Parrot drones – worth to buy? Bebop 2, Disco, and Swing Review

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Parrot is a name that highly recognizable and acknowledged among drones aficionados. It has marked itself as a brand of high quality, and there is absolutely no denying that it is among the best in the drone business.

 


About Parrot


 

This wireless products manufacturer is a French-based company that was founded in 1994. Ever since its inception, Parrot has worked on technologies that revolve around signal processing and voice recognition. These technologies play a pivotal role in remote controlling the drones. Parrot is not just famous for making drones; its acclaimed products also include wireless handsfree, loudspeakers, and Miniature UAV.

Parrot’s first ever drone was launched in January 2010, Parrot AR.Drone – flying quadcopter helicopter. The drone was remote controlled and was designed to operate with mobile phones and tablets and was supported by operating systems such as iOS or Android. It was a huge success and received CES Innovations award the same year. That was a start of something that is thriving ever since. Parrot launched many new drones launched such as Parrot AR Drone: “Bebop”, Parrot AR Drone 2.0, Parrot Skycontroller – long range remote controller, Parrot Bebop Drone, Parrot Bebop Drone 2 and Parrot Disco FPV.


Parrot Bebop 2

This smartphone-controlled Parrot Bebop 2 has what it takes to satisfy your craze for drones. Let it be paramount-quality videos and stills, this drone knows how to deliver awe-inspiring results. It is amazingly lightweight and taking it anywhere is easy peasy. Parrot also offers a FPV package which is a great and easy way to get into FPV flying.

Parrot Bebop 2 Review
If you are wondering that is it worth the price then yes, it is totally worth it! Well, here are some of its specifications and features of your next flying companion:

  • 4 rotors (3 blades/rotor), 5-inch diameter
  • 2,700-mAh Li-ion polymer battery
  • Battery life 25 minutes
  • Autonomous flight time of 25 minutes
  • Camera is 14 megapixels, 30 fps (perfect for horizontal and vertical 180° pictures and
  • 1080p full HD videos)
  • 500g/17 ounces weight
  • 8 Propellers and 1 Propeller tool
  • Size is 13 x 12 x 4 inches
  • Speed of 13.05 mph vertically and 37.28 mph horizontally
  • Follow me feature (GPS and Visual tracking)

By simply downloading the FreeFlight Pro, you can take amazing aerial photos and videos. One of the most alluring features of Parrot Bebop 2 is the follow me feature. The GPS and visual tracking system enable the drone to follow you, take stills and record videos with sheer brilliance. This highly intuitive drone makes the flying experience extremely easy and pleasant. Let it be the sleek & lightweight design, easy controller, reparability or the flight, Parrot Bebop 2 has everything to make the flying experience enthralling.

One of the other enticing features of this drone is the healthy battery life. With up to 25 minutes of flight time, you can have ample time to take high-quality stills and record videos. It scores 10/10 in maneuverability, reliability, ease of use, and quality. Overall, Parrot Bebop 2 is a simple-to-fly drone and is a complete package that is has everything to call it an immersive flying sensation.

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Parrot Disco

While other drones making companies are emphasizing on compact quadcopters, Parrot launched a fixed-wing drone that is ready-to-fly. It is definitely a drone that got all drone enthusiasts jumping with excitement. This easy-to-fly drone has a staggering flight time of up to 45 minutes, the speed of up to 50 mph, and hey, how can we forget to mention FPV goggles that come with it. This autonomous fixed-wing drone is more like a plane and moves forward with a sublime style.

Parrot Disco Review
While sticking to a flight path independently, the drone can land and take-off with sheer ease. The design makes it easy to maneuver and resist wind speed of up to 24 mph. The deployment of super impressive sensor technology enables the drone to climb an altitude of up to 164 feet. Here are some of Parrot Disco features and specifications:

    • Reaches speed of up to 50 mph with fixed-wing design
    • Precise and intuitive piloting
    • Enhanced flight range of 1.24 miles /2 km
    • Comes with FPV glasses (parrot cockpit glasses)
    • Battery life of up to 45 minutes with a 2700mAh battery
    • 14MPx photos and full HD 1080p videos with built-in camera
    • Automatic take-off and landing
    • The aerodynamic design, fixed wings, and streamlined look makes the drone to spin, fly, and glide with ease
    • It has a dimension of 22.8 x 45.2 x 4.7 inches
    • Its weight is 4 pounds

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Parrot Swing

The Parrot Swing is a mini-drone that has the power of a plane and stability that only a quadcopter can provide. Call it a supersonic plane because one of its wide uses involve high-speed racing. It can perform some really astounding aerial acrobatics. It has a unique X-shaped wing design that enables it to fly both vertically and horizontally.

Parrot Swing Review
One of the best things about this parrot drone is that you can maneuver it easily and this means that you can do back flips, front flips, loops, climbs, and sudden-half turns with fair ease. All in all, if you love hobby drones or you are a novice then this drone is a perfect choice for you. But, even drone buffs will love it since it has plenty to offer which can excite even expert drone flyers.

Here are some of its features and specifications that can surely get you pumped up:

  • Come with dual flight mode (autopilot/quad)
  • Amazing to be used for racing with friends
  • Autopilot with vertical landing and take-off
  • Speed of up to 19 MPH
  • Sturdy design
  • Can fly over a distance of over 60 meters
  • Comes with a parrot Flypad
  • Battery used is Lithium Polymer that weighs 40 grams
  • Its dimension is 5 x 5 x 13 inches
  • It is lightweight

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Overall, it can be said that Parrot knows how to keep its products distinctive and that is what it has successfully achieved so far. The drones of Parrot such as Bebop 2, Swing, and Disco promise high-quality experience and they are definitely ‘worth buying.’ Happy flying you guys!

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