Parrot Disco FPV
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Experience the joy of flight with the fast, maneuverable Parrot Disco fixed-wing drone.
The Parrot Disco is a fast, aerodynamic, fixed-wing drone that you'll love to watch as it soars through the sky above. Better still, with the included CockpitGlasses, you can use your smartphone as a viewer and immerse yourself in a first-person point of view that will let you see the world from the drone's perspective.
The Disco is equipped with an HD camera that's stabilized on three axes, so your video stays nice and steady. It stores video files at 1080p inside the camera, and streams it back to the ground at 720p, so you'll get an incredible view. The included Skycontroller gives you precise control over the drone's speed and maneuvering, with its intuitive dual joysticks.
The Disco makes a secure, robust Wi-Fi® connection with the Skycontroller 2 and CockpitGlasses, so you can steer and monitor your aircraft from up to 1-1/4 miles away. There's also a built-in anti-stall system to help keep the wind beneath your wings. Aside from experiencing your flight live, you can store video in the camera's 32GB internal flash memory, so you can relive each thrilling moment in full HD, or play it back for friends and family later.
The Disco also offers autopilot features that are controlled by a replaceable C.H.U.C.K. — Control Hub & Universal Computer Kit — module.
The Disco has a sweeping 4-foot wingspan, but it's pretty easy to fly. You'll pilot the plane by touch, with your fingers on the intuitive buttons and joysticks of the compact Skycontroller 2. That smooth experience is made possible by a built-in navigation system that includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer, as well as GPS + GLONASS for satellite location. Additional sensors provide ultrasound information, an airspeed sensor, altimeter, and optical flow camera to make sure you have complete control over how your aircraft is flying. If you need a little help, there's an automated "return home" feature that ensures a smooth landing every time.
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Anonymous, Mcallen, TX
Average Customer Review(s):
Very fragile and poor quality of the 5-pin cable connectors to charger. Clips broke as soon as you take them out from the box and are about to put it to use.
Pros: Have yet to fly it. Still positive towards the overall product
Cons: Disappointing 5-pin cable connectors to charger.
Fixed-Wing Drone: With its aerodynamic design, streamlined look, fixed wings, light carbon and EPP (expanded polypropylene) body, the Parrot Disco FPV is naturally designed to fly like a plane. The Parrot Disco FPV's wings are especially engineered to optimize both stability and speed in flight, thanks to an exclusive aerodynamic airfoil which reduces trail and improves lift. The extremities of the wings are equipped with Winglets (the vertically hooked part) and mobile ailerons positioned on the trailing edge, to support steering like an aircraft.
49.71mph Max Speed: The Parrot Disco FPV offers impressive flight performance due to is powerful motor design. Its propelled by a brushless engine with a folding bi-blade propeller and can reach speeds up to 49.71 mph and resist winds of 24 mph.
1080p HD Camera: The Parrot Disco FPV drone features a 14 Megapixels Full HD frontal camera with 3-axis digital video stabilization for live video feedback via the FreeFlight Pro app on your Apple iOS or Android device & the included FPV Cockpitglasses. Live video streaming can be done at 720p or 360p. The camera is capable of capturing 1080p aerial video footage and 14MP JPEG/RAW/DNG still images.
32GB Internal Memory: Video (H264) and still images (JPEG/RAW/DNG) are recorded to the drone's built-in 32GB flash memory (there is no media slot for an external memory card). 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. You can also transfer the drone's video and photo files to your Windows or Mac computer via a USB connection.
FreeFlight Pro App: The FreeFlight Pro application is available for free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play for your Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+ device. The FreeFlight Pro app can be used as a live video feed for the included Skycontroller 2 or used for FPV (first person video) with the included Cockpitglasses. In addition to live video streaming or first person view, the FreeFlight Pro app also offers advanced photo & video operation.
FPV (First Person View) w/ Cockpitglasses: The included Cockpitglasses let you discover and experience FPV (First Person View) for fully immersive flights. You simply insert a compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone (with the FreeFlight Pro app installed) inside the Parrot Cockpitglasses and place them over your eyes (can be used with prescription eyewear). Your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone must also connect to the included Skycontroller 2 via USB. The first person video footage is captured by the drone's front camera and wirelessly transmitted to the FreeFlight Pro app on your smartphone inside the Parrot Cockpitglasses. The FPV experience features perfectly stable images, with no distortion, and follows the Disco FPV's flight path with a display of a radar and telemetric data. You'll feel as if you were inside the cockpit of the fixed-wing drone. Compatible Apple iPhones and Android smartphone include - (as of 9/22/2016).
Note: Never leave the Parrot Cockpitglasses in the sun when not in use; this could damage your enclosed smartphone.
Skycontroller 2: The Parrot Disco FPV comes with Parrot's Skycontroller 2 for wireless remote control of the fixed-wing drone. The Parrot Skycontroller 2 is compact and lightweight at only 1.6 lbs. The Skycontroller 2 utilizes dual-band WiFi MIMO technology to wirelessly control the Disco FPV up to 1.2 miles away. The Skycontroller 2 features two joysticks that independently maneuver to ensure in-flight precision by controlling the drone's speed, direction, and altitude. The Skycontroller also works in conjunction with the included Cockpitglasses for FPV (first person view) and the FreeFlight Pro App on your Apple iOS or Android device for live video footage. The Skycontroller 2 operates off of a built-in, rechargeable LiPo battery (2700maH) that can last up to 4 hours.
Pilot Modes: You don't have to be an experienced pilot with the Parrot Disco FPV. You can set it up to take off and land automatically, plus enable a powerful autopilot function to help control the fixed-wing drone in flight. If you are an experienced pilot, then you can switch to manual mode.
Safety Features: For optimum safety, the Parrot Disco FPV offers Geofence, Return Home, and Lost Connection functions.
45 Minute Rechargeable Battery: The Parrot Disco FPV's high-capacity, rechargeable LiPo battery (2700mAh) guarantees up to 45 minutes of flight time. The included AC battery charge will recharge the battery in about 55 minutes.
Flight Pattern Warning: The drone is a remote control model aircraft designed only for entertainment purposes only. Please fly responsibly. Do not fly your 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 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 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:
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.
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