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Floyd75

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Does anybody know if you can make money from this hobby?


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Does anybody know if you can make money from this hobby?


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From a Tello? If you find a way, please share with us. With bigger drones, you can.
 

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With the bigger drones yes. like the Mavic and the inspire. 5BBCC130-E8A4-478A-ACEB-E2F6AF42D5D4.png
 

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Does anybody know if you can make money from this hobby?
You can build an IOS app for it :)
Seriously I get requests for an IOS version all the time.

But you won't get rich - far from. Based on the development hours I would be better off if I did the lowest paid job I could find in the neighborhood. The kids mowing the lawn earn more per hour than I do from TelloFpv. As a freelance programmer I could easily earn 20x as much as TelloFpv pays me but I'm not here for the money. For me it's a hobby that offers some financial benefits.
Thats the main reason there will never be an IOS version of TelloFpv: I don't need it for myself and it will never pay enough money to make sense just from a financial point of view.
 
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You can build an IOS app for it :)
Seriously I get requests for an IOS version all the time.

But you won't get rich - far from. Based on the development hours I would be better off if I did the lowest paid job I could find in the neighborhood. The kids mowing the lawn earn more per hour than I do from TelloFpv. As a freelance programmer I could easily earn 20x as much as TelloFpv pays me but I'm not here for the money. For me it's a hobby that offers some financial benefits.
Thats the main reason there will never be an IOS version of TelloFpv. I don't need it for myself and it will never pay enough money to be worth the effort.
I like your outlook on your endeavor. It’s good to know that you are not in it for the money, rather the love of the hobby.


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I’m not a lawyer, have never played one on TV, and haven't stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in years. But, I believe commercial use of a drone - regardless of size, weight, amount of remuneration, etc. - requires a license (to be legal). You’ll likely need a local business permit/ license as well

I’ve read of hefty fines being levied against realtors who pay a friend to take aerials of their properties for sale. Flying above a neighbor’s property is already a subject of debate regarding its legalities and common expectations of privacy.

I urge caution.
 

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Get money from a hobby?! Wasn't that lucky as yet...
You just need the right hobbies. Remodeling a house for example. Remodeling a yacht. Programming till late in the night. That sort of stuff
 

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I get paid $250-350 per flight.
 

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I took my test right before the shut down. Now waiting for the shutdown to end cause they arent processing any new results atm ...smh :(

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After that, when you register with the faa with your test results, there is a 2 month waiting period for your certificate card to arrive.
 

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They do give you a temporary flight certificate so you can fly while you wait. The blue slip on top is my drone's registration slip, that you must always carry when you fly.
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I tried to upload on the faa website and put in the test code but nothing came up

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