Once the province of a sci-fi novel, drone manufacturers have gone from concept to application at a bewildering pace. In recent years, a tech rise fueld by smartphone electronics industry has significalntly influenced the UAV sector of multirotors and accelerated their use in commercial industry. It gave birth to Drone Makers World-Wide.
1,000 drones took off to light up the night sky of the traditional Lantern Festival in Guangzhou, China. The drones flew in various formations such as Chinese characters of ‘Blessing,’ ’Lantern Festival,’ and the map of China. The performance set a Guinness World Record with the biggest number of drones involved.
Micro drones in future could well be biological in origin, according to the researchers of the American company Draper. The company has developed a tiny backpack for dragonflies. With the electronics in the backpack dragonfly can be remotely controlled as if it were a drone. DragonflEye engineers declared that the project is quite relevant, and first units could be developed in next 12 months.
In the past decade drone manufacturer DJI grew from a sole proprietorship into a company with a turnover of one billion dollars. An estimated DJI currently accounts for 60% of sales in the drone industry. But how did the founder Frank Wang managed to create a multi-million dollar business in such a short time?