Project Maker (s): ossum
Country/Area: Cape Town, South Africa
Links to the Maker: /
Electrical Engineer by trade, tinkerer by heart.
Project Name: Micro FPV Boat From Drone Parts
If you are anything like me then you have an ever-growing collection of damaged drone parts. Sometimes those parts accumulate back into a drone, but there are always a few leftovers…
The goal of this project was to use up some extra parts and build something fun. Because we will only use two motors you can easily repurpose an FC with a damaged ESC (In my case a BeeBrainBL Flight Controller that someone accidentally crashed into water one too many times, which I found gloriously ironic).
This is a good time to mention that this whole project is ill-advised, water and electronics don’t mix, don’t try this at home (or do, but don’t blame me when you fry something 😉)
Although I am rather pleased with my final iteration, I would like to take you through the process that got us there, since I think the fails are fun, and certainly great learning opportunities to see what makes an airboat sink or swim. Feel free to skip the first few steps if you just want to build the end result (it starts at step 5), or just enjoy the video summary below!
More details on Instructables.