Top 7 Water Proof Drones

Greetings, drone aficionados! We hope that you are enjoying your life and have had great fun during the excruciating hot days of summer. Well, we are familiar with the fact that hot weather brings with it fresh and cold water everywhere; at the pools, beaches, streams, lakes and rivers. There are those among us who have a desire to fly drones during the winters but for that you need a device that is able to show some resilience in the face of rain. The question that pops up is how can the love for drones and water be blended seamlessly?

The answer may seem complex at first, but it really is not: waterproof drones! If you are still wondering if waterproof drones really exist, then the answer is in the affirmative. Are they available in the consumer market? Well, absolutely they are and that too at amazingly realistic prices. Our aim has always been to bring to you the latest and most authentic information related to drones. We want our drone enthusiasts to be suffering from some information overload (pun intended!). As a matter of fact, this article is geared towards assisting our readers in making the right decision when they go out to buy waterproof drones. Against this context, we bring to you a list of the 7 waterproof drones based on our extensive research. So, we better not waste any more time and get straight back to business!

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7 – GPToys H2O Aviax

The drones have been able to capture the imagination of one and all; adults, adolescents and children. Whether you are someone who is stepping in the world of drones for the first time or have spent years while flying drones, the love of drones is everywhere. We believe that options should be available for dronies of all ages and backgrounds. GPToys H2O Aviax is a cheap drone that has been designed for the beginners.

It is a toy quadcopter that can withstand rain, it is very easy to manage and what’s more it is very reasonably priced. It was, in fact, one of the very first cheaper drones with waterproof frame to have hit the shelves. Keep in mind that GPToys H2O Aviax can only be dipped into 2 to 7 meters of water. If you try to experiment anything above than this range, your beloved drone might get damaged permanently.

In addition to being drone waterproof, H2O Aviax is an exceptional toy quadcopter that provides a control range of about 100 meters and furnishes a flight timing of about 8 to 10 minutes. These figures are already greater than those offered by other drones falling in the same price range.

Have you made up your mind to buy this amazing device? In addition to being a drone with a waterproof frame and above-par specifications, GPToys H2O Aviax packs a power punch and includes numerous features. The inbuilt cruise function ensures that a pilot is able to record an air routine of up to 40 seconds. A pilot performs this method manually. Once performed by the pilot for the first time, the drone learns intelligently and replicates the process on its own without being directed by the pilot. The Headless mode feature is also an exciting one. The drone waterproof device, is able to boast a steady direction without being reliant on the direction of the quadcopter’s front.

Besides, the H2O Aviax also includes LED lights for night time excursions and omnidirectional flips and rolls in the air with a single key. It is a ready to takeoff machine and includes all the requisite accessories in its original packaging.

Features:

  • Waterproof Function
  • Cruise Function
  • Headless mode
  • LED lights
  • 360 degrees aerial spins

Specifications:

  • Controller functioning at 2.4 GHz
  • Control range of 100 meters
  • Flight duration of 8 to 10 minutes
  • 3.7V 650 mAh Lithium Polymer battery

GPToys F51

This is yet another superb quadcopter developed by GPToys. This is a small sized waterproof drone that comes with an inbuilt camera. Of course, if you ever thought that GPToys H2O Aviax lacked an integrated camera, your wish has been realized. GPToys F51 includes a 2 megapixel camera which consists of a waterproof frame and can dipped into water.

The camera is capable to take underwater photographs and videos. The drone waterproof is able to is able to drain the water off swiftly. This is an essential feature which prevents the internal circuitry from being damaged by water. With the waterproof functionalities kept aside, GPToys F51is a pretty cool drone that boasts plenty of attractive features.

The prolific F51 offers a control range of 100 meters. This is the standard range offered by drones falling in this price range. The flight duration of 8 minutes is also an average for drones of the similar kind. F51 is powered by a 3.7V 400 mAh 20C Lithium Polymer battery. To put the cherry on the cake, a 2 megapixel camera and waterproof frame are remarkable features. The GPToys F51 drone waterproof is a small sized quadcopter that offers plenty of useful features such as Headless Mode which allows the drone to move in the right direction regardless of the position of its nose.

This is a perfect feature for the novice dronies who are getting acquainted with the art and science of flying drones which are waterproof. The GPToys F51 also includes the single key return to base function which, however, is not 100% accurate. The LED lights are another additional feature that allows the pilots to fly drones with waterproof frame at night. Another cool feature that can be brought into action is the omnidirectional aerial aerobics.

Features:

  • Waterproof function
  • 2 megapixel waterproof inbuilt camera
  • Headless mode
  • One-Key Return to Base
  • LED Lights
  • 360 degrees aerial stunts

Specifications:

  • 2.4 GHz controller
  • Control range of 100 meters
  • Flight duration of 8 minutes
  • 3.7V 400 mAh 20C LiPo Battery

5 – JJRC H31

Positioned at the fifth spot on our coveted list is a waterproof drone developed by one of our favorite manufactures. JJRC have brought a revolution in the toy drones industry and their latest production JJRC H31 is another such device. The JJRC H31 is a drone with a waterproof frame that is actually a sports drone. It is the first drone waterproof by JJRC which can be dipped in water and flown in rain.

This drone is an ideal device for children and beginner dronies since it is very easy to control and comes at a reasonable price. This water resistant drone promises splendid experience to drone enthusiasts whether in the pool, stream, lake or in the air.

The high speed yaw and extremely lightweight body makes the task of controlling H31 very easy. JJRC H31 does not come with a camera of its own (too bad!). However, it is possible to attach an additional camera with the drone with waterproof frame. Please take care that the camera you are going to attach is also waterproof. Without a water-resistant camera, there is absolutely no point of purchasing a waterproof drone. Unlike majority of the JJRC drones, the JJRC H31 does not offer a great control range. We consider it a negative aspect of the device.

However, the JJRC H31 provides about 80 meters of control range which still is a bit better than quite a few drones available in the market. Just one heads were about to drop, here’s the good news. H31 offers a remarkable flight duration of 10 minutes which is a great news for those who are interested in higher flight times. Headless mode is also included in the JJRC H31 which lets the drone waterproof fly in the desired direction irrespective of the direction of the drone’s nose. One-key return to home feature is also a pretty standard one for drones falling in this price range. The high intensity LED lights allow for nighttime excursions while the omnidirectional aerial maneuvers can be implemented with the push of a single key with incredible ease.

Features:

  • Waterproof function
  • Option to add camera
  • Headless mode
  • One-Key Return to Base
  • LED Lights
  • 360 degrees aerial stunts
  • Includes sunglasses

Specifications:

  • 2.4 GHz controller
  • Control range of 100 meters
  • Flight duration of 10 minutes
  • 3.7V 400 mAh 20C LiPo Battery
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4 – Parrot Hydrofoil Mini Drone

Are you passionate about RC boats just the way you are fond of drones? How about a 2 in 1 device? A device that can be drone when you want and can be transformed into a boat when you desire. Don’t worry! You’ve read it right! We aren’t talking about some contraption used in a Hollywood flick. We are talking real world drones that can become boats as well.

This amazing drone has been developed by the leaders in wireless technologies Parrot. As a matter of fact, this is a waterproof drone that has been placed on top of a boat. The drone, in fact, plays the role of a motor, that provides thrust to the boat and hence moves it through water at a fast pace. You can have fun with it in a pool, lake or even a beach. Just make sure to protect it from waves and violent weather conditions.

Similar to most of the remote controlled drones developed by Parrot, Hydrofoil is not controlled by a remote control. Instead, it is maneuvered with the help of an Android or iOS powered handheld mobile device. You just have to install a free app available on the Android App Store or Apple’s iTunes Store into your device. Once installed, you can control your drone waterproof with your smartphone or tablet via a bluetooth connection.

The Parrot Hydrofoil is very fast and reaches the desired location accurately. As a boat, Hydrofoil can attain a maximum speed of 10 Km/h in the water while as a drone, it can achieve a maximum speed of 18 Km/h in the air. You can startle the onlookers by detaching the drone from on top of the boat and start using it as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

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This drone is certainly a marvelous creation despite the fact that it lags behind in terms of a few features. With a control range of only 20 meters and a flight duration of 5 minutes, Hydrofoil is a drone with a waterproof frame that lets its fans down in this area. However, when one takes into account the fact that it is very reasonably priced and it is a 2 in 1 device that can be used both as a remote controlled water boat and as a drone, the specifications it offers are not that bad.

Features:

  • Waterproof function
  • Hybrid Drone
  • 10 Km/h on water and 18 Km/h in air

Specifications:

  • Android and iOS app bluetooth controller
  • Control range of 20 meters
  • Flight duration of 5 minutes
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3 – SwellPro Splash Drone Auto (Mariner 2)

This is regarded as one of the very first and considered as one of the most popular high-priced waterproof drones to have hit the shelves. It’s called SwellPro Splash Drone Autio also known as Mariner 2. The Mariner 2 is an upgraded version of the Mariner. The Splash Drone is totally water-resistant and can land and takeoff on water without any hassle. The Splash Drone provides great support for GoPro action cameras. It, in fact, comes with a GoPro compatible mount that is bundled in the original packaging.

This drone with a waterproof frame is perfect for capturing video footages of water related action sports. As a matter of fact, the basic aim behind the development of this device was to cover water sports. After all the hype that we have managed to create with our hyperbole, we assure you that the SwellPro Splash Drone (Mariner 2) won’t disappoint you with its features. In fact, it boasts some magnificent features that will blow your mind away.

The Splash Drone waterproof boasts a massive control range of 1 Km. Of course, you can fly this amazing drone with a waterproof frame at a long distance out of your eyesight’s range. But don’t you worry! You won’t lose it since the manufacturers have come up with a technological solution for this problem which we shall discuss shortly.

In addition to the massive control range, the Splash Drone offers an unbelievable flight duration of 19 minutes. As a matter of fact, the time of flight varies between 12 minutes and 19 minutes depending on your usage patterns and style. The drone waterproof is powered by a formidable 4S 4500 mAh LiPo battery. Now, let’s get back to the top-of-the-line features that you would associate with such a high profile drone. It includes three auto-return to base functions. Firstly, as a failsafe measure, in case the battery is about to run out of juice, the drone returns safely to the pilot to prevent it from crashing or falling into water.

The second return to home function works in case it gets out of the control range of the pilot. The device gets back to the base station efficiently. The third function is based on the manual command issued by the pilot. When a pilot presses the One-Key return button, the drone with waterproof frame gets back to the base station. As evident from the above features, the developers have tried their best to integrate technologies that can prevent the owners from losing their expensive drone. Another prolific feature that is included in this splendid device is the autonomous flight function that makes use of the inbuilt Global Positioning System. This feature is called as the Smart Flight Control GPS with On-Screen Display Mode.

Features:

  • Waterproof function
  • Mount that Supports GoPro
  • 3 Auto-Return Functions
  • Smart Flight Mode
  • GPS with OSD module

Specifications:

  • 2.4 GHz controller
  • Control range of 1 Km
  • Flight duration of 12 to 19 minutes
  • 4S 4500 mAh LiPo Battery

2 – Quad H2O

It’s time for our second ranked best waterproof drone in our extensive list. Remember that our top 2 drones with waterproof frames have been designed specifically for the experts out there. So, if you are a real pro, you should be looking out for them. QuadH2O is a professional-grade drone waterproof that has been developed to cover action watersports such as speed boat racing and JetSki.

As a matter of fact, Quad H2O is an ideal choice to capture video footage for action sports and is immensely popular among sports aficionados. It boasts superb features and tremendous specifications in addition to a brilliant design. All these characteristics make it stand out from the crowd. The QuadH2O can move seamlessly through pools, lakes, rivers and even beaches. Similarly, it offers a satisfying flying experience in the rain as well. It can attain a bewildering maximum speed of 40 Km/h which makes it a pretty swift mover. The formidable and durable waterproof frame of this fabulous device is made of Epoxy fibre composite.

The landing paraphernalia also consists of Epoxy carbon fibre. However, the viewing dome is not as durable and reliable as it should have been. It consists of plastic and stainless steel holders. Hence, QuadH2O is a reliable device that has the capacity to sustain massive damage inflicted through excruciating crashes, accidents and large amounts of water. As mentioned above, the QuadH2O drone with waterproof frame is able to capture high quality video footage. It provides support for GoPro 3 and GoPro 4 cameras. The GoPro camera can be mounted on the DJI Zenmuse gimbal that itself is also water-resistant.

QuadoH2O has the ability to broadcast live streaming of the video captured from the drone directly. The live streaming is displayed on a First Person View monitor that is integrated into the DJI Naza remote controller. The controller is bundled with the drone waterproof in the original packaging. With a magnificent time of flight of 25 minutes, QuadH2O is far ahead of other waterproof drones.

Some of its cutting-edge features include Global Positioning System, Smart Flight Mode, Tap and Go waypoint flights, Route Planning, touch screen controls, One-Key takeoff and landing and other features that can be accessed from the app. Without any speck of doubt, QuadH2O is a marvelous device that in addition to boasting superb features, is ideal to capture high quality video. If you have some money up your sleeves and also possess some experience in flying, you should try out the power of this mighty QuadH2O drone with waterproof frame.

Features:

  • Waterproof function
  • DJI Zenmuse Gimbal which Supports GoPro
  • Auto-Pilot
  • GPS
  • Tap and Go waypoint flight
  • Route Planning
  • One-key takeoff and landing
  • Touch Screen Controls
  • Live video transmission

Specifications:

  • 2.4 GHz controller
  • DJI Naza remote controller
  • Control range of 1 Km
  • Flight duration of 25 minutes

1 – Hex H2O Pro

If you thought QuadH2O was a great waterproof drone, then hold on! HexH2O is one step ahead! Firstly, HexH2O offers all the excellent features and specifications associated with the QuadH2O. In fact, it improves on all these brilliant attributes. To save up on your precious time, we won’t be going over the features that are similar between the two.

As a matter of fact, we will discuss only the enhanced features where Hex H2O is ahead of the QuadH2O. The first difference is evident from the name. As the name suggest, Hex H2O contains six motors and hence the name hexacopter! The increase in the number of motors provides for additional power. However, this does not affect the drone’s capacity to carry the payload. The drone waterproof can carry a payload of around 2 Kg. The Hex H2O includes the DJI A2 advanced flight controller which is touted as the best multirotor controller to have hit the shelves hitherto.

This flight controller ensures that the flight remains as steady as possible and provides flight control and reliability as well. Other attractive features include 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. As opposed to the DJI Naza First Person View transmitter used in QuadH2O, the Hex H2O includes the Futaba T8J transmitter which supports the live broadcast of video footage captured directly from the drone. These are some of the features that make Hex H2O the best drone with a waterproof frame out there.

Features:

  • Waterproof Function
  • DJI Zenmuse Gimbal which Supports GoPro
  • Auto-Pilot
  • 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

Specifications:

  • Futaba T8J Remote Controller
  • 25 minutes Flight Time
  • Control Range of 1 Km

Conclusion:

So, what is your opinion about our extensive list of the Top 7 Waterproof drones? They are the best drones with waterproof frames to have hit the shelves. If you are thinking of buying any one of them, do let us know by dropping a comment in the comments section below. You can also send a link of this article to a friend of yours who is looking to buy a drone waterproof device. We wish you a very happy experience with your waterproof drones!
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