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English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sea Dog Sep 16. 11 Replies

Hi, I'd been looking at flying a UAV from the Dover to Calais or vice versa and got so far as selecting a Skywalker and researching specs for it, but a previous thread I read suggested this would be…Continue

 

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Sea Dog replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Second the suggestion that you need at least a kayak body.  I've been working on this for a while and finally launched the third version of this drone. The hull is from a Kayak and the top was hand made to fit the opening and protect the…"
Sep 16
Subatomic replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"If you want cheap and DIY, get a used (i.e. Craigslist) sea kayak and strap on the gear (i.e. batteries, autopilot, motor, etc.). Mikota makes great motors (i.e. made for endurance) for strapping on craft such as this. Also, get one of those kayaks…"
Sep 15
Soton Hydro Team replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"We have a solid 2.6m LOA, 1.8m beam catamaran platform which I believe would survive the journey. It is currently without an engine or electronics, but could be made ready to run. I believe the biggest problem you're likely to have is…"
Sep 15
David Stark replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Do you have an email address I can forward more information We also have another product that allows autonomous driving using your iPhone! First of its kind."
Sep 11
David Stark replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"My company can convert any boat into an unmanned vessel using a portable ground control systems. See image attached. Please private message me if you would like more information about MAP Pro."
Sep 10
Brett Sanders replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Did you see foxtech flew an octocopter 100kms the other day? They replaced lipos with a petrol generator to get endurance."
Sep 10
john replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"I would guess that he would drive over there and pick it up right when it comes ashore since it might get stolen. Especially if it is a big boat."
Sep 9
Safat Khan replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"So your boat will go sail from Dover to Calais and then you just leave it there?"
Sep 9
john replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Hi Mitch, Sorry for the late reply. I don't have any experience with autonomous submarines, but always been fascinated by the idea. You could try searching the internet. If you could get the buoyancy just right it might sit just below the…"
Sep 8
Mitchell Leary replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Hi John, Do you have any experience with rc or autonomous submarines? I'm planning on attempting to build one and would like someone who already has experience in the area to bounce ideas off and get some feedback from. You can either leave a…"
Sep 5
john replied to S. Osborne's discussion English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.
"Yes I think it is possible if you use like a 48" catamaran with 8s 20,000 mah batteries. Sailing at night or a submarine would probably be safer. Let us know how it works out"
Sep 3
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English channel with (off the shelf, gutted) boat on autopilot.

Hi, I'd been looking at flying a UAV from the Dover to Calais or vice versa and got so far as selecting a Skywalker and researching specs for it, but a previous thread I read suggested this would be a no-no legally without "eyes on" the drone trhoughout. As a result, boat looks to be the way forward.Plenty of groups and individuals have tried to get a boat one way or the other across the Atlantic, all lost to date, all have been custom built, with quite some outlay in most instances. Dover to…See More
Sep 3

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Nil until I was working overseas gave me 5 minutes of FPV on his quadcopter (him in control) 4 years ago. I've had an interest in FPV ever since, but now drifting towards long distance type things.
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