The first and only waterproof sports drone, complete with a 4K camera and waterproof remote control, has launched after acquiring double its financial requirement on Kickstarter. As well as flying, it can submerge itself into water.
By now, drones are revolutionizing how we shoot. Among their main hindrances, however, were the dangers of getting one wet and the lack of being able to shoot underwater. Today, SwellProUSA are introducing the first ever drone, titled the Spry, that on top of the usual flying capabilities, can both float in water and also submerge into it. Its 4K camera shoots at 30 frames per second, with its pictures 12 megapixels in resolution.
Equally, the remote control that accompanies the Spry is waterproof, something that’s also previously not been possible. The "Return To Pilot Position" mode impressively returns the Spry to its operator even if he or she is on a moving boat.
It can fly for 17 minutes at a time, hitting speeds of 70 kilometers/43 miles per hour.
Comparing it to science fiction movies, Alex Rodriguez, CEO of Urban Drones who are a partner in the project, commented: "The Spry’s ability to submerge under water and fly in the air makes it the most versatile drone ever created."
The Spry currently stands at around £42,000 ($54,000) of its £21,000 ($27,000) target. Check out the video below to see the Spry in action amidst a large volume of water.
Pre-orders via Kickstarter see the unit selling for $749, which the kit’s press release reveals is 25% cheaper than its expected retail price. Units will start delivering in late November 2018.