Kickstarter backers of Helen Greiner of Roomba fame, CyPhy LVL1 multirotor have received emails advising them of refunds and notification that the platform will not be coming to market.

A very great shame as it showed very great promise. Like the Yuneec Typhon H its a hexacopter so there is some safety right there. The clever engine mounts made it not require a gimbal.

The Kickstarter goal of $250k was beaten to the tune of $882k.

Personally I really wanted this one to work. From a sensible company that have actually done the right thing by their backers. As it started to look like they couldn’t deliver they pulled out.

So well done them for that.

Don’t worry if you still want to have a crack at making one yourself James Cotton from Taulabs can tell you how.

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This is the very board that was going into CyPhy.



By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.