Palo Alto, Calif.-based Squadrone System has raised more than $300,000 (as of June 16) on a fundraising site for its UAV, dubbed the HEXO+, according to a report on Business Insider. Its goal was $50,000.
The HEXO+ tracks the operator's iPhone through an app and a micro air vehicle link and then follows and records video of the person-in-motion at up to 45 mph and from more than 150 feet away. The targeted users are extreme sports riders, such as snowboarders and skateboarders, who would normally have a tougher time getting footage with a standard video camera.
The price tag for the pre-constructed UAV, excluding the camera, will be set at $600 and will be $300 for a kit.
The Business Insider report can be found here.