We have featured the development of the Parrot AR.Drone here on Geeky Gadgets since it was first unveiled. But if you haven’t got the $299 you could consider making your very own as Greg “Grease” Lehman of St. Paul, Minnesota did.
Greg’s created his version from ash, oak, walnut, and paduak via CNC and a Sherline Mini mill and is equipped with MikroKopter electronics allowing it to hover and automatically fly to coordinates via GPS, or you can switch to a first-person view.
Greg entered his creation into the Minnesota State Fair’s “airplane flying model, scratch built” class and drew a second place.
If you fancy buikding your very own you can get full details from Instructables