Gladius: the most affordable underwater droneGladius: the most affordable underwater drone
Gladius: the most affordable underwater droneGladius: the most affordable underwater drone

About the product

Anoth­er suc­cess­ful start­up that appeared on the well-known crowd­fund­ing plat­form “INDIEGOGO”. The drone was devel­oped by Chas­ing-Inno­va­tion Tech­nol­o­gy Co. Ltd. Chi­na. Gla­d­ius is an under­wa­ter drone designed to take pho­tos and videos under­wa­ter at a depth of up to 100 meters for 3 hours. It can be equipped with two cam­era options that dif­fer in shoot­ing qual­i­ty: 1080P / 4K (depend­ing on the Stan­dard / Advanced con­fig­u­ra­tion), both cam­eras are opti­mized for shoot­ing under­wa­ter.

The cam­eras work in close con­nec­tion with low-light sen­sors, and the tan­dem itself works on a spe­cial image qual­i­ty pro­cess­ing algo­rithm. Thanks to this approach, the out­put is high-qual­i­ty pho­to and video mate­r­i­al real­ized under water.

Gladius cameraGladius camera

Control

Gla­d­ius is con­trolled remote­ly, by means of a clas­sic slid­ing remote con­trol in which a smart­phone / tablet is installed. The remote has a pair of joy­sticks and a num­ber of but­tons. The tan­dem com­mu­ni­cates close­ly with the float­ing buoy via Wi-Fi.

Gladius transmitter photoGladius transmitter photo

A Wi-Fi mod­ule is installed in the buoy itself, but the buoy already direct­ly inter­acts with the drone using a cable. Depend­ing on the con­fig­u­ra­tion, the removal dis­tance will be avail­able at 50 meters, and at 500 meters (depend­ing on the pow­er of the Wi-Fi mod­ule).

Gladius drone Wi-Fi buoy photoGladius drone Wi-Fi buoy photo

One of the equip­men­t’s joy­sticks con­trols the drone, the oth­er con­trols the cam­era. The remote con­trol will also be avail­able with var­i­ous modes of oper­a­tion of the LED-back­light to pro­vide opti­mal illu­mi­na­tion under water. The dis­play of the paired device (smart­phone / tablet) in real time broad­casts a video pic­ture in 720P qual­i­ty.

Gladius transmitterGladius transmitter

Gladius and Wi-Fi buoy in waterGladius and Wi-Fi buoy in water

The immer­sion depth is lim­it­ed by the length of the cable. Depend­ing on the con­fig­u­ra­tion, it can be up to 50 meters, and up to 100 meters. The removal dis­tance is lim­it­ed by the pow­er of the Wi-Fi trans­mit­ter that is installed in the buoy (avail­able at 50m and 500m)

Gladius in handGladius in hand

Main advantages

  1. Is the most afford­able under­wa­ter drone
  2. Easy to oper­ate thanks to 4 thruster pro­pellers, 4 degrees of free­dom and a com­pact con­troller.
  3. Removal dis­tance up to 500 meters with immer­sion up to 100 meters.
  4. Best-in-class 4K under­wa­ter video with­out dis­tor­tion.
  5. The pack­age includes a portable case weigh­ing only 3kg (6.6lbs) with dimen­sions of 40.6 × 103.2 × 9.4cm.

Gladius motorGladius motor

The inner part of the body of the under­wa­ter drone is made of alu­minum alloy sub­ject to chem­i­cal oxi­da­tion. This approach pro­vides the drone with max­i­mum water resis­tance and cor­ro­sion resis­tance.

Gladius and WiFi BuoyGladius and WiFi Buoy

Equipment

As men­tioned above, the man­u­fac­tur­er offers 2 kit options:

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standard

  • Gla­d­ius drone
  • 1080P cam­era
  • Wi-Fi buoy with 50m cable (for div­ing)
  • Wi-Fi mod­ule with a dis­tance of up to 50 meters
  • Slid­ing con­trol pan­el
  • 16GB mem­o­ry card
  • 57Wh bat­tery
  • Charg­er
  • Instruc­tion

Gladius: the most affordable underwater droneGladius: the most affordable underwater drone

Advanced

  • Gla­d­ius drone
  • 4K cam­era
  • Wi-Fi buoy with 100m cable (for div­ing)
  • Wi-Fi mod­ule with a dis­tance of up to 500 meters
  • Slid­ing con­trol pan­el
  • 64GB mem­o­ry card
  • 57Wh bat­tery
  • Charg­er
  • Instruc­tion

Additional accessories

Acces­sories are also avail­able, which can be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly:

  • Trans­port case (in addi­tion to the drone, it fits all relat­ed acces­sories)

Gladius compactGladius compact

Gla­d­ius is posi­tioned by the man­u­fac­tur­er as the most afford­able under­wa­ter drone for every­one who wants to real­ize beau­ti­ful and safe shoot­ing under­wa­ter.

Specification

Drone

The weight:

3kg.

Dimen­sions:

40.6×25.4×7.62cm

Immer­sion depth:

up to 100m.

Move­ment speed under­wa­ter:

up to 7km/h.

Gladius under waterGladius under water

LED backlight

Amount of ele­ments:

2×1200

Tem­per­a­ture:

4200K

Bright­ness adjust­ment:

step­less vari­able

Gladius camera photoGladius camera photo

Camera

Sen­sor:

1/2.3 CMOS

Video res­o­lu­tion:

1080P-720P(Standard Gla­d­ius) / 4K-1080P-720P(Advanced Gla­d­ius)

Video for­mat:

MP4(H.264)

Pho­to cam­era:

8MP (Stan­dard Gla­d­ius) / 16MP (Advanced Gla­d­ius)

Pho­to for­mat:

RAW/JPG

FOV:

150°

Mem­o­ry card:

16GB (Stan­dard Gla­d­ius) / 64GB (Advanced Gla­d­ius)

Gladius on waterGladius on water

Cable

Strength:

500N

Length:

50/100 meters (Standard/Advanced)

Diam­e­ter:

4mm.

Gladius and Wi-Fi buoy photoGladius and Wi-Fi buoy photo

wifi buoy

Wire­less range:

50/500m. (Standard/Advanced)

Sensors

EMU:

3‑axis gyro­scope and accelerom­e­ter

Depth Sen­sor:

+/- 1m (0°C — 40°C); +/- 2m (-20°C — 85°C)

Tem­per­a­ture sen­sor:

+/- 2°C (0°C — 60°C); +/- 4°C (-20°C — 85°C)

Gladius swim under waterGladius swim under water

Food

Type of:

lipo

Pow­er:

57Wh

Work­ing hours:

3.5 hours

Charg­ing time:

1.5 hours

App

Oper­at­ing sys­tem:

IOS/Android

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Price

  • Gla­d­ius Stan­dard1499€
  • Gla­d­ius Advanced1899

Additional accessories

  • Flight case — 199

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Start of sales

Avail­able for pur­chase on the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er.

Video

Video with under­wa­ter drone Gla­d­ius.

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