Swellpro Fisherman FD1 Waterproof Fishing Drone
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Swellpro Fisherman FD1 Waterproof Fishing Drone

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$999.00

The SwellPro Fisherman has been designed for the fishing enthusiast. Why risk taking a normal drone to the beach or out on the water? You need a tough, waterproof drone made for the job. External and internal waterproofing protection gives you the confidence to take your drone with you.

 

Other drones just aren’t built to operate on or over water. Sea spray and moisture corrodes their circuits and affects their reliability but the SwellPro Fisherman is built tough.

 

Add unprecedented casting ability to your tackle box with the SwellPro Fisherman - engineered to deliver your long line over 1km away and drop your baits or lures exactly where you need them. Unlike some DIY fishing rigs or third-party bait droppers, the waterproof release modules on the Fisherman precisely deploy your line – every time.

 

Starting with the proven waterproof body of the SplashDrone, SwellPro has incorporated all-new ruggedized internals to deliver a simple, robust drone specifically designed to be reliable and simple to fly.

 

With its superior 2kg bait capacity, the SwellPro Fisherman gives you the flexibility to carry more than 10 baited hooks or lures on each cast or drop heavy live baits for sharks or tuna.

SIMPLE, PRACTICAL, DURABLE.  

 

The body of the drone is made of high-visibility, high-strength, waterproof engineering plastics and all the components represent SwellPro’s years of experience in making waterproof drones.

Corrosion-resistant materials ensure that the drone can work in bad weather and ocean environments without issue.

 

 

All-new Flight Controller

The Fisherman boasts a new all-in-one flight control system, which provides better control sensitivity and stability even when carrying heavy bait loads. With dual mode GPS, the flight controller can lock up to 24 satellites to provide pinpoint accuracy and positioning reliability.

 

Powerful propulsion system

Equipped with carbon-fibre propellers and strong waterproof motors powered by new 32-bit speed controllers, the SwellPro Fisherman responds quickly and can bring the drone to a stop faster.

The propellers feature quick-lock hubs for fast and simple assembly and disassembly.

 

Simplified Remote Controller

Readily Available Batteries

Instead of inbuilt-batteries, the Fisherman controller keeps things simple with four standard AA pencil batteries that are available everywhere.  You can easily keep a few in your pocket for spares.

 

Simplified Controls

Everything you need to control the drone is at your fingertips.  Simple switches control the flight mode, return home and bait release and audible alarms alert you if something needs your attention.

 

Flight Info Display Built-in

The integrated high-brightness 3-inch digital display provides critical flight information and the drone’s GPS position so you don’t need a phone or tablet to fly your baits.

 

1600m Control Distance

With a maximum control distance of 1600m, you will probably run out of line before your run out of range with your SwellPro Fisherman. The integrated display provides real-time distance from takeoff so you can judge your cast better.

 

 

Essential Flight Modes

The SwellPro Fisherman provides you with the three essential flying modes you need for simple, safe, effective flying.

 

GPS mode

This mode uses GPS satellite positioning to achieve accurate and stabilized hovering, braking and automatic return home. Let go of the joysticks and the SwellPro Fisherman will just hover in position.

 

Headless mode

Sometimes, when a drone is in the distance, it can be difficult to determine which way the drone is facing.  This can make flying the drone more difficult for novice pilots.  In Headless flight mode, it doesn’t matter which direction the drone is facing. Pull back on the control joystick and the drone will fly towards you, push forward and the drone will fly away from you…. Simple.

 

ATTI mode  

In case of poor GPS coverage or control issues, ATTI mode allows you to directly control and bypass the GPS lock system. The aircraft will automatically maintain its altitude but otherwise the pilot is in complete control of braking, positioning and speed. In this mode, the drone will drift with the wind, which can be useful when trolling baits.

 

 

Long-life Lithium Battery

A large 6700mAh/4S high-voltage lithium battery provides long service life, high performance and no memory effect. Without baits, the SwellPro Fisherman will provide up to 33 minutes of flight time. The weight of baits flown affect actual flight time. A waterproof power switch allows the drone to be easily switched off between bait drops.

 

New GPS And Altimeter Design

The Fisherman sports a new GPS and altimeter pod on its lid. This all-new design provides greater isolation from interference for the GPS antenna and protects the altimeter.

 

Simple Flight Safety

Intelligent Return Home

If you have dropped your baits and want to start reeling in, simply flick the Return-home switch on the remote and the SwellPro Fisherman will fly itself back to its take-off point and gently land automatically.

 

Out-of-Range Return Home

If the drone loses contact with the remote control for any reason, the aircraft will

execute an automatic return to its take-off point and land automatically.

 

Low power alarm

When the drone battery voltage drops to a low level the remote control will sound an alarm and display a warning message. The pilot should seek a safe place to land.  If the battery level drops further, the drone will automatically land to prevent a crash.

 

Choice of Payload Release System

The SwellPro Fisherman comes as standard with a TrollSafe adjustable tension release device.

TrollSafe protects your drone in case of a reel jam or if your payload or line gets hit by a bird or a wave. With TrollSafe, you can also safely use your Fisherman drone for trolling baits or lures in target locations – confident that the line will release if you get a strike. 

 

The TrollSafe release can be dynamically adjusted to release the payload at 500g to 8000g of tension – protecting your drone whatever the load.

The SwellPro Fisherman also offers two optional payload release accessories, available when you order your Fisherman or as a later add-on.

 

PL1-F Electric Bait release

The optional PL1-F is a radio-controlled remote release. Add the PL1-F for the convenience of push-button remote release at your chosen location.

 

 

PL2-F Electric Bait release

Add a PL2-F camera and release option to your Fisherman drone for the convenience of a color HD real-time view from the drone and bait release. The PL2-F combines the benefits and features of TrollSafe, PL1-F and camera for the ultimate fishing configuration. The Pl2-F transmits the drone picture using 5.8GHz.

 

GL1 FPV Goggles

SwellPro offers new dual-purpose FPV goggles which can be used as a display screen or on-face goggles to ensure a clear view for the pilot even in bright sunlight.

 

The SwellPro Fisherman has been designed for the fishing enthusiast. Why risk taking a normal drone to the beach or out on the water? You need a tough, waterproof drone made for the job. External and internal waterproofing protection gives you the confidence to take your drone with you.

 

Other drones just aren’t built to operate on or over water. Sea spray and moisture corrodes their circuits and affects their reliability but the SwellPro Fisherman is built tough.

 

Add unprecedented casting ability to your tackle box with the SwellPro Fisherman - engineered to deliver your long line over 1km away and drop your baits or lures exactly where you need them. Unlike some DIY fishing rigs or third-party bait droppers, the waterproof release modules on the Fisherman precisely deploy your line – every time.

 

Starting with the proven waterproof body of the SplashDrone, SwellPro has incorporated all-new ruggedized internals to deliver a simple, robust drone specifically designed to be reliable and simple to fly.

 

With its superior 2kg bait capacity, the SwellPro Fisherman gives you the flexibility to carry more than 10 baited hooks or lures on each cast or drop heavy live baits for sharks or tuna.

SIMPLE, PRACTICAL, DURABLE.  

 

The body of the drone is made of high-visibility, high-strength, waterproof engineering plastics and all the components represent SwellPro’s years of experience in making waterproof drones.

Corrosion-resistant materials ensure that the drone can work in bad weather and ocean environments without issue.

 

 

All-new Flight Controller

The Fisherman boasts a new all-in-one flight control system, which provides better control sensitivity and stability even when carrying heavy bait loads. With dual mode GPS, the flight controller can lock up to 24 satellites to provide pinpoint accuracy and positioning reliability.

 

Powerful propulsion system

Equipped with carbon-fibre propellers and strong waterproof motors powered by new 32-bit speed controllers, the SwellPro Fisherman responds quickly and can bring the drone to a stop faster.

The propellers feature quick-lock hubs for fast and simple assembly and disassembly.

 

Simplified Remote Controller

Readily Available Batteries

Instead of inbuilt-batteries, the Fisherman controller keeps things simple with four standard AA pencil batteries that are available everywhere.  You can easily keep a few in your pocket for spares.

 

Simplified Controls

Everything you need to control the drone is at your fingertips.  Simple switches control the flight mode, return home and bait release and audible alarms alert you if something needs your attention.

 

Flight Info Display Built-in

The integrated high-brightness 3-inch digital display provides critical flight information and the drone’s GPS position so you don’t need a phone or tablet to fly your baits.

 

1600m Control Distance

With a maximum control distance of 1600m, you will probably run out of line before your run out of range with your SwellPro Fisherman. The integrated display provides real-time distance from takeoff so you can judge your cast better.

 

 

Essential Flight Modes

The SwellPro Fisherman provides you with the three essential flying modes you need for simple, safe, effective flying.

 

GPS mode

This mode uses GPS satellite positioning to achieve accurate and stabilized hovering, braking and automatic return home. Let go of the joysticks and the SwellPro Fisherman will just hover in position.

 

Headless mode

Sometimes, when a drone is in the distance, it can be difficult to determine which way the drone is facing.  This can make flying the drone more difficult for novice pilots.  In Headless flight mode, it doesn’t matter which direction the drone is facing. Pull back on the control joystick and the drone will fly towards you, push forward and the drone will fly away from you…. Simple.

 

ATTI mode  

In case of poor GPS coverage or control issues, ATTI mode allows you to directly control and bypass the GPS lock system. The aircraft will automatically maintain its altitude but otherwise the pilot is in complete control of braking, positioning and speed. In this mode, the drone will drift with the wind, which can be useful when trolling baits.

 

 

Long-life Lithium Battery

A large 6700mAh/4S high-voltage lithium battery provides long service life, high performance and no memory effect. Without baits, the SwellPro Fisherman will provide up to 33 minutes of flight time. The weight of baits flown affect actual flight time. A waterproof power switch allows the drone to be easily switched off between bait drops.

 

New GPS And Altimeter Design

The Fisherman sports a new GPS and altimeter pod on its lid. This all-new design provides greater isolation from interference for the GPS antenna and protects the altimeter.

 

Simple Flight Safety

Intelligent Return Home

If you have dropped your baits and want to start reeling in, simply flick the Return-home switch on the remote and the SwellPro Fisherman will fly itself back to its take-off point and gently land automatically.

 

Out-of-Range Return Home

If the drone loses contact with the remote control for any reason, the aircraft will

execute an automatic return to its take-off point and land automatically.

 

Low power alarm

When the drone battery voltage drops to a low level the remote control will sound an alarm and display a warning message. The pilot should seek a safe place to land.  If the battery level drops further, the drone will automatically land to prevent a crash.

 

Choice of Payload Release System

The SwellPro Fisherman comes as standard with a TrollSafe adjustable tension release device.

TrollSafe protects your drone in case of a reel jam or if your payload or line gets hit by a bird or a wave. With TrollSafe, you can also safely use your Fisherman drone for trolling baits or lures in target locations – confident that the line will release if you get a strike. 

 

The TrollSafe release can be dynamically adjusted to release the payload at 500g to 8000g of tension – protecting your drone whatever the load.

The SwellPro Fisherman also offers two optional payload release accessories, available when you order your Fisherman or as a later add-on.

 

PL1-F Electric Bait release

The optional PL1-F is a radio-controlled remote release. Add the PL1-F for the convenience of push-button remote release at your chosen location.

 

 

PL2-F Electric Bait release

Add a PL2-F camera and release option to your Fisherman drone for the convenience of a color HD real-time view from the drone and bait release. The PL2-F combines the benefits and features of TrollSafe, PL1-F and camera for the ultimate fishing configuration. The Pl2-F transmits the drone picture using 5.8GHz.

 

GL1 FPV Goggles

SwellPro offers new dual-purpose FPV goggles which can be used as a display screen or on-face goggles to ensure a clear view for the pilot even in bright sunlight.

 

 

Platform version FPV version
Aircraft X1 X1
Remote controller X1 X1
Propellers(pair) X2 X2
Drone battery X1 X1
Balance charger X1 X1
Charge cable X1 X1
Micro USB cable X1 X1
Manuals X1 X1
PL1-F payload release / /
PL2-F payload release / X1
VXT video transmitter / X1
GL-1 FPV Googles / X1
Backpack / X1

 

Aircraft

Waterproof Rating:IP67

Drone Weight (include battery and propellers)2050g

Axis Diameter:450 mm

Max Ascend Speed:4 m/s

Max Descend Speed:4 m/s

Max Flight Speed:10 m/s(GPS); 22 m/s(ATTI)

Max Tilt Angle:ATTI Fast Mode 25°;ATTI Slow Mode 12.5°

Max Altitude from Takeoff Point:120 m (GPS) / 1.3 km (ATTI)

Max Wind Speed Resistance:72km/h | 20 m/s | 39knot

Hovering Accuracy:±0.5m

Max Flight Time:30 mins (no wind & no load); (approx. 15 mins with 1.0kg, approx.12 mins with load of 1.5kg)

Max Flight Distance:1.6 km

Max Payload Capacity:2.0 kg

Satellite Positioning Systems:GPS/GLONASS

Flight Control:Hawk

Motor:#3509/740Kv

ESC:40A (flux)

Propeller:#1242 carbon fiber quick release propellers

Working Temperature:-10℃ ~ 40℃

Battery Type:4S 15.2V 6500mAh Lipo

Battery Weight:640g

Charging Time:90 min

Remote Control

Weight:378 g (without battery)

Size:174x89x190 mm

Frequency:2405 – 2475 MHz

Band Wide:5000 KHz

Coding Mode:GFSK

Effective Distance:1.3 km (No interference, open area)

Receiving Sensitivity:-105dBm

Transmitting Power:Less than 20dBm

Channel:6

Battery Type:6V (1.5V AAx4)

PL1-F

Waterproof:IP67

Max Payload Weight:2kg

Size:60.7*36.2*50mm

Cable Length:220mm

Weight:90g

PL2-F

Waterproof:IP67

Max Payload Weight:2kg

Size:122.5*50*39mm

Cable Length:160mm

Weight:150g

Sensor Size:1/2.7; support WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)

Resolution:2000TVL | 800x480

Lens:F/2.5 f/2.1

Input Voltage:5~36V

Video Link

Frequency:5645 ~ 5965MHz

Channel:40CH

Transmission Distance:1.6km (No obstacles, no interference)

Power:25/400/600mW

Input Voltage:7.4~26V

Size:32*25*10.4mm(天线140mm)

Weight:12.8g

Dual Usage FPV screen & goggle - GL1

Screen Size:5"

Resolution:800 * 480

Display Scale:16:9

Brightness:300cd /m²

Latency:<20ms

Lens:8 times Fresnel lens, light transmittance 92%, no distortion of light

Antenna:2 X RP-SMA male

USB:For charging(max charging current: 500mA)

Card Slot:Micro SD card (64G max)

Recording Resolution:VGA / D1 / HD optional

REC sound:ON / OFF

Recording Section:OFF / 3min / 5min / 10min

Resolution:30FPS

Compress Format:MJPEG

Video Format:AVI

Language:EN/CN

Power:DC5V / 2A(USB)

Battery:Built-in 3.7V / 2000mAh Lipo Battery

DVR ON - 2.5hour | DVR OFF - 3.5hour"

Size:180mm * 140mm * 84mm

Weight:393g