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DRONES - model boat video anybody?
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:34:13 AM »

I was watching this Youtube vid and it has prompted me to scratch the surface a little with drone technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR8yqpeiGO4

Anybody got any drone footage of their model boat?

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Re: DRONES - model boat video anybody?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 09:50:17 AM »

Ron Perrott took a load of video footage at last years Norwich Sub Weekend...he has a DJi Phantom, it's most disconcerting to see this drone following the wake from your periscope  %)


I'll see if I can find the footage and upload it here.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 10:06:58 AM »

YOU'LL BE SORRY ! !
Take a look at . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsHs9m9obdg
There's going to be changes in the law regarding Quadcopter / Drones soon , tests / licences restriction etc Bill 
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 10:33:15 AM »




There's going to be changes in the law regarding Quadcopter / Drones soon , tests / licences restriction etc Bill


Who is going to police these laws?
PCSO's with Drone Seeking Radar Guided Missiles attached to their hats?


It will just go the way that CB Radio went.
Most complying, but the Cowboys with the illegal,unlicenced gear just carried on.
I've seen 35Mhz gear used in boats and the users just say 'No planes around here so it don't matter'


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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 11:11:59 AM »

Your probably right , it's the low foreheads who will cause an out cry , unfortunately someone will be injured or killed by one of these things one day, there's too many around . . . their flying them over peoples heads with no regard for safety , we often see them wizzing past the lake straight up the prom' & 5 mins later coming back the other way, I think they can be programmed to get to a location & back again with no one in sight with the box . . . that cant be safe . . .
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 11:28:05 AM »

I have been told that a cruise ship captain has collected a couple of drones which flew over the vessel when moored so as to get an outside view of the vessel. Once on the far side of the vessel the signal was lost so the drone went into automatic mode, descended to a 'safe' level and flew back towards its operator - until it collided with the side of the ship....

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Re: DRONES - model boat video anybody?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 01:42:37 PM »

I think to get good shots of model boats on the water, you really need a low camera angle. This would be problematic for safety and for some practical flying reasons; sadly. Otherwise they could be a fantastic tool for filming model boats.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 09:51:36 PM »

I'm just starting out trying to get some shots of our boat racing, I have a waterproof Splashdrone, an older Phantom Vision 2+, and a brand new Mavic Pro that I'm waiting to test.
Here's a video at our pond.

https://youtu.be/bZBVHLW6EbY


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Re: DRONES - model boat video anybody?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 09:59:35 PM »

Wow - interesting...

Looks a bit of a beast!

PS Can't you make those boats go any faster?

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 10:16:24 PM »

was going to do this at our lake, but the our council has banned all quad coppters in all the parks.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 10:49:52 PM »

Use a hexcopter then!  :-)

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 10:24:42 AM »

Hey , TOMBSY like your film strip presentation on youtube, not seen that before . . . wide open spaces too AND not a bird/ gull in sight, heaven . . . . O0
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 06:10:19 PM »

Thanks we are really lucky the city gives us a great spot for our races.
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