Wow - the SplashDrone 4 is the all-new water-resistant flight and floating platform with incredible specs and up to 30 minute fly time, designed for multipurpose operation in any harsh environment. Perfectly suited to aerial photography - even in some gnarly conditions - and it's ideal for fishing too making it the ultimate all-rounder. But its uses don't stop there. Use it to survey roofs, gutters, buildings and land, and maybe even to locate a wandering pet. If you live rurally you can get a bird’s eye view of your stock in hilly or hard to access paddocks too, especially after a flood when access is compromised. More than a mere toy, this drone is a valuable tool - and one you can fish with!
ABOUT THIS DRONE - The Fifth Generation Of Splash Drones - SD4
The SplashDrone 4 is the 5th generation water-resistant drone representing SwellPro’s 7 years of knowledge and understanding of drone water-resisting technology. The tough, rigid fuselage is made out of industrial grade ABS. Each SplashDrone 4 is factory-sealed and air-pressure tested. The water-resistant motors and internal electronics are also coated with corrosion-resistant coating adding an extra layer of protection over the already total water-resistant design.
The all new SD4 Remote Controller is now water-resistant also for worry-free operation. You can even toss it in the water or rinse off the collected sand. The built-in GPS offers a variety of new features, including real-time tracking and dynamic return to pilot. The remote controller is now capable of offering multiple devices connection for a better collaborative operation.
Features & Specifications:
- IP65 Water Resistant Body
- IP66 Waterproof Remote Controller
- Up to 3km Image Transmission
- Auto Power Flip
- Up to 2kg Payload Capacity
- Up to 30 min Flight Time
- Slide in Smart Battery
- Dynamic Return to Pilt
- Floating design
- All Weather Flying
- High-Brightness 2-in digital telemetry display
- Wifi multi-point hotspot
- Built in GPS
- 8 hour battery life
- Use for filming or fishing
- Wind resistance up to 22 knots
- Cruise Mode
- Tap to fly
- Waypoint Mission Planning
- Grid Mission Planning
- 1080P 2 MP Fixed Angle Camera
- Record 1080P Videos and photos
3rd Party Software and Add Ons
SplashDrone 4 offers API for third-party software to gather data from sensors and to configure its control of aircraft, gimbal, camera, and third-party add-ons. SDK allows deep integration of third-party add-ons to SplashDrone 4. Together with API, SplashDrone 4 is truly a multi-purpose & multi-functional platform for your imagination.
Innovative Smooth+ Flight Control
The patented “Smooth+” flight control allows the pilot to finely tune the Roll and Yaw of SplashDrone 4. Smooth+ makes professional, steady flight control as easy as turning the knobs. Want to take a steady shot? Simply switch to Smooth+ control.
3 km Image Transmission
The latest 5.8GHz digital image transmitter and adjustable antennas ensure a clear and reliable image and control signal range to the SplashDrone 4 of up to 3km while airborne by 0.5m+ above the water. Due to the nature of radio waves, the transmission range while floating on the water surface is 500m.
Dynamic Return to Pilot
The SplashDrone 4 constantly records the GPS position of the remote controller, allowing the aircraft to always return to the pilot‘s position even if they are on a moving boat far away from the original take-off point.
When the drone turns upside down on the water for any reasons, Power-Flip feature turns the drone back to the normal state to take the control back.
Equipped with floating foams, the boat mode allows SplashDrone 4 to sail on water just like a boat, providing great underwater shots while remains the water area uninterrupted. Caves and other overhead environments can now be accessed by SplashDrone 4 for research, exploration, and underwater photography.
Unrivalled-performance Propulsion System
The more powerful 740Kv Motor, 40A ESC together with optimized aerodynamic design allow for tight, responsive, and total control of SplashDrone 4 in any challenging weather conditions.
The new slide-in smart battery has an internal battery management system for real-time power monitoring and protection both in charging and discharging, ensuring battery health, safety and longer lifespan. The 6500mAh high-performance lithium technology cells provide up to 30 minutes of flight time.
The newly-developed SwellPro Navifly APP enables logging, planning, recording of missions as well as the control and parameter setting of cameras and other modules in flight.
ABOUT DRONES IN GENERAL
This useful tool is technically an aircraft so there are rules and regulations that you need to abide by.
In general: consider others and be responsible.
• Fly no higher than 120m (400ft) above the ground
• Stay a safe and considerate distance away from people and buildings
• Don't fly over private land, such as farms or houses, unless the owner says it's OK
• Keep your drone in sight at all times
• Stay 4 km away from anywhere aircraft are landing or taking off
• It's dangerous to fly drones anywhere other aircraft are operating
• Don’t be a perve or create a nuisance
• Check for No-Fly Zones near you and abide by these.
Download the CAA guide HERE
You can find a map of No-Fly Zones HERE