How small is too small for a drone? The Axis Drones’ Aerius quadcopter, which being called the smallest one ever manufactured seem in my opinion, too small. Thanks to the extremely small size, directional drift is a very real problem. Yes, this is probably the best designed micro-machine sized drone to date, but do we really need it? Apparently the market believes we do because according to Axis Drones, they sold over 10,000 units (in a single holiday season).
Despite the increasing number of companies making and marketing consumer drones, there’s apparently still room for growth and innovation. For example, Axis Drones’ Aerius quadcopter is touted as the smallest one ever manufactured. We got some hands-on time with the wee wonder.
About Axis Drones
During the summer of 2014, a rogue drone was spotted flying around our neighborhood at night (inappropriately). We tried to chase it, knock it down, spray it with a hose, but we had no luck. Then Robert had an idea, “What if we launch a squadron of tiny little drones to attack it and bring it down?” We ordered a bunch of CX-10 drones and learned to fly, but never got the chance to launch our attack.
Over the winter we listed the tiny drones for sale on our e-commerce site, and we sold over 10,000 units during the holiday season! We knew then that we’d found an awesome online community that shared our interests. After the holidays we sent a poll to our customers asking what they liked and didn’t like, in an effort to make an even better nano drone. We used that feedback to design our first few drones and AxisDrones.com came to be.