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SplashDrone 3+ Support

SplashDrone 3+ Support

FAQ

How can I control the drone?

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Both remote controller and App are available. For App control, you must add the Bluetooth Datalink into the drone. (App: SwellPro Fly)

Can I use SplashDrone3+ to see objects underwater?

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Yes, when the SplashDrone3+ lands on the surface of the water, the camera is positioned underwater to capture the underwater scenery.

Can the SplashDrone3+ be used underwater?

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The SplashDrone3+ 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.

Is the SplashDrone3+ able to return to a boat that has moved from the take-off location?

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In Return-Home mode, the SplashDrone3+ returns to the take-of GPS location. However, with the Ground Station, the SplashDrone3+ can be instructed via the mobile APP to return to the current location.

What is the maximum wind speed that SplashDrone3+ can fly in?

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The SplashDrone3+ 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.

Does the SplashDrone3+ have an optical positioning system?

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As optical positioning systems do not work over water, the SplashDrone3+ uses multiple other sensors to provide hovering and flight positioning.

How does the Location Beacon work?

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With the SplashDrone3+ and the optional Ground Station (Bluetooth Data Link), 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.

Are there any operational tips during flying the SplashDrone3+?

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1.It’s best to execute calibrations (Accelerometer & Compass) outdoor without propellers. Please be sure to stay away from the power supply, magnetic metal objects and emission resource during calibration. DO remember to remove the propellers when calibrate Splash Drone indoor.
2.Once accidents happen out of sudden, such as the drone fall down to the ground or hang on trees, roof and collision to other obstacles, pilot should lock the motors immediately to prevent further damages.
3.If the drone is out of control or radio signal is irresponsible (Delayed signal command or magnetic-field interference) under GPS mode, please switch to the ATTI mode to bring it back manually.
4.Highlights in Video shooting: Always pay attention to the FPV screen and adjust the gimbal angel in real time to avoid capturing the landing gear and arm, 1080P/60 fps will make the video more fluent to avoid the jelly effect.

Is there any way to fly back when the drone is out of visible area?

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Yes, if the drone have good GPS signal, just flip SWB to Return-Home position. Once the drone returns back to visible sight, switch to GPS or ATTI mode to take over flight.

Why does the drone start drifting during normal flight?

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The accelerometer may suffer a sudden/heavy shake; Please execute the Accelerometer Calibration to correct it.

Why is the drone out of control suddenly during normal fight?

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Probably, the compass suffers magnetic interference suddenly. Please switch to ATTI mode to take over the flight and bring it back in your vision. Then please execute the compass calibration, and take off once again.

What’s the root cause of poor satellite under GPS mode?

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1. Please make sure there is no shelter from a buildings & metal objects, advise is to fly in open air with a clear view to the sky.
2. Please check whether there is anything sheltering on the top of GPS antenna.

Why does the drone can not enter into Accelerometer/Compass calibration mode sometimes?

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The motion of joysticks is not linear with the program in the radio controller; please try to calibrate the radio controller by referring to 4.3.2 in the manual.

Why my drone starts flight like “toilet bowl” effect?

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The compass might be interfered, please execute the compass calibration again. Or check if the local environment has strong magnetic interference, and change another area to fly the drone.

What are the main facilities available with the smart ground station?

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The smart ground station provides an easy & portable platform to control the Splash Drone by mobile phone. Many smart flight modes can be realized in the Mobile app including Follow-me, mission planning (Drop waypoints), Point-To-Fly.

Is the SplashDrone3+ available to set the moving boat as its home point to execute Return-Home function?

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The Return-Home function in Splash Drone is basing on the GPS coordinate, it only records the GPS data of the taking-off location as the home point to execute return to home.

Is the Return-Home available when the drone is out of control suddenly?

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No, it isn’t available. Because it’s the strong magnetic field interference that causes the lose control. It’s advised to switch the flight mode to ATTI to take over flight, and then manually bring the drone back to visual sight.

How can I download/update the software for the drone?

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User manual and firmware software can be download at this site: http://new.swellpro.com/waterproof-splash-drone#download

Tutorial video

SplashDrone 3+ Tutorial - Precautions
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SplashDrone 3+ Tutorial - Accelerometer Calibration
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SplashDrone 3+ Tutorial - 2 Sided Compass Calibration
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SplashDrone 3+ Tutorial - Flight Modes
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SplashDrone 3+ Tutorial - 6 Sided Compass Calibration
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Splashdrone 3+ Waterproof Drone Quick Start Tutorial
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