The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is a very interesting unmanned flying device. It has a protective hull that you can choose to fix or not fix. When fixed, it changes how the drone looks totally. In addition, it has a built-in front-facing camera that transmits a live feed of what is ahead of the drone to you on the ground, so you can fly this outside your visual range. And you can do all the viewing and controlling from your smartphone or tablet using the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 mobile app. Cool; right? But that isn’t all. There are two more cool things about the Parrot AR.Drone.
Shoot Movies As You Fly
Not only do you get to see where your drone is flying in real time, you can also shoot and record high quality video while flying. This is great for shooting movies, documentaries or your child’s 1st birthday celebration.
New To Flying? Just Tilt
The AR.Drone is smart and so great for beginners. For example, just tilt your smartphone or tablet in the direction you want the drone to go and see the AR.Drone 2.0 go that way. Here’s what the drone looks without the hull on:
The AR.Drone 2.0 Won’t Fly Away
Even more, if the AR.Drone 2.0 flies beyond its 50 metre range and loses signal (or loses signal due to any other factor), fear not. You won’t have to send the airforce after it. The AR.Drone 2.0 will stabilise and hover on one spot. And the drone looks great hovering on one spot with the hull affixed:
Fear Not When Battery Runs Out
Lastly, if your drone runs out of battery power during flight and alerts but you fail to heed the low-battery warning, it will borrow itself some intelligence and land itself before the battery empties. Yes; your drone’s onboard computer will hijack the flight and save you the agony of a crash.
This Parrot drone is all shades of awesome. If you are interested in obtaining one, its different variants cost from $249.99 to $299.99 only.