"The reason is fairly clear to me. The Iris and Iris+ were very poor products, and tech support didn't match their poor failure rate. They were dangerously underperformant for their own weight, let alone the weight of a payload. Thus sales were…"
"Don't believe the '500g' payload claim for the Iris+ I was flying a 200g Canon Powershot S100 - and was told by 3DR after it crashed that the reason it crashed was I was carrying too much weight. Iris+ is marginal on performance as it is...the…"
"I tried a Powershot S100.... and the Iris+, on multiple occasions, couldn't handle the weight and just crashed. 3DR told me that it was too heavy. The GPS from the S100 was unreliable anyway. It wasn't worth the hassle - so many photos would be…"
"I have the same problem with my Iris+. log_bitmask is set to 6535. Mission Planner can happily generate an accurate KMZ file from the DataFlash log. The TLogs from my Nexus 6 in flight have time stamps - but the DataFlash file does not....and so…"
"I sent logs, and they told me to never flight that configuration again ( carrying a payload LIGHTER than the one they'll sell you themselves ) - and then sent a replacement ESC anyway. A contradictory stance. I've not bothered this time yet. I…"
"I was flying a Powershot S100 under my Iris+ (until a crash killed it) and found that it always struggled to get good GPS lock - simply because there's a great big Iris+ directly above it blocked the sky and thus its view of the satellites. Best…"
"Agreed. I think Trent and the team did pretty well to even get that far. I backed his IndieGoGo campaign, and I'd do it again in a heart beat!!! They tried hard, but stopped at the right point. Here's to trying again!!"
"Rob - you might be able to make a moral case if 3DR itself had not just contributed to, but also heavily benefited from the open source nature of the platforms involved. People not paid by 3DR contribute to their code - and in doing so improve the…"
"Robert - this isn't a launch pad. It's just a testing landing pad for tests of this nature. They have launch facilities at CCAFS at KSC ( one pad in use, one ex-Shuttle pad just leased for 20 years ), VAFB, Kwajalein Atoll, and there is talk of a…"