Chasing Innovation GLADIUS MINI |The World's First Five Thruster Minisize Underwater Drone
- Brand: Chasing Innovation
- Product Code: gladius mini
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax:£1,165.83
Chasing Innovation GLADIUS MINI Underwater Drone
- One Touch Depth-Lock Mode
- ±45°Adjustable Tilt-Lock Mode
- Dive To 100m
- 4K UHD Camera
- One Touch Share On Social Media
- Live Stream
- 2hr Runtime
- Portable Backpack
Discover and Capture What Lies Beneath With Gladius Mini
The First Five Thruster Minisize Underwater Drone in the World
GLADIUS MINI is equipped with an Ultra-HD camera that delivers 12-mega pixel photos and 4K videos.
New Five Thrusters Layout + AI Intelligent Control Algorithm
The vertical propellers are laid out as a triangle, which is combined with AI intelligent control algorithm to ensure the stability of the ROV in both vertical and horizontal directions under water.
The rear two propellers output a maximum speed of 2m/s and provide flow resistance.
±45° Adjustable Tilt-Lock
The 45° pitching angle is available in Tilt-Lock Mode, it can be regulated to pan left or right and tilt up or down.
The weight of GLADIUS MINI is less than 2.5 kg (5.5 lb). The size is 23 x 38 cm (8.9inch x 15 inch), which is similar in size to a 15’’ Macbook Pro.
Share your underwater videos and photos on social media with a click of a button.
Unique five thruster design
allows responsive and accurate navigation in all directions.
Depth-lock, adjustable tilt-lock, and a game-like controller allow stable underwater shooting.
Application For Consumers
Diving & Photography
Yacht & Fishing
Tour & Exploring
Application For Businesses
Hull & Dock Inspection
Reservoir dam Inspection
Camera: 12 Million pixels
CMOS: 1/2.3 inch
LED Light: 2*1200 Lumens
Simple Game Like Control
GLADIUS MINI x 1
Base Station x 1
Remote Controller x 1
Winder & 100m Tether x 1
Charger x 1
Buoyancy Weight Module (Seawater/Freshwater) x 2
How do I set up the GLADIUS MINI?
How good is the Drone in darkness?
What features and settings does the remote control have?
How do I look after my Gladius?
Why haven't Chasing Innovation allowed the drone to go deeper than 100m?
Most likely because the "interesting" stuff, like 90% of all life in the ocean is in up to the top 200m of ocean (will be more shallow based on turbulence, impurities etc in the water)
At 100m the pressure from the water is 10 times higher than that at the surface and so the technology would cost more if it needs to resist pressures above 10 atmospheres.
What’s the difference between GLADIUS Standard, Advanced, and GLADIUS MINI?
The Gladius Mini It is designed to be very portable, while also being more precise and agile than GLADIUS Standard and Advanced . despite the lower price tag it is still a very powerful and capable drone.
What is the maximum range of GLADIUS MINI?
Maximum depth: 100m Maximum speed: 2m/s
How long does it take to charge the Gladius Mini's battery, and how long does a full charge last for?
GLADIUS MINI is equipped with 3A charger. It takes 1.5 hours to charge the drone battery. This full charge will last for about 2 hours.
How do I know when the GLADIUS MINI is running out of power?
The controller of GLADIUS MINI is equipped with a Battery Power Indicator which will display a red light warning at 25% battery.
Does the Gladius Mini automatically stabilise at the desired depth?
Yes, The 5-thrusters design and various modes offer depth control to keep the drone at the desired depth while the 5-thrusters designs offers a stabilisation feature.
Do the thrusters work independently such that I can pitch the nose of the Gladius Mini up and down?
The thrusters work independently, and you can pitch the nose of the drone up and down. Gladius MINI supports a maximum of a 45-degree pitch angle.
Does the Gladius Mini's lens have a protection collar to prevent scratching if you bump into coral or other objects?
The lens can resist bumps and scraps, though it is advised to avoid collisions where possible as it is not completely resistant to collisions.
What's the recording time on the Gladius Mini's onboard internal storage?
It depends on the resolution of video, On board there is 64GBs of storage. - at 4k 30 FPS you will be using up to 900 MB per min, you should be able to record 71 mins of 4k video.
What are the dimensions of the Gladius Mini?
385 x 226 x 138 mm and the drone's weight is 2.27 kg. The total weight of all equipment does not exceed 4 kg.
How do I turn GLADIUS MINI On and Off?
Tighten the buoyancy tether, then turn on the switch on the back of the repeater.
What are the Video&Photo formats for GLADIUS MINI?
MP4 and JPEG/PNG
How do you connect your phone to your drone?
Turn on the repeater, then connect to the ‘Gladius 5G WiFi’ by your phone. The password is 12345678.
Do I have to control GLADIUS MINI by the APP?
Yes. the app is available on iOS and Android.
What are the Gladius Mini's advantages compared to the Gladius Pro?
The Gladius Mini supports ±45° adjustable Tilt-Lock mode, and a key Depth-Lock Mode, and it's easier to control. We have added mature internal design and more reliable quality.
What is the size and weight of the Gladius Mini?
The size of the Gladius Mini is 15 inches x 8.9 inches x 5.4 inches and the total weight is 5 lbs (2.27 kg).
What are the pre-dive safety measures before using the Gladius Mini?
Make sure the battery is charged before using the Gladius Mini.
Gladius mini should be used in open water where the water quality is relatively clear, and there is no dense seaweed or weeds in a lake area.
Do not turn on the drones LED lights before entering the water.
Do not use in pools with high chloride amounts or other chemicals to avoid corrosion.
Do not run drone motors out of water for more than two minutes to prevent ceasing the thruster motors.
Before use, check for water on the tether connectors. If moisture is present, wipe with the Gladius provided towel.
What are the post-dive safety measures after using the Gladius Mini?
Please use fresh water to wash the drone body and dry with a towel, then store in a cool storage area.
Do not put heavy objects on the Gladius mini to avoid damage.
Please charge the battery if the power level is less than 25%.
Keep the battery at 50-80% when idle to extend the battery life of the Gladius Mini.
How do I judge if the Gladius Mini has started up properly?
After the base station is turned on, the drone LED lights will flash. Accompanied by two self-test sounds. The drone ROV indicator on the base station will stay lit.
Where can I find the serial number on the Gladius mini?
The serial number is on the bottom of the Gladius mini body. The base station and remote controller. Or you can find it on the APP-settings-system-about.
How do I clean the sand out that gets inside the Gladius body?
Remove the buoyancy weight from the drone body, then rinse the drone body with freshwater. If that doesn't work, you can ask the support team for help opening the shell. Please note that if the shell or other accessories are damaged, the customer warranty will be void.
Why does the Gladius Mini move forward or backward in 45°tilt mode?
The current hardware technology is not able to keep the fixed position in 45° tilt mode. Users can keep positioning by slightly pushing reverse or forward on the joystick.
What do I do if the Gladius mini WiFi does not connect to my phone?
Make sure the battery is fully charged, and the tether connectors are connected securely.
Check if the drone body started up properly and the base station ‘ROV’ indicator light on the base station is not flashing. You can also record a video and send it to the support team for help.
Try another phone and manually set the IP address and subnet mask (static) IP: 192.168.1.20~192.168.1.80 Mask: 255.255.255.0
My phone connects to the Gladius WiFi, but I cannot open the APP camera interface?
Try to delete and reinstall the APP then restart the machine. If you have another phone or tablet, try them as well. It could be a compatibility issue with your phone, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your phone model and system model.
Can the battery of the Gladius mini be replaced or removed?
The battery is built into Gladius mini and cannot be removed. The battery needs to be replaced at our service center, or we may have to replace the whole main cabin directly. Please contact email@example.com for details.
How do I calibrate the compass of the Gladius mini?
First, make sure your phone's compass is accurate. The lower left relative angle and 3D image depend on the phone's compass and machine's compass, the error will be zero only when the compass and data are the same. The top compass data is only coming from the Gladius mini's compass. An failure of up to 30 degrees is normal, especially in iOS devices.
Calibrate the Gladius mini in an open area instead of in a high metal environment. Metal objects easily disrupt the compass.
You can refer to the video in the “live calibration” section of the APP, make sure the machine is calibrated in every direction it directs you.
If the calibration fails, restart the machine and try again. Also, for a successful calibration, you are required to reset the Gladius mini.
If after several attempts it's still not accurate, but the phone compass is correct, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
What can I do if the Gladius mini doesn't move on remote control commands?
Make sure the motor is not stuck on a rock or anything that can fit in the motor shaft area.
Check whether a custom joystick setting has been set in the APP remote setting page and whether it is adequately set.
To troubleshoot the remote control issue, please test with the virtual joystick option on your device.
Lay the Gladius mini flat on the ground to keep it level, then calibrate the accelerator according to the instructions, then restart the Gladius mini if it fails or succeeds.
Lay the Gladius mini flat on the ground and restart the Gladius mini after calibrating the depth and level functions.
If remote commands still fail after several successful calibrations, please contact email@example.com for help.
What can I do if the Gladius mini does not respond during startup?
Make sure the Gladius mini and the base station are charged.
Make sure the tether connectors are connected tightly.
If the base station is turned on but its indicator light is not on, please contact the support team to replace the base station.
If the base station is turned on correctly, but the drone body doesn't respond, please contact the support team to replace the drone body or the tether.
Please take a short video that supports this product failure and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Gladius Mini base station waterproof?
No, it is not waterproof.
What is the size and weight of the Gladius base station?
The size is 149 mm x 106 mm x 43 mm (5.9 inches X 4.2 inches X 1.7 inches) , and the base station weighs 0.4 kg (0.88 lbs).
What is the wireless Wi-Fi distance I can be from the Gladius base station?
10 m(32 ft) wireless Wi-Fi distance from the base station.
What is the battery capacity in the Gladius Base Station and how long does it take to charge?
The battery capacity in the Base Station is 29.25Wh (2500mAh). One hour to charge the base station.
What is the battery life of the Gladius Base Station?
The battery life of the base station is 6 hrs fully charged.
What is the battery cycle of the Gladius Base Station?
The battery cycle of the Base Station is 300 charges.
What is the HDMI input in the Gladius Base Station?
You can get real-time scenes through Gladius Mini underwater camera with an external monitor or TV.
What kind of monitor or screen does the HDMI support?
It can support a monitor or tv that supports 1080p.
What is the SD card slot in the Gladius Base Station for?
Purpose: Place an SD card into the Base Station, and the Gladius Mini will store a small bitstream video with OSD information (temperature, depth, relative angle, and tilt angle) on the SD Card automatically when shooting the video.
OSD video parameter: 720P 4Mbps
1 Check the capacity of the SD card: APP [Settings]->[about]
2 Find the OSD video in the lower right corner of the app media and find OSD sign, it supports previewing.
3 The OSD files will be deleted automatically when the corresponding original video files are deleted.
Note: The function of recording content and photos to the external SD card slot in the base station has not been activated yet and will be enabled through a firmware update in the future.
What if the Gladius Base station doesn't charge, the light on the adapter does not show green or red during charging?
Please take a short video to show this failure and provide the serial number to: email@example.com.
What if the Gladius Base station doesn't turn on?
Please check that the Base station is charged. Please take a small video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I switch the Gladius' WiFi band from 2.4ghz to 5ghz?
Please press the “reset” button on the Base Station after the machine is turned on to switch wifi frequency.
What is wrong if the Gladius mini lights start to blink?
Make sure the drone body and the base station are fully charged, and make sure the tether connectors are connected tightly. If the light still flashes, it means there is something wrong with the connection between the Gladius mini and the base station. Please take a short video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to: email@example.com.
Is the Gladius Mini remote controller waterproof?
No, it is not waterproof.
The Gladius remote control bracket spring clip broke, can I buy a new one?
Yes, you can. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a new remote control bracket spring clip.
Can the Gladius remote controller hold an iPad or tablet?
Yes, it can hold an iPad or tablet up to 10.5 inch.
What is the connection frequency of the Gladius remote controller?
The connection frequency of the remote controller is 2.4GHz - 5GHz.
What is the wireless distance between the smart device and the Gladius controller?
The wireless distance is 10 m (32 ft) between a smart device and the controller.
How long does it take to charge the Gladius remote controller fully?
About 1 hour.
What is the battery life of the Gladius remote controller?
The battery life of the remote controller is 5 hrs.
How do I confirm the Gladius remote control battery is fully charged?
The four green lights on the right will stay lit. Each light represents 25% power.
Why doesn't my Gladius remote controller connect to my phone or tablet device?
Please read the user manual carefully. Android devices need to ensure that all permissions are turned on when the Bluetooth connection screen pops up.
Some old and uncommon mobile phones may be unable to connect to the controller, and it is suggested to try other smartphones.
If it still fails, please take a short video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to email@example.com.
When I charge the Gladius remote controller, why is the remote controller charging lights not on?
Please turn on the Remote controller to charge, if the charging lights still don't light up, please take a short video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can connect the Gladius remote controller via Bluetooth, but all of the buttons are not functioning. I see the light is blinking. What can I do?
Please take a short video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to email@example.com.
I can connect the Gladius remote controller via Bluetooth, but both joysticks are not working, the Bluetooth light is showing connected, what can I do?
Please check the Chasing mini APP setting and make sure you didn't choose the custom handle mode, or take a short video to show this failure and provide the serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the battery capacity of the Gladius mini, base station, and remote controller?
The battery of the Gladius mini is 55.5Wh (5000mAh) The Base Station is 29.25Wh (2500mAh) The remote controller is 400mAh.
What is the battery life of the Gladius mini?
·Gladius Mini in use, Fixed-depth mode, LED 50%, L speed: battery life 2 hours (still water)
·Gladius Mini in use, Fixed-depth mode, LED 0%, M speed: battery life 1.5 hours (still water)
·Gladius Mini in use, Fixed-depth mode, LED 0%, H speed: battery life 40 minis(still water)
Can the battery of the Gladius mini be replaced?
If the battery needs to be replaced, you will need to send your Gladius mini to our service center. Please contact email@example.com for details.
How long does it take to charge the Gladius mini?
About 2 hours.
When the Gladius mini battery is charging how do I check battery status?
Please check the small light on the adapter, and a red light means the Gladius mini is charging, when you see a green light this means the Gladius mini is fully charged.
Is the Gladius mini battery removable?
No, the battery is not removable.
What are the parameters of the Gladius mini charger?
It is a 3A/12.6V charger.
What if there is no power going to the Gladius mini (it won't start)?
It may be a faulty battery, and please take a short video to show this product failure and provide the serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the KV rating of the motors in the Gladius mini?
The motors are 720 KV rating.
How often should I change the Gladius mini propellers？
The only time you should change the Gladius mini propellers is if they break.
Why do the motors of the Gladius Mini run out of control automatically after unlocking in the water?
When you push the propellers unlocking button on the remote controller, the Gladius mini default is depth-locked mode so the motors will run automatically.
What do I do if the Gladius Mini motors lock up on me?
There needs to be maintenance work done on the motors, please contact support@chasing-innovation for cleaning procedures.
What is the top speed of the Gladius Mini?
The top speed is 2 metres per second or 7.2 km/h (4.4 mph).
What is the maximum flow resistance of the Gladius mini?
The maximum flow resistance of the Gladius mini is 4 knots or 2 meters per second.
Can I replace the motors or propellers by myself?
Yes, you can replace the propellers and motors by yourself, but please contact email@example.com for guidance.
Can I take the motors apart and still be under warranty?
No, you can not take apart the motors and still be under warranty. Once the motors are taken apart your warranty on the Gladius mini is void.
Where can I download the CHASING mini app?
For Apple you can get it here:
For Android you can get it here:
Which devices are supported by the CHASING Mini app?
The Gladius mini APP supports iOS 9.0 and Android 4.4 and above.
How do I perform a self-check of the Gladius mini?
Turn on the Gladius mini→ Connect the Gladius Wi-Fi→ open the APP→ Click the top right icon→ Click the self-check tab.
About the Gladius mini calibration settings.
In general, no calibration is required if the machine is behaving normally. Before calibrating the accelerator, level and depth functions, please lock the motors first. Next lay the Gladius mini flat on the ground. Then restart the Gladius mini after each calibration process. If this process still fails then please also restart the Gladius mini and try again. This process may take a few tries before all calibrations work properly.
About the Gladius mini live stream functions.
The Gladius mini supports Facebook live and YouTube live streaming. The go-live buttons are located in the function key on the left side of the APP control interface.
You can refer to the steps: APP startup interface→ Click the top right icon→Help→ Tutorial→ Live
How do I format the SD card in the Gladius Mini?
Please download the official tool to format the SD card, the link is https://www.chasing.com/repair-tools.html
About the power curve setting on the Gladius mini.
The left-hand side diagram is the linear force, where the acceleration is constant. The right-hand side is the nonlinear force, where acceleration is not consistent.
Where can I find the Gladius mini APP version information?
APP control interface→ The Settings icon of the upper left corner→ System→ About
What does the DV function on the Gladius do?
It works by reducing exposure time to minimize image drag. It only works in video mode.
I am unable to take photos or videos, and there is an error message that pops up.
This is an SD card error, and please download the official tool to fix it, the link is https://www.chasing.com/repair-tools.html
Why does my android phone "live image" show up grey on my phone screen?
Some android phones have this problem with H.264 function, and please switch to MJPEG stream type then restart the Gladius mini.
What can I do if there are other software issues I can't solve?
Please provide a screenshot or short video. Also, add your Gladius mini's serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does the file download system work on a PC or MAC computer?
Connect your computer to your wireless network then connected to the Gladius WiFi signal. Then you can download via wifi your files by accessing IP address 192.168.1.88 in your browser.
Does the ISO and shutter speed work in video mode?
Those two features are not currently supported, and this feature may be activated in the future in a firmware update.
Why does the Gladius mini loose power when I try and change camera or drone settings?
Chasing Innovation are concerned that users may accidentally touch the joystick when changing settings. If we didn't lock the controls, there would be a higher chance of collisions with rocks, animals, or reefs.
If I have problems with my Gladius mini who should I contact?
Please email to email@example.com if you have any concerns or questions.
What is the warranty on the Gladius mini?
|Main Components||Warranty Period|
|ROV main cabin||Camera/Sensor||12 Months|
|Circuit board||12 Months|
|Battery||6 Months and Charge Cycle less than 200 Times|
|Base station||12 Months|
|LED light||12 Months|
|Remote controller||12 Months|
|Remote controller bracket and spring clip||No warranty|
|3A charger||12 Months|
|Appearance damage / Shell damage||No warranty|
|Tether socket / Charging socket||6 Months and Charge Cycle less than 200 Times|
|Tether connector||12 Months|
|Tether socket / Charging socket||No warranty|
|Buoyancy Modules(Freshwater)||No warranty|
|Buoyancy Modules(Seawater)||No warranty|
What's the difference between H264 and MJPEG stream types?
+ reduces bandwidth and storage consumption significantly
+ adaptive video quality based on bandwidth
+ suitable for storage
+ / – complexity setup – sometimes tricky to set up – streaming quality, frame rate, and frame rate. GOP, VBR, CBR, etc.
+ consistently great image quality
+ robustness, if one frame is dropped, then it does not affect the video
– no sound
– consumes much more bandwidth and storage
My phone connects to the Gladius WiFi, but my laptop cannot search the Gladius WiFi?
The default WiFi frequency is 5Ghz. Your laptop only supports 2.4Ghz wifi. Please press the “reset” button on the Base Station after the machine is turned on to switch 2.4Ghz wifi frequency.
|Transmission Distance:||<10 m|
|Buoyancy:||-10 g ~ 10 g|
|Max Depth:||100 m|
|Max Speed:||2 m/s (4 Knots)|
|Max Ascend / Descend Speed:||0.5 m/s (1 Knot)|
|Flow Resistance:||1 m/s (2 Knots)|
|Average Runtime:||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Pilot Mode:||Depth Preset Mode & Stabilize Mode & ±45°Adjustable Tilt-Lock Mode|
|Photo Formats:||JPEG / DNG|
|Storage Memory:||64 GB|
|Video Resolution:||FHD:1920*1080 30 FPS. FHD:1920*1080 60 FPS. FHD:1920*1080 120 FPS. FHD:3840*2160(4K) 30 FPS.|
|Video Storage Bitrate:||60M|
|FOV (Field Of View):||95°|
|Inertial Measurement Unit:||3 axis gyro & accelerometer & compass|
|Depth Sensor:||< +/- 0.5 m|
|Temperature Sensor:||+/- 2℃|
|TF Card Recording:||Yes|
|WIFI Distance:||≤10 m|
|Brightness:||2 x 1200 lumens|
|Colour rendering index:||80|
|Max Power:||10 W|
|Tether Length:||100 m|
|Tether Break Strength:||100 KG (980 N)|
|Operating Frequency:||≥8h(Depends on working method)|
|Number of Chargers:||1|
|Charging Time:||Drone: 1.5 hours. Base Station: 1 hour.|