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Water Recovery

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by skyhighdiver, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. skyhighdiver

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    Ok I seen this on this forum and had to check them out. I purchased 2 so I could try one out.
    I have to say they worked like a champ. I hooked it to a 6 lb metal pole and dropped it in 16ft water
    took about 3 minutes to come up and I pulled the pole right up.
    I was just going to put it on then over water but I might paint them and put one on each side like missiles :eek: :D

    here is a link if interseted

    https://www.getterback.com/
     

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  2. nintendrone64

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    That thing seems pretty freakin' cool!
    Have you had to actually use it on your Phantom yet?
    :cool:
     
  3. skyhighdiver

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    I hope to never use it
    but if It does go down at least I can get it back and maybe dry in some rice and hopefuly most parts will be ok
     
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    Reading about how it works, it seems that it will not deploy in shallow water, less than 5 feet.
    I would rather spend my efforts making a quad the floats rather than one I might be able to recover after it sank. Just my 2 cents...
     
  6. skyhighdiver

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    They said it will deploy in less than 5 feet just takes longer
    But really if less than 5 ft should be able to see and reach down and get
     
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    Good find. Because I live in South Florida, the best places to film are over water so I've been searching for a device like this.

    I'm torn between this and the Waterbuoy http://www.water-buoy.com, though the WB is vaporware at this point.

    Anyone know of any other options?
     
  9. Wind_Shear

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    I stand happily corrected.

    Now, can you point me to where I may purchase one please?
     
  10. Wind_Shear

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    Very cute link. I'll be using that myself in the future.

    The problem is I've contacted the manufacturer and the only US distributor and was told by both they have stopped selling them while they update the design. They think they'll have them for sale again in 3 to 4 months.

    "Can you point me to an actual vendor that has them in stock?" should have been my question.
     
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  13. Noël

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    Problem is the pressure when it passes a certain depth.
    The pressure is to high to even blowup the balloon a tiny bit.

    Every 1 foot down is 1/2 PSI pressure more!

    Weight does not really matter ( except that it will sink a bit slower )

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 628AAGTn08
     
  14. Knighthawk

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    I think a very necessary accessory would be a boat!
     
  15. Don the builder

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    I would not think so either but I no know otherwise - A few months ago I recall seeing a posted video about a guy next to a lake, the GoPro was filming and it was a fly away, the point being a month or so later (as I recall) when he finally recovered the craft he commented on how fast it sank when it hit the water, watched the video and **** it SANK AS FAST AS A 2 LBS ROCK!
     
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    I have the same concerns and have not seen anything i like yet. I posted here about the project i am currently running with to build my own solution. I have some ok prototypes, but i am trying to trip some weight off of it.

    I KNOW this solution works regardless of how fast it sinks.

    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8411
     
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    Well worth it if you intend flying over water ,good find.