Droid Drones

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

PROS
1. Easy set up for flight (<1 min)
2. Easy to pick up and fly
3. Very stable in the air even in
light winds; easy take off and landing features; emergency cutoff, flight lights
all make this very easy to fly.
4. Can be easily flown in relatively small
spaces (even indoors, try that with an RC plane-not).
5. Forward facing
camera is quite good for video, passable for stills.

CONS
1. Stock battery life is very
short (6-8 min) after a 90+ min charge Extra battery recommendation: This
1300mAh battery and charger will give you 15-20 min worth of flight time and
requires <1hour to charge. Items can be found on amazon.com. Bastens LiPo
battery upgrade for the Parrot AR.Drone. Fast LiPo Battery Balance Charger – 40
Watt – 4.5 Amp – 1 2 3 or 4 cell batteries
2. Bottom camera resolution is
pretty awful (Draw a picture with a crayon, that is the resolution of the bottom
camera).
3. The angle of the front facing camera should point down a bit more. I find myself having to compensate for the lack of downward angle by increasing the speed of the device or flying way back (neither of which work in every setting). Having a little allen wrench adjustment on the lense would be a great feature that you could customize depending on your need.
4. Would like the indoor and outdoor hulls to “clip
on” during flight. I use a small piece of Velcro for this currently.
5. Would like the design to protect the gears at the ends of the cross. I crashed into a tree, the motors cut out and the plastic gear hit the pavement which ground down some gear teeth. A slight lip, bumper or cowl that surrounds those external gears might go a long way toward preventing the gear from coming into contact with hard objects.

    • Receives 720p high-definition live video streaming to smartphone or tablet while flying
    • Records & shares videos & pictures straight from AR.FreeFlight 2.0 piloting app
    • Orange & Blue
    • Remote control quadricopter controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi-Touch

Share

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Buy Now Read Review »

Got something to say? Click here to reply

Leave a Reply

*