Imperial Probe Droids Just to crank up Int Base's paranoia levels, the state of the art in radio controlled electric helicopters has advanced hugely. Now they're being used for serious camera and video work (with serious prices too!) with 15-20 minutes flying time on a charge, extremely quiet, GPS positioning, fancy software to help with the flying, etc. The Draganflyer is one of the main brands, but they've moved up out of the hobby/toy market (unless you're Bill Gates). YouTube - Draganflyer SAVS RC Helicopter Aerial Video - Golf Course Here's their badboy X6 (some police departments are trying them out for investigating crime scenes without disturbing anything, search and rescue, etc): YouTube - Draganflyer X6 Helicopter Flight Video Trouble is they cost as must as a POS car, especially with all the options. They do have older models down in the "expensive toy" price range, but those have problems like brush motors that might need replacement after 50 flights... There are a number of a number of open source projects for rolling your own: Quadcopter Home - Quadcopter FrontPage - UAVP-NG - The Next Generation multicopter FrontPage - Wolferl - The Open Source Quadrocopter MikroKopter - Wiki: MikroKopter.de It doesn't seem like an easy homebrew project, but think of the bragging rights! Davie better be careful the next time that he's playing a round of Punch the Peons outback at Gold. Someone might be watching.