Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Júlio Ventura0
AeroKontiki Fishing Drone- A clever way to fish in the XXI century
“Deploy from almost any beach, get the line out as far and as fast as possible, precisely target successful known locations, and catch as much as you need.”– Kyle Parshotam, CEO, Founder and Lead Developer.
Drone technology has unveiled a wide multiplicity of new prospects for both business and art. Companies and individuals are seeking new ways to implement Unmanned Aerial Vehicle machinery into our day to day life. What’s the goal? To enhance and revolutionize old habits, to reconstruct our society and improve the way we perform our job and common tasks. If you are a fan of fishing and drones, you will be pleased to know it is now possible to combine both worlds (watch video). Developed by EnviRobotics Limited in New Zealand, AeroKintiki is a high performance tricopter UAV with highly efficient propulsion systems to give extended range, or haul and deliver more hooks with heavier sinkers. AeroKontiki is mainly made of carbon fiber composite with all control systems integrated within the frame. It is protected with a fiber glass canopy customized with an automotive air-brushed paint. The aim is to meet all fishing requirements while at the same time having an easy to carry and control user-friendly drone.
There are two different packages of the same model, the CF Raptor Evolution Eletric Reel and CF Raptor Evolutional Operational. The drone can be controlled via a Pixhawk flight controller (included in all packages) or an Android Tablet (currently not available for iOS powered devices). Raptor feautures an u-Blox NEO GPS high-accuracy module and a digital radio telemetry system (integrated on the Pixhawk remote controller) to facilitate navigation and provide OSD live flight data. This fishing drone is equipped with six high-performance 500W Brushless motors, very powerful and durable, as required, to pull heavy fish from the water. For specific specifications regarding fishing performance please check the tablet below. Other useful Raptor features are the Home-return button (with the push of a button the drone automatically and safely returns to launch position), auto-pilot hovering (autonomously waiting for the fish to bite without constant user input on the remote controller).
|Raptor Performance Specifications||Raptor System Configuration|
|Multirotor size: 700mm (Y6 thrust centres)|
Machine Net weight (including battery): 2.80kg
Bait and sinker load (approx. 25 baits + 24oz sinkers): 2.0 kg
Reserve peak hauling capacity: 3.5 kg tow at 1000m
Hovering power (@ 3.75kg with bait and sinker): 595 watts
Line pulling speed (Governed): 25km/h
Capable hauling range (Geo-fenced): 1000m
Maximum Hauling Height (Geo-ceiling): 65m
Maximum wind: 35kph
GPS accuracy: 0.6 m with 20 Satellites
Radio link telemetry range: 1.5km
|1 x Pixhawk flight controller|
1 x u-Blox NEO GPS module (high accuracy)
6 x 40A Electronic speed controllers
6 x 500W Brushless motors
1 x ACCST 16 channel telemetry receiver
1 x Taranis Plus digital radio telemetry system
1 x Raptor Carbon Fiber Y700mm frame
1 x Fiberglass canopy with airbrushed finish
1 x Green/Red/White navigation strobe lights
1 x 8Ah Lipo Battery 25
No need to say that such aerial machinery will amaze everyone watching nearby, how usual it is to see a drone pulling fish from the water and carrying it over to the fisherman? This is the beautiful power of drone technology in our modern world. Top affordable drones are out there in the market and you too can choose the one that best fits your needs. Either for fishing, casual flying, or even both, embrace the new possibilities that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have brought us. Happy flying fellow drone lovers!