My regular column, over at TechLifePost is about autonomous flying vehicles and imaging systems.
The trouble with writing futurist stuff is just as often being too conservative as being too imaginative. This one I think is about right. Similar gear exists today, but is only slowly getting into service, and will take a while to become commonplace.
But I may have been too conservative after all. PopSci.com.au published this article before mine was published - though after I'd provided an outline to the editor.
Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking of, based on some research here at the ANU. And a bit bigger, 30" diameter rather than 18", and rather better performance.