"HeliStorm: in the birth era of the automobile, people said very similar things to what I'm saying now. The difference though is that there wasn't an elaborate bureaucracy and social safety system in place. Never mind what UAVs WILL be, with respect…"
"The comparison with cars is pretty silly and we should really drop that one. A few reasons-- there are untold millions of cars in existence; cars have enormous utility both to the economy as a whole, and for most individuals. Next to their homes,…"
"Stefan, the problem is this is the business model of LOTS of manufacturers. Including 3DR. There's money in RTF systems, but I do think they're very likely to destroy the unlicensed side of UAV (and even R/C) flight.
There've already been a dozen…"
"> Jani, thanks for setting the record straight. My previous *understanding* stands corrected, and I’ll take your words for it, unless whoever made that point in the first place stands for it. Like R_Lefebrvre, I saw that claim made quite some time…"
"> What I find quite interesting about all this lament I have read here now is that actually none of the core developers or contributors are complaining.
The handful of core development architects are 3DR employees now. Many past contributors aren't…"
"Mike, they're actually planning on discontinuing continued development on the APM boards entirely and shifting everything to PX4. So no need to worry, it'll all work with their current toolsets soon -- just have to buy their new hardware!
"Eagle (and frankly everyone else) -- my point isn't to throw bombs. I agree this is in their court to respond and I'll shut my yapper. But between the praise and "tide rises all boats" stuff should be genuine concern. $30M of VC money is real money,…"
3D ROBOTICSChris Anderson
Travis: Yes, 3D Robotics (the commercial arm of DIY Drones) has not taken any external funding. By maintaining full control we're able ensure that our top priority is serving the community, not some…"