First R10 Shipments
Keeping this short because we're busy packaging, coding, and getting R10s shipped. We've now shipped 108 units. Very exciting but we still have a long ways to go. Bare... Read more
Preparing to Ship and The UAir Community
The boards have arrived in England and Yuan is busy soldering radio modules onto the US batch of Hypo and Hypx (autopilot expansion boards). These will be shipped to... Read more
Boards and Shipping
The sample boards are in and have been tested! We have been busy testing the boards since the samples arrived on Tuesday and it has taken a bit... Read more
Shipping Update: Almost there!
As some of you may have read, the 1001pcs of LPC1347 we purchased were finally delivered, as was the final part replacing the lost package. Our contract manufacturers... Read more
Status of Shipping
Some might think we've been sitting here twiddling our thumbs over the last few weeks and occasionally posting updates about non-related things. That's not the case. For the last two... Read more
Camera Mount and Chargers
1. Camera Mount
We’ve nailed the camera mount design at last! We’ve tested it with a bunch of different cameras in a variety of different scenarios. It works great with... Read more
Controllers Part 2: Beacon
This is the second part of a two-part update on controllers and the R10. The first part contains background information, this part contains information specific to $670 pledge backers. This... Read more
Controllers Part 1: Controlling the R10
A lot of people have emailed in to ask for more details about controlling the R10, and what exactly is Beacon. This is going to be quite long,... Read more
Onboard Footage - Flight Testing is Fun - Just Waiting on NXP
Sorry for the lack of news from us, rest assured we have been very very hard at work. Anyhow, minimum chat, maximum evidence.
A lot has happened since last update.... Read more
Lots of flight testing videos
Here are a bunch of videos from the latest round of flight testing this week.
The static camera mount is shaping up well, here's another test. The difference between this... Read more
Parts and Flight Testing Progress
Here’s a short and to the point update on how our parts orders are progressing, what’s finally in stock in our garages and some video of the guys... Read more
When we partnered with Quantum Robotics back in October we saw an opportunity to show the incredible flexibility of the R10 platform and support another unique Kickstarter project. Judging by... Read more
Things you can do with the flight controller(s) #2
Continuing the series, we've seen that Hypo and its onboard 4Mb Flash memory can be turned into a USB flash drive. This reveals that "under the hood", Hypo is no... Read more
Things you can do with the flight controller(s) #1
UAir flight controllers (Hypo and Thalamus) are designed to easily be used to fly the R10, without needing to mess around with tuning, or know how to write code. The R10... Read more
The Satarri Swivl and CES
We were at CES this week, there were loads of cool tech. One of them that caught our eye was the Swivl from the Satarri team, who have their... Read more
Here's something interesting: the Spektrum DX4e transmitters that are bundled with some of the reward options are basic 4-channel transmitter. At least that's what we thought: Spektrum's website lists the... Read more
XBee Latency Testing
A few of you have contacted us with concerns about XBee latency, and that XBee communications have latencies that make their use for manual control of quadrotors impossible. We know... Read more
More Stock Rolls in and Instruction Video Teaser
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas. Here is another brief update for you as we continue to work hard on delivering the R10 units as soon as... Read more
Max on Forbes Lists
Things have been a bit slow this week, so this is going to be an update light on technical content.
Our Dear Leader
Please join us in... Read more
New prototypes, new landing gear, some other stuff
Here’s another update, there’s not as much juicy detail as last time, but here are some more details and pictures anyway just to keep people up to date... Read more
Big apologies for the long period without any updates, we've been very busy, but a lot of it has been on the administrative side of things while we... Read more
Sharing R10 progress with you.
We want to provide an update on shipping and what we’re working on. Our original goal for the Kickstarter campaign was to make a batch order for new... Read more
Thank you all
Thank you all very much for the huge amount of support you've all given.
At the beginning of the Kickstarter, we had decided that if we didn't reach our $15,000... Read more
Just a quick one
Hi Kickstarter, we've been really busy this week getting ready to go full steam ahead on the project, so this is just a short update:
We have some news for... Read more
48-hour hack sessions and updates
It's time for another update, Kickstarter.
This has been a really busy week for us, and we've spent a lot of it working hard on the R10. The support we've... Read more
Production updates and camera mounts
Hi again Kickstarter,
When we first considered a Kickstarter campaign, we were confident that we had assembled a great team and were on our way to building an excellent quadrotor... Read more
Props for all, and Eurozone Shipping.
I'd like to update you on battery/flight time testing, and the camera mounts. We also have a big announcement for UK/EU backers.
We're still testing the batteries as... Read more
Collaboration with Quantum Robotics
Firstly, wow! In my last update, I thanked you and said "keep going". And keep going you did, we've reached $35000! I'd like to say on behalf of the Universal... Read more
Thank you Kickstarter! And let's keep going
Hello Kickstarter! We'd like to say a massive thank you to all the amazing people who have supported us already! The response has been awe-inspiring, you reached the funding goal... Read more