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  • Vincent

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    Very cool. Amazing how many features you put into Snap. I can’t wait to get it into my hands. Any update on the shipping date? Thanks, Vincent

    • James Squires

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      Thanks Vincent. We can’t wait to get you flying either! Pre-orders will start shipping in June and should wrap up in August, we will share more details as we get them.

  • Mike Paulin

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    Hi Vantage Team,
    I have been following the progress of Snap and it is exciting to watch its development. I enjoyed this blog post about the controller options. I like the Smart Phone controller option, however, most likely would go with one of the other controller options. The main reason – you can’t see the Smart Phone screen in bright light, especially if you are outside and the sun is shining…. Pretty much you would have to use the Smart Phone controller on a cloudy day or when you fly inside. I have had several Smart Phones and that is the biggest complaint I have with them and that is you can’t see the screen when outside. Thanks and keep up the great work on Snap!

    • James Squires

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      Thanks Mike. We haven’t had any issues with sun light so far. Please let us know if you do once we get flying!

  • Peter Herweijer

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    Here in The Netherlands there’s legislation in the pipeline aiming at a max altitude of 50 mtr and a max distance of 50 mtr between pilot and drone. This makes the android smartphone controller my best control option.

  • Kevin Wickens

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    Looks like it should be really easy and inexpensive to connect your smart phone to a pair of HDMI input FPV glasses with something called a MHL / SlimPort HDMI adapter. Best part is you could do this and still control Snap via the smartphone app. Awesome! This is the best of all words! So excited!

  • David hui

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    Would it be adaptable with a VR glass and smartphone combination ?

    • James Squires

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      We have played around with the VR goggles and think they are very cool. While it won’t be ready at the time of shipping, we do hope to include this feature in the future.

  • Ryan

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    In the comments of the previous update, someone at Vantage mentioned there would be an update about “production and shipping in the next one or two weeks.” That comment was posted on April 7th (nearly three weeks ago). I’m very excited about everything in this update, but when will we hear more detailed information related to the timeline of receiving our pre-ordered drones?

  • Joe

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    I like all the options. But a question about using the dsm controller, you said to maintain the video feed throughout the full range of the dsm controller you recommend using the smartphone range extender with the dsm controller. Is that the extender that is coming out later this year? Or available now? Thanks.

  • Al Springstead

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    Great to see you adding to the blog! I check a lease twice a day. I sure think that this information is very helpful for all of those that have pre-order. Keep the information coming.

  • Scott

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    I’m confused, with a dsm controller is the range extended to 1500m? Or do you also need to purchase the range extender?

    • James Squires

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      Yes. A DSM remote transfers data differently and has a much longer range. However, the live streaming will not work with a DSM, so that will only have a range of 150m (unless its combined with the range extender).

  • Michael

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    Can SmartTilt be turned off? If you are streaming 720p to the Smartphone, will the Snap move in sync with your phone motion (aligned to what you are viewing on the phone) instead of being dependent on the operator’s relative orientation to the snap’s bearing?

  • Neil

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    It would be good to see some actual footage of the various control methods being used on a working drone. When will the android/ios apps be available?

  • Daniel van Duinkerken

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    Nice work! Does controlling the gimbal position also happen with the controller (whatever one it may be), or can you only control it through the app?

  • JK

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    Really like this. I’m excited and can’t wait!

  • ArtnVegas

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    just sliced my fingers trying to fly my “piece of ****” MINIVET Drone, so hard to fly, poor instructions, most of it in Chinese, what a waste of money……… can’t wait for my Vantage Robotics to arrive.

  • Nick

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    any news on shipping? May has come and no news on estimated dates?

    • James Squires

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      We will be sending out a blog post about this very soon. We plan on shipping in June, and will be sending units out sequentially starting with the first orders.

  • Florian

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    Picking up the previous comment, I think everybody would feel comfortable seeing some pictures of pre production like molds etc… Being 7 weeks away from end of June (what is still June ๐Ÿ™‚ ) You guys should be at a certain stage regarding the hardware…or let us know in time if June is not realistic…managing expectations is key…

    You have a big crowd anxiously waiting – including me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kevin Wickens

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    Fingers crossed, we get a new blog post this week. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And toes crossed that it’s the “Production update” Blog update!

  • Jeremy

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    Hi James

    Will there be a mode on the app where you can completely turn off the tilt and have two joysticks in the app so you can use your smart phone to fly manually like you would with a radio? I love the idea of having my phone be the controller but would really rather be able to have manual control without carrying a second device. (Tilt is cool and all but would make it hard for some shots plus it’s hard to see what’s going on with the screen when it is flat ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
    I really like how you added dsm reciever as well I love Spektrum!

    • James Squires

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      Hi Jeremy,

      Snap will not have virtual joysticks like you described. We feel that the SmartTilt feature provides much better manual control than any virtual joysticks can.

  • Mark

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    I’m still wondering if a PS4 or Xbox One controller will be compatible. If not then what “Game” controlers will be?

  • Don

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    I wonder if folks realize if they buy now during preorder, if they start shipping in June, probably won’t see theirs for months yet. Depending upon, how many were sold preorder. The preorder started last year. So I’m assuming a June ship date isn’t realistic for those ordering now. It’ll happen when it happens. Not much you can do but wait. They’ll get to it.
    The suspense is killing me. I hope it lives up to the expectations.

  • Kevin

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    So far from everything that is out there, it really really looks like it is going to live up to the expectations. And that’s even before all of the amazing add-on modules come out. I’m so so stoked! If Vantage delivers…. and I really really think they will…. I think they’ll win the top aerial camera of 2016 award hands down. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JK

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    I am also curious if there is a way to quickly turn it off, like a “kill” switch?

  • Don

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    Hello again guys,

    Will you be posting more videos anytime soon? I would like to see a few more examples of the camera. I noticed that the small print on the site states that orders placed now will be shipped in September. Will second batteries be available to order anytime soon? Any downloads available for the control app yet?
    I’m curious if you found a distribution partner or are the units being hand assembled in a small warehouse? Doesn’t matter to me but I’m curious about the ramp up of production. If I ordered mine in February can I expect to see it in June? I’m not seeing much info on other sites.
    Thanks for any updates

    • James Squires

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      Hi Don,

      We will be posting a blog update about manufacturing and shipping details later this week. More videos will be coming shortly as well.

  • Pete

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    Interesting product. I cant find the following in the specs:
    Is it going to be FCC approved?
    Does it require a HAM license?
    What is the mW output of its video transmitter?

  • Ben C

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    Hi, how can I get hold of the DSM Two-sticks controller for my Snap? How much?
    Ben

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