Originally Posted by bartmanekul
What I'd really like:
Ability to go outside, in something more than a very slight breeze.
Longer battery life.
Ability to carry lightly heavier loads
You may need to be more specific in your requirements. The model you looked at, and the suggested X-Wing ufo#8 are pretty small and light models. They get tossed around pretty easily outside in the breeze.
What's acceptable battery life to you? 5 min? 25min?
And what do you consider heavy loads? 20g? 200g? 1kg?
I fear that the craft you may be looking for will cost you more then you are imagining. If you mean what I think you mean, you're easily looking at over $500-600 for a scratch built unit, and probably over $1000 for something pre-built