Waterproof Drone for Fishing – Gannet II


We took on the challenge to create something that met all the above goals to create a truly unique and market-leading product. The Gannet team has achieved its goals in the new Gannet II.

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Waterproof Drone for Fishing – Gannet II

At the outset, we designed these drones to be load-carrying, a life vest on a SAR (search and rescue) mission, bait for fishing, or an external battery for extended flight times. The LARGER Gannet II is rated to lift and fly with loads up to 3.5kg (7.7 lbs) payload.
These more oversized loads draw heavy on the drone’s battery and limit flight time to a great extent, but even so, the Gannet II can fly a lifesaving tow line out to a person in trouble several hundred meters from shore. For the land-based fisherman in New Zealand, it can take out a Kontiki line for as far as the eye can see.

Features of the Gannet II

  • Fully waterproof drones that can fly even in heavy rain
  • Powerful with payloads up to 2kg (Max lift test (NOT recommended) 5kgs)
  • High-efficiency rate with aerodynamics designed to be able to fly in high winds for longer
  • Reliable with a trusted Pixhawk flight controller
  • Weather-resistant and sand-proof remote so that it can be used on the beach without worrying that sand will jam the remote stick
  • LCD for drone telemetry, battery, and GPS status, used with or without a smartphone, SD live video from the gimbaled camera so that it can be used as an effective search and rescue drone with clear live SD video
  • Multiple auxiliary attachment points for the addition of 4k action/360 cameras and spotlights
  • Fully sealed electronics, preventing corrosion of electronics.
  • Failsafe electromechanical payload release that can be mechanically or electrically activated
  • Bright onboard lights for easy night navigation
  • Semi-opaque shell to detect any leaks early on
  • Safety features. Release bait and return to home on low battery

*Please note no batteries are included due to the restrictions on international shipping – please contact us to find your nearest battery dealer.

Many drones are used for fishing, and one of the most significant drone sinkers is when the line gets snagged or when a seagull or pelican hits the line while the drone is on its way out with the line. Solving this problem was easy, and this was done by fitting each Gannet Done with the patented Gannet XSport dual electromechanical release. This allows the user to set the release to auto-release on a given setting. So if 1kg is flown, the user may set the release to 1,5kg so as soon as a bird hits the line, it simply unclips, saving the drone, and if a precession drop is required, press the button on the remote and the electrical side releases the load on command.

This release is not exclusively for fishing; it can also be used when flying out a lifeline/ lifevest to a distressed person. The drone can lower the strap to him, which will unclip when he tugs on the line. Or one can even pull them to shore with the drone, knowing it is safe and will free itself if the load gets too much.

Gannet has been making drone release systems since 2016 for all primary drone makes, so it only makes sense that the best possible release would be fitted to the Gannet II. The Gannet XSport has several granted and pending multinational patents, making it the world’s only failsafe electromechanical release system.

Design Shape And Appearance

The Gannet II drones have been designed as short-distance delivery drones; unlike most other drones that are symmetrical camera platforms, with a camera hanging from the bottom and able to fly at near identical speeds in any direction, the Gannets are streamlined to fly forward significantly faster and with less power usage than most camera platform drones.

As a result, Gannet Drones are unmistakably recognizable and unique in shape. This resulted from placing the gimbal and GPS far upfront in the head with sweeping aerodynamic arms. Resembling a skydiver or perhaps even a flying penguin. When hovering in place, the elongated body slows backward so the drone travels forward at speed when the body is horizontal. This results in the smallest possible frontal area cutting through the air, conserving battery power as much as possible. The keen eye will notice that nothing is straight on these drones, not one of the motors line up; the slanting body and curved asymmetric arms all contribute to making these some of the
most power-efficient drones to be brought to market.

Battery Compartment

The one thing that needs to be changed/charged in the field regularly is the Lithium Polymer battery. For this, we placed the battery in its waterproof compartment, opening at the back of the drone.

To ensure ease of installation, we created an easily accessible compartment in the back of the drone, sealed off from all internals. If some sand compromises the seal, only that compartment will seep with water, and only the battery is exposed and not the expensive electronic internals.

The Gannet’s double waterproof compartment design is unique to the Gannet Drone, making them the safest waterproof drones on the market.

Flight Control

When looking for a reliable, tried, and tested flight control system, we settled on one from the market leader in drone tech, Pixhawk. As the market leader, we are confident that each Gannet drone has the best GPS and flight control system, ensuring trouble-free operation.

Battery Charging

With the primary market for Gannet drones being people that will be away from their home base, all Gannets come with a battery charger that can recharge the battery in about 1 hour from a 12V DC battery or 110V-240V AC power outlet, making field charging easy and convenient.

*Please note no batteries are included due to the restrictions on international shipping – please contact us to find your nearest battery dealer.

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At Gannet Drones, we design, develop and distribute fishing drones and release systems. Made by fishermen for fishermen, we only sell products that we have thoroughly tested in the most extreme conditions.

We believe that you should never have to compromise on the safety of your drone. We also understand that people have different budgets. That’s why we offer a broad selection of carefully curated, peer-reviewed release systems and drones to suit everyone’s needs, all available online and delivered right to your door.

With more than 20,000 release systems sold to 147 different countries around the world. Gannet is the leader of drone fishing drones and release systems. We deliver a quick, convenient, and hassle-free shopping experience because we listen and know what matters to you.

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