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Bad Ass Quad Helicopter Drone

We are Silicon Valley electrical engineers that like to have fun. We have combined our three passions (flying airplanes, remote control helicopters and videography) into this project called the Bad Ass HoverWASP Stinger. 

Our prototype is a quadcopter that took over seven months to develop the proprietary algorithm for stability. This drone has four propellers that requires a special software code to maintain stability while flying. This is especially important if you do any videotaping to avoid a “jello” effect. 

We will have a "ready to fly" out of the box quadcopter. Most airplane and helicopter drones all require a technical assembly process that can be difficult and tedious such as programming your radio transmitter and your flight controller along with wiring and soldering. Our “ready to fly” out of the box drone is so simple that you can let your child fly it. 

We have partnered with a manufacturer to build all the parts to our quadcopter and we will assemble the final product in the United States. But to manufacture the parts and assemble it we need your help. The crowd funding from Kickstarter Backers will allow us to go from beta-prototype into final production. 

Below is a complete description of the three HoverWASP Stingers we offer.

HoverWASP Stinger (ready to fly) $790 

> Quad Frame with GoPro Mount built-in 

> 4 motor system 

> Flight Control System 

> ESC 30A 

> 2.4GHz RC Radio Transmitter 

> 9 channel RX (programmed) 

> 4S LiPo battery 

> 4-Props 

> Built and Test Flown and custom tuning 

Note: GoPro Camera not included ============================================= 

HoverWASP Stinger GPS (ready to fly) $1050 

 > Quad Frame with GoPro Mount built-in 

> 4 motor system

> Flight Control system

> ESC 30A 

> 2.4GHz RC Radio Transmitter 

> 9 channel RX (programmed) 

> 4S LiPo battery 

> 4-Props 

> Built and Test Flown and custom tuning GPS, "Return to Home" safety feature

> "HOLD" will hold the unit at a spot 

Note: GoPro Camera not included ================================================== 

HoverWASP Stinger BAD ASS (ready to fly) $1799 

 > Quad Frame with GoPro Mount built-in 

> 4 motor system 

> Flight Control system 

> ESC 30A 

> 2.4GHz RC Radio Transmitter 

> 9 channel RX (programmed) 

> 4S LiPo battery 

> 4-Props 

> Built and Test Flown and custom tuning GPS, "Return to Home" safety feature

> "HOLD" will hold the unit at a spot 

> FPV (first person view) Camera 

> 5.8GHz tuned Video Transmitter 

> Voltage Filter for video 

> FatShark Video Goggles 

> 5.8GHz Video Receiver (plugs in goggles) 5.8GHZ high gain antenna 

 Note: GoPro Camera not included

Prototype of the Bad Ass HoverWASP Stinger "VTOL"
Prototype of the Bad Ass HoverWASP Stinger "VTOL"
The Ultimate Stability for Videography with Proprietary Software Coding
The Ultimate Stability for Videography with Proprietary Software Coding

We will have multiple Training Videos for all Kickstarter Backers on a video sharing site. This will be a special link that will teach you all the basics from the battery, to power up, first flight, video recording, radio setting, basic to advance use and more. This will be a full blown set of training videos to help you become a "Bad Ass" remote control quadcopter expert with HoverWASP!

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From the technical side of things, the R&D is done. The hardest thing to do was to write the software code. We wrote over 200 software code versions to try out and see what worked and what didn't work to gain the stability we needed for HD in-flight videograpy without a "jello" effect and the easy of use for first time users.

For us to do a production run and to keep costs down, we have to hit a minimum quantity requirement with our manufacturing facility. So our challenge is meeting the minimum order requirements to pass on the savings to our Kickstarter Backers.

If funding is met, than we have to work with our manufacturing partner to get the components on time. We need a minimum of 25 backers for the quadcopter on the reward program so we can qualify for a dramatic cost reduction with our manufacturer we want to use in Asia. If we do not get a minimum of 25 backers for the quadcopters under the reward program, then the cost for the components go way up.

Also, a major challenge during this time frame will be sourcing the components during the holiday season. We are working for alternative suppliers so we can address any shortcomings, therefore, delivering any reward quadcopters on time.

We have sourced parts from overseas in Asia and we could run into some concerns since we can't control the manufacturer, customs and local carriers. If delays occur out of our control then lead times are pushed out to fulfill the rewards especially with the holidays coming up.

Depending on the success of our project being funded, we will be interviewing for additional staff to bring on board to meet any demand fulfillment requested by Backers on the rewards program for the quadcopters. This way we can meet any rewards on time for December.

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