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Thank you all for your support of this great project! All X PlusOne orders have been fulfilled. Because of you, we are now one of the few successful drone campaigns on Kickstarter. This is certainly a dream come true for us and we could not have done it without you. But we are not stopping here. Continue to watch for big things coming out of xCraft in the near future.
If you ever have any questions or comments for us, feel free to reach out at email@example.com or give us a call at 1-208-665-1353. We'd love to hear how our first backers are doing!
Take care and happy flying!
Hello everyone. Sorry I have been absent in replying to some of your questions, for that I sincerely apologize. The best way to reach us the quickest is to pose your questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please expect a reply back to your questions, I am looking in to the questions I can't answer and can always coordinate a Tech Support call to help you with your X PlusOne. We want to make sure everyone's questions are answered and your experience is as good as we can make it. Thank you for your inquiries and support. I hope your day is well.
I have not received my unit and have emailed them a number of times without any reply. It this a scam?
XCraft are dealing with my complaint.
My last attempt at getting the xc plus 1 to hover. It flipped and crashed!! It is now a wreck. I have heard nothing back from this company since I sent them a mail. I will keep people posted on what they do about this. I obviously want a refund! https://www.youtube.com/watch…
My X PlusOne arrived today and I was so excited to receive it. However it is a dud.
I painstakingly put it together as per the YouTube video. It was a simple build. My first problem came when I had to insert the battery for the first flight. It is impossible to get all of the wires into the compartment and put the lid on! I had to jam everything in and tape on the hatch - very poor design. I could have modded to fix that by myself, but the worst was to come.
I followed the first flight video on you tube and took the craft outside for its first flight. It wont hover!! Every time I try to take off it tries to go forward. The switches on the controller are all forward/up as per instructions, but as I try to take it up it tilts forward and crashes. Complete rubbish and these are supposed to be individually tested!!!
I'm sorry but this is completely unacceptable at this price. I want to return it for a refund.
Will you accept a trade up to your RTL Drone - Platinum (Ai version) ?
(I have not flown this drone as I want to be sure it will return to where launched)
Can anyone talk about their experience with the x plus one and or their impressions of it? I'm still anxiously waiting for mine
Finally got the item but a little disappointed with the overall quality of the aircraft. Expected the body to be made from durable plastic rather then foam which probably will last a few flights. Fixing it together is a little tricky Coz foam joints will give way eventually.
Haven't been able to take it out for a test flight. Seriously doubt this will item will last beyond 1-2 months.
#270 arrived in Rockford, IL on 11 March 2016!
Now, I just need some time off work and an open field ....
#286 arrived (in Australia) today... Horray
Email the other day. It's on it's way be here by Wednesday. Looks like this is no coolest cooler. BTW I backed.
Hello backers. I posted an introduction and I understand your frustrations. I am new to the team and we are trying to figure out a good system to make things move more efficiently. We can't express to you how much we appreciate your patience as we develop customer service routines and responses. That's what I am here for. I realize that your order numbers have changed from your original Kickstarter numbers because we have condensed all of our outlets into a single template to lessen confusion and mistakes. I have been creating emails to accurately track your order as we continue to work with production, shipping the X PlusOne in the order that we received them. As a startup we have had many challenges and take your concerns into consideration as learning opportunities to grow as a company. We have taken on new staff and continue to improve lead time on a daily basis. If you have any questions please pass them along to email@example.com and I will try to get back to you in a timely manner. Thank you for your time and your infinite patience, it means more to us than you know. Please enjoy the rest of your day, I will talk with you all soon.
Backer #268: How about this? 1) Tell everyone what their 'order #' is, and 2) Provide a realistic timeframe. 7+ months passed due is a lifetime in the electronics world.
#61 All, it seems your backer number means less than I had thought. According to Devyn @ Xcraft:
"we are fulfilling our Kickstarter orders in the order that they were placed. However, Kickstarter is only one of many sources that we feature orders from. We have integrated all sources of orders and compiled them into a more accurate list to process them."
As of February 8th my update was:
Your Kickstarter order is #61
Your order number is 220
We are currently shipping number 155
I'm really happy that the company is doing well. All I'm asking for is real communication to all of the Kickstarter supporters.
Can you send me an email with my expected delivery time.
@ Jason Harris:
We've shipped all the DIY kits as well as some pre-orders that were outside of Kickstarter. We will be sending individualized emails soon with your exact position in line. This is something many of you have asked for.
It was stated in the campaign email this morning that 150 drones were delivered. Does this figure include DIY kits? I'm backer #147 so would it be a correct assumption to say that my drone is in transit to my door step?
Hey all. Just posted an update. We do encourage anyone to call or email with questions on status of your reward. firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-208-665-1353.
Hello is anyone out there. Update please. Can you hear me? Hello
It's Monday.. Lets see if the communication manager is a winner....
Can I have an update on my order....
@andy I will wait till Monday and the new guy starts
Perhaps Jaco-Byte. She does encourage anyone interested to call their number for an update on that particular order. Give it a go!
I guess since I am backer 207 I will have to wait till September..
All- I just called their number and talked to Eileen. She is very gracious and sends all of us her apologies for the lack of communication. Xcraft has a communication mgr (my term not theirs) who should start Monday and handle all of their social media. We ought to get regular updates then.
The bad news is that production has stopped for two weeks. (I think she said they are waiting for material) She estimates that even with this delay, my unit (#61) should arrive near the end of February.
Can we have an update
When am I (or anyone) going to get our kit? I am losing faith fast and may need to go for a refund before there is a Zano type rush!
Some updates would be appreciated.
Where do we stand with production and delivery? We are in the dark.
@Andy Mazloom: What Andy said.
@Andreas Langberg: Could folks give their backer number when they get their drones? This would allow us to try to project production speed/delivery dates. Hey, maybe someone should set up a crowd-funded process for this! ;)
@andreas what backer number are you?
I can't tell you how everyone else's is doing, but I got mine in the mail today :)Looking forward to building it and flying it over the next few days.
Shipping within 90 days of purchase to new customers? Should we cancel our orders and buy off the website?
Seriously, offering an honest update should not scare you. You had plenty of time to write "Our Story" on Dec 3rd. Is the number one a day? That's fine, just say something. To date we have had zero serious updates concerning the order fulfillment rate. We're all being super patient and want to adjust our expectation to the reality. Should we be calling the support line for help? 1-208-665-1353 | Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm PST
I'm not even in a hurry to get mine, just hoping for some respect and consideration for all of us backers. Please! I'm begging you, may we please have an actual update? At the very least, if new orders are 90 days, then everyone should have their unit by 21 April 2016. If that's not right, at least please say something.
Guys it's been a month since the last update.
Hope all is going well guys!!! Looking forward to receiving my drone!! Getting anxious!!
That would be nice. I know I'm probably completely last in line, so it might be a while yet. But it would be nice with a periodic update on how far you've gotten :)
Can we have a production update
Can you guys please let us know how many units you guys have actually completed and sent out to backers? So far all I see are numbers and possible delivery dates etc... Can we see real results rather then possibility. Thanks for the hard work but please keep talking to us.
We know you are all wondering where we are with delivery. We gave a rough formula in the last update to provide an idea but it isn't an exact science. We have delivered all DIY's and approximately 30 of the RTF/Ai. Production is slower than we all hoped but the rate is improving. To those still waiting-hang in there. We are getting closer!
The numbers don't add up is correct, I got word that end of January or Mid February is the ETA for delivery for me, I'm below 50.
I am backer #61.
Nov 17th the update said that parts were received and things could start moving.
Nov 25th it was noted nearly 15% or almost 39 units were done. That's an average of 5 a day, working through the weekend)
Assuming the Thanksgiving holiday & weekends were taken off, at the lowest rate of 3 a day, 33 more units should have shipped by now.
The numbers don't seem to add up. The last update noted how many more orders are rolling in from Shark Tank and plans to expand. Happy to hear all of that for your business. Right now, most of us would probably prefer to understand the rate of fulfillment though. It's looking like under 3 a day.
If you own a drone in the U.S., you must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System registry. A federal law effective December 21, 2015 requires unmanned aircraft registration. Register before January 20, 2016 and your $5 registration fee will be refunded!
I am backer 207
In an update that 15% of pledges had been delivered around 4th December which means that 39 had been completed
Using the production schedule of between 3 and 8 per day.
Assuming 3 a day = 56 days or 11 5 day weeks Aka Mid March
Assuming 8 a day = 21 days or 4 5 day weeks Aka early/mid January
So somewhere between Jan and March my Drone will arrive.
PS: Math is not my strong point so if anyone wants to check my figures I will not be offended.
@Joshua W. Lee my guess no time soon i'm sitting with backer #88 and still nothing
my backer number is 117.
Can you tell me what is expected date? And can you give me a tracking number?
Hey Jeff Osborn - what was you backer number? Thanks!
Anyone else received yet?
How long do you think it will take to complete shipping all the pledges?
Got mine yesterday! Thanks, team!