There are RC planes and then there is the Spy Hawk.  This isn’t your ordinary remote controlled airplane by any account, and despite all of its features it’s not prohibitively expensive; it costs abouts $400.

As you’ve probably sussed out from the above photos the Spy Hawk includes a camera.  A 5-megapixel camera to be more specific that can beam a video feed back to the control unit’s 3.5-inch sunlight resistant screen.  There you can spy on loved ones, government operations, or if you’re really lucky and live in California, probably a pornography shoot or two.  Yes, you can record your nefarious snooping to a built-in 4GB SD Card (we’re not sure if it’s user replaceable), and because there is a good chance you’ll get distracted by the illegally garnered video, there is an autopilot mode that incorporates a gyroscope and a set of flaps that can self adjust in the event of sudden gust of wind.

The total range for the Spy Hawk is 600 meters with an average flight time of about 15 minutes on a single 7.4v lithium-ion battery.  It’s made from EPO crash resistant foam so it should survive a few follies here in there, unless of course you snap off the wings, which span 84cm.



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."