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Splash Drone 3 a fully Waterproof Drone with a built in 4k camera that can see under water and a modular Payload Release System
Splash Drone 3 a fully Waterproof Drone with a built in 4k camera that can see under water and a modular Payload Release System
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After two years of collecting feedback from the first generation of Splash Drone users, and long frustrating nights we bring you...wait for it

The Splash Drone 3 AUTO and FISHERMAN editions.

Splash Drone 3 AUTO with 4K Camera Gimbal
Splash Drone 3 AUTO with 4K Camera Gimbal
Splash Drone 3 Fisherman Edition with Payload Release System
Splash Drone 3 Fisherman Edition with Payload Release System

The Splash Drone 3 comes with everything you need in one package. It is waterproof, floats and has 4k camera that can see under water. The fisherman edition comes with a Payload Release System that can drop up to 2.5 pounds of bait further than you could ever imagine.

4K camera and 2 axis gimbal IP67 Waterproof Certified
4K camera and 2 axis gimbal IP67 Waterproof Certified
Tech mags love the Splash Drone 3
Tech mags love the Splash Drone 3
First flight with the new 4K camera and gimbal
First flight with the new 4K camera and gimbal

This new 4K camera gimbal has a built in audio and video recorder, high torque brushless motors for smooth video in the air and under water. 

The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3'' CMOS sensor and captures 4K video as well as 14 megapixel still photos. All through its 5G glass lens with, 106° field of view for distortion free vibrant high resolution images.

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Designed from the ground up for the Splash Drone 3
Designed from the ground up for the Splash Drone 3
Quick Release 4K Camera Gimbal
Quick Release 4K Camera Gimbal

 New S3 Flight Controller, better propulsion system and stronger motors

Completely Redesigned Propulsion System with Self Locking Props
Completely Redesigned Propulsion System with Self Locking Props

The redundancies in the new S3 flight controller are optimized for increased inflight safety and reliability. The improved software and firmware constantly check for system errors and offer backups to maintain flight safety and stability. The Dual mode GPS uses up 24 satellites as well as Glonass for improved accuracy. Its improved GPS shielding ensures accuracy in all environments. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned drone pilot, flying the Splash Drone 3 AUTO is easy and safe.

Quick Release Propellers to get you in the air faster
Quick Release Propellers to get you in the air faster

Payload Release Mechanism for the Fisherman has a fixed high resolution camera that allows you to see where your payload is being dropped.

Payload Release Mechanism for the Splash Drone 3 Fisherman
Payload Release Mechanism for the Splash Drone 3 Fisherman
Splash Drone 3 Fisherman with Payload Release System
Splash Drone 3 Fisherman with Payload Release System

These flight features are accessible through SwellPro's Mobile App and are available on the Splash Drone AUTO.

Follow Me Mode: Follows you at up to 35 mph while you still have camera control.

Mission Planning: Using the mobile app, pinpoint specific locations on the map (waypoints) to automatically fly a predetermined flight path.

Tap to fly: Point at a location on the map to automatically fly and hover at a specific location.

Return to Home: Flip the RTH switch on the remote, and the Splash Drone 3 AUTO will automatically return to its take off location and land.

Auto-Land: If the battery on your drone gets critically low it will not fall out of the sky, but rather land smoothly in its current position.

Low Battery Alert: Remote vibrates when battery levels are low

Splash Drone 3 Smart Flight Features
Splash Drone 3 Smart Flight Features

All in One Remote Controller and 5 inch video monitor with Drone Health On Screen Display

All in One Remote Controller with 5.8ghz Diversity Monitor
All in One Remote Controller with 5.8ghz Diversity Monitor

Because greater power and versatility requires greater control, we have completely redesigned the remote control, with an integrated high contrast 5 inch video monitor so live video is at the palms of your hands. You can see the Splash Drone's Health Data right in front of you, without additional equipment. The monitor has an internal 5.8ghz 40 channel video receiver.

Smaller Carrying Case can fit in airplane overhead for easy travel

Compact case fits in airplane overhead compartment for easy travel
Compact case fits in airplane overhead compartment for easy travel
New small and compact carrying case
New small and compact carrying case
Splash Drone 3 AUTO and Fisherman Comparison
Splash Drone 3 AUTO and Fisherman Comparison

Reward Tiers:

  • $25  Splash Drone Supporter
  • $1149 Early Bird: Splash Drone Fisherman (Full Retail after Kickstarter $1399)
  • $1249 Splash Drone Fisherman (Full Retail after Kickstarter $1399)
  • $1299 Splash Drone Fisherman plus Accessory Pack (Full Retail after Kickstarter $1655)
  • $1399 Early Bird: Splash Drone AUTO (Full Retail after Kickstarter $1699)
  • $1449 Splash Drone AUTO (Full Retail $1699)
  • $1549 Splash Drone AUTO plus Accessory Pack (Full Retail after Kickstarter $1965)

What's included on each reward

 So, who is SwellPRO?

We are a dedicated team that works on research and development of waterproof drones. Everything started with a raw idea we called the Mariner. After several iterations, we worked with our partners and engineers to redesign the entire drone from the ground up, and the first Splash Drone 3 was born. Two years later we're proud of what our original Kickstarter backers allowed us to do: To deliver a waterproof drone that is easy and safe to fly.

Production Team
Production Team

Risks and challenges

The good news is that this is not our first time creating a Kickstarter project for the Splash Drone. The first time around we learned several lessons during the manufacturing and shipping process. Our number one goal is to deliver on time and deliver the best Splash Drone yet. Having said that, we are manufacturing electronics and though we are in the final stage of the manufacturing process there, could be small delays.

We have seen several teams having delivery issues, as a result, we have taken every possible step to make sure that we don't run into trouble and deliver the Splash Drone 3 on time.

The lessons that we learned on our first Kickstarter project have put us in a much better position to avoid shipping delays and potential manufacturing problems. We're now much more experienced at predicting the different issues that can come up during delivery, but this does not mean that we can predict every single issue that could come up.

This time around we're shipping directly from the factory, this is going to expedite shipping substantially.

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