At long last, Ascent AeroSystems is pleased to announce that “Sprite” will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter beginning at 12:00AM midnight EDT (04:00 GMT) on Friday, May 15.  The campaign will run for 30 days, and our target is $200,000.

To our friends here on DIYDrones we’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for all of the comments, suggestions and words of encouragement we’ve received over the last six months or so, both posted here and e-mailed directly to us.  We’ve considered each and every one, going all the way back to our days as “Backcountry Drones”, and we hope that you find Sprite represents the very best in what a portable and durable UAV can be.  We’ve posted the Kickstarter video here, a day or so in advance, to give you a preview.  Please be sure to watch it all the way through to the very end, and please pass the word on to your friends.

Thanks, and fly safe.  

Jon, Nate and Peter

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    150K is much more realistic...

  • Well done Jon, Nate and Peter.  The "Spite" looks really fantastic.

    It would be wonderful to see your campaign go big!

  • Best of luck!! I have been following you guys here on diy, you have done an amazing job and it looks like you are ready for the campaign.

  • Love the concept. I hope it goes off like a frog on a sock.

  • Nice. I like the compact size and authentic aerial video shown.

    Might have to get one ;-)

  • A very interesting tool.

  • Congrats. I think your campaign will be a great success.

  • Pretty cool! good luck with your Kickstarter!

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