SwellPro Fisherman FD1 WaterProof Fishing Drone, Basic Version

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Fisherman FD1 is a purpose-built waterproof fishing drone for every fisherman. It inherits the same technology from SplashDrone 3+ but removed all the bells and whistles that don’t contribute to bait dropping, thus reducing the cost. A stronger propulsion system enables the FD1 to lift heavier baits, fly longer and more stably in a windy condition. 

2 kg (4lbs) Bait Capacity

Up to 5 Drops per Charge

IP67 Seawater-proof Aircraft

20 m/s (38mph) Wind Resistance

1.6 km (1 mile) Casting Range

Up to 30 min Flight Time

Dedicated for Drone Fishing

Contrary to the multi-purpose SplashDrone 4, Fisherman FD1 cancelled the features and components that are useless for drone fishing. Special algorithms were put into the flight controller of FD1 to ensure that the drone can maintain its altitude and position while lifting heavy baits. And there are many advantages that make FD1 one of the greatest fishing drones in history.

2KG (4lbs) Bait Capacity

High-capacity lipo flight battery, combined with high-torque and high-kv motors powers FD1 to lift baits of up to 2kg. Catch more fish or bigger fish by attaching multiple baited hooks or a big live bait to the line. 

Up to 5 Drops per Charge

Thanks to large bait capacity and up to 30 mins flight time, FD1 can make 5 drops of 800 g (1.7 lbs) baits over 600 m (650 yd) on a single battery charge. Increase your fishing success to the next level.

1.6 Km (1 mile) Casting Range

FD1 can operate at a range of up to 1.6 km (1 mile). Land-based anglers can easily cast a long line and drop baits in any hard-to-reach fishing spots, without using a boat or kayak. 

Rugged Body

The fuselage of FD1 is made out of marine-grade ABS to prevent cracking when lifting weights. The propellers are made out of carbon fiber for high stiffness. FD1 is far more durable than any other consumer-level drone in the industry.

All-weather, All-water Fishable

IP67 Seawater-proof Aircraft

The aircraft of FD1 is 100% waterproof. It is able to land on the water and take off from the water again, always fly safely back to the shore.

Level 7 Wind Resistance

The strong propulsion system and proprietary flight controller are tuned to maximize the flight stability of FD1 in winds up to 20 m/s (38mph).


The waterproof motors and internal electronics of FD1 are coated with corrosion-resistant coating adding an extra layer of protection against the salty sea air. 

Heavy on Fishing, Light on Piloting

Rock-solid Stability

FD1 incorporates several sensors to increase stability during flight. The GPS/GLONASS can receive up to 11 satellites each and accurately holds the position of the aircraft. A barometer maintains the altitude while a gyroscope keeps the drone balanced in all circumstances. Any fisherman who has no previous piloting experiences can fly FD1 like a professional.

Bait Dropping at your Fingertips

Attaching fishing line into the bait release of FD1 and later releasing it just requires a push on a button on the remote controller.

Anti-Pendulum Feature

Drones may have a pendulum motion when flying with a payload. This feature can reduce the pendulum effect on the FD1 by adjusting the acceleration and de-acceleration.

Auto-release & Return

FD1 can automatically release the bait and return to the shore when the battery level reaches a certain low threshold or the drone loses connection.

Bait Releases for FD1 Fishing Drone


Waterproof remote-controlled bait release without camera for blind bait dropping.


Waterproof Rating: IP67
Drone Weight(include battery and propellers): 2050g
Axis Diameter: 450 mm
Max Ascend Speed: 4 m/s
Max Descent 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: GFSKEffective Distance: 1.3 km (No interference, open area)
Receiving Sensitivity: -105dBm
Transmitting Power: Less than 20dBm
Channel: 6Battery
Type: 6V (1.5V AAx4)

PL1-F Bait Release

Waterproof: IP67
Max Payload Weight: 2kg
Size: 60.7*36.2*50mm
Cable Length: 220mm
Weight: 90g


Parts Basic version FPV version
Aircraft X1 X1
Remote controller 
X1 X1
Propellers (pair) X2 X2
Flight battery X1 X1
Balance charger X1 X1
Charging cable  X1 X1
Micro USB cable X1 X1
PL1-F bait release X1 /
PL2-F bait release  / X1
Video transmitter / X1
GL-1 goggles / X1
Carrying case X1 X1

Differences between SplashDrone 4 & Fisherman FD1

SplashDrone 4 Fisherman FD1
IP67 waterproof aircraft & remote controller           IP67 waterproof aircraft only
5 km (3 miles) casting range           1.6 km (1 miles) casting range
UP to 3-axis 4K camera           UP to fixed-angle 2000tvl camera
Intelligent slide-in 6600 mAh 4S LiPo battery          Standard 5200mAh 4S LiHV battery
Compatible with sonar fish finder          Incompatible with sonar fish finder
5.8G digital image transmitter          5.8G analog image transmitter 
720P video streaming ( via mobile APP)          800x480 px video streaming ( via FPV goggles)