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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sea Dog Sep 16, 2017. 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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
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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