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Splash Drone a waterproof drone with live video feed, payload release mechanism, emergency flare system and camera stabilization gimbal
Urban Drones Splash Drone, a waterproof drone with live video feed, payload release mechanism, and follow me function.Ready out of the box.
Urban Drones Splash Drone, a waterproof drone with live video feed, payload release mechanism, and follow me function.Ready out of the box.
315 backers pledged $303,429 to help bring this project to life.

Splash Drone 3 is here and we're answering your questions

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Last Delivery Group - New Case - Better Battery

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Hey Backers -

I composed this update 5 days ago and never clicked submit. Thanks for reminding me guys!.

We're very happy to announce that the last delivery units are on their way and will be shipped to the last few backers that have not received their rewards. We'll start sending you notices with tracking numbers once we receive and quality check the units. The other good news is that you get the new bigger battery and a bigger travel case that allows you to store the Splash Drone without having to remove the gimbal.

V.5 Firmware for AUTO

The latest firmware update is super stable and flies like a dream. On top of that, the batteries have been updated to 5200mah batteries which will increase your flight time substantially.

New 5200mah battery for Splash Drone
New 5200mah battery for Splash Drone

Latest on Shipping Status |

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Sending last shipment! and documenting what it's like to do a Kickstarter

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We received the last units last Thursday and have been doing quality checks and shipping as fast as we can. So for the few who haven't received their rewards, expect a tracking number in the next few days. I wish we could do this faster, but given the poor quality of this manufacturer, I will not send rewards without checking them first. We already encountered several issues with this last shipment (loose GPS, dead remote batteries, loose remote LCD)

Last Rewards to be sent
Last Rewards to be sent

Thank you so much for all your patience!

We've worked really hard to make this project a reality and your patience has been absolutely incredible!. I'll repeat what Chris Anderson (3D Robotics CEO) said in his last blog post: "Drones Are Hard". I encourage all of you to read his post because it shows how we stack among other drone crowd funding projects. CLICK HERE FOR POST

Documenting a Drone Startup Daily; Coming Soon

We started a video blog where we document what happens here daily, yes daily. In this Vlog, you'll get to see our daily successes and manufacturing issues. We will have a daily post of what it's like to be part of a drone startup. You'll also get how-to videos and interviews with other drone manufacturers sharing their experience. We'll have more information on soon. Is this something that interests you? let me know.

THANK YOU! for being a backer!

Last Delivery on its way and latest software update

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Hey Backers -

We've been very busy since the last update dealing with the manufacturer and their quality issues. Like we've said before, we test every single unit before we ship it to you and if it doesn't pass our test we do not ship it. Every unit that doesn't pass the test has to be diagnosed and repaired; if it can't be repaired, we work with the manufacturer to try to get it replaced...this last part has not been smooth, but we're working on it.

The good news!!!

The last rewards get here on Thursday so we'll work through the weekend to get them tested and shipped. Those of you who have not received their reward will start getting messages with tracking numbers by Monday, November 23.

Current AUTO Firmware 4.10

These issues have been resolved

  • Not taking off from moving object - boat (fixed)
  • Automatic Descending (fixed)
  • Not holding GPS position (fixed)
  • Acting abnormal and unstable (fixed)
  • Motors not activating (fixed)

Thank you so much for all your patience and support!!!