Quadrotor Helicopters Perform The Theme From "James Bond"
Just this week, model helicopters have come up twice in my life. My cinematographer buddies all want to mount DSLR cameras onto remote-controlled model helicopters to get fantastic aerial shots on the cheap. The thing is that I happen to know just how expensive a real model chopper is, and that in the R/C world I think there is nothing more difficult to control than a helicopter (especially with an unevenly weighted multi-thousand dollar DSLR payload).
In the last few years, toy makers have introduced very lightweight helicopters with dual blades. They don't look as realistic, but the counter-rotation helps steady the little beasties. Another recent development are these multi-rotor platforms that don't try to look like a helicopter at all. They're used for aerial games, and yes for carrying cameras. I've just got to get my hands on one.
Not that long ago, one of these quadrotor choppers would have been the province of a James Bond movie. So in way of tribute, here is a squadron of these models performing a unique rendition of 007's theme.