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 Author  Topic: Aerial Drone Video of PT658n Underway taken June 11 2014
  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jun 11, 2014 - 3:56pm
Hello shipmates!
I just got this and it is a pretty cool Go Pro portable camera video on You Tube taken of the PT658 underway posted ton Youtube today. Footage was actually shot on Saturday June 7th 2014. It was taken using an RC helicopter drone. The Blue Williamette Jet Boat's stern is where the pilot is located. Pretty neat shots too. It gives you an idea of what the wake of the PT Boat looks like from an aircraft. Jerry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUrXJUPxxfA&feature=youtu.be

Jerry Gilmartin
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Will Day

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VERY cool!

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Pat Rogers

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Very interesting. Is that the Columbia River?

I am quite glad that there were no drones around during WWII, especially in the South Pacofic.


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Now that is cool. The video quality and steadiness are impressive.



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David Waples

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Thanks for sharing that Jerry. I found myself concentrating on the wake as well. The only thing missing was the sound of the engines.
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Frank Andruss

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Jerry I love it, a whole new perspective of the boat never before seen..............


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Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Pat,
No that is the Williamette River, which passes right through downtown Portland. The Columbia is about 6 miles downstream from there, the confluence is at Kelly Point park.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jun 12, 2014 - 11:43am
Great video Jerry, what a joy to see . . .

Thanks for always sharing all the 658 material on the board.

I think you mean "upstream" for the Columbia. ? ? ? ?


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Michael Vorrasi

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That was fun, and it is very impressive what that little RC helicopter can do. Jerry, how fast would you estimate 658's speed during that little jaunt?

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jun 13, 2014 - 12:30am
Hi Michael,
Yes the boat was only operating on 2 engines at idle speed, so I estimate we were moving out at about 12-15 knots. The boat slows down in the turn to about 7 knots. We cant go much slower than 11 knots ahead with just 1 engine in gear at idle. We were told by our auditor that the first day out we used 100 gallons of 100 octane, or in monetary terms, about $600. So after that we were careful to go slower.
Dick, so to get the terminology the same, the spot where we were filmed flows from there into the Columbia about 6 miles away. The water flows downstream, right? So the Columbia is downstream of where we were filmed, The Williamette River joins into the Columbia and then the combined waters flow into the ocean.

Jerry Gilmartin
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