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  1. TexasRick

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    Howdy from Texas. Made my first Solo flight yesterday. I have been flying a $60 Syma X50 the last few weeks for practice. What a step up to fly the Solo! I am interested in commercial real estate video (already have a client) and maybe agriculture consulting as well. I am a college professor with a background in ecology and botany and computer programming.

    My main task today os to decide which tablet to purchase. I am thinking Android since it will run Tower.

    Glad to find 3DRPilots! --Rick
     
  2. Ron Edmonds

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    Welcome to the group. I'm fairly new myself. It's been very helpful. Do you have a commercial drone license? I've been studying myself.
     
  3. TexasRick

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    Hi Ron. Good to hear from you. Yes, I do have the Part 107 Remote Pilot License. I received my temporary Pilot's Certificate yesterday. I took the exam a couple of weeks ago. It's not that difficult but I spent about 10 hours studying for it. Do you have the 40 question practice exam? This is really useful for practice and study.
     
  4. Ron Edmonds

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    No, where did you get it.
     
  5. TexasRick

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    Go to the bottom of the following page. This has the FAA sample test--with ANSWERS! You can get the same test without answers on the FAA website. Hope this helps. Good luck!

    Sarah Nilsson - UAG Test Prep
     
  6. Ron Edmonds

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  7. David Boulanger

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    Hello from Naples Fl. I just bought 2 Solo's 2 weeks ago. No stranger to 3DR. I have a Pixhawk powered 600 size Trex, Pixhawk DJI F450, Pixhawk 4' Catamaran with sonar. Glad to be here. I Also have my Remote pilots license with the FAA.

    Regards,
    David R. Boulanger
     
  8. Craig L. Johnson - USMC

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    Craig - Indianapolis
    Hello
    I purchase a solo last year. I own the very first solo that was shipped to the fry electronic store here in Indianapolis
     
  9. DougM

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    Hi
    I am Doug from Langley British Columbia Canada. I just got my solo and being as it is raining here today have not flown it yet. I have had 2 cheaper drones but nothing like the features of the solo.
    I am looking forward to flying it and learning from you fellow pilots.
     
  10. John Solo

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    Hello- I'm new to 3DR solo but love it so far. I'm John in Surprise AZ.
     
  11. Russ Knight

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    New 3DR owner in Perry Florida. Look forward to getting to know everyone and learn!
     
  12. Chuck

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    Welcome, Russ. This is a good place to learn from, and everyone here is great about helping out. Use the search function available on here, as a whole lot of your questions can be answered by previous posts. Also download the Solo users manual and study it well. Good luck to you, and fly safe.
     
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    Thanks Chuck!
     
  14. donnyfl

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    Hello all !
    Don here from York, Pennsylvania. I just picked up a 3dr the other day. I can't wait to fly it !
     
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    Welcome, Don. Make sure you download the user manual from 3DR, and remember to become familiar with the search function on here. It has a wealth of information from past posts. Don't hesitate to ask questions on here, as the people are great about helping. Good luck to you, and fly safe.
     
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    Thank you Chuck !
    Downloaded manual yesterday but didn't get the chance to check it out yet. Have a good day !
     
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    Good man. It is very handy to keep and refer to. Like I said, the search box is great for "real world" experiences from others on here, and could possibly save you a lot of time about learning the ins and outs. You have a great day, and the best of New Year's.
     
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    Chuck... you are like the Wal-Mart greeter of 3rdrpilots - but more effective and personable of course. :D When I grow up I want to be a pleasant poster just like you. ;)

    Happy New Year to ya'!
     
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    Thanks a lot, SARDG. I am just trying to pay it forward for all the help I got on here when I first posted. I hope you and yours have the Happiest of New Years as well......:)
     
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    New Solo pilot in Hillsboro, Oregon. Just waiting for my NEW GoPro Hero4 Silver to show up from ebay so I can start flying. I hope to enjoy this new drone fascination as much as everyone I am reading about on this awesome site is.

    P.S.
    Best buy is now selling off all their 3DR inventory super cheap! I just bought 2 extra 3DR batteries for 34.99 each and extra props for $2.99 a box (2 blades per box). I asked about the gimbals and those are $34.99 as well. WOW! ! !
     
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