Introduction: Drone Powered Boat

Another fun way to use your quadcopter drone. Super cool boat hovercraft powered by your drone. super easy to make and is very cheap if you got a quadcopter that is.

You'll need:

styrofoam
wooden dowels
aluminium rod
hot glue
quadcopter
Stanley knife
cardboard

Step 1: WATCH VIDEO!!!

To better understand process of making this, I've made a video tutorial. I suggest you to watch video first, also you will see boat in action.

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Step 2:

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First make a template the shape of a boat you desire on cardboard, cut templates out. then draw contour on styrofoam. then cut out your boat using sharp knife. (don't cut yourself). It's very straight forward, yet I suggest you to watch video to see how I made it.

Step 3:

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For my boat I made two little boats for balance. Which I suggest so just in case your drone stays dry. I connected these with wooden dowels like you see in the pictures.

Step 4:

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Now you could just make two posts on top of the boat and attach drone to them, but I made it so drone lifts itself in position to go forward like you see in the video. for this I just made a little mechanism that allows drone to get up at 90 degree. I don't know how to call this mechanism, just build it out of 3 wooden dowels and aluminum rod bent in shape and 90 degree angle.

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Now attach your drone, I used clear tape so I can easily remove drone when I'm done playing. and it's ready. first I suggest testing it out in small pond or bath to see how it behaves when you controller it. after you can take it out in bigger waters. just make sure battery doesn't run out when your boat is in the middle of the ocean lol. :) have fun. if you got any questions, leave a comment.

Comments

deswiger (author)2016-06-23

Very nice, opens up another world. How about making it just a bit bigger, adding one thru a hole in the middle, put a skirt around it and boom, you have an LCAC (hovercraft).... Semper Fi

muddog15 (author)2016-06-21

if you have a gyroscope on your quad copter you'll have some interesting stunts with your boat. a retrieval rope might be a good idea.

kcraske (author)2016-06-21

Love it. Thinking out of the box to use something in a way it was not intended.

onion2 (author)2016-06-20

Omg :D :D, it is so funny, thanks

playafamily (author)onion22016-06-20

gonna have to try this

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