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xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

We Develop Powerful Flying Robots

xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

We Develop Powerful Flying Robots

Coeur d'Alene, ID
Technology
AI
Proudly established in the Pacific Northwest, xCraft, through innovative design and manufacturing has provided US-made solutions for many industries including Public Safety, Surveying, Construction, and Defense. Alongside these industries, xCraft has its eye on the emerging Urban Air Mobility Market, developing technology that will enable fast, efficient, and quiet autonomous flight.

$148,195

raised
$4,445,125
previously crowdfunded
111
Investors
$48.9M
Valuation
$9.60
Price per Share
$499.20
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$148,195

raised
$4,445,125
previously crowdfunded
111
Investors
$48.9M
Valuation
$9.60
Price per Share
$499.20
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on August 02, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

  • Approved by all 5 celebrity Shark Tank investors with a deal worth $1.5 million!


  • xCraft has been featured in multiple major press outlets including VentureBeat, Inc.com, Fortune, Business Insider, MarketWatch, UAS Magazine, Fast Company and TechCrunch.


  • The global urban air mobility market is projected to reach USD $86.83 Billion by 2035 (Source).







Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) is an exciting space that people have dreamed about for decades. From the beginning, our founder's vision has always been to have xCraft move people and things efficiently and autonomously through the vast open airspace. Our plan is to continue to reshape the future of the drone industry right here in the USA.


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xCraft develops technology that powers the future of autonomous flight. With a launch on ABC’s Shark Tank, xCraft has become “America’s Drone Company” creating an arsenal of innovative, patented drone systems that have forever changed the UAV landscape. Now our products are launching into a marketplace full of demand for the solutions we’ve crafted.


xCraft appeared on Shark Tank and was approved by all five celebrity investors. Following our debut on the show, we were featured in multiple major press outlets including VentureBeat, Inc.com, Fortune, Business Insider, MarketWatch, UAS Magazine, Fast Company, and TechCrunch.




We’ve raised over $4.3M from previous crowdfunding campaigns and now have more than 5,000 existing shareholders. Recently, we developed a USA-Built multirotor with a 2Kg payload for DoD and tactical operations and delivered drones to the US Air Force Academy for UAS training. We also added an aviation pioneer and founder of Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan, to our Advisory board. 


And lastly, when it comes to our sales - purchase orders have already exceeded 

$6 Million.


Drones expand the reach of the human race, enabling us to quickly deliver life-saving medications, search and rescue more efficiently, safely spot wildfires, and even communicate in areas without cellular reception. But, prior to xCraft, there was a gap in the market for high quality UAV that fly extremely fast and far, while communicating with their counterparts. 


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xCraft's patented technologies are taking the drone industry to new heights. Our team provides valuable products to critical markets such as agriculture, defense, public safety, mining and construction. xCraft's unique drones are designed to outperform our competitors. These technologies, among others still in development, will also be used in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market. 


The global urban air mobility market is projected to reach USD $86.83 Billion by 2035 (Source), while the commercial drone market size is projected to reach USD $35.4 Billion Million by 2026 (Source). Meanwhile, the military drone market is expected to reach USD $21.76 Billion by 2026 (Source).


As markets reach new heights, xCraft is partnering with companies in various industries to solve real world problems.


Public Safety

xCraft is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology to improve public safety. Our current solutions include the PANADRONE, SHADOW, MATRIX SE, and the NANO ONE. 


These drones are becoming an invaluable tool in firefighting, rescue services, and law enforcement. This incredible aerial imaging technology is being used in more industries every day, but its value as a safety tool is also starting to be widely recognized. 


Whether employed in disaster response or as part of a search and rescue mission, the many benefits of using drones are clear. Models like the xCraft Panadrone can quickly scan wide areas, record threats using high-resolution imagery, and give first responders immediate data to work with when allocating personnel and resources.


Combined with other technology such as thermal sensors, drones can also locate missing persons in remote locations in a fraction of the time it would take an on-the-ground search-and-rescue crew. 



Surveying & Mapping

The geospatial industry is constantly looking for ways to improve data collection and accuracy. The addition of new UAV technology has become a mainstay factor adding to the speed of data collection and pinpoint accuracy.


xCraft technology harnesses the advancements of data collection sensors and the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to deliver high-quality mapping and surveying results. Our long-range, fully autonomous UAV platforms are pushing the edge of UAV technology in the Surveying and Mapping industry.


Defense

xCraft strives to support the military with low-cost, rugged, and simple drone operations to successfully support a large spectrum of conflict. 


These operations can support: 

  • (ISR) Intelligence
  • Surveillance
  • Reconnaissance
  • Target or Enemy Identification
  • Tracking
  • Counter-Explosive Hazards
  • Combat Support and Sustainment


In addition, we secure greater interoperability among system controlled communications, data products, data links, and payloads/mission-equipped packages on UAV.


xCraft UAV capabilities and new developments in technologies enable missions to be more effective with reduced risk. xCraft designs, implementation, and development of UAVs can significantly augment a mission’s outcome. The reduction of casualties is our main focus; we have minimized the soldier’s workload, vulnerability, and exposure to the enemy.


Mining & Construction

The use of mining drones has revolutionized the way large mine sites and quarries oversee their operations. Unlike traditional surveying methods, our drones are able to provide exceedingly quick and accurate data across a large territory. This dynamic, real-time data collection also facilitates communication between workers on the ground and management at other sites.


Our drones are equipped with downward-facing cameras that are able to capture highly detailed images of a mining site from a variety of angles. The resulting models and images allow precise calculation of stockpile values and the amount of material that can be moved.  Additionally, these images help managers pinpoint safety concerns that might affect workers at any given work site.




While our drones thrive in mining and surveying capacities, they can provide immense value across multiple verticals. In fact, the Panadrone, is a fully autonomous tethered “drone-in-a-box” that can fly up to 400 feet and remain airborne for 24+ hours. This system, which features an aerial camera and pop-up mesh network for communication, will be used by one of our customers to survey disaster areas.

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In addition to Panadrone, our innovations have the ability to hit major markets in diverse industries. 


Here’s a look at the rest of our product pipeline:



The innovative solution for surveying and mapping

Everything you need to begin capturing high-res mapping images is included in the MATRIX RTK Package. We designed the MATRIX RTK to be a one-stop solution for surveyors and engineers. We have developed a GPS bay station to be used alongside the MATRIX RTK to achieve autonomous route precision down to centimeters. 


We are currently developing an image stitching software that would allow high-res mapping images taken during a flight to be stitched and processed in a fraction of the time it takes currently.


Bringing state of the art surveillance to security and defense departments

Providing the modern foot soldier with an ultra-portable, immediately deployable EO and IR micro UAS for real-time situational awareness. The xCraft NANO ONE is a rugged, American-Made platform with extended 30-minute endurance and best-in-class wind and rain tolerance. Simple and intuitive operation in GPS or GPS denied Environments, Auto Return, and Lost Link failsafe features preserve mission success when it matters most.


xCraft’s Shadow V2.0 is a portable, unmanned aerial system capable of 24hr+ tethered flight at altitudes of up to 100ft.

The UAS optionally integrates seamlessly with a secure Rajant Mesh communication network as a relay node and offers real-time streaming HD video, making it a valuable asset for any situation requiring secure pop-up surveillance and/or communication.


Set up is as easy as plugging in the 120/240VAC tether and sending the launch command through the controller. Pre-loaded flight stabilization software keeps the UAS hovering above the launch point at a fixed altitude, adjusting for wind (up to 30 knots or 34 mph) and light rain. When the mission is complete, a simple “land” command transmitted through the controller returns the UAS to the ground, where it can be unplugged, packed, and ready for transport in minutes. The system includes an emergency backup power system that will safely return the UAS to the ground in the event of a primary power system failure.


Five Pound Payload. American-Made Workhorse.

The MATRIX SE is powerful and efficient. It comes with a SUI Controller and Android tablet. Depending on what you need, the Matrix SE has options. Easily swap payloads to meet your desired outcome. 4K camera with 3.5X zoom, LIDAR, Thermal, IR, EO, and Multispectral payloads are available.


Maximizing scouting efficiency and accuracy

For quick and thorough surveying and scouting, we recommend the Maverick Mapper. It can autonomously map a 40-acre area in a quick, 25-minute flight. The Mapper comes with a Skydroid controller that’s compatible with any iOS or Android phone or tablet.

At xCraft, we are on a mission to develop powerful flying robots that change the world. Our vision is to better the planet and bring value to people’s lives by cultivating love, personal fulfillment, and innovation. We take pride in being leaders in American technological innovation, as we strive to surpass our customers’ expectations, while delivering undeniable value. We expect excellence, measure by results, and value character as a core trait in each of our team members.


xCraft has proven its staying power, after nearly 8 years of disrupting the drone industry. Our innovative, patented drone technology is outperforming our competitors and solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. 


As “America’s Drone Company”, we see it as our mission to bring better, more efficient, life-saving solutions to the drone industry. Over our last Reg A+ campaigns and two Reg CF campaigns, we raised approximately $4.3M which enabled us to develop three new game-changing drone systems. Our company’s investors include over 5,000  shareholders. We hope you’ll join us, too, as we move into our next phase of innovation and continue to bring life-changing technology to the market.




Disclosure on prior Kickstarter & Indiegogo Campaigns: In 2015, xCraft ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and later an Indiegogo campaign for the PhoneDrone. The concept was just what the name implies; it was a drone that carried a smartphone - using its camera, processor, GPS, and cellular connectivity to create an intelligent flying robot. xCraft has been issued patents for this technology.


Although the initial funding went well, the project faced many challenges and delays in delivery, culminating with our manufacturer in China pulling the plug and walking away with almost $300k of our backer’s money. This was a huge blow to a small startup and to our community. We decided to do the right thing; cancel the project and pledge to refund backers. Today, we have already provided many refunds, but the work is not done. We are continuing to refund every single backer. Up to $150k of funds from this raise may go to refunds for those previous campaigns.


xCraft Enterprises, Inc. 17b Disclosure


Offering Summary


Company

:

xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

418 E Lakeside Ave Suite 08, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Offering Minimum

:

$9,993.60

Offering Maximum

:

$4,999,996.80

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$499.20











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Non-Voting Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,041

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

520,833

Price per Share

:

$9.60

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$48,874,963.20











*Maximum number of shares offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses**

Previous Backer Bonus:

For any previous backers or investors in xCraft, when you invest in this live offering you will receive an additional 5% bonus shares.

Time-Based:

First 7 Days:

Receive 15% Bonus Shares

Next 7 Days:

Receive 10% Bonus Shares

Next 3 Days:

Receive 5% Bonus Shares

Amount-Based:

$1,000+

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through xCraft*

$5,000+

· Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through xCraft*

· 5% Bonus Class B Shares

· 20% discount on Maverick Drone** 

$10,000+

· Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through xCraft*

· 10% Bonus Class B Shares 

· 50% discount on Maverick Drone** 

$25,000+

· Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through xCraft*

· 15% Bonus Class B Shares

· 70% discount on Maverick Drone** 

· Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters

* Products may not be purchased for resale.

** All perks occur when the offering is complete. Drones are expected to be shipped following the close of the campaign on StartEngine.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

xCraft Enterprises, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $9.60 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $960. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor's eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

*Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for. Previous Investors who are eligible for the Previous Backer Bonus will receive a cumulative total of bonus shares from that perk and either the time-based or amount-based perks.

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$177,198.00 USD
$41,985.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$58,277.00 USD
$10,465.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$23,467.00 USD
$27.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$29,187.00 USD
$251,701.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$347,111.00 USD
$328,326.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$199,122.00 USD
$75,302.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$59,693.00 USD
$88,255.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$392,496.00 USD
-$1,064,118.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Onward and Upward

15 days ago

We are so thankful to our new xCraft shareholders, friends, and those who’ve increased their holdings!  You are helping us accomplish great things as we continue to provide US Built drone solutions to multiple industries, secure incredible partnerships, and launch spectacular new products. We are thrilled to welcome you to the xCraft family!! 



We love to hear from our investors and are happy to answer any questions you may have, you can drop us an email investors@xcraft.io. We also are committed to keeping our investors informed, so be sure to watch for those email updates! 


Over the next couple months, StartEngine will be working to clear investments through escrow and may need to contact you for verification to complete your investment. Once all the investments clear, they will pass on the final list to us and you will officially be soaring high with America’s Drone Company! 


Additionally, that final list will also indicate those of you who will have qualified for the Perks. 



There are so many incredible things to come. We can’t wait to share what’s in store with our new investors. Stay tuned and let’s change the world!


-Team xCraft

World Changers, It's Our Final Hour, Don't Miss Out!

16 days ago

The window is closing! Only 1 hour left on the clock to invest in xCraft! Thanks to all of you who have joined us on our mission as we "Develop powerful flying robots that change the world!"



With our equity crowdfunding campaign closing in 1 Hour!! Help us finish strong, let's get to $200K.  Own a piece of America’s Drone Company and invest now! We can do this!



Let's Change The World! Only Two Hours Left To Invest!

17 days ago

Emphatic thanks to all our investors and a special welcome to our newest members!  Together we're bringing better, more efficient, life-saving solutions to the marketplace.  



Haven't invested yet?  Join 5,000+ total investors and let's continue changing the world for the better!  Invest today!  Only 120 minutes remaining to own your piece of America's Drone Company!  Come blast off with us!!



Only 4 Hours Left To Get In On A Fast-Growing Market!

17 days ago

The UAV industry is a fast-growing multi-billion-dollar market.  This is your chance to get in on the action! Join us as we continue having our solutions meet the demands of multiple industries!



Act fast, only 4 hours left to invest! Don't miss your chance to soar high with America's Drone Company!


A Shark Approved Investment, But Only 6 Hours Left!

17 days ago

6 Hours and counting. Our family is growing and we are excited to welcome our newest investors. Thanks everyone!



Haven't invested yet? Join 5,000+ total investors to own your piece of America's Drone Company!  


Why wouldn't you?  xCraft was approved by all 5 celebrity Shark Tank investors with a deal worth $1.5 million!  Now it's your chance to get in on the action.  Hurry, only 6 hours left to invest!



Only 8 Hours Left to Invest in T-Mobile's Drone Partner!

17 days ago

Not much, but there is still time! For a limited time, you can still own your piece of America's Drone Company!



The window is closing! Only 8 hours left on the clock to invest in xCraft!  Join us as we broaden our offerings to include 5G solutions while also helping us reach our next milestone of $150K.  We can do this!



Today's the Day! Before We Go, a Quick Message from our CEO

17 days ago


When Charles and I founded xCraft in 2014 we dreamed of bringing better, more efficient, life-changing solutions to the drone industry. We saw drones as the solution to some of the world’s challenges, including defense, energy, security, and public safety. But we also saw an industry that lacked innovation and improvement.


So we decided to take matters into our own hands by building the first prototype of the XPlusOne drone in my garage. Sure, we had a lot to learn, and we’ve failed many times, but we continue to have a passion for flight and a desire to change the world.


Today, we’re doing some incredible things to help make the earth a better planet for humans by creating faster, more efficient drones built with unique patented technology.



In fact, I wanted to take a moment to share a few things we are doing now to reach our goals…


New Partnership


Earlier this month we announced our new partnership with none other than T-Mobile! This is huge, xCraft now can offer 5G solutions for enterprise, public safety, government and other key business segments! That’s right, America’s Drone Company is now taking 5G to the skies with T-Mobile for Business Partnership. This partnership is yet another example of how xCraft is soaring to new heights and continues to push the limits with our American Made drone solutions and making our mark in this ever evolving industry.



Growing The Team


Last year, we hired a Sales Lead at xCraft. Refocusing our sales strategy toward connecting with new distributors and accentuating our already valuable relationships with a variety of industry partners.  With three software developers currently contracted to improve our product features, we’ve also hired two UAV Technicians, and are adding others to the team in the very near future.



Marketing Efforts


We’ve launched a brand new, SEO-optimized, 33-page website – complete with detailed imagery for each of our products as well as an improved user experience. Through various social media platforms and blogging, we’ve continued our efforts to inform and educate the public about industry trends and company happenings


Research and Development


2022 has us working steadily on version 2 of the Panadrone. We’ve allocated capital towards adding new software features, and even some hardware features, for simplicity and functionality. We’ve also redesigned our nest shell, specifically improving how the lid operates and ensuring that the tether is maintaining proper tension at all times.  


Bringing the Maverick SE to market



Hitting the market later this summer, the Maverick SE has sporty power, increasing the flight experience of the user.  It has an enclosed and ducted design, maximizing flight efficiency of up to 20 minutes.  Interchangeable FPV is also included. Easily go from viewing footage on an external display to experiencing what the drone sees in a completely immersive FPV. Additionally, this UAS has return to home, loiter, and hold features.



If you want to be a part of this incredible industry and join a quickly growing company like xCraft, we’d love to have you join us.  Invest today!

 

Best,


JD Claridge

CEO, xCraft


One More Day!! Webinar Recap!

18 days ago


We had a great turn out to our Webinar in June!  Huge thanks to all of you who were able to join us for an xCraft experience, discussing what it was like in front of the Sharks, learning more about the products we've launched, and catching a sneak peek of our laboratory. Of course, at the end we did a quick Q and A.


If for some reason you missed it, we’ll just put right here:



Thanks for taking a look!



We are so thrilled for what is to come, and thank all of you who are on this journey with us! There is still room on our team, invest today if you haven't already.  Only one day left to soar high with America’s Drone Company!



2 Days Left! Tour of xCraft HQ

19 days ago


With only 2 days left, we’d love to take you on a quick tour of xCraft Headquarters.



With only two days left don’t wait, invest today. Our Campaign will be closing Monday, August 1 at 11:59PM PST! Get in on the action today!



Closing Soon, But What's That About Flying Cars?

20 days ago


Before we go, did we mention we’re working on flying cars?

A lot of people have asked for more details on our plans around flying cars so we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to present our thoughts on where xCraft fits in this new and exciting market!

Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) is an exciting space that people have dreamed about for decades.  It was part of our founder’s original vision to see xCraft’s technology used to help move people and things efficiently and autonomously through the vast open airspace.  Although it’s an exciting dream that seems to be closer to reality, we foresee several obstacles to full-scale adoption in the marketplace. Most notably, these obstacles are:

1. Intrinsic noise generated by the flying vehicles

2. Passenger throughput capability of a large scale air taxi operation



Noise:  

Aircraft are noisy.  Even a small aircraft such as the Schweitzer 300C helicopter, emits almost 90 dB of noise at 100 feet away (citation).  This is an uncomfortable amount of noise that can cause permanent hearing loss with long-term exposure (citation).  A small flying car (or eVTOL as they are called) would likely generate even more noise than a Schweitzer 300C since they have more rotors with shorter blades which need to spin faster than a helicopter’s to produce the same lift.  We don’t see public acceptance of such noisy eVTOLs being deployed on a mass scale in urban environments until this problem is solved.  That is why it’s one of the key focus areas of xCraft’s future technology development



Passenger Throughput:  

Getting people in and out of a flying taxi at the same rate as they can do so in an Uber today is a huge challenge facing the Urban Air Mobility market.  Many proposals revolve around placing eVTOL ports on top of skyscrapers. This presents the obvious challenge of getting people up and down elevators much faster than they do today.  Elevators were not built to handle adequate rider volume.  Also, to compete with ground-based taxis, hundreds, if not thousands of eVTOL flights would need to operate from a single location per hour.  This is simply not feasible given airspace and time constraints.  Consider that the busiest airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta) handles approximately 200 flights per hour (citation) with a vastly larger logistical infrastructure than could fit on top of a building.  To overcome this obstacle, clean sheet ideas need to be presented that remove the bottlenecks and allow true competition with existing ground-based transportation approaches.  This is the second key focus area of xCraft’s future technology development.

To the next level!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


PS.

Our Campaign will be closing Monday, August 1 at 11:59PM PST! There are only three more days for you to get in on the action!

Don't miss your chance to be part of America's Drone Company!!

4 Days Left! Here's What Others Are Saying About xCraft

21 days ago


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-Best Startup


“xCraft is positioned to build drones that can fly far and fast to service military and enterprise markets, with the vision to manufacture flying cars in the future.”

-Daily Advent


The UAV industry is a fast-growing multi-billion-dollar market. The global urban air mobility market is projected to reach $86.83 billion by 2035, while the commercial drone market size is predicted to reach $35.4 billion by 2026. Meanwhile, the military drone market is expected to reach $21.76 billion by 2026.



With these kinds of numbers and this kind of opportunity, don’t delay investing in xCraft.  There are only 4 days left in our campaign. Join us as an investor (or increase your existing shares) at our current evaluation!


-Team xCraft

Countdown: 5 Days Left!

22 days ago


We are so very grateful for the support we've received from all of our investors, from the veterans who've been with us from the start to those of you who just joined! America's Drone Company so appreciates each and everyone of you!


Together we've accomplished some incredible things! Here's a glimpse at some of our recent successes:


  • Brand new partnership with T-Mobile.

  • Visited Texas, continuing to work towards fulfilling 6 million dollar purchase order.

  • Launch of our new Maverick SE drone.

  • Three Panadrone 2.0 builds underway



As our Campaign comes to a close, we'd like to encourage anyone still on fence to take the leap with us!


To all who are already invested, please consider increasing your holdings! Help us reach $150,000!  We’re so close!


Thanks again!!

-Team xCraft


7 Days Left! Before We Go, We’d Like to Introduce the Maverick SE

24 days ago

Hitting the market this summer, the Maverick SE is built for fast, fun recreational flight!



Step up your game with the all new Maverick SE. This drones sporty power increases the flight experience of the user.  It has an enclosed and ducted design, maximizing flight efficiency of up to 20 minutes.  Interchangeable FPV is also included.  Easily go from viewing footage on an external display to experiencing what the drone sees in a completely immersive FPV. Additionally, this UAS has return to home, loiter, and hold features.





THE MAVERICK SE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Maverick SE drone

E8 Transmitter controller

FPV Goggles and Screen Combo

4S flight battery

LiPo Fast Charger

Custom SKB waterproof case

Card Insert with manual and instructional video downloads





TECH SPECS:

Weight: 1.12lbs

Payload: 100g

Maximum Flight Time: 20 minutes

Camera: RunCam SPLIT HYBRID 2 - True 145° Wide Angle 4K HD & FPV Camera

Controller: E8 Transmitter

Payload Mount: Picatinny Rail 

Top Speed: 45 MPH

Battery: 4S 86.4Wh Battery

Case Dimensions: 20x20x11.5 in.

Drone Dimensions: 12x11.5x4.5 in.

Propulsion: (x4) 2400kv brushless motor

Safe by design – ducted design gives internal protection from rotating props.

Assembled in Idaho, USA


And don't forget, xCraft's campaign closes on August 1 at 11:59PM PST.  Don't miss out on your chance to invest in the future of autonomous flight!  Invest in America’s Drone Company today!

10 Days Left! Roaring in It's Natural Habitat!

27 days ago

It's not too late to get in on the action, although the clock is ticking! Our Campaigns closes August 1st, that is just 10 days away! Before we go, allow us to show off our fully autonomous, tethered, PANADRONE UAS system!




SIMPLE TOUCH OPERATION

At the touch of a button, your PANADRONE can be airborne. Simply select your desired altitude on the included tablet and hit the “Launch” button. From there the nest lid automatically opens, the drone launches and hovers at the selected altitude.



ALL-WEATHER DRONE NEST

The drone nest is an integral part of the PANADRONE system. The nest is essentially a ground-based robot that houses a full automation system, tether power and control system, HVAC, and precision landing beacon.



24/7 ON-SITE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Video from the drone is relayed to the tablet via secure Wi-Fi connection or, optionally, over Rajant Mesh. Simple controls allow the operator to change altitude, pan or tilt the camera, and land. A battery backup system ensures a safe return if the nest power is ever interrupted. Camera options include Thermal, Zoom, EO, and IR.


This is one of several xCraft drones hitting the market today.  We invite you to get in on the action and own a part of America’s Drone Company today! 


Already invested? Be sure to share our campaign with your friends and family!  Let’s get the word out!

Closing in 11 Days, Get in While you Still Can!

28 days ago

xCraft officially announces the closing of our StartEngine CF on August 1. That's only 11 days away!



Time is ticking!  Our campaign is closing August 1.  Get in while you still can!  Don't miss your opportunity to secure your piece of the action here at xCraft!  Join America's Drone Company as we develop powerful flying robots that change the world today!


Thank You!

about 1 month ago

It’s a great day!  We want to send a shout out to our newest shareholders!



Today we’ve exceeded over 5,300 shareholders in total.  Wow, thank you!  Thanks to all our investors for helping us cross this huge milestone! We’re so grateful for you!


As we celebrate today we also continue to look to the future with a new goal!  We’d love to see our total investors exceed 5,500 in the next 7 days.  If you want to own a part of America’s Drone Company, don’t hesitate, invest today!


Already invested? Be sure to share our campaign with your friends and family!


Thanks again!

- Team xCraft

Soaring High with T-Mobile 5G

about 1 month ago

“America’s Drone Company”, is so excited about our newly-minted partnership with T-Mobile. 



What’s all the excitement about?


xCraft’s Value Increases 

As we leverage the strength of the T-Mobile brand the value of xCraft increases.    


Validation

Partnering with T-Mobile validates xCraft’s hard work over the past several years.  At this present time, xCraft is the only UAS solution in the T-Mobile for Business Partner Program.


Large Dealer Network

With the click of a button, xCraft has access to over 3,000 dealers instantly.


Endless Broadband Opportunities

T-Mobile for Business Partner Program provides resources helping us continue to win in the marketplace.  The combination of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network and xCraft’s UAS solutions will create endless broadband opportunities for businesses around the world.


Business Ecosystem

We’ve entered a business ecosystem filled with technology leaders making networking simpler and effective.  Since our acceptance (less than a week ago) into the program, we’ve seen an uptick in public safety opportunities.


xCraft will now include 5G Services

xCraft broadens its offerings to include 5G services for enterprise, public safety, government and other key business segments.


“It’s going to be a great ride as we offer customers enterprise-grade wireless solutions paired with our world-class drones” states xCraft CEO and Co-Founder, JD Claridge.


Looking to invest? Don't delay, help us cross our next milestone of $150K today! Together, we can do this!!


-Team xCraft


We've Crossed $100K!

about 1 month ago

Thanks to all our investors for helping us cross our next milestone! Together we're breaking barriers and changing the world!



As America's Drone Company gains momentum and soars even higher, we are looking to expand the xCraft family! Tell your friends and help us cross $150K! Together, we can do this!!

T-Mobile, Here We Go!!

about 1 month ago

We’ve been waiting for months to share this incredible news with our investor community.  xCraft has just formed a new partnership with none other than T-Mobile!!



As part of T-Mobile for Business Partner Program, xCraft broadens its offerings to include 5G services for enterprise, public safety, government and other key business segments.


What does this new partnership mean for our investors?  Well, a lot of good things that we can’t even begin to unpack in a single update.  Be on the lookout for more news on this exciting new partnership in the coming weeks.  It’s going to be a great ride!  Thank you for taking part!


-Team xCraft

xCraft Team - Walter Neils

about 1 month ago


Walter N. joined us last summer as an intern entering his senior year of high school.  Right away, it became evident we had brought in a true Rockstar! He is experienced in C++, C#, CSS, JavaScript, and more. He loves all things computers, from building them, programming, web development, building games, helping others setup networks and computer systems, and more. Walter quickly proved  himself to be our go-to for all tasks from wiring, to building, to troubleshooting, programming, test flying, data entry, and the list goes on. A task given to Walter, is a task marked as done! Walter will be attending college in the fall where he plans to pursue his computer science degree and ultimately join Engineers without Borders. We love having Walter as part of the xCraft Team!

What Drones Can Do for Agriculture

about 1 month ago


Drone technology is changing the way that a vast number of industries operate. One sector of the economy embracing drone technology in a big way is the agricultural field. Unmanned aerial vehicles have several applications that make farming more efficient and productive.


DATA GATHERING AND SURVEYING

Drones can be used to quickly map out an expansive area with imagery from a bird’s-eye perspective that takes the guesswork out of planning out your agricultural layout. By having the correct information at your disposal, you’ll be able to make informed choices about how to plan your crops.


While basic imaging from a drone already provides you with more information than you might have otherwise, additional surveying tools can give you even more insight into the land you have to work with. For example, drones can create a thermal map of an area that assists you with monitoring crops more closely over an extended period of time.



DETECTING MALNOURISHMENT OR DROUGHT

Advanced equipment allows a drone to provide you with even more utility. Normalized difference vegetation index (or NDVI) mapping is one drone technology that has changed the way farmers interact with their crops. By detecting signs of a problem with a crop up to two years earlier than they might show physically, farmers are able to better predict crop output.


Drones can also be used to monitor irrigation systems on your farm. That will allow you to find the optimal ways to distribute water across your fields, maximizing your use of available resources..


SPRAYING CROPS OVER WIDE AREAS

Spraying crops from above is not a new concept in agriculture. However, in the past, such operations involved the use of manned aircraft that added a steep expense to a farmer’s budget. Drones have changed that equation for the better.


Unmanned drones provide a more cost-effective way to distribute fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide over a broad area of crops. Using drone technology, you’ll be able to give your crops the protection they need and prevent a costly insect, pest, or fungus infestation from occurring while also providing plants with the nutrients that they need to thrive.


AGRICULTURE DRONES FOR PLANTING

As well as taking care of your existing crops, drones can also be used to distribute seed over a given area quickly and effectively. Drones equipped to handle the correct payload can integrate with devices capable of shooting seed packages with enough force to penetrate into the soil at an adequate depth. This provides a more cost-effective method of planting your crops.


Even with all of these amazing benefits already impacting the agricultural field, we’re still in the early days of this transformative technology. New advances in drone capabilities will open up new possibilities for those in the agricultural field, revolutionizing this industry in ways that we never thought possible before. Check out xCraft to stay informed about the cutting-edge world of drones!


TV Twice

about 2 months ago


Last week was a fun one here at xCraft.  Technically the fun was doubled! xCraft was on TV twice.  Our company re-aired on the World’s Greatest TV Show and ABC’s Shark Tank.  


"World's Greatest!..." is an award-winning National Television Series taking viewers on a fast-paced tour around the world, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some of the most amazing and unique companies, products, people, and travel destinations the world has to offer! It was an incredible honor to be included among one “World’s Greatest” and we hope you enjoyed this rare glimpse into the xCraft Laboratory.  If you happened to miss it, check out our segment below.



Additionally, it’s always fun to see another re-run of xCraft on Shark Tank last week.



Just weeks before in our webinar JD re-lived and highlighted some of the experience.


“My co-founder and I were approached by ABC to be on Season 7, Episode 5 of Shark Tank.  With this rare opportunity we headed off to SoCal and entered the tank.  Naturally it was a bit nerve racking, but I was most nervous about hurting one of the billionaires as I flew the flying XPlus One down a hallway towards them.  The conversation with the Sharks was mostly organic, the only thing staged was the pitch.  At the end we were able to negotiate all 5 Sharks coming in and accepting a deal.  Additionally, it was amazing to receive the publicity from the show.  Overall it was an awesome experience and we’d definitely do it again if given the opportunity.”


- JD Claridge, Founder, xCraft


Thanks again for joining in on the fun and continuing to support us here at xCraft.  We’re grateful for your investment.  The future is bright!

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3.

about 2 months ago


Summertime has hit the Pacific Northwest.  Here at xCraft, good weather means more testing of our technologies.  Recently we took the Panadrone, Matrix SE and Maverick SE to the field for testing.  



Enjoy a quick look into our afternoon of testing at a local park in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, ID.



Help us continue to break barriers with our technologies by investing today!

Xponential Recap

about 2 months ago



In April, xCraft Founder JD Claridge and xCraft Sales Lead Kenny Stone attended the 2022 AUVSI Xponential convention in Orlando, Florida. AUVSI (Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International) is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of uncrewed vehicle systems, such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones) and robotics. 


Every year, AUVSI hosts Xponential, a convention where anyone interested in the development and utilization of all uncrewed technologies across all industrial sectors worldwide meet up. At Xponential, you will find professionals who are not only involved in the manufacturing of  unmanned vehicles, but also in those industries that use them, such as defenseconstruction, government, transportation, medicine and agriculture. Xponential is a great venue to see innovative products, discover new ideas that are changing the market, make professional connections, navigate changing policies, be educated, and find out how to participate in this industry.


This year, JD and Kenny went to scope out what is happening in the industry and, by all measures, enjoyed the experience.


“Xponential did not disappoint.  It was a few great days reconnecting with old friends, networking with new friends and seeing exciting emerging technologies.”


-JD Claridge, Founder, xCraft

Today's the Day!

about 2 months ago


Thanks to everyone who tuned in last week for our episode on TV. For anyone who may have missed it, don’t worry, Bloomberg’s World’s Greatest, Episode 322 re-airs again today at 3:30pm EST.  Find the airing details below.


Airing Information:


Where: Bloomberg TV

On DirecTV:  Channel 353.  

On DISH Network:  Channel 203.

On Cable:  Depends on your local area and carrier


Television Schedule Page:  https://worldsgreatesttelevision.com/tv-schedule/


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022- Bloomberg TV


Cable Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


Satellite Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


It’s an incredible honor to be included among one “World’s Greatest” and we hope you enjoy this rare glimpse into the xCraft Laboratory. As America’s Drone Company continues to soar high and gain recognition, what better time than today to join our family and become an investor today!  


Panadrone V2.0

about 2 months ago

We are thrilled to have our newest version of the Panadrone hitting the market.




What is different?

We started by redesigning the aesthetics of the Panadrone V2.0.  The nests edges became more defined giving it a more cyber look and feel.  We’ve also modified the tether tensioning system. Allowing for smoother takeoff, landing and natural flight adjustment to stronger winds.  Additionally, it also has a new “true 4K” wireless video transmission.  Lastly we’ve also made a few software adjustments that improve flight control, providing some operational upgrades.



Nest Specifications:

Weight: 198 lb

Dimensions: 36 x 47 x 28 in



Bird Specifications:

Weight: 8.2 lb (without payload)

Dimensions: 21 x 16 x 13 in

Payload: 4.2 lb

Propulsion: 8 x 360W Brushless DC Motor

Camera Options: Zoom, Thermal, IR, EO, Custom per user request

Drone Carry Case Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 15 in

Backup Battery: 22.2V



Flight Specifications:

Takeoff and Landing: Autonomous

Maximum Flight Time: Unlimited

Maximum Flight Altitude: 400 Feet 

Wind Resistance: Up to 20 MPH

Radio Link: 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi. Optionally Rajant Kinetic Mesh


Help us reach our next milestone by joining us in our mission to make xCraft the world leader in drone technology. Invest today!

Did You Miss It?

about 2 months ago


xCraft was on TV last week!  Thanks to everyone who tuned in!


If you happened to miss it, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.  Bloomberg’s World’s Greatest, Episode 322 re-airs again this coming Saturday, June 25 at 3:30pm EST.  Find the airing details below.


Airing Information:

Where: Bloomberg TV

On DirecTV:  Channel 353.  

On DISH Network:  Channel 203.

On Cable:  Depends on your local area and carrier


Television Schedule Page:  https://worldsgreatesttelevision.com/tv-schedule/


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022- Bloomberg TV


Cable Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


Satellite Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


America’s Drone Company is soaring high and is thrilled to be included among the “World’s Greatest”! What an incredible honor!! We hope you enjoy watching the team at work in the xCraft laboratory and out in the field! 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the xCraft Enterprises, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

US Patent Issued

about 2 months ago


Here at xCraft we’re serious about research and development.  We are a team of engineers and scientists by nature. We are obsessed with designing the highest-functioning solutions for the drone industry.


After countless hours of work, we’re excited to announce we’ve received a new acceptance under our High Speed Multi-Rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft patent.


Thanks for celebrating with us!


Invest today and join us as we set out to change the world, because failure is not an option.

Quality Craftsmanship

2 months ago


Each xCraft drone is engineered to perfection, ensuring you’re satisfied with the end product. All our drones are manufactured right here in the USA. They’re custom-designed by our elite team of drone experts, and each one is test flown before being shipped to its customers. That’s because xCraft is committed to continually providing our customers with an amazing product every time.



Whatever you’re looking for, there’s no better place to get yourself a quality piece of tech. Check out a range of other state-of-the-art drones at xCraft today!


Summer Internships

2 months ago



xCraft loves Summers here in the Glorious Inland Northwest – the sun is shining, everything is turning green, birds are singing, the time has come for baseball, swimming, hiking, biking, flying, and of course, welcoming our Summer Interns!!


With a vision “To see earth become a better planet for humans by cultivating love, personal fulfillment, and innovation.” What better way to live that out than by passing on skills and knowledge to the next generation of innovators.




Over the years, xCraft has loved participating in Summer Internships and has welcomed young stars from all over the world with countless backgrounds into our laboratory. Summer 2022 will be no different and we’re excitedly preparing to welcome our young rockstars!

We're on TV!

2 months ago


A while back we had a teaser update called, “Film Day”, well the time has come for our big announcement.  xCraft will be on TV!  Our company will be featured on Bloomberg’s World’s Greatest, Episode 321!



Airing Information:


Where: Bloomberg TV

On DirecTV:  Channel 353.  

On DISH Network:  Channel 203.

On Cable:  Depends on your local area and carrier


Television Schedule Page:  https://worldsgreatesttelevision.com/tv-schedule/


Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022


Cable Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


Satellite Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022- Bloomberg TV


Cable Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)


Satellite Viewers:

Eastern:     3:30pm (local time)

Central:      2:30pm (local time)

Mountain:  1:30pm (local time)

Pacific:      12:30pm (local time)



America’s Drone Company is soaring high and is thrilled to be included among the “World’s Greatest”! What an incredible honor!! We hope you enjoy watching the team at work in the xCraft laboratory and out in the field!


Flying Cars

2 months ago



A lot of people have asked for more details on our plans around flying cars so we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to present our thoughts on where xCraft fits in this new and exciting market!


Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) is an exciting space that people have dreamed about for decades.  It was part of our founder’s original vision to see xCraft’s technology used to help move people and things efficiently and autonomously through the vast open airspace.  Although it’s an exciting dream that seems to be closer to reality, we foresee several obstacles to full-scale adoption in the marketplace. Most notably, these obstacles are:


1. Intrinsic noise generated by the flying vehicles


2. Passenger throughput capability of a large scale air taxi operation



Noise:  

Aircraft are noisy.  Even a small aircraft such as the Schweitzer 300C helicopter, emits almost 90 dB of noise at 100 feet away (citation).  This is an uncomfortable amount of noise that can cause permanent hearing loss with long-term exposure (citation).  A small flying car (or eVTOL as they are called) would likely generate even more noise than a Schweitzer 300C since they have more rotors with shorter blades which need to spin faster than a helicopter’s to produce the same lift.  We don’t see public acceptance of such noisy eVTOLs being deployed on a mass scale in urban environments until this problem is solved.  That is why it’s one of the key focus areas of xCraft’s future technology development. 


Passenger Throughput:  

Getting people in and out of a flying taxi at the same rate as they can do so in an Uber today is a huge challenge facing the Urban Air Mobility market.  Many proposals revolve around placing eVTOL ports on top of skyscrapers. This presents the obvious challenge of getting people up and down elevators much faster than they do today.  Elevators were not built to handle adequate rider volume.  Also, to compete with ground-based taxis, hundreds, if not thousands of eVTOL flights would need to operate from a single location per hour.  This is simply not feasible given airspace and time constraints.  Consider that the busiest airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta) handles approximately 200 flights per hour (citation) with a vastly larger logistical infrastructure than could fit on top of a building.  To overcome this obstacle, clean sheet ideas need to be presented that remove the bottlenecks and allow true competition with existing ground-based transportation approaches.  This is the second key focus area of xCraft’s future technology development.


Defense Drones

2 months ago


When it comes to the military, they formally classify their drones into three categories.


CLASS I: SMALL DRONES

While there are many different types and classifications of drones, not all of them are suitable for military use. Class I drones are the smallest and least sophisticated type of drone. They are generally used for reconnaissance or surveillance and are not well-suited for combat operations.


CLASS II: TACTICAL DRONES

Class II drones are larger and more sophisticated than Class I drones and can be used for a variety of purposes, including reconnaissance, target acquisition, and attack operations. They are typically equipped with more advanced sensors and weapons systems than Class I drones.


CLASS III: STRATEGIC DRONES

Class III drones are the largest and most sophisticated type of drone. They are capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as combat. These types of drones can be equipped with several types of intelligence systems and weapons, depending on their intended use.


When it comes to military usage, privacy is of the utmost importance. xCraft makes all of their drone models right here in America, and the two models most suited to military use are the Nano One and the Matrix SE.



NANO ONE

Providing the modern foot soldier with an ultra-portable, the Nano One boasts immediately deployable EO and IR micro UAS for real-time situational awareness. This rugged, American-Made platform has extended 30-minute endurance and best-in-class wind and rain tolerance.



 It's widely recognized as an effective drone for department of defense use thanks to its simple and intuitive operation in GPS or GPS denied Environments, Auto Return, and Lost Link failsafe features.



MATRIX SE

The MATRIX SE is a powerful and efficient American-made workhorse that comes with an SUI Controller and Android tablet. Depending on the power you need, it can easily swap payloads. 4K camera with 3.5X zoom, LIDAR, Thermal, IR, EO, and Multispectral payloads are available, making the Matrix SE an optimal choice for military use.


Due to the wide variety of drones available, it’s important to match the type of drone to the mission requirements. The primary goal of any combat operation will define the most suitable type and classification of drones for military purposes. 





Thank You For Coming to Our Webinar!

2 months ago


We are overjoyed by the overwhelming support received from our Webinar last week. It was great to have so many of you there in attendance. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We know some of you missed it or had to leave early, so as requested, we are sharing the replay below.



America's Drone Company is doing great things and we are so glad to you are on this journey with us! Don't forget to check out our Products page. We look forward to seeing you next time!

The Time Has Come

3 months ago

Webinar starts in just a couple hours, so grab your popcorn, notepad, and settle in to your favorite chair! Submit your questions here and we'll be answering those live! 



There are still a few seats available, so if you haven't already, sign up now and we'll see you soon!

Tomorrow's the Day!

3 months ago


In just 24 hours we will be going live to share a behind the scenes glimpse of the xCraft Vision, discuss our products, and even answer your questions! Seats are limited so don't miss your chance to join this event! Sign Up Today!



We are taking your questions so don't forget to take a minute to submit yours with this Q & A Form. We are excited to open up our Laboratory and look forward to seeing you, tomorrow, June 2nd, at 10:30AM PDT!

Drone Accuracy

3 months ago


The use of drones has revolutionized a number of industries, from geology and archaeology to mining and entertainment. Perhaps most of all, the field of land surveying has been massively influenced by this new technology, and the accuracy of UAV’s for this use case are improving every day.



UNDERSTANDING DRONE ACCURACY

In the field of land surveying, the term “accuracy” can mean a few different things. Traditional photogrammetric technology, for example, is sometimes said to produce higher resolution, but this higher resolution doesn’t necessarily correlate to useful 3D point data. In comparison, LiDAR technology may not have the same resolution but produces much more useful topological data.


When it comes to accuracy, the key to a good survey is the degree to which the 3D data can simulate the real world. A good quality land survey drone helps provide accurate measurements of the site and its surroundings in both absolute and relative terms



FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DRONE SURVEY ACCURACY

In addition to the quality of the drone and its hardware components, there are a number of other factors that can influence the accuracy of the survey data you collect. These include the accuracy of the ground control points (GCPs), since the absolute accuracy of your survey cannot be higher than that of the GCPs. To address this, make sure that these points are measured with greater accuracy than the pixel size of your drone.


Other influential factors include lighting, the profile of the terrain you’re surveying, and the weather conditions. The best drones for land surveying are generally still reliable in challenging weather conditions, so be sure you factor in local climate demands when deciding which drone is best for your needs.



Multiple factors go into determining the accuracy of land surveys that are performed using drones. Armed with the right equipment and knowledge, it’s now easier than ever to produce highly accurate land surveys with the help of a quality drone.  Pictured above are three survey and mapping solutions xCraft has to offer.


For more information on each of these drones, visit xCraft today!

Matrix RTK Flight Testing

3 months ago

Catch an inside view of the team at work flight testing the Matrix RTK.



Rain or shine, we’re staying at it.  Testing our tailored applications that solve real-world problems. No "muddied" flying field can stop our team from getting the job done! 


See some of our dedicated xCraft crew testing our Matrix RTK system:



Have You Booked Your Seat for xCraft's Webinar?!

3 months ago


Don't forget to sign up for our Webinar next Thursday, June 2nd at 10:30AM PST! Seats are limited and we don't want any of you to miss it!



We love hearing from our investors and those still deciding, so please submit your questions or comments here. We will be answering as many as we can live next Thursday! See you there!!

Made in the USA!

3 months ago


We are proud to be “America’s Drone Company”. All of our products are designed and tested in the Pacific Northwest and we’re dedicated to continuing that tradition of keeping all of our talent here in America

We think it’s important that the experts solving complex problems have a personal stake in the solution, and that’s what motivates our team to design the next generation of drone technology in the US. We’re also adamant that the US becomes the global leader in commercial drone technology and we promise to do our part to make that a reality by providing sustainable jobs that grow the drone industry in our local communities.

We believe that the future of the drone industry can be found within the 4 walls of the xCraft laboratory. It’s what drives us to deliver our best work every single day and it’s what motivates us through difficult times. 

Because when you set out to change the world, failure is not an option


The xCraft Difference

3 months ago


“We pride ourselves in our ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing needs of the industry and provide solutions that will make a lasting impact on our world. From the initial concept all the way through the final test flight, our team of engineers and programmers work together to create products that lead the way for future drone technology around the world.”

-J.D. Claridge, Founder, xCraft



xCraft was born out of passion for flight and a desire to change the world.

From the first prototypes of the XPlusOne drone built in JD Claridge’s garage to the industry’s leading tethered drone solution in our modern day, Panadrone - xCraft’s focus has always been solving some of the world's most complex problems. We partner with companies in public safety, survey and mapping, developing tailored applications that solve real-world problems.



When it comes to the xCraft strategy, we believe in two approaches that separate us from any other drone company. 

 

Always Unique:

We don’t believe in taking the traditional quad-copter drone model (a common four-propeller drone design) and forcing it to do a job it’s not suited for. Rather, we start with the desired solution and build a drone that will be optimized for the job. That’s why we’ve experimented with and developed VTOL, fixed-wing, tethered, and mini aircraft, among others, to ensure that we are always providing the most efficient drone for the task at hand.

 

Fail Fast, Fail Often:

We believe in the mantra, “Fail Fast, Fail Often” and live it out through every phase of the project. If a particular design of ours isn’t going to work, we don’t spend valuable time trying to force it into a use-case it’s not suited for. Rather, we adapt as necessary until the product is exactly what is needed.

It is also why we have such a rigorous testing process, to ensure we are pushing our aircraft to their limits so they are ready for the field from day-one.  Field ready.  Ready to change the world.

 

“World changers,” come soar with us! Help us cross our next milestone and join our passion for flight.

Join xCraft's Webinar, June 2nd

3 months ago

Slots are filling up for our Webinar, June 2nd at 10:30AM PST, just a few weeks away! Make sure to register HERE to snag your seat today!



Co-Founder and CEO, JD Claridge, along with Sales Lead,  Kenny Stone, will be discussing new products launched-their impact in industries like public safety and survey, sharing our experience with the Sharks, and answering your questions (find the Q and A Form HERE). This is a great opportunity to get your glimpse inside of America's Drone Company! 

Investor Call to Action

3 months ago

Dear Investors, Friends, and Members of the xCraft Family,

Join xCraft as we improve the world for all humanity by helping to foster an environment that promotes inclusivity, personal fulfillment, and innovative thinking. Help us continue to break through the UAV industry with leading edge technology, made right here in America.  When you invest in xCraft, you’re not only facilitating this cause, you’re becoming a part of history in the ever-growing commercial drone industry.



We need all hands on deck for the next several weeks to help us achieve our goals

We'd love it if every investor increased their holdings with $499.20 or more before the end of the month.  

If you haven't invested yet, now is the time to get in on the action!

 

Benefits for Investing

$499.20 will get you 52 Shares!!

*Help us complete inventories and staffing goals to meet sales demands.

*Enable launch of new products and partnerships.

*Increase your holdings in xCraft Enterprises, America's Drone Company, and its future.

*Be a part of America's Drone Company.

 

Rewards for VIP Investors

$1,000+ ~ Lifetime VIP Discount

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website *

$5,000+ ~ VIP + 5% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcaft.io website * 5% Bonus Class B Shares. 20% discount on Maverick Drone. **

$10,000+ ~ Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares

 Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 10% Bonus Class B Shares. 50% discount on Maverick Drone**

$25,000+ ~ Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 15% Bonus Class B Shares. 70% discount on Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters


This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a global drone market worth $18.28 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $40.90 billion in 2027!



As America's Drone Company, and we don't want you to let this opportunity fly by. In fact, it is your support that propels us toward critical growth opportunities and enables us to reach important milestones.

It's time to change the world. Let's Do This!

-Team xCraft


xCraft is Hosting a Webinar!

3 months ago

Don't miss our our upcoming Webinar, June 2nd @ 10:30AM PST!



Get your front row seat to the xCraft Experience -- Hear what it was like in front of the Sharks, learn more about the products we've launched, and catch a sneak peek of our laboratory. We will be taking your questions at the end so make sure to complete our Q & A Form prior to the event and we'll do our best to answer them live. 


See you there!


Product Spotlight: Shadow V2

3 months ago

Introducing the Shadow, Version 2.



Thanks to its tether, this model is capable of continuous flight up to 100 feet.  The Shadow is perfect for a fixed security presence or communication relay.  It’s easy to fly and includes a backup battery to assure a safe landing even if the primary power source fails. 


LAUNCH AND LAND WITH THE FLIP OF A SWITCH

This drone is straightforward to launch and land without a whole lot of calculating and maneuvering. Set up is as easy as plugging in the 120/240VAC tether and sending the launch command through the controller. 


When your mission is accomplished, a simple “land” command transmitted through the controller returns the UAS to the ground, where it can be unplugged, packed, and ready for transport in minutes.  The system includes an emergency backup power system that will safely return the UAS to the ground in the event of a primary power system failure.



XCRAFT INCLUDES PRE-LOADED FLIGHT STABILIZATION SOFTWARE FOR WORRY-FREE FLYING

The Shadow arrives at your door already equipped with flight stabilization software at no extra cost. Once the UAS is launched, pre-loaded flight stabilization software keeps the UAS hovering above the launch point at a fixed altitude, adjusting for wind (up to 30 knots or 34 mph) and light rain. 


The software assures that the drone will remain stable. It is designed to operate for year-round use and comes with a hard waterproof carrying case. The Shadow offers stress-free flying and safe landings every time


HD CAMERA FOR A REAL-TIME PICTURE

This UAS comes with a built-in 4k RGB camera standard so you can get an accurate picture of an area in real-time. You can also use the controller to pivot the drone to capture different views. The high-definition streaming camera makes it a good option for surveillance and surveying areas of interest.


SAFE AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

xCraft has teamed up with Rajant Kinetic Mesh, the leader in industrial wireless mesh networks, to offer a drone that can be integrated into a Rajant mesh communication network. This drone is a great option if you’re looking for a UAS that will enable secure and stable communications between teams.


The Shadow Package Includes:

  • Shadow V2.0 UAS
  • 3-Axis Gimbal
  • Controller with Integrated Android 
  • Backup Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • (2) Extra propellers
  • Custom Hard Case
  • User Manual and Quick Start Guide


It’s important to purchase your drone from a well-known company with a good reputation. We offer some of the highest-quality and best-performing drones in the market today, and this drone is no exception. The ease of operation, high quality camera, and integrated secure communication system make this an excellent choice for seasoned drone operators and beginners alike!

Research and Development

3 months ago


We are a team of engineers and data scientists by nature. We are obsessed with designing the highest-functioning solutions for the drone industry and we take our jobs very seriously.


The R&D department at xCraft is the most important part of our business and we pour countless hours into making sure our team has everything they need to design the next innovation.



We believe that the future of the drone industry can be found within the 4 walls of the xCraft laboratory. It’s what drives us to deliver our best work every single day and it’s what motivates us through difficult times


Because when you set out to change the world, failure is not an option


Help us reach our next milestone by joining us in our mission to make xCraft the world leader in drone technology. Invest today!

Heard of VTOL?

3 months ago


When most people imagine a drone, they probably picture a multi-rotor drone. These aircraft feature a number of propeller engines to keep themselves airborne and maneuver around. They are useful for flying a camera over a subject, if only for a brief period of time. These drones are easily accessible and are often seen as the usual entry-level product for anybody looking to get into the world of professional drones.


These popular vehicles use their motors to generate their own power to lift off and start flying. By pushing air downward, they generate the thrust needed to get off the ground vertically with minimal space required and can also hover in place. However, these vehicles use a relatively high amount of energy to keep the propellers operational, meaning they have a shorter operation time and range before they need to return to recharge.


WHAT ARE FIXED WING DRONES?

One alternative to multi-rotor designs is provided by fixed-wing drones. Similar in design to traditional airplanes, these vehicles rely on a wing to provide lift instead of vertical-lift rotors. Once the vehicle reaches a certain airspeed, it is able to generate its own lift from the design of its wing. This allows it to use less power than a multi-rotor drone to greatly increase the distance it is able to operate over.


The greater efficiency provided by fixed-wing drones opens up new possibilities for mid and long-range surveying of an area. However, the lack of vertical movement does provide one drawback during take-off. These vehicles require an initial force, usually from either the operator throwing the vehicle or the use of a catapult, to get airborne. This also requires a take-off area free from obstacles that might impede the drone on its launch.


ADVANTAGES OF VTOL DESIGN

VTOL takes the best out of both fixed wing and multi-rotor design to create a more versatile and functional drone. Featuring both propeller engines and a wing, these vehicles can take-off of their own volition without the assistance of an initial propulsion such as throwing the vehicle. They can also use the wing to fly while using less energy, allowing them to cover greater amounts of ground without needing to land. VTOL Drones like the Matrix RTK are ideal for agricultural, surveying and mapping, oil and gas inspection, and military applications where speed and airtime are critical


Below, see our original VTOL system go 0-60mph


The increased functionality that VTOL design achieves by incorporating fixed motors and an aerodynamic wing have made them a popular choice among drone enthusiasts. Learn more about how VTOL and other types of drones can help your industry at xCraft today!

Product Spotlight: PANADRONE

4 months ago

With a flying altitude of up to 400 feet, PANADRONE has you covered by capturing high-resolution video and serving as a mesh network node for maximum coverage. 



Powerful Autonomy. No Time Limits.


Simple Touch Operation

At the touch of a button, your PANADRONE can be airborne. Simply select your desired altitude on the included tablet and hot the “Launch” button. From there the nest lid automatically opens, the drone launches and hovers at the selected altitude.





All-Weather Drone Nest

The drone nest is an integral part of the PANADRONE system. The nest is essentially a ground-based robot that houses a full automations system, tether power and control system, HVAC, and precision landing beacon.


24/7 On-Site Video Surveillance

Video from the drone is relayed to the tablet via secure Wi-Fi connection or, optionally, over Rajant Mesh. Simple controls allow the operator to change altitude, pan or tilt the camera, and land. A battery backup system ensures a safe return if the nest power is ever interrupted. Camera options include Thermal, Zoom, EO, and IR.



Flying Cars and the Future

4 months ago


I remember watching The Jetsons on TV as a kid and thinking, why am I not flying to soccer practice like Leroy Jetson!  Traveling through the air has been my dream since childhood, which is probably why I got my pilot's license and an Aerospace Engineering degree. 


Designing and flying in airplanes wasn't enough though.  I wanted to ride in a flying vehicle that just flew itself, taking me wherever I wanted to go, above all the traffic congestion and noise on the ground


Enter - Urban Air Mobility and eVTOLs (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft.  But technology needed to catch up with the dream.  Motor, battery, global positioning, electronic miniaturization and mass production has enabled this once crazy idea to finally take flight.  


We're just now beginning to see eVTOLs and the Urban Air Mobility Market materialize!  Companies like Kitty Hawk, Joby Aviation, Airbus and others have all thrown their hats into the ring.  It's exciting to watch this market mature!    It won't be long until you start seeing (and maybe even riding in) flying cars that take you to work, to the dentist office, and even take your kids to soccer practice. 


xCraft is excited to be part of this growing market!  We are developing technology that will enable fast, efficient, and quiet autonomous flight.  Stay tuned and don't miss out on your chance to invest in this opportunity.  


Get ready for the future!



JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder

AUVSI Xponential 2022

4 months ago

Well, we've been at it!




Xponential did not disappoint.  It’s been a few great days reconnecting with old friends, networking with new friends and seeing exciting emerging technologies.


If you missed it, checkout our update from day two below.  Enjoy!



Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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Product Spotlight: Maverick Mapper

4 months ago

The Complete Package!



The Maverick Mapper functions as the ideal survey drone set up - maximizing scouting efficiency and accuracy. Autonomously map up to 40 acres in one 25 minutes flight! The Mapper comes with a Skydroid controller that accepts any Android or iOS phone or tablet along with your favorite open-source ground station software.


THE MAVERICK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Skydroid Controller
  • 2 - Axis Gimbal
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Hard Case

Headed to Xponential

4 months ago

We're leaving for AUVSI Xponential in Orlando, April 25-28!




Alongside other great leaders, we’re excited to make connections, uncover technology possibilities and create lasting partnerships.  If you're there, we’d love to see you.  Connect with us at www.xCraft.io.  


Can’t make it, don’t worry, we invite you to follow along on our socials.

xCraft Team - Brenner Drake

4 months ago


Brenner D. will be graduating from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy with his Associates from North Idaho College Spring of 2022. He was accepted and will be attending Eastern Washington University in the fall to get his Bachelors in Visual Communication Design.

He has been designing in SolidWorks and Fusion 360 for 5 years and recently brought home the $1000 1st Prize in the STEM Charter Engineering Challenge sponsored by Regan Designs.

When not immersed in CAD, Brenner has a great voice and taste in music, we've really enjoyed having him as our office D.J.


Drones in Mining

4 months ago


The use of mining drones has revolutionized the way large mine sites and quarries oversee their operations. Unlike traditional surveying methods, a drone is able to provide exceedingly quick and accurate data across a large territory. This dynamic, real-time data collection also facilitates communication between workers on the ground and management at other sites.


Why Drone Technology is the New Best Practice in Mining

Aerial images captured by drones are able to produce the most accurate site models to-date, which is important for two reasons: This allows mining operations to precisely calculate the amount of material that can be extracted, and quickly determine what equipment is best used for the site conditions in a specific area.

Since many mining projects are a geographical areas that are difficult to explore by foot, the precise, high-resolution data yielded by drones can be invaluable. This data in turn allows mine managers to better plan the supplies and resources that will be needed for a particular project, such as the number of trucks, the amount of explosives, and the size of the drilling or excavation equipment.



A Cost-Effective Surveying Tool

A high-quality drone is only a fraction of the cost of a traditional aerial survey operation, which requires a plane and a pilot. While accurate ground survey equipment does exist, it needs to be operated by a team of land surveyors who may spend several weeks amassing same amount of information that a drone can gather in just a few hours.


How Do Mining Drones Work?

Drones are equipped with downward facing cameras that are able to capture highly detailed images of a mining site from a variety of angles. Once back on the ground, a technician uses specialized software to turn these images into 3D maps and digital terrain models of the mining site.

The resulting models and images allow for a very precise calculation of stockpile values and the amount of material that can be moved. These images also allow mine managers to pinpoint any safety concerns that might affect workers.


More Efficient Data Collection

The main appeal of using drones in mining operations is that they provide a very cost-effective and efficient way to manage inventory and equipment requirements. The frequency of data collection (which previously might have only taken place once or twice per year) means that these operations can now precisely forecast the amount of available mineral stock that can be sold at any given time.

The real-time nature of this data is also invaluable when it comes to targeting safety concerns and addressing them before they become a major workplace accident. Drone images can pinpoint potentially unstable areas of a mine or blast site, such as slopes, highwalls, and crests, and help management to ensure that mitigating measures are put in place at the earliest possible opportunity.


If you're thinking of investing in drone technology for your workplace operations, contact us today at xCraft. We have an incredible selection of state-of-the-art drones that are made in the USA.

Product Page

4 months ago

As the global urban air, commercial drone and military drone markets reach new heights we're bringing our drone solutions to companies to help solve real world problems. Our products serve a wide a wide range of industries.


To learn more, explore our new product page!



If you haven't already, we invite you, your families and friends to soar with us as we continue to take our patented technologies to the world. Help us reach our next milestone of $50K, invest today!

Product Spotlight: Nano One

4 months ago

Introducing our small, mighty tactical powerhouse!


The Nano One brings state of the art surveillance to public safety, security and defense departments. Providing the modern foot soldier with an ultra-portable, immediately deployable EO and IR micro UAS for real-time situational awareness. The xCraft Nano One is a rugged, American-Made platform with extended 30-minute endurance and best-in-class wind and rain tolerance. Simple and intuitive operation in GPS or GPS denied Environments, Auto Return, and Lost Link failsafe features preserve mission success when it matters most.





THE NANO ONE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • xCraft Nano One UAS
  • 2.4Ghz Controller with integrated display
  • FLIR Thermal and EO Camera
  • (3) 14.8 Wh Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • 4x Extra Props
  • Hard Case





xCraft Team - Gabriel Joyce!

4 months ago

Meet Gabriel Joyce.  Gabe is a Designer/Drafter for xCraft, creating some amazing 3D models.  We call him our SolidWorks Ninja!  



Gabe has been with xCraft for over two years designing UAV components.  He comes with a strong background in mechanical design, manufacturing, and repair.  He's also a very handy builder so we put him to work assembling prototypes whenever there's an opportunity.  


Glad you're part of the xCraft team Gabriel!


Our mission is to develop powerful flying robots that change the world. We are based in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Here, we design, build, and fly drones for enterprise and military customers. We are looking for Rockstar people to join our team and help us fulfill our mission. Apply today!

Pushing Limits with the Shadow V2

4 months ago

Last month xCraft did some envelope testing with one of our tethered drones, the Shadow V2.

It's going to be a fun ride as we continue to push the limits with the Shadow V2. It's exciting to see it break it's threshold of a 100 ft.  

Speaking of barriers, we invite you, your families and friends to join us as we continue to break barriers with our patented technologies here at xCraft.  Help us reach our next milestone and invest today!

International Wireless Communications Expo Recap

4 months ago



Last month, the xCraft Team was honored to participate in the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Founder JD Claridge and Sales Lead Kenny Stone packed up the Panadrone and its all-weather Nest to display at the show.  Thanks to our friends at the Connectronics Booth, xCraft was able to set up this powerful autonomous aircraft amidst some of the brightest minds and change-makers in the critical communications industry.


This year’s IWCE featured many big-name communications brands such as T-Mobile, VerizonFrontline, Intertalk, IComm, and more. With extravagant displays and a top-rated speaker lineup, it was a fantastic way to stay informed about all the major players in the communications industry.


xCraft’s fully autonomous Panadrone drew quite the crowd. We had several valuable conversations about using tethered drones in various applications within public safety and other industries.  It felt great to be on the cutting-edge of technology alongside so many brilliant minds. If you missed us at the show, but would like more information on the Panadrone, contact us to request a live demo today!

Film Day

4 months ago

Lights, camera, action!



Last week a film crew took over xCraft Headquarters! We can’t wait to share with you what's around the corner.  Stay tuned!


Sorry that you’ll have to wait for what’s coming, but don’t wait to soar high with America’s Drone Company.  Join over 5,000+ investors as we move into our next phase of innovation and continue to bring life-changing technologies to the market.

Product Spotlight Mapper RTK

5 months ago

Introducing the xCraft Matrix RTK




Optional RTK Base Station and PPK

The Matrix RTK includes an optional base station for survey-grade accuracy.  It can also integrate with several different types of customer base stations to receive GPS corrections.  If you prefer PPK, the Matrix RTK will handle that out of the box! When deciding what product to trust, the xCraft Matrix RTK gives you the reassurance of quality that comes with choosing American-made technology, manufactured right in Idaho! 


What's Included

You’ll be equipped with everything you need for churning out high accuracy maps with the Matrix RTK!


POWER TO KEEP GOING

The Matrix RTK includes a 6S, 89Wh battery for maximum flight time.  


With tech like that driving it forward, it’s no wonder the Matrix RTK is attracting so much attention from agencies all over the world! Find out more information about this product, as well as special leasing options, when you talk to our team. Contact xCraft directly to learn more!

xCraft Drones in Action Supporting First Responders

5 months ago

Watch xCraft drones supporting our First Responders.  Many thanks to our Mesh Technology Partner, Rajant for putting this excellent video together.  Enjoy!




xCraft Enterprises is laser-focused on innovation in flight, developing powerful technology that can change the world. xCraft has developed patented technologies that have wide-spread applications in consumer drones, professional, military markets, and even human-carrying autonomous aircraft. xCraft won’t rest until our technology becomes the industry standard. For more information, visit www.xcraft.io.

Drones in Agriculture

5 months ago

Pilotless aircrafts, better known as drones, have revolutionized a number of industries with the multitude of applications they can have. From applications in the defense sector to delivering packages in a whole new way, new uses are constantly being developed for drones to open up a range of new possibilities for businesses. Food production is one business that is beginning to capitalize on the benefits drones provide.



Assessing Field Conditions

One of the main benefits of drones in the agricultural industry is that they provide an easy way of getting a better vantage point on your farm to give you insights you may not get from observing on the ground. You'll be able to get a birds-eye view of your land without the expense and difficulty that comes with traditional aircraft. Some modern drones even come with soil monitoring technology that lets you do things like monitoring nitrogen levels in soil with ease.


Monitoring Plant Health

Drones can also be used to detect any problems with the health of your crops early, allowing you to take the proper measures to mitigate damage. Drones equipped with regular cameras offer more precision monitoring than the traditional method of using satellite imagery, with images that are accurate down to the millimeter. Drones may also be equipped with special imaging equipment that automatically assesses the health of plants based on color, allowing for even quicker detection.


Planning Irrigation Systems

The monitoring that drones allow you to perform will also be critical in improving your farm's irrigation systems. Some drones come equipped with microwave sensors that allow for a highly accurate reading of moisture levels in soil. That gives you information that will help you plan your irrigation system more efficiently, determining where water is needed and where it can be cut back so that you can maximize the efficiency that you use resources with.


Security Measures

For some more valuable crops, monitoring fields to prevent intruders from stealing or otherwise damaging your crop is essential. However, hiring security personnel is expensive, and the vast amounts of land some farms use make that an infeasible solution. Drone monitoring allows for an easier, lower-cost way of achieving that security, giving you peace of mind knowing that your property is protected.


Pesticide or Seed Dispersal

As agricultural technology for drones continues to develop, more advanced models are able to directly handle key processes like dusting fields with pesticide to prevent infestations that can damage crops. Drone developers are also beginning to experiment with technology that allows drones to launch pods of seeds and nutrients directly into the soil. This allows for efficient planting in hard to reach areas without endangering farm workers.


As this innovative new technology continues to develop, there are sure to be new ways for farms to utilize drones to maximize their efficiency. For instance, the xCraft Panadrone is one of the few tethered drone on the market capable of achieving altitudes over 350ft and can be outfitted with an array of camera solutions, including Thermal, Zoom, Electro-Optical, or Infrared.  Drones like this can gather a variety of data points, contributing to cutting edge technology that can revolutionize agriculture. Stay up to date on the latest developments in drone technology at xCraft!

Product Spotlight -- MATRIX SE

5 months ago

The MATRIX SE is a powerful and efficient American-made workhorse that comes with an SUI Controller and Android tablet. Depending on the power you need, easily swap payloads. 4K camera with 3.5X zoom, LIDAR, Thermal, IR, EO, and Multispectral payloads are available. This UAS package is an ideal candidate for surveying, mapping, public safety, mining, and much more!



THE MATRIX SE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Gimbal

SUI Controller

Android Tablet

(2) 22.2V 260Wh Batteries

 Battery Charger

(2) Extra propellers

Custom Hard Case

User Manual and Quick Start Guide

Day 2 at IWCE

5 months ago

It's day two at IWCE and its been a great show with our friends, Connectronics!



We've been showcasing the Panadrone, revealing it's capabilities with public safety and making great connections for the future. Will be at booth 1748 again today and would love to see you there. Can't make it, stay caught up by following our socials.

For more information on the Panadrone and other xCraft products, check us out at xCraft.io


Made in the USA

5 months ago

We are proud to be “America’s Drone Company”. All of our products are designed and tested in the Pacific Northwest and we’re dedicated to continuing that tradition of keeping all of our talent here in America.



We think it’s important that the experts solving complex problems have a personal stake in the solution, and that’s what motivates our team to design the next generation of drone technology in the US. We’re also adamant that the US becomes the global leader in commercial drone technology and we promise to do our part to make that a reality by providing sustainable jobs that grow the drone industry in our local communities.


We believe that the future of the drone industry can be found within the 4 walls of the xCraft laboratory. It’s what drives us to deliver our best work every single day and it’s what motivates us through difficult times. 

We would love to have you join America's Drone Company as we soar to new heights! 


Leaving Tomorrow for IWCE!

5 months ago

xCraft heads out tomorrow for IWCE. Stop by Booth 1748, as we will be showcasing the PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered UAS. Hope to see you in Las Vegas.  




Unable to make it, stay connected by following us on socials.

Headed to IWCE

5 months ago

It’s March madness and IWCE is back in Las Vegas.  



With so many critical communications professionals in one place, this is an amazing opportunity to network. IWCE is committed to connecting people and technologies that are charged with ensuring that the most critical communications work at all times. They support public safety, governments, utilities, transportation, healthcare and other critical-infrastructure sectors. 


Some of what’s in store includes:

  • Cutting-edge tech on our keynote stage
  • The all-new Drone Zone in the Expo Hall
  • A top-rated speaker lineup addressing what’s new and next in the industry
  • 300+ sponsors and exhibitors alongside new experience areas throughout the show floor


We’re excited to be a part of this year's event.  We'll be co-exhibiting, in-person, with our Partner, Connectronics. Stop by Booth 1748, as we will be showcasing the PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered UAS.  Hope to see you there March 23 and 24 at IWCE’s best show yet!


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Looking to invest? Don't delay, invest today to take advantage of our Early Bird Special.

A Message from our CEO!

5 months ago


When Charles and I founded xCraft in 2014 we dreamed of bringing better, more efficient, life-changing solutions to the drone industry. We saw drones as the solution to some of the world’s challenges, including defense, energy, security, and public safety. But we also saw an industry that lacked innovation and improvement.


So we decided to take matters into our own hands by building the first prototype of the XPlusOne drone in my garage. Sure, we had a lot to learn, and we’ve failed many times, but we continue to have a passion for flight and a desire to change the world.


Today, we’re doing some incredible things to help make the earth a better planet for humans by creating faster, more efficient drones built with unique patented technology.


In fact, I wanted to take a moment to share a few things we are doing now to reach our goals…


Growing The Team


Last year, we hired Kenny Stone for the very essential position of Sales Lead at xCraft. He’s refocused our sales strategy toward connecting with new distributors and accentuating our already valuable relationships with a variety of industry partners.  With three software developers currently contracted to improve our product features, we’re also actively interviewing UAV Technicians, and are to add others to the team in the very near future.


Marketing Efforts


xCraft has hired a professional marketing firm to improve and maintain our digital presence. These efforts helped launch a brand new, SEO-optimized, 33-page website – complete with detailed imagery for each of our products as well as an improved user experience. Through various social media platforms and blogging, we’ve continued our efforts to inform and educate the public about industry trends and company happenings. 


Research and Development


2022 has us working steadily on version 2 of the Panadrone. We’ve allocated capital towards adding new software features, and even some hardware features, for simplicity and functionality. We’ve also redesigned our nest shell, specifically improving how the lid operates and ensuring that the tether is maintaining proper tension at all times.  


Investors above the $10,000 level during our last campaign will be receiving a Maverick SE – one of our more recreational models.  We’ve already redesigned the model to be suitable for injection molding, which will allow for consistent fabrication and larger production quantities in the future.


If you want to be a part of this incredible industry and join a quickly growing company like xCraft, we’d love to have you join us.  Invest today and receive access to time-sensitive offers.

 

Best,



JD Claridge

CEO, xCraft



Early Bird Special:

Last day to invest and receive 10% Bonus Shares!!



New Week!

5 months ago

Investors,


It's a new week and we've crossed the $25K barrier!  A huge thank you to all our early investors and a special welcome to our new members!!  


We've recently made big improvements to our website.  Our latest products have been added. 



One of our favorites is the Matrix SE. With 4.4 pounds of payload and up to 42 minutes of flight time, the Matrix SE is a powerful and efficient American-made workhorse! It can carry an array of sensors to complete virtually any job including Thermal, Multispectral, and LIDAR.


Let's build on this early momentum and continue breaking barriers!  Please share this update with friends and family!


There's still time to take advantage of our Early Bird Special:

Invest and receive 10% Bonus Shares!!

Drone Versatility

5 months ago


When you invest in xCraft, you invest in a future of innovation and positive change. Our drones can be used across a wide range of industries.


In fact, the global urban air mobility market is exploding and projected to reach USD $86.83 Billion by 2035.  The commercial drone market size is projected to reach USD $35.4 Billion by 2026. Meanwhile, the military drone market is expected to reach USD $21.76 Billion by 2026.


While many consumers view drones as recreational technology; many companies, businesses and organizations are embracing them as the new normal.



For instance, in Mining, drones are being used to survey the site and ensure that there are no structural compromises that would endanger the crew on the ground. 


In Agriculture, drones are used to identify spots of over or under watering to optimize resources and yield the largest harvests. 


Land surveying is another industry that is being disrupted by drone technology in exciting, revolutionary ways. Fitted with a high-definition surveying camera, a surveying UAV like the xCraft Maverick Mapper can quickly scan, map, and analyze large plots of land in a fraction of the time that would be necessary using traditional methods. 


These are just a few of many industries utilizing and optimizing drones for the future.  


As new innovations continue to push drone technology forward, stay on the cutting edge of all these developments by visiting xCraft’s website for the latest information on new developments in drone technology.

Last Chance!

5 months ago

Less than 24 hours to earn a special bonus! Thank you to all who have invested so far!



Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird special.  Invest today and receive 15% bonus shares. Please also share this opportunity with your friends and family before the limited time perks expire!



Rewards include:


$1,000+ ~ Lifetime VIP Discount

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website *


$5,000+ ~ VIP + 5% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcaft.io website * 5% Bonus Class B Shares. 20% discount on Maverick Drone. **


$10,000+ ~ Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares

 Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 10% Bonus Class B Shares. 50% discount on Maverick Drone**


$25,000+ ~ Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares


Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 15% Bonus Class B Shares. 70% discount on Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.


Early Bird Special:

Last day to invest and receive 15% Bonus Shares!!

We Are Gaining Momentum!

5 months ago


We've already added 19 new investors in xCraft through our new campaign and have raised almost $19K!


To all of you who have already invested in our mission, we cannot thank you enough! We look forward to welcoming many more of you to our family of investors soon!



There is still time to take advantage of our early perks!


Rewards include:


$1,000+ ~ Lifetime VIP Discount

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website *


$5,000+ ~ VIP + 5% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcaft.io website * 5% Bonus Class B Shares. 20% discount on Maverick Drone. **


$10,000+ ~ Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares

 Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 10% Bonus Class B Shares. 50% discount on Maverick Drone**


$25,000+ ~ Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares


Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 15% Bonus Class B Shares. 70% discount on Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.


Early Bird Special:

Invest in the first 7 days and receive 15% Bonus Shares!!


Additionally, be sure to "Follow" our campaign by signing up to receive email notification, this way you'll never miss an update. We also encourage investors to share our company with your community; our success is your success!

Here We Go!!

6 months ago

xCraft is excited to see the traction building as we launch our next crowdfunding round!  We’d love to have you be part of America’s Drone Company as we continue on our next ambitious venture, Flying Cars!! Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) has always been a part of our founders original vision. This exciting space, people have dreamed about for decades and xCraft can’t wait to have our technology be a part of it.  



We’re extending special offers to our VIP Investors and there’s still time to get in on the spectacular Early Bird Specials!


Rewards for VIP Investors


$1,000+ ~ Lifetime VIP Discount

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website *

$5,000+ ~ VIP + 5% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcaft.io website * 5% Bonus Class B Shares. 20% discount on Maverick Drone. **

$10,000+ ~ Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares

 Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 10% Bonus Class B Shares. 50% discount on Maverick Drone**

$25,000+ ~ Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares

Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* 15% Bonus Class B Shares. 70% discount on Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.



Early Bird Special:


Invest in the first 7 days and receive 15% Bonus Shares!!




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