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Top 7 Waterproof Drones

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Hello, fellow drone lover! Hope you have been doing well and enjoying the most out of these hot days of Summer. We all know that hot days mean fresh and cold water, either at the pool, beach, lake or river. Perhaps you wish to fly it during Winter, and you need a drone capable of withstanding the rain! Now, how can we, drone enthusiasts, combine our love for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and water? The answer is simple of course, waterproof drones! Yes, they do exist. Yes, they are available in the market. Yes, they are very affordable. As always our aim at Drones World is always to bring you the most informative and updated drone-related information. The goal is for our readers to have enough information, by the end of this article, to make their own correct and conscious choice. With this in mind, we have compiled a Top 7 Waterproof Drones list; we have researched and gathered the necessary information to guide you through this choice. Without further due let us move on to our Top 7 Waterproof Drones.

Waterproof Drones List

7- GPToys H20 Aviax

 

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From children to adults the love for drone technology touches many. Beginners to experts, we all want to have a go at it. Therefore, it is important to have viable choices for all price ranges and levels of expertise. GPToys H20 Aviax fits on the low-cost drones for beginners. GPToys H20 Aviax is toy quadcopter that is capable of flying in the rain, easy to control and very affordable. GPToys H20 Aviax was one of the first waterproof low-cost toy quadcopters to be released in the market. Be aware that GPToys H20 Aviax can only be submerged 2 to 7 meters of water, more will damage the quadcopter.

Besides being waterproof H20 Aviax is also an amazing toy drone, with up to 100 meters of maximum control range and a flight time between 8 to 10 minutes. As you can see, both control range and flight time are above average for drones within this price range. If you thought you were convinced, I’m about to make you even happier, besides the waterproof function and above average specifications, GPToys H20 Aviax still packs fun and useful features! First of all, it features Cruise Function, and this means that pilot can record an air routine of up to 40 seconds. This method is manually performed by the pilot. Afterward, the drone will be able to carry out this routine automatically without pilot’s input. Secondly, it features Headless Mode, which enables easier orientation despite where the front of the quadcopter is pointing at.

On top of all this, H20 Aviax also features LED lights for night flights and 360º aerial spins with just the push of a button. GPToys H20 Aviax comes in a complete package with all you need to fly right out of the box.

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function2.4 Ghz Controller
Cruise Function100 meters Control Range
Headless Mode8 to 10 minutes Flight Time
LED Lights3.7V 650mah Lipo Battery
360º Aerial Stunt

6– GPToys F51

 

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F51 is another fantastic product by GPToys. This time, they have produced a mini waterproof drone with a camera! Yes, if you thought that the only thing missing on H20 Aviax was a camera, well, GPToys F51 comes with a built-in 2MP camera. As you expect the camera could be submerged in water, take photos and record video underwater. It was designed to drain the water off quickly, hence to avoid the water to damage the electronics inside. GPToys F51 is also a great drone even if we don’t consider its waterproof function.

F51 has a maximum control range of 100 meters, average distance for its price range. Flight time is also within average, powered by a 3.7V 400mAh 20C lipo battery; flight time goes up to 8 minutes. On top of all the good specifications, 2MP camera and waterproof function. GPToys F51 mini-drone also includes more useful and fun features such as Headless Mode, for easier orientation, the pilot turns on Headless and as the name suggests the drone will fly despite the direction of the nose of the drone when it began flight. This standard feature is very useful for children and drone enthusiasts learning how to control a quadcopter. GPToys F51 also comes with One-Key Return feature; the drone safely returns to the pilot, but it may not be 100% accurate. Other more standard features are LED lights for night flights and 360 º aerial stunts with just the push of a button.

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function2.4 Ghz Controller
2MP Waterproof Built-in Camera100 meters Control Range
Headless Mode8 minutes Flight Time
One-Key Return3.7V 400mah 20C Lipo Battery
LED lights
360º aerial stunt

5- JJRC H31

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Our fifth drone on this list is manufactured by one of my personal favorite toy drone brands: JJRC. They have produced some of the greatest toy drones in the market, including the brand new JJRC H31 Waterproof Sports drone! JJRC’s first waterproof quadcopter is here; it can be submersed in water and fly in the rain. A very affordable and easy to control drone (ideal for beginners and children). Take JJRC H31 into the pool, beach, lake, and enjoy the most out of this water resistant drone.

JJRC H31 is highly maneuverable, mainly due to its high-speed yaw and lightweight body. JJRC H31 does not include its own camera, but it is possible to add one if you want to, just make sure its waterproof, otherwise what is the point, right? Unfortunately, JJRC H31 does not have a high control range like most JJRC drones. That is, in my opinion, a negative aspect; nonetheless, it still has a good maximum control range of 80 meters which is just slightly below average. On the other hand, it has an above average flight time of 10 minutes! So if flight time is important to you, then you will be very pleased with what JJRC H31 has to offer. H31 features include Headless Mode, for easier flight orientation, useful for beginners and children. One-Key Return, drone returns safely to pilot without any hassle. Other standard features include LED lights for night flights and 360º aerial spin with just the push of a button on the remote controller.

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function2.4 Ghz Controller
Option to Add Camera80 meters Control Range
Headless Mode10 minutes Flight Time
One-Key Return3.7V 400mah 20C Lipo Battery
LED lights
360º aerial stunt
Includes Sunglasses!

Bonus: JJRC H31 package includes sunglasses! What a nice extra from JJRC.

4- Parrot Hydrofoil Mini Drone

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Do you love remote controlled boats as much as you like drones? What about 2 in 1, a boat that can also be a drone? Yes, you read it well. Parrot as manufactured a mini drone capable of being both a quadcopter and a boat. In fact, it is a drone mounted on a boat, in this mode the drone acts as a motor, boosting the boat rapidly and fiercely through the water. Enjoy it in a calm river, lake, pool, even the beach; just make sure to avoid waves and bad weather.

Like most Parrot RC’s, Hydrofoil is not controlled via a remote controller; instead, it makes use of your smartphone or tablet. Install a free app on your device, available for both Android and iOS systems, and control the mini drone via Bluetooth connection. Hydrofoil is incredibly accurate and fast. It’s able to reach a 10km/h speed on water like a boat and 18km/h in the air as a drone. Amaze the crowd when you detach the waterproof drone from your boat and use it as a UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Parrot Hydrofoil Mini Drone indeed is an amazing piece of technology. However, it does lack some top-notch specifications. Control range is only 20 meters and flight time is 5 minutes. However, if we take, as we should, into consideration the affordable price of this product and the fact that it’s an electric hybrid, its specifications don’t seem that bad.

 

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof FunctionAndroid and iOS App Bluetooth Controller
Hybrid Drone20 meters Control Range
10km/h on water and 18km/h in air5 minutes Flight Time

3- SwellPro Splash Drone Auto (Mariner 2)

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SwellPro Splash Drone Auto also known as Mariner 2 is the upgraded version of Mariner, one of the first and most successful high-budget waterproof drones. Splash Drone is completely waterproof. It can land and take-off perfectly on water. Splash Drone is compatible with GoPro cameras and even includes a waterproof mount in its package that supports these high-quality action cameras we all love. This amazing and powerful waterproof drone is ideal for recording water sports; in fact, it was designed for such purpose! You will be amazed at SwellPro Splash Drone Auto specifications, or perhaps you will already expect it since it’s a high-budget well built designed drone.

Splash Drone has a maximum control range of 1km! Yes, you can fly this beauty as far as 1km, way far from eyesight, but don’t worry to lose it features a solution which we will discuss in a moment. Besides the 1km control range, Splash Drone also has an extraordinary flight time of up to 19 minutes, may vary between 12 minutes and 19, depending on usage. The drone is powered by a powerful 4S 4500mAh lithium battery. Now let’s discuss Splash Drone features, as expected it include high-budget features such as three auto-return functions. Firstly, it returns to pilot automatically when the battery runs low, this to prevent it from crashing or falling into the water. Secondly, when Splash Drones flies out of control range it also automatically returns safely to pilot; Thirdly, it returns on pilot’s manually command by pressing the auto-return button. As you can see it includes the necessary safety measures for you not to lose your drone. Another fantastic feature is the auto-pilot powered by the GPS system on Splash Drone (Smart Flight Control GPS with OSD module).

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function2.4 Ghz Controller
Mount that Supports GoPro1km Control Range
3 Auto-Return Functions12 to 19 minutes Flight Time
Auto-Pilot4S 4500mAh lithium battery
GPS (Smart Flight Control GPS with OSD module)

2- QuadH20

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We have now arrived at the top 2 best waterproof drones! These are aimed at expert pilots, so only aim for them if you are experienced at flying drones. QuadH20 is a professional waterproof drone, specially designed for water sports as speed boat racing and Jet Ski. In fact, QuadH20 is perfect to record footage from such activities and is the number 1 choice for water sports lovers. Not only it has amazing features and specifications but also has a neat design, surely making it stand out from the shelf. QuadH20 is capable of flying through water bodies and withstand heavy rain. It can reach a top speed of 40km/h. Therefore it is a reasonably fast drone. It’s strong, and resistant body frame is made from Epoxy fiber composite, and the landing gear is also made with Epoxy carbon fiber. The viewing dome is slightly less resilient; it is made of plastic and stainless steel clasps. Therefore, as you can expect, QuadH20 is a very durable quadcopter which will resist big crashes, hits and volumes of water. As mentioned previously, QuadH20 is amazing to record high-quality footage, hence being compatible with GoPro 3 and 4 cameras. The GoPro camera is placed on the waterproof DJI Zenmuse gimbal.

QuadH20 can also transmit real-time video. The Live Video is displayed on an FPV monitor built-in into the DJI Naza remote controller which is included in the package. QuadH20 has a fantastic flight time of 25 minutes far superior to any other waterproof quadcopter. QuadH20 has amazing top of the line features such as GPS, Auto-Pilot system, Tap and Go waypoint flights, Routine Planning, touch screen controls, One-Key Takeoff and Landing and other in-app features. Without a doubt QuadH20 is an amazing professional waterproof drone ideal to record footage of water sports or just for casual flying. Enjoy the awesome power of QuadH20 waterproof quadcopter!

FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function2.4 Ghz Controller
DJI Zenmuse Gimbal which Supports GoProDJI Naza Remote Controller
Waterproof Function25 minutes Flight Time
Auto-Pilot1KM Control Range
GPS
Tap and Go Waypoint Flights
Routine Planning
One-Key Takeoff and Landing
Touch Screen Controls
Real Time Video Transmission

1- HexH20 Pro

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If you love QuadH20, you will love HexH20 even more. First of all, HexH20 comes with all of the QuadH20 goodness plus some significant improvements. For the sake of your time and due to the similarities of both drones we will only discuss the new enhancements. The first difference you will surely notice is a number of motors; HexH20 is an hexacopter. Therefore it has six motors. This ensures much more power, although payload remains the same at 2kg. HexH20 comes with DJI A2 advanced flight controller, the most powerful multirotor stabilization controllers on the market. They enable ease of flight, reliability, and stability. It also powers features such as Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC), Point Of Interest (POI), Auto Return-To-Home/One key Go-Home, Cruise Control & ‘Banked Turn’ mode and ‘One-Motor Fail’ protection. Instead of DJI Naza, HexH20 makes use of Futaba T8J transmitter which also supports live video. These are the significant changes, and you will surely enjoy them!

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FeaturesSpecifications
Waterproof Function
DJI Zenmuse Gimbal which Supports GoProFutaba T8J Remote Controller
Waterproof Function25 minutes Flight Time
Auto-Pilot1KM Control Range
Intelligent Orientation Control
Point of Interest
Auto-return
Cruise Control
One-Motor Fail
GPS
Tap and Go Waypoint Flights
Routine Planning
One-Key Takeoff and Landing
Touch Screen Controls
Real Time Video Transmission

What did you think of out Top 7 Waterproof Drones list? Aren’t they just the best water resistant UAV’s you have seen? Are you considering buying one? Let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to link this article to any friend of yours looking for a waterproof drone. Happy flying fellow drone lovers!

 

 

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  1. Jamie December 19, 2016

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