“All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he’s waiting for.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
One of the greatest rewards from bringing the FT Aviator drone controller to life is customer feedback on how it unlocks the freedom of flight. Getting to this point has not been easy. We’ve had to overcome design, engineering and manufacturing challenges, not to mention a major snafu with our FedEx fulfillment center.
That said, our U.S. preorders will all be fulfilled in the next few weeks and – despite a beyond anticipated demand that led to an early sellout – we should be in stock in the next 3-4 weeks. We are also nearing completion of subtle design modifications to allow for CE certification testing and international shipments. We know the wait has been long, but as our early customers will tell you, it’s been worth it.
Fluidity’s pioneer pilots range from professional drone cinematographers to Fire Chiefs, and from stroke patients with limited use of one arm, to 9-year-old kids who can now share the coolest hobby in the sky with their parents.
The drone community is tech savvy and creative, so it’s been fascinating to see the many ways in which FT Aviator owners are forging novel ways to use their controllers and set up their displays. If you have a cool variation you’d like to share with the tribe, please send a photo or video to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to share these best practices on our website and social media channels. You can also tag any social media posts with #FTAviatorNation to create a common language.
From an idea, to a sketch, to design, to final manufacturing – the FT Aviator development process has been a ride. And the ride continues, as we listen to and learn from our customers and continue the innovation through software updates to address feedback, both hopeful and critical – to make FT Aviator the most fun, simple and precise way to fly.
Keep an eye out for #FTAviatorNation for tips, tricks and reviews from pioneer FT Aviator pilots who see its full potential, exploring it in depth, and sharing their learnings. Click here to check out videos from some of the first FT Aviator owners. We can’t wait to see what you all do.
Onward and upward!
Video Courtesy of Stig Idsal – FT Aviator Test Flight