Parrot Bebop Quadcopter Drone – Blue
Product Description: Parrot Bebop quadcopter drone is available in blue color and is an advanced version of the other drones with camera that are specially designed for beginners.
Unlike other drones that come with basic HD camera, Parrot Bebop has a very good 14 megapixel full HD camera (1080p) that has the capacity to record very sharp videos and excellent images.
The drone has “fisheye” camera that offers 180 degrees view. For stability purpose to ensure smooth recording, there are 3-axis sensors installed in the drone – accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. There is an ultrasound sensor having 8 meters reach, a pressure sensor and a vertical camera that measures speed. All these sensors are useful for easy maneuverability of the drone.
The product comes with 1 Lithium Polymer battery.
Features: Parrot Bebop quadcopter has been enhanced with many advanced features that make it a superior quality drone than the others. The 3-axis sensors help in controlling a stable flight that enables clear and undistorted images and videos.
The fisheye camera can capture 180 degrees field view and the pilot can easily record video or take specific snap shots.
Another amazing feature of this drone is that it generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot and therefore it is easy to control the drone through your mobile. All that you need to do download and install “Freeflight 3” application on your mobile and then flying the drone is a simple and interesting process. The user-friendly app permits the pilot to focus totally on his flying and plan the flight route as well as take images and videos.
The images and videos are transmitted in real time to your smartphone so that you can share them instantly. The app that controls the drone offers various options to the pilot such as setting up and controlling altitude and speed and with one touch make the drone perform 3D flip.
The Parrot drone has two dual-band antennas that take care of variable MIMO frequencies like 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
The integrated GPS system allows the pilot to plan the route of the flight and then sit back and relax as the drone does the rest of the analysis and execution of flight.
The “Return Home” button makes sure that the drone returns to its take-off spot.
Parrot Cloud enables free backup of flight data and 3D replay. You can now track all your flights and share your videos with friends through Facebook or other social sites as well as upload your videos on You Tube.
Advantages: The 3-axis sensors that control and stabilize the flight and super full HD 14megapixel camera for clear and sharp images and videos. Besides this, the user friendly app that controls the drone and its built-in Wi Fi hotspot that ensures real time transmission of videos to phone.
Disadvantages: The major disadvantage is that the product box does not include user’s manual and you need to download it . Register with the Parrot Drone Academy and you can get tutorials and instruction videos mailed to you.
You possibly cannot take this backpacking because the Li battery needs a wired 120 V plug charge and does not have USB charger facility.
Without proper instructions it is difficult to pilot the drone through your smartphone. Thus you need to practice a lot on open ground bearing in mind to keep the height low, else the machine just drifts away.
Verdict: As far as on-board camera drones are concerned, this product has an upper hand with many good features.