31 Jan '12, 3pm

Update: Eye3 Drone Officially Too Good to Be True

Update: Eye3 Drone Officially Too Good to Be True

The eye3 camera drone that we posted about last week had a ring of too good to be true about it, and we voiced a number of concerns from people familiar with DIY drones expressed in this thread over on, uh, DIY Drones. As of last Thursday evening, Kickstarter has pulled their support for their project, effectively ending it, amidst evidence of photoshopped pictures and rumors of other projects by the same people that went way, way south. At first glance, the eye3 drone seemed like an incredible deal. For US $2500, you could get yourself a beefy hexacopter capable of lifting over 6.8 kilograms (15 pounds) with an included autopilot that would take all of the hassle and stress out of flying the UAV, and enable people with zero experience to make immediate use of it. That sounded great, but a bunch of smart people over on DIY Drones expressed skepticism that it was possible t...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/update-ey...

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