The History of the Modern Consumer Drone

A comical view of the short history of the modern consumer drone.

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Comment by Sigitas Ciapas on February 5, 2016 at 1:54am

missed the new kind of drones with built in linux computers :)

Comment by John Githens on February 5, 2016 at 6:31am

Short, entertaining, and to the point: What's next?  Thanks for putting this together!  


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on February 5, 2016 at 7:55am

Funny video, but the timeline is all over the place. The DIY community was playing with FPV video links as early as 2003/2004 at least.

Comment by AKRCGUY on February 5, 2016 at 8:31am
John, I was waiting for the history buffs to chime in. I hope people don't take this as the gospel but more my and others experiences with the hobby. I've been doing this 25 years but that would have been a long video.... ;)
Comment by Darrell Burkey on February 5, 2016 at 4:31pm

This is only the second time I've watched one of your videos. I really like how you present them and enjoy watching them. Cheers.

Comment by Darrell Burkey on February 5, 2016 at 4:35pm

I'm assuming everyone knows who the lovely women is holding the prop? I recently read that in 1948 she was the first honorary Artichoke Queen in Castroville, California. 

Comment by Cala on February 5, 2016 at 4:45pm

Funny but thrue LOL. 

Comment by Martin on February 5, 2016 at 9:56pm

Jezz I had a camera and tx on my heli in 1990. Wasnt the greatest but worked. But entertaining video to watch.

Comment by AKRCGUY on February 6, 2016 at 5:19am
@Martin We're talking mainstream drones. We had video cameras on our heli's 20 years ago too but they weren't called drones back then and no one could fly or afford them. Both of those have changed now and thats what we're really talking about.
Comment by Darrel Klassen on February 6, 2016 at 8:48am

Fun video but he didn't go back far enough. Nearly 20 years ago there was a small group of us in the US that were doing aerial photography with wireless downlinks and yes, it was still 35mm film cameras back then. I still maintain I was the first to put a downlinked digital camera on a heli for AP work and was scoffed at for it. Digital cameras were only ever going to be toys I was told.

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