Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPhone-iPod touch-iPad

3 Feb 2011 by GameTime, 5 Comments »

To be honest I just ordered my Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter, I am REALLY excited to get it up and running. I am also getting a replacement Hull, Props, Repairing Tools and 2 sets of Gears
because I know how rough I can be on my flying R/C toys!

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter

This Guys review (JJROBOTEK) is the one that sold me:

Best Flying Toy period.

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter

Nothing even comes close. Similar Quad Copters have been around for years and are very costly. Parrot has done an excellent job of mass producing a DURABLE Quad copter with 2 Camera’s for a fraction of the cost of a similar Hobby store system.

I am able to fly it via camera out of direct line of sight without issues, indoors and out, even in a wooded area – just like the promo video. It takes practice but it is a reality.

It’s Fast, Easy to fly and The AR Drone has decent lifting power, I have mounted a Plush Yoda and USB missile launcher successfully. It’s a developers dream and very suitable for modifications.

The quality, Durability and Fun factor are well above my expectations for a $299 TOY. Well Done Parrot!

Cons:
1. Requires An iOS Device to work. If you don’t have an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, this will not work. (Use iPod/iPhone 3GS or 4G for best experience)
2. Documentation and Instructional Videos are fair at best. They need to clearly outline the control scheme in the manual and videos.
3. Frame rate of video is decent and getting better with each update.
4. More than 7MPH of Wind will carry the Drone, It’s more than powerful enough to ride in gentle wind once you have the hang of it.
5. Spare Parts are a good idea, I suggest getting a set of spare gears, They are the most likely parts to break in a bad crash and are inexpensive.

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