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Old 04-16-2014, 11:35 PM
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Default Recommendations on a slow-moving boat to film with GoPro camera

Hi,

I do wildlife filming and want to use a stable and slow-moving RC boat in combination with a GoPro camera. I need some recommendations, I'm totally beginner regarding RC.

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Kes
Old 04-17-2014, 01:23 AM
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Tugs and service craft tend to be stable. Not very much in the RTS field, though*. You need to consider the weight of the gopro and its mount and how high it will be. Then consider the water. Is it weed free? Trailing weeds love propellers in water. Unfortunately, props in water is the quietest way to go. Is it still water or moving? If moving, you boat needs to move faster than the water, else you get a good walk downstream to get it back.

*Afterthought - look up "bait boats". They are RC boats intended to carry bait out in a hopper and to dump it. I suspect one could be modified to carry a camera instead.
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Thanks for answer. I will both have one camera below and above water to film waterfowl. I will film in still water only, there may be some weed but not much. I will look up "baits boats".
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You could use a small electric and mount it to a foam board or block. Perhaps a cheap body board or similar - cut a hole in the middle and glue the boat in there with silicon. You are not needing the boat to win fashion shows - camouflage it up a little. You might consider adding weight to the foam to help stabilize it - will reduce the amount of shake you will see.
Old 04-18-2014, 02:36 AM
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I think that "bait boats" would be perfect, although they are relative expensive. I do find the suggestion by using a small electric boat and make a foam board. I was thinking of buying a duck decoy, and modify it by fill it with foam and make space for a small electric boat underneath
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Vacu boat has a boat for that purpose
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Check out the Springer tug at Zipp Kits
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+1 on the Vac-U-Boat camera platform boat.

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