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Aerial Drone Footage: Super Servant Loading -

Discussion in 'Yacht Transport Ships' started by YachtForums, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. YachtForums

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    I thought to title this thread: Super Servant Sinks (which is does), but that would be sensationalism. Good drone footage...

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    That must be a REALLY deep draft yacht as I've done LOTS of loadings and unloadings on that DW vessel and it is never submerged so much that the cat walks are under water, usually there's 2-4' below the cat walks that are exposed.
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    I have to admit, I love what we're getting out of some of this drone footage. I've thought about buying one, but it would probably work out like those remote control planes from when I was younger ...
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    No, it's amazing the technology with some of the good drones. You just have up/down and direction. I have an owner that just bought a $4k one. It uses an ipad as the screen and has a camera on it, really easy to fly. It will even auto land itself or automatically land where it took off when battery life gets low. You can set it to track the moving yacht at a certain altitude and even circle it while you're running 25 mph. The technology on the thing is amazing and it will fly at almost 50 mph if you want it to.
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    Sounds like he bought a DJI Inspire? Good choice...

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    I think it's the Phantom 4 he bought, but then 3 batteries and all the top accessories you can buy for it. That's the one it looks like, I honestly didn't pay too much attention to it, but what it's capable of is impressive.
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    I'm sure a lot of people have bought Phantoms with a start-up business model in mind, but I can't justify the expense. Sure wish we had a killer application! Tom Serio and I discussed splitting one. He can certainly use it for his photography biz, but I can't seem to conjure up any real applications for YF? Thought about flying around marinas for aerial footage, but the risk is too great. We can't use a drone on sea trials because the FAA ruled against operation from a moving object.

    The other thing holding me back is how fast the technology is evolving. I think we're on the cusp of an upcoming revolution in video, downlinks, FPV goggles, field of view, etc. This whole thing is still in its infancy. If you haven't tried FPV, it's addictive enough to put the rest of your life on hold. I bought one earlier this year. Sold it shortly thereafter in fear that I'd never get any work done again.
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    That sounds pretty amazing. If I do buy one, you deserve a commission. :) Thanks for the info.