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The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—analyzes the drone industry, guides you in discovering the people who power it, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today. The podcast also explores eVTOL aircraft, urban air mobility, and flying cars (a ...
 
Let's Make It is a show that is all about making things, in particular electronic things. During this show we will be using things like Arduinos, PIC chips and Raspberry Pie's to make all kinds of electronic gadgets. We are making these gadgets to learn how they work. Not technical, not to worry, we are going to start really simple and teach you as we go along. All it requires is a desire to want to learn some programming and electronics. This show is hosted by Mike Myers of Genius Idea Stud ...
 
Let's Make It is a show that is all about making things, in particular electronic things. During this show we will be using things like Arduinos, PIC chips and Raspberry Pie's to make all kinds of electronic gadgets. We are making these gadgets to learn how they work. Not technical, not to worry, we are going to start really simple and teach you as we go along. All it requires is a desire to want to learn some programming and electronics. This show is hosted by Mike Myers of Genius Idea Stud ...
 
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On this episode, we catch up with our favorite mate from “Down Under” Clifford Wakeman. Born and raised in Australia, Clifford is an accomplished FPV Pilot with a passion for cinematic drone videography. We talk about how he got into flying drones, what it’s like living in the Outback and how many Kangaroos are running around his neighborhood. We a…
 
On this episode, Maxwell Ross Johnson aka MaxumFPV drifts into the Quad Talk Podcast studio. Max is from the Tampa area. CodeRed is from the Tampa area. With that being said, this episode is filled with killer stories about the escapades of Max and CodeRed. From speeding over the Skyway Bridge to diving Downtown Tampa to VooDoo dolls in New Orleans…
 
On this episode, Martin & Jenn from BrainFPV are back in the QTP studio to hang out, relax and recap what they’ve been up to over the last 3 years. We discuss several topics pertaining to the history and business of BrainFPV and then, Martin & Jenn make a Special Announcement that everyone will be Super Psyched about. As an added bonus, CodeRed tel…
 
On this episode, Todd Todd FPV flies into the Quad Talk Podcast studio and schools us on how to find scorpions in the desert at night. And when he’s not chasing the infamous predatory arachnids at dusk, you can usually find Todd Todd out chasing all kind of other recreational vehicles in his desert neighborhood with his FPV flying machines.…
 
On this episode, Paul “Nurk” Nurkkala is back in the Quad Talk Podcast studio and gets us up to speed on what he’s been doing to for the past couple of years. Not only is Nurk a Top Rated Pilot in the DRL, he’s also a YouTube Content Creator with over 120K subscribers. Oh yeah, and did you know that Paul is also a Professional Aerial Cinematographe…
 
On this episode, DRL Pilot Evan Turner aka “Headsup FPV” slams into the Quad Talk Podcast studio and approaches the show in a unique way. Using his Instagram account and starting with his very FIRST post back in 2017, Headsup walks us through his entire FPV career, photo by photo. Feel free to follow along on Evan’s Instagram while listening to the…
 
Skydio CEO, Adam Bry, joins the podcast to discuss the company's newest product, Skydio 2—the world's smartest drone. Bry explains the big differences between R1 and Skydio 2, the underlying technology, and commercial applications from partners like Ware, who build on top of Skydio 2 to automate warehouse inventory tracking. In the second half of t…
 
Impossible Aerospace is a US startup that manufactures an all-electric, high-endurance multirotor drone called US-1. The drone platform is marketed mainly towards first responders—law enforcement, firefighters, and more. US-1 boasts a flight time of 78 minutes on a total vehicle weight of 17 pounds. Keenan Johnson, one of Impossible Aerospace's co-…
 
Drew Baustian, Business Development Manager at MicaSense, joins Ian to explain the finer points of multispectral drone cameras and imagery for precision agriculture. The pair discuss data capture, the science behind the tech, and use cases where multispectral imagery has been a difference-maker for agriculture end users. MicaSense recently released…
 
LAFD is one of the largest fire departments in the world. Derrick Ward, a firefighter with 30 years of experience, is spearheading the use of drones as Lead UAS Pilot at LAFD. As Derrick reveals, there are many ways to use drones in fighting fires and on search and rescue missions. But the way to truly supercharge them is by sticking thermal camera…
 
Travis Mason is VP and Head of Certification & Regulation, Urban Air Mobility at Airbus. Travis most recently was MC at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL Conference 2019—the largest global gathering of unmanned systems technology in the world. Travis previously was Chief of Staff at Google X and worked with the Wing team on delivery drones. He's passionate about …
 
AirMap is a California-based startup that has raised $43.6M to help companies coordinate and scale drone operations in ever-changing airspace conditions. David Hose is AirMap's current CEO. Ian and David discuss: AirMap's history and current offerings LAANC, BVLOS, Remote ID, UTM DJI replacing AirMap with PrecisionHawk's airspace product AirMap's s…
 
Indoor drone inspections have become an enormous ROI booster for energy companies who own and operate industrial assets. Patrick Thevoz is CEO of Flyability, a Swiss company who specializes in building indoor inspection drones. Their latest drone, Elios 2, is an impressive feat of engineering. Patrick joins Ian to discuss the value that indoor insp…
 
You’re about to hear an in-the-field, or rather, “around-the-pool” compilation of quick-take interviews with people with different backgrounds from 15 drone companies at Commercial UAV Expo 2018. The UAV Expo it’s a great place to be in October and perfectly situated and spaced 6-months from AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL so if you wanted, you can hit those tw…
 
Jono Millin is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DroneDeploy, a software company that specializes in building solutions for mapping business assets with drones. Jono goes in-depth into how DroneDeploy is leveraging computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to augment their in-house photogrammetry pipeline, Map Engi…
 
Can you imagine yourself buzzing around the urban landscape in a flying car in 2025? Bell—and companies such as Uber and Airbus—really want you to be. Whether you call it a flying taxi, a flying car, eVTOL aircraft, passenger drone, or air taxi, it all means the same thing—the future of urban mobility is approaching and it will manifest in electric…
 
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