The HexH2O™ RTF

Fast, heavy payloads, long flight times, housed gimbal and of course… ‘water safe’

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The HexH2o Waterproof Drone

The all new HexH2O RTF is perfect for anyone who requires a professional waterproof drone.

Configure your order and select from a wide range of high end components to meet your exact needs, or discuss your requirements with a QuadH2O technician and we will build, configure and test your HexH2O so you can have total piece of mind when flying over water.

Check out some of our customer videos and images in the HexH2O Gallery.

Need more information?

If you have some questions or want to know more about the HexH2O, you can chat directly to a technician either via online chat, phone or email: contact QuadH2O today.

Full component list

For a full list of supplied components please click on the specs tab above.



What’s Included

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Professional Build

Your HexH2O will be professionally built, configured and bench tested in-house by one of our technicians.

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Electrical Components

Your build includes all electrical components including; propulsion system, flight controller, radio, gimbal, video downlink, monitor, antennas and associated chargers. View a full list of included components here.

What’s Required

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Camera

Your HexH2O comes with a pre-installed gimbal, designed specifically to house the GoPro 3 or 4 camera. If you don’t already own a GoPro, one can be ordered when you configure your order.

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Flight Batteries & Charger

Add your preferred flight batteries and a suitable charger. Alternatively these can be purchased via our store when you configure your order.

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A True Workhorse

Up to 25 minute flight times, 2kg payload, motor failure redundancy, stabilised live video feed and did we mention it’s waterproof?


 

Fast & Agile

Easily keep up with power boats, jet ski’s and yachts. The HexH2O can achieve speeds in excess of 35mph +.

 

 

 

 

Built for the water!

Rain, snow, river, sea… the HexH2O is built for the water. Land, take off, manoeuvre on, and even film under water!


iPad Ground Station

Fully compatible with the optional iPad Ground Station (order via our store) and fly waypoints via your iPad. Tap And Go waypoint flights, route planning, touchscreen controls, one key takeoff, landing and more.

(iPad not included)

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LIVE VIDEO FEED

Get a live video feed direct from your GoPro to the supplied 7″ color monitor with integrated sun hood, which neatly attaches to the supplied radio transmitter. Enjoy maximum range via the ImmersionRC Spironet and Patch antennas and control gimbal pitch via your transmitter for 90° straight down viewing.


GIMBAL & GOPRO

4K stabalized footage

The HexH2o houses all of its components, including a gimbal and GoPro inside the frame, so its fully protected from water and other elements. No more shaky videos… Enjoy super smooth shots both above and below the water!

Professionally Built

Your RTF HexH2O will be built, configured and bench tested by one of our in-house technicians.

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HexH2O™ ‘Ready to fly’ Specs

Below is a list of included and recommended components and their specifications.

AIRCRAFT
Model HexH2O
Airframe Epoxy fibre composite
Frame weight (no electrics) 1400g
Absolute size (unfolded) W740 x H240 x L650 mm
Takeoff weight 4.7kg (fully loaded; 2 flight batteries, gimbal and GoPro)
Battery 6S 7000mAh (or more), 15-25C. (Run two in parallel recommended)
Usable battery space W130 x H100 x L200mm, aperture: 120 x 90mm
Forward speed ~56 km/h / ~35 miles/h (no wind)
Flight Time Up to 25 minutes (based on 14000mAh +)
Center of Gravity Inline with the center (fixed) arms
Max wind/gust 25 mph
Max additional payload 2KG
GIMBAL (INCLUDED) / CAMERA (RECOMMENDED)
Make/Model DJI Zenmuse H3-3D
Support Cameras GoPro 3 Silver/Black Edition (GoPro4 upgrade optional)
Gimbal Dimensions (With Damping Unit) 97mm X 95mm X 73mm
Controlled Angle Accuracy Tilt/Roll: ±0.02°;
Yaw: ±0.03°
Features
  1. 3-axis gimbal
  2. High precision brushless servo control
  3. Aluminum alloy body
  4. Built-in IMU module
  5. Light-weight
  6. A2, WKM, NAZA-M V2 supported
  7. GoPro3, GoPro3+, GoPro 4 supported
  8. Zenmuse technology
VIDEO DOWNLINK (INCLUDED)
Video Transmitter ImmersionRC 25mw or TBS 25mw | CE/FCC certified
Range (open area) Up to 1000m
MONITOR (INCLUDED)
Make FlySky Black Pearl
Screen Type TFT LCD Screen/long life, LED backlight
Resolution 1024×600
Features Built-in 5.8Ghz Dual diversity receiver (automated best reception)
Built-in 2CH 5.8Ghz AV output and 1CH AV input
Support 9 languages menu selection
ANTENNAS (INCLUDED)
Make 2 x ImmersionRc Spironet RH Antennas
Make ImmersionRc RH Patch Antenna
BATTERY (RECOMMENDED)
Name Gens Ace
Model Tattu
Capacity 7000 mAh
Voltage 22.2 V
Battery Type LiPo 6S High voltage battery
Net Weight 907 g
Dimensions 137 x 42 x 68mm
Max Charge Rate (C) 1-3 C recommended
Plug Type XT60 / XT90

PROPULSION SYSTEM (INCLUDED)
Make DJI E600
ESC 20A 3-4S 30-450Hz
Motor 415KV short shaft brushless
Propeller 12 x 4.2 prop
FLIGHT CONTROLLER (INCLUDED)
Name DJI NazaV2 with GPS
Operating Temperature 2.4GHz ISM
Communication Distance(open area) -10°C ~ 50°C
Assistant Software Requirements Windows XP/7/8/10, Mac
Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) Vertical: ±0.8m
Horizontal: ±2.5m
Max Tilt Angle 35°
Ascent / Descent 6m/s, 4.5m/s
Weight MC:27g
PMU:28g
GPS:27g
LED:13g
Dimensions MC: 45.5mm x 32.5mm x 18.5mm
PMU: 39.5mm x 27.5mm x 10.0mm
GPS & Compass 46mm(diameter)x10mm
LED: 25mm x 25mm x 7.0mm
Built In Functions Multiple Autopilot Control Mode
Enhanced Fail-safe
Low Voltage Protection
S-Bus Receiver Support
PPM Receiver Support
Independent PMU Module
REMOTE CONTROLLER (INCLUDED)
Name DJI DT7
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz ISM
Range (open area) 1000m
General 2-stick, 7-channel
Working Current 100mA @ 6V
Battery Internal / USB rechargeable
Charging DJI USB lead
Receiver Type 2.4GHz D-BUS System
Receiving Sensitivity(1%PER) -97dBm
Working Current 145mA @ 5V
Power Supply 4~8.4V
Size 41mm X 29mm X 5mm
Weight 10g
OSD (INCLUDED)
Name DJI iOSD mini
Features Real-time display of flight parameters on your monitor
ACCESSORY PACK (INCLUDED)
Mini Level For true motor alignment
Gimbal Lock Locks gimbal in place when transporting
Silicone Greece Complimentary silicone grease for seals
Tool Set Allen key tool set
GoPro Blackout Stickers Apply to GoPro to eliminate dome reflections
QuadH2O Stickers Kit Complimentary sticker kit

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Name QuadH2O HexH2O SaraH2O HexH2O Pro v1 HexH2O Pro v2
Price (from) $2895 USD $3795 USD $4795 USD $5899 USD $6449 USD
Weather Conditions Rain/snow, land on water Rain/snow, land on water Rain/snow, land on water Rain/snow, land on water Rain/snow, land on water
Film underwater Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Film straight down Yes Yes Yes (not IR camera) Yes Yes
Operating Range Up to 1km Up to 1km Up to 1km Up to 1km Up to 3.5km
Max flight time 12 mins 25 mins 25 mins 25 mins 30 mins
Max payload 600g 2000g 1000g 2000g 2000g
Recommended Battery 4S 5000mAh
Lithium polymer
2 x 6S 7000mAh
Lithium polymer
2 x 6S 7000mAh
6S Lithium polymer
2 x 6S 7000mAh
6S Lithium polymer
2 x 6S 8000mAh
6S Lithium polymer
Motor Redundancy No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera Sony FPV & GoPro Hero 3, 3+ or 4 GoPro Hero 4 GoPro 4 + FlirVue/Pro GoPro 4 DJI X3
Gimbal Swellpro 2 axis
(optional)
DJI H3-3D / H4-4D DJI H3-3D / H4-4D DJI H3-3D / H4-4D DJI X3
FPV Downlink Quality ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz, 480p ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz, 480p ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz, 480p ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz, 480p DJI Lightbridge HD 1080p
Camera Control Continuous record/video Continuous record/video Continuous record/video Continuous record/video Start/stop record/video, shutter, exposure, playback
Flight Controller DJI Naza v2 DJI Naza v2 / A2 DJI Naza v2 / A2 DJI Naza A2 DJI Naza N3

Frequently asked questions

Is the HexH2o™ waterproof?

The HexH2O is designed and developed to be a sealed, water tight unit, with exception of the two breather tubes (which allow the barometer within the flight controller to measure outside air pressure, and are designed to let air in/out but not water) and the motors.

The brushless motors are exposed but can run if wet (and even underwater), however we recommend you rinse them with fresh water after exposure to salt water to prolong the motors bearings.

What's It made out of?

The body is made of Epoxy fibre composite which makes it very strong, lightweight and rigid.

The viewing dome is perspex whilst the rear hatch and various internal parts are 3D printed.

Will it work with the DJI Naza & GPS?

Yes, in fact, we have designed the hull specifically around housing the DJI Naza & GPS.

It's also perfectly suited for the more advanced flight controllers such as the DJI Wookong-M and the A2 (other flight controllers can be used).

Can you recommend Gains settings for the Naza V2

These are a good starting point: Pitch:200% Roll:200% Yaw: 150% Vertical: 100% Atti Gain: 80% & 80%.

Can you recommend Gains settings for the A2 & Wookong-M

These are a good starting point: Pitch:200% Roll:200% Yaw: 150% Vertical: 100% Atti Gain: 80% & 80%.

Can you give me the GPS location settings?

Presuming you fit the GPS in the specified area, level and facing forward, they should be: X = -5cm | Y = 0 | Z = -8cm.

Can you give me the IMU location settings? (A2 and Wooking-M only)

Presuming you fit the IMU in the specified area, level and facing forward, they should be: X = 8cm | Y = 3cm | Z = 2cm.

It's a sealed unit...Doesn't it overheat?

As long as you stick to our build guidelines you should have no overheating issues.

We have tested the HexH2O in ambient temperatures of 38 degrees. The internal fan circulates the air inside and keeps everything at a stable temperature.

What flight times can I expect?

This will greatly depend on your setup, battery, internal components, payload etc. However based on our recommended set up (which you can find in our build guideline) and as per our RTF models you can expect a solid 22-25 minute flight times on a 2 Lipo setup and approx 15-17 minute flight times on a single Lipo setup.

What size battery can it take?

We have run tests both with 1 and 2 6S Lipos ranging from 6-8000mAh. The HexH2O has a large battery compartment with inside dimensions of L180mm x W130mm x H100mm, aperture: 120mm x 90mm.

Longer flight times could be achieved with different weight and capacity batteries.

With 2 x 7000mAh lipo’s you should expect between 22-25mins flight time (depending on flight conditions)

How big is the HexH2O?

The overall size of the HexH2O is L650mm x W740mm x H240mm (unfolded).

The body size is L400mm x W380mm x H150mm.

Transport (box) size (when folded) would need to be W750mm x L380mm x H240mm (internal dimensions). We recommend and can supply the Peli 1780 case.

What does the HexH2O weigh?

The HexH2O kit (no electrics or batteries) weighs around 1.4kg.

When fully loaded with 2 x 7000mAh Lipos, GoPro, gimbal, downlink, OSD the HexH2o weighs approx. 4.7KG.

What motors and ESC's do you recommend?

The HexH2O has been designed and tested utilising the DJI E600 tuned propulsion system and that is what we recommend in order to achieve the best results from your HexH2O.

IMPORTANT: The HexH2O has ESC's mounts inside the hull specifically for the DJI E600 system. If you wish to use your own combination of motors/ESC's please contact us before placing your order.

Will the HexH2O work with other gimbals?

Technically any gimbal that physically fits inside the hull and has the same popular ‘hang under’ design as the DJI Zenmuse-h3-3d gimbal should be ok.

Can I get it in any color?

The HexH2O V2 is available in yellow only.

Im buying a RTF kit, do I need to get anything else?

Yes, due to shipping regulations we do not supply flight batteries as standard (we can, and they are available to purchase via our store, but there is a shipping fee supplement).

Therefore it may be more cost effective to source your own flight batteries. Your RTF HexH2O will come with a XT60 or XT90 connectors.

Does the RTF kit have a live video feed?

Yes. Video is transmitted from the GoPro directly to the monitor attached to your transmitter on the ground. This is not via wifi, so there is no lag.

Does the RTF have navigation lights?

Not as standard no. But they can be ordered as a optional add-on when you configure your order.

The optional navigation lights are specially adapted so they are water resistant and are mounted on the underside of each motor mount.

How do I avoid dome reflections?

Reflections from shiny objects inside the HexH2O can be picked up on your camera - this something you can easily eliminate by ensuring all items inside the drone are not metallic or shiny. Your GoPro for example has a shiny surface, with may reflect onto the dome in sunny weather. This is why we supply a GoPro 'black out' sticker with each machine. Any other items such a batteries can be easily covered in black insulation tape. The better job you do at this the better results you will get.

All standard interior body parts on the HexH2O are already matt black.

How long before I get my order?

All our machines are hand built and many RTF orders are bespoke orders.

Because of this shipment lead time for the HexH2O RTF is approximately 4-6wks from order.

The up-to-date estimated lead time can be found on the order page on our website.

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