I think everyone has gone through some of the same. The same talks about what flight controller to use, what voltage, what setup, what camera, but there is one talk in the forums I don’t see a lot of and I know that mostly a man area (no offense to the smaller % of women in the area) of interest I can say that the conversation with the wife went something like this…J. “" Let me get this straight you want to buy this gimble thing and a ‘drone’ and do what with how many thousands of dollars? You are thinking of a pilot’s license??"" The conversation sounds like a good one telling her you can pano, cinema, pictures with whoever however with a skill set you have from years of XYZ experience.” She comes back with its seasonal (unless you’re on a coast) and a comment of what is the return on the investment going to be (ROI), and that she would appreciate being involved in the finances and decision of this. So I know that many of you have had this conversation if you’re married or still want to be. Obviously we carry passion, joy, or interest for doing this in some fashion otherwise we would not be in it. So with that said how are some of you presenting any data that would point to a positive outlook? How are you going to tell your wife that next year you’re going to make x-xxk+ to pay for the new Alta, cinestar. M5, etc.. It would be hard for me to make what I make in wages to quit my day job, and its not meant to. Not all of us are on set with a Red 3 days a week living near the coast. I have talked with some that have used Red’s, have done movies, cell phone tower inspections with thermal, etc,. In my experiences there is the Phantom , inspire guys (hobby guys) generating 2-4 jobs a year at most, then there is the Free fly system flavor guys generating more with a more professional look and appeal. I think its a part time for me, but the business model has to be solid. I find it hard to generate any kind of accurate marketing, income, and ROI model on any level of use with our equipment to have any kind of cognitive response to a family member. This is particularly important if you want to remain married…lol. I would greatly appreciate any feedback. I’m younger than many on these forums I have talked with on the phone. Wise words seem to come from more of you aged with experience. Feel free to pm me as well.