The field of applications of small, cheap, easy to deploy UAVs continues to grow. Now ecologists are using them to collect “fly-on-the-wall” data that would have been nearly impossible or prohibitively expensive (or both) to gather. Previously, the available alternative would have been to use a manned helicopter, which is more dangerous, less responsive, could interfere with the subject of data collection, etc. etc.
Plan on starting a quadcopter company. When the US finally turns the key on small commercial UAV usage, demand is going to explode. I’m just excited to find out what applications are out there which no one has yet thought about . . .