Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by BirdnestBill, Jan 29, 2014.
And all those chicks topless on the water!! Endless uses here.
The "Gumba" in question was Ray/Ironman....someone who gave when he had nothing left to give. Someone who was loved by all (except maybe not by the SD Godfather). If someone has a problem with that....too bad.
I'm offended .......not sure why
Can I get a pizza?
What's the K-word? I need to brush up on my slurs.
One way to think about potential for drones in fishing might be to compare a typical $1500-$2000 drone to your $1500 cow rig. Most are willing to throw their carefully prepared Cal Sheets hotrodded reel and Saltydawg rod into the saltchuck, clipped to one of the boat's backup rigs. It could be lost,or drug over the ridge by a cow before retrieval. It won't look the same after you get it back! If your drone of comparable value goes in the saltchuck, it's over, folks. That said, I watched a custom made (with off the shelf components from the web) drone used to replace the function of a kite or balloon to condition hunting falcons, a couple of weeks ago near Topaz Lake at a California Hawking Club meet. It was amazing. The GPS capability, coupled with the GoPro camera is unreal. These things can hold position like you can't believe, and the right machine can handle winds in excess of 30 mph. Indeed, drones might well be used not only to photograph action on the deck, but also for spotting, in a limited way. Transmitter/receiver range is a big limiter, as well as airtime due to battery life. The pulling forces necessary for keeping your bait and "double trouble" rig at the surface while taking your turn on the kite may well exceed most drones' ability to remain stable, and half-hour flight durations are not really in the cards with current battery technology.
Can't see why they could not be used for fishing. They are becoming very popular and evolving rapidly. My son is involved in freestyle motocross and within the last couple years filming with Quadcopters has become very popular and adds a new dimension to the film work. Just gotta be careful not to hit the guys when they are in mid air...
Did anyone ever see the video from this? Just curious as I am trying out a new drone this week.
I readily accept all assistance from the RC Geeks. Bring it, use it, I'll fish and watch your video when I'm home.
These Quad copters are just amazing!!
Take a look at this guys flying skills, and while watching, remember that this guy is sitting on the ground looking in one direction while flying this thing. Crazy skills!!!
Watch this whole vid.
The unknown Bieberman
sometimes it can happen . . . kamikaze Wahoo jumps right over the rail and into the boat . . . angler cut and hurt. We all know it can happen (a couple things could be done to reduce/mitigate the problem), but we still near universally love to chase wahoo and the possibility of an errant flying wahoo is just an accepted risk. BUT, how about a laceration or worse from the spinning blade of a drone? IMO, drone idea is pretty cool, but the dude better be an expert pilot and not endanger anyone AND be willing to suck it up should the drone fall and sink (AKA, not cool to request pulling the hook to try to retrieve drone). Drone used to ferry baits out to the bite zone? IMO, save that one for private boat fishing and not on a long range boat.
Flying with the FPV goggles are like a video game. These are pretty cool and the better they get on water landings the more realistic it seems.
At 2:00 in that vid you can see the potential for paddy spotting a drone could provide.
Anyone know if they managed to do this? Did I miss the video report?
They are awesome for recon on the beach on a scorching Saturday when all the small bikinis are out. Just watch out for Gil and Saluki in Banana hammocks coming the beach.
We were unable to get video while fishing for two reasons. Wind and Birds.
Many of the days were very windy making it difficult to fly the quad. The other issue is birds. Booby and Gannets are not intimidated by it at all.
The top end ones have a camera and gps in them. My in laws just bought one. It says you can't screw it up. If it thinks you are going to crash it, it's auto pilot takes over. Same with if you fly it out of range of its controller, which wasnt very much, 1500 yards i think.it will even land itself back at the original GPS location. Not much help on a moving boat but….
Unfortunately the wind is a bad thing and I haven't seen it used yet.
Drones are only for blowing up weddings.
I agree....that would be interesting.
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