About the Parrot Bebop Drone
A drone of your own
The Parrot Bebop Drone has a wireless operating range of up to 820 feet.
A drone of your own
Make your next home video a spectacular one with the Parrot Bebop Drone. The quadcopter-mounted, 14-megapixel camera can get you a bird's-eye view of the sweeping panoramas you encounter while traveling, with the added bonus of being able to get close-ups of landmarks you'd never be able to reach on foot. And imagine the angles you could get while flying kites with the kids.
The Bebop Drone carries two dual-band Wi-Fi® antennas that function in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands, so you don't have to worry so much about wireless interference. It generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can control it even in the countryside. It's a strong signal, too — you can pilot the drone up to 820 feet away from your location. Just download the free Parrot FreeFlight 3 app for your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® device, and you're in business. Or, check out the Bebop Bundle with Skycontroller if you want better wireless range and even more sophisticated controls.
Lightweight and safe
The Bebop Drone is designed to be lightweight, easily transported, and safe. The quadcopter features four three-bladed polycarbonate propellers with an auto-block feature that stops them from spinning any time the drone collides with another object, including human beings. For added safety, a lightweight exterior hull can be attached to serve as a "bumper." The entire drone can be easily disassembled into its constituent parts for travel and storage, then re-assembled when it's time to put it into action.
GPS built in
The Bebop uses GPS + GLONASS satellite data to accurately record its position. You'll have telemetry data to help you remember which images were taken at which location, and a future "flight path" in-app purchase will assist with planning out a user-chosen route for the drone to follow. The GPS also allows the drone to respond to a simple "return home" command, which causes it to fly back to its point of launch and hover or land, without need for direct manual control.
- remote-controlled flying drone with built-in HD video camera
- signal range: Up to 820 feet
- easy to disassemble for storage and transportation
- free piloting application, FreeFlight 3 is compatible with Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices
- GPS + GLONASS satellite-based geo-location lets you know exactly where your drone is
- tell your Bebop to return home to its launch site by pressing a dedicated button
- battery charger included
- 4 brushless outrunner motors with three-blade polycarbonate propellers
- glass fiber reinforced frame
- removable, lightweight external hull for added safety
- averages 11 minutes of flight time with two fully charged lithium polymer batteries (included)
- fisheye lens with 180° viewing angle
- 14-megapixel image sensor
- 3-axis digital video stabilization
- video definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second
- photo definition: 4096 x 3072 pixels
- 8GB internal flash memory
Dimensions and Warranty:
What's in the box:
- Lens cap (installed)
- 2 Batteries
- 4 Power plugs (AC/UK/EU/AU)
- 19" microUSB-to-USB cable
- 2 Indoor hulls
- 4 Additional propellers
- Mounting tool
- Quick Start Guide
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Quality Construction: The Bebop drone features glass fiber reinforced (15%) ABS and foam construction. Its feather-weight ABS reinforced structure (0.8lbs/400g) makes Parrot Bebop Drone robust and safe. It uses four brushless out-runner motors for the propellers. The four 3-blade auto-block propellers are made of polycarbonate. The Bebop drone is also fitted with anti-vibration bumpers.
Advanced Processors: The Bebop Drone navigation computer features a Parrot P7 dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU and 8 GB of Flash Memory. All are fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as a radiator and electromagnetic shielding.
MIMO Dual-Band WiFi Connectivity: The Parrot Bebop Drone features built-in dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and is fitted with dual dipolar antennas allowing it to handle both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz MIMO frequencies. With built-in WiFi and transmission power of 21dBm, it can generate its own WiFi 802.11 network up to 984' (300 meters). Depending on the network interference, you can select the frequency of your choice.
Indoor or Outdoor Use: The Bebop can easily be adapted to indoor and outdoor flight. A protective foam & plastic shell is included to protect the propellers against potential bumps indoors. It can be removed to reduce wind factor outdoors.
Flying: The Parrot Bebop Drone can travel at up to 29 mph (47 km/h) maximum. This speed may vary according to the tilt angle of the Parrot Bebop Drone, the outside conditions and flight and flying configurations. You can fly the Parrot Bebop Drone in wind speeds up to 24mph (40 km/h). You can fly the Parrot Bebop Drone over dry, flat and lit surfaces. Parrot recommends not to fly the Parrot Bebop Drone above water. You can fly the Parrot Bebop Drone at altitudes no greater than 2500m. Beyond this altitude, the air density distorts the stabilization of the Parrot Bebop Drone.
3-Axis Stabilizing System: Using algorithms developed by Parrot
engineers, the Bebop Drone relies on an exclusive 3-axis
image stabilizing system. Filming remains stable, however far the drone leans over, adjusting for any turbulence. To ensure optimum stability without compromising easy handling, the Bebop Drone merges data from many 3-axe sensors - an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. An ultrasound sensor with a range of 5m, a pressure sensor, and a vertical camera measure ground speed.
GNNS Chipset: The Bebop Drone integrates a GNSS chipset that associates the GPS + GLONASS data. Plan your flights on your smartphone/tablet via the FreeFlight Pro App by touching waypoints on your screen and let the drone do the rest. In addition to increasing the stability in high altitude, it also allows autonomous flights and automatics return to the take-off position. With the recorded data (altitude, speed...), you are even able to replay your flights modeled in 3D on the Parrot Academy map.
Emergency Mode: In case there is a problem such a risk of collision, the drone going out your sigt, loss of control, the Emergency Button of the app allows you turn off the engines immediately to land the drone. In the event of any collision, the propellers stop automatically.
Return Home: Thanks to a GPS system, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. When "Return Home" is selected, the Bebop Drone returns directly to its starting position when the altitude is greater than 10 meters. If the altitude is less or equal to 32.8' (10 meters), it will rise and stabilize itself at 32.8' (10 meters) before returning to its take-off position in a straight line. Once it has reached its take-off position, it will stop and hover 6.5' (2 meters) above the ground.
14 Megapixel Fisheye Camera: The Bebop's camera is equipped with a 180° "fisheye lens with 6 optical elements, plus a 14 Mega-pixel 1/2.3" sensor. The Parrot Bebop Drone records videos and pictures in a 180° field with remarkable image quality. The full HD camera is digitally stabilized on 3-axes. This full-digital image stabilization technology allows the Bebop Drone to take remarkably stable and clear aerial footage regardless of the drone movements. You'll get undistorted images and a horizon that is not curved. The lens is splash and dust proof.
- Video Definition: record video up to 1920x1080p (30fps)
- Photo Definition: record still images up to 4096x3072 px
- Video Encoding: video is recorded in H264
- Photo File Format: still images can be recorded in JPEG, RAW, or DNG
Note: The camera is located at the front on the Parrot Bebop Drone. The camera located under the Parrot Bebop Drone is for stabilization only.
8GB Flash Memory: Video (H264) and still images (JPEG/RAW/DNG) are recorded to the drone's built-in 8GB flash memory. These video and still images can be transferred to your WiFi connected smartphone or tablet device, so you can delete them from the drone's flash memory.
Computer Transfer: The Bebop Drone can be plugged into your Windows PC for transfer of video and photo images to your computer's hard drive; your computer will recognize the Bebop like a USB thumbdrive. Mac computers require the Android File Transfer connection software to be installed to detect the Bebop Drone like a USB flash drive
Rechargeable Battery: The Bebop Drone is powered by a rechargeable lithium-polymer (1200mAh) battery which can provide up to 11 minutes of flight time. Charger is included to recharge the battery. Charging time is approximately 60-90 minutes with the included charging base.
Easy-to-Transport: All parts of Bebop Drone are removable for easy disassembly, transport, and re-assembly.
Software Updates: You can install software and firmware updates to the Bebop drone via the Freelfight 3 application on your mobile device over WiFi or via USB on your computer from the Parrot Support Site.
Dimensions: The Bebop's measurements with and without the protective shell installed.
- With Protective Shell: 15.0" (w) x 3.25" (h) x 13.375" (d)
- Without Protective Shell: 12.5" (w) x 3.25" (h) 11.0625" (d)
FreeFlight Pro Smartphone Application: The Parrot Bebop Drone can be controlled from the free FreeFlight Pro piloting application for Apple iOS devices and Android smartphones/tablets. This user-friendly application has been developed to be very easy to use allowing the pilot to focus on the pleasure of flying. FreeFlight 3 is equipped with an intuitive tactile control interface, adapted for beginners that allows you to jump, fly and roll like a pro. Easily control the Parrot drone by leaning your smartphone/tablet in the direction you want your drone to fly.
- For Apple iOS: Download the free FreeFlight Pro piloting application from the Apple App Store for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or above.
- For Android: Download the free FreeFlight Pro piloting application from the Google Play Store for Android smartphones and tablets running OS 4.0 or above.
Note: Click here for Apple iOS and Android device compatibility.
Simple Pairing: The FreeFlight Pro App automatically detects the Parrot drone you are piloting. Simply switch on the drone and activate the WiFi of your tablet/smartphone. Then the network menu, select "Bebop" and launch the FreeFlight 3 application.
Note: If the connection between your smartphone and the Parrot Bebop Drone is lost, the Parrot Bebop Drone returns to its starting point automatically after one minute of disconnection.
Piloting Modes: The Bebop Drone has three Piloting Modes (Ace, Normal, and Joypad) to choose from on the FreeFlight 3 application. Using either of these Piloting Modes, you can make the drone go up/down, forward/backward, turn left/right, flip, and hover.
- Normal: The Normal mode is designed for beginners and is the easiest to use (its set to Normal by default). Lets you move the Bebop Drone with the accelerometer and turn with the on-screen joystick.
- Ace: The most advanced mode allows you to control the Bebop Drone with just one finger from the touchscreen application on your phone.
- Joypad: The Joypad mode allows you to disable the use of the accelerometer. This mode also allows you to take snapshots and record videos of the Bebop Drone in action with your device's camera.
Flight Settings: You can also complete user settings for altitude, incline, and speeds.
- Maximum Altitude: The maximum altitude option allows you to se a limit on how high the Bebop can go. If the drone is about to go beyond this limit, it will automatically adjust and remain at the selected height.
- Maximum Inclination: This setting allows you to define the maximum angle of inclination the Bebop drone can takes as it moves in the air. This setting directly influences the drone's speed. The great the angle of inclination, the faster the Bebop drone will fly.
- Rotation & Vertical Speeds: Your are able to modify the Bebop's rotation speed. You can also adjust the drones climbing or descending speed.
Acrobatic Flying: The Parrot Bebop Drone can perform acrobatics while flying, whether it is stationary or moving. You can make the drone back flip, front flip, flip left, or flip right.
Recording Video & Photos: From the application on your smartphone device, you can control the Bebop to take video and still images. You can control the angle of the camera directly from the app on your mobile device with a simple movement of the thumb. The shifting on the 180° angle is fully digital and independent from the drone movements. The Parrot Bebop Drone's photo and video stream is synchronized in real time to your Apple iOS device or Android smartphone/tablet, so you can view them on your mobile device.
- Video Mode: By default, the Bebop drone is in video mode. In this
mode, the drone starts to record video as soon as it
starts to fly, and it records in 1080p at 30 images a second. You can also choose to start recording manually, as well as take still images while video mode.
- Photo Mode: The Bebop's camera allows you to take high resolution photos. You can also take a still shots that were captured during filming. The images captured in high resolution are in Fish-eye format, giving you the total wide angel view provided by the Bebop's camera/
- Time-Lapse: There is even a Time-lapse mode to take a series of photos at regular intervals (10 or 8 seconds).
Camera Settings: There are several video and photo record settings - Exposure, Saturation, and White Balance (Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Florescent/Tungsten)
Map Mode: You can display a map instead of the camera video feedback to see the position of your Parrot Bebop Drone.
Parrot Cloud + Drone Academy: Connect to Parrot Cloud to share your stats with other pilots. Keep track of all your sessions and share your photos, videos and navigation data with other members of the Parrot Cloud. Connect to share instantly to YouTube and Facebook. Join Pilot Academy with over 200,000 pilots registered. Free backup of your sessions and acrobatics data.
Flight Pattern Warning: The Parrot Bebop Drone is a remote control model aircraft designed only for entertainment purposes only. Please fly responsibly. Do not fly your Parrot Bebop Drone over any populated area, such as beaches, others people's backyards, heavily populated parks, professional or collegiate sports events, or over gathering of animals. Absolutely, do not fly near an airfield. If you want to fly your Parrot Bebop Drone in any populated area or near an air field, do contact your local aerial authority to get the appropriate authorization.
Note: Please be aware that there may be federal, state, and/or local laws or regulations restricting the use of this drone in certain areas. Click here for more rules and regulations regarding drones.
Recordings Warning: Recording and circulating an image of an individual may constitute an infringement of their image and privacy for which you could be liable. Ask for authorization before filming individuals, particularly if you want to keep your recordings and/or circulate images on the Internet or any other medium. Do not circulate a degrading image or one which could undermine the reputation or dignity of an individual. The use of the Parrot Bebop Drone for surveillance or espionage is strictly forbidden and could result in your prosecution under the law. Check that your use of the cameras on board the Parrot drone complies with the legal provisions on the protection of privacy.
Product Warranty: Parrot warrants that the Parrot Drone will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12-months from the initial date of purchase upon presentation of proof of purchase to the retailer or to Parrot (including the date and place of purchase, product serial number). Return to retailer is not applicable in the USA - return shall be made to Parrot only. During the contractual warranty period, any defective product should be returned in its original packaging to Parrot's after-sales service. After inspection of the product, Parrot will, at its sole discretion, either repair or replace the defective part or product, excluding any other indemnification of any nature. Parrot's warranty does not cover:
- defects due to damage caused by an accidental collision, fall, or abnormal use
- defects caused by any reason other than a defect in material, workmanship, and craftsmanship
- defects cause by customization of product by the end-user
- defects caused by repairs carried out by the end-user or an unauthorized 3rd party, except spare parts provided by Parrot
- defects due to the use of spare parts not provided by Parrot in the original packaging
- defects due to the fact that spare parts have been installed without following the recommendations and instructions provided by Parrot at www.parrot.com or if the Parrot Bebop Drone has been customized by the end-user;
- loss of charge time by rechargeable battery over time does not constitute a defect in material or workmanship
Note: If upon technical tests being carried out any product is found non defective we reserve the right to return such product to the sender at the sender's cost and to levy a charge to cover Parrot's technical test fees. Upon expiration of the 12-month warranty period or if the defect is not covered by the warranty, any defective product can be returned to Parrot's after-sales service in order to be repaired or for a defective part to be replaced at the sender's costs. Repair will be carried out only after acceptance of the corresponding quotation.