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Need Your Help on Survey of Impact of FAA Regs on Small Drone Business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Snow Mar 26, 2014. 1 Reply

I need your help with this survey on the impact that FAA regulations have on commercial use of drones. This survey is for all hobbyists, professionals, and would be professionals.You can take the…Continue

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Colin Snow commented on Colin Snow's blog post Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think
"Sander - The main point of the article is the over-focus on UTM/BVLOS and the potential impact it could have on unnecessarily over-regulating and over-equipping the large number of commercial VLOS applications. If you have facts to dispute those…"
Mar 7
sander commented on Colin Snow's blog post Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think
"I've read your article and your point seems to boil down to the last statement; That, to me, seems like an argument from ignorance. I could easily confront you with a number of situations where mankind encountered a new type of transportation…"
Mar 5

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John Arne Birkeland commented on Colin Snow's blog post Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think
"Ideas are easy, reality is hard."
Mar 5
Colin Snow posted a blog post

Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think

Airspace integration and management solutions for drones continue to garner new investment, but most options are based on fairytale scenarios and raise more questions than answers.I’ve been doing research on the commercial drone industry since early 2012, and it never ceases to amaze me how much hype there is.  A week…See More
Mar 3
Colin Snow posted a blog post

Commercial Drone Markets: 2016 Year in Review

Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2015 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs in the U.S.  Back then we saw only 2,500 Section 333…See More
Dec 20, 2016
Colin Snow posted a blog post

Is Sky-Futures Expanse Drone Inspection Software Good for All?

Sky-Futures cloud-based drone inspection visualization and reporting software squarely targets the asset inspection sector, but will it be broadly adopted? THE FACTS:No one questions whether the founders of Sky-Futures know what they are doing.  When it comes to drone…See More
Dec 15, 2016

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Gary Mortimer commented on Colin Snow's blog post Can AeroVironment Compete in the Commercial Drone Market?
"Its a Pixhawk running Ardupilot  "
Dec 5, 2016
Ouroboros commented on Colin Snow's blog post Can AeroVironment Compete in the Commercial Drone Market?
"Smells like ardupilot based, with mavlink based android app based on some of the descriptions. Can anyone confirm?"
Dec 4, 2016
Rainer K. commented on Colin Snow's blog post Can AeroVironment Compete in the Commercial Drone Market?
"The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed similar. FC Paparazi."
Dec 3, 2016
lot commented on Colin Snow's blog post Can AeroVironment Compete in the Commercial Drone Market?
"Looks like the VTOL structure of this UAV is similar to the Quad Rocket, but improved with more horizontal wing surface, reducing the vertical wing. How do you call this structure? Until now I've called them rocket quad, but this does not look…"
Dec 3, 2016
Colin Snow posted a blog post

Can AeroVironment Compete in the Commercial Drone Market?

AeroVironment’s new drone and cloud-based analytics platform squarely targets the commercial sector, but are they targeting the wrong vertical, too late in the game?THE FACTS:Earlier this month, the military and tactical unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) …See More
Dec 2, 2016
Colin Snow posted a blog post

DroneDeploy: Enterprise Grade or Not?

DroneDeploy’s new App Market fills a need for commercial drone use, but can the data quality measure up for widespread industrial use?THE FACTS:This past week, DroneDeploy introduced…See More
Nov 9, 2016
Gary McCray commented on Colin Snow's blog post Why I Think the Prosumer Drone Will Never Die
"Hi Colin, I think when you composed your pie chart of what constituted a prosumer drone you were probably right. But now the regular consumer market has definitely leaked more and more into the around $1200.00 price point. The Mavic and to some…"
Oct 26, 2016
frederic reblewski commented on Colin Snow's blog post Why I Think the Prosumer Drone Will Never Die
"never is a long time, especially close to the end...;-)"
Oct 26, 2016
Colin Snow posted a blog post

Why I Think the Prosumer Drone Will Never Die

Innovations will flourish on drones that target the prosumer market for a long timeTHE FACTS:…See More
Oct 26, 2016

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About Me:
I’m @droneanalyst and owner of Koptervision.com
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I love making, programming, and piloting small drones. I got into this business because of my passion for photography and videography and find it’s a great fit with my background in model aircraft, electronics, software, and vendor analysis.
Hometown:
Redwood City, CA

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Why the Drone Network of Tomorrow is Farther Away than You Think

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 11:49am 3 Comments

Airspace integration and management solutions for drones continue to garner new investment, but most options are based on fairytale scenarios and raise more questions than answers.

I’ve been doing research on the commercial drone industry since early 2012, and it never ceases to amaze…

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Commercial Drone Markets: 2016 Year in Review

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2015 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs in the U.S.  Back then we…

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Is Sky-Futures Expanse Drone Inspection Software Good for All?

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 11:24am 0 Comments

Sky-Futures cloud-based drone inspection visualization and reporting software squarely targets the asset inspection sector, but will it be broadly adopted? 

THE FACTS:

No one questions whether the founders of…

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