Beware of MarcusUAV!

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... or better "About Modern UAV Sales Managers".

Being head developer of the UAVP-NG project I receive a lot of emails. Some of them are really nice to read, some of them are questions easy to answer and some of them are question better not asked, because they were explained in detail over and over in the forums.

Sometimes I also receive emails from commercial UAV enterprises.

Yesterday I received an email I would like to share with you all. The Sales Manager of MarcusUAV contacted me and asked if we would promote his product on our pages please.

I answered that I do not understand why we should promote a commercial UAV of unknown quality as we are a direct competitor to their market.

Now read for yourself how the MarcusUAV Sales Representative reacted to my answer:

Subject: Marcus UAV Greetings
Date: Tue, June 24, 2008 2:46 am
To: Amir Guindehi

> Hi Corey,
>> Hello, I am Corey Zeimen, Sales Manager from Marcus UAV. We are a
>> manufacturer of UAV's for the civilian market.
> Nice to hear from you.

Go fuck yourself you douche bag.

>> We would like to offer you a wholesale discount if you were to promote
>> our website on your homepage.
> I don't understand why we should be interested in promoting your UAV?

So somebody that wants to slam out a business can have a UAV shipped to them.

> We are developing an Open Source UAV ourselfes and we are a direct
> competitor to your product. Our product will be free for everyone.

Oh yea? Send us one of your planes to sample

>> This discount is very large, and you stand to make a substantial profit
>> from even one UAV sale.
> We are not interested in profit.

Can I borrow $1000?

>> A link exchange can also be made possible.
>> We can discuss terms, as we are open to a variety of things.
> I don't think we are interested. I can't see any gain in promoting a
> commercial foreign UAV of unknown quality.

Are you a professor? I expect you to be

Suck My Balls,

Corey Zeimen
Sales Manager

I would like to warn you! As you can read the representatives from MarcusUAV are not up to the task. They seem not to know how regular business works and seem more than primitive in their language. I don't think a respectable business sales manager would talk to customers as seen above.

Everybody searching reliable and competent business partner for commercial UAVs should look into the direction of AscTec Technologies for proven reliable UAVs or towards DataCore GmbH if you would like to have something custom made for your enterprise.

Please do yourself a favor and ignore companies like MarcusUAV who are not even up to the task to talk to customers. Guys laughing about the status of a professor will not have the needed professional knownledge and experience to build a successful commercial UAV anyway...

Last but not least according to this page Corey Zeimen seems to be the CEO of MarcusUAV as well.


Hi Amir,
yeah... we have to be sorry for those uneducated ones... unfortunately there is a bunch of them out there...
Well, I'm from Brazil and I was lookig at some pictures you took from the developping stage of your UAV and I was curious about your home made PCB making process.. is there a way that you can tell me more about it?? Thanks, best regards!

Hi Zonzinho!

Greetings to Brazil!

The PCB making process is quite simple and a detailed documentation in german and english can be found here:

I created the first batch of PCBs using the above "Tonertransfer Method". Later on I used an UV table because I had one available, thanks to my brother.

- Amir

Hello Amir,
I am interested to participate in the developpment proces. Could you please tell me which are the steps to follow. Of coarse for the moment is a mater of introduction. Which are the guarantees to provide in order to have access to the code. I am a beguiner in the field but I worked for some time in computer science. Initially I need somebody to help me to restart. A bientôt, Georges

Hi Georges,

The source code is not yet released and available to the active developers only. You will have to wait for the documentation release to start digging into the details.

Currently the best I can offer is to join us on IRC. You also have the possibility to join the NG forum and check out our wiki.

Best regards
- Amir

Hi Amir,

Can't believe someone who claims to run a genuine business would send something like this - truely unbelievable! To be ignored......

On a separtate issue, I notice you mention AscTec in your comments and I am wondering if you have some connection with them. I only ask as I have sent several emails to them through their website requesting info on their heli autopilot unit but have received no response. If you know of any other way to get in touch, I'd appreciate the info. Thanks!

Best Regards

Hi Alex! Sorry for the late answer, I was a bit busy in the last days. Concerning your question about AscTec I have to tell you that's I don't have a direct link to them. I know some of the AscTec guys from different QC meetings where I've meet Jan and several others. I would think email is the best way to contact them... Best Regards, Amir



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