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Multi / Quad / TBS Emergency Floatation

Started by Jumpy07, Sunday,March 03, 2013, 14:55:23

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Jumpy07

I have two of these on my TBS in case of ditching in water, they each lift 1kg, so hopeing two will bring it the surface. I know there will be water damage.. but at least it wouldnt be a total loss..


It was someone on the forum that suggested them.. but cant remember who..  crazy thing is.. had one on my boat keys.. and never thought of using them on the multi...





http://www.water-buoy.com/movies.php
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Gaza07

Thats a cracking idea these appeared on dragons den didn';t they  :hmm:  ~~

mickyt

Ooo that be me that suggested them craig lol, better safe that sorry as you said better than a total loss  ~~
If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.

Jumpy07

Quote from: mickyt on Sunday,March 03, 2013, 16:40:30
Ooo that be me that suggested them craig lol, better safe that sorry as you said better than a total loss  ~~


Cheers Micky..  couldnt remember who it was.. managed to get 5 of them on fleabay for £20.. bargain..
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

AM556

Water damage "might" be negligible. I dunked my 450 upside down into 12" of water a few weeks back, props were still running underwater a min later when I got to it. I fired up my air compressor, blew it out and dried it out in front of the fire overnight. After a re flash, everything worked fine!

ChrisH

Appears obtaining these may be a problem! Fleabay have only a couple listed, one optimistically priced at £118 for ONE!!  :laugh: Cannot find any stock anywhere.

I have emailed the manufacturers to see what is happening. This looked like a really good idea to limit possible losses over water! They may have diversified into illuminated kids balloons....

I will update if/when I get a reply

:waiting:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

robshaw

Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD

robshaw

Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD

ChrisH

Saw that Robshaw, Its only one (need two cos of quad weight) and have to wait and see how price goes, it';s on for 5 days!

Odd that nobody is selling them retail!  :rolleyes:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

XH558

Bit of research confirms that the Dragons Den offer he got was finally declined by him as he decided to diversify into the ';Illoom Balloons'; http://www.illoomballoon.com/ as there was no money in the flotation thing....

QuoteNow James has secured exclusive listings in Tesco and sold over half a million Illoom Balloons on his first order. His dream is to have the product in every home on the planet and plans are already in line to launch the product in America.


I have to say I';ve seen these everywhere ... all supermarket shelves have them in abundance ... so he';s making a killing and presumably the Water Buoys have been ditched - so what stock that';s available now was presumably only ever from the first production runs... shame - but that';s profit for you ... :)

ChrisH

XH558, I fear you';re right! His web site has lots of grand words back in 2008 on the "Waterbuoy and lots more to follow".  Funny how these things pop up as a good idea then fade even quicker!

I';m not expecting any reply but I';ll post it if I get one!

:hmm:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

ChrisH

Wednesday,March 27, 2013, 19:55:42 #11 Last Edit: Thursday,March 28, 2013, 17:17:24 by ChrisH
Manufacturer just said awaiting new model. 5 years to produce?  :thumbdown:

Found a seller on Fleabay with stock. £9 each with free p+p. Ordered a couple as a partial security aid if I ever fly over water. Reckon they';d clip on easy enough when needed!

Hope I never have to test them!   :hmm:

Insurance has arrived. 60 grams for the pair, shouldn';t overload anything!
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england: