The white BeBop Drone 2 with 14 Megapixel Flight Camera from Parrot is a Wi-Fi-based, mobile device-operated RC quadcopter capable of capturing 1080p aerial video and taking 4096 x 3072 resolution still photos. Avoiding the added weight and power consumption of a motorized gimbal, the camera features an electronic image stabilization system that relies on a 3-axis motion sensor and a 180° fisheye lens from which it crops a Full HD image. Updates from the original BeBop include a lower camera angle for direct shots at the ground and a larger battery for up to 25 minutes flying time.
Rather than requiring a special transmitter, the BeBop Drone 2 is controlled from an Android or iOS mobile device running the FreeFlight 3 App (see Parrot website for latest list of supported devices). In addition to letting you control the quadcopter, the app provides a real-time preview from the flight camera, and you can even record a low resolution feed directly on your device. For high-res recording you can use the 8GB of built-in memory.
Note: Please address all technical issues directly to Parrot. Contact technical support by phone at 877-9Parrot (877-972-7768).
Take to the skies inside a virtual cockpit with the Parrot FPV Pack. Taking advantage of the digital connection offered by Parrot's compatible drones, streaming video from the camera to the Cockpitglasses FPV headset in 720p HD resolution.
The Cockpitglasses FPV headset houses your smartphone and uses its screen to display the video feed. Flight data, such as altitude, air speed, and battery life, is also displayed in addition to incoming video. Layered foam lines the interior for comfortable flying sessions, even with glasses. Phones with screens ranging from 4.7 to 5.2" are supported by the Cockpitglasses's smartphone tray.
If your phone is inside the FPV headset, you might ask: "How do you control the drone?" Also included with the bundle is Parrot's Skycontroller 2. Modeled after video game controllers, the Skycontroller 2 is intuitive to operate with its precise joysticks, amplified Wi-Fi connectivity for extended range, and smartphone/tablet holder.
|Flight Time||Up to 25 minutes|
|Maximum Speed|| Horizontal: 52.5 ft/s / 16 m/s |
Ascent: 19.7 ft/s / 6 m/s
|Flight Control System|
|Storage||8 GB internal flash memory|
|Sensors|| Vertical camera (optical flow) |
|System Requirements||iOS or Android mobile device supporting the FreeFlight 3|
|Frequency||2.4 / 5 GHz|
|Transmit Power||Up to 21 dBm|
|Range||Up to 984.3' / 300 m line-of-sight|
|Antennas||Dual-band MIMO with two 2.4/5 GHz dipole antennas|
|Field of View|| 180° |
Note: The effective field of view for video is less than 180° to accommodate the electronic image stabilization system.
|Resolution|| Photo: 14 MP (4096 x 3072) |
|Image Stabilization||3-axis electronic image stabilization|
|Encoding|| Video: H.265 |
Photo: JPEG, DNG RAW
|Recording Media||8 GB built-in flash memory|
|Type||4 x Brushless outrunner motors|
|Size||6" / 15.2 cm|
|Chemistry||Lithium polymer (LiPo)|
|Construction||Glass fiber reinforced (20%) PA12 and Grilamid structure|
|Illumination||LED running lights|
|Dimensions||12.9 x 12.9 x 3.5" / 328 x 328 x 89 mm|
|Weight||1.1 lb / 500 g|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||12.0 x 10.4 x 4.0"|