Parrot AR.Drone Lighting ~ The horse is out of the barn…

Tonight, I found a YouTube Video that reveals a lighting project that AR.Drone Flyers Member Toppntch [Fred] and I have been working on since October 30, 2010, for the Parrot AR.Drone Quadcopter.

The next step in our development plan was to have been discussions of the kit electrics with the builder; the building of 2 prototypes [one by me and one by Fred]; refinement of the kit; and then, we thought, the marketing and sales of “our” idea for the AR.Drone. After all, when we approached Mr. Evans, he had stopped making the helicopter light kit that caught our attention. We talked him into building an AR.Drone lighting kit for us, with the understanding there is sales potential for this item. I think he gets that.

Anyway, for what it is worth, here are my 3rd set of annotated photographs to show the idea originated with two members of AR.Drone Flyers—Toppntch and me.

I’m going to presume no malice here, just the slippage of information that was to have been private until we had a real model to show  the public. There are many AR.Drone lighting mods. This is unique. Our goal is to make this mod [this kit] as “helicopter-like” as possible. We think, in the end, this is a mod that many will purchase for their little birdie.

My flickr photo set, with my annotated photographs for this project