ABOUT

About Watts Innovations LLC

Owner

Bobby Watts

Watts Innovations: How We Got Here

2016

Watts Innovations LLC was founded in Winter Garden, Florida with the concept of helping customers bring their ideas to life through design and prototyping services. During this time, we assisted customers bring products to real life, prototyping everything from unmanned aircraft to measuring cups, children's play toys to golf tees. During this time, Owner Bobby Watts was 13 years deep in the unmanned aircraft/ radio control word, actively involved with piloting radio controlled helicopters and multirotors on feature films and various other projects. 

2017

While assisting customers with designing and prototyping "the next big thing", Owner Bobby Watts was spending a tremendous amount of time on film sets with Jordy Klein of XCam Aerials, as Chief Pilot. During this time, XCam Aerials suddently found themselves in need of a large, heavy lifting multirotor that could carry the latest cinema quality cameras and brushless gimbals with ease. With that, the MFD 5000 heavy lift drone was born.

2018

Initially only building one MFD 5000 Heavy Lift Drone for XCam Aerials, Bobby and the XCam team put the aircraft to work for over one year before a second aircraft was even assembled. This allowed ample time to really get the aircraft dialed in.
In late 2018, we began building custom versions of the MFD 5000 for other customers looking to use it for cinematography and LiDAR scanning purposes.

2019

In early 2019, Watts Innovations relocated to the Baltimore, Maryland area and with that came a ramped up production of the MFD 5000 heavy lift drone. In 2019, Watts Innovations sold dozens of the heavy lift drones to customers all over the world, in a wide variety of applications. Customers were utilizing our drones for various purposes from Cinematography, LiDAR scanning, Infrastructure Inspections, Cargo Hauling, and more. With this came an extensive push on our production and engineering fronts and the realization that a standardized aircraft that could suit various applications was a necessity.

2020

While MFD 5000 production continues, the Engineering team is hard at work for the better part of 10 months, conceptualizing and designing what would be come PRISM, our standardized versatile drone that can be used for practically any application. After months of testing and prototyping, PRISM was proudly unveiled in September and is currently in a pre-order phase for customers world-wide. It is expected to ship in late 2020/ early 2021.