Fly Your Own Spy Drone … For $300

Fly Your Own Spy Drone … Using Your iPhone

The Parrot A.R. Drone can be launched and controlled with your iPhone or iPad:

The Parrot A.R. Drone costs $299.

The Parrot A.R. Drone can maintain stable flight at an altitude of up to 20 feet, and a maximum altitude of up to 160 feet.

More sophisticated drones can fly higher and for longer, in a more stable fashion.

For example, protesters in Warsaw used a spy drone last month to see what police were doing. As diydrones.com notes:

People tend to assume that UAVs will be used by the police to keep watch on us, but as … video, taken by a RoboKopter of riots in Warsaw, shows, they can equally be used by citizens to keep tabs on the police. No need to wait for the local news to send a helicopter to get the aerial scene of a demonstration, just Do It Yourself!

Here is the video of the police shot by the Polish protesters:

 

(Here’s what the RoboKopter drone used by the Polish protesters looks like.)

Drones can range from simple:

To advanced:

For more amazing technology, see this and this.

For information on building your own drone, start here.

Disclaimer: The FAA apparently considers do-it-yourself drones to be legal. We don’t know whether there are any Department of Homeland Security or other regulations or laws prohibiting flying your own spy drone. Consult with a representative of all appropriate Federal, state, county and local agencies to determine whether or not you may fly your own drone.

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  • http://blogdredd.blogspot.com/ Dredd

    Disclaimer: We don’t know whether there are any Department of Homeland Security, FAA or other regulations or laws prohibiting flying your own spy drone. Consult with a representative of all appropriate Federal, state, county and local agencies to determine whether or not you may fly your own drone

    LOL.

    I think if you ask them and tell them the FAA says it is kosher they will get in a fight with the FAA. BTW those Polish folk are on to something.

  • http://viewsouthcarolinarealestate.com Mark Brian

    I asked Santa for one but all I got was a lump of coal and added to a list of people Homeland Security is watching……..

  • Tactical Grace

    I have noticed a lot of drones use iPhones.

  • https://ondemand.thefitfem.com/ Fitness Program

    This device is very cool and not that expensive! It is amazing just how far technology has come! There are so many things out there that we are not aware of. Fitness Program

 

 

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