Vega+ Shipping Dates
- End of September 2016
- October 2016
- In time for Xmas 2016
- February 2017
- A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
- Summer 2017
- 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
- Mid October 2017
- April 2018
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On Thusday 20th of October 2016, the "launch party" took place at SMS Electronics, and about a week later, photos were uploaded. The metadata on the photos show that all but 4 of the "launch party photos" were actually taken a week after the launch party. Here are the 4 photos taken on the actual day:
And the rest were all taken a week later by the same photographer, David Levy's son A J Levy:
If you download each photo, you can inspect the properties:
RCL have since removed the photos, claiming that various people in the photos were being harassed online. Click on any of the images to view or download the full size images, and feel free to check out the EXIF metadata yourself.
The 4 "launch party" photos appear to be very poor quality, with inconsistent colour and lighting. In the background of the first image you can see Nick Roper's friend Lee Fogarty, and near the edge of the right side is PR consultant Suzanne Martin.
Launch party photos
Non launch party photos
How much were these photos?
David Levy's son Alastair Levy received £1562 for his contribution to the Vega+ project, including a combined total of £1062 paid the day before and on the day the non-launch party photos were taken:
|Date||Description||Money out £|
|08-26-16||On-line Banking bill payment to Alastair Levy Ref:-INVOICE 140||250.00|
|09-14-16||On-line Banking bill payment to Alastair Levy Ref:-INVOICE 142||250.00|
|10-26-16||On-line Banking bill payment to Alastair Levy Ref:-INVOICE 151||562.00|
|10-27-16||On-line Banking bill payment to Alastair Levy Ref:-RETRO FEES||500.00|
|Total for Alastair Levy||1,562.00|
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Lie Fogarty has decided to chase RCL for £599 and this time he's not fibbing !
"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."
— RCL (15/02/2016)
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