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spandit
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I'm paranoid about my Mavic dropping in water and sinking so I 3D printed some floats for it. I've taken off from floating but aside from landing in a shallow puddle, I haven't attempted a full ditch just yet. That said, I felt confident enough to go sufficiently low that you can see the ripples from the downdraught. I had the gimbal cover on which didn't help with glare but with the bright sunlight and water anyway I think it would have struggled

2-23 10:48
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Hi and good day Spandit, thanks for sharing your work.  If you need any help, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for choosing DJI!
2-23 10:59
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when you get brave try to take it out to sea this far

2-23 12:34
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Cool video. Thanks for sharing
2-23 12:38
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Here's getting close.

2-23 12:40
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2-23 12:54
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Brett Brandon Posted at 2-23 12:54
Just curious, did you have the gimbal cover on when you powered up the drone?

Not initially, I had to take it off to remove the gimbal clamp. Why do you ask?
2-24 00:32
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Nice footage, thanks for sharing!
2-24 04:25
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The extremely low height at the end of this almost one year old video was not an attempt to be brave. It was a great deal of luck more than my sense that it didn't go wrong. But low flight over water it was.


2-24 05:01
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FlyDK Posted at 2-24 05:01
The extremely low height at the end of this almost one year old video was not an attempt to be brave. It was a great deal of luck more than my sense that it didn't go wrong. But low flight over water it was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4q9t_zr6SI

Awesome vid FlyDk
2-24 07:42
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2-24 10:31
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Here is spark under bridge


And my longest flight total and over water 30681 feet both way
2-24 10:55
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Here is a shot out at sea.
At 2.02 you can guess the height above waves. Remember, the controller is on shore where the vid starts.
The second vid,
shows a close pass over water and rock. The currents around the rocks are the fastest in the world, so this bit of rock is practically inaccessible by boat.
The third one is intended to shock and confuse.
I know many out there will hate this apparent cruel treatment of a drone, but I can assure you, no drones, fish or birds were harmed. I value my drone too much to be wrecked. It looks worse than it actually was.
2-24 12:38
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3BEPb Posted at 2-24 10:55
Here is spark under bridge
https://youtu.be/xyB4U_VCQ0I

Very nice
2-24 12:58
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AlansDronePics Posted at 2-24 12:38
Here is a shot out at sea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ec1p-fxnzk
At 2.02 you can guess the height above waves. Remember, the controller is on shore where the vid starts.
The second vid, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Pp-Jy6zow

Awesome
2-24 12:59
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You can fly over water without any problem. As example

2-24 13:40
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Hey spandit, the floats sound interesting - I don't suppose you care to share the stl files?
2-24 14:00
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They noticed me
2-24 14:56
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Woe Posted at 2-24 07:42
Awesome vid FlyDk

Thx Buddy.
2-24 16:40
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3BEPb Posted at 2-24 14:56
They noticed me
https://youtu.be/3fSHkBU05Jc

Beautifully maneuvered and a nice video.
2-24 16:42
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You're welcome.
2-24 16:52
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Drammy Posted at 2-24 14:00
Hey spandit, the floats sound interesting - I don't suppose you care to share the stl files?

Not my design, these are the ones I used:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2931795

I cut some lengths of pipe insulation that happened to fit perfectly. Possibly a bit heavier than empty bottles but I had it lying around. Measured a fairly random length and tested it in some shallow water. Had to shift the floats forward a bit to get the balance right so worth doing this before you wire or tape them in place. I doubt they'd survive a crash from altitude - thought about putting a strap round, but in order to avoid obscuring the ultrasonic sensors it would have to press on the battery release buttons (which might not be a problem if it's tight enough)
2-25 00:41
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3BEPb Posted at 2-24 10:55
Here is spark under bridge

Nice flight under the bridge. Compass and sensors would have been freaking out, did you get any warnings?
2-25 00:50
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spandit Posted at 2-25 00:41
Not my design, these are the ones I used:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2931795

That's great, thanks!

Any excuse to 3d print something... :-)
2-25 00:50
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Drammy Posted at 2-25 00:50
That's great, thanks!

Any excuse to 3d print something... :-)

Had issues trying to remove the supports from inside the clip recess. I printed them in PETG. The central plate is a great fit.

Reminds me, I need to print some new legs having damaged one of mine in a crash
2-25 00:53
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spandit Posted at 2-25 00:53
Had issues trying to remove the supports from inside the clip recess. I printed them in PETG. The central plate is a great fit.

Reminds me, I need to print some new legs having damaged one of mine in a crash

Yeah, the model understandably looks quite thin in areas so can see removing supports being tricky.

Which Mavic does this fit to?  Which Mavic do you fly?
2-25 00:56
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Drammy Posted at 2-25 00:56
Yeah, the model understandably looks quite thin in areas so can see removing supports being tricky.

Which Mavic does this fit to?  Which Mavic do you fly?

Mavic Pro

Aside from a tiny support for the front clip, I didn't need any other support material. You can see in the comments on Thingiverse that I had to add some duct tape in as the sockets all split. Quite surreal taking off from the water
2-25 00:59
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spandit Posted at 2-25 00:59
Mavic Pro

Aside from a tiny support for the front clip, I didn't need any other support material. You can see in the comments on Thingiverse that I had to add some duct tape in as the sockets all split. Quite surreal taking off from the water

I just bought an Air, I suspect this may not fit?!

Have you tried landing on water yet?? :-0
2-25 01:08
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cool spandit - would love to see the floats you printed.
Flying low over water produces great footage..but the risk is high
i think my favourite personal video clips are those where i have flown low over water.
Each time i think my heart lost a few years but it was some of the best fun ive had.

1st is  slow flight low over water with a few nice segments of low altitude shots
2nd is pretty low down at full speed chasing a boat - that was very nerve raking :-)



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FlyDK Posted at 2-24 16:42
Beautifully maneuvered and a nice video.

Thanks!!!
2-25 07:09
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Boffin Posted at 2-25 00:50
Nice flight under the bridge. Compass and sensors would have been freaking out, did you get any warnings?
GPS and compass were silent. However bottom sensor played a trick on me. next time definitely shutting it off.
2-25 07:10
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2-25 03:54
cool spandit - would love to see the floats you printed.
Flying low over water produces great footage..but the risk is high
i think my favourite personal video clips are those where i have flown low over water.

Those are really cool videos. Thanks for sharing.
2-25 07:21
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3BEPb Posted at 2-24 10:55
Here is spark under bridge
https://youtu.be/xyB4U_VCQ0I

These videos capture something I've yet to try. Glad to know someone has done them successfully!
2-25 07:22
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AlansDronePics Posted at 2-24 12:38
Here is a shot out at sea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ec1p-fxnzk
At 2.02 you can guess the height above waves. Remember, the controller is on shore where the vid starts.
The second vid, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Pp-Jy6zow

Last one is brilliant idea.
2-25 08:47
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Bekaru MP UAV Posted at 2-25 03:54
cool spandit - would love to see the floats you printed.
Flying low over water produces great footage..but the risk is high
i think my favourite personal video clips are those where i have flown low over water.

That motor boat chase is just great.
2-25 08:51
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Doc Ozzy Posted at 2-25 07:22
These videos capture something I've yet to try. Glad to know someone has done them successfully!

It was calculated risk. Worst case scenario I knew I’ll be able to recover it and claim warranty.
2-25 10:18
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2-25 08:51
That motor boat chase is just great.

thanks eyeskyeye :-)
2-25 11:48
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Doc Ozzy Posted at 2-25 07:21
Those are really cool videos. Thanks for sharing.

thanks doc - thanks for watching - glad you enjoyed them :-)
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You are welcome, very much deserved!
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