For the many customers who have received your Snap recently, you might be wondering about the new little hole in the tail assembly, just behind the sonar. As we hinted we’d be announcing in a previous post, we have upgraded Snap to now include a downward facing optical flow module to augment position control outdoors and enable position control indoors. We have also dropped the exterior whip antenna for a pair of internal antennas which we’ve found to have slightly better performance. We hope you enjoy the upgrade as a small thanks for your patience in getting your Snap.
For those of you who received your Snap prior to the upgrade, and maybe are thinking for the first time ever that you wish you hadn’t gotten your Snap so soon, we have a plan to make sure you don’t feel left out. Firstly, we continue to work on a solution to achieve indoor position control using the front-facing camera and a technique called SLAM running on the phone. Additionally, we have some options to make it easy to get upgraded hardware at reduced cost, which we are offering only for our pre-order customers:
- For $200, you can return your fuselage and we’ll swap your gimbal into the latest fuselage.
- For $500, you can get a new fuselage and keep your original as a backup (and a little piece of history).
Both of these prices are substantial discounts to show our ongoing gratitude for your early support. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
For the rapidly dwindling number of you still awaiting your Snap, we’re cranking out the new and improved Snaps faster than ever and doing everything we can to get it in your hands in the next month.