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Drone-fishing in Oz | Category: Fishing Talk

John Wenitong 1 year ago

Ya gotta see this to believe it, my fishy smelling friends Link to youtube vid:

itsaboat 1 year ago


Crickey...I could watch that again - if I had some corona and ebola chips

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 1 year ago

awesome video, thanks for sharing.
And he even got a fish.
Wonder how long the battery lasts 😆

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 1 year ago

I had to think about it...It took 6 coronas

5 minutes "safe" flight time.

This is how I work it out....

They have 6 motors. They need to lift (with ease) at least 100kg. To generate that lift those motors need to be at least 48 volt at 250 watt.

48V at 250W = about 5 AMPS. 6 Motors at 5A = 30 AMP draw.

Looking at the size I would say they have a bank of 40 calls to make 48 volts. But they might have enough room to squeeze in 50 cells to give 60 volts. 60 volts through a regulator is only going to give another 50 or 60 seconds of flight time at best.

They only have enough room for 5 AH cells at best. If they could squeeze in 6 AH cells they would only get 20% more flight time (about 6 minutes).

5 Amp Hour (AH) with a 30 AMP draw = 30 / 5 = 6...60 minutes / 6 = 10 minutes. The cells can be taken to 50% charge more than that is not safe and can damage the battery...50% of 10 minutes = 5 minutes of "battery safe" flight time.

All that is assuming that 250W motors can generate the needed lift. In practice they might have to be using 500 watt motors. Looking at the apparent ease at which the load is lifted I would say they might be using closer to 500 watt motors, which of course would bring the flight time down to 2.5 minutes.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
John Wenitong 1 year ago

The boys are yet working on batteries I believe & you can be sure that a bigger company will begin manufacturing a model soon lol