major changes. Maybe it sounds silly but at the same time I'm archiving this current notebook. I'm starting a new professional chapter and it makes sense that symbolically I carry new notebook that doesn't have the pages in it from this bleh professional time.
So a new chapter and a celebration of blank pages.
We're on a quest to figure out what kind of plane we're going to buy. Today was a 1982 Piper Warrior II. Very comfortable but not a speed demon.
An old friend sent me a pic of a business card he found in a desk drawer. We moved from that address in early 2002....