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  1. Beautiful bird - of course it can't be used in the US...

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  2. be sitting down when you ask how much

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  3. What would an Australian uranium prospective mine site be paying?

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  4. The previous version went for $60K

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  5. Spit in the ocean. For what it realises this is affordable...for some.

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  6. Agreed when you are doing a multi million dollar survey project $60K is a non issue. I like the price point because I can offer a more versatile / robust unit with the same AP for less.

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  7. John M. Smith because the FAA rules currently don't permit the commercial use of drones in US airspace.

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  8. Are they considering it "Commercial" use when you are surveying your own property or job site? I understand you can not do it for hire.

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  9. The debate is on....and in November in Australia similar discussions as to why are quickly being mapped out.

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  10. Don't plan on 2015 being the start date either for Joe Soap thats for Emergency services and the ball is firmly dropped for that as well at the minute. Rory and along with others have been watching this for over six years so its no surprises when targets are not just missed but moved.

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  11. I saw this too, its really advanced and cool.

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  12. Er its not advanced, its about the post production tools. Search for X5 and you will see similar airframes are about $100 put at $200 autopilot in it and Roberts your fathers brother. You don't have the image processing tools though. For that you might use drone mapper. UA are interesting there is more open source interest than big business realises I think so where will the money end up going.

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  13. The only mildly interesting bit is the reference to thrust reversal. I wonder if they are doing a deep stall and then running it in reverse? That would explain why the motor / prop is so far back.

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  14. Looks like a folding prop so what would that do if you reversed it?

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  15. It will work but they must have bent a few airframes getting the landing sequence sorted out. I would love to no what ESC they are using.

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  16. Why are they so fond of making these things black? Today was 97 degrees in Kansas. The black netbook I use in my ground station got so hot the mousepad burned my fingertips! My neon orange Zephyr UAS, on the other hand, remained relatively cool to the touch - and easy to see.

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  17. I did see one thing in the video that I am really interested in. It looked as though that there is a sort of rigid CF Tube frame that acts as a skeletal system to the craft. Strong, nice and neat idea actually. Couple that with EPP foam, Now that can take some abuse.

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  18. Looks like EPO to me. I hear that once you hit a price point employees don't want to take platforms out and risk the wrath of the boss. I also hear that you had better make your figures work at altitude otherwise disappointment abounds.

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  19. Gary- Are you a software developer?

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  20. No I am a UA enthusiast that has built and flown a few and operated them in harsh terrain.

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  21. I have a broken X100. There is a CF tube (like) frame embedded in the foam. One thing I really did not like was that they have run the servo leads in the CF tubes without any abrasion protection where the wires exit the tubes. This over time I am sure would lead to failure.

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