UAV Electronics - SkyClip
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. very shortly after the need arose for Quadcopter Drones, so we developed an electronic release for the DJI Phantom Drone that was bolted to its underside. 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.
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.
What makes SKYCLIP different
Unlike other tension release mechanisms on the market, SkyClip uses a calibrated and qualified spring Ball Plunger system made from Stainless Steel. 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.
Another important difference is that we preadjust the Tension from the factory during quality control to never exceed the specifications of the Drone – so there is no need for the user to adjust the SkyClip all the time.
By maintaining a drop loop of standard diameter line, the tension force applied will always remain the same during releasing of the baits – This is very important for the Safety of the Drone.