I thought I'd share my recent marine excursion to a drilling rig that's anchored about 5.2km offshore. I was testing my new ReadyMadeRC 8000mAh 3S batteries (awesome, light) and the new pan & tilt mount, from Flite Evolution (changed my FPV life). As I was cruising down the beach I noticed a drilling boat that I recently saw in the harbour, so I thought I'd pop over and have a look. It was upwind all the way there, crawled along at 15-20km/h ground speed. Some of you might notice I passed the the E Whale on my way there..
Beautiful views that I was able to take in at my leisure thanks to the Cruise mode of the APM and the pan & tilt.
I eventually turned around but got a shock to see how much ocean 5.2km is! Made it back in 3 minutes averaging 70km/h ground speed, thanks to the tail wind.