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  • Bernard Shaw

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    As a short film creator and wedding videographer we would love to have a Quad that is so precisely controllable and SAFE that we could use it indoors. For example many shooting locations and wedding venues have high ceilings that would afford dramatic overhead moving shot sequences. However, safety, controllability and liability issues might totally preclude this use. We feel that one major market direction in this increasing crowded product design market is just such a Quad like yours. Do you agree that ultra controllability in just such a very small light unit like yours might be a major innovation in this field. We do! Love your product.

  • Graeme

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    Can’t wait – you guys have done some truly remarkable work. Well done!

  • Jason Hatfield

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    Thanks for the update, great to see all the hard work going into improving upon the original design! Really looking forward to getting my hands on it and I’m stoked you added waterproofing.

  • Eric

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    Very excited about these updates that improve quality and seem to make it something that will last longer. Can’t wait to get my hands on one as soon as they are ready. Submitted my preorder just last week. I especially look forward to seeing stable and beautiful 4k aerial footage. Thanks!!

  • Scott C. Kennedy

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    With the updated fuselage, does that mean the camera/gimbal module is waterproof too?

  • Peter Herweijer

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    Great news guys, you made my day with this update. Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas, a healthy and happy 2016 from The Netherlands!

  • Jacopo

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    Great job! Cannot wait to see some aerial footage taken with the upgraded camera and gimbal. Are you planning to unveil some details about the thrust modules for an increased flight time of 1 hour and the automatic obstacle avoidance device anytime soon? I would like to know if these two modules will work just fine together on Snap. You might consider to put the range extender in the final box? The limited range is the only flaw for a complete out-of-the-box experience. Thanks!

    • Charlie - Vantage Robotics

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      Thanks Jacopo. We will be releasing information about the other flight modules, obstacle avoidance and the range extender over the next few months. The range can be extended with a DSM controller and we will be developing other accessories that will also help extend range.

  • Tim

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    Late Spring 2016 seems forever, but I agree that these product updates make it easier in my trying to be patient. Having a good performing, reliable product is more important than cranking them out early, so keep making the progresses, and keep the blog post active so we know what’s happening. I’m drooling with anticipation!

  • carmelo

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    Great update! I’m excited of the new development your group did. I’m more excited getting my snap drone now. But I’m even more patient to see all the upgrades done first before it’s actually QA/QC-ed and shipped out to me.

  • Adam

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    Really glad to see an update and we are anxious to see the video with the new camera!

  • Mike

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    Sounds awesome and worth the wait, I have ideas for this unit to be utilised in an industry where it could carry out tasks which normally come with risk to life and limb. The versatility of its design allows it to be used where no other competitors quad can conveniently be used. Keep up the good work and thanks for the update.

  • Chris Choate

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    Making the entire assembly waterproof is HUGE! Ordered mine back in October, can’t wait.

    • charlie

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      Hi Chris – Snap will be water resistant, not waterproof. We have updated the website to reflect this. We apologize for any miscommunication on that front. The updates to the design have made Snap considerably more water resistant. Thank you so much for your order. We appreciate your support.

  • Francis

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    With the latest update, does it mean that Snap will be waterproof? Thanks.

    • charlie

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      Hi Francis – Snap will be water resistant, not waterproof. We have updated the website to reflect this. We apologize for any miscommunication on that front. The updates to the design have made Snap considerably more water resistant. Thank you so much for your order. We appreciate your support.

  • Paul Emus

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    Where is it being manufactured?

  • Wally Rogers

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    Are you able to add Intel’s RealSense real-time depth-sensing capability for collision avoidance?

    • Charlie - Vantage Robotics

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      Hi Wally – We don’t have a lot of information to share at this time about obstacle avoidance, but we are working hard on an add-on module that will make use of LIDAR for this purpose. We will be releasing more information as we get closer to production. Thanks.

  • Francis

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    Thanks for the respond Charlie. I have a follow up question. I would like to fly Snap over the water filming my kids doing water sports, but I am afraid of loosing it if it falls in the water. So my question is, if Snap falls in the water will it float and survive? Is it sufficiently water resistant for this kind of situation? Thanks.

    • Charlie - Vantage Robotics

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      Thanks Francis. That is certainly our goal. We plan to release a “life jacket” of sorts for flying Snap over water and are working hard to make Snap survive exactly the situation you describe. We are not ready at this time to say that Snap will survive an extended bath. We will provide thorough updates as we have them. Thanks!

  • Thor

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    Am anticipating the release of the product more and more, since my order last September. I know that over that period there have been a number of (seemingly killer) engineering changes. Is there any chance that we might see some of those changes/modifications on the website or in the Pioneers Club updates? The anticipation is killing me (and I would assume, others too) — in a great way. Thanks for the hard work.

  • Joseph DeFilippis

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    Hi,
    Great product, very tempting, but I will be using this product for filming fishing off of boats.
    Make a waterproof unit and Im all in on purchase.

    Thanks for listening
    Joe

    • James Squires

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      Thanks Joe. Snap will be water resistant. It can fly in light rain and even take a splash. Just remember that salt water is really corrosive, so you will have to clean it up if you crash it into the ocean. Snap does not currently float, but we will be making an accessory for this later this year.

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