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Water recovery system

Tridiver

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Here is a system I have developed for recovery of my bird. This activates upon submersion and claims to float 1kg. I bought some extras for testing. Will be making mockup in size and weight for testing. I will film the test above and below the water to show to everyone. Water-buoy also claims that it will float for 24 hrs. and has a strobe the flashes inside the balloon for night recovery, which is pretty cool(if it works). I already lost one Mav. The card was more important than the AC, but now I have care refresh, so everything is even better. Stay tuned to test results. Bolton
 

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Here is a system I have developed for recovery of my bird. This activates upon submersion and claims to float 1kg. I bought some extras for testing. Will be making mockup in size and weight for testing. I will film the test above and below the water to show to everyone. Water-buoy also claims that it will float for 24 hrs. and has a strobe the flashes inside the balloon for night recovery, which is pretty cool(if it works). I already lost one Mav. The card was more important than the AC, but now I have care refresh, so everything is even better. Stay tuned to test results. Bolton
by the way have you try using 3G GPS tracking device? it has water resistant plus you can coat it with waterproofing case. Maybe this will help if you don't mind.
 
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Did you read the one review on the video linked to that site? Time is the test. It failed to deploy for that guy after 2 years of not being needed.

How much cork would it take to float a Mavic Pro? Could you carve that much cork into an aerodynamic shape?
 

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Here is a system I have developed for recovery of my bird. This activates upon submersion and claims to float 1kg. I bought some extras for testing. Will be making mockup in size and weight for testing. I will film the test above and below the water to show to everyone. Water-buoy also claims that it will float for 24 hrs. and has a strobe the flashes inside the balloon for night recovery, which is pretty cool(if it works). I already lost one Mav. The card was more important than the AC, but now I have care refresh, so everything is even better. Stay tuned to test results. Bolton
Does it come with a recovery boat?
 

Tridiver

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Did you read the one review on the video linked to that site? Time is the test. It failed to deploy for that guy after 2 years of not being needed.

How much cork would it take to float a Mavic Pro? Could you carve that much cork into an aerodynamic shape?
I was going that route until I found these. If this doesn't work, I'll go back to trying that. I'm sure these have an expiration date. Two years seems like a long time. At $15, I'll replace them every 6 months or so.
 

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Did you read the one review on the video linked to that site? Time is the test. It failed to deploy for that guy after 2 years of not being needed.

How much cork would it take to float a Mavic Pro? Could you carve that much cork into an aerodynamic shape?
Oww sorry, i was not able to read the post carefully, His concept is cool :)
 

JoBri

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Did you read the one review on the video linked to that site? Time is the test. It failed to deploy for that guy after 2 years of not being needed.

How much cork would it take to float a Mavic Pro? Could you carve that much cork into an aerodynamic shape?
Seems difficult to carve cork into an aerodynamic shape..
 

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