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Investigate Your Enemies With Your Own RC Surveillance Drone

Drone surveillance isn’t just for the government any more. The Spy Hawk RC glider, with a camera that streams live footage to the 3.5″ LCD on its controller, lets you be the eye in the sky.

The Spy Hawk’s built-in camera is a respectable 3.5 megapixels and not only gives you a first-person, real-time view of your flight, but also lets you save any particularly crazy stunts (or discoveries) to the controller’s 4GB SD card. The Spy Hawk can handle a range of about 600 metres, and around 15 minutes of flight on a single charge, so you can cover some ground.

On top of all that, the Spy Hawk also has an autopilot setting that will automatically adjust the glider’s flaps in order to stabilise the sucker should you encounter some obnoxiously strong winds. For roughly $375 (£250), the Spy Hawk is a pretty good bet for doing a little bit of casual surveillance, or just having fun. Or both, you know, if that’s what you’re into. You can pre-order now at Red5. [Red5 via Uncrate]