All Airpup components are finished and delivered-- The sewn wings just need to be glued to the balloon envelopes and the carbon fiber spars must be cut to length. Read the full update.
This update is a long time coming. There have been a few hiccups this spring with Covid-19 but sewing for Airpups is in-process with a contractor and I expect to begin shipping the first units by the end of June. Read the full update.
After taking Airpup out for some flight testing, I recorded another studio update video, along with flight video. Read the full update.
I know this has been a long time coming, but the production prototype is now complete. I am going to do a round of flight testing over then next two weekends, and then will be ready to move to the production run. Read the full update.
I've finalized the CAD files and posted a new video. Read the full update.
Winder kits have been shipped out and I'm back to work on Airpup. Read the full update.
Some production setbacks explained. Read the full update.
I mailed out a notification to Airpup recipients in April about the production delays I've experienced setting up my studio. Read the full update.
After a lot of preparation with suppliers, manufacturers, and at my workspace, I've ensured delivery of all materials by the end of the month and the space and equipment for manufacturing a small run of Airpups. Read the full update.
Backers! This past month I have been visiting kite makers, acquiring materials, and preparing the design of Airpup’s production prototype. All this activity is adding up to make Airpup better looking and more durable. Read the full update.
Airpup was fully funded yesterday! Thank you so much for supporting this project and believing in a future for small balloons. Read the full update.
The Airpup campaign is ending soon! Last Chance for $499 Airpup and $99 Rentals. Read the full update.
Airpup can be a great tool for capturing events. Read the full update.
A historical overview of the kite balloon. Read the full update.
Airborne Networking: mesh node flies to 500ft on Airpup Read the full update.
The Airpup crowdfunding campaign is now live. Read the full update.