Apparently, the PlexiDrone will land with backers very shortly. Remember Plexidrone a crowd-funded drone that has still not arrived, they raised $2,269,158 USD on the 1st of December 2014.

Some jolly unsporting tactics were used to quell unrest in the Plexidrone camp for those seeking refunds, say nice things in your social media comments or no refund.

An update from Plexidrone sends a message of hope

The first batch of users that agreed to assist with testing the new accounts and shipping system will receive access by March 10, 2018.  Roll out to all other accounts will be completed by end of March 2018. When you receive access, you will be able to immediately review and confirm your shipping package and delivery date.

I have held off on mentioning this news because I would have expected at least one unboxing video by now from that special batch of users. It has been three days and one of them must be close, to date nothing seen.

Hopefully, backers will receive their X8’s soon. They will then start looking for how to connect a camera capable of real-time video back to an integrated app that can also perform any manner of mapping and inspection tasks, oh and those automated selfie shots.

Did anyone else, like me see this photo and think, crikey that’s a slick looking GCS. It is as explained the order tracking portal. Very complex for seeing where your box is. Is this yet more smoke and mirrors from Klever Freire?

PlexiDrone has been the gift that keeps on giving for me. Pop up stories every few months. Let us hope for the sake of backers this is the end of it.

It’s not lost on me that in the time this has taken to be developed their camera maker of choice, GoPro has gone from boom to bust.



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.