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Best Long Range Drones – Long Distance

Top drone fishing brands


DJI is the world’s leading commercial and civilian drone industry, accounting for over 70% of the drone market. Their drones have excellent flight control system and are easy and intuitive to fly, most of their drones have auto take off and landing capabilities. Their cameras are better than any others out there in the market. For drone fishing, we need to install our own bait release mechanisms like downrigger as we mentioned before but the ones on the higher end come with a mount where we can install their automatic bait release mechanism.


One of their top drones, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, has the longest range available. Maxing out around 7km which is an overkill for drone fishing.


Best long range drone Pros


Excellent Camera and gimbal
Can carry payload upto 500 grams
Simple Flight controls
One key return to home
Top speed of 70 Kmph
Long flight time
Cons
Does not come with a payload release mechanism
No water resistance
3DR Prior to 2016, the company designed and marketed commercial and recreational UAVs. Specifically, produced consumer drones, ready-to-fly quadcopters for aerial photography and mapping, and fixed wing UAVs. Their drone, 3DR Quadcopter Solo, is probably the most inexpensive drone one can buy without giving up on performance. This drone does not come with a camera but has a mount to install one. If you have a GoPro, it would fit perfectly on the drone.It has auto takeoff and landing capabilities. We have to install our own payload release mechanism and note that it has to be light as its payload capacity is on the lower end, around 450 grams.
Pros
Long flight time
Easy to fly
Affordable
Max speed of 85Kmph
Light and easy to carry around

Cons
Does not come with a camera
Has a small range, around 0.8Km
No water resistance

SwellPro makes the ultimate waterproof drones. They have drones designed specifically for fishing and marine purposes. So their drones can endure the conditions at the sea better than others. They also include lost drone beacon which keeps transmitting its location even if its battery is drained and it can not fly, which makes it easier to retrieve the drone in a worst case scenario. They come with payload release mechanism.
Their Splash Drone 3 is Built for drone fishing. One of the best drones in this category.
The controller comes with an inbuilt screen for live video


Pros


Long flight time
Waterproof
Floats on water
Pre installed payload release mechanism
Lost drone beacon
Can carry payload upto 1Kg
Cons
No gimbal
Average flight time

Ideafly is a chinese UAVs developer. It uses the DJI’s Flight Controller technology, which means this drone also has a top quality flight control system. Their high-performance quadcopter Poseidon 480 is waterproof and can handle the rainstorm and level 5 wind without any difficulty. It comes with a bait drop mechanism. However the camera doesn’t come with a gimbal but can be manually adjusted to point straight ahead or below or at an angle, before the flight.

Pros


Good Range
Easy to fly
Waterproof
Comes with a payload release mechanism
Can carry payload upto 1.2Kg

Cons


The payload release mechanism does not have waterproofing
No gimbal
Camera could be better

Yuneec is a US company that makes high quality drones. They have an amazing camera that can focus on an object and track it wherever it goes, which lets us lock the camera onto a school of fish and track them even if they move around in the ocean. Their Typhoon series has an excellent flight capabilities. Any way, these drones do not come with any bait dropping mechanism so, we have to install a downrigger to use this for fishing.
Their Typhoon H is a hexacopter, it has 6 propellers that provide high stability.


Pros


Easy to fly
Has excellent stability
Good range
Wide angle camera with 360 degree movement, makes it perfect for drone fishing

Cons


Does not come with a bait release mechanism
Bulky case makes it hard to transport
Huge transmitter

You can buy one at
Amazon, AliExpress, DJI, SwellPro, China-Prices, Gearbest, ebay, Finish-Tackle

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