DroneRafts, LLC Adam Morrison, Co-Founder
INDIANAPOLIS-April 22, 2016- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, are one of the
hottest new products on the market for both hobbyists and businesses. However, one of the
shortcomings of the drone is its inability to land on water and other varied terrain. DroneRafts
LLC has developed the Patent Pending WaterStrider™ which bridges the gap between land
and water; allowing operators to take their UAV wherever they want to go and liberating them from the concern of where to land.
WaterStrider™ is a multi-terrain landing gear system for unmanned aircraft. Designed to fit
the DJI Phantom 3® (all variants) and the DJI Phantom 2® (all variants), the WaterStrider™
easily interfaces with the standard landing gear,
enabling the Phantom to takeoff and land from almost anywhere.
“WaterStrider™ offers existing drone users the ability to dramatically expand their capabilities
for completely new uses. We think hobbyists and professionals alike will be able to enjoy and
use their drones more in places like pools, lakes, beaches, and even ski slopes.” -David
Moser, Co-Founder DroneRafts LLC
DroneRafts has created a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funding for manufacturing.
With the design complete and test flying done, the group is ready to begin producing
WaterStrider™ in quantity. In order to do that, more robust tooling and equipment must be
purchased. Go to https://goo.gl/ucHryN to see the Kickstarter campaign.
“Kickstarter is a natural incubator for drone-related startups and being drone enthusiasts and
entrepreneurs ourselves, we are huge supporters for breaking through on Kickstarter. A
Kickstarter campaign debut was a perfect fit when considering how to launch the
WaterStrider™.”-Zacheriah Cole, Co-founder DroneRafts LLC
WaterStrider™ will be making it's physical debut at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016 in New
Orleans from May 2-5, 2016. DroneRafts will be at booth 1816 in the Start-Up Pavilion. All
three founders will be on-hand to answer questions.
In 2015 David Moser, Zacheriah Cole, and Adam Morrison realized that the drone world would
be even better if they could land on water, so they decided to design just such a landing
system. The entrepreneurs and mechanical engineers met over a decade earlier at Rose-
Hulman Institute of Technology. A shared love of taking things apart and making them better
brought them together again to create WaterStrider™.
The Phantom 3®, Phantom 2®, and all