Thanks to Sean and the generous folks at AEROTESTRA, we’ve been able to acquire a water resistant quadcopter! Besides being water resistant, the quad also can carry multiple batteries, has a 2 axis water resistant camera gimbal (the gimbal floats on rubber airbags), a snorkel, and even an external cable for connecting any additional accessories we deem necessary. The quad will act as an extension to our boat’s sensor suite (LIDAR, cameras, and possibly LEDDAR).
We intend on using the quad to identify obstacles in the water. Additionally, the quad could also project safe passages for our boat to proceed through.