Meet the X8+ personal drone from 3D Robotics: a ruggedized drone that can carry your camera and has a power drill you can outfit with different bits. You can use it to create 3D models, collect aerial data, and carry different sensors to perform all kinds of fun measurements. The drone has an aluminum frame that will withstand the elements. It is light and folds into a compact and transportable form.
The X8+ drone comes with free mission planning software, a remote controller, and 3DR’s open source flight platform. It also features a 3PV Follow Me mode, so it can track any GPS-enabled Android device. The drone has a max takeoff weight of over 2kg, which means you can use it to carry a pro camera like the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. You can use the DroidPlanner 2 software to plan flights like a pro on your Android tablet or phone. The X8+ is available for $1350 at this time.