Let’s get one thing out of the way right at the start: there’s no shame in failure. It builds character. It tests your determination. It provides useful lessons about what to avoid in future.
Unfortunately, failure can also leave a lot of people very, very angry if their product does not arrive when – and as – expected.
And the number of angry people grows exponentially when you are dealing with projects that involve thousands of backers on a crowdfunding platform such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
From unexpectedly high manufacturing costs to technical difficulties, there are many ways a project can fail. Drones, for whatever reason, seem especially difficult to make, resulting in many drone projects that have failed on crowdfunding sites.
We’ve collected five of the more memorable crowdfunded drone projects that failed to deliver on their early promise. Let them be a lesson to us all.