I give it about 3 days before the dsc 3 comes out with a module on using these
Sooo these things can fly for 20 minutes at up to 20 mph - How great is the control system range??
In answer to your questions; control range using a standard commercially available 2.4GHz system (about £200) will be about 0.5miles assuming line of sight and no interference from other sources. Realistically about 350-500m. Live video is available from hobby shops, as is telemetry, cameras and mounts for 'go pro' style systems and one can also source servo controlled mounts which can be remotely controlled from an iphone or a second transmitter.Sooo these things can fly for 20 minutes at up to 20 mph - How great is the control system range??
For "our" purposes they would need to have a decent range - up to a few hundred metres at least. - Half a mile would be good but out of sight you'd need a live video feed back to the control point.
I'm sure there are some "big brother" government restrictions to this type of system.
Great technology tho'