Posted by Wirewolf903 |
May 08, 2013 @ 10:57 AM | 5,267 Views
It's been awhile since my last post, been really busy promoting Public Safety uses of SUAS. I stay pretty busy demoing my Phantoms and a loaner S800 to whomever requests it. From boy scouts to mapping software companies, if someone wants to see what these SUAS are all about, I try to inform them.
I just purchased a Phantom 2/Zenmuse just this weekend from UAVDirect located in Liberty Hill just north of Austin. Now that the DJI Austin office is closed UAVDirect has stepped up to support my projects. Colin donated four new Phantom to a local Austin high schools robotics team just before they closed the doors in December. UAVDirect has taken over supporting this project with parts and support.
I did a paint job cause I sooooo dislike the white! Now looking to add 5.8 video/iOSD mini and 2.4 Data Link within the week.
I got my hands on two Phantom after working on a couple projects with DJI based in Austin Texas. Let me tell you these guys are AWESOME! They helped sponsor my Texas Army National Guards Family Readyness Groups Fundraiser at this years American Hero's AirShow Camp Mabry Austin, Texas. I asked them to help out with drawing customers to our BBQ booth with several DJI systems as a display. They loaned me a S800 and two brand new Phantoms. DJI also provided two Techs to man the display, answer questions, and do several demo flights. Colin the CEO also showed up and demoed the S800 new waypoint version downloaded from his tablet.
I also displayed my custom built UAS and other public safety inspired systems in efforts to show the public these systems have a place in assisting first responders and not just military applications. ...Continue Reading