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AguaDrone, 100% Waterproof Drone with a Fish Finder & More!

AguaDrone; a 100% waterproof drone equipped with a sonar fish finder, bait drop, line casting pod, camera pod & more! Find-Fish-Film!

AguaDrone, 100% Waterproof Drone with a Fish Finder & More!

AguaDrone; a 100% waterproof drone equipped with a sonar fish finder, bait drop, line casting pod, camera pod & more! Find-Fish-Film!

pledged of $69,000pledged of $69,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 17 2016 2:28 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 6, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

    

 

 

 Take a look at this uncut footage of the AguaDrone flying a bait out from a boat in deep waters.  As soon as the bait is dropped remotely and hits the water it gets struck; FISH ON!  

 

 

       

  We designed AguaDrone by combining good old fashioned common sense with modern day technology.  Our goal was to make a drone that is easy to use, easy to maintain, and capable of doing more than any other drone on the market. And, by George we did it!

  • AguaDrone is a 100% waterproof drone that can land in and take off from fresh and saltwater
  • AguaDrone is the only drone designed specifically for fishing, water-sports, and all-environment outdoor activities
  • AguaDrone is the only drone to offer an entire family of accessories, which means the AguaDrone platform does more than any other drone on the market.  It's not just a selfie drone.  As our family of accessories grows so does the number of uses of your AguaDrone
  • AguaDrone is the only drone to offer a sonar fish finder on a drone
  • AguaDrone's internal components are plug & play, which means easy component replacement, less downtime, and almost no tools needed
  • AguaDrone's quick change pod accessory system allows you to easily and quickly change from one accessory to the next without the need for tools

   

 

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 Whether you're into fishing, a drone enthusiast, or a tech junkie like us, it seems that everyone loves the AguaDrone! We were recently featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor and a topic of conversation across a variety of fishing, drone, outdoors, and tech publications.

 

 

We know you're “hooked!"  Below are some awesome rewards for our family of AguaDrone backers. Be sure to check out our perks, and other important details below. A very sincere thank you to all of our backers. Your support means the world to us!

 

   

 

 

 

 

Check out How Far We've come! 

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with us.  Below are some great photos and videos of earlier prototypes. (Don't laugh at our old school UFO dome top; it was cute)

Daniel hard at work on one of the earlier prototypes. Notice the old school dome top and the excitement on Daniel's face. Do you see the old logo on the wall?  Yep, we've upgraded that bad-boy too!
Daniel hard at work on one of the earlier prototypes. Notice the old school dome top and the excitement on Daniel's face. Do you see the old logo on the wall? Yep, we've upgraded that bad-boy too!

 

Top left: Chris with an older prototype. Top Right: Prototype alley! Bottom left: another one ready for testing! Bottom right: We said don't laugh at our old school dome top!
Top left: Chris with an older prototype. Top Right: Prototype alley! Bottom left: another one ready for testing! Bottom right: We said don't laugh at our old school dome top!

 

Dan field testing an older prototype.
Dan field testing an older prototype.

 

Dan doing more field tests. Different park, different prototype, same Dan :)
Dan doing more field tests. Different park, different prototype, same Dan :)

 

In this archive video Daniel is testing out an earlier prototype of AguaDrone with the Fish Pod, flying his bait and line out over the San Diego Bay. Our new Fish Pod has an integrated FPV camera so you can see where you're dropping your payload.

 In this archive video Daniel is testing out the Find Pod on an older prototype of the AguaDrone.  Notice the older remote.  We've also upgraded to a newer, more streamlined, user friendly remote you're going to love!

 Below is an awesome video of Greg and the crew showing an older prototype of the AguaDrone in action.  Greg does all our open sea testing.  In this video you'll see the AguaDrone carrying bait and line out next to some rock formations protruding from the water.  Greg and his crew remotely drop the bait from the AguaDrone and hook on to a large fish, successfully reeling it in, as they remained at a safe distance from the rocks while not scaring away the fish with their boat.   

 

Here's a photo of Greg with an older prototype. Greg does all the open sea tests, flying line and bait out for big game fish.  We believe the AguaDrone will replace the older methods of kite and balloons currently used to carry bait out in open waters.
Here's a photo of Greg with an older prototype. Greg does all the open sea tests, flying line and bait out for big game fish. We believe the AguaDrone will replace the older methods of kite and balloons currently used to carry bait out in open waters.

 

Fitment tests on the new prototype. Almost there!
Fitment tests on the new prototype. Almost there!

 

Dan and Jeff working on the newer AguaDrone prototypes. Cheer up, Dan, we're almost there!
Dan and Jeff working on the newer AguaDrone prototypes. Cheer up, Dan, we're almost there!

Team AguaDrone goes to Hollywood!

What an honor to be featured on this season of CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. An amazing experience that has brought us one step closer to getting AguaDrone in the hands of all of you!
Team AguaDrone with an older prototype out at sea on Greg's vessel, the Aztec, with the crew from Make Me A Millionaire Inventor
Team AguaDrone with an older prototype out at sea on Greg's vessel, the Aztec, with the crew from Make Me A Millionaire Inventor

 
So now that the prototyping has been done and the final CAD drawings completed, we had our tooling made. T To see more detailed CAD drawings and 3-D renderings go to the Gallery in our campaign.

 

 After all the hard work (you know, fishing and flying drones) we finally settled on a drone design built for the masses. Drum roll, please..... Introducing the all new AguaDrone! 

 So Where Are We in the Process?

 We’ve come a long way since our fist prototype, and we’re just about ready to start production! We have a number of working prototypes buzzing about, and are fine tuning the layout of the drone and packaging for our kits.

We are partnered with a well established manufacturing company in California, capable of handing the production load and intricacies of assembling and shipping AguaDrone. We continue to build great working relationships with our entire supply chain and those in the fishing, watersports, and drone industries as well. It’s been a fun project for everyone!


Why We Need Your Help

It takes quite a bit of capital to bring an idea to market; especially when it comes to buying large quantities of components in order to reduce cost. With your help, we can finish our preparation for assembly, purchase the required components in larger volume, and assemble the Aguadrone at a price that’s fair for everyone.

What Does Our Timeline Look Like You Ask?

It’s been quite a journey to get where we are today and we’re super excited to have AguaDrone in the hands of all of you! We are nearing the assembly phase for Aguadrone and anticipate production to begin in January.

Take a look below at our timeline, from start to ship. Be sure to stay tuned in after the campaign as we provide you progress reports.

  

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read about what we've worked so hard on over past few years.  We're a veteran owned, father-son team, and the epitome of the "small guy" trying to make our dreams become a reality, and you can help make it happen!  Share this campaign with friends you know who love to fish, fly drones, or those who love cool new gear like the AguaDrone by clicking one of the links below.  

Best Fishes,

Team AguaDrone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We work hard to communicate every small detail about AguaDrone with our community of backers. If there are any changes in assembly or our timeline you will be informed as it happens. Stay tuned to after the campaign. We will be providing timely updates and photos to detail our progress.

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    Make A "Dronation"

    Think AguaDrone is an awesome idea? Are you screaming "TAKE MY MONEY" at your computer screen? Help us out by pledging a "dronation." We think we're onto something here, and we know you think the same thing! A waterproof drone with quick change accessories and plug-n-play internal components. It's the volksdrone of drones; The peoples drone! Help us make this bad-boy a reality, dronate today and we'll shout your name from the rooftops of our social media platforms, forever immortalizing you as the hero of this campaign. No dronation too large. No dronation too small. Dronate today!

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    AguaDrone Fish Tee Shirt

    Pledge a dronation of $25 or more to the cause and get this awesome AguaDrone Grunt Style Fish Tee shirt we designed just for you! Suit up in style and protect your supple skin from the elements while you fly your awesome new AguaDrone like a boss!

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    Waterproof Snug-fit Case

    Protect your gear with our durable, snug fit foam insert, waterproof case; designed specifically for the AguaDrone, pods and accessories.

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    Early Bird - Ready to Fly Kit

    The AguaDrone RTF Kit includes:
    - Ready-to-fly drone
    - Remote
    - Battery
    - Charger
    (no pods included in this kit)
    Be the talk of the seas and king of the skies with this all-weather, all-environment land, air, and sea beast! Help us "take off" and get the early bird special at the same time!

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    RTF Kit with 1 Pod of your choice $828

    Get the RTF Kit and chose any one of our three pods; Find Pod, Fish Pod, or Film Pod for $828

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    Kickstarter Deal- Fisherman's Kit

    The AguaDrone Fisherman's Kit includes:
    - Ready-to-fly drone
    - Remote
    - Find Pod (fish finder sonar)
    - Fish Pod (payload release)
    - FPV system (camera, transmitter, 4.3" monitor)
    - Battery
    - Charger

    Catch fish, and reel in this deal all at once!

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    Early Bird - Ultimate Kit

    The AguaDrone Ultimate Kit includes:
    - Ready-to-fly drone
    - Remote
    - Find Pod (fish finder sonar)
    - Fish Pod (payload release)
    - FPV system (camera, transmitter, 4.3" monitor)
    - Film Pod (360 HD camera)
    - Battery
    - Charger

    Catch fish, capture awesome footage, and reel in this deal all at once!

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    Kickstarter Deal - Ultimate Kit

    The AguaDrone Ultimate Kit includes:
    - Ready-to-fly drone
    - Remote
    - Find Pod (fish finder sonar)
    - Fish Pod (payload release)
    - FPV system (camera, transmitter, 4.3" monitor)
    - Film Pod (360 HD camera)
    - Battery
    - Charger

    Catch fish, capture awesome footage, and reel in this deal all at once!

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