Customer Reviews for Parrot AR Drone 2.0

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Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Manufacturer's Suggestion: Ages 14 and Up FLY – RECORD – SHARE. Soar high with the new AR.Drone 2.0, Parrot’s next generation quadricopter, thanks to its intuitive smartphone and tablet control. You’ll never be closer to flying as you view the earth from high above in high definition and directly share your experience online with the world. INTUITIVE- Download AR.FreeFlight 2.0, the free control application, on the App Store or the Android market and you are ready to fly! By tilting your device, you control the direction of your AR.Drone, and by releasing it, the AR.Drone is instantly stabilized. PILOT LIKE A PRO-  Thanks to the AR.Drone’s autopilot feature, anyone can be an expert as the embedded sensors allow for easy take-off and landing. The new AR.Drone 2.0 also features the exclusive and patented Absolute Control piloting mode for beginners that can be adjusted with your growing expertise. RECORD & SHARE IN HD- As you fly, the HD video is recorded and sent directly to your device. With one click, upload your video from the user-friendly interface seamlessly to Youtube or share your pictures on Picasa. With the new piloting application, everything is simple and done wirelessly in an instant. For pilots looking to shoot longer videos, a USB plug-in has been added for larger recording storage. EXPLORE MORE – With the new AR.Drone 2.0-generated WiFi N Connection, you can fly as far as 175 feet away. The AR.Drone 2.0 pressure sensors on-board provide unique stability that will automatically correct and maintain a still position in the air regardless of altitude and wind up to 15 m/h. ACROBATIC –   This flip move is exclusive to AR.Drone 2.0! Become a daring pilot and perform barrel rolls by simply hitting a button. JOIN A COMMUNITY OF PILOTS - Keep track of your flights data, location, photos and videos and share them with a community of other pilots from all over the world thanks to the AR.Drone Academy. Check who is flying in your neighborhood or watch videos from pilots at the other end of the world! TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: VIDEO   HD Camera: 720p 30fps   Wide angle lens: 92 degree diagonal   H264 encoding base profile   Low latency streaming   Video storage on the fly with remote device or with USB 2.0 key   JPEG photo capture (720p) MECHANICAL DESIGN   3 cell 1,000 mAH LiPo rechargeable battery   High pitch propeller for great maneuverability   4 brushless inrunner motors with micro ball bearing and rare earth magnets, 14.5 watt & 28,500 rpm when hovering   Self-lubricating bronze bearings, tempered steel proper shafts   Low noise Nylatron gears for 8.625 propeller shafts   Emergency stop controlled by software   Fully reprogrammable motor controller   Water resistant electronic motor controller   Foam to isolate the inertial center from the engine’s vibrations   EPP hull   Carbon fiber tubes, 380g with outdoor hull, 420g with indoor hull   High grade 30% fiber charged nylon plastic parts   Liquid Repellent Nano-Coating on ultrasound sensors   Fully repairable: all parts and instructions for repairing are available on Parrot website   Dimensions: 22.4"L x 22.4"W x 5.39"H   Weight: 4.6 lbs. ELECTRONICS & SENSORS   16Hz 32 bit ARM Cortex A8 processor with 800MHz video DSP TMS320DMC64x   16bit DDR2 RAM at 200MHz   8 MIPS AVR CPU per motor controller   Wi-Fi b/g/n   3 axis accelerometer +/- 50mg precision   3 axis gyroscope 2000 degree/second precision   Pressure sensor +/- 10 Pa precision (80cm / 2.6 feet at sea level)   60 fps vertical QVGA camera for ground speed measurement   3 axis magnetometer 6 degree precision   Ultrasound sensors for ground altitude measurement   Linux 2.6.32 Includes:   Additional Rechargeable Battery   Indoor protective EPP hull injected by a sintered metal mold   Outdoor aerodynamic hull   Stickers for augmented reality games   Target for Augmented reality games   Double sided tape for fast repair Made in China Model:PF721002
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Customer Reviews for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Review 1 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:La Mesa , Ca
Date:July 31, 2012

Parrot Drone 2.0 + patience = FUN

Pros: not damaged easily, different controls for different people, not difficult to achieve proficiency
Cons: may become habit forming
Model Number: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
"This toy has a learning curve. It is so much fun that you will wonder what you did for fun before.You will unbox it and crash it. But its made to crash with no damage. Your first flights will be jerky and look uncontrolled, Not to worry. the learning curve is sharp and very soon you will feel like you are sitting in it. The designer has well thought out the problems you will have and has an answer for all of them. It is most certainly worth every penny. If you can be patient for a short time you will be rewarded for your aspiration. This thing is FUN."
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:July 15, 2012

Ridiculously fun

Pros: fun, awe-inspiring, unique
Cons: camera is so-so
"It's not perfect, but it is a *lot* of fun. I was able to fly it a couple hundred feet away, hovering and zooming like some amazing insect."
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Seattle, WA
Date:July 8, 2012

Very limited range - useless...

"This has an extremely limited range. You cannot go outside and expect to be able to fly it around the neighborhood. It will loose the signal when it reaches about 100 feet away. I was hoping to be able to use this for some arial photography. The range is far too small for that. Also, the image quality for video is shaky at best. It was a waste of time and I'll be returning this shortly."
8 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:New York, NY
Date:August 24, 2012

Best Toy Ever

"I have the original AR Drone, which I love and still own. The improvements, made in the AR Drone 2.0, make flying the Drone so much easier. The HD camera is awesome! I was really impressed with the stability of the new Drone. The difference is remarkable. The best part is, it comes with an extra battery, which you'll definitely get a lot of use out of."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Yakima, WA
Date:November 24, 2012

Neat flying toy for adults

Pros: fun to fly easy-to-use best for adults or teens.
Cons: short running time on factory battery.
"The AR Drone 2.0 flies very well. The recent software updates from Parrot have helped a lot. Video quality is quite good if you're choosing to post on YouTube or another website, although no sound is collected during flight. There is a bit of a learning curve but the device will stabilize itself on its own if you feel it is out of control. Battery life isn't so good. I'm glad the package I purchased from Costco had a second battery."
Review 6 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:TN
Date:August 18, 2012

Flight Time and Range

Pros: if rich and short attention span; u'll like it.
Model Number: Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone 2
"No one has mentioned the flight time of the batteries and the range of the Parrot Quadricopter. It is even difficult to find in the manufacturer's documentation/manual. That tells me that there are issues the manufacturer doesn't want you to know about before you buy; cause rarely are items returned. This is also made in the UK."
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:New Jersey.
Date:August 23, 2012

Quadcopter

Pros: fun., easy to fly.
Cons: battery life limited., heartbreaking when you wreck it.
Model Number: AR.Drone2.0
"The device is fun to fly & the HD camera adds to the fun. It is a good value for an esoteric, expensive device & an extra battery is included. This is an item you would buy eventually anyway as you find the battery life limited."