I have a much much better Idea.
I am a passionate RC Jet Flyer for now 4 Years and our Technology has a breakthrough in the so called FPV(First Person View) Technology.
Basically all it is would be a transmitter, receiver, battery, special glasses with inbuild monitors and onboard Camera plus Telemetry Equipment.
The Advantage of such a System is that you can fly up to 3km in a Radius and depending on your System you can record everything.
Advanced googles give you everything you need on the monitors such as height, distance from you, direction, how much juice is left in your batteries,
audio recording and you can even move the Camera up/down/left/right while you are flying.
You won't get lost really cause it shows the distance and direction from where you are standing. So you can easily find back.
However in such cloudy conditions you need a strong signal.
My mate build a unique omni directional satellite on the ground base next to him and on the aircraft for maximum signal strength and video quality.
You can hear everything while you are in the air and with telemetry you can record it and then connect it to your computer to get all the necessary
In America however to fly Remote Controlled Airplanes you need to be in the AMA Club, in our Country we can fly anywhere at anytime we want.
Plus those planes are not that large and are very quiet as well.
You can fly up to 1 hour with a good sized Battery and enjoy the view.
Unfortunately we don't get anything here in Switzerland with those noises or rumbling sound, otherwise I would have had my FPV Plane Setup build a
long time ago.
Why loose money on an Iphone/Android/Smartphone when you invest into something for every time and always coming back?
Of course you also need to know how to fly a such remote controlled glider.
But I tell you...don't you wanna know what really is up there beyond those clouds??? you get LIVE Footage!!!
What if a such RC Plane may hit on a hidden "thing" up there??? Since it gets all recorded and is very small to be recognized on Radar it will go
I may just get myself such a thing in case we ever get anything like that! and I will be ready for it!
It will cost you not an arm or a leg but it will be around the same price like for an iphone and you get a whole telemetry video/audio recording live
What say you?