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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

    ADU 01154: Can You Get Into Trouble for Not Retrieving Your Drone After a Crash?

    ADU 01154: Can You Get Into Trouble for Not Retrieving Your Drone After a Crash?

    Today's show is about a drone crash. Can you get into trouble for NOT retrieving your drone after a crash? Our caller for today, Gavin recently crashed his DJI Mavic Air 2 in a canyon. Notwithstanding his lost investment and footage, should Gavin retrieve his lost drone? What are the risks of leaving your drone out in the wild? You will learn how to retrieve your lost drone and the dangers of overheated batteries. Enjoy!

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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!







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    Our sponsor for today is Logic Labs

    Today's question is about crashing your drone and retrieving it

    How can you pinpoint the location of your drone once you crash it?

    What if your drone has crashed in a hard-to-reach, unreachable location?

    What are the risks if you don't retrieve your drone?

    Can your drone battery cause a forest fire?

    Don't let your recent drone crash dent your confidence

    • 14 min
    BONUS: Drone News – DJI Mavic Mini 2 Updates, DJI FPV Drone Sneak Peek, Is Your Drone Remote ID Compliant?

    BONUS: Drone News – DJI Mavic Mini 2 Updates, DJI FPV Drone Sneak Peek, Is Your Drone Remote ID Compliant?

    DJI FPV Drone Sneak Peek, DJI Mavic Mini 2 Firmware Upgrade, Drone Remote ID News and Updates

    Our biggest story this week is about DJI's new FPV drone. Our good friend, Osita LV recently released a new image of this soon-to-be-released FPV drone. As per the latest industry rumors, these are the specs of this new drone:



    Obstacle avoidance sensor



    Ergonomic remote controller



    Ability to shoot in 4K, 60 fps



    Tune in to get more detailed information about specs and release date.



    Out next story is about drone remote-id. Now that the FAA has officially released the new drone remote-id rules, what steps can you take to ensure compliance? Are all the newer models remote-id compliant? And, do you need to worry about these new remote-id rules if you are flying a micro-drone less than 250 grams? We answer all this and more in today's show.



    Other topics covered in today's show include Apple's new drone modem, Kenji's Sugahara's patented remote-id technology, and some interesting DJI Mavic Mini 2 updates. Tune in for some of the latest and most exciting drone news. Enjoy!



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







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    Timestamps



    Is your drone remote-id compliant?

    Will the FAA find it difficult to enforce the new remote-id rules?

    Apple's new drone modem to communicate with and guide the Apple car

    Kenji Sugahara, founder, and CEO of AriAscend awarded a patent for remote-id drone technology

    DJI's new FPV drone sneak peek

    DJI to launch new FPV drone at CES 2021?

    DJI Mavic Mini 2 firmware upgrade further enhances the capabilities of this tiny powerhouse

    Does the absence of obstacle avoidance on the DJI Mavic Mini 2 result in comprised safety?

    Do you need to comply with the remote-id rules if you are flying a sub-250 gram drone?

    • 24 min
    ADU 01153: Drone Industry Predictions for 2021 – DJI Mavic 3, Micro-Drones, Drone Conferences, DJI News and Much, Much More…

    ADU 01153: Drone Industry Predictions for 2021 – DJI Mavic 3, Micro-Drones, Drone Conferences, DJI News and Much, Much More…

    In today's show, we share our predictions for the drone industry in 2021.

    2020 was a particularly turbulent year for the drone industry. Along with the pandemic, we also witnessed a significant increase in the anti-China rhetoric which compounded troubles for industry leader, DJI.

    But with the end of the pandemic finally in sight, can we expect things to finally turn a corner in 2021? Can we expect a slew of new drones to be launched in 2021? And, are there any industry dark horses that might challenge DJI's dominant position? Tune in to our animated discussion as we share our predictions for 2021. Fly Safe!







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







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







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







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    Timestamps





    Shall we witness mass adoption of drones in 2021?

    Drones save West Virginia DOT $300K+

    Can we expect a slew of new drones to be launched in 2021?

    With the recent launch of drone remote ID, can we expect any additional regulations in 2021?

    What is the likelihood of the major drone conferences being held in 2021?

    CES 2021 to be a virtual event

    Can we expect the DJI Mavic 3 in 2021?

    Watts Innovation - a darkhorse in the drone race?

    Will the anti-China rhetoric amp up even further?

    How will a blanket ban on DJI affect the drone industry?

    With remote ID, can we expect micro-drones to rule the roost in 2021?

    Japan tweaks its micro-drone rules

    Shall we see more enterprise drones this year?





     

    • 20 min
    ADU 01152: DJI Mavic Mini 2 or DJI Mavic Air 2 – Which is the Best Drone For Creating Social Media Content?

    ADU 01152: DJI Mavic Mini 2 or DJI Mavic Air 2 – Which is the Best Drone For Creating Social Media Content?

    Today's question is about affordable drones that can be used for creating content for social media. Specifically, we discuss the DJI Mavic Mini 2, DJI Mavic Air 2, and DJI Mavic Pro 2 in today's show.

    Our caller for today, Emily has come up with a great question. Specifically, Emily needs a drone for posting to social media. And, she is wondering if the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is a good option for her. Is this small sub-250 gram DJI drone capable of generating captivating photos and videos? How does the DJI Mavic Mini 2 compare to its larger cousins like the DJI Mavic Air 2 and DJI Mavic Pro 2?

    Tune in to discover if the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is a commercially viable drone that you can use for posting to social media. Thanks for the great question, Emily! 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!







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    Timestamps





    What will the impact of remote ID on commercial and hobby pilots?

    Our sponsor for today is Logiclabs Masterlab 2021

    Today's question is about the DJI Mavic Mini 2

    Can the DJI Mavic Mini 2 prove to be a good replacement for the DJI Mavic Pro?

    With the Occusync 2.0, what transmission range can you get on the DJI Mavic Mini 2? How does it compare to the Skydio 2?

    Is the DJI Mavic Mini 2 a commercially viable drone?

    Is there any advantage to flying a drone weighing less than 250 grams?

    What are the different considerations when buying a drone for social media?

    How does the DJI Mavic Mini 2 compare to its larger cousins, the DJI Mavic Air 2 and DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

    Is the Mavic Air 2 a good option for you?

    Can you grab 48 MP footage with the Mavic Air 2?

    3 Solid Reasons to buy the DJI Mavic 2 Pro

    Should you rely on editing to enhance your photography?

    How flying a drone with no obstacle avoidance can help you





     

    • 30 min
    ADU 01151: Which is The Most Affordable Drone Camera with Regular (EO) and Thermal Capabilities?

    ADU 01151: Which is The Most Affordable Drone Camera with Regular (EO) and Thermal Capabilities?

    Today's question is about drone cameras with regular (EO) and thermal capabilities. Which is the most affordable set-up for drone pilots that generates good results?







    Our caller for today, Dave is on the lookout for a drone camera with EO and thermal capabilities. However, he is on a tight budget. So, which is the most affordable drone camera that will get the job done?







    Does he absolutely need a radioactive camera? Options discussed today include the DJI Mavic Enterprise 2 Dual and the Inspire 1 - Z3 combo. Tune in for some great insights. Thanks for the great question, Dave. 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!







    Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF







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







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







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







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    Timestamps





    Today's question is about the most affordable drone camera with regular (EO) and thermal

    How your deliverable impacts your purchase decision

    Do you really need a radioactive camera?

    What is the most affordable regular+thermal setup?

    Which is the most affordable regular +thermal camera for the M600?

    Why we prefer the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual





     

    • 8 min
    ADU 01150: Best Drones for Law Enforcement – Tips for Building a Successful Drone Program

    ADU 01150: Best Drones for Law Enforcement – Tips for Building a Successful Drone Program

    Today's question is about police drones. Which are some of the best drones for law enforcement? And, what are some of the most important things that the department should consider when setting up a new drone program?







    Our caller for today, Officer Abrennaman is calling from Montgomery County, Ohio. His police department has recently kickstarted a drone program, and Alex is wondering if they have purchased the right drones for their program and if they are moving in the right direction.







    In today's show, we first discuss the different ways of using police drones. On a broad level, you will learn the three different deliverables, and how each drone deliverable has multiple uses. From event management to search and rescue to streaming live feeds, we reveal how law enforcement can leverage drone technology to execute tasks with greater efficiency while reducing risks and costs.







    Other topics discussed in today's show include the best and most efficient police drones, how the changing regulations impact public safety agencies, and some more tips for creating a successful enterprise-level drone program.







    Enjoy!







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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!







    Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF







    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 the different ways in which law enforcement officials can use drones

    How the Chula Vista police department is using drones in creative ways

    Is there any downside to using drones as first responders?

    Need help with building an enterprise drone program? Learn about our new program, PROPS

    What are the three most popular enterprise drone uses?

    What are orthomosaics? What are the different ways in which law enforcement officials can use orthomosaics?

    Using drones for event management

    Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual vs Autel Evo 2 Dual vs Skydio 2 - Which is the best police drone out there?

    Which is the best drone for creating orthomosaics?

    Can you map an area with a drone equipped with a mechanical shutter?

    Are privacy concerns pertaining to drone usage really justified?

    Are you a public safety agency using drones for search and rescue? Get in touch with us to get FREE access to our search and rescue class

    Which is the best software for search and rescue operations?

    Can the police relay live feed from drones to their devices?

    • 33 min

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