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Old 09-16-2014, 06:12 PM   #21
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Do they float? Without damage?

No.
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No.
Bummer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #23
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Oh Yea

I have to have one of those!

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Old 09-16-2014, 07:39 PM   #24
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OK. Satan won this time. I ordered one from Amazon ($1159 or something like that, plus tax). No launching from the boat, though -- I am not that brave! Initial tests will be in a cow pasture nearby. Should be fun.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #25
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I have the DJI Phantom II also and love it. I have taken some amazing photos and videos of our boat and its surroundings. I have taken off and landed on the boat quite a few times without an issue. Well I'm sorry to say that it took a splash this weekend. I have always zip tied some foam to the legs in the outter chance it went for a dip and I'd still be able to retrieve it. And it did, A huge gust of wind coupled with the battery at the end of it run time caused a dunk in fresh water. It has dried out and I'm going to give it a go this week to see if its still operational. The memory card came out fine and I have all the vidoe and pics. I only wish it was running video as it went down. You wanna talk about my heart in my throat!!! BTW there is a company you can send it to and the will waterproof your unit but it costs aprox $600.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:58 PM   #26
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Great video, I can see a money making oportunity selling boat pictures or videos like the helicopers guys do.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #27
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Yeah the FAA has now ruled that if you do it for profit you need to be fully commercially licensed. The govt needs their taste too LOL.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #28
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Nothing like seeing a beautiful Grand Banks 42 in videos like yours. Outstanding!!

I'm jealous.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #29
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Oh Oh! I see a new boat expense in my future. Just how am I going to get it by my wife?
Sometimes it's easier to get forgiveness than permission. This might be just one of those times.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:18 AM   #30
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I'm still trying to figure out a way to order this thing for "her" for xmas? You really started something here, Rusty!
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:38 AM   #31
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Sometimes it's easier to get forgiveness than permission. This might be just one of those times.
That doesn't work with wives and you know it...
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:57 AM   #32
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That doesn't work with wives and you know it...
well...it doesn't work with my wife, but maybe it'll work fine with David's wife. I think it's worth a try.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:03 AM   #33
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I just left princess cove a couple days ago. Loved the shot. Very cool.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:18 AM   #34
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I don't want one....I just want to moor close to you. With my motor skills there would be a long, expensive learning process. That is just so cool. I can see that flying ahead of the boat in the Bahamas.....
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:41 AM   #35
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Very cool. I think Rusty has some pro video skills he hasn't admitted to.
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well...it doesn't work with my wife, but maybe it'll work fine with David's wife. I think it's worth a try.
Nope. Won't work with my wife. Found that out the hard way when I gave her a pair of beautiful speaker stands on our first Xmas together. I think that she will still be reminding me of that til the day I croak.
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The wet blanket:
I can see these things being much less popular than jet skis in the future!
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:43 AM   #38
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I too have been fighting the urge to buy one. I think I see one coming my way at Christmas!

This is what fireworks look like when a drone flies through them. [VIDEO]
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:44 AM   #39
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I had dreams of doing exactly that this year. I bought an RC Logger Eye One Extreme ($129) and a Mobius ($79) but even though I've put about 2 hours into practice, I haven't gotten to that level of skill (yet).
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:23 PM   #40
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Those are great videos. Really impressed with the shots and the technology. It really does give you a completely different perspective.

I have been wondering if these drones would work giving one an aerial view before going into a narrow/shallow channel. Looks like if the wind speed can be handled by the drone that this would work.

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