Hey, that may be a factual thing; the Wright Brother did invent the first drone, albeit the LiPo battery was years away! Who's to really say, anyways? Just like Chocolate, who invented it the Incas or Hershey?
R Blakke made one of the first FCB branded the KK , but not sure if it was the first one ever , drones came about at the same sort of time as FBL helis ( fly bar less) 3 axis gyro , then later came the 6 axis gyro , the first toys were China drones like the hubsan x4 , hubsan was making toy helis before drones but now do more drones than helis , willtoy was the other big name in toy helis and drones, but most now do a drone , walkera , align, eflite, DJI started with the phantom they also do really good hand held camera gyro systems
I may have missed some as I am getting old and forget things lol
Earliest I can remember was Charpu back around the same time 13/14.
Touted as the best pilot in the world.
When really he was poo compared to what standard himself & other pilots eventually got to. Haven't seen anything of him for years.. I never got into this till 2015.
I can't put the hours in I'd like to, even though I've been unemployed.
Got a new job tday so I can hammer it again with no fear. Looking to get some of the newer kit.
Need fresh new lipos with kick.