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I havent seen much footage from the Mariner either. The only one I found was the one Ali did reviewing it's marine abilities. I thought you could add one to your arsenal to use specifically for those risky wet shots.
Very beautiful video. My son just arrived home from Thailand two weeks ago. Such an interesting part of our planet.
Check out the 3dX8 videos on youtube...they capture some very impressive footage for their price.
Speaking of waterproof drones, have you seen the Lily drone? ->

It's not available yet, but the demo video shows some pretty amazing capabilities. There doesn't appear to be a remote control, but instead you carry a tracking device and the drone homes in on to follow and film you using different selectable flying patterns. I wonder if it can do certain types of follow me filming better than the new Phantom 4.
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Speaking of waterproof drones, have you seen the Lily drone? -> Introducing the Lily Camera - YouTube

It's not available yet, but the demo video shows some pretty amazing capabilities. There doesn't appear to be a remote control, but instead you carry a tracking device and the drone homes in on to follow and film you using different selectable flying patterns. I wonder if it can do certain types of follow me filming better than the new Phantom 4.
Interesting. Been thinking about a drone and the waterproof feature makes it a no brainer to use on a boat. I do like that it is somewhat autonomous. Since I mostly sail solo I can concentrate on running the boat and not be distracted by having to fiddle with joysticks to get some shots of the boat.

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driver was going waaaaaay too fast!

We did it spring and fall with 30ft + boats in my club. Not for the faint of heart.


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Try that over here a few times and watch your truck disappear into a pile of rust particles. Doable in freshwater but you better not plan on longevity for the tow vehicle in salt water.

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Interesting. Been thinking about a drone and the waterproof feature makes it a no brainer to use on a boat. I do like that it is somewhat autonomous. Since I mostly sail solo I can concentrate on running the boat and not be distracted by having to fiddle with joysticks to get some shots of the boat.
The DJI Mavic Pro is the current "everything" drone and for good reason. It's my next bird.

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The DJI Mavic Pro is the current "everything" drone and for good reason. It's my next bird.
The DJI Mavic is nice especially for it's compact size. But, is it waterproof like the Lily? Would hate to be throwing $800 bucks over the side should it accidently hit a shroud or topping lift? Another question for me would be does it have an autonomous mode?

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The DJI Mavic is nice especially for it's compact size. But, is it waterproof like the Lily? Would hate to be throwing $800 bucks over the side should it accidently hit a shroud or topping lift? Another question for me would be does it have an autonomous mode?
The Mavic is definitely not waterproof, but with it's enhanced GPS/GLONAS stability along with downward facing sonic and optic sensors it's likely quite safe over water. Plus, I've seen many videos of them being hand grabbed.

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driver was going waaaaaay too fast!

We did it spring and fall with 30ft + boats in my club. Not for the faint of heart.

Too fast?
Once she's clear of the water head for level ground in the parking area. No need to dally on the ramp.
Then I haul it at 80km/hr down the highway 11kms.
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