Welcome to InspirePilots.com

Join the leading DJI Inspire community for free!

Flotation device for Inspire 1

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by pgaucher, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. pgaucher

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Hi all, I'm guessing many of us travel with our Phantoms and Inspire 1 to exotic locations, often flying above water. I shoot over water in 80% of the time and would absolutely hate to lose the Inspire 1 in the ocean.

    I was wondering if you can recommend any flotation device that would be suitable to recover a unit that fell in water. I read about the 'getterback' but have not used this before (thankfully). However, have any of you experienced different options when it comes to recovering your drone from water?

    The design of the inspire 1 seems favourable to putting flotation balls on all 4 feet. Any thoughts?

    Cheers
     
  2. hionbusa

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    14
    Pgaucher,
    The getterback is not a good option for the ocean and the weight of the inspire.
    The best solution i thought of would be a water proof tracking device ( a la airline box ) or this
    http://www.dji.com/product/dropsafe
     
  3. thumpinhard

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    GUerneville Ca.
    i must admit i too am concerned about this. most of what i want to do is over or near water as well and i see no way to do floatation unless something wide enough was built out to the side of the landing skids..and it would make the bird really wide and might be unstable. i will experiment with something i have in mind and if it works out i will post here.
    the drop safe might keep it from getting broken but it will still sink i would think.
     
  4. carlos najera

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    mexico city
    guys I don't know how you have the nerves to fly over water im afraid of it, but I'll have to overcome my fears since I'll be shooting some stuff on the beach next year. Any advices? I really appreciate them. :)
     
  5. hionbusa

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    14
    I fly 95% over water..
    Think positive no trees and power lines .. :)
     
    carlos najera likes this.
  6. carlos najera

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    mexico city
    yes trees can be scary I flown once under a big power line to shoot some photos it wasn't bad but I wasn't comfortable neither.