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HOBBYIST/DRONE PILOTS IN THE US

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Garysam, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Garysam

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    Anyone have an idea of total population of hobbyist/drone pilots there are in the US. After reading the FAA rules and regulations on hobbyists/drones I was curious to how many pilots there might be and their efforts to controlling said population.
     
  2. thedjiguy

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    Well… DJI did $400,000 in sales in 2013, probably 4x that now. Divide that by the price of a Phantom and multiply that by 2 (Dji owns about 1/2 of market share) That should be a rough guess.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    Where is that figure from? I guarantee you that DJI sold more than that in just Phantoms, even in just the last quarter of the year.
     
  4. thedjiguy

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    That is for . Total sales. Can't remember exactly where, but it was a credible website. It may have been the first half of 2013.
     
  5. OI Photography

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    That figure would come to somewhere just under 600 Phantoms (assuming an avg price of $700). Even back in the beginning of last year they were probably selling more than that each month.
     
  6. Cr8tive_leo

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    All due to replacement fly away Phantom 2's and vision upgrades... Lol... hee hee.. :roll: :cool: :mrgreen: