PowerVision PowerRay Underwater Drone Unboxing
We’Ve, looked at a bunch of aerial drones over the years, but not something that goes in the water, and this is something from a company called power vision called the power ray, and this is an underwater drone. You can send it down to a depth of about 100 feet or 30 meters and it’s got a camera on board to record what it sees all sorts of cool stuff, and this will be something we’ll be reviewing in the near future. Now i do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosure that this came in free of charge from the amazon vine program. However, all the opinions you’re about to hear are my own. No one is paying for this unboxing, nor is anyone reviewing or approving it before it gets uploaded. So let’s get into the box now and see what’s inside all, right let’s see what’s in the box here now this is the explorer version there’s another one called the wizard version, which i think is the same thing, but they give you a vr headset for an Fpv perspective, this doesn’t have that headset and we’ll see if there’s a way to maybe do it with google cardboard or something so it looks like it comes with a carrying case, which is nice to see here. So let me get the box out of the way without destroying the set and let’s open it up. I think it might be upside down, so let’s put it around this way here and get it right side up.
It looks like there’s a couple of different things on oh looks like there’s two openings here, so we’ll take a look at the top part first, which is good, because this is kind of the business end, and this is the drone itself. Now, what you’ll see in the product specs is that it will record 4k video but there’s a catch to this, because the 4k is maxed out at 25 frames per second, so you’re not going to get a lot of smooth motion out of that and that’ll be Something you’ll see if you’re looking at fish and things that are moving quickly so to get the best frame rate. I think you’re going to want to run it at 1080p and it can do 60 frames per second max at that resolution. It’Ll also do 1440p at 50 frames per second. This is the drone itself, it’s, actually pretty heavy and i’m guessing. It must take on some ballast or something to go underwater. Now they said there’s an optional fish, finder attachment that you can add to it. That goes into this portion here at the top, so you can have it kind of extend out from your boat and look around for fish, although you could probably see them with the camera here on the front, and it looks like it’s got two headlights on the Front also, and that might attract some sea creatures to you as well. Now this is not wireless it’s going to be tethered to your um to whatever it connects to which we’ll see in a minute.
I think it comes with a 165 foot, cable and then in the back here, you’ve got your maneuvering thrusters, because this is much different, of course, than a drone that we typically see with propellers, so you’ll be using these thrusters to move around. What they say is that if you just drop it in the water and just let it sit, there, it’ll run for about four hours, but that battery life goes down significantly. When you’re using the thrusters and cruising around, it looks like there’s nothing else in the top part of the case here so i’m, going to put this back in and we’re going to flip over the case and see what’s on the other side. So let me do that now: we’ll see what else we got in here, all right, let’s see what else we’ve got here so let’s take some of these things out by the way, if you own one of these – and you have some tips for me. Definitely let me know because i’m going to be taking this out to either the boat or the beach with me in the next couple of weeks to give this a shot. Now i think this is the base station that the drone connects to, and then your controller connects wirelessly to this, and your phone is involved with this as well similar to what you would see on a regular drone. So this is the base station. This looks like the power adapter and charger, and there are a couple of connectors here on this, which i’m guessing one of these will go to the drone itself and we’ll play around with that when we get into the full review.
Get your power cable here here is what looks to me that yup this is the big spool of cable, so your drone is always tethered to this, which is probably a good way to go about things, because you’re not sure how much of a signal you can Get 100 feet under water and it’s good too that if worse comes to worse, you could probably pull the drone up with this and it’s nice to give you a little spool here, so you can spool it back up, although you probably want to get that cable. Dried off as it’s coming back in and then you’ve got a phone holder and then you’ve got the remote control here, and so your phone will sit up on this and you’ll get the video images back from the drone and you’ve got the remote here to control It so i’ve got a lot of homework to do on this one to learn how all of this works. I think it’s a little more involved than some of these dji drones that have kind of spoiled us for a while. So i’ll be doing some research on this and playing around with it a little bit. Maybe i’ll put it in the bathtub or something first to just get a feel for how it works and we’ll have a full review at some point, probably in the next month or two it’s starting to warm up here where i live. So i can get into the water and pull it out if i need to so stay tuned.
I would love to hear some ideas from you all as to what i should be looking to do with this.