SWELLPRO SPLASHDRONE 3+

R18 174.00
(R20 900.10 incl VAT)
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Simply amazing and fun to use. It's bold, beautiful & brilliant.

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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+

  • Striking new colour scheme
  • Extended flight times
  • New LiHV battery with 3 levels of battery warning
  • New Smooth+ remote controls
  • Power-Flip function when floating
  • Lost Drone Location Beacon option
  • Circuit board moisture protection coating
  • Tuned flight control feel
  • New and improved 3-axis gimbal 4K camera
  • New heat management system
  • Easier hatch fastenings
  • Enhanced waterproofing throughout
  • New carry case for drone & accessories

 

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.

  • Floating design
  • Corrosion-free throughout
  • All weather use (rain and 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, 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.

 

Explore Major Applications of SplashDrone 3+

 

Aerial Photography and Drone Glossary by David Adler

 

Initially only existing in the domain of serious hobbyists and professionals, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or UAVs for short, also colloquially referred to as “drones”), have made a big splash in the consumer-electronics world. With a consumer base ranging from content creators to thrill-seeking individuals, UAVs now come in a strikingly wide variety of shapes, sizes, prices, and applications. While the size of the selection can almost assure that any new customer will find a UAV that will fit their needs, there is a lot that needs to be known before anyone starts sending motorized aircraft up in the air on a whim. Below is a glossary of commonly used terms that will help get you on your way to understanding most basic UAV literature on our website and from other helpful resources.

Glossary

BNF (Bind-N-Fly)  Aircraft dubbed "BNF" do not include a transmitter. They feature a propriety receiver designed to work with select Spektrum transmitters (see the aircraft's receiver specifications for compatibility information).

BVR (Beyond Visual Range)  According to guidelines set by the AMA and FAA, flying a UAV without being able to maintain direct line of sight from the pilot to the UAV is forbidden. Even with aid from FPV systems, the pilot must be able to know where the UAV is at all times to steer the craft and avoid possible obstacles.

Flight Control System  Also known as a Flight Controller, it is basically a computer built into the body of any multi-rotor UAV that allows it to be guided. The Flight Control System makes constant adjustments to the speed of the motors, even when hovering, to allow for precise control of the UAV’s movement. Since multi-rotor UAVs don’t have ailerons, rudders, or elevators like fixed-wing aircraft, small shifts in each computer-controlled propeller compensate to provide control of each of those surfaces.

FPV (First Person View)  Some UAVs have wireless video transmitters built in to transmit video to FPV goggles for an immersive experience that can make you feel like you’re flying inside the aircraft. Hobbyist-oriented UAVs can be modified for this capability with special kits that contain the extra transmitter assembly and a camera.

Gimbal Stabilizer  A computer-controlled, motorized camera mount that can move the camera independently of the UAV. It can compensate for finer camera shake induced by wind or other UAV movement, giving your footage a smooth, professional look. In many drones geared toward filmmakers, the gimbal can be controlled by a second operator for performing more advanced camera movements while the pilot concentrates on directing the UAV.

GPS  (Global Positioning System)  The flight-control systems in many UAVs require GPS location to execute automatic pilot and compensation for air currents while hovering, so the craft can remain in the same place. Most UAVs require a calibration right before liftoff to confirm GPS connection.

LiPo (Lithium-Polymer)  A type of Lithium-Ion high-power-density battery construction, which allows for extremely thin battery cells. This property of LiPo cells provides manufacturers with the ability to build batteries of any shape or size.

Motors  Most UAVs drive their propellers with brushless motors. Each propeller has its own motor, which is independently controlled by the flight computer.

Optical Flow  When flying where no GPS signals are available—indoors, for example—some UAVs have a downward-facing video camera that communicates directly with the flight-control system. This determines positioning.

Propellers  Generally made from plastic, in the case of smaller multi-rotors, many popular UAVs will have at least four propellers to generate lift and steer the craft. On multi-rotor craft, the propellers spin in opposing directions. For example, on a quadcopter (4 propellers) two propellers will spin clockwise, and the other two, counterclockwise, to balance the UAV rotationally when in flight. UAVs with six or more motors can compensate for motor failure, although it is advisable to land the UAV and fix the motor before flying again. Propellers can be replaced and upgraded to achieve higher performance.

Receiver (Rx)  This device receives transmissions from the transmitter and relays instructions to the flight controller to successfully guide the UAV. Receivers will only pair with compatible transmitters that have at least the same number of channels over which to transmit. An increasing number of consumer aircraft use Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones/tablets in lieu of a transmitter.

RTF (Ready-To-Fly) Kit  RTF kits include a transmitter that is already bound to the UAV and will control all of the available functions on that specific UAV. The controller, however, may only work with the UAV to which it is bound.

Telemetry  A two-way digital data stream between the UAV and a ground station to communicate flight data and instructions to control the UAV. This communication relates to autopilot functionality.

Transmitter (Tx)  A handheld radio remote controller that can control your UAV’s flight and other functions. Basic transmitters will control flight; while more advanced transmitters can be programmed to control other functions on the aircraft, as well as display telemetry data from the flight controller. Certain controllers can support more than one UAV, and each one can be saved in a preset on the controller to recall custom settings and binding info. Most transmitters in the USA are set for “Mode 2” operation, where the left stick controls throttle and rudder (yaw) and the right stick controls elevator (pitch) and aileron (roll). “Mode 1” transmitters switch throttle to the right stick and rudder to the left stick. Some controllers can be configured to work in either mode.

The majority of modern transmitters broadcast on the 2.4GHz frequency and can hop frequencies to avoid interference, much like Wi-Fi. Therefore, the presence of other 2.4GHz signals isn't a problem. However, a device such as a Wi-Fi-enabled GoPro mounted on the aircraft may interfere with control signal. Be sure to turn off your camera's Wi-Fi unless yours has been superficially designed to work around the presence of a close-range Wi-Fi signal. For this reason, video transmitters typically operate in the 5.8GHz range.

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)  An aircraft piloted by remote control or onboard computers. They can also be referred to with the acronym UAS (Unmanned Aerial System). UAS is often used in official contexts, such as FAA documentation.

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
  • Power: 200~600mW
  • Screen Size: 5inch
  • Screen Resolution: 800X480Pixels
  • Screen Brightness: 500 cd/m2
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