Grazie wrote on 5/15/2015, 1:50 AM
Actually, that should be "Sensationally Simple!" - That's cheered me up.

I love the ease AND that design is just so excellent. That's had some clever designers and puter graphics to create it. 3D printed Drafts? I think so.

Oh yeah, the "Water-Scene" . . . .

Thanks GBx,


Byron K wrote on 5/15/2015, 3:46 AM
That's pretty cool! Too bad they are only pre-orders and payments are processed immediately.. hmm. (;
GeeBax wrote on 5/15/2015, 3:51 AM
That's OK, I can wait. I blew my 'cool toys' budget years ago and it's not likely to be back in credit for several more years....
DGates wrote on 5/15/2015, 5:34 AM
Very cool. The design and simplicity alone will garner much interest in it.

Of course, how many people will throw THEIRS off a bridge and it WON'T engage? Crash/Splat. It's bound to happen. But than can happen with all of them of course.
riredale wrote on 5/15/2015, 1:08 PM
What an elegant, simple, and useful concept.

Only problem is that the Feds and/or local police will swoop down if they see it used in a rapidly-enlarging "drones prohibited" zone.
ushere wrote on 5/15/2015, 7:25 PM
want one !!!!!!
Arthur.S wrote on 5/16/2015, 3:52 AM
Wow!! Pure genius. Me want one too! Price looks good. Shipping next year doesn't!!
amendegw wrote on 5/16/2015, 5:19 AM
Wow! Like all the other posters, I was blown away by this preview. However, after doing a little Googling, I see it's not ready for prime time yet. Notice the pre-order is for a Feb. 2016 release. Also, check out this demo: Testing the 'selfie drone' in Central Park

Will it be production ready by Feb. 2016?


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VidMus wrote on 5/16/2015, 5:27 AM

farss wrote on 5/16/2015, 6:08 AM
"No obstacle avoidance"

Any discount for pre-ordering 10 :)

JohnnyRoy wrote on 5/16/2015, 11:15 AM
That is simply AMAZING! I was shocked more by the introductory price of only $499. That's an awesome device.

I don't know if you've seen SOLOSHOT. It's a rig that will also follow a target but from a tripod. Check it out:


Skywatcher wrote on 5/16/2015, 12:45 PM
MAN!!! This is pretty COOL!! Would love to have one . . .

"Tiana, you can go outside and ride your bike . . . take "LILY" with you! Stay away from power lines and trees until the collision avoidance software is downloaded" . . .

I'm LOVIN where technology is going! Imagine what the DOD (Department of Defense) has . . . Whew!!! Scary!!!

riredale wrote on 5/16/2015, 12:50 PM
On further reflection, I'd wager that the demo footage was done with a conventional drone and operator. Call me a skeptic, but it might be that the demo footage is meant to show what the drone COULD do once all the bugs are worked out.
Skywatcher wrote on 5/16/2015, 1:07 PM
I would have to agree riredale . . . like a photo of a hamburger (then the actual lump of carcass you actually get) . . .

TheHappyFriar wrote on 5/16/2015, 1:58 PM
Unless I read otherwise from the guys who made the video, I'd assume it's real footage from their product.
johnmeyer wrote on 5/16/2015, 6:09 PM
Very cool: a selfie drone.

However, lack of obstacle avoidance would, I think, make it impossible to use for a large number of situations.
Steve Mann wrote on 5/16/2015, 11:11 PM
Only the FAA can legally declare a "no-fly" zone. All that local authorities can do it tell you where you can take off and land. Once it's airborne the drone if in FAA territory.
farss wrote on 5/17/2015, 2:23 AM
[I]"However, lack of obstacle avoidance would, I think, make it impossible to use for a large number of situations"[/I]

For example most extreme sports where the money shots are when subject meets obstacle.


riredale wrote on 5/17/2015, 11:31 AM
Well, according to this article that just came out in the Wall Street Journal, the US Supreme Court ruled many years ago that the landowner controls the first 83 feet of airspace, not the Feds. The implication to me is that you'd better get permission from the landowner before traversing at low altitude.

WSJ has a paywall, I could get to the article by Googling "drones boom raises new question."