i too am trying to get my baits out there 300-400 meters using a drone, i have found drones which would suit me but the range is only around 100 meters, which i want to increase to 400 meters,
maybe we can share our limited knowledge
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have done some technical business with these guys: http://www.aerokontiki.com/ I think that is what you are looking for. :)
We are a New Zealand company who are the producers of the AeroKontiki Longline Fishing Drone. We had done intensive research to come up with the AeroKontiki and have produced several models over the year. Our current model is the CF Raptor EVOLUTION series. It's a very capable machine that can haul a 25 hook baited longline with sinkers (1.5 - 2kgs) up to a 1000 meters, drop off the baits and return to its takeoff point. It also works using an Android AeroKontiki APP. It has additional features very specific to fishing, and customers are now taking out crab pots, using it for live baiting, and delivering huge chunks of bait in Australia for catching sharks as well. It's capable of working in high winds typical of coastal areas. A lot of these features were a direct contribution from experts within the DIYDRONE community. Please feel free to get in touch with us through www.aerokontiki.com. Many thanks - Kyle
I am not sure if you are correct, marketing your drone as the Fishing Drone, so the business drone, subject to certification with FAA
and operator's license.
Fishing is for hobby and recreation but Fishing Drone is for Business Fishing as marketed by you.
Where are you fishing? Are there big waves or is the water calm? Could you use a large R/C boat to drag the bait out to 800 meters?
Seems like a boat or submersible will be a better idea.
i think what Elad and i are looking for is a small drone, with a tight budget, as Elad had suggested buying a store drone and perhaps extanding the range, just enough to carry a single line with 2 or 3 hooks to a distance of 500 meters
(Elad please correct me if i am mistaken)
just for recreational fishing not putting out a long line with 25 hooks or traps or pots which i am sure will be an expensive affair
i have had some replies from other drone users where i found useful information, which i am willing to share
i think its possible to have a drone with under $150
if anyone interested, they can email me at email@example.com
regards and tight lines,
My Dear Friends,
RC drone or RC boat are not fit in your case since you can carry or haul a single line 1000 meters from shore but you risk to get it twisted around propeller/s in either case
due to wind or wind drift, water current.
All you need is 100 years old technology called Fishing Kite
Please enter "Fishing Kite" into your search engine to get smart solution to your problem.
Flying a drone over an ocean you always risk it's lost foerever
rc board in theory can be recovered if wind drift or water current is slow.
Fishing Kite is a smart technology and risk-free solution to your problem.
an excellent idea to build waterproof drones.
Since electronics is air cooled in closed cavity (body)
what about air/ water cooled overun motors installed ?
The Splash Drone PRO is a fully waterproof quad copter, packed with useful features and capable of landing and floating on water.
Here's a sample of the Splash Drone Fishing. You can buy it from my friend Alex at Urban Drones here:
thanks for your reply, but this is not what anglers are looking for