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Old 06-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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Luxury Yacht Destroyed by Fire at San Diego Yard

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Good grief!! The luxury yachts seem to be falling like flies these days!
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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talk about timing, that drone was certainly in the right place at the opportune time. Wow!
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You're right - there seems to be a real run on yacht disasters this year.

Another interesting aspect here is that it appears that the footage was shot via a drone mounted camera. Excellent quality, and I think we will see a lot more of that in the future.
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I believe the name of that vessel is Polar Bear and it is my understanding that it was built by Aluetian (now Citadel) Yachts in Tacoma WA in 2011.

I also believe it's an metal boat. So perhaps some welding was going on at the time of the fire. But the fire could have been caused by a number of other things as well.

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Another interesting aspect here is that it appears that the footage was shot via a drone mounted camera. Excellent quality, and I think we will see a lot more of that in the future.
Why do you think it was a drone, rather than a chopper? (Not saying it was not, just wondering how one would be able to tell).
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Why do you think it was a drone, rather than a chopper? (Not saying it was not, just wondering how one would be able to tell).
Becasue it sounds like the camera is being carried by a swarm of bees.
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Becasue it sounds like the camera is being carried by a swarm of bees.
That was my first clue. Also it seemed to holding position; helicopters can do that but to my eye have a different kind of motion.
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I believe the name of that vessel is Polar Bear and it is my understanding that it was built by Aluetian (now Citadel) Yachts in Tacoma WA in 2011.
You have the link for the wrong Polar Bear. There are two. The Citadel one that burned is this one:

Motor Yacht POLAR BEAR - a Citadel Superyacht

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Ah, I stand corrected. There should be a law, one name per boat.
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Ah, I stand corrected. There should be a law, one name per boat.
Thread drift: so what is the name of yours Captain Bill?
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That was my first clue. Also it seemed to holding position; helicopters can do that but to my eye have a different kind of motion.
Crying shame about the yacht. Heartbreaker for sure.

I've been eyeing one of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision drones.

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Crying shame about the yacht. Heartbreaker for sure.

I've been eyeing one of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision drones.

Pretty slick looking and actually cheaper than I would have expected. Even less expensive is the AR Drone, although I have no idea how they would actually compare.

AR.Drone 2.0. Parrot new wi-fi quadricopter - AR.Drone.com - HD Camera - Civil drone - Parrot
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I've been eyeing one of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision drones.
What would you use it for? I've been wistfully eyeing such things ever since I read an article about drones in Wired magazine several years ago, but can never come up with a good rationale for what I would use it for. Of course, that has never stopped me from buying toys in the past, I suppose . . .
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What would you use it for? I've been wistfully eyeing such things ever since I read an article about drones in Wired magazine several years ago, but can never come up with a good rationale for what I would use it for.

Do me a favor John. Stay away from my wife when we start discussing buying our next boat.
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Do me a favor John. Stay away from my wife when we start discussing buying our next boat.
Just tell her that he who dies with the most toys, wins.
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What would you use it for? I've been wistfully eyeing such things ever since I read an article about drones in Wired magazine several years ago, but can never come up with a good rationale for what I would use it for. Of course, that has never stopped me from buying toys in the past, I suppose . . .
*hehehe* Lemme see? Spyin' on bathing beauties on the beach. High altitude 'Selfies' of my boat shed! Hmmmm? I can't think of any other good reasons.

Used to fly RC planes back in the day. None powerful enough to mount a film camera on though. Always wanted to try it. Once knew a guy who flew RC planes testing air samples around nuclear plants. Couldn't actually believe someone made a living doing it.

I suppose it'll look good on the shelf beside the remote ROV submersible!
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*hehehe* Lemme see? Spyin' on bathing beauties on the beach. High altitude 'Selfies' of my boat shed! Hmmmm? I can't think of any other good reasons.

Used to fly RC planes back in the day. None powerful enough to mount a film camera on though. Always wanted to try it. Once knew a guy who flew RC planes testing air samples around nuclear plants. Couldn't actually believe someone made a living doing it.

I suppose it'll look good on the shelf beside the remote ROV submersible!
You are an honest person. I like that. :-) RC planes here, RC vehicles, RC boats . . .
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*hehehe* Lemme see? Spyin' on bathing beauties on the beach. High altitude 'Selfies' of my boat shed! Hmmmm? I can't think of any other good reasons.

Used to fly RC planes back in the day. None powerful enough to mount a film camera on though. Always wanted to try it. Once knew a guy who flew RC planes testing air samples around nuclear plants. Couldn't actually believe someone made a living doing it.

I suppose it'll look good on the shelf beside the remote ROV submersible!

Also a lot of aerial photography business have pooped recently due to companies like DJI making good quality RTF drones that can actually achieve something with out have to be Paul Allen.
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