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Thanks for the comments, all
I did look at the Phantom - that is the quad/drone that my son in Australia has, however I was (easily) talked into a wee bit bigger, but needed to be built and some soldering to be done..
I got the DJI F450 Flame Wheel Quad with the Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal.. The aircraft is very sophisticated. It is fitted with autopilot, GPS (gps to within a few feet), and 3 axis gyros.
It has a fail-safe of 'Fly to Home'. It takes a GPS reading of the take off point and in the event of radio failure, or if I hit the panic button on the radio, It will stop what it was doing, pause, attain a height of 20 metres and fly to its take off point, hover for 15 seconds, slowly land and shut down the motors.
I use a 14.8v 5200mA LiPo battery that gives me 15 minutes flight time.
It really is a magic piece of kit and great fun to fly... But it takes a little learning! I have already learnt how not to land on my neighbour's roof.
The photos are as I was building it, before the props & camera fitted.
The gimbal & camera fits unter the bit that sticks out on the right
The orange/white bit sticking up is the GPS receiver and compass system.
The computer/flight controller/auto pilot is un the middle (out of view)
The gimbal fits under the black but with the rubber anti-vibration rubbers.