(スウェルプロ) Swellpro 防水 スプラッシュドローン3 オート 4K Hdライブビデオカメラ GPS機能搭載
5. 完全に再設計された直観的なリモートコントローラでライブビデオフィードとOSDを内蔵の5インチ LCDモニターで表示します。
It is a large drone, it can handle well the wind, tested with 20mph wind without a problem.
You can also “land” in the pool. You need to make sure that everything is sealed and no plug is missing.
Also make sure that the access panel is properly closed, not to loose, or not too tight. Same for the camera micro-SD card. Both will lead to water intrusion.
Comes in a nice case
Having a water proof drone means trade-offs:
As all the other drones, this one does not come with any sensors, you need to be very careful when flying and when you land, no prop-guards, no obstacle avoidance.
The access panel is very small, it is very difficult to change the battery or insert the charging cable.
If you charge at the same time both batteries, the charger fries.
Customer service is horrible, at first it was handled by someone in a bar, then directly with china.
Better go to to bed late or wake up early to get support.
Calibration is cumbersome, removing the props hurts your hands after doing it a few times.
Flight plan is a joke. Camera adjustment requires to a lot of patience since it uses a different software.
The built in screen is barely visible in direct sunlight, better use it on cloudy days.
There are no audible alarms like every other drone. Shoot the videos flying backwards, if not you will get the props or the prop shadows in the view.
I had bought the drone to shoot videos of racing sailboats, spent 6 months trying to make it happen. I had to update 3 times the camera firmware to get the right picture. When done,
Every-time there was a race, something didn't work, finally it dropped out of the sky with 14.6 v of battery. Recovered the drone after a few minutes, there was a small water intrusion. Sent it for repair, they told me it was a total loss.
If you want to shoot a video or take nice pictures, look for something else. If you really want to use a drone to “land” in the water, be careful to do it very smoothly no more than a couple feet drop. Then you need to rinse it with fresh water right away. At the end, I spent $2000 and they asked me to spend another $1600 to fix it. I am buying another drone that can fly above the water reliably and that I can hand catch.
But after my third flight--and the drone is not even two months old yet--the camera gimbal began to malfunction, it would not longer level with the horizon, and soon it would no longer respond the the controller. I contacted Urban Drones, who handle customer service for the Splash Drone, and they told me to make a video illustrating the problem, and that they would be happy to replace the camera. I sent them a short video, and they replied that I would have to mail them the camera so that they could be sure it was a factory defect. So I did. Then they call me and say that unfortunately the camera got water in it because I did not close the gasket to the SD card. I said that I had been pretty careful about that. They said that there was also salt deposits on the screws holding the gimbal together, that I did not wash the camera off with fresh water. I in fact did rinse the camera off with fresh water after each use, and dried it with paper towels before putting it back in the case. They said that unfortunately I must not have done this properly, as described in the manual, and they therefore could not replace the camera.
Well I am presently in the Virgin Islands and want to get some drone footage, so I purchased a new camera ($630) and it is on its way to me. Needless to say I am very disappointed with the customer service, and I hope after spending now about $2.3K I will have a camera drone that lasts longer than a few months.