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Parrot Mambo FPV Drone

Fast, compact flying drone

3 Reviews | 2 questions - 2 answers

Overview

Our take on the Parrot Mambo FPV Drone

If you and your friends want to do a little casual racing, the Parrot Mambo is your quadcopter. This bundle also includes a set of first person view (FPV) goggles for an immersive pilot's view, and an intuitive video game-style controller for pinpoint maneuvering.

The Parrot Mambo drone is fast, and the included FPV goggles and remote controller help make each flight a thrilling experience.

The Parrot Mambo drone is fast, and the included FPV goggles and remote controller help make each flight a thrilling experience.

This racing drone has a need for speed

If you and your friends want to do a little casual racing, the Parrot Mambo is your quadcopter. This bundle also includes a set of first person view (FPV) goggles for an immersive pilot's view, and an intuitive video game-style controller for pinpoint maneuvering.

Learn as you go with three distinct flight modes

When you first get your Mambo in the air, you might want to work in Easy mode, which keeps the drone stable and airborne even if you release the controls.

As you get more comfortable, try Drift mode, which turns off horizontal stabilization so you can make acrobatic maneuvers.

Finally, when you're feeling like an expert and ready to compete with friend, enjoy the thrilling, full manual control of Racing mode.

Share your exploits

Flying your drone is fun, and you can enjoy it all over again by sharing video clips with friends. The FreeFlight Mini app gives you direct control over your drone's settings and lets you review and share footage of each flight.

Product Highlights:

  • quadcopter racing drone with Cockpitglasses 2 goggles and Flypad remote controller
  • 720p FPV camera
  • change settings and review video with the FreeFlight Mini app
  • three flying modes: Easy, Drift, and Racing
  • two bright, built-in LED lights for night flying
  • powered by rechargeable battery
  • flight time: up to 10 minutes
  • 7-1/8"W x 1-3/8"H x 7-1/8"D
  • weight: 2.2 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Aerial minidrone
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 4 Hulls (pre-installed)
  • Controller
  • FPV camera
  • FPV goggles (w/ strap)
  • 19' microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Clip
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Decal stickers

This was a gift for my husband and he loves it. He likes the size, how it works and all the features it has. I liked the price in comparison with others selling the same product. The shipping time frame was amazing and it was as described.

Georgia, Pennsylvania

Reviews

Parrot Mambo FPV Drone Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Parrot Mambo FPV Drone

Anonymous from Marietta, GA on 1/2/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great drone for beginner. Very easy to fly even inside the house with tight space. Hold altitude and position well and steady. FPV has decent and usable vdo quality. Battery life is short 6-7 min as expected so be sure to set aside budget for spare batteries. I took one star off because Controller does not come with cell phone attachment mount. Doesn't add much cost to a set at this price point but give another option to fly without having to use FPV goggle.

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Great entry level drone

Justin from Woodland, CA on 12/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and usability of this drone. This was a gift for our 7 year old son and the auto hover and preprogrammed aerobatics are enough to keep him occupied as long as the battery is charged. We had some hiccups connecting the VR headset but when it works it's pretty sweet.

Pros: Easy to use Durable Good feature set Quick charge time

Cons: Battery life is typical for drones (short)

Parrot Mambo FPV Drone

Georgia from Pennsylvania on 12/26/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a gift for my husband and he loves it. He likes the size, how it works and all the features it has. I liked the price in comparison with others selling the same product. The shipping time frame was amazing and it was as described.

Pros: Thanks to Crutchfield for making it so very easy and effortless in getting my husband what he wanted for Christmas.

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Warnings & Warranty

Features

Stabilization Sensors & Flight Control Software: Thanks to an advanced flight controller and powerful sensors, the Parrot Mambo FPV minidrone is easy to fly both indoors and outdoors. A 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope measure and analyze each movement or inclination of the drone and, thanks to the built-in Autopilot, rectify the position of the minidrone. An ultrasound sensor analyzes the flight altitude up to 13'. A pressure sensor controls the minidrone in altitude beyond 13'. In addition, you can activate the "cut-out system" and the minidrone's motors will shut down in case of an impact.

Airborne Acrobatics: The Parrot Mambo FPV minidrone can perform flips with amazing fluidity and stability. A finger "swipe" on the piloting screen of the FreeFlight Mini app turns the minidrone 90 or 180 degrees in a flash. It can also perform acrobatic 360 degree forward and backward flips.

Indoor or Outdoor: The Parrot Mambo FPV minidrone is sturdy and shock resistant, and be flown both indoors or outdoors. The minidrone is equipped with a removable polyamide hull to protect the propellers. Designed for safe flying, the minidrone is outfitted with a propeller circuit-breaker in case of collision.

Built-in 60fps Camera: The Parrot Mambo FPV minidrone is equipped with a built-in 60fps camera (downward facing) that lets you take photos and selfies while you fly the minidrone. Your photos are automatically stored on your Bluetooth connected Apple iOS or Android device through the FreeFlight Mini App.

FreeFlight Mini App & Flypad Controller: You'll need the FreeFlight Mini app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.3+) in conjunction with the included Parrot Flypad controller for precise wireless control of the Parrot Mambo FPV minidrone over a distance of up to 328' (100m) via Bluetooth 4.0. The Flypad is powered by a rechargeable LiPo battery (200mAh) that can last up to 6 hours. Charging time is approximately 2 hours (charger not included).

FPV Camera & Goggles: Connect the included FPV camera to the Parrot minidrone using Smart Block technology to record 720p/30fps HD video content to a microSD card (sold separately) and transfer live HD video to your Apple iOS or Android OS device with the FreeFlight Mini App installed and view first person live video through the included Cockpit goggles for a truly immersive experience with a 120° field of view. The Mambo FPV offers 3 new flying modes -

  • Easy Mode: Easy mode keeps your drone in the air even if you let go of the controls.
  • Drift Mode: Drift Mode turns the horizontal stabilization off and lets you to make tight turns.
  • Racing Mode: Racing Mode gives you complete control of the drone without any stabilization assistance.
Note: Your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device mounts to the front of the cockpit goggles. It fits Apple iOS and Android devices that measure 4.5"-6" (w) x 2.5"-3.25" (h) in landscape mode.

Rechargeable Battery: The Parrot Mambo FPV comes with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (660mAH) that can last up to 10 minutes. A microUSB-to-USB cable is supplied to charge the battery from a free USB port on your computer; the battery will remain in the minidrone while charging. It takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge the battery. You can purchase Parrot's 2.6A Charger (333MINCHAR, sod separately) for a much quicker charge time of about 30 minutes; the battery is removed from the minidrone for charging. Extra batteries (333MINIBAT, sold separately) are also available.

Firmware & Software Updates: There are two ways to update the Parrot Mambo FPV with newer firmware & software.

  • App: Via the FreeFlight3 app on your Apple iOS or Android device, and pressing the "Updates" button. Your mobile device must be connected to the Internet.
  • USB: Connect the minidrone to your computer via USB and downloading the update file from the Parrot website. Make sure the minidrone has a fully charged battery.

Warnings & Warranty

Flight Pattern Warning: The Parrot minidrone is a remote control model aircraft designed only for entertainment purposes only. Please fly responsibly. Do not fly your Parrot minidrone 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 minidrone 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 minidrone 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 minidrone 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.

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Why did you buy this?

had all the options my son wasa looking for in a drone [ jeff  Feb 11, 2018 ]
Great price for an entry level drone that has the first person view goggles / pilot experience. Gift for a seasoned gamer, that may promote getting out side, Ha! [ Myrton  Dec 21, 2017 ]
pleasure [ FRANCESCO  Nov 16, 2017 ]
My father has always wanted a drone and after doing some extensive research, I knew this was the one to go with. I know he's going to love it! [ Arielle  Nov 15, 2017 ]
I have the mambo already and like it a lot but can't find the camera by itself [ Frances  Oct 16, 2017 ]

2 questions already asked

Christmas present I have no idea I hope so Enter an answer to this question. [ Merrick  Dec 10, 2017 ]
We do not have any word on that. You can contact Parrot's Customer Support department directly by dialing: 877-972-7768 [ Ryan  Nov 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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