Would I be correct in assuming it wouldn’t be able to fly very high and it wouldn’t cope with even mildly bad weather? I’d imagine a strong wind would cause it problems.
Why do I get the feeling it looks kinda small?
Because it does.
You can assemble such a craft + camera yourself for under $1000 from parts available on eBay. But maybe they don’t have eBay in Iran.
I’m sure they’d have an elaborate smuggling operation. They could order it for $1000 through a sleeper spy in Miami. They he could ship to Cuba via a home made submarine. They would then put it on a merchant ship that goes past the tip of South America. The ship would then spend 12 months traversing the Pacific and then eventually finish up in a secret smuggler’s harbour in India. From there it would take 6 months to smuggle it by foot to Iran.
To avoid detection they could only do it one at a time. So it will take them 10 years for Iran to have enough of them to be useful. By which time their intended targets for spying on could just buy a cheap zapping ray gun from under $100 from EBay.