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3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 13, 2013 at 8:52am

$20,000. Really. 


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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 13, 2013 at 9:01am

Wow.  I guess they're going to test the market for what "plug and fly" firmware is worth. Cause the hardware can't be worth more than $1000.  So that's $19,000 for the "it just works" feature.


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 13, 2013 at 9:03am

Exactly. Simplicity is the next Grand Challenge for us and other UAV makers. 

Comment by Chris Card on January 13, 2013 at 9:16am

I didn't see any references to the price.  Are you sure that's not a typo error?  You know those radix (comma vs decimal point) can get out of place sometimes.

I find  "shaking it to start" quite amusing.  How do you stop it? Throw bird seed at it?    LOL


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 13, 2013 at 9:31am

Chris: I was at CES and talked to them. No typo. 


Developer
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 13, 2013 at 9:50am

Yes, the "shake to start" thing will definitely result in some hyjinx, I think.  Because it will also be "drop to start". :D

Comment by Chris Card on January 13, 2013 at 9:56am

Thanks Chris.

I just can't believe that this twenty thousand dollar 'product' doesn't have a skin covering the foam, which, is riddled with the steam vent mark from molding, and it looks like the elevon is threatening to rub against the wing tip cap.

P.T. Barnum rules !

Comment by Cosha on January 13, 2013 at 10:17am

dont panic!  china will make one for $99 soon! Im going to guess hobbyking!

20,000 thats just silly!

Comment by eduardo on January 13, 2013 at 11:09am

Another toy in the market jajajaja

Comment by Dave Schilling on January 13, 2013 at 12:40pm

Have they actually sold any for that price? Maybe they will include an option for a $500.00 roll of packing tape for skin.

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