Our team is making the next-gen UAV platform.

We are thrilled to be working on what we believe will be the predominant platform design for future UAV's that need both precision landing and hovering capabilities and efficient long-range flight.  Our unique, patent-pending designs coupled with our development integrations have led to an amazing outcome of engineering and innovation. 

If you're passionate about UAV's, aviation, software, embedded systems, or any combination of the above - let us know.

We are based in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.  Here, we have designed, built, and hope to manufacture all xCraft components and assemble the platform for hobbyists and commercial customers.

Meet the Team

JD Claridge

JD Claridge is the visionary and inventor of the x PlusOne design.  He started his career at Volant Technica as an aerospace engineer and later served several years as the lead electrical engineer at Quest Aircraft. For the past few years JD has been running his own aerospace design firm.


Charles Manning

Charles Manning is the CEO of a leading mobile analytics technology company, Kochava.  An aviation enthusiast, Charles was immediately excited about working with JD to help make the X PlusOne a reality.


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