Tuesday, October 20

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XCraft Drone

X- Craft Drone on Shark Tank

 X-PlusOne Fast Flying Drone- Episode 705 - October 23, 2015

Hybrid Quad Copter and Airplane Drone
XCraft X-PlusOne Drone seen on
Shark Tank Season 7, Episode 705
 It's hard to describe exactly what the XCraft X PlusOne is because nothing else like it has ever been invented much less flown in the sky.  The X-Craft coming to the Shark Tank in Episode 705 is a cross between a Drone, Quad Copter and an Airplane that takes off vertically before transforming into a fast flying airplane design. Furthermore, you can easily attach your Go-Pro Camera to the XCraft X-PlusOne and take incredible videos and pictures going up to 60 miles per hour.

The two entrepreneurs bringing the first and only Drone on the Shark Tank is JD Claridge, and Charles Manning, who'll be appearing in Episode 705 this Friday night, 10/23/2015. Aside from patenting this new drone design that takes off vertically before transforming into an aerodynamic fast flying airplane, the X-Craft Inventors have a much larger long-term goal. Most Drones on the market are fun to fly remotely taking videos and pictures and someday will perhaps deliver a pizza to your door. But how many technological designs could eventually transform the entire aerospace industry as we know it today?

The video below demonstrates the X PlusOne taking off vertically like all Quad Copter Drones do, and then almost like magic reaches speeds up to 60 miles an hour in a blink of an eye.
What if you could make a larger manned version of the X-Craft capable of the same aerodynamic flying capabilities? If you think turning a radical drone design into a manned aircraft sounds like science fiction, it isn't. It's part of the overall business plan the Sharks might be offered on the next Shark Tank Show. Us Humans would ride inside a gimbal that'll keep you upright now matter what way the X PlusOne is traveling. And then, then you just sit back and take the ride of your life by the looks of this video posted below.

XCraft X-PlusOne Drone Reviews before Shark Tank Show

While the Manned Version of the X-PlusOne is still several years into the future, it certainly would help become a reality much faster with a large Shark Tank Sized Investment. As a matter a fact, the Sharks "will" (IMO) also help bring the Drone version of the X-Craft to market as it's still in the pre-order stage as of this writing. The X Plus One Drone successfully raised over $143,000.00 at Kickstarter on January 14th of this year, and finally in the process of sending the very first drones the backers from this crowdfunding campaign. All new pre-orders taken during this Shark Tank Episode 705 are expected to start shipping next month in November 2015.

Another interesting fact about the XCraft Business I'm not sure will be brought up on the Shark Tank Show, is a mini drone the company calls the Phone Drone. The PhoneDrone's a small compact drone that turns your smartphone into a flying autonomous video camera. Now (soon) anyone with a smartphone can turn it into a flying machine for only a few hundred bucks. Not just anyone will spend a couple grand on a decked out X-PlusOne Drone, but who wouldn't pay $200.00 for a mini Phone Drone just for taking the next generation of aerial selfies?

Surprisingly, XCraft took the Phone Drone to Kickstarter only a few months "after" raising $143k for the X Plusone and probably wasn't the best business decision at that time. Was a Shark behind the decision taking this product having mass-marketappeal to market too soon? The timeline might suggest at least some of the Sharks on the Shark Tank Episode 705 might have been involved in this decision. Now that the X-PlusOne Drone is "finally" moving past the pre-order stage, hopefully they'll re-launch a new Kickstarter Campaign for the Phone Drone that does indeed have mass market appeal compared to any other Drone on the market.

Watch the X-Craft Drones on the next Shark Tank Episode 705 this Friday night, and see how much the Sharks are willing to invest in this revolutionary new aerospace technology. 

X Craft UAV Website


  1. sharks got taken for a ride on this one

  2. Gotta go with Ron, this seems like a seriously overvalued company.

    It's a tail-sitter, not too unlike the Google Wing. While the flight control software might be proprietary, I don't think it's novel enough to take off in the way they would like.