Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter
The Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter combines Models, Video games, RC helicopter flight, Remote control, 2 Video cameras, Wi-Fi, and your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android Phone as the controler.It has 4 independent rotors (Quadricopter), 2 cameras and a remote user interface (iPhone / iPad / iPod / Android).
The AR Drone uses it own Wi-Fi network for communication with your iPhone or Android no need to have access to the Internet. It has a very large flying area.
Images captured by the camera are sent back to the pilot in real time allowing you to steer the helicopter in real time. Never before has such technology been put together in one package, allowing the Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter to do something no other remote controlled vehicle can do, just like the U.S. Military's Predator Drone.
High-technology Sensors allow simple Piloting, a mix of captors, wide-angle camera, high-speed camera and MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems), accelerometer, gyro sensors, and ultrasound sensor with a powerful on-board computer make piloting the AR Drone easy. An Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android is required to operate the Parrot Quadricopter. It's the computing power of the Apple or Android device that allows the awesome heads up interface required to operate the quadricopter. Parrot Quadricopter comes in different colors Blue, Green, and Yellow with the primary Orange color.
The Parrot AR Drone has been designed for both inside and outside use.
It's recommend that the removable full hull shield be used indoors to protect the Quadricopter from impacts.
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Battery life is around 12-15
minutes of Flying Time. Average charging time is around 1 1/2
hours. Highly reccommended to buy a second battery. You will
want to maximize you flying time.
Attach a GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera and the possibilities are limited to only your imagination.
Moving the AR Drone is very simple as it done by moving the iPhone or iPod touch back and forth as well as side to side. The accelerometer in the iPhone and iPod touch are what makes this method of control possible, another benefit of the Apple and Android controled product.
The communication and control are what separates a Parrot AR drone Helicopter from conventional RC helicopter.
One unique advantage Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter hase over conventional RC controlled helicopter, the conventional one will crash when pilot leaves its remote control. The Parrot Quadricopter goes into autopilot mode and hovers in place until pilot takes hte control back. This feature also gives pilot a little time for rest. Conventional helicopters are usually flown in the range of eyesight. The Parrot AR drone helicopter can be flown even when it out of sight due to it's high speed video cameras.
Unboxing the Parrot AR Drone Video.
What do you get when you buy the Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter
- AR Drone
- Indoor hull
- Outdoor hull
- Battery Charger
- Four power adapters
(EU, US/JP, UK, Aus/NZ)
- Sticker for outdoor hull (for multiplayer battles)
- Quick start guide
The Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter is the most unique high tech toy ever.
The AR Drone turns reality into a video game with you and your iPhone® or Android device in the pilot's seat.
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