Successfully calibrated, solved the 'triple beep' issue, and had a first test flight in moderate wind. Overall help position and altitude well, no horizontal altitude loss or toilet bowl issues. Some significant noise on the video screen. Haven't checked the recorded images either so no knees there yet. Return to home was decent .. soon hope to get it wet. Ultimately it's looking decent, cleaner assembly than my auto plus ..just hoping for good images and reliability.
I had this issue at first .. watched one of the tutorials .. found that putting the video control switch in the video position (up) solved the issue. Might have to toggle it. I had all the same symptoms .. did not need to "pair" the drone but the solution was 100% associated with the video toggle positioning.
Two of the three batteries I received with my drone (in February) are puffing up within the heat shrink case. They have very few hours on them so I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing this?
I'm planning on contacting the folks at swellpro to see if they can respond. Not sure if they are still safe to use but I'd say I'm a bit concerned. One is the 4500 mAh and one is 5200 mAh - the latter hardly used and the most 'puffed' out.
Thx .. Will try this soon .. eg see if I can suss out if the barometer placement is the issue. If the barometer senses a lower pressure, possibly due to the drone's motion causing a lower internal housing pressure, it would 'think' that it was gaining altitude .. less baro pressure, higher altitude .. and then respond by lowering the drone'saltitude. Mine appears to 'self corrects' once I stop horizontal motion so this seems like a possibility. Will see ..
Here's a link to a brief edit of my maiden flight with the drone, filmed at sea with RV Atlantis (DSV Alvin is in the aft hangar) during the survey of the EL Faro wreck (April 2016). Some novice flight experience evident by the tilted gimbal early on and the selection of the less than optimal video resolution (too wide and 4:3 ratio shows lots of propellor pod) .. but overall a good first flight - had to fly in ATTI mode due to the inability to calibrate the compass on the deck of Atlantis (too much steel).
Check out the white tip shark early on in the video - he was nosing the drone, little bugger
More to follow in July when I'll be using a 4K GoPro 4 and should have Alvin in the shots ..
Does the software display existing value set points ie to monitor/establish the baseline values? Would hate to run the pgm and reset/mess up functioning parameters .. Thx
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Sept 3, 2017 2:54:21 GMT
tangles: Hi all - I have the splash drone Auto and bought the new 4K gimbal as the old gopro one broke. It plugs in OK but does not work, do I need to change wiring inside the drone?
Aug 25, 2017 8:50:38 GMT
mkincaid: I have the SD3 Auto and the controller just beeps.... will not connect to the SD3, beeps....and beeps and beeps. All switches up and full controller battery. Worked fine for a few flights, went to change out SD3 battery and no luck since. HELP!
Aug 21, 2017 20:08:44 GMT
waterboy: Where can I get a motor for a splash drone pro? Urban Drones says they are discontinued. Not having much with Swellpro either.
Aug 18, 2017 13:00:17 GMT
jameson: Anyone know if you can buy filters for the 4k camera? Ideally would want to get a ND filter for it.
Aug 5, 2017 15:03:35 GMT
delboy: genep, don't think many here have the 3. mainly the auto & auto plus I think. post in the main forum once you have 2 posts in the welcome section.
Jun 30, 2017 7:09:12 GMT
genep: I have a Splash Drone 3 and cannot get Bluetooth to connect. Also, at a loss as to where shutter button is located. Videos seem to be on as soon as the toggle is switched, but photo toggle does nothing. Anybody have a clue about these problems?
Jun 29, 2017 20:06:42 GMT
chrisrl: Anyone know what the basic differences are between the v2 auto and the v3? Is there an upgrade path?
May 14, 2017 20:58:05 GMT
guitars555: All - Just a note that if you need repairs check out Eric Bausch at FPVracinghobbies.com He really knows the Splash Drones and is an authorized SwellPro service center and distributor. He went out of his way to help me and got my SD up and running. Thanks!
May 3, 2017 14:02:14 GMT
delboy: Eric, if you have a PDF for the zero camera send me a link and I'll share it on the forum dropbox?
May 2, 2017 6:47:29 GMT
swellprosalesservice: I am the Director for the SwellPro USA Drone Racing Team located in Chicago
May 2, 2017 6:25:52 GMT
swellprosalesservice: Hello Everyone I am Eric with FPV Racing Hobbies in Elmhurst,IL. we are the first Official SwellPro Factory Sales & Service Center if you need it I got it If you need help we are available 24/7 from Chicago.IL check us out at fpvracinghobbies.com
May 2, 2017 6:24:54 GMT
drblack88: Would it be a better option to buy a different drone and try to semi water resistant it with the assortment of sprays and silicon coatings or is the splash drone really not as bad as I have heard?
Apr 23, 2017 0:46:26 GMT
drblack88: Hi I am considering buying the splash drone as I am always near water and right away the first job I have for the drone is a location that rains 345 days a year. But there is so much I read about how bad these drones are. should I but one?
Apr 23, 2017 0:45:06 GMT
0aronzx: I am a nub, just need a quick confirmation . Bought an at9 to replace the one that came with my splash drone. Will I need to install a swellpro firmware or software to it? Thanks
Apr 9, 2017 19:20:50 GMT
Myron: Does anyone have a PDF copy of the Zero camera manual?
Mar 29, 2017 1:15:09 GMT
japi: Hello, I turn on my gimbal and the green light on the controller card flashes quickly. The reset button does not work for manual calibration. Nor does my computer recognize it when I connect it by usb to calibrate with soft. What I can do?
Mar 27, 2017 12:08:18 GMT