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Tethered flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Brown Jan 14. 2 Replies

As briefly as possible… My goal is to have a UAV on my boat that is connected to a power tether and provides a bird’s eye view. Basically just fly straight up and follow the movement of the boat.…Continue

 

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Todd Brown replied to Todd Brown's discussion Tethered flight
"This is what I've been having trouble locating: something to step up the voltage to a few hundred volts. Do you know of a particular device?"
Jan 14
Andre K. replied to Todd Brown's discussion Tethered flight
"You need to engage a decent electronics engineer, it's trivial to step up the he voltage onboard the ship to a few hundred volts, and then reduce it onboard the UAV to whatever it needs. Take tethered Solo kit as inspiration."
Jan 14
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Tethered flight

As briefly as possible… My goal is to have a UAV on my boat that is connected to a power tether and provides a bird’s eye view. Basically just fly straight up and follow the movement of the boat. Maybe 100-150 feet height max.I’m aware of tethered systems out there and they range in the $20k to $50k price range… I don’t need this that badly lol.Ideally, I would be able to use the boat’s alternator as the initial source of power, even if I have to upgrade to a higher output alternator.My initial…See More
Jan 13

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Been tinkering around for years with drones. Current interest is in a tethered solution to use on my boat.
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Chesapeake, VA

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