Drone Review Gladius Mini Underwater Drone : Review And Field Test
What i have here is a gladius mini conquer the waters. Let’S take a look at it um little underwater drone. I had never used a drone like this. I have never used, you know a flying drone or even a remote control car, so this might be a hideous little video, because i have no idea how the controls work other than what i’ve read and uh i’ve had it for like a month, but the water’s Been so cloudy, it doesn’t look too bad here, but you know it’s only about a four foot visibility, so we’re gon na have to go upstream a couple miles and there’s another smaller stream that runs into this river. That should be really clear. It’S been a lot of rain lately and this river has not cleared up but we’re going to head up the river and i’m going to show you all about this drone. I hope it’s as cool as i’m thinking it’s going to be because i have a lot of uses for like exploring caves with it and stuff like that. I think, is gon na be awesome Music. Well, let me tell you one thing that was a freaking windy ride. Oh my god, it was bumpy. That window was just whipping uh. I decided to go ahead. We’Re gon na go up this little creek here, Music, Applause, okay. We made it to the uh to the mill gristmill site, and that was a heck of a ride in the house.
It was pounding me pretty hard. Those uh the wind was really strong today, anyway, this is the the old grist mill. If you look right here, you can see the old stone walls there’s, actually some big wheels in here too, you know the big grinding wheel, there’s different ones – sticking out over there, so this was here in 1700, maybe up to the early 1800s only about four feet Here, but i think it drops down a lot right here and right on that bend is a big, deep hole that i really want to look in, but let’s go ahead and start right here. I’Ve worn one of these for a long time, but uh they’re. So big, normally, you know they’re like this long and i want it for like golden and when i go into caves, i can put it into the tunnels that are submerged and i can go up the tunnels with it and see if the cape keeps going um, But they’re so big, you know they’re just really clunky, but this is actually really small. It’S perfect size. I have opened this about a month ago and then it started raining so i never even tried it, but this is what you get in the box. Okay, this is the unit itself, nice and tiny. Like i said, i think the other ones are like this big, although i’ve never actually seen one but we’re going to try this out that’s.
The unit instruction book is right here and the nice thing about this is it’s, like only a couple pages, so it’s really easy. Oh one thing you do have to have: you have to have like a smartphone, you download their app, which was easy to do. I had no problem doing that and i had that on my phone and i’ll set that up yeah right now, i’ll show you that i have turned it on in the kitchen, so it does work o rings and stuff for the connectors. These are the connections you got to make sure those little green o rings are on there and, if they’re not on there, they’re bad and make sure to replace them. This is the tether, cable, the controller that’s. All there is to it man. It looks like it’s going to be really well hold this opposite. Well, i don’t know sorry about that. That kind of bothered me too ah yeah so that’s, all there is to it go ahead and uh. Let me set the camera down. I’Ll set this up. Show you how it works see if i can remember where to do my camera for my uh cell phone all right, so this is pretty much how it came in the box. The only thing is this might have been in two pieces, but i don’t even remember that’s, just what holds its cell phone yeah. All you have to do is get the cable and line up the hole here.
The uh notch with this notch make sure there’s o rings on there. Oh yeah, i had to charge i charged it first before i um did this so it’s got a nice full charge on it and same thing with the other end of the cable on here somewhere. Yet right here just line it up and that’s all there is to it so we’re ready to roll pretty much. I think oh got ta put the phone on there that’s right, and i got my little uh smartphone that we’ll put on there. Give me a second now. What you have to do is find the app the apps on here somewhere. I don’t know not real good the chasing chasing thing here, that’s the wrap, oh let’s, turn this on too. All right get them on. If you look, it uh shows you. The solid green light means it’s fully charged and tells you what signals you got here. Okay, so i think it’s ready to go the machine is the machine. Camera is not connected. What is that? Oh yeah that’s coming it’s connected connected to there. Okay, i figured it out. I did not have my wi fi on my phone, so i turn the wi fi on uh and basically i think all i have to do is hit start, so it said connected okay, so it’s, looking at that’s the camera out front there, you go all right. A little connector and try not to i’ll drop it a little more.
Oh here we go now. This is going to be a little bit jinky jinky for you guys, but i have to do this for my own self preservation i’m going to play with it. For a couple minutes to make sure i can to see if i can even run the things if you can’t run it, because the video’s done check this out, see the beams coming out down there that’s part of the old mill that might have been a dam Right here i think it’s just fascinating. They could be cannonballs and all kind of muskets and gold coins. There might be a cannon laying there look at it. That’S gon na be awesome. Five minutes to see if i can even figure out how to make it go up and down five minutes. Okay. So far, this is pretty much a disaster. Now i played around down there that’s, where we started and turns out. The water is like only two feet deep and i kept hitting the bottom and i couldn’t control it. So we moved upstream to where the deeper hole is. I think we’re gon na have a lot more fun up here. Solid rock bottom that’s gon na be awesome. I’M gon na get the hang of this okay it’s gon na. Take me a little bit. I actually had to get instruction book out and read which way to push the toggles i’m gon na figure. It out give me a couple more minutes in the water here.
I’Ll show you what we got. I like this thing, i’m going to love it it’s going to be great for my exploration, oh by the way in case i forget the phone i’m using is just a samsung essay that’s. What the video is going to be recorded on that you’ll see i’m, not going to muck it clear too, because i just pulled up here so it’s not the way that that goes down the river just a little bit, but look how uh, how clear it is. That’S beautiful, the one thing i have noticed um is that it doesn’t seem to want to connect when you first turn it on and i’ve discovered that i have to turn my wi fi off and back on, and then it will connect, and i don’t know if That’S, just something i’m doing or not, and everything’s on so let’s. Try it again. There you go yeah i’ve had to do it like three or four times now again, it might just be something i’m doing, but if you have trouble with it just turn your wi fi off and on again easy easy, peasy, all right, i’m gon na throw it Back in i’m, gon na make some videos. I should show you this too um, because i did read this in the instructions they say when you throw it in to hold it right, both hands and kind of pitch it evenly into the water like that, all right, let’s see what we got.
Is it fine? Hopefully, don’t knock you over all right if i’m any better now than i was 20 minutes ago, oh there’s, a lock button on here. Okay, i got that done. Okay, yeah i’m gon na have to put you away for a bit until i figure this out again. It’S, like a whole new ballgame man, i hope we see a little thing out there, but basically just gon na show you the controls. I am starting to figure out very slowly with your left and your right with the little toggles and you’re forward there. It goes and up and down on the other side – oh that’s, down backwards. I have to put, i think if i go ahead and put like little arrows on this thing, i just i’m gon na pencil them in you know with some marker. I think i’ll be much better at it, because i just uh like say i’ve, never done used anything like this before i’m looking and i’m recording. As long as we can yeah i’ll get the hang. This is gon na be awesome. I’M gon na find some really cool stuff in the rivers i’m on the bottom. No, that wasn’t very good, though all right away. We go let’s, look for some cannonballs. What do you say? I am very impressed with the quality of the uh image. Hopefully the video is going to look good too. You know i’m a youtuber and i want to be able to see the bottom, and you know you guys have to be able to see the bottom two so but yeah look at that.
You can’t really go downstream because i mucked it up too much. But if you look out here a little bit, what do you say just kind of zooming around down there? You probably can’t see the thing, but if you look it’s just it’s right there over the edge of the boat, it works out well for me like, because i can kind of see what i’m doing too in real time. You know because i you know i’m, an idiot let’s, just zoom around a little bit, see what’s out there huh sorry here’s how we ended up. I came out into the river and i took off across the river the little thing and it’s out there somewhere it’s got some pretty cool little videos anyway. What we’re going to do is i’m going to pull it in pick it up and go back to the boat ramp and try to get off the river before it gets dark. I really do like this little thing. Once i get the hang of it’s going to be perfect and the fact that i could actually even use it today, it kind of amazed me i did want to let you know that the battery on this is running low and um. So i have to quit for the day and this uh, you know i’ve been doing this for a while, and you know basically borrowing tunnels into the bottom of the river, but i’m learning i’ll definitely give it a two thumbs up.
Mini drone, uh it’s, perfect i’m. Going to use a bunch you’re going to see me using it in caves once i can figure out how to like make it move properly, because i can’t stop a lot of silt in the caves. Some of you who don’t normally watch my channel may be wondering about this little jet boat. That i have. This is a custom made jet boat. I have a friend out in ohio that makes him he made this for me just like a month or two ago. I’Ve only used it this one, like the fifth fourth of fifth time, i’ve, actually taken it out. I love the little thing he does. Custom make these for other people i’m, going to put his information at the end of this video uh. So if you are interested in learning more about it and give him a buzz, if you do buy one from him, you mention my name. He gives me a little sugar and i’ll, give you two chicks army. Hats uh! If you uh actually make the sale, uh cool little boats, you’ll see some playlists, probably where i’ve already made a couple videos with this i’m gon na make a ton next year, all right i’m gon na take off long way to go. Lisa wins up my back and we should get back before dawg everything flies like the window. Yeah it doesn’t until matter, go to sleep, she’ll, shake the coins from your pocket.
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You are my lady, my big round baby and i’ll rock you until i go to sleep, she’ll shake the coins from your pocket. Take your gold chain and you’ll lock it mother earth has no sympathy.