Delay in shipping (but, disaster avoided) . . .
At our final, final cross-check before taxiing to the runway and lifting-off, we ran more tests on the original legs design and found that it had no legs! (A bad pun I couldn’t resist) But, being good pilots we had an evasive maneuver already (kinda) planned. Read on. . .
Here's the scoop: Plastic is great in that it is able to bend (it's called 'plastic', eh?), but… it also stays bent once it's been bent for a long time under tension. The leg design, while elegant in its simplicity, caused the legs to be a…
Problem: After being stowed for a long time in the handle (pinched together) they just didn’t spring apart like they were supposed to. Bad bounce-back = DUD!
Solution: Change the legs to spring steel so they bounce right back! Shazam! All fixed up and ready to roll. So, we're like all jumping around happily and drinking champagne over our awesome eleventh-hour fix and then we realized…
Impact: Our scheduled departure will be delayed about 3 weeks-ish. Our apologies for the delay. Since we are concerned about falling out of the sky, we took the path of safety and security for all. We'll have drinks and roasted peanuts available during the wait.
PS: We're pretty bummed about the delay. :-( We know you want your SlingShots, and we want them to be the best when you get them!
PPS: There's also going to be updates coming on the actual manufacturing stuff (like the plastic injection molds) coming soon!