This fast, rugged and lively addition to the Parrot MiniDrones collection performs acrobatics as never seen before. Through this simple, easy-to-use device, Parrot has reinvented the experience of playing with robots. An acrobatic and fearless adventurer Jumping Sumo generates its own WiFi (AC) connection allowing for an automatic connection to your smartphone or tablet as soon as you enter the free FreeFlight 3 application (for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets, and available in October 2014 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1). Thanks to its advanced jumping system, Jumping Sumo can vertically and horizontally jump up to 80 cm/2.5 feet. It rolls at up to 2m/s and turns 90° and 180° in the blink of an eye. Small, yet robust with a great personality Jumping Sumo offers two different experiences with its adjustable wheels: depending on your level of experience you can opt for stability (wheels extended) or speed (wheels retracted). Thanks to its sturdy, shock-proof design you can jump, roll, spin and explore without stopping. What is even more amazing is that Jumping Sumo always lands on its wheels. Equipped with a gyroscope and high-speed processor, the pilot can make the most of the Jumping Sumo’s fool-proof agility and super-intuitive driving control. Jumping Sumo reveals its cheeky and mischievous personality through the flashing LED lights and sounds. Don't hesitate to personalise your robot with a range of stickers depending on your mood! Program your own animations and choreograph different moves and tricks to impress your spectators. A removable Lithium-Polymer battery provides up to 20-minutes of fun. The battery is also compatible with MiniDrone Rolling Spider. Jumping Sumo has the ability to vertically and horizontally jump up to 80cm/2.5 feet. Preload the spring to anticipate your jumps or use one of the 3 modes - Jumper, Kicker and Auto-Balance. Move forwards, backwards and adjust your speed to adapt to the situation. Jumping Sumo rolls up to 2m/s and avoids any obstacles that get in the way by turning 90° and 180° with the swipe of a finger. See through the eyes of your Jumping Sumo and never miss a moment with a 640x480 pixel wide-angle camera. Capture, stream, and save* photos and videos to your smartphone and tablet. (*With a micro-USB flash drive Sold separately) The FreeFlight 3 application for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets (available in October 2014 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1) also controls the MiniDrone Rolling Spider. Jumping Sumo generates its own WiFi (AC) connection with a control range of up to 50 metres/164 ft. A ‘road plan’ enables you to program a sequence of actions. The itinerary is available on the FreeFlight 3 application and appears amongst the pre-programmed movements of your Jumping Sumo. Customise your Jumping Sumo's removable face plate with a choice of 3 different stickers (included). The LED lights and sounds bring Jumping Sumo to life!
The free FreeFlight 3 app offers an intuitive control from your smartphone or tablet through Wi-Fi Swipe for perfect turns and hit predefined buttons for acrobatics like spins or jumps; Equipped with a wide angle camera that streams live immersive views on the piloting screen Road plan mode to program a sequence of tricks and sounds to express mood; Lithium-Polymer battery, rechargeable and removable, lasts up to 20 minutes and full recharge in 1 hour. Please refer the User Manual, Quick Start Guide and the Instructional Manual which is attached below for instructions and troubleshooting steps. The Jumping Sumo won't jump only if the battery isn't sufficiently charged; in fact, the jumping feature is deactivated when the battery reaches < 20% of charge. We also recommend end user to check the rubber pad at the end of the jumping mechanism and oil it if needed. Jumping Sumo, More than a drone – a connected robot Quick, sturdy and agile, the Jumping Sumo transforms your environment into a giant playground. With it, everything becomes an excuse for stories and adventures. Chases, slaloms, acrobatics, obstacle jumps, photos or videos – you've got plenty of choices! What's more, with its on-board camera, you can follow it as if you were there. Experience the amazing sensations in real time! SPEED: 7 km/h JUMPS: up to 80 cm STABILISATION: 360° VIDEO: Wide angle camera Marvel at its acrobatics With its ability to take sudden 90° and 180° turns, your Parrot Jumping Sumo can radically change direction! Whatever you subject it to, the Jumping Sumo retains excellent grip and road-holding. It's easy – control it with your fingertips and make it perform all of the aerobatic manoeuvres you want. It can jump up to 80 cm vertically or horizontally, move forward while hovering and clear its path with springs that can flick objects out of its way. Flawless road-holding Quick, sturdy, and agile, the Jumping Sumo transforms your environment into a giant playground. Controlling the Jumping Sumo is full of surprises. Spread its wheels for optimised grip at high speeds, or put it into compact mode for increased agility. What will you choose – speed or liveliness? Choose its mood Boasting a strong personality, the Parrot Jumping Sumo rolls, slaloms, turns and jumps, and can also react with sounds and lights depending on its mood! You can even plan its course in advance with the Free-Flight 3 application. By using the "Road Plan" feature, programme a series of acrobatic movements, sounds and lights. Immersion via the camera Equipped with an on-board, wide-angle camera streaming live video to your control screen, you can view the world from new angles 15 cm from the ground! Explore previously inaccessible areas and save all your adventures directly on your Mini USB drive*. *not provided Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, and APO addresses is not available for this item
As with many of the reviewers here, my Jumping Sumo stopped jumping soon after I received my Sumo. However, other than the lack of ability to go airborne, my Sumo has been a great workhorse. Why workhorse? Because I used my Sumo Bot for teaching purposes. One of my 4th grade classes spent all year studying drones. Now, technically, Sumo isn't really a drone, since it doesn't go airborne (and even when it was jumping, it's technically not an airborn..
Broken after 2 months of indoor use. After reading other reviews I was worried about the jumping mechanism breaking, so I had my son only jump it on the carpet to lessen the impact to the internal parts. However, the right wheel has malfunctioned and refuses to turn forward. Reverse works just fine. If you search on "right wheel jumping sumo" you'll see others with the same problem. It's sad when you can't even rely on a product like this to last more ..