AcornRobotics: Hi Kingy & networkn,
thanks for your comments. We completely understand where you are coming from, building a ready to fly quad is probably out of our reach, but we are not really aiming for ready to fly as you are thinking about it. Our approach to design for this first product is not that anyone can pick it up and pilot it around without a care in the world, in fact it is not made to be piloted.
It is a small drone that stays where it is put in space and the user ADJUSTS its position to get the photo they want. Our focus is on keeping it still, not making it move. We believe that this can be achieved in our first product in the 200-300 price range.
We believe that by beginning with this most basic element we can gradually build more complex and powerful systems on top in later models until eventually we end up with a powerful, intuitive out of the box experience as you are thinking about it.
- KW :)
That does sound quite interesting :)