The Line is Cranking + Teaser

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The Line is Cranking + Teaser

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Wahoo! We now have ample parts in stock and the manufacturing line is cranking (finally!). We’ve almost already shipped as many units in 2018 and we did in 2017. We expect to complete all pre-orders by the end of March. We’ve rallied and overcome a handful of unexpected curve balls over the last few weeks, the most jaw-dropping of which was our memory chips being stolen from our PCBA manufacturer’s line – what the [explicative]! Making an entirely new kind of drone in an entirely new way has proven to be a non-stop challenge, but we continue to push as hard as ever and are excited to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.


A growing group of adventurers, photographers, athletes (and normal people too) are using Snap to capture memories and moments as never been done before. You can see a collection of our favorites here. Please let us know if you’ve got one that you’d like to share!

The fact that we’ve kept many of you waiting for a long time weighs heavily on us.  We want to make it up to you by giving our pre-order customers the very first units of a soon to be announced Snap accessory, free of charge. We’ll be unveiling this new accessory in the next week (hint: something that expands on Snap’s unique abilities and makes it even easier for you to capture your favorite moments while still being present in them).

On the topic of capturing special moments while remaining present in them, I wanted to share a particularly personal video. Santa Claus delivered my son his first pedal bike and, of course, I used Snap to capture my son’s first moments of glee and freedom.  You might have gathered from past videos that biking is a big part of my life, so capturing my son’s first rides will go down in history for me. Snap enabled me to be completely present for him, pushing him to get going and catching him when he fell (except just once, I promise!), while tracking him flawlessly … and with no worries about safety (other than a debatably premature mountain biking descent…).  We look forward to seeing your videos of special moments like these — the ones we made Snap for.

  • John

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    WooHoo! End of March!! Oh well, great news and I’m looking forward to finally getting my drone and surprise gift. I much appreciate the more frequent updates.

    Thanks,
    John

  • chuck peck

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    I love this truly great news! Especially liked the increased shipping volume you mentioned. It looks like sticking-by VR will pay off in multiple ways. Thanks guys!

  • Ben C

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    I am eagerly waiting….it’s been 3 long long years!!!

  • tahazcity

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    outstanding!

  • Michael

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    Love the video of your kid learning to ride. Very crisp and steady. But, still slightly frustrating: That was *exactly* what I was hoping to do with my Snap when I pre-purchased it two years ago… to capture those special moments with my kid, like learning to ride a bike, when it was impossible for me to stand back and hold a camera. Would have been nice to have received what was promised back in 2016. My daughter started school last week.

    In case you are not already doing this, please send us an email at the time of order dispatch (ideally with tracking details) so we know it is on its way.

    • James Squires

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      Sorry to miss those moments Michael. We hope you have many more to come!

      We will send an email out to confirm your address, will then send another one with a tracking number once it is in the mail, and a third email to confirm you received it.

  • STUART TARRANT-WILLIS

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    Hi have any pre-orders been shipped to UK ?
    I do hope mine will be sent out in March, and will any distributor be appointed in UK?
    Appreciate the updates as a manufacturer with tech equip myself for a numer of years
    and importing polyurethanes from Los Angeles all shipped in ‘Igloos’ ….nightmare !

    • James Squires

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      We have sent units to the UK already.

      Right now, we are focusing entirely on filling pre-sales. We will look into distributors once that has been tackled.

  • Mark Kedrowski

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    Finally… Hallelujah!

  • Joshua Brandstetter

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    I ordered a snap a bit more than a year ago, and to hear that your manufacturing is finally running well lifts my heart! I do worry if, perhaps, I may have possibly already received an email about receiving my drone and have missed it. If that is the case, is there any way that I can confirm it? I shall check my old emails, but I wonder if there also may be a way that you guys can confirm or deny that.
    In regards to the contents of this blog update, I am absolutely ecstatic about the free accessory! I am truly excited to take advantage of the Snap ecosystem. I look forward to using this drone in many ways. I greatly appreciate these updates.
    Sincerely: Joshua Brandstetter

  • Chris

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    I’m relieved to see the progress and happy to also see that there will be a reward of some type for the long wait. I’ve been very unhappy about the issues and have missed so many opportunities to capture memories and make money over the last two years…this had better be worth the wait gang! I look forward to finally trying out my Snap. The question now is longevity of Vantage as a company after so many delays and if they will be able to support us for years to come. Fingers crossed.

  • Sanjeev Manrakhan

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    Hello, I had paid for the drone 2 years ago and have still not received the shipment last year despite numerous delays of which we were notified. Can you please let us know when we can expect delivery?

    • James Squires

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      We hope to fill all pre-sale units in the next couple months. If you have questions about your specific order, shoot us an email.

  • Andrew

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    ~ $1000 for a year at 3% interest equals “free” gift of ~ $30 value. Well, at least something. Hey, everything will be forgiven when I get my drone and it will deliver as advertised 🙂
    And unrelated question, I would like to order bigger battery for extended flight. When will it be available?

    • James Squires

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      We are not currently designing a bigger battery, but will have some accessories to improve flight time. They will not be coming out until all pre-sale orders are filled though.

  • Yoshinori Saeki

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    At last this time came. . .
    Already shipped to Japan?
    I want e-mails when shipping.

  • Volker

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    Hi,
    nice to hear this good news after 3 years waiting time.
    Will you give me a short info if you start shipping to Germany?
    All the best for you and your team.

  • Joe Kerby

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    Any news on that accessory that you were going to unveil in the next week? It’s been a few weeks now. Excited to see it.

  • Joe Kerby

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    Awesome. Can’t wait!!

  • Stan

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    I had a great dream. I received my Snap …Guys,how long I how to wait. It is sad and embarrassing … our expectation

  • William Maes

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    Which Email address should the pre order customers be looking for? I’ve been waiting for mine and didn’t think I would be one of the last orders ordering a year ago. Thank you for any updates!

  • Paul Cook

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    I ordered mine October 2015, you think 1 year is a long time to wait!

  • Stan

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    Hi guys again. I have an idea to revive this blog. You should rethink how to start. How to use Snap functions of apps. Tricks and skills of your testers. Short films? Not everyone here has such skills. Try to look at this problem with the eyes of a novice…

  • Lane

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    Hey James, it’s now mid next week from when you said you would unveil. I’m super curious as to what it is!

    • James Squires

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      Sorry Lane. We are just putting together some images and renderings to go with the blog post. Shouldn’t be much longer

  • Robert Tannenbaum

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    Hi there! Is the Snap considered a drone and subject to drone regulations? Curious if you have links to sites that explain the process of getting drone licenses.

    • James Squires

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      Hi Robert. What kind of regulations? FAA regulations? 107 regulations?

      • James Squires

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        You will need to register you Snap with the FAA. It takes about minutes and costs about $5. You do not need to worry about the 107 regulations unless you are planning on using Snap for commercial purposes.

  • Chris

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    Any 2015 people got their Snaps yet?

  • William Maes

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    Thank you! I’ll keep an eye out for the email. Can’t wait!

  • Ron Huntington

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    After almost three years of waiting, I received my SNAP Drone Camera Platform on Friday afternoon (Thank You, James Squires and Team at Vantage!), and took it out for its first Test Flight this afternoon. I can truly tell you that “The Wait Was Worth It!” With the Vantage Flight Software on my iPhone, it flew perfectly right out of the box. The video feed was excellent to the iPhone Screen, though I made a small error in not realizing the 16GB Video Card was not fully inserted into the designated slot, so the Video itself did not record. Battery lasted about 20 Minutes, then the drone dutifully returned to a perfect landing right on the spot where it lifted off. The platform responded smoothly to every command input during the test flight, and I am extremely pleased by the quality and workmanship of the finished SNAP product. Excellent, rugged design, and a very quiet platform while in flight. It will be nice – and necessary – when Vantage has an inventory of spare batteries for sale, as you will likely want to pick up 3-4 and have them charged-up for extending flight operations. All that said – To paraphrase what Will Smith said in the original Independence Day movie: “You gotta get yourself one of THESE!” Nice job, Team Vantage! Keep em Flying! And Flying Out The Door!

  • Joe Kerby

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    Still waiting for some news on that new accessory. Been 3 weeks since you said one more week. Any news?

  • Jack

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    When will the audio recording/sync feature be implemented in the Snap app? Thx.

    • James Squires

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      That is a really cool feature that we are excited to get up and running, but does take a lower priority than some of the more critical issues.

  • Lane

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    Ya also super curious about this! When is the update coming??

  • homepage

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    Superb Technology keep doing i like it.

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