PARROT PF720002 Parrot AR.Drone (Orange & Blue), Ad-hoc digital Wi-Fi(R) liaison; Range: up to 16,405 ft; 2 video cameras with live streaming on iPod touch(R)/iPhone(R) screen; Automatic stabilization & full piloting assistance (up to 9,84 ft altitude); Tactile control interface on iPod touch(R)/iPhone(R) with beginner & expert modes; Maximum running speed: 5 m/s; Running time: about 12 min; EPP hull for indoor flight; Automatic locking of propellers in the event of contact; UL2054 battery; Control interface with emergency button to stop the motors; Wide angle front camera; Encoding & streaming of images on iPod touch(R)/iPhone(R) ; Enemy drone detection; High-speed vertical camera; Calculation of horizontal shifting speed: 60 fps; Autopilot; Control via tactile interface with iPod touch(R)/iPhone(R); Orange & Blue
If you are not into the RC plane hobby, you need to understand what you are in for. This is a fragile high tech piece of equipment. Those who have flown RC Planes know this but those of you that are new to RC flying would be well served to buy 2 of these. One to fly and one to take parts off of when they break, and they will break.Any fall from greater that the default (9') will cause extensive damage, a new system board is $99 and the costs of the parts quickly add up. Just a note replacement parts are not..
Update Jan 2012: Parrot has announced version 2.0 of the AR Drone at CES. Shipping Q2/2012, same price. This review is based on v1.0:It was really love at first sight when I saw the first CES videos of the AR-Drone in January 2010. It reminded me on that one scene in Terminator 3 where they had one of small Skynet drones in a lab with scientists working on it... I wanted to have one - even at $1.000. I already owned a Hirobo Lama RC coax helicopter at that time and was very familiar with the problems of get..
... wow, lots of misinformation in these reviews. Let me just set the record straight and offer some advice on what do do when you first get your drone. Just FYI, I own 2 Drones.1. You're anxious to fly. You dont want to read the manual. Fine. Just read the first steps and take it to an INDOOR ROOM preferably with carpeting and LOW CEILINGS. With the indoor hull on fly it there as much as you want. Bang it against the walls, smack it against the ceiling. You'll crash it like mad and it won't break. ..