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Gerris lacustris cyberrae ...

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by dobmatt, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. dobmatt

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    The pond scater, jesus bug ... Amphibious drone, another words ... Unsinkable, with advanced landing gear ... Whatever, this is a DIY mod, not available commercially. It was developed to allow for take-off and landing on water or rough surfaces, where hand launching or catching is not a viable option. It works beyond expectations, I must proudly state ...

     
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  2. BigAl07

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    That name suits it perfectly.

    How much does this affect flight time?

    Have you tested it in windy conditions yet?
     
  3. dobmatt

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    The mod was thoroughly tested this summer in various conditions, including an accidental flip and dip for 30 seconds in pristine waters of Arrow Lake BC. She waited for rescue and survived intact ... During fast passages the bird has the tendency to abruptly yaw when slow panning, showing the tip of left tank in frame momentarily. The floats are taxing flight time for 3-5 minutes depending on wind conditions, still securing good 12-15 minutes of vigorous filming with average 80% battery depletion. Other than that it works charmingly ...
     
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    thanks for sharing and the updated details.
     
  5. allentc2

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    Neat mod, and beautiful country!!!