SwellPro has developed the most unique amphibian drone till date which is not merely a waterproof drone that submerges, floats, flies; it also comes with a waterproof remote control. It is called the Spry.
Almost 2 years of designing and prototyping work by the teams at SwellProUSA and Urban Drones has resulted in the Spry: the first ever waterproof drone that can briefly submerge like a submarine, float like a boat, and fly in the air at over 43mph. It is equipped with a self-contained 4K camera that can capture video at 30 frames per second, pictures at 12 megapixels, and can wirelessly transmit the video signal to a monitor embedded in its waterproof remote control. The waterproof remote control is also first-ever achievement in the drone industry.
“The Spry’s ability to submerge under water and fly in the air makes it the most versatile drone ever created. We’ve only seen this in science fiction movies,” said Alex Rodriguez, Urban Drones’ CEO of a drone technology company located in Florida that collaborated with SwellPro’s in this unique Spry project.
Advanced flight features like Hold Position, Auto Follow, Object Orbit and Return to Pilot’s Position can be activated from the remote control by accessing the Spry’s GPS.
In the Spry users will have the facility to use the one-of-its-kind combination of features of a fast racing quadcopter merged with those of a photography/videography drone. Merging of these two abilities into a compact and hardy design in the Spry means that its users will be able to capture high-resolution video and pictures without compromising on speed and agility.
When users turn off its GPS from the remote control, they will be able to easily pilot the Spry in a completely freestyle allowing them to fly at speeds of over 43mhp while flipping and turning tight corners just like a racing drone. The Spry’s live video feed can be viewed from the 4.3-inch monitor integrated in the waterproof remote control. This video feed can also be viewed by several video monitors and video googles simultaneously, allowing the pilot to live stream his flying experience and helps avoid crowding around the remote control.
“SwellPro has more experience designing waterproof drones than any other manufacturer in the world,” said Eric Hu, CEO of SwellPro China.