I would appreciate your help.
After building my own quadcopter from scratch using Gadgeteer hardware (not easy, but doable) I am looking for something a bit different.
I am interested in buying a kit or a ready-made quadcopter with specific characteristics for a specific use I am in my early stages of my robotics/machine vision doctorate and require a quadcopter for the research.
Primary Objective Hovering, not Maneuvering
Dimensions More or less the palm of your hand
Maximum Possible Altitude of Operation 3000 ft
Operation Time Anything above 5 minutes would be good. 10 minutes would be great.
Weight The less the better, but that not a main concern.
Price The same.
On board HD video capture and transmission in realtime. Audio is not required.
Data transmission in real time (altitude, attitude, battery level, additional user data)
Pre-Programmable and Remote Control Capabilities
The more hardy and durable (less fragile and gentle) the better
Optional large-distnace communication is good