MicroDrone Spies From Above

Meet the MicroDrone, a toy-sized spy helicopter that has been used by the police in Britain to film and photograph the street below. A Times Online article stated:

And now there’s a new spy in the sky. It’s called the Microdrone and it’s a toy-sized remote-control craft that hovers above streets or crowds to film what’s going on beneath.

It has emerged that the Microdrone was used by Staffordshire police to film rock fans at the V Festival last month. What wasn’t revealed was that MW Power, the supplier, has also been in discussions to supply the Microdrone to – according to Alistair Fox, an MW Power spokesman – MI5, the Metropolitan police, and Soca, the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

This means the Microdrone could soon become a common sight. Or maybe not. At only 2ft wide between the tips of its rotors the drones are small enough to be unnoticed by people on the ground when they are flying at 350ft.

MicroDrone has a wide range of features: some can be maneuvered with a remote control that is basically a wiimote, while the newest version can take your command via phone call!

Links: Video at BotJunkie | Times Online article - via Gizmo Watch, thanks Naveen!


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lol, i do support lasse

but i've been flying RC for years. and i know FOR A FACT that thing would be useless in a good 10mph headwind.

lol, so it's only good, with weather permitting.
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