Thank you again to all my backers.
I have a small number of production units here in California ready for delivery. I am giving preference to local customers who wish to pick them up in person in Mountain View. This both saves me money for shipping and gives me a chance to meet my backers face-to-face. In particular, if you can attend Sold State Startups tomorrow at the Hacker Dojo (http://solid-state-startups-ii.eventbrite.com/), that is a great chance to meet and pick up your reward.
The factory is complete on putting together the entire first batch, and my associates are busy QAing every single unit. My intention is to start general shipping in the next couple of weeks. Once I can start shipping, I am going to announce it here.
It looks like trainer cords are going to take a little longer than transmitters. I have only 9 backers who want a cord, and between them they have transmitters with 6 different types of plugs I need to accommodate. So this may take a little bit longer. If you are one of the trainer cord backers and wish to upgrade to a full iPhly transmitter and avoid the wait, please contact me.
Thank you again for your support. I can't wait for your feedback once you start iPhlying!
This is getting really exciting now! Yesterday, exactly two weeks into the Kickstarter project, iPhly reaches its financing goal. Thank you to all for your support, it is making iPhly a reality! iphly.org now has the list of backers whose contributions come before the 100% point, and I'm submitting an update to iTunes that includes the same list. Please let me know if you want me to change the spelling of your name (I'm going by your KS names). I intend to amend the list when funding completes to add the individuals who pledge between now and then.
I attend the Toledo R/C show over the weekend and the response to iPhly is phenomenal. You can see how much it impresses the Higher Plane Productions representatives.
The molder is as excited as I am about the 100% mark. We now have 5 units out of the mold, and they all test out. We are going to full production without waiting for Kickstarter funding to complete (which is 2 weeks after the project closes).
Thank you all my backers for making iPhly happen!
Jamie, Diggs and Moose interview me on their wekly show, All Things That Fly. We talk about iPhly, Kickstarter, Open Source and where R/C is going. I am attaching my 28-minute segment here. You can find the full 1:20-long episode at allthingsthatfly.com (episode #182, March 28 2011).
Thank you for your continuing support!
pledged of $5,900 goal
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Mar 22, 2011 - Apr 24, 2011 (32 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Your name appears in the credits page in the iPhly app and on iPhly.org.
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Trainer cord. Connects an iPhone to your regular transmitter. iPhone is the student, TX is the teacher. Lets you practice iPhlying with a safety pilot--or introduce your friends to iPhlying without the risk of them flying an unfamiliar system. Incorporates amplifier circuit appropriate to your TX. Your name appears in the credits page in the iPhly app and on iPhly.org ($20 KS special; MSRP: $27.95) International orders add $10. Please specify make and model of your TX when we contact you for fulfillment details.
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iPhly transmitter. You get the first iPhlies to roll off the production line. You get to be the talk of your club--and an extra opportunity to show off your hardware. Your name appears in the credits page in the iPhly app and on iPhly.org ($70 KS special; MSRP: $106.95) International orders add $15.
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36 backers Limited (14 of 50 left)
iPhly transmitter+2.4GHz module+receiver. If you want to get on the cutting edge of R/C but don't own a compatible RF module, this package combines an iPhly with a FrSky RF module and matching receiver. Additionally, your name appears in the credits page in the iPhly app and on iPhly.org. International orders add $15.