SwellPro SplashDrone 3+ One platform, many possibilities
Meet the new SplashDrone 3+ (SplashDrone 3 Plus), it has a great new look and many new features and improvements that make it the best waterproof drone.
The world’s first waterproof quadcopter drone just got even better
SwellPro SplashDrone 3+
Enhancing and extending the features of the previous version of SplashDrone 3, the latest SplashDrone 3+ is the most reliable and versatile waterproof drone that the market ever had. Coupled with several different payload devices, such as waterproof gimbal 4K camera C-3, waterproof pay-load release with HD FPV live video PL-2 waterproof payload release with a 4K camera and 1 axis 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.
SplashDrone 3+ New Features and Improvements
Here are the main new features and improvements of the SwellPro SplashDrone 3+:
New Color Scheme– The SwellPro SplashDrone 3+ aircraft has a new color so you can quickly know which version of a drone it is. As well as a bold new color scheme, this is not just a cosmetic change. SwellPro has gone through the whole airframe, control system, accessories as well as the manufacturing and quality control processes to improve the drone for their customers and increase the reliability and quality.
New LiHV Battery System
The flight time got longer, and from now on, the SplashDrone 3+ can fly up to 20 minutes. It’s a new LiHV Battery System. The SplashDrone 3+ incorporates a new, larger capacity, high-voltage Lithium battery pack, and charging system. The charger delivers a fast charge and has can use mains power or a cigarette lighter for charging in a car or boat. The new battery increases responsiveness and flight times to over 20 minutes.
Three-Levels of Battery Warning
For greater flight safety, the SplashDrone 3+ now provides three levels of battery warning. This will provide you up to six minutes of warning before automatic landing will take place.
The SplashDrone 3+ remote controller has been enhanced with unique new Smooth+ controls. Go from joystick to fine knob control of drone rotation and direction – great for smooth videos, orbits and accurate flight. Additionally, the Flight Controllers sensitivity has been tuned to improve feel and responsiveness.
Power-flip when floating
If the aircraft got flipped by a wave or lands hard on the water and becomes inverted, the SplashDrone 3+ can now flip itself right-side-up on command – ready to take off again.
Lost Drone Location Beacon
We have enhanced our Ground Station feature to provide real-time position and altitude data for a lost drone until the battery voltage drops to 5 volts. An LED on the Ground Station link alerts you when you are within ~1km range of the lost drone.
Enhanced waterproofing throughout
Seals have been re-designed and re-engineered, circuit boards have been coated and treated for moisture protection and all SplashDrones now have to pass at least two computerized pressure tests during the production process to ensure the airframe is 100% waterproof.
Improved Waterproof Membrane
The waterproof breather membrane on the top of the drone now has a protective bumper design. This will help you to prevent scratches and other accidental damage. This improved membrane extends the life of the membrane and also improves the waterproof resilience.
New Hatch Locking Screws And Seals
Newer hatch screws are now available to make it easier for you to secure by hand, and to ensure a good seal.
New Heat Management System for ESCs
Heat generated by the 40A ESC is now transferred to the outside of the drone body to reduce heat inside the airframe and further improve component reliability.
New Autonomous Flight APP
The FLY App for Android and iOS has been upgraded to make flying easier. The user interface is now more clear and more user-friendly.
New All-in-One Carry Case
The Carry case for the SplashDrone 3+ now incorporates more pockets and modular components to fit more batteries, propellers, and accessories neatly
into the case for transport.
Tough & Waterproof
The SplashDrone 3+ fuselage is made of durable 3mm reinforced ABS to ensure a perfect waterproof seal. Each drone is pressure tested in the factory for 100% waterproofness. All parts, both inside and out, are corrosion resistant and designed for use in marine environments.
The SwellPro SplashDrone 3+ drone is having a unique ventilation technology. And by that the drone is floating, it’s a corrosion-free and can be used in rain and even snow.
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, allowing a higher sensitivity and accuracy than ever. It means you can fly SplashDrone 3+ safely and smoothly with more confidence in the water, in rain and snow.
The S3 Flight controller is continually checking 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.
Redesigned carbon-fiber 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.
The powerful new 675KV motors provide a strong and reliable performance, speed, and lifting capacity. A unique coating system ensures maximum resistance to salt water corrosion and power delivery for take-off from water even in heavy rain.
Power and maneuverability to fly in winds up to Beaufort Force 4 (18 mph / 28 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. With the one remote controller, the flight, payload release and camera controls are at your fingertips.
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.
Go from joystick to knob control of drone rotation, direction or orbit – great for smooth videos and accurate flight.
Add the Ground Station option and your mobile phone or GPS-enabled tablet can take control of the SplashDrone 3+ with your fingertips! The Swellpro FLY APP enables several smart flight modes, which drastically reduces manual input from the pilot, making flying the SplashDrone 3+ even easier.
The SplashDrone 3+ will continuously follow and turn towards you as you move. From now on, you can record awesome selfies as well.
Tap to select waypoints on a map and the SplashDrone 3+ will execute the mission on command.
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.
SplashDrone 3+ includes multiple layers of protection to keep your aircraft safe and help ensure your drone comes home safely.
Return To 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 a flight, if the battery voltage reaches 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 it is on the water, The SplashDrone 3+ can now flip itself right-side-up on command – ready to take off again.
Explore Major Applications of SplashDrone 3+
Package content of SwellPro SplashDrone 3+ standard platform
The SplashDrone 3+ Platform standard package content is:
- SplashDrone 3+ main body
- Remote Controller
- Two pairs of Carbon Fiber Propeller
- One Charger
- A Drone Battery
- Remote Battery
- One Lanyard
- An Accessory Package
- Carry Bag
- One set of landing gear
Kindly note: The SplashDrone 3+ standard package does not include the camera, does not include the ground station unit, and also does not include the payload release device (which can be used fishing and rescuing).
SwellPro SplashDrone 3+ Specifications
|Waterproof Level:||Surface Buoyant (short periods up to 600mm deep)|
|Drone Weight:||1447g (without battery)|
|Max Ascend Speed:||4m/s|
|Max Descend Speed:||3m/s|
|Max Flight Speed:||16m/s|
|Max Flight Altitude:||200m (GPS) / 1.3km (ATTI)|
|Max Flying Wind Speeds:||Typical Maximum = 8m/s (11-16knots) (F4).|
Typical Gusts = 12m/s (22-27Knots) (F6) Peak.
|Max Flight Time (per charge):||20 ~ 25 minutes|
|Max Flight Range:||1.6km|
|Max Flight Weight:||3KG|
|Max Payload Capacity:||1KG|
|Positioning Satellite:||Dual Satellites – GPS/GLONSS|
|Flight Controller:||Swellpro S3|
|Propellers:||#1242 carbon fiber quick-fit propellers|
|Working Temperature:||-10℃ ~ 40℃|
|Battery Types:||4S 14.8V 5200mAh lipo battery|
|4S 15.2V 8000mAh lipo battery|
|Battery Weights:||474g (5200mAh) / 561g (8000mAh)|
|Charging Time:||90 minutes|
|Frequency:||2405 ~ 2475HMZ|
|Range:||1.6km (unobstructed, free of interference)|
|No. of Channels:||10|
|Battery:||2S 7.4V 1800mAh lipo battery|
|Frequency:||5645 ~ 5965HMZ|
|No. of Channels:||40CH|
|Screen Brightness：||500 cd/m2|