arstechnica.com - 1 year ago

British startup finally begins shipping its handheld drone

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A Cornwall man appears to be the first person to actually receive a Zano the little drone manufactured by Torquing Group, a British startup that Ars visited earlier this year.

The customer, David Black, went to go pick it up in person late last week from the office in western Wales rather than waiting for it to be shipped, as he happened to be in the area.

Earlier this year, Torquing raised over 2.3 million ($3.4 million) in under two months, becoming the most crowdfunded Kickstarter project in Europe ever. However, since then, the company has repeatedly missed its own shipping deadlines. The longer the Zano delays, the tougher time the device will have competing against larger and more established rivals like DJI or Parrot.

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