Congrats to the Airdog team for breaking $1 million on Kickstarter!

With six days still to go, Airdog has now passed $1 million on Kickstarter. So exciting to see if they'll end up ahead or behind Hexo+'s $1.3 million

Both are based on Pixhawk and we're working with both teams, so I've backed and am rooting for them both. Go teams!

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Comment by A.H Saadi on July 19, 2014 at 1:57pm

Marvellous technological AIRDOG !

Comment by Gary McCray on July 19, 2014 at 2:31pm

Nice looking quadcopter with some interesting design features.

I am still a bit skeptical of the eventual legal and safety aspects of the general population being encouraged to use follow me around quadcopters.

But the fact of the matter is that those issues will eventually work themselves out and certainly our case will be richer for having both Airdog and Hexo+ in the fight.

And they will certainly be in an even better position when we eventually get to the really tiny and intrinsically safe quadcopters which the FAA will have Damn little to say about (that anybody will listen to anyway).

So, like Chris say's - Go teams!

Comment by Jack Crossfire on July 19, 2014 at 6:31pm

Has anyone made more money on kickstarter than they did back when there were jobs?

Comment by Scott Hiebert on July 19, 2014 at 6:46pm

Sense and avoid on a $1500 uav?  Maybe the sonar version?

I'm skeptical of a lot of these kickstarter claims.  So while I hope Gary's right and our case is richer, I don't think a bunch of cheap UAV's with no operator following people in skate parks/ski hills is what we need right now. 

Comment by Guy McCaldin on July 19, 2014 at 8:43pm

Since Airdog have teamed up with 3DR, are you able to provide any details on how they intend to implement obstacle avoidance without additional equipment costs?  Is the technology going to be made available to all systems running APM software?

Comment by Ben Hayat on July 20, 2014 at 7:55am

Can someone explain to me why they got the front props facing down where,

a) Will be more visible in the camera shot

b) is less efficient

c) Has more chance of hitting something when landing.

I just don't understand this design and what advantages it brings to the table.

Comment by Julien Dubois on July 20, 2014 at 1:35pm

Just to use a minimal space once folded

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