I have been filming all over the place to get material for a demo reel that will show what my company is capable of doing. I have flown for 4 weekends straight and I have noticed that the CS8 is quite an attention getter. I have also found that people ask the same questions over and over again. Last weekend I think I was asked the same question at least 15 times over a course of 3 hours. I'm sure you all have experienced this. I have also been approached by local police on two different occassions asking what I am doing. On one account they said they were responding to a UFO 911 ccall. So to combat this, and to minimize distractions I have printed up 500 flyers that I have sitting next to me as I fly. Here's what I have on the flyer. Most frequently asked questionsWhat are you flying? I am flying what’s called a 8 blade octocopter. It’s also known as a multirotor, or UAV (Unmanned Aerial vehicles). This vehicle is battery powered from Lipo batteries and can fly about 10-13 minutes at a time. The unit is equipped with a very high end camera and mount that has excellent electronic stabilization that provides a very stable picture. The aircraft has the capability of filming in high definition video as well as taking digital stills. Why are you flying? I have my own production company and I am filming different parts of the city for a demo reel that I am creating to showcase what type of work and services I can do. I will be filming all around town this summer. How much does your aircraft cost? The aircraft and equipment that we use is the best equipment available for aerial photography that is available on the market. There is a lot of technology built into the aircraft and the latest technology is never cheap. Did you build the aircraft yourself? Yes I built it from scratch from a kit that is available. The aircraft is called a Cinestar 8 and it took approximately 40 man hours to build and test. Can I talk to you while you are flying Please do not talk to me when I am flying as it can be very distracting. I need to have my full attention on the aircraft and the safety of everyone around the aircraft. I am available to talk once the aircraft has landed safely. Is your aircraft safe? Before I take the aircraft up in the air I spend about 2 hours going through various safety checks. IF anything looks out of the ordinary I will not fly the aircraft in public. For testing I fly in a large public park that has 500 square meters, and will only then take the aircraft out in public if it passes all safety checks in testing. This aircraft has redundant safety features in case of an emergency or failure. If the unit loses signal or communication with the remote control radio it will go into what’s called “Come Home” mode where it will fly exactly where the copter was started and hover over that point until remote control communication is restored. If communication can’t be restored the aircraft will go into what’s called “emergency landing” where it will slowly descend at the come home location. I always run 2 batteries so that in case one battery fails the other battery will provide enough power to land the vehicle safely. Can I take a picture of your aircraft? Yes Who am I? My name is Dave King, the owner of new Production company called Designed AV Solutions. Dave has have been in the AV business for 22 years. We recently produced a golf instructional video for Shawn Clement who is the most popular golf instructor on YouTube. During the filming of the instructional video Dave got the idea to add overhead video incorporating a “drone” that had a video camera on it which inspired him to acquire remote control aerial equipment. The plan is to provide commercial Aerial services in the near future.