Developed by Chasing Innovation, the Gladius Mini is the second generation of ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) of a brand that has worked hard to improve and optimize the capabilities and functionality of this new model. The Gladius Mini is now equipped with five powerful engines to allow itself to stabilize perfectly and move in all directions.
To draw the shape of its new model of submarine drone , Chasing Innovation was inspired by what exists in nature. To optimize the hydrodynamic profile with a high-performance fluid drainage system, the company relied on the shape of the fish's gills. We find, moreover, this pattern of gills on the sides of the device. Its hull has been designed to offer the smallest possible resistance to currents and to offer a fast speed of evolution as well as a perfect stability.
In addition to a sober and successful design, the Gladius Mini weighs only 2.5 kg. You should know that the Gladius Mini consists of four separate parts: the drone itself of a size of 38.5 x 22.6 x 13.8 cm is the same size as a Macbook Pro 15, a remote control, a tie cord rolled up from 50 to 100 meters and a station serving as a Wi-Fi access point connected to the drone but which is left on the shore. You can carry the four Gladius Mini components in a large backpack or in two small ones.
To drive the 5 powerful engines of the submarine (two at the rear for horizontal evolutions and three vertical motors are placed in triangle shape), the Mini Gladius uses a new control algorithm which ensures the submarine drone with an incredible stability .
Thanks to the new engine layout associated with the AI algorithm, the Gladius Mini maintains perfect stability both on the horizontal axis and on the vertical axis. The novelty of this Mini version is the possibility to tilt the ROV more or less than 45 ° up and down. Once the optimal position is reached, it is advisable to lock these parameters thanks to the Tilt-Lock mode then to make your underwater films. This option allows you to offer multiple viewing angles to make your movies more dynamic.
When it comes to the camera; the Gladius Mini uses a 1 / 2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor, headed by an f / 3.0 lens. It has an ISO range of 100 to 3200 and can capture RAW images in JPEG and DNG format. You can record a 4K video at 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps with a bit rate of 60 Mbps. You can also record a Full HD video at 30, 60 or 120fps. Still images and videos are saved on a 64 GB micro SD card.
The Gladius Mini is able to dive up to 100 meters provided you have the necessary length of wire. A depth lock mode allows one-touch operation of the controller to maintain the drone at its actual depth.
The Gladius Mini drone has two powerful 1,200-lumen LED headlights with a color temperature of 5,000 K light with an IRC of 80. Now you can capture video footage and images at night, in low visibility or in deep waters.
VR headsets are fashionable as they make this type of experience much more immersive. Good news, they are available on the Gladius Mini. Video feedback can be visualized with virtual reality VR or HMD headphones. In this viewing mode, you can set the ISOs, white balance and color tone for manual rendering in manual or automatic settings.
Using the free downloadable Gladius app in the App Store and Google Play, you can stream or post your underwater videos to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and WeChat or watch them live on VR helmet.
The submarine drone Gladius Mini is offered at a very attractive price:
- € 1,499 for the 50 meters wired version.
- € 1,599 for the 100 meters wired version.
With 5 motors, a 4K camera, a 45° tilt mode, a depth lock, 2 hours of battery, a powerful lighting of 2400 lumens and a competitive price, the submarine robot Gladius Mini has very serious assets that you must take into account in your choice.