Are you looking for an affordable entry-level remote-controlled camera drone helicopter to give the hobby of drone-flying a try? This small quad from industry leader Syma is a perfect affordable first quad.
With this bundle kit, you'll get everything you need to fly your first camera drone. The box comes with the quadcopter and transmitter RC controller. You'll also get a 2G memory card, 3 batteries with a flying time of 5-8 minutes each, a USB battery charger, and a set of 4 extra propeller blades.
A drone flew in Congress last week. During a hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on January 21st, an executive from 3D Robotics flew a small quadcopter during his testimony.
During part of the demonstration, the drone, a Parrot Bebop, was piloted using an iPhone with live video feed. During this phase of the demostration, the pilot crashed the drone on take-off. The device was unharmed during this small mishap and flew again before the lawmakers.
The Parrot Bebob has a 14 megapixel HD fisheye camera and advanced stabilization for amazing video capability. The device also has an embedded GPS with "Return Home" technology.