SkyDrone long-range FPV project misses Indiegogo target, will continue

I was sorry to see that the SkyDrone long-range FPV radio project didn't make their $80,000 Indiegogo target (they just got to $30,000), but encouraged to hear from the team that they're going to continue with the product anyway and are sticking to their end-2013 target. This could be an excellent solution to bringing high-def video and two-way telemetry to mobile devices without additional ground hardware. 

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Comment by johnkowalsky on September 22, 2013 at 4:18am

uhmm not to be a d##k but I've seen their setup and I kind of know a bit about that.... asking 80 000$ for this is just silly

Comment by johnkowalsky on September 22, 2013 at 4:29am

I mean seriously 80 000 ?!?I Might as well buy my own beaglebone black, camera module for it and add a 3g modem. If they designed a custom board that acts both as the autopilot and handles FPV it'd kind of make sense, but this is just rip off and highway robbery

Comment by johnkowalsky on September 22, 2013 at 4:49am

sorry for tripple post but just to put what I've just said into perspective... beagle bone black is $45, camera module is $25-35, 4g modem $30-50... all in all about $100 - $130 in hardware. Probably less than that since they can buy in bulk and get better prices. So what happens to 100$ - 150$ left out of $350 they ask for it?

Comment by Pableras on September 22, 2013 at 7:00am

I believe they failed because the promise HD and what they show is shitty SD.

Comment by Justice Bentz on June 30, 2014 at 3:55am

I would still be very happy with low quality SD as long as I could use it as a reference point to see where my airplane gimbal is pointing

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