An Underwater Drone for Fishing
The same company that brought us the PowerEgg has a new innovation to share, the PowerRay. Unlike the PowerEgg, the PowerRay will not take to the skies, it is an underwater drone for fishing.
It comes equipped with a 4K camera that connects via WiFi or Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device. It can also take 12 MP photos. You can stream live to your device in 1080P.
Underwater fishing drone can dive 30 meters deep and have a 4 hour long battery life. It also features a fishfinder sonar, which can detect fish at 40 meters, and unmanned aerial vehicles even have a fish temptation to attract fish.
PowerRay also has the ability to put your bait exactly what you want with the plugin.
With PowerRay PowerVision trying to reform the phishing we all know, you can even control PowerRay VR Google. Based on these goggles attitude navigation. So that the fishing UAV in response to head movements, and corresponding movement.
The fishfinder can also be used separately for underwater landscape information, temperature and fish. Everything will be available through this app and you can also fish the alarm.
PowerRay is expected to ship in February 2017, but the price has not been disclosed.
The PowerEgg also by PowerVision Robot has to my knowledge not been released yet, although it was set for release late in 2016. Hopefully they can keep the release date of the PowerRay, and I hope the Egg will be released at about the same time.
Flying Fishing Drones vs. Underwater Fishing Drones
There are some other drones that can be used for fishing, like the Mariner 2 and the Aero kontiki.
Fishing via a flying drone has serious limitations though, the flight time being the most limiting one, most personal and prosumer drones can only fly for about 20 minutes, with the exception of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro which will keep going for 30 minutes.
Even so it is limiting when you are trying to fish, however the PowerRay fishing drone can keep going for 4 hours, which should be plenty for most fishing uses.
You also have the fishfinder sonar that you can use to find the fish, and a glowing lure that will attract the fish to the drone.
You can however scan the terrain better with a flying drone, and flying drones can be used to deliver lifesaver devices.
Drones for Fishing you Can Buy Now
The SwellPro Splash Auto (Mariner2) is one drone for fishing that is shipping right now. It works with GoPro cameras, has a range of 1k and a flight time of 20 minutes. The Mariner2 can be used to cast baits and it can even be used to deliver inflatable lifesavers.
The Aero Kontiki is in a different price range, in the $4000 range, and thus seem to target more commercial interests, or wealthy hobby fishermen. It can deliver a baited line 1km after which it will return to the beach by itself.