Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 January 2014, 05:35   #21
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by C2 RIBS View Post
One of our clients just completed a drone flying test to get a licence, told me they retrun to point of lift off, so a little bit of a problem for boaters
That is a failsafe mechanism only.
__________________

__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 05:39   #22
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by thomas View Post
Watch some of the later videos, he does loose one or two

I'd love to have a go at filming boats but I don't fancy landing a quadcopter on my RIB, tempted to try one of these frames - Home page - and just land in the water.

The problem with using them for commercial applications is once you start charging you then flying for reward and need a commercial pilots licence.
You will need to build that one yourself and heat build up can be a problem - there are some forums about these and those are discussed on this forum
__________________

__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 09:31   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,157
I'd only have a waterproof one as I'm a bit of a coward, plenty of people fly them over water but not only is ruining the model a problem but they sink too!!!

I was thinking of just using some conduit and sealing where the wires come out with hot glue, the motors would have to be open to the elements and they do survive a dunking as long as they're not spinning at the time - as for heat, I have some fairly standard motors that pull under 15 amps at full beans, and happily lift a Gopro and video gear, running off 30amp speed controllers so they should be fine, you really have to be over powering them before they overheat.

Most of this stuff can be very cheap and could almost be sacrificial, just the Gopro you'd not want to loose.
__________________
thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 14:03   #24
Member
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 342
Here's a few Stills I pulled from flying my DJI Phantom this morning









__________________
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 14:07   #25
Member
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 342
Oh And here's a close call I had with the wet stuff

__________________
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 15:08   #26
Member
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by thomas View Post
I'd love to have a go at filming boats but I don't fancy landing a quadcopter on my RIB.
I think the prefered method is the "hover and grab" method
at least that's the one i'l be using
The thing is very stable and easy to catch (On land anyway )
The return home fail safe is a worry though out at sea. As it sets it's GPS home point before it takes off! the thing is to have a timer running, know your battery status and watch the LED's
You can override the failsafe if it decides to go home but I haven't tried that yet...

Here's a short clip from this morning of me practicing the old hover catch release.
You'll have to excuse the scruffy git, it's my day off

__________________
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 15:41   #27
Dhf
Member
 
Dhf's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookee View Post
Done some research on this - the Phantom by DJI is the best off the shelf by far, the also make a 4 blade (DJI450) and a 6 blade (DJI 550) kit which are better in stages, the trick is to get a good gimbal to remove the jello effect and they aren't cheap - the other thing is the bigger and more expensive you go the more stable it will be, can cope with more wind and the longer the flight time - and then there's FPV, this is live video viewed through a monitor of goggles and enables you to see what you're filming - makes it a lot less hit and miss!.

I've researched a few and must agree, the one's fitted with a good brushless gimbal give much better results. the phantom certainly looks more novice friendly, I'm very tempted with the phantom vision, 25 min flying time and it comes with FPV built in, but the built in camera doesn't offer the quality as the Gopro with gimbal mounted versions, most of the pro's seem to be using the Gopro 2.7k video setting and then digital zooming in, during the editing, which is good for excluding any unwanted prop view, some editing programs also include video stabilizing software with fantastic results. As you mention, the more invested the better quality the results are for sure. I don't think you'll find one that'll keep up with the Bananashark though.


Tidy vid and pics above btw.
__________________
Dhf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 17:20   #28
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
Oh And here's a close call I had with the wet stuff

I bet you had to change your trousers after that one

Great recovery
__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2014, 17:35   #29
Member
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by whisper View Post
I bet you had to change your trousers after that one

Great recovery
Yah think
__________________
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2014, 03:20   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,157
I wouldn't fancy trying to catch one at sea on a bobbing boat - again, not brave enough to take a Gopro over water without a case either. Hobbyking do prop guard not which could be a solution.

I had a DJI controller decide to take the model off where it felt like, fortunately hit a tree before it got very far, it was a cloudy day and the GPS signal wasn't great. The great thing about theses is it's not easy to do much damage to them.
__________________

__________________
thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:33.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.