Pilot your own drone

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 September, 2010, 12:00am

Iwoot! One of the coolest gadgets in town is the Parrot AR.Drone, a model helicopter that can be flown from the iPhone.

The helicopter can be controlled using WiFi networking technology and works indoors and outdoors.

A front-facing camera lets the user see the action as if they were piloting the craft.

A second camera on the belly captures more of the action and helps the internal guidance systems deliver a smooth flying experience. But wait, we know what you want to know and the answer is YES! You can have a virtual fight with other drones by shooting each other with lasers.

The AR.Drone was on show recently in Hong Kong. It costs HK$2,299 and an extra battery comes at HK$299.