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SplashDrone 3+



Enhancing and extending the features of the previous SplashDrone 3, the latest SplashDrone 3+ is the most reliable and versatile waterproof drone yet.
 

Coupled with several different payloads such as waterproof gimbal 4K camera GC-3, waterproof payload release with HD FPV live video PL-2, waterproof payload release with 4K camera and 1axis gimbal PL-3, and the upcoming waterproof payload release with low-light camera PL-4.

SplashDrone 3+ can be adapted for a wide variety of uses. It is an all-purpose, all-weather, waterproof flying platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New features and improvements exclusive to the SplashDrone 3+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tough & Waterproof


The SplashDrone 3+ fuselage is made from durable 3mm reinforced ABS to ensure a perfect waterproof seal.
 

Each drone undergoes at least two pressure tests during production for 100% waterproofness. All parts, both inside and out, are corrosion resistant and designed for use in marine environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New access hatch lid with air pressure equalization allows altimeter accuracy without permitting water entry.

 

Powerful Propulsion System


The new S3 flight controller, integrated with new sensors and a powerful propulsion system, allows for greater sensitivity and accuracy than ever. This means you can fly SplashDrone 3+ safely and smoothly with more confidence on water, in rain and snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 


S3 Flight Controller
 

The S3 constantly checks for errors and offers redundancy to improve flight stability. The dual-mode GPS locks onto up to 24 satellites from the GPS and GLONASS systems for improved accuracy and speed of positioning.

 

 

 

 



 

 


Quick-Fit Propellers
 

Redesigned carbon-fibre propellers are light and stiff to efficiently transform the motors' power into thrust. A new quick-fit design enables fast and secure attachment of the propellers to the motors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Thrust Motors
 

The powerful new motors provide strong performance, speed and lifting capacity. A special coating system ensures maximum resistance to salt water corrosion and power delivery for take-off from water and in heavy rain.
 

Power and maneuverability to fly in winds up to Beaufort Force 4 (18mph/28 kmh) with gusts to Force 6 (31mph/49 kmh).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in One Remote Controller


The SplashDrone 3+ comes with a custom designed, fully integrated remote controller. Redesigned controls maximize ease-of-use and efficiency, while a fully integrated, high-brightness 5" FPV screen clearly displays live video and overlaid (OSD) flight data without the need for any additional equipment. Flight control, payload release and camera controls are all at your fingertips.

 

 

 

 

 

Cruise Mode
 

Switch the remote controller into the Cruise mode and you will be able to pan (yaw) and fly the SplashDrone 3+ simultaneously with a single joystick, making  your flight path smoother for more cinematic footage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smooth+ Control

 

Go from joystick to fine knob control of drone rotation, direction or orbit - great for smooth videos and accurate flight.

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Autonomously

Add the GroundStation option and your mobile phone or GPS-enabled tablet can take control of the SplashDrone 3+ with your fingertip! The Swellpro FLY APP enables several smart flight modes, which drastically reduces manual input from the pilot, making flying the SplashDrone 3+ even easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Me
 

The SplashDrone 3+ will constantly follow and turn towards you as you move at a max speed of 20km/hour, recording awesome selfies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Planning
 

Tap to select waypoints on a map and the SplashDrone 3+ will execute the mission on command.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circling Flight
 

Select a circling radius and the number of orbits to capture the perfect video with your chosen subject always in the middle of the frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap to Fly
 

Tap on the map where you want your drone to go and SplashDrone 3+ will navigate to the destination and hover.



Fly Safely

SplashDrone 3+ includes multiple layers of protection to keep your aircraft safe and help ensure your drone comes home safely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return Home
 

If the signal is lost, the SplashDrone 3+ returns to the starting point and lands gently. You can also tap Return-Home on the app or flick the Return-Home switch on the remote controller to retrieve the drone.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Battery Alerts

 

During flight, if the battery voltage reaches a two predetermined warning levels, the remote controller will display a clear flashing notice for the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Battery Auto-landing
 

When the battery is almost completely drained, SplashDrone 3+ will execute an in-position auto landing to prevent a crash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Drone Location Beacon
 

If you inadvertently lose or crash your drone out of sight, you will instantly have the drone's location pinpointed on the APP’s map, even with low batteries. (GroundStation module required).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-righting when floating
 

If the aircraft is inverted when on the water, the SplashDrone 3+ can flip itself right-side-up on command - ready to take off again.

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs
 

GENERAL

 

PRODUCT

 

Q: What are the differences between the SplashDrone 3 and the SplashDrone 3+?

The SplashDrone 3+ is the latest addition to the SwellPro family of waterproof drones. Here is a list of just some of the improvements and enhancements that are included:

Extended flight times

New LiHV battery with 3 levels of battery warning

New Smooth+ remote controls

Power-Flip function when floating

Enhanced waterproofing throughout

Circuit board moisture protection coating

Lost Drone Location Beacon option

Tuned flight control feel

New and improved 3-axis gimbal 4K camera

New heat management system

Easier hatch fastenings

New carry case for drone & accessories

Striking new colour scheme

Q: Are there different versions of the SplashDrone 3+?

A: The previous SplashDrone 3 was sold in two versions. Now buy the SplashDrone 3+ as a base platform and add the modules you want to be able to film, fish, rescue, etc. Every module easily and quickly attaches to the drone as required.

Q: What is the maximum flight speed of the SplashDrone 3+?

A: 72km/h (45mph) in ATTI mode, 58km/h (36mph) in GPS mode

Q: How much load can the SplashDrone 3+ carry?

A: SplashDrone 3+ has a maximum take-off weight of 3.2kg. This generally means that the drone can carry a maximum payload of 1kg.

Q: What is the maximum resolution of the 4KGC-3 camera?

A: The SplashDrone 3+ GC3 3-axis gimbal camera has a maximum video resolution is 4K 30FPS video (3840×2160). The photo resolution is 16MP.

Q: Which video capture mode does most people would use?

A: 2.5K@60fps (default setting)

Q: Is the camera different on 4KGC-3 camera than the previous camera?

A: Yes, the GC3 camera is all new, sharper detail, better colour balance, improved metering and higher resolution. This is an all-new camera.

Q: Can I use the SplashDrone 3+ to see objects underwater?

A: Yes, when the SplashDrone 3+ lands on the surface of the water, the camera is positioned underwater to capture the underwater scenery.

Q: Is the SplashDrone 3+ able to return to a boat that has moved from the take-off location?

A: In Return-Home mode, the SplashDrone 3+ returns to the take-of GPS location. However, with the Ground Station, the SplashDrone 3+ can be instructed via the mobile APP to return to the current location.

Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used underwater?

A: The SplashDrone 3+ floats safely on water, but is not designed to submerge further. It is designed to fly in wet weather and take-off and land on water. Think of it as a flying boat, not a submarine.

Q: What is the flight time for SplashDrone 3+?

A: The average maximum flight time with the LiHV battery is over 22 minutes. Flight time can be affected by the characteristics of the flight, payload and wind conditions.

Q: What is the maximum wind speed that the SplashDrone 3+ can fly in?

A: The SplashDrone 3+ is able to fly and hover in wind speeds of up to 27 km/h (17 mph) or Beaufort force 4 with wind gusts up to 43km/h (27mph) or Beaufort force 6.

Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ have an optical positioning system?

A: As optical positioning systems do not work over water, the SplashDrone 3+ uses multiple other sensors to provide hovering and flight positioning.

Q: Is the remote controller waterproof?

A: Although the SplashDrone 3+ and its payload modules are all waterproof, the remote controller is not currently waterproof. We are working on a waterproof version for a future release.

Q: How does the Location Beacon work?

A: With the SplashDrone 3+ and the optional GroundStation, if you inadvertently lose or crash your drone out of sight, even with very low batteries, the Location Beacon will instantly provide the drone's location, pinpointed on your mobile device with voltage and altitude data to assist recovery. This feature uses a separate low-frequency (433/915Mhz) signal which propagates well through obstacles. Range ~1km.

Q: Will more payload modules be released for the SplashDrone 3+?

A: At SwellPro, we are dedicated to the evolution of the waterproof drone. Our R&D department is constantly testing and developing new ideas and products. We will continue to release new imaging and payload release modules for the SplashDrone platform and welcome your ideas for new designs.

Q: What is the effective range of the SplashDrone 3+?

A: In unobstructed conditions, the SplashDrone 3+ can reach an effective range of 2.5km and can be limited by software settings on the Flight Controller.

Q: What are the different flight modes available on the remote controller?

A: Four different flight modes are available:

1.GPS mode – the drone manages its hover stability using GPS and other sensors.

2.Smart Cruise mode – Yaw and pitch are combined onto the right-hand joystick for ease of use or photography.

3.Atti mode – speed and distance restrictions as well as GPS positioning are disabled, but Altitude stability is enabled.

4. Smooth+ - switch from joysticks to variable controls for a super smooth flight experience.

Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in salt water environments?

A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ is built for marine environments with corrosion resistant materials and seals. Like any ruggedized electronics, always rinse the drone thoroughly after use in harsh environments.

Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ takeoff and land on water?

A: Yes. The power system and carbon-fibre propellers have more than enough power to lift-off from the water surface.

Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in rain or snow?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ come with a carry case?

A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ comes complete with a custom-made carry case that cushions and protects your investment and accessories.

Q: What is the charging time of the SplashDrone 3+ battery?

A: Approximately one and half hour.

Q: Can the 4K gimbal camera and payload release module be used on the SplashDrone 3+ at the same time?

A: No, they work separately. However the PL2 and PL3 release modules have cameras onboard for finding the best fishing areas.

Q: What is the difference between the PL2 and PL3 release modules?

A: The PL2 has a fixed HD camera whose angle can be manually adjusted prior to flight. The camera provides live video feed back to the Remote Controller. The PL3 has a 2.7k camera with tilt stabilization and control that can record video and photos to an inbuilt microSD card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SPECIFICATIONS      
 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

 

 

Waterproof Level:

 

Surface Buoyant (short periods up to 600mm deep)

 

 

Drone Weight:

 

1447g (without battery)

 

 

Axis Diameter:

 

450mm

 

 

Max Ascend Speed:

 

4m/s

 

 

Max Descend Speed:

 

3m/s

 

 

Max Flight Speed:

 


20m/s (ATTI mode)

 

 

Max Flight Altitude:

 

200m (GPS) / 1.3km (ATTI)

 

 

Max Flying Wind Speeds:

 


a. Typical Maximum = 8m/s (11-16knots)(F4) b. Typical Gusts = 12m/s (22-27Knots) (F6) Peak

 

 

Hovering Precision:

 


±0.5meter

 

 

Max Flight Time (per charge):

 

20 ~ 23 minutes

 

 

Max Flight Range:

 

1.6km

 

  Max Flight Weight:

 

3KG

 

 

Max Payload Capacity:

 

1KG

 

 

Positioning Satellite:

 

Dual Satellites - GPS/GLONSS

 

 

Flight Controller:

 

Swellpro S3

 

 

Motor:

 

#3510/620KV

 

 

ESC:

 

40A

 

 

Propellers:

 

#1242 carbon fiber quick-fit propellers

 

 

Working Temperature:

 

-10°C ~ 40°C

 

 

Battery Types:

 

4S 15.2V 5200mAh LiHV battery

 

 

Battery Weights:

 

561g (5200mAh LiHV)

 

 

Charging Time:

 


90 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL

 

 

 

 

Weight:

 


660g

 

 

Frequency:

 


2405 ~ 2475HMZ

 

 

Range:

 


1.6km (unobstructed, free of interference)

 

 

Receiver Sensitivity(1%PER):

 


-105dbm

 

 

Working Current:

 

160-300mAh

 

 

No. of Channels:

 


10

 

 

Battery:

 

2S 7.4V 1800mAh lipo battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

  VIDEO TRANSMISSION

 

 

 

 

Frequency:

 

5645 ~ 5965HMZ

 

 

No. of Channels:

 

40CH

 

 

Range:

 


1.6km Max

 

 

Screen Size:

 

5inch

 

 

Screen Resolution:

 


800X480 Pixels

 

 

Screen Brightness:

 


500 cd/m2

 

         


 

 

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