Aerovironment Inc. of Monrovia, said Thursday its remotely controlled Qube air vehicle is small enough to fit in the trunk of a car and can be made ready for flight in less than five minutes.
The craft operates like a tiny helicopter with four propellers that allow it to take off and land vertically. It carries color video and thermal cameras that beam images back to the operator. A demonstration video shows how it could be used by police officers to observe a gunman hidden behind a building.
Aerovironment, which makes the Raven, Wasp and Puma battlefield surveillance systems, is inviting agencies to evaluate the Qube.
See more at http://www.avinc.com/uas/small_uas/qube
Or… just buy an AR Drone Quad Copter for about $350. Comes with 2 cameras and is controlled by an iPhone or iPad. Looks like a fun toy!