PRODRONE Develops the “Water Lander”

May 2, 2018
Press Release

Nagoya-JAPAN, May 1, 2018- PRODRONE is thrilled to announce it has developed the PD4-AW-AQ is an all-weather type, Water Lander. PRODRONE showcases the new model at its booth at Xponential 2018, to be held May 1-3, 2018 in Denver.

PD4-AW-AQ is an all-weather type, and is capable of adaptive to any place, even the air or in water. The weight of the airframe is 10 lb, and maximum payload is 8 lb. It can fly to water surfaces far away, and transmit visions of the underwater.

The PD4-AW-AQ can allow us to capture under water footages with full autopilot capability by the attached GoPro HERO5. You can set as many waypoints on the river or the ocean where the PD4-AW-AQ takes footages by our sophisticated autopilot.

The float is installed in the four directions of PD4-AW-AQ, even if an accident occurs during the dam inspection or the flight on the sea, it will not submerge and maintains balance. It is also strong against rainy weather because it is a highly waterproof aircraft, and it is also ideal for security everyday surveillance.

PD4-AW-AQ Specifications (Provisional)

Distance Between Motors: 1,062 mm / 41.8 inch
Maximum Payload: 4 kg / 8.8 lb
Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.1 lb
Maximum Speed: 80 km/h / 50 mph
Overall Height:394 mm / 15.5 inch
Maximum Wind Speed for Flying:10 m/s / 22.4 mph
Diameter of Propellers: 432.6 mm / 17 inch
Flight Duration:21 min
Power Source: 5500mA x 2
Water Resistance: All-weather type (IP55)

*Model Number and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

About XPONENTIAL 2018 and PRODRONE booth

Backed by AUVSI, XPONENTIAL is the largest trade show for unmanned systems and robotics offering exclusive access to a highly-targeted audience of more than 8,500 unmanned vehicles and robotics professionals, with more than 725 exhibitors coming from a wide range of high-growth industries over the course of four days. The event features a cutting-edge conference highlighting the latest technology advancements, use cases and policy, networking opportunities, and a trade show floor with the full spectrum of unmanned systems across all domains. XPONENTIAL 2018 will take place April 30 to May 3, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Event Name: AUVSI Xponential 2018

Event Period: April 30 to May 3
Venue: Colorado Convention Center ( Denver, CO, USA )
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AUVSI ( is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support the defense, civil and commercial sectors.


PRODRONE is a B2B drone system manufacturer and design company. Our products are made in Japan and Canada with exacting standards. Prodrone’s engineering staff has more than 25 years of UAV engineering experience. PRODRONE have mass produced various industrial drones for many UAV applications. Custom engineered and designed UAV’s is our specialty.


Press inquiries:

Contact: Katsuei Matsunaga, Director, Sales and Marketing
Tel: +81 -52-950-1278

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