just wondering if anybody has done this. You could stop your boat and fly your drone 40 or 50 ft above the boat and do a 360 degree scan.
I think you will want to take it higher. My tower puts one's eyeballs almost 40' (37') above the water. Another 100 feet would be great.just wondering if anybody has done this. You could stop your boat and fly your drone 40 or 50 ft above the boat and do a 360 degree scan.
Geeez we are becoming a lazy self entitled society! I swear man, technology is a great and cool thing, but boy is it really messing us up as well!!
Totally LAME idea, and nothing but a step towards degrading our cool sport and hobby even more.
Put a little skin in the game, do your homework and search. How bout we try to keep, teach, preserve and promote some things as they were? Technology to a certain degree is ok, but there comes a point when it begins to tip the scale at being a bit much and bogus, and for me drones are definitely not what I want to see a bunch of guys flying around while offshore. Pretty much ruins the whole stoke and vibe of what going out fishing and escaping the rigors of city life used to be about for most.
Bail on the electronic bird and pay attention to the real birds, the currents, the temp, the weedlines (current breaks), and all of the other cool stuff the ocean throws at us each trip, and keep off the phone, or some drone screen.....enjoy the ride, and read the signs, because the catch is always just a bonus! be a real hunter!!
The unknown fisherman
Excellent points. I have a drone and have thought about this application' I can fly it 7 KM away from the controller for 20 to 25 minutes on one battery but unless you can project the camera view onto a 65 inch flat screen, you will miss a lot looking at your cel phone screen or tablet. I live in an area where there are a lot of whales close in this time of year and have tried to get some over water shots of them and I can tell you it is very difficult to track them down with the drone even when I know where they are. And landing the drone on a bobbing boat is a whole different challenge. Gotta have one person to handle the controller and another to snatch it out of the air. I agree with Unknown, If you are paying attention, there are much better signs that will point you to your honey hole.Problems with this:
1) as mentioned, battery life
2) optical range of the camera on the drone
Probably not going to be any better than a pair of gyros, but if you already have one, go for it.