3D Robotics

DIY Drones now at 90,000 members!


It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 90,000 members!

A few observations on this milestone:

  • It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It's a marathon, not a sprint
  • Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself, with a few volunteers moderating), it's one of the largest robotics communities in the world.
  • Growth has slowed as the drones world has become more Off The Shelf and less Do It Yourself, but we still get a quarter-million pageviews a month. That's not bad!
  • One of the good things about having been so prominent in drones for more than a decade is that our search-engine authority is great. That's why 80% of our visits are from new users -- they're coming via search. 

Once we hit 100k I'm probably going to have to find a better way to celebrate ;-)

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  • Looking forward to the 100k suprise...  :)   Well done.

  • Well done Chris! As you say, this is a marathon, not a sprint...

  • Congrats!

  • That thrue, at my club there are less people with diy drones ( actually me near alone ) we werw 4 or 5 rc pilots eight yeats ago building our oun drones. But still an impressive number for this times, congrats Chris :)
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