With their increasing popularity and reliability, unmanned aircraft are being assigned additional and more difficult tasks, but such growth means larger payloads and greater weight in a business where extra pounds equal more expense. Boeing and its partner, The Insitu Group, are trying to be the exception that proves the rule with ScanEagle, a small UAV. They expect the unusual aircraft will drop in price as they sell hundreds, and, they hope, thousands, to military and civilian ...

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