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Jul 13, 2012
Hey all, since the container arrived we’ve been hard at work getting Quadshots assembled, boxed, and shipped out. Here’s the status of everything: Latte: Completed and shipped out on June 21! Cappuccino: Completed and shipped out on June 21! We know of one backer, Anton, that built his Cappuccino around a Lisa/M v1.0. He’s posted videos on youtube: maiden hovering flight and first mode 2 flight. We can’t wait to see more videos from all of you! Mocha: Obviously the biggest task - we’ve built about a third of the airframes so far. Chris is the assembly Zen master! On the electronics...
May 18, 2012
Hey all, Great news: THE FOAM PARTS ARE DONE!!!! Here they are packed into boxes and ready to hop into a container destined for the Port of Oakland! In other news, the AMGEN Tour of California bicycle race rolled through Bonny Doon, right past our office. We used a GoPro-equipped Quadshot to take some aerial footage of the cyclists going by. No stunts like chasing after them though - we didn’t want anyone reporting UFO sightings :-P Lastly, we’re bringing a couple Quadshot prototypes to the Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA this weekend, so if you’ll be...
May 14, 2012
Update time again, and we’ll keep it short and sweet: Fourth time’s the charm! (For foam at least) We’re happy to announce we’ve approved the foam tooling! It took almost five months and three rounds of test shots, but the results look great and we feel it’s been worth the wait. Production all the foam parts (wings, winglets, pylons, and spar covers) has been kicked off and will take about a week. Chris also had a cool idea to add some pieces that let you keep radio RX bays you’re not using covered for a cleaner look and better aero:...
Mar 26, 2012
Hello all, It’s about time for another update on our progress towards getting you your Quadshots! Foam Molding: First and Second Shots As we said in our last update, the foam ‘first shots’ (first test parts out of the molds) were originally scheduled to be completed February 20th, but the mold tooling company encountered some delays and took almost two extra weeks. On March 3rd (Jeff’s last full day in China) the molds had made it to the molding company and been mounted into the molding machine, and Jeff went to see the first shots get made: First shots are...
Dec 02, 2011
Hello all, Apologies again for the lack of updates! We are working hard to sort out the little niggles that have to be solved prior to production. We are really learning the 90-90 rule: the first 90% of a project takes 90% of the allotted time, and the last 10% of the project takes the other 90% :-) So here is a list of developments for many of the various elements that go into making the Quadshot: Legalese Much as we would prefer to only have to deal with engineering, the unfortunate fact is that we had to spend time...