Thanks for the comments. As for this:
Originally Posted by Duane4238
Whoa! Now that looks like fun. Have a neighbor who likes to sunbathe on her roof. Will have to look into the cost of that unit.
When I got it first and it took off to about 50 feet, two of my neighbors leanded out of their windows and watched suspicously, probably with the same thought. Protecting ones privacy is big where I live and if I ever tried a stunt like that, they would chase me over the corn fields with pitch forks and torches and kill the dog.
Even if I wanted to do it: This Thing has no stealth flying mode. It sounds like a buzzing fly, amplified by 100x. You can hear it coming from half a mile away.
Another thing I learned: In Switzerland I need to be insured for possible damage coverage of up to 1.5 Mio. Dollars. Otherwise I'm not allowed to fly it at all. I may also not use it near airports, military institutions, etc.
And last but not least: There's always the fear of crash landing it on a car or a person. I therefore only fly it when there is no wind at all and I ask permisson first before I fly directly over a group of cars or people. Sounds maybe over careful but better safe than sorry. On the up side: The AR.Drone is really light and the actual damage it could do should be minor. But still...
Anyway, I'm addicted and one day will probably upgrade to a more professional Octocopter which can carry my real camera. I'll be posting more videos in spring.
Have a great weekend everybody.