Hey, that drone that crashed into a tree near the White House yesterday was not ours, okay? (By the way, what's up with the guy flying it near the White House at 3am anyway?) Goofy stuff.
Anyway, the drone used in yesterday's incident in Washington was reported to be a DJI Phantom, which is affordably obtainable from places like Amazon for under $500. It has some wonderful recreational applications. Ours here at SIO (as previously discussed in an earlier blog post) is a 3DR Iris+.