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Mike Raines
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Well that seem to answer my question on the other forum. If all goes according to plan I'll be adding one to my list of tools this spring

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I noticed one of my local board of Realtor's prohibits there use. Not sure what that means for me as an inspector.

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photoutah wrote:I noticed one of my local board of Realtor's prohibits there use. Not sure what that means for me as an inspector.


This is an area specific thing, and you need to judge your market. If the agents are afraid of them, don't use them. No need to put yourself in that position.

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There is no federal law permitting use of quads for commercial use. It is a vast left wing conspiracy. Check out www.dronelawjournal.com. He is an attorney and a drone pilot and spells the whole story for you.

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I'm pretty excited...I finally bit the bullet and bought a drone today. DJI Phantom 2 Vision 3.0. Will be here Wednesday....can't wait! Boom!

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You'll LOVE IT...

I've had my quad copter for 2 years and it has allowed me to go places and see things that has saved my client thousands. Not to mention the Inspector SAFETY FACTOR !!!!

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Jim Hanson wrote:I'm pretty excited...I finally bit the bullet and bought a drone today. DJI Phantom 2 Vision 3.0. Will be here Wednesday....can't wait! Boom!


Great workhorse drone. We got ours 3 weeks ago . Along with using it to inspect we are also offering listing videos for agent marketing

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Keven wrote:You'll LOVE IT...


So it arrived yesterday afternoon and I had a chance to fly it a couple of times today. My only question is...why didn't I buy this thing sooner? What an awesome piece of equipment!

Here's some free advice to anyone out there who's on the fence...go to amazon.com and buy it. Incredibly easy to fly, great pics, great video and just plain cool.

I'm going to do some more practicing and plan on using it when needed onsite soon.

Anybody interested in a dinosaur Spectroscope?

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Quad Copter still on every inspection and worth it's weight in GOLD !!

The Quad copter has become the most important tool in my truck. Used properly it provides my clients a valuable service that no other tool can do NOT EVEN A LADDER.

The best part is the FAA is hard at work getting the rules in place and if the latest read of the rules is passed we Inspectors will be very happy.

Stay tuned for further FAA updates as they become available !

Also thank Mike Casey & Nathan for the great education being planned @ the Power Users Conference in Vegas ...


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Dale Raines
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Every once in a while you just have to purchase that new toy, just because you've earned it.

I see that most of the inspectors seem to be using DJI Phantom II series quad copters, They have GPS to come back home, etc. But, you mentioned a custom built one. What are the features specific to the customized one that would make it worth the additional $1500 or so? Heavy duty motor?, More weather proof, More durable body/frame, longer flight time? and.... if you have info on the manufacturer/distributor, could you supply that? (Maybe you could get referral fees, ).

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this drone allowed me to inspect two 15,000 sf Walgreens and a 3500sf home today and I was home by 4 pm
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looks like CAHPI is discoraging HI from using drones, liability issues and transport canada regulations.
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I would tell CAPHI to mind their own business while you take care of yours

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Pulled the trigger and ordered a Phantom 3 Drone. It looks like they will be shipping out next week.

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Jeremiah Anderson wrote:Pulled the trigger and ordered a Phantom 3 Drone. It looks like they will be shipping out next week.


Great choice, My inspector just got his last week. We are still running the phantom 2 vision plus v3.
I dont know the market out there but here there is another way to make money with them. We started offering listing videos with editing, Like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxQ-aTHQKqo
Here we could get 3 to 4 hundred for a well done video. This gives us an in with agents that primarily do listings

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