Normally, drones are not exactly water-resistant. A few splashes of rain is usually not such a problem, but a dip in salty seawater is best avoided. How different things are with the new waterproof SplashDrone 4 from Swellpro: this drone continues to function well even submerged in seawater. This makes the drone extra interesting for sea fishermen.
New waterproof SplashDrone 4 from SwellPro is fishermen’s dream
Swellpro is not exactly a newcomer. We first wrote about the SplashDrone on DroneWatch in 2015. Money was raised via Kickstarter for the development of a water-resistant quadcopter. With success, because the drone was born, and SwellPro managed to attract an enthusiastic group of users. In 2021 we have arrived at the fourth generation of the drone, the SplashDrone 4.
Water-resistance is still SplashDrone’s big selling point. According to SwellPro, the new drone has an IP67 rating and is therefore even resistant to seawater. To this end, the drone’s body is made from robust ABS plastic, all critical parts are factory sealed and the motors and circuit boards are provided with a water-repellent coating. Even the remote controller can be thrown into the water without any problems.
Waterproof SplashDrone 4
With the new SplashDrone 4, SwellPro is mainly targeting people who like sea fishing. For example, the drone can be equipped with an optional mechanism that can drop up to two kilos of bait. That means you can fly a heavy fishing hook with bait from shore well out to sea, much further than you could do with a fishing rod.
The additional specs of the drone are also up-to-date. The device offers a maximum flight time of 30 minutes and the – also water-resistant – camera can film in 4K resolution and is three-axis stabilized. This means that the drone is also interesting for water sports enthusiasts who want to record their antics without the risk of losing their drone if they accidentally end up swimming.
Price and availability
The waterproof Splashdrone 4 has a price tag of $2,498 without further extras and has recently been available to order via the manufacturer’s website.
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