One interesting thing about drones is that innovation is happening across all aspects of the industry – not just the parts that actually fly. Today's video from InterDrone, featuring startup 500below, is a prime example. Bill Kimberlin doesn't make anything that flies – doesn't make any hardware at all, actually.
What he wants to make is a connection, between skilled drone pilots willing to help other people (and get paid for their time) and people who are looking for help and are willing to pay for it in order to get straight answers from someone with real-world knowledge about their problem.
It is certainly an intriguing idea, and one which seems like it will take off if it gets a critical mass of users on both sides of the equation. I was sincere in what I said in the video, by the way: I think the people who watch our channel are some of the best and brightest out there. If you've got the chops and the inkling to earn a little bit of extra coin, go ahead and sign up – and let me know how it goes!
I'm going to be interested to see how this endeavor turns out...