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Old 08 January 2017, 13:43   #1
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Learning to fly a drone from my RIB (XSribs 650)

Getting to grips with all the equipment for our trip to arctic Norway. Learning to fly my drone from the RIB.

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Old 08 January 2017, 14:09   #2
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i assume it is a phantom 4 as it has obstacle avoidance?, in which case you can try the follow me mode (if you weren't already?). i don't own a phantom 4 as i went with a typhoon H but it follows my rib no problems.

btw, turn obstacle avoidance off and make sure you never keep flying too far, the phantom thinks home is where you turn it on so if anything happens it goes back to where you turned it on and lands.....yep....in the wet stuff. a friend lost his phantom 4 in the north sea about 6 months ago as he had it up following the ship he works on for about 10 mins, it went beyond the geofence from "home" and off it flew back to "home" never to be seen again. you can turn it off but in a panic he didn't

look forward to seeing more vids though

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Looks like fun to get video of your RIB in the water.

FYI for those looking to buy one and use while boating - Swell Pro makes a water proof drone. You can even fly it underwater and film.

Here's a youtube link of Rick Moore testing a 2nd generation one.

https://youtu.be/38j_3lpnVYs

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Erik, you can't fly this under water, it will sit on top of the water though which is assume you what you meant bud.

there is a couple of waterproof drones out there and some more due this year. i suspect the big boys will bring out something in due course.

why gopro didn't do this with their drone is beyond me, they really have lost the plot at gopro HQ.
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Looks like fun to get video of your RIB in the water.

FYI for those looking to buy one and use while boating - Swell Pro makes a water proof drone. You can even fly it underwater and film.

Here's a youtube link of Rick Moore testing a 2nd generation one.

https://youtu.be/38j_3lpnVYs

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Incredible, flyng a drone underwater.
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i assume it is a phantom 4 as it has obstacle avoidance?, in which case you can try the follow me mode (if you weren't already?). i don't own a phantom 4 as i went with a typhoon H but it follows my rib no problems.

btw, turn obstacle avoidance off and make sure you never keep flying too far, the phantom thinks home is where you turn it on so if anything happens it goes back to where you turned it on and lands.....yep....in the wet stuff. a friend lost his phantom 4 in the north sea about 6 months ago as he had it up following the ship he works on for about 10 mins, it went beyond the geofence from "home" and off it flew back to "home" never to be seen again. you can turn it off but in a panic he didn't

look forward to seeing more vids though

Thanks. It is the phantom 4 pro. It was in tracking mode. Next time I will use the follow me mode, it is probably easier. Will turn obstacle avoidance mode off. There seems to be a sort of dynamic home setting in the basic menu, it is possible to update your home position in the dji 4 app. I did not test it yet.
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There's also an underwater drone if you head anywhere that has clear water like we do This underwater drone lets you take fishing to the next level | WHAS11.com
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i'm sure it will serve you well buddy, post up anymore you take.

i actually own a few of these (including phantom) and they are great things, just a pity idiots are buying them and flying near airports etc.
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Erik, you can't fly this under water, it will sit on top of the water though which is assume you what you meant bud.

there is a couple of waterproof drones out there and some more due this year. i suspect the big boys will bring out something in due course.

why gopro didn't do this with their drone is beyond me, they really have lost the plot at gopro HQ.
I actually did mean you can fly it underwater.

In Rick Moore's video series, he takes the first generation Drone to a pool and "fly's" it underwater. I don't have the time to search his video's, but it was posted in 2016.

1. Did it "fly" very well? NO.

2. Was it underwater operating and moving according to the controls? Yes.

3. Did the water ruin it? NO.

4. Would I fly it underwater? NO.

5. Would I buy it - maybe.




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Good quality resolution... and getting there skills wise I'd say

Sorry but I was most amused by your footage coupled with the commentary with the attempts to land on board....and the "Technology" recognising the Boat as something to be avoided!
I was thinking..I hope this ends well!...AND surly a good read of the instructions would have been better whilst still on Dry land!
Glad it worked out in the end!...certainly brightened up my morning!
Look forward to seeing some more footage in the future.
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