HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jun 27, 2012, 02:36 AM
Registered User
The Netherlands, OV, Oldenzaal
Joined Jul 2010
355 Posts
Discussion
What do you guys think about this article.

DIYDrones?

They are claiming to invented MultiRotors and drones.

How I Accidentally Kickstarted the Domestic Drone Boom
D-OCHO is offline Find More Posts by D-OCHO
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jun 27, 2012, 02:55 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2011
12 Posts
Nothing in the article (or title) says that. He's claiming to have kickstarted the boom, not invented anything.

Judging by the comments, that claim might be debatable too though.
RQ11 is offline Find More Posts by RQ11
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2012, 03:04 AM
Registered User
The Netherlands, OV, Oldenzaal
Joined Jul 2010
355 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RQ11 View Post
Nothing in the article (or title) says that. He's claiming to have kickstarted the boom, not invented anything.

Judging by the comments, that claim might be debatable too though.
I quote from the article:
Quote:
Every industry has its garage-creation myth. Here’s mine, on the start of the personal-drone movement.
D-OCHO is offline Find More Posts by D-OCHO
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2012, 03:11 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2011
12 Posts
That's still talking about the 'movement' or 'boom', rather than actually saying he'd invented the concept or the first hardware.
RQ11 is offline Find More Posts by RQ11
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2012, 05:34 AM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
He claims to have started 2007, that is alittle late to be claiming anything.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:46 AM
Registered User
The Netherlands, OV, Oldenzaal
Joined Jul 2010
355 Posts
From the history of MikroKopter:

Quote:
On 24.10.2006 Holger Buss and Ingo Busker brought MK to life with a great community of Mikrokopter pilots. Only 6 months later, the Mikrokopter hovered steadily, like an "airnail" and flew agile through the air like a bird.
D-OCHO is offline Find More Posts by D-OCHO
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:58 AM
throw new IOPilotException();
IceWind's Avatar
Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin
Joined Feb 2005
2,624 Posts
If there was such thing as precursors of the Multicopter boom was projects like the KKcopter and later the ones based in the Wii sensors.

Before that there was other projects that is true, but had few people mostly due to the high costs involved. It was new projects relying in easier to find and specially cheaper gear that generated the boom and that still drive it.
IceWind is online now Find More Posts by IceWind
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2012, 10:45 AM
Registered User
Mortimer's Avatar
Joined Apr 2010
1,348 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-OCHO View Post
They are claiming to invented MultiRotors...
They don't say that.
The first multirotor has been 1907 Breguet's Gyroplane, 105 years ago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breguet-Richet_Gyroplane
Mortimer is offline Find More Posts by Mortimer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: 5V Power Supply
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 28, 2012, 06:10 PM
OS Sponsor
kinderkram's Avatar
Germany, NRW, Dusseldorf
Joined Jun 2010
5,199 Posts
He wrote, he "Accidentally" started a boom. So it's not his fault.

Chris is good at organizing, promoting and kicking off projects - that's for sure.
But a bit more humility in the face of history of Multirotors and especially "domestic drones" would be helpful.

Respect before the ancestors is the least you can show if you claim what Chris Anderson claims.
kinderkram is offline Find More Posts by kinderkram
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion what do you guys think of u can do 3d Evan03 Fuel Plane Talk 15 Apr 29, 2012 11:11 PM
Discussion What do you guys think of this modification to bixler? cc151 FPV Talk 7 Mar 11, 2012 09:52 PM
Discussion what do you guys think of this clone dynam 3D Flying 0 Feb 28, 2012 11:04 PM
Discussion What do you think about this? Conversion to Lipo on Sumo 1/24 AmazingRCstore Micro Cars 0 Feb 25, 2012 02:18 PM