Model: DJI Phantom 3&4
Material: Polyamide Plastic and Stainless Steel
Line Diameter calibrated: 0.70mm
Tension force calibrated: 1200gms
SKYCLIP – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
ALWAYS Use a Drop loop of 0.70mm diameter mono fishing line in order for mechanism to release accurately at preset limit.
Tension force is preset at the factory to carry loads up to; 700gms for Swellpro Spry+, 800grams for the DJI Mavic and 1200grams for DJI Phantom when using 0.70mm line diameter. SkyClip will automatically release the line when applied force is higher than tension preset limit.
Always install Skyclip in the middle of the drone for best weight distribution and sensor avoidance.
Please make sure to always use a drop loop length of 1 metre with 0.70mm diameter Mono in all situations for every cast. Insert/Clip the line in the slot of the bait release until it locks in place.
Take-off the drone gently and reach a defined safety height of over 20 meters above sea level usually.
Fly the drone out over the water at maximum speed and make sure that your line does not touch the water during the flight.(Keep the line taught during flight – hold it in your hand) Once you reach the point that you want to drop the bait, close the lever of the reel mechanism so that the line stops bailing out – the line will release.
DO NOT slow down the drone and keep the speed constant until the line releases automatically.
Finally bring back the Drone to Shore.
Attention – Use our products at your own risk as we do not accept any responsibility for whatsoever loss or damage or injury.
The Story Behind SKYCLIP and UAV Electronics
UAV Electronics has been designing and producing special Electronics and Autopilots for Drones and Bait Boats since 2016. Whilst designing the electronic release systems for RC Boat fishing, the need arose for bait release systems for Quadcopter Drones. We initially developed an electronic release for the DJI Phantom Drone that was bolted to its underside and having tested this electronic release, we found that there were many drones being lost to the water due to the electronic release not releasing the line in time, or if there was a reel jam – the Drone essentially would fall from the sky as it was flying out the baits.
We began extensive research to try to develop something safer and more reliable and by chance we came across the Kite Clip release from a New Zealand website which specializes in Kite fishing accessories. The Kite Clip utilized a very simple design that consisted of two ball bearings pushing against each other with a spring behind them and the tension could be adjusted with a set screw. Having purchased one from New Zealand we tested it on Quadcopters with great success and we immediately saw the benefits of using a tension release system for drone fishing.
These mechanisms are readily available and made by factories in Europe which specialize in its manufacture, and they have been used extensively in other markets for many years. This provides a much more stable and quality manufactured tension mechanism which is extremely reliable, works flawlessly every time, will not corrode, and more importantly – we did not need to re-invent the wheel or require any special Patents.
After many designs and enormous testing – which continues today, we designed a new Tension release Clip which is integrated into our own designed gimbal mounts used for Drones to carry payloads and thus the SkyClip was born.