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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury and may void your warranty.Waterproof 3-Axis Gimbal Camera (GC-3) Manual EN V1.1
SplashDrone 3 + Comes With A Waterproof GC3 3 Axis Camera
All-Weather, All-Purpose Waterproof Drone
The SplashDrone 3 + is the most advanced SplashDrone waterproof drone ever released.
It combines years of experience and customer feedback with an all-new flight computer, sensors and propulsion system to produce a reliable, stable and versatile waterproof drone with GC3 3 AXIS, HD camera on board + Ground Station.
Swap the waterproof gimballed camera for optional modules including Search & Rescue, bait and payload release as well as thermal imaging.
Fly smoothly and then land your SplashDrone with confidence on water, in rain and snow or just back to earth.
Strong Waterproof Airframe and Motors
The SplashDrone 3 + fuselage is made of durable 3mm reinforced ABS to ensure a perfect waterproof seal. All external parts are corrosion resistant and designed for use in salt and fresh water environments.
– Reinforced 3mm ABS Fuselage
– Floating design
– Corrosion-free materials throughout
– All weather use tested to MIL-STD 810 (rain and snow)
– Power and manoeuvrability to fly in winds and rain up to Beaufort Force 4 (18mph/28 kmh).
New access hatch with pressure equalization allows altimeter accuracy without permitting the ingress of water.
The powerful new 620KV 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.
Redesigned 1242 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.
Waterproof 4K Gimbal Camera
Swellpro’s unparalleled fully waterproof 4K gimbal camera captures smooth videos and sharp photos both while flying as well as underwater.
High power brush-less gimbal motors ensures shake-free footage always, even during high speed water landings. A special hydrophobic coating ensures a clear, dry lens as soon as you take SplashDrone 3 back to the air or when flying in rain.
Splashdrone 3 + With GC3 HD Camera
All in One Remote Controller
Because greater power and versatility requires greater control, 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-quality 5″ FPV screen clearly displays live video and overlayed (OSD) flight data without the need for any additional equipment. With the one remote controller, flight, payload release and camera positioning controls are at your fingertips.
New S3 Flight Controller
A completely new Flight Control computer, coupled with new sensors and a more powerful propulsion system, mean you can fly safely and smoothly and then land your SplashDrone 3 with confidence on water, in rain and snow or just back to earth.
The SplashDrone’s new flight software constantly check for errors and offers redundancy to improve flight safety and stability. The dual-mode GPS locks onto up to 24 satellites from the GPS and GLONASS systems for improved accuracy and speed of positioning.
Advance Payload Release Options
GC3 HD 3 Axis Camera (Other Camera Options)
More than a camera drone, the SplashDrone 3 + with the GC3 HD camera offers a versatile Drone that the can fly float and take off from the water, with exceptional video and image quality
Q: What are the differences between the SplashDrone 3 and the SplashDrone 3+?
The SplashDrone 3+ is the latest addition to the SwellPro family of waterproof drones. Here is a list of just some of the improvements and enhancements that are included:
- Extended flight times
- New LiHV battery with 3 levels of battery warning
- New Smooth+ remote controls
- Power-Flip function when floating
- Enhanced waterproofing throughout
- Circuit board moisture protection coating
- Lost Drone Location Beacon option
- Tuned flight control feel
- New and improved 3-axis gimbal 4K camera
- New heat management system
- Easier hatch fastenings
- New carry case for drone & accessories
- Striking new colour scheme
Q: Are there different versions of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: The previous SplashDrone 3 was sold in two versions. Now buy the SplashDrone 3+ as a base platform and add the modules you want to be able to film, fish, rescue, etc. Every module easily and quickly attaches to the drone as required.
Q: What is the maximum flight speed of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: 72km/h (45mph) in ATTI mode, 58km/h (36mph) in GPS mode
Q: How much load can the SplashDrone 3+ carry?
A: SplashDrone 3+ has a maximum take-off weight of 3.2kg. This generally means that the drone can carry a maximum payload of 1kg.
Q: What is the maximum resolution of the 4KGC-3 camera?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ GC3 3-axis gimbal camera has a maximum video resolution is 4K 30FPS video (3840×2160). The photo resolution is 16MP.
Q: Which video capture mode does most people would use?
A: 2.5K@60fps (default setting)
Q: Is the camera different on 4KGC-3 camera than the previous camera?
A: Yes, the GC3 camera is all new, sharper detail, better color balance, improved metering and higher resolution. This is an all-new camera.
Q: Can I use the SplashDrone 3+ to see objects underwater?
A: Yes, when the SplashDrone 3+ lands on the surface of the water, the camera is positioned underwater to capture the underwater scenery.
Q: Is the SplashDrone 3+ able to return to a boat that has moved from the take-off location?
A: In Return-Home mode, the SplashDrone 3+ returns to the take-of GPS location. However, with the Ground Station, the SplashDrone 3+ can be instructed via the mobile APP to return to the current location.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used underwater?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ floats safely on water, but is not designed to submerge further. It is designed to fly in wet weather and take-off and land on water. Think of it as a flying boat, not a submarine.
Q: What is the flight time for SplashDrone 3+?
A: The average maximum flight time with the LiHV battery is over 22 minutes. Flight time can be affected by the characteristics of the flight, payload and wind conditions.
Q: What is the maximum wind speed that the SplashDrone 3+ can fly in?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ is able to fly and hover in wind speeds of up to 27 km/h (17 mph) or Beaufort force 4 with wind gusts up to 43km/h (27mph) or Beaufort force 6.
Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ have an optical positioning system?
A: As optical positioning systems do not work over water, the SplashDrone 3+ uses multiple other sensors to provide hovering and flight positioning.
Q: Is the remote controller waterproof?
A: Although the SplashDrone 3+ and its payload modules are all waterproof, the remote controller is not currently waterproof. We are working on a waterproof version for a future release.
Q: How does the Location Beacon work?
A: With the SplashDrone 3+ and the optional GroundStation, if you inadvertently lose or crash your drone out of sight, even with very low batteries, the Location Beacon will instantly provide the drone’s location, pinpointed on your mobile device with voltage and altitude data to assist recovery. This feature uses a separate low-frequency (433/915Mhz) signal which propagates well through obstacles. Range ~1km.
Q: Will more payload modules be released for the SplashDrone 3+?
A: At SwellPro, They are dedicated to the evolution of the waterproof drone. Our R&D department is constantly testing and developing new ideas and products. We will continue to release new imaging and payload release modules for the SplashDrone platform and welcome your ideas for new designs.
Q: What is the effective range of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: In unobstructed conditions, the SplashDrone 3+ can reach an effective range of 2.5km and can be limited by software settings on the Flight Controller.
Q: What are the different flight modes available on the remote controller?
A: Four different flight modes are available:
1.GPS mode – the drone manages its hover stability using GPS and other sensors.
2.Smart Cruise mode – Yaw and pitch are combined onto the right-hand joystick for ease of use or photography.
3.Atti mode – speed and distance restrictions as well as GPS positioning are disabled, but Altitude stability is enabled.
4.Smooth+ – switch from joysticks to variable controls for a super smooth flight experience.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in salt water environments?
A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ is built for marine environments with corrosion resistant materials and seals. Like any ruggedized electronics, always rinse the drone thoroughly after use in harsh environments.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ takeoff and land on water?
A: Yes. The power system and carbon-fibre propellers have more than enough power to lift-off from the water surface.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in rain or snow?
Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ come with a carry case?
A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ comes complete with a custom-made carry case that cushions and protects your investment and accessories.
Q: What is the charging time of the SplashDrone 3+ battery?
A: Approximately one and half hour.
Q: Can the HD gimbal camera and payload release module be used on the SplashDrone 3+ at the same time?
A: No, they work separately. However the PL2 and PL3 release modules have cameras onboard for finding the best fishing areas.
SplashDrone 3+ with GC3 Waterproof Camera
All-Purpose Waterproof Flying Platform
|Aircraft SplashDrone 3 Plus Base Platform Specifications|
|Waterproof Level:||Surface Buoyant (short periods up to 600mm deep)|
|Drone Weight:||1447g (without battery)|
|Max Ascend Speed:||4m/s|
|Max Descend Speed:||3m/s|
|Max Flight Speed:||16m/s|
|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|
|Max Flight Time (per charge):||20 ~ 25 minutes|
|Max Flight Range:||1.6km|
|Max Flight Weight:||3KG|
|Max Payload Capacity:||1KG|
|Positioning Satellite:||Dual Satellites – GPS/GLONSS|
|Flight Controller:||Swellpro S3|
|Propellers:||#1242 carbon fiber quick-fit propellers|
|Working Temperature:||-10℃ ~ 40℃|
|Battery Types:||4S 14.8V 8000mAh lipo battery|
|4S 15.2V 8000mAh lipo battery|
|Battery Weights:||474g (8000mAh) / 561g (8000mAh)|
|Charging Time:||90 minutes|
|Frequency:||2405 ~ 2475HMZ|
|Range:||1.6km (unobstructed, free of interference)|
|No. of Channels:||10|
|Battery:||2S 7.4V 1800mAh lipo battery|
|Frequency:||5645 ~ 5965HMZ|
|No. of Channels:||40CH|
|Screen Brightness：||500 cd/m2|