Drone pics...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by Happy Dayz, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    235
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    admiral bought me an entry drone... Breeze 4k

    it actually works quite well...

    Venice FL

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  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Nice pics.

    Is that the Venice inlet?

    Planning to be there Friday. Staying at Crows Nest.

    Is the second picture right before you get to the marina? or is it further up?

    Mark
     
  3. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    235
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    Mark.. yes Venice Inlet, Snake Island.. love it there! great place to sandbar when it is windy like yesterday! really nice on incoming tide, not so when the river dumps out tannin water to gulf on outgoing..
    Crows Nets is literally just 100 yards to the south of where boat is parked... nice place!
     
  4. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Nice pics. That is what I bought mine for (DJI Phantom 3 Standard). However, I feel I need some more "Pilot Time" before flying over water. I joined a DJI drone forum and I can't believe how many guys lose their drones and how many end up in the water.
    Shawn
     
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  5. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I insured mine with state farm for $60 a year. I have a mavic pro, which cost me about $1200. The policy will cover a complete loss from flyaway, sinking, etc. so I thought it was worth it.
     
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  6. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    235
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    yeah.. im nervooouuussss for sure.. decent pilot but sketchy landing on bow...
    i plan on a DJI but admiral got this entry one for 199 so if it becomes a reef its not so tough to swallow..
    ...did not know you could insure.. that may step up my DJI P4Pro want! LOL
     
  7. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    haha yeah the bow landing can be tough. I hand catch it a lot but its nerve racking for the Mavic since the blades are so close to my arm. I think this summer I'm going to make a little landing cradle that sits on the bow out of something soft. That way, if it comes down sideways it'll stop it sliding off the boat and worst case just shred a prop.
     
  8. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    The bow on my Cobalt is flat....really flat but slick. Maybe a square of neoprene/wetsuit material out there would help.
     
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  9. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions

    might try some self adhesive non-slip shelving liner that is made from a soft foam product........just cut a piece from the roll and stick it to the deck while using the drone then remove the liner and discard it when finished flying the drone....usually the adhesive on the liner is fairly weak but should be strong enough to hold it in place on the deck.....might have to take a mild cleaner to remove residue from the adhesive....

    cliff
     
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  10. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    79
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    I've been wanting a drone but I don't know where to start. I see entry-level anywhere from $100 all the way to the moon. I'm interested in something that allows me to spot tuna from above (need all the help I can get). But like you, I worry about it going to Davey's Locker. I wondered about securing some type of foam to keep it afloat should it hit the water. But then I don't know if it'll weigh it down too much and hinder its lift. Any thoughts??
     
  11. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    235
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    your needing a fairly good model with flight time. the entry one i got is a Breeze 4k and can get for 199.. only 12 min of flight and better leave time to land on boat.. the flotation may be possible but would need a larger model to support the weight.. i would get a DJI Phantom 2 or 3 off ebay or craigslist and insure it for your use... get additional batteries for flight time.
     
  12. atrick

    atrick Member

    86
    Mar 4, 2017
    Penna
    1995 searay 290 Sundancer
    1990 21 maxum
    Twin 4.3 mercrusers with alpha one drives
    305 chevy with a alpha one drive
    For every bit of weight you add you cut your fly time down. People rig up extra batteries but you don't get a lot more flying time with the extra weight.
     
  13. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    They have these emergency floats that operate like an inflatable pfd. The larger ones can carry the device no problem (mavic,phantom,etc)

    The issue then is the drone itself is not waterproof and if you’re in the salt it will basically be useless.
     
  14. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    I've had several smaller toy-type drones that took OK video but were really too small and light to fly well outdoors unless there was NO wind.

    I was cruising Facebook Marketplace one day and found a guy selling a 1 year old DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $250. He had just bought a Mavik. The Phantom is a really good serious starter drone as it has about 25 minutes of flight time per battery, a true return-to-home function, GPS, etc. This drone weighs almost 3 lbs. and requires FAA registration (easy-no test) and is a dream to fly. The video quality is superb and there is a very robust DJI Drone Forum that has great help and support.

    If you are going to buy one make sure you get one with GPS. When I launch mine the GPS keeps it rock steady. You can find them used on eBay or I say a new one yesterday at BestBuy for $399.
    Shawn
     
  15. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    380
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Nice shots!

    They make a variety of different water float apparatuses for various drone models that seem to get good reviews on Amazon. I've never tried any, and might be an issue if you're in any sort of choppy seas I'd imagine. Personally I always catch mine in my hand for landing. Catch in one hand, use the remote in the other to shut it down. Takes a little practice on dry land, but pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
     
  16. Marc Blondin

    Marc Blondin Member

    44
    Feb 19, 2018
    Michigan
    2000 38' Sea Ray Sundancer
    7.4 Horizen
    Our back yard (some call it the front) 26940784_10210788477335469_1424369249_n.jpg 26940916_10210788473135364_1206896514_n.jpg FB_IMG_1473889518236.jpg
     
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  17. TALON

    TALON Member GOLD Sponsor

    142
    Sep 3, 2014
    NorCal
    '95 400 Express Cruiser,
    2003 C10X Caribe
    Twin 454 Mercuisers,
    15 HP Yamaha
    My wife gave me a Phantom 4 Pro for Christmas, can't wait to use it from the boat.
     
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  18. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
  19. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We are here tonight, can see where you had the drone flying.

    First time in Venice, love this place. Very interesting, may come back next week. We wound up tied on the fuel dock.

    Mark
     
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  20. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    79
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    Don't those drones use waterproof go pros?
     

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