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6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Nov 1, 2016. 30 Replies

Hey everyone!  I'm new here but I've been reading/researching around this site and its forums for weeks.  I've learned a lot and tried to read about everything I could before posting my own…Continue

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David L. replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"6~7 hours flight time possible if the plane returned back to you boat or base for refuel/battery change and fly again for 6~7 cycle.  Wouldn't that be more feasible."
Nov 1, 2016
Ben replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"I don't understand the requirement for 6-7 hours flight time : did you fly for 6 hours when para-sailing ? And if the plane can be launched from a boat, can't 1 hour be sufficient to observe the fishes ?"
Oct 30, 2016
Marc Dornan replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"You will not do flights for hours over water for 2k unless you have some experience and already have kit. It takes a lot of time and effort as well. Start with 1-2 hours. Plenty of fav plane options in your budget. Time will be the factor--I hope…"
Oct 28, 2016
Hans H. replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"TAM was difficult to build because it had to weigh less than 5kg. If a model is allowed to weigh more, it becomes much easier. Shortcomings can be compensated with a larger fuel tank. Easy ... but it will not weigh 5kg. :D ---- Flitetest FT SEA DUCK…"
Oct 28, 2016
Andreas Gazis replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"Back in 2011 I did a lot of beach flights using a gooo ol' Skywalker and APM (and the APM software was tremendously more primitive back then). I flew in wind that made landings almost stationary, flew it overloaded, unbalanced, you name…"
Oct 27, 2016

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moglos replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
Oct 27, 2016

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Bill Piedra replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"We did some experiments with polarized cameras on the TV Show DRONED for the science channel.  I don't think the full versions are available to stream or download yet, but the Episodes were called Waterworld and Swimming with Sharks. You…"
Oct 24, 2016
David C Phillips replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
Oct 21, 2016
David C Phillips replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"You should just go with an hour or two.  If a glider will work that would stay up longer. The wind usually blows into the beach. You don't want to get downwind with it. Flying wing electric would be great for at least an hour maybe two…"
Oct 21, 2016
Bimo Bimo replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"Gary, do you have videos/photos for it?"
Aug 6, 2013
Gary replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"We have an electric helicopter, Auto pilot, GPS. Air Sonar, Radiometric LW Infrared and Visible Cameras, 8 rotors counter rotating and we have flow it for 45 minutes and are working on 1.5 hours. www.infraredcamerasinc.com We built it out of…"
Aug 6, 2013
james sowell replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"what about a sr telemaster looks like a tam 5"
Jul 29, 2012
Dronez replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"Good luck to you too!   I've read many times on these forums that solar panels cause more weight/drag and actually don't help the flight time because they don't create enough power to make it worth it.  The cons outweigh the…"
Jul 24, 2012
Brett Smith replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"True. If your only looking looking for a 6-7 hour flght (still very long) you could probably loose some of the gas tank in order to free up space for cameras gimbles and other bells and whistles. I guess the TAM proves that extremely long sustained…"
Jul 23, 2012
Dronez replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"Gary, any insight or recommendation on a kit I could buy that will hold UAV payload and stay up for 2 or 3 hours?  Is this possible? "
Jul 23, 2012

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Gary Mortimer replied to Dronez's discussion 6-7 Hour Flight time over ocean - some questions
"TAM was not carrying a payload, it was also flying downwind most of the way. It was excellent though."
Jul 23, 2012

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