LOHAN spaceplane Kickstarter off to a flying start

Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission Kickstarter campaign got off to a flying start over the weekend, hitting 100+ backers and almost £5k of our £30 target.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the launch of our Vulture 2 spaceplane has been relocated from Europe to Spaceport America, New Mexico, and we need cash to cover the extra cost.

In return for your support, we're offering top-quality merchandise, with other rewards to follow in the next couple of weeks. It's a tip of the hat to DIYDrones members Andrew Tridgell and Gary Mortimer for opening their wallets, although given Tridge's fantastic support of the mission, the least we can do is send him a few more goodies.

As you can see from the above photo, we're pulling our all the stops in our fundraising drive. Yesterday, apprentice boffin Katarina and the plucky Playmonaut - our aircraft's diminutive pilot - hit the streets in search of extra wonga, armed with hand-crafted sign, LOHAN mug and the obligatory dog on string.

Every little helps, so if you can spare a few bucks to push the envelope of UAV endeavour, get yourself down to Kickstarter.

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