"" For now, under the current regulations, all large scale commercial drone ventures are not economic viable.mainly it requires commercial pilot license to fly and can only fly line of sight."
Those requirements are applicable for any drone flown for…"
"@HighVoltage: imho, Luc and Ausdroid make very good points. Given your response (you requirements, location, need for possibility of IR, possible map work etc ...) a Phantom won't cut it, just not good enough after sales support and…"
"Two achilles heels in monocoques (and yes we do sell one, so we do know): Thermal build up and radio absorption.
Yeah, I could see how what looks like the non CF top would be ok for GPS, but for RC, VTx and telemetry, antennas would somehow need to…"
"Eye watering ... And the detachable arms are a major plus ...
Would be nice if you could provide English subtitles in your youtube videos ... ;) and more details on the arms/center plate electrical connections."
"Problem is, from having looked into that, no one can be sure. DJI launched Geo as optional beta on p3, word from DJI VP of policy Brendan S. is it will be a firmware update on p4. But it's unclear how the final authorization will look like. …"
"Looks like copters with plastic arms and plastic landing gear. Even if these arms and landing gear are an order of magnitude stiffer that the $10 flimsy ones available at Hobby King, calling those drones "the best multirotor by far", or stating…"
"Very nice. Looks like moving from X4 to X8 was all win. Do you now see X8 configurations for this type of heavy plane as your default, preferred choice? Also are the motors powerful enough that you could loose one and still be able to do some sort…"
"Good points worth considering. Ease of deployment (out of a backpack, done), inexpensive, small and light, dead simple to operate, easier to get closer to inspected item (one way to make up for less camera resolution), those are important…"
"Lol, sure Gary ... HK link and specs on those 12S coax motors, please?
Best bet from the looks is probably custom manufactured and unavailable KDE, have yet to find them but maybe I haven't looked hard enough ... Know of any other "vendors" for…"
"I don't have one (alta) so I can't really say. The proprietary FC bothers me some, but then I am partial to open source where code is there for everyone to inspect, issues very quickly identified, openly discussed, and fixed. So more trustable than…"