Published on August 31st, 2017 | by Guest


History of Drones [Infographic]

You’ve probably already heard about the incredible drone revolution – drones are more popular than ever! Even selfie-drones have recently made their debut, with the DJI Spark being one of the most common selfie-drone these days!

As drones become more and more popular, their price is driven down, their technology becomes better and simply put, they become more accessible. And this is what has been driving the popularity explosion of drones. Toy drones are more popular than ever!

Couple that with the usage of drones in more and more commercial and industrial applications and them hitting the major news headlines at least every week and you’ve got the perfect recipe for popularity!

But the commercial and consumer drone revolution has not always been so glorious. Drones have had some very violent usage in the past – the history of drones is extremely interesting.

It’s interesting to read and understand how drones technology has come about in this article and Infographic by drones review site, Quite a lot of different technologies had to come together into one gadget to eventually enable the current version of drones.

And drones, like most pieces of technology start with military use first and then trickle down into everyday use, both commercial and consumer.

The following Infographic fully explains the history of drones as it happened through the ages, from the initial unmanned flight, to the current usage of consumer and commercial drones.

But let me ask you a few questions to tickle your fancy!

  • Did you know that the first unmanned vehicle flight took place in 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers?
  • Did you know that military use of drones first occurred in 1848 in Austria?
  • Did you know that Nikolo Tesla played an important part in the evolution of the history of drones by inventing radio control and showcasing in Madison Square Garden quite a while back?
  • Did you know that the first drone with a “camera” was deployed at the end of the 19th century?
  • Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was discovered when working within a military drone facility?
  • Did you know that these days drones are being used to create spectacular lighting effects in concerts such as the Superbowl by artists such as Lady Gaga?
  • Have you heard of Skitzo? It’s the nickname of one of the most popular drone racing pilots these days!

Have a look at the infographic below, or click the infographic to read the full article with the history of drones.

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