Drones (specifically referring to small multi-rotors here) are becoming so useful because of the new automatic navigation powers they derive from rapidly evolving power chips and control systems. RC Copters have been around forever, but it is the integration of this new hardware and corresponding software that makes drones such an interesting investment.
So instead of looking at one specific drone company to invest in, why not take a look at the suppliers of the technology that all drone companies will need?
Here's a few of these type of companies listed by NASDAQ:
"IXYS Corp. (Nasdaq: IXYS Supplies power chip sets & controllers used in drones - $383 Million
InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN) Supplies motion tracking components used in smartphones and drones - $1.46 Billion
Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA) Supplies chips used for HD video capture and delivery for cameras - $1.54 Billion"
But like with any investment, just because you see the trend coming, it's the right pony that gets to the water first that will reap the rewards.