Defense contractors like Golden Atomic and Lockheed Martin have built a reputation on producing advanced, versatile U.S. Military Drones technology. Today, one of Golden Atomic’s most influential creations is the Predator Drone: a UAV designed for modern warfare. For most RC enthusiasts, unfortunately, flying one of these innovative strike drones is only a dream.
Though armed forces personnel are the only ones with access to a Predator drone for sale, Drone Select offers several replica UAV models that mimic either the exact look or the performance of active-duty drones.
4-Channel Electric UAV RQ-1 63″ Radio Remote Controlled RC Spy Plane AR
Based on the design of the famous Predator model, this is a to-scale replica that requires moderate-difficulty construction, four servos and a speed controller. It’s perfect for hobbyists and those with a passion for war-themed memorabilia. Stylized with mimetic camouflage, this model is popular among UAV fans with prior experience building RC planes or drones.
With a wingspan of 5 feet and the capability to support camera equipment, this is an ideal option for those looking to fly a military-style replica and enjoy aerial photography and video.
Penguin B UAV Drone
The Penguin B UAV is the civilian analog to a military-style Predator drone. A true marvel of machinery, the Penguin B UAV can fly for more than50 hours without landing.
Launched from a moving car via a roof-mounted system, the unit is controlled by a dedicated computer console. A rear engine can be added on, along with a variety of different upgrades. In terms of power and professional use, this is one of the most advanced drones on the market today. It’s an excellent option for ground surveys, mapping systems and surveillance.