xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

America's Drone Company

xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

America's Drone Company

Coeur d'Alene, ID
Technology
Coined “America's Drone Company”, xCraft designs and manufactures customized, unmanned aerial systems for enterprise and military markets.

$1,531,206

raised
$2,138,256
previously crowdfunded
1,391
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$7.82
Price per Share
$351.90
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$7M
Offering Max
22
Days Left

$1,531,206

raised
$2,138,256
previously crowdfunded
1,391
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$7.82
Price per Share
$351.90
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$7M
Offering Max
22
Days Left

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into xCraft Enterprises, Inc.:

$1,000+
Investment
Lifetime VIP Discount
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.*
$5,000+
Investment
VIP + 5% Bonus Shares
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·5% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Maverick Drone.**
$10,000+
Investment
Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares
·Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·10% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Custom-designed Maverick Drone.**
$25,000+
Investment
Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·15% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Custom-designed Maverick Drone.** ·Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.

*As described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion


Offering Circular | Selected Risks Related to this Offering | SEC EDGAR Page | Signed to Trade

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OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE





Flying Cars




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.


Image is a rendering of the type of UAM Vehicle we intend to build


xCraft has developed the flying car concepts through vehicle and logistical system design.  These concepts have been discussed with our IP attorneys and patent applications have been initiated although not yet submitted.

What we do




America’s Drone Company



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 we’re launching our products into a marketplace full of demand for the solutions we’ve crafted.



Technology built to solve the world’s toughest challenges


At xCraft, we partner with companies in defense, energy, security, public safety, and other industries to develop tailored applications that solve real world problems.

The Problem




The drone market lacks innovation and improvement



Drones expand our horizons as a human race, enabling us to quickly deliver life-saving medications, more efficiently search for lost persons, safely spot wildfires, and even communicate in areas without cellular reception. But, prior to xCraft, there was a gap in the market for well-built drones that can fly extremely fast and far, while communicating with their counterparts



The SOlution




Faster, more efficient drones built with uniquely patented technology


At xCraft, we have developed patented technologies to take the drone industry to new heights, improving safety, health and quality of life for people all over the world. xCraft’s unique drones are made with patented technologies designed to outperform each and every one of our competitors. These technologies, among others still in development, will be used in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market.


The Market




A fast growing multi-million dollar 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).


Our Traction




A Shark Tank favorite with major media accolades


xCraft appeared on Shark Tank and was immediately approved and backed 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, USA Magazine, Fast Company and TechCrunch.


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 board.

Why Invest




Join the ranks of Shark Tank investors, as we take xCraft to the next level!


xCraft has proven its staying power, after nearly 7 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. We raised over $2.1M during our last two Reg CF campaigns, which enabled us to develop three new game-changing drone systems. Our company’s investors include over 3,500 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.


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Updates

A Message From Our CEO

3 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 of the cool and innovative things we’re doing at xCraft right now.


1. xCraft PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered Systems


We are so close to delivering the first of many xCraft PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered Systems to market. After the first delivery this year, we plan to start shipping over 100 PanaDrone units to this customer starting in February of next year. If successful, this will bring new growth and opportunities which will propel xCraft to a whole new level! 


2. We’re Hiring


We’re gearing up for production and expanding our sales and distribution network by posting new job openings. Now is the time to get in to take full advantage of this exciting growth potential! Come join us as 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. Click here to apply.



3. More Than $3.5 Million Raised


Six years ago, we made a record-breaking deal on Shark Tank, partnering with all five sharks. This catapulted our journey, and with more than 3,500 stakeholders, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve raised more than $3.5 million to date. We can’t thank those of you who’ve invested enough!



If you want to be a part of this incredible journey and join a quickly growing company like xCraft,

Click here to invest now!


 

Best,


 



JD Claridge


CEO, xCraft





This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.

2021 Has Been an Explosive Year for xCraft!!

5 days ago

xCraft "won" in 2021.  This year is turning out to be one of the best growth years ever for the company! We have surpassed our annual goals by a huge margin and continue to soar! This is incredible, we are rapidly gaining recognition as America's Drone Company! 



We have seen a 330% growth in revenues over last year! We attribute this success to multiple momentous breakthroughs including multiple PANADRONE and Matrix sales, new distributors-both domestic and abroad, recent focus on the mining industry, and of course your support, just to list a few.

Our largest sale ever, a $6.5 Million Contingent Purchase Order, was received in August.  The future looks very bright for xCraft and we'd love to have you join us for the journey! 


There's still time for you to get in on the action, don't miss your chance!!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.



$1.4 Million and Climbing!!

7 days ago

As we soar past $1.4M raised, we are beyond thrilled to watch as our momentum builds. Thanks to you we have raised over $100K in just two weeks! This is mind-blowing!! 



Don't miss your chance to be a part of America's Drone Company! Come Soar With Us!



This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.

We’ve Added New Distributors!!

12 days ago

Exciting news from xCraft! We just brought on two new distributors to help us share and sell more flying aircraft.



We'd like to welcome our newest distributor, Connectronics, based in Iowa and focuses on mining and construction. This is a great partnership for us as drone technology is making its way into both industries. We feel confident that this partnership will put us in front of a number of prospective buyers who would not be familiar with xCraft otherwise.


Our second new distributor is an Australian-owned and operated business that innovates, distributes, and supports a range of high-quality products from globally recognized brands. This partnership will help us with our international reach and continue soaring to new heights.


This is only the beginning for xCraft. If you want to own a part of America’s Drone Company, click here to invest!


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


-Team xCraft


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.

Investor Call to Action!

13 days ago

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


Our campaign closes at the end of next month. That means we need all hands on deck for the next several weeks to help us achieve our goals and ring in 2022 with full force! 


So far, your support has allowed us to:

  • Bring on new domestic and international distributors

  • Reach $1.3 million in investments

  • Receive a $6 million+ conditional PO

  • Secure new valuable partnerships

  • Successfully deliver our first Shadow 2.0




There's so much more that we want to accomplish in 2022 and beyond.  With a month left in our campaign, we'd love it if every investor increase their holding with $352 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

$351.90 will get you 45 Shares!!

*Help us complete inventories and staffing goals to meet year-end 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. 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. Custom-designed 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. Custom-designed 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!


xCraft is 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

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.

Keep the Momentum Going - $1.3 Million Raised!!

14 days ago


We’re beyond thrilled to share that we just surpassed the $1.3 million threshold in our crowdfunding campaign! The momentum we’ve seen the past few weeks has been nothing short of amazing — and we know it’s your support that’s gotten us here.



As our campaign comes to a close next month, we’re more encouraged than ever that 2022 will bring about endless opportunities for us to continue to break barriers. Time is running out to get in on the action and become a part of America’s Drone Company.


You can invest in xCraft before December 28, and be sure to share the campaign with your family and friends. We’d love to have you join the xCraft family!



This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks  and the supplement associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.


Closing December 28, Get in While You Still Can!!

18 days ago

xCraft officially announces the closing of our StartEngine Reg A+ on December 28th. That's only a little over 5 weeks away. We are accomplishing incredible things don't miss your opportunity to secure your piece of the action!



Join America's Drone Company as we develop powerful flying robots that change the world today!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond the Termination Date, in its sole discretion.

Over $1,250,000 Raised!!

20 days ago

This is incredible! In only a few short days, xCraft's campaign has ratcheted up to more than $1,250,000 and it's all thanks to you! We now have over 1,200 investors and more are joining daily! We want to welcome you all and are so thrilled for what we are and will continue to accomplish together!


As 2021 begins to close on a very high note,  we look forward to 2022, we are so excited for our new distributors, a need for UAV opportunities solutions in new industries with multiple sales talks underway, and of course current orders we are fulfilling! xCraft is rapidly gaining recognition and momentum and it's not too late to get in on the action! 


his Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

$1.2 Million Raised!!

28 days ago

Wow! We just passed $1.2 Million Raised!!  As we pass yet another huge milestone, we want to send out an emphatic thanks to all our investors and a warm welcome to our new arrivals, we are so thrilled to have you!




We continue to gain momentum and are rapidly approaching new milestones. Spread the word, tell your friends, and if you haven't already, take hold of your piece of America's Drone Company, Today is the Day!!



This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft Sponsors Robot Wars

about 1 month ago

xCraft is excited to announce our sponsorship of the latest season of Robot Wars, a robot fighting competition hosted by Norwalk Havoc Robot League in Norwalk, CT. Gone are the days of mechanically-manipulated dueling robot boxers; this all-ages robot fighting championship is the real deal.


This fall, xCraft will sponsor the latest season of the popular robot combat event hosted by Norwalk Havoc Robot League (NHRL). Based in the heart of Norwalk, NHRL is a specialized combat robotics league that produces world-class events in the growing field of robot fighting. Since 2018, the NHRL has hosted thousands of robot fights featuring hundreds of hand-built robots operated by both rookie and veteran bot builders.


Making Combat Robotics Accessible for All

In addition to providing quality robot fighting content, NHRL is invested in growing a diverse community of bot builders and helping rookies learn how to get started in combat robotics. By featuring competitors of all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds, the NHRL aims to make the world of robot fighting safe, fun, and inclusive for all who are interested in the sport.


By hosting frequent events throughout the year, NHRL ensures everyone who is interested in robot fighting will be able to attend or participate in one of their events. To encourage first-timers to enter into the world of combat robotics, they've even set aside a dedicated event for first-time bot builders and first-time bots to test their mettle and learn the ropes of robotics. xCraft is proud to sponsor this organization that aims to make robotics accessible and fun for all.


What to Expect This Season

NHRL's world-class robot fighting tournament is no joke when it comes to robot combat. We're talking smashes, crashes, parts flying, electric sparks, fire... the wreckage is unreal! NHRL showcases satisfyingly destructive robot fighting in 3 weight classes (3lb, 12lb, and 30lb brackets), as well as a 12lb sportsman class. Finalists will receive a combined $4,200 in prize money, with custom-made Golden Dumpster trophies up for grabs for the first-place winners.


This season consists of 6 virtual events and culminates with the championship finals in December. September's fights just wrapped up on the 18th and 19th, and the next heat is scheduled for November 13th and 14th. Winners from September's fights, along with November's finalists, will battle it out in December's championship finals on the 18th and 19th. Who will take home the coveted Golden Dumpster? Trust us when we say you don't want to miss out on these fights!


xCraft has thoroughly enjoyed our time sponsoring these events and cheering on all our favorite robots in September's battles. Join us on November 13th and 14th to revel in the chaos and carnage as we find out which robots will join last month's finalists in December's championship event. We hope to see you there. For more information about xCraft and our passion for robotics, visit our website today.


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

A Look Back - CEO JD Claridge Speaking at StartEngine Founder's Summit

about 1 month ago

Crowdfunding, StartEngine in particular, has played a huge role helping to get our ideas/product out there for people to see, procure funding, and also has proven to be a great platform for community input. We hope you enjoy this flashback of CEO and Co-Founder JD speaking and a fireside chat with StartEngine's very own Allen Jebsen, VP of Sales, at StartEngine's Founder's Summit back in 2019.  In it, JD discusses his childhood passion of "making things fly";  it was that driving passion together with his innovative imagination, hard work, and determination which would lead to the inception of xCraft. He opens up about the struggles they faced as a small drone company competing with the big fish, his experience on Shark Tank, and much more.



Thanks to JD's personal mantra: "Fail Fast, Fail Often; Failure is NOT an Option." xCraft has weathered many a storms, stepped into the rink with giants, and continues to travel the winding trail of success. Our future is bright, 2021 has been an exceptional year, and 2022 looks even better. Thanks to all of you who have been with us from the early days and those who are new to the family, we are honored to be on this journey with you!

Our Largest Raise Ever!!!

about 1 month ago

xCraft soars to New Heights as we reach a new record breaking milestone of over $1,070,000 raised! This is officially the largest raise we've ever undertaken but we couldn't have done it without you!  We continue to be amazed at the velocity attributed to your overwhelming support!



We are so grateful to all of you who see our vision and have helped us achieve it. With you by our side, we will continue to develop powerful flying robots that change the world!  If you're still undecided, now is the time to join the momentum!


Let's change the world!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.



Drones In Agriculture

about 1 month ago


Pilotless aircraft, 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, including these applications for drones for agriculture.

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 UAV!

xCraft Celebrates Over 1000 Investors!

about 2 months ago

xCraft is ecstatic to welcome 1000 new investors!  Because of you, we are accomplishing incredible things!  



In the past few months we have announced multiple pivotal milestones, including: 

  • New Domestic and International Distributors
  • Reaching $1,000,000 in Investments
  • $6,000,000+ Conditional PO
  • New Partnerships
  • Successful Delivery of first Shadow 2.0

 We are on track for 2021 to be a record breaking year! Thank you for believing in us and joining our dream! Together we are soaring to new heights! It's not too late join the momentum!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft Drones for Public Safety

about 2 months ago

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. Using drones for public safety is a developing trend that shows incredible potential in a variety of settings.

Using Drones to Determine Risk and Allocate Resources

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. The usefulness of drones in multiple high-risk scenarios is just beginning to be fully explored, but there is no doubt this is a tool that will be deployed with increasing frequency in the following public safety applications:

 

Law Enforcement

Drones can be used to support incident response by swiftly mapping out a crime or accident scene to help determine the extent of the incident and the size of the law enforcement team that needs to go in. Scouting out a danger zone in this way allows for informed decisions to be made while also ensuring the safety of officers and bystanders at the scene.


Search & Rescue

Rescue missions can be made even more dangerous for responders when there is incomplete or inaccurate information about the situation they are going into. This is particularly true at night when a lack of visibility can severely hinder search operations. The high-resolution thermal and digital imaging that drones are able to produce completely eliminates this problem.


Firefighting

Large-scale fires, such as the out-of-control wildfires we are seeing more and more of these days, require the swift aerial scanning of vast areas in order for firefighters to extinguish blazes before they reach populated areas. A drone can quickly identify fire lines so that responders can assess their threat and ensure an appropriate and timely response is initiated.


Disaster Response

Sweeping over affected areas, a drone can record property and infrastructure damage so that appropriate relief steps can take place. If it is a situation where lives are at stake, every second counts so it's critical for responders to have the most timely and accurate data in order to send help and resources exactly where they are needed most.


The Future of Employing Drones for Public Safety

How law enforcement and other public safety agencies will leverage drone technology is continuing to evolve. There are drones on the market now that can function autonomously without an operator, giving them the ability to follow pre-planned flight routes, navigate through complex interior structures, or even follow suspects. We are very excited to see how this evolving technology will be applied to improve public safety in the coming years as we do our part to further the industry.


For more information on our product line and the many applications these incredible drones can be used for, contact us today at xCraft.  

Wow! $1,000,000 Raised!!

about 2 months ago

This is incredible! Huge Thanks to all for helping us cross the $1,000,000 Milestone!! We want to offer a special welcome to all of our new investors!

With your investment, we are continuing to grow! xCraft drones can now be found in Mining, Construction, Security, Educational, Military, and more! Thank you for being a part of America's Drone Company! 



This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Drones for Use In Mining

about 2 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 operators 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 in 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 arial 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 the 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 operation, contact us today at xCraft. We have an incredible selection of state-of-the-art drones that are made in the U.S.A.

 


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft Sponsors 2021 Family Promise Annual Golf Classic

2 months ago

As you may know, xCraft's mission is to see earth become a better planet for humans by cultivating love, personal fulfillment, and innovation; we ultimately believe that starts at the very core by loving our fellow man, serving our community and beyond. We were thrilled to be able to put that into action as we sponsored the  Annual Family Promise of North Idaho (FPNI)  Golf Classic! 


FPNI (https://www.familypromiseni.org/) is an incredible local nonprofit organization that serves homeless families and children in our community. They have changed so many lives!  We truly feel honored to partner with other local businesses to help raise funds and awareness for what is a growing need in our community.  Thank you FPNI for all you do!

Thanks for Coming to Our Webinar!

2 months ago

We had a great turn out to our Webinar last week! Huge thanks to all of you who were able to join us! We also received countless emails asking  us to post the recording as many of you were not able to attend the live event. We heard you, and here it is!



We had an incredible time sharing our vision and answering your questions. We learned a lot from your feedback and are overjoyed to have such a fantastic group of investors! We have already decided that we will have more Webinars to come, keep an eye out for them! 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, join today if you haven't already.


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Drone for Use in Mapping and Surveying

2 months ago

While many consumers view drones as recreational technology, many industries are embracing them as the new normal.

In Mining, for example, 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. xCraft’s drones are being used in a host of practical applications across a wide range of industries, one of which is mapping and surveying.

Land surveying is one of the many industries that are 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. There are several advantages to mapping with drones.




Much Faster Than Land-Based Surveying

Traditionally, land surveying uses field teams equipped with traditional technology like electronic distance measurement tools, GPS systems, and digital theodolites.  This can be costly and time-consuming. While ground-based surveying requires a lot of walking around, setting up equipment, and taking measurements, it only takes 25 minutes for a top-of-the-line survey UAV like the Maverick Mapper to autonomously map a 40-acre area. You can map the same plot up to five times faster with a drone.

Drones Will Save You Money

Time is money and you'll save both. Using traditional methods, it could take up to 100 hours for a field team to survey a 12-acre plot of land by some estimates. Including the time it takes to compile and analyze the data in a photogrammetry software suite, that same job could be done by a drone in just 2 hours. What's more, many drones, like the Maverick Mapper can be programmed to work autonomously, so it further cuts down on the number of surveyors needed.

Assembled in Idaho, The Maverick’s design boasts the following features:

  • Map up to 40 acres in one flight
  • 25 minutes endurance
  • 4S 86.4Wh Battery
  • 45 MPH - Top Speed
  • 30% quieter
  • Better efficiency up to 40% more flight time
  • Open source autonomy - Pixhawk Autopilot
  • Ducted Design
  • Safe by design - internal protection from rotating props.
  • Bump and Go
  • xPand Rail - accessory mount
  • Mount Options - MAPIR cameras, Spotlight, Loud Speaker, and more option with "Picatinny" rail.

Each of these allow for a much leaner and more cost-effective solution for your survey company across the board. You will save tons of money on salaries as well as healthcare, workers' comp insurance, and other benefits.

Safely Survey and Map Hard-to-Reach Places

Survey jobs often entail working in areas that are difficult or dangerous for crews on foot to access. Harsh and unforgiving terrain can pose a challenge to even the most skilled survey teams. Steep slopes are not only tricky to measure but also potentially hazardous for your employees. One false step, and one of your team members could be out of commission for weeks, potentially derailing your whole operation. For UAVs, this is never an issue. Surveying from up in the sky, drones can take on tough and hazardous jobs that even the most experienced field team would think twice about taking.

With the ability to deliver fast, cost-effective, and versatile mapping services, survey drones are the future of the industry. UAVs have enormous potential to save your business time and money. For more information about survey drones like the Maverick Mapper, contact the drone experts at xCraft UAV.

Today is the Day! Join our Webinar at 10:30 AM PST!!

2 months ago

In just a few hours, at 10:30 AM PST, xCraft will be launching our first Webinar. This is an incredible opportunity for investors, individuals still on the fence, and anyone curious about the industry to learn more about xCraft, how you can become an investor, Aerospace, and even ask your questions!



We still have a few spots available, Reserve Your Seat while you can! We are looking forward to seeing you there!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

One Day Left: Our Webinar is Tomorrow!!

2 months ago

Don't forget, our Webinar is Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 30th at 10:30AM PST!  xCraft has had a very exciting and productive year and we are so looking forward to sharing xCraft news and ways you can join the momentum! 



There are a limited seats available for the Webinar, so don't delay, Reserve your spot today!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering

WOW!! Because of You, We Have Raised Over $950K!

2 months ago

We are so thrilled to welcome new investors to our family.  An emphatic thanks to all of you who are invested in America's Drone Company! Together we continue to break barriers and gain support from domestic and international distributors to our $6+ Million PO, and so much more! We believe our value is skyrocketing! Don't forget we are also signed to Trade on StartEngine's Secondary Market. 



Join us if you haven't already and tell your friends! Let's keep the momentum going, $1 Million is just around the corner... and so are flying cars! 



StartEngine Secondary: While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Updated Webinar Link

2 months ago

You're invited! xCraft is hosting a Webinar Thursday, Sept. 30th, at 10:30AM PST! Don't miss Owner and CEO JD Claridge as he discusses xCraft, our history, or vision, and ways to invest. There will also be an opportunity for your questions and comments! 




We hope to see you there!!




This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Join xCraft for a Webinar!

2 months ago

Save the date! xCraft will be hosting a webinar Thursday, Sept. 30th, at 10:30AM PST!  Owner and CEO JD Claridge will be discussing xCraft, our history, vision, and ways to invest, we will also we will also be taking your questions and commentsWe look forward to seeing you there.


Sign up for xCraft's Live Investor Webinar next Thursday!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft Sponsoring Robot Wars!

3 months ago

Robot Wars have begun and xCraft is excited to be among the sponsors this fall! The Norwalk Havoc Robo League (NHRL)  Season consists of 6 streamed events culminating with the championship in December. Sept 18th and 19th fights have just ended, the next heat will be Nov. 13th and 14th. Winners from the past event along with November heats will battled it out for the coveted Golden Dumpster in the championship December 18-19!  

NHRL is a Robot Combat Fighting League out of Norwalk, CT.  They have been welcoming competitors of all ages and skill sets Since 2018, they have been the home of hundreds of Robots, thousands of robot fights, and some of the most devastating carnage left in its wake. 

xCraft has enjoyed sponsoring these events and cheering one our favorite robots! Join us November 13th and 14th as we discover who he remaining finalists will be contending for the Golden Dumpster in December!  

xCraft Live at MinExpo 2021!!

3 months ago

We had a spectacular experience at MINExpo this year! This was our first year exhibiting and we were not disappointed, this is an incredible show! It will not be our last appearance in Las Vegas.


Mining is a timeless industry, going back longer to the beginning of modernization and will continue well into the future. The time to integrate UAV's has come, drones will save time, costs, and even lives! We are so thrilled to tap into this space! The opportunities are endless!!



We were able to show off our hardware, sit down with a few big names in mining, and walk away with many promising leads. We'll see you back in Vegas at the next MINExpo!

What does a $6 Million PO Mean for xCraft?

3 months ago

Each week brings us closer to delivering the first of many xCraft PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered Systems to market. The $6+ Million Purchase Order we received from our customer in Texas is a huge win for xCraft!  



After the first delivery this year, we plan to start shipping over 100 PanaDrone units to this customer starting in February of next year.  If successful, this will bring new growth and opportunities which will propel xCraft to a whole new level!  

We are already posting new job openings to gear up for production and expanding our sales and distribution network.   Now is the time to get in to take full advantage of this exciting growth potential! If you've already invested, consider leveling up by increasing your holdings! When you're flying with xCraft, the sky is no longer the limit!


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!


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

The xCraft Difference

3 months ago

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 defense, energy, security, public safety, and others to develop tailored applications that solve real-world problems. Be it law enforcement and site security, agricultural surveying, wildland fire scouting, utility line inspection, crop inspection, mapping, or collecting geothermal data for mining - the team at xCraft has worked to provide solutions for many industries over the last decade.

“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

Our Twofold Strategy 

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.

 

Research and Development

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.



Made in the USA

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

 

Join us in our mission to make xCraft the world leader in drone technology. Invest today!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Great Experience with MSPO!

3 months ago

xCraft just finished up exhibiting this year at the 29th Annual International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO in Poland!  We are part of the Idaho Pavilion with a select few aerospace companies.  For 29 years, the September International Defence Industry Exhibition has been an arena for defense industry companies from all corners of the world to present their innovating technologies.

 Global defense industry leaders showcased helicopters, armored equipment and rockets, explosives, chemical troops equipment and materials. There was an abundance of aviation equipment, air defense systems indispensable for air defense forces and the navy. Companies specializing in cutting-edge communication and ICT technologies, radio-electric equipment and optoelectronics also showcased at 2021's MSPO.

           

European markets are extremely interested in US made products and are currently modernizing their defense forces. This is terrific news for us as we have multiple aircraft that are easily specced for military and defense type usages, and we make them all here in the magnificent USA! It truly was a spectacular event! 






Who is Burt Rutan?

3 months ago

Nearly 2 decades before Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson were blasting off to space in each of their respective spacecrafts, one man was paving the way for the future of private space travel.

Known around the world as one of the most influential industrial designers and aviation pioneers in history, Burt Rutan has been building and designing aircraft for over 50 years.


In 2018, xCraft was honored to welcome Mr. Rutan onto their advisory board to serve as an Aerospace Mentor on future projects.

Burt Rutan began his career in aviation as a civilian Flight Test Project Engineer for the Air Force in the latter half of the 60’s. He began his own venture, the Rutan Aircraft Factory, in 1974 and quickly set about designing and building a dozen aircraft, each equally groundbreaking in their design and capabilities. 

In 1982, Rutan started Scaled Composites, a new aerospace design company that was eventually acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2007.

In 1986, Rutan designed The Voyager, which became the world's first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe without having to stop or refuel. The flight of The Voyager was recognized by President Ronald Reagan who awarded Rutan with the Presidential Citizens Medal.

 

While at Scaled, Rutan designed, built, and launched the first ever privately funded, reusable spacecraft, the SpaceShipOne, in 2004. The project was funded by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, and won Rutan the $10M Ansari X Prize.  

 

 

Burt Rutan was also enshrined in The National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1995. He has won the Charles A. Lindbergh Award, two Collier Trophies, and been included on Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world”. 


“When there's ever a breakthrough, a true breakthrough, you can go back and find a time period when the consensus was 'well, that's nonsense!' So what that means is that a true creative researcher has to have confidence in nonsense.” -Burt Rutan



Creativity and unique designs have been a Rutan staple for half a century now.  xCraft admires Burt’s confidence and creativity and is thrilled to be able to tap this brilliant mind in their future aircraft designs!   

Individually, both Burt and xCraft have always strived to develop powerful designs that break the molds of the aerospace industry and the future Urban Air Mobility space.  This partnership has allowed each of us the opportunity to “scratch that itch” and design aircraft that will truly shape our world’s future - together.

We’re honored and blessed to have Burt’s wisdom, his expertise, and his friendship as we journey to reshape the Industry as we know it today!

The History of xCraft

3 months ago



From a very early age, JD Claridge had his head in the clouds. With a passion for all things flying, JD was building model aircraft and affixing wings to his toys as early as 5 years old! His passion led him to study Aerospace and Electrical engineering in college. In Elementary school, JD would sell candy to classmates to earn money to support his aircraft hobby. This led him to discovering his second lifelong passion - entrepreneurship. 

After more than a decade working in and on airplanes, xCraft was born out of passion for flight and a desire to change the world for good.


In 2013, JD had a revolutionary concept that would go on to disrupt the $27 billion dollar drone industry and he had all the right contacts to get the job done. JD worked with Charles Manning, CEO and founder of  Kochava, a leading mobile app analytics platform, to launch the business. That year, JD began developing the first few prototypes in his garage.


The XPlusOne, xCraft’s first drone, was launched in the summer of 2014 with help from a dedicated team of interns and engineers. The XPlusOne was a first of its kind, VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft built to take off and land easily and transition to horizontal flight for high-speed, long-distance missions. 

xCraft launched the XPlusOne on Kickstarter in 2015 and raised $150K in their first campaign. From Kickstarter, xCraft was picked up by the producers of ABC’s SharkTank, where JD and Charles landed a record breaking deal with all 5 “Sharks”.

While xCraft bootstrapped through Kickstarter, they found themselves selling directly to consumers, but the long term goal was always to enter the commercial drone market.

There are tremendous benefits to drone use in Agriculture, Surveying & Mapping, Security & Surveillance, and Utilities.  In fact, many use-cases have yet to be discovered for those industries. 


Since its inception, xCraft has been on the front lines of development and integration between drones and the commercial sector. They continue to advance the drone industry when it comes to solving issues around flight-time, payload, autonomy, and surveillance capabilities.


Through years of Research & Development, and many long hours put in by incredible team members, xCraft has entered the commercial market and has assisted teams around the world, building aircraft to suit each use-case. 


Through it all, JD Claridge credits the various team members that have helped make xCraft what it is today:

    “I always remind my team, the only way to fail is to quit, and they’ve taken that upon themselves to never stop improving our products and creating the best solutions for our customers. I’m continually humbled and honored to get to work with this team”



With so much on the horizon, it’s safe to say the xCraft future is flying high.


To learn more about xCraft and the team behind the drones, send us a note at social@xcraft.io, or visit us on Facebook or Instagram.

$900K Raised!!

3 months ago

The momentum is building at a tremendous pace!  We are thrilled to announce that xCraft has now raised over $900,000 from more than 850 investors dedicated to our exciting future!


Huge thanks to all and a special welcome to new investors! Each funding milestone we hit further demonstrates investor enthusiasm in xCraft's ground breaking technology and innovation. Together we are achieving our mission: to develop powerful flying robots that change the world! Keep following our campaign for exciting xCraft announcements! Join America's Drone Company Today!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

PanaDrone Update. Moving Closer to Delivery and our $6+ Million PO!

3 months ago

Team xCraft is hard at work delivering the first PanaDrone V2.0 system to our customer in Texas.  The team has spent many hours out in the field, flight testing, and is now wrapping up Phase One (the design phase) of our PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered UAS. As you may know, we are working to deliver this first system to our new enterprise customer, after which, we have received their conditional Purchase Order for 100 more systems, totaling over $6 Million!


Phase One consisted of modifying the current design to accommodate the customer's requested specifications, aesthetic improvements, an upgraded tether tensioning system, a new "true 4K" wireless video transmission system, and a few software improvements. Now, with the design phase complete, we move into Phase Two; the build phase!

Phase Two is costly as we begin to order parts, send out designs to manufacturers, etc.  Due to current worldwide procurement challenges, we find lead times with many of our venders and manufacturers growing extremely long.  Some beyond 6 months!   The team is overcoming these hurdles by thinking "outside the box" with new design approaches and manufacturing many components locally or even in-house.  We are bringing in more great people and with your help, we are confident we will be able to deliver on time!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

$850K and Climbing

3 months ago

Momentum is building and great things are happening!

xCraft has acquired new high profile customers, new distributors abroad, new partnerships, a $6+ million PO, and much much more!! This is a great opportunity to join the action if you haven't already or increase your holdings in xCraft Enterprise, America's Drone Company, and it's future. Thanks to all who have already joined our vision to see earth become a better place by cultivating love, personal fulfillment, and innovation.


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Come See xCraft at MINExpo 2021!!

3 months ago

What do drones have to do with mining?  Turns out, quite a bit!  Drones can be used in mining environments to provide aerial security, autonomous mapping, and even broadcasting wireless mesh networks!  Drones can operate in areas that are either unsafe or unreachable through other means, saving time and potentially even saving lives!

As the world's largest mining event, MINExpo covers the entire industry; exploration, mine development, open pit and underground mining, processing, safety, environmental improvement and more.

MINExpo is widely recognized as the premier exposition of mining equipment and services in the world, featuring the latest technologies and innovations for equipment, products and services for the global mining industry. Like the Olympics, this international event only takes place once every four years! This year, it touches down in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

This is a rare opportunity to meet thousands of domestic and international buyers in person, to share xCraft's drone solutions that help improve mining efficiencies, solve operational challenges, and help take their mining operations to the next level!

xCraft will be co-exhibiting, in-person, with our Mesh Technology Partner, Rajant. We will be showcasing PanaDrone Autonomous Tethered UAS and unveiling our new RTK mapping drone, not yet publicly released! Come check us out in Las Vegas, September 13-15!  Hope to see you there!

Soaring to $800K!

4 months ago

With your help, we've raised $800K! Hooray!! 

Huge thanks to you all for your support and belief in us and the future of aerospace! Special welcome to new investors and a emphatic thanks to all of you who increased your shares! We are exceedingly grateful to all of you who have joined us on our journey to deliver Powerful Flying Robots that Change the World! With your investments we have been making incredible bounds and our future grows even brighter as we continue to soar higher and higher!


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

$6 Million Purchase Order for xCraft Drones!!

4 months ago

At last, xCraft is excited to announce some big news we have been promising!

You know about PanaDrone, xCraft's Fully Autonomous Tethered UAS.  PanaDrone is a groundbreaking drone system that can be deployed autonomously from anywhere in the world to altitudes of up to 400 feet, and remain aloft for days, or even weeks on end thanks to the ingenious tethered power supply.  When it's time to land, a single command from the operator initiates an automatic precision landing back in its environmentally sealed, climate controlled "nest", ready for the next mission.  

We are thrilled to announce that xCraft has recently received an initial order for a single evaluation unit from an enterprise customer in Texas.  This single order is terrific but it gets even better.  We have also received follow-on purchase order for an additional 100 units worth over $6,000,000!!  The purchase order is contingent upon the customer's funding falling into place as planned.  


If all goes well, deliveries will begin in February, 2022!  These units will be used for surveillance and monitoring at multiple constructions sites across the US. We will need to bring in new talent and scale to make this happen. This is an obvious game-changer and it is critical we meet this deadline, don't miss your chance to join the momentum. 



An opportunity like this launches xCraft to a whole new level and demonstrates the tenacity and grit of our incredible team! This is your chance to be a part of it. Invest Today!


Benefits for Investing

$351.90 will get you 45 Shares!!

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

*Enable launch of new products and partnerships.

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

*Drive immediate increase in company value.

*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. 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. Custom-designed 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. Custom-designed Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.



 America's Drone Company is soaring to new heights! Will you be on that ride??



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

xCraft Enters the Ring for DoD Contract!!

4 months ago

The Department of Defense is seeking commercial sUAS solutions to support the U.S. Army's Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) Tranche 2 effort and other potential DoD and U.S. Government partners. The desired solution is an inexpensive, small, rucksack portable, VTOL UAS that provides a platoon with a rapidly deployable surveillance and reconnaissance capability to gain situational understanding beyond the next terrain feature. The SRR Tranche 2 project will focus on enhancing the baseline capabilities of previously fielded sUAS primarily through the implementation of increased levels of mission autonomy and en-user feedback.



"We are thrilled to enter the race for the Tranche 2 SRR.  VTOL aircrafts are foundational to our DNA and are xCraft's 'bread and butter' technology.  This is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate what can be done with our technology." said xCraft CEO, JD Claridge.


Acquisition will follow the DIU Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) process with the goal of awarding prototype Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) to one or more companies who meet the intent of this Area of Interest. Performance throughout the Prototype OTA to include operational evaluation will inform the decision regarding which system(s) are awarded a follow-on Production OTA for wider fielding.


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

xCraft Drones Down Under!

4 months ago

xCraft is excited to announce the sale of multiple drones to mining customers in Australia.  

This recent sale was made through our Australian distributor in Brisbane.  The vehicles purchased are specifically designed for RTK mapping and will be headed to open pit mines Queensland, and along Australia's Eastern coast.  

These first units are for evaluation and if things go well, many more drones could be purchased by these same customers!  We're excited about these new sales and the potential for continued growth in the International market!



xCraft is currently building these units and will be sharing the Official Product Release soon!

Investor Call to Action!

4 months ago

Investors, Friends, and Members of the xCraft Family,

2021 is flying by! We have exciting opportunities to expand sales, launch new products, open a second manufacturing facility, solidify partnerships, and much more!



To set us up for the best 2nd half of the year possible, we're asking all investors to increase their holding with $352 or more this month. Your support will allow us to secure needed inventories for projected sales in 4th quarter, bring in more staff to accommodate higher sales volume, and to move us into position for new and important initiatives that shareholders will not want to miss!




Benefits for Investing

$351.90 will get you 45 Shares!!

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

*Enable launch of new products and partnerships.

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

*Drive immediate increase in company value.

*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. 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. Custom-designed 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. Custom-designed Maverick Drone. ** Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.


xCraft is 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 against our 2021 financial goals.

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

-Team xCraft



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. 

Welcome 2021 Summer Interns!!

4 months ago

xCraft is thrilled to welcome our summer interns! We brought in three local young rising stars. Each one is uniquely gifted and highly motivated. We are so glad to have them join the xCraft family!



Ryder H. is in Grainger Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has a strong background in robotics. He is well versed in multiple computer languages, including Python and C++, and has experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. He progressed to the semifinals twice and the quarterfinals once in his three First Robotics Competitions for the robotics club. He designed the entire POS system used in his family's popular local restaurant,  and he already holds a few Patents. Ryder has always loved to learn new things. Whenever we have random question, Ryder is our live Siri, we have yet to stump him.



Brenner D. will be graduating from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy with his Associates from North Idaho College Spring of 2022. He was accepted at will be attending Arizona State University in the fall looking to get his Bachelors in Industrial 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. Brenner has a great voice and taste in music, we've really enjoyed having him as our office D.J.  We're excited that Brenner will also be continuing with xCraft part-time during his senior year. 



Walter N. is entering his senior year at Lakeland High School. He then plans to pursue his computer science degree and ultimately join Engineers without Borders. He is experienced in C++, C#, CSS, and JavaScript. He loves all things computers, from building them, programming, web development, building games, helping others setup networks and computer systems, and more. Walter, the newest member of our team is quickly proving 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 task marked as done!


Glad you're part of the xCraft team Ryder, Brenner, and Walter!


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!

There Goes $700K!!

5 months ago

Another Billionaire to space and another $100K!  WOW, With your help, we have raised $700K! 

xCraft emphatically welcomes our new investors! We are accomplishing really exciting things, and a huge thanks to all of you for helping to make that possible! 

Don't forget, xCraft is signed to trade on StartEngine's Secondary Market, check it out! There is still time to own a piece of this incredible company, join us while you can!


StartEngine Secondary: While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

The Momentum Builds!!

5 months ago

Congrats to Astronaut Richard Branson!!

5 months ago

We want to officially congratulate Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Galactic team for their extraordinary achievement this week.  The team successfully flew a small rocket plane, the SpaceShipTwo, with 6 crew members to the official edge of space.  No small undertaking!


This is also a great time to mention that xCraft's very own board member, Burt Rutan, developed the first version of the Virgin Galactic space plane, the SpaceShipOne, with his team at Scaled Composites.  This team won the Ansari X Prize for the first non-government funded spaceflight in 2004.  


We're proud of the achievements of these amazing humans and their teams.  Way to go space people!

 



Scaled Composites Founder and xCraft Board Member Burt Rutan


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.


Building Drones in Texas?

5 months ago



xCraft has had a fantastic year! We continue to deliver powerful, innovative drones and it's becoming more and more evident that we are outgrowing our space! 

This led us to Groesbeck, Texas to link up with a fellow Shark Tank entrepreneur to check out a potential manufacturing space. We really like Texas and would love to open a location in the Lone Star State. We will keep you posted on our progress!



Introducing the xCraft Shadow V2.0!!

5 months ago



We are excited to unveil xCraft’s new Shadow V2.0! 


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

Set up is as easy as removing the UAS from the hard-shell travel case, connecting the 110/240VAC 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.

The Shadow V2.0 optionally integrates with Rajant Kinetic mesh networks as a relay node and offers real time streaming HD and/or thermal video, making it a valuable asset for any situation requiring secure pop-up surveillance and/or communication. When the mission is complete a simple “land” command from the operator 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 safely returns the UAS to the ground in the event of a primary system interruption.











Tech Specs

  • Tether Length: 100 ft

  • Flying Weight: 1.8 kg

  • Payload: 250kg

  • Wind Tolerance: Up to 30 mph

  • Maximum Flight Time: Virtually Unlimited

  • Camera Options: RGB 4K, FLIR

  • Controller Options: HereLink, Skyroid H12

  • GCS Software: Q Ground Control

  • Radio Link: Rajant Mesh or 2.4 GHz

  • Backup Battery: 6S 17Wh

  • Case Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 10 in


Includes

  • Shadow V2.0 UAS

  • 4K RGB Camera

  • 3-Axis Gimbal

  • Controller with Integrated Android

  • Backup Battery

  • Battery Charger

  • (2) Extra Propellers

  • Custom Hard Case

  • User Manual and Quick Start Guide



We successfully delivered our first unit earlier this year, more details on that to come!

$600K and Climbing!

5 months ago

Many thanks to all who have invested in xCraft, America’s Drone Company! We’re so excited to welcome our new investors! Thank you all for believing in our vision and joining us on our journey.  Don’t forget to check out StartEngine’s Secondary Market which we are thrilled to be signed to trade on, we still have room for more investors, so join us while you still can. 


Watch for our New Product Launch, Coming Soon!!


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

Powerful Robots Changing the World!

6 months ago

Check out our CEO, JD, navigating the xCraft Matrix Mini, equipped with Rajant’s Mesh Radio systems, preparing the way and minimizing the risk for brave First Responders. Thank you Rajant for partnering with us!  Enjoy!




 Stay tuned, more great things to come! 

Meet the xCraft Team!

6 months ago

This month’s featured employee is Ryder H.  We are thrilled to welcome Ryder into xCraft’s Summer Internship Program.  

Ryder is an energized and high-achieving computer engineering undergraduate from Grainger Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has a strong background in robotics, having attended Purdue’s Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects and led his high school’s First Robotics Competition robotics effort for four years. 


This young, ambitious entrepreneur even holds a few patents of his own!  He hopes to gain invaluable programming hands-on experience this summer and will be working with our team of engineers, programming on various projects and adding new software features to the drones. Currently, he is hard at work programming a Raspberry Pi to work as a coprocessor for a drone.  


 He is sure to be a valued contributor, developing powerful flying robots that change the world.  


Welcome to the xCraft Team, Ryder! 

xCraft is Signed to Trade on StartEngine Secondary. What does that mean for you?

6 months ago


You may have heard that xCraft has signed to trade on StartEngine Secondary but you might not know what that means.  We wanted to take some time to explain what it is and how it can be a benefit for our investor community.  


WHAT? xCraft Regulation A+ Investors will soon have the opportunity to trade their shares through StartEngine Secondary, one of the first markets in the US where non-accredited investors can publicly trade investments in startups that have raised capital via Regulation A+. Start Engine Secondary will provide an alternative to waiting for a liquidity event and thus allowing xCraft Regulation A+ Investors the option to trade available shares with other investors. 


WHEN/HOW? The timeline for this is not yet determined, as our current Regulation A+ offering is still active. Once our Regulation A+ campaign has concluded, we will undergo the diligence process for quotation. If and when approved for launch, we will alert our investors that quotation is available, at which time, our Regulation A+ investors can offer their shares for sale on StartEngine Secondary and begin to browse, buy, and trade online. 


WHO? StartEngine is still working to find a way for previous round investors from our Regulation CF campaigns to trade their shares as well. However, initially, StartEngine Secondary is only available to our Regulation A+ investors. Keep your eye out for updates on this process as StartEngine is hard at work to open the trading up for all investors. 


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Important Information about StartEngine Secondary:


While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

The Momentum Builds!

6 months ago


Wow!! We’re thrilled to see the momentum building since our $500K update!  Sincerest thanks to all of you who have joined our family! Stay tuned, we are excited to show you what we have been working on and watch for our new product launch coming soon!



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Check out the Streamblade. xCraft's eVTOL Development Project!

6 months ago

xCraft's R&D Team has been hard at work on a new development project for an enterprise client.  We wanted to share a "behind the scenes" view of the project as it takes shape.  Enjoy!


Meet the xCraft Team!

6 months ago

This month's featured employee is 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!

xCraft Drones in Action Supporting First Responders

6 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 Corporation 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.


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$500k Milestone!!!

7 months ago

Investors,

We’re thrilled to announce that xCraft has crossed the $500k Threshold!!

A huge thank you to all who made that happen.  We owe you!

We still haven’t lost sight of our vision to change the world for good with drones. Let’s keep pressing on toward the goal!

Best,

JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

We're Almost There!!

7 months ago

$500K is just around the corner!  We're excited to see a recent surge in investments and would like to officially welcome all of our new investors to the xCraft family.  Thank you for joining us on this journey! 


We've also got some exciting news that we haven't shared publicly but wanted our investors to be the first to know. We've been developing a completely new xCraft drone for the Surveying and Mapping Market.  We can't share any more information at this time but here's a pretty picture of a prototype to hold you over.  Stay tuned for details!

There is still room to get in if you haven't yet invested.   If that's you, we'd love to see your name on the investor list!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

xCraft Signed to Trade on StartEngine Secondary!!

8 months ago

Friends and Investors,


We are very excited to announce that xCraft has signed to be listed on StartEngine's Secondary market!  We plan to go live with our listing as soon as our current offering closes.  If successful, this means that you will be able to buy, sell, and trade xCraft's stock right on StartEngine's website!

Find out more here.  For xCraft's investor community, this is big news!  This is one of the first markets in the US where non-accredited investors can publicly trade investments in startups that have raised capital via Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+. StartEngine Secondary is an alternative trading system regulated by the SEC and operated by StartEngine Primary, LLC, a broker dealer registered with the SEC and FINRA.  

Sincerely,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


Disclaimer re: StartEngine Secondary: While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

PhoneDrone

8 months ago

Investors ,

 

In response to some of the recent comments about our PhoneDrone Kickstarter campaign, we want to reiterate our commitment to take care of those supporters through refunds.  If this is you, please know that we are making every effort to move as quickly as possible even though it often seems like a slow process.  

As mentioned in a previous update (See “Flying Cars and Flying Phones”), we have already provided many refunds as we have available funds to do so.  We are not yet able to do a “mass” refund but try to work through several per week.  

We know the work is not yet done.  We must refund every single backer before xCraft can move on to more exciting endeavors.  We've now put this in writing.  The "Use of Proceeds" table in our offering document reflects this promise.  As long as we are successful with this raise, we plan to refund every backer. We think that it is worth it to take care of the people who have helped us be successful!

 

Sincerely,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Big News in the Drone Industry!!

9 months ago

Investors and Friends,

I am so impressed with our community.  You have helped push our campaign past the $250K mark!  I would like to personally welcome all our new investors.  Thank you so much for joining us on this journey!  

There's been a lot of positive things happing in the drone industry lately and I wanted to share some of them with our investor community. 

  • FAA Has Unveiled the Final Drone Rules for Remote ID, Nighttime Flights and Operations Over People:  About a month ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued several new rules which outline details of future drone operations and hardware requirements.  These regulations pave the way for mass adoption of drones in national airspace to perform life-saving and critical work such as fire spotting, medical and vaccine delivery, infrastructure inspection, package delivery, and much more.  Read more about these new rules here. We believe that these rules will allow xCraft's technology to be utilized in these growing markets.
  • First Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights Approved:  Earlier last month, the FAA granted a small Massachusetts-based company permission to operate drones without hands-on piloting or direct observation by human controllers.  The decision by the FAA limits operation of automated drones to rural areas, and altitudes below 400 feet, but is a potentially significant step in expanding commercial applications of drones for farmers, utilities, mining companies and other customers.  This might not sound like much, but it's a major step toward large-scale automated drone operations.  xCraft's PANADRONE is a fully-autonomous "drone-in-a-box" that we feel hopeful will be able to deliver it’s full potential in a regulatory environment that allows for such operations. We are excited to see where this is headed!
  • DJI Added to US Commerce Blacklist: The Chinese drone company, DJI,  was added to the US Commerce Department's "Entity List".  Read more about this action here.  
  • Made in America/USA Drone Executive Order:  In recent months President Trump and Biden have released executive orders that are aimed to help to ensure that the federal government procures goods and services from American companies whenever possible. Read more about this here and here.

With all that said, it is a good time to be  "America's Drone Company".  xCraft is well positioned with its technology and products to catch the wave of new opportunities headed this way!  


Thank you for your support and fly high!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft's new Partnership in Airborne Mesh Networks!

11 months ago

Investors,

Exciting news about a new strategic partnership!  We've teamed up with Rajant to bring mesh network capability to the skies!

With the xCraft MATRIX R and PANADRONE R, integrated with Rajant's DX2, we've enabled air-to-air and air-to-ground communication with seamless incorporation into any existing Rajant mesh network. 

Read more here!


Live-streaming and edge processing via aerial applications are enabled for applications in markets including military, mining, O&G, utilities, public safety, agriculture, and many others.  

We're thrilled to bring this added value to the company and, by extension, to our investor community!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder



$100K Milestone!!

12 months ago

POWERFUL FLYING ROBOTS


Investors,

It's been a fantastic week!  We've already crossed our first milestone; $100,000!  A huge thank you to all our early investors!  


We've also been making some big improvements to our website.  We added our latest product, the Matrix SE to our growing list of game-changing drones.  


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!


Best,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Flying Cars and Flying Phones!

12 months ago

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.


Flying Phones!

In 2015, xCraft ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and later a 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 must refund every single backer before this company can move on to more exciting endeavors.  We've now put this in writing.  The "Use of Proceeds" table in our offering document reflects this promise.  As long as we are successful with this raise, we plan to refund every backer. We think that it is worth it to take care of the people who have helped us be successful!


So that is our story about flying cars and flying phones.  The past is sometimes dark but the future is bright!  


To the next level!

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.


Our new raise is now live!

about 1 year ago
We are excited to announce that we have launched our next crowdfunding round! Now we need you to help us continue on our next ambitious path as we look to... build flying cars!                                                       


                                                                        

Thanks again for your continued support and belief in our mission! We will continue to keep you updated on our progress so make sure to stay informed.

                       

This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

                                                       

    

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