Underwater Drone Built With Parts From a Flying Drone

Underwater Drone Built With Parts From a Flying Drone

In today’s video we are talking the parts from an old FPV drone and building an underwater from it.

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Sea Adventures – Bonnie Grace

49 Comments

  1. osksod1 on July 17, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Simon i Love your videos. I was going swimig in a lake and i found that i can loan your electric raft.👍💪

  2. Hugo Efternamn on July 17, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Grymt bra video

  3. Nimrod Quimbus on July 17, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    very cool, buut it would be the best to pack everything that inserts into a PVC pipe tube.

  4. NAVAHO on July 17, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Just keep picking up trash cheers from OZ.

  5. R W Stuart on July 17, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    The best tip I can give you is to seal the electronic components before sealing the actual body, and some wd40 can make a stuck motor spin almost instantly but I would recommend using some kind of water sealant or oil since wd40 isn’t meant for being submerged in water. Grease can also work like a charm too, but overall you did an excellent job making this rc underwater drone.

  6. Joshua Skains on July 17, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Who prints a water proof seal? That’s the issue. You need rubber gaskets, not 3d print material.

  7. DnzDra Krks on July 17, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Ain’t no way bro found two crabs fighting 💀💀💀😭😭😭

  8. Mega Meefles on July 17, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    No offense meant, just a thought, but does he look like mr beast from wish? Or like a bad deepfake, Nile green level?

  9. Plasma man on July 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    For waterproofing a removable lid take a look at how PC water distribution blocks are made. You have screws on both sides of the gasket staggered and it works really well I’ve made my own distribution block out of acrylic and it worked the first time with no leaks no blues or ceilings other than the rubber gasket

  10. Youssef Aly on July 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    You designed it so you can connect the "switch" XT60 to the wrong side and short out the battery 😀

  11. mavic. sky on July 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Great work tho

  12. Caleb Wong on July 17, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Use tupperware for water proofing, I make lots of rc boat, do it u will love it!

  13. rbland on July 17, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Water is most probably coming down the wire insulation from the motor side and into the drone.

    You need to somehow create a seal on the motor side where the copper wire enters into the insulation. Dab of silicon perhaps?

    I’ve seen this happen multiple times before in underwater applications like bore pumps.

  14. Mitchell Strobbe on July 17, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Put some conformal coating on the electronics after you have them all assembled. Should keep them from dying when a little bit of moisture makes its way in

  15. Jack in a Backpack on July 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Buddy, I don’t care what it’s about. I’ll click any video I see from you.

  16. Maël MORETTO on July 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    the biggest flaw for the sealed is that it’s a square and not a round shape, you’re loosing a LOT of water resistence because of the shape, that’s why you never see square scuba diving watch, they are always round because it’s way better to survive the depth pressures than a square.

  17. grande1900 on July 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I like how your idea for the radio control is basically the same thing DIY Perks came up with for his submarine

  18. Mega Meefles on July 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    No offense meant, just a thought, but does he look like mr beast from wish? Or like a bad deepfake, Nile green level?

  19. Pat on July 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    You need to use "O" rings, you get far better seal (it is how the high pressure parts of diving & hydraulic gear are sealed).

  20. Jonathan-Noah Hunter on July 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Just curious why didn’t you use rubber gaskets?

  21. White Pony on July 17, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I can’t even finish my micro long-range drone but I will try this one at some point.

  22. Vasily Kotikov on July 17, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Occasionally Simon speaks some elfian language 😂

  23. Abhishek Pujari on July 17, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    If this is called underwater drone, then rest of the drones should be called flying Submarine

  24. O.B.A on July 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    The scale of your wall atlas is incorrect 👀

  25. SV Linda Gale II on July 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Rinse it off with fresh water after you use it might not seize next time

  26. Doll Face on July 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    How would you prevent people from using these to smuggle drugs?

  27. Rob Magi on July 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    13:10 she seems so happy to see you

  28. Arek R. on July 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    You probably won’t read this but here are some things that could be improved:
    – Replace original ball bearings with sleeve bearings
    – Print the housing using ABS and do acetone smoothing
    – Make the lid smaller and out of aluminium (you need the weight anyway)
    – There might have been something wrong with how you used the gasket, make sure you use continuous one, ideally rubber one not the weird foam one
    – Instead of gluing all the connector use proper IP rated connectors with orings
    – If you want to avoid the balance connector, attach active balancer circuit (1A balance current and it’s not dumping the excess into resistors but to the cell with lower voltage) because you do really need balancing for li-po, you can skip it for perfectly matched li-ion (a lot of power tools and all laptops do that)

  29. PROXYhx on July 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    It hasn’t been 3 years yet like you told us in part one! 😐

  30. Off Grid As on July 17, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    You can just use conformal coating on a normal FPV drone and it will function underwater.

  31. Eleph Kwong on July 17, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I thought you would win the fight with the crabs.

  32. Tobin S on July 17, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I would say look into SLA printing for the most critical parts. Maybe consider aluminum parts for the sealing surfaces.

  33. Alan B on July 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    That’s not a drone. It’s an ROV (Remotely Opreated Vehicle).

    Drones move without any direct connection except radio control, WiFi or Bluetooth. ROV’s are operated with a direct physical control link (your data cable) known as a tether.

  34. RDCST on July 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    You washed the lubricant away.

  35. Thomas Schallowetz on July 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Well made !

  36. Game Ninja on July 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    i have a video idea: Make a sea scooter

  37. Ben Carrington on July 17, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Take tho bags of desiccant that come with 3d printer filament and place some inside, it will help with humidity

  38. Lewi Abrahamsson on July 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Tjenare simon ba ville säga att detta projektet är väldigt intressant (:

  39. AirKhan on July 17, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    188 jealous people…

  40. David Analyst on July 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    hilarious!!!! I love going on these techie adventures with simon!! we need to put a claw on simons drone so they can have an underwater drone claw fight!!!!

  41. Marcus Grimling on July 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    If you put the lid on the bottom instead of top, the hull would act like a diving bell and be less likely to leak in water. Dykarklocka på svenska.

  42. brap ak on July 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    2nd toss had me rolling 😂😂😂

  43. H8erfisternator on July 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    3d printed seal? Bro just get some gasketmaker at every autoshop.

  44. Seska Larafey on July 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    About Diving and stuff.. Look what i found. perhaps you can adept a bit for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLEH8RJsYgI

  45. B Pace on July 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Salt water will ruin any motor in a few minutes no matter how much you oil it.

  46. Tariq M on July 17, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    You found the mythical golden coke can!

  47. Hai Futter on July 17, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    I’m currently at 4:54 and really hope you thought of putting some silica-gel inside before epoxying this thing shut or else you wouldn’t be able to see much later, when condensation builds up from inside the acrylic window and blurs the view.

    11:00 fxxx, you actually forgot…
    Still a fantastic project 👍

  48. Romandise on July 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Very cool, I love it : D

  49. Locke on July 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Great video, Simon.

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