Parrot AR Drone
Parrot AR Drone
Parrot AR Drone
Parrot AR Drone

Parrot AR Drone

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Parrot AR Drone

Control via your iPhone! (or iPad / iPod Touch!)

Are you sitting down? Of course you are. No one surfs the interweb standing up – that’s like sneezing with your eyes open. Well if for some reason you happen to be standing, take a load off for a moment. Because we’re about to show you a flying toy so cool it makes standard RC helicopters look like paper aeroplanes.

With four independently-powered leaf blowers – sorry, propellers – two built-in cameras and a smorgasborg of futuristic gadgetry packed into its carbon fibre frame, the Parrot AR Drone is the most intuitive remote controlled flyer we’ve ever seen. But the best part is that this high tech quadricopter is controlled entirely from your iPhone!

Parrot AR Drone

Different colour hulls available: Orange/Yellow, Orange /Blue, Orange/Green


Parrot AR Drone

Download the AR.Drone App Games or Control with Free Flight App

Also compatible with iPads and iPod Touches, the free app lets you stream live video from the AR Drone’s built-in cameras straight to your screen. When you want take off, just press the onscreen “Take Off” button. The AR Drone will rise into the air of its own accord and stop at a predetermined height. From that point it’s down to you.

Parrot AR Drone

Steamline outdoor hull

Tilt your iPhone forwards and the drone will move forwards. Tilt it left to move left. Right to move right. A control wheel on the iPhone’s screen lets you rotate the AR Drone 360 degrees in the air, while another lets you control your height. Need to land? Let the software do it for you! Hit “Land” and the AR Drone will gently touch down – no more ungainly bump-landings so typical with other RC choppers.

To get around any connection hiccups, the AR Drone generates its own WiFi hotspot – so communication with your iPhone is incredibly fast and responsive. The app will even let you display augmented reality games over the top of your live video feed, so rather than just watching where you’re flying, you can engage virtual robots, or even challenge other AR Drones to an aerial dogfight! Pelt them with volleys of machine-gun fire, launch missiles, and watch them get blown to digital smithereens – all via your iPhone’s screen. Chase each other through the park or turn your office into a combat zone – with a range of up to 50m you’ll have plenty of space to stand and fight; or turn and run!
Parrot AR Drone

Contents: Indoor hull, outdoor hull, battery, charger.


Finally, the AR Drone comes with two interchangeable hull designs. The rugged Full Hull gives more protection when space is tight; while the more aerodynamic Streamlined Hull is lighter, for greater manoeuvrability outdoors. Either way, the polypropylene foam used in both designs gives a lightweight but robust feel to your drone – so it’ll take a few knocks and bumps without any problems. Although it might be worth you visiting the Pilot’s Academy on Parrot’s website first!
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    Description
    Parrot AR Drone

    Control via your iPhone! (or iPad / iPod Touch!)

    Are you sitting down? Of course you are. No one surfs the interweb standing up – that’s like sneezing with your eyes open. Well if for some reason you happen to be standing, take a load off for a moment. Because we’re about to show you a flying toy so cool it makes standard RC helicopters look like paper aeroplanes.

    With four independently-powered leaf blowers – sorry, propellers – two built-in cameras and a smorgasborg of futuristic gadgetry packed into its carbon fibre frame, the Parrot AR Drone is the most intuitive remote controlled flyer we’ve ever seen. But the best part is that this high tech quadricopter is controlled entirely from your iPhone!

    Parrot AR Drone

    Different colour hulls available: Orange/Yellow, Orange /Blue, Orange/Green


    Parrot AR Drone

    Download the AR.Drone App Games or Control with Free Flight App

    Also compatible with iPads and iPod Touches, the free app lets you stream live video from the AR Drone’s built-in cameras straight to your screen. When you want take off, just press the onscreen “Take Off” button. The AR Drone will rise into the air of its own accord and stop at a predetermined height. From that point it’s down to you.

    Parrot AR Drone

    Steamline outdoor hull

    Tilt your iPhone forwards and the drone will move forwards. Tilt it left to move left. Right to move right. A control wheel on the iPhone’s screen lets you rotate the AR Drone 360 degrees in the air, while another lets you control your height. Need to land? Let the software do it for you! Hit “Land” and the AR Drone will gently touch down – no more ungainly bump-landings so typical with other RC choppers.

    To get around any connection hiccups, the AR Drone generates its own WiFi hotspot – so communication with your iPhone is incredibly fast and responsive. The app will even let you display augmented reality games over the top of your live video feed, so rather than just watching where you’re flying, you can engage virtual robots, or even challenge other AR Drones to an aerial dogfight! Pelt them with volleys of machine-gun fire, launch missiles, and watch them get blown to digital smithereens – all via your iPhone’s screen. Chase each other through the park or turn your office into a combat zone – with a range of up to 50m you’ll have plenty of space to stand and fight; or turn and run!
    Parrot AR Drone

    Contents: Indoor hull, outdoor hull, battery, charger.


    Finally, the AR Drone comes with two interchangeable hull designs. The rugged Full Hull gives more protection when space is tight; while the more aerodynamic Streamlined Hull is lighter, for greater manoeuvrability outdoors. Either way, the polypropylene foam used in both designs gives a lightweight but robust feel to your drone – so it’ll take a few knocks and bumps without any problems. Although it might be worth you visiting the Pilot’s Academy on Parrot’s website first!

     

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    Update September 2011:
    • The Parrot AR.Drone is now compatible with Android devices. The latest version of AR.FreeFlight has already been validated with four major Android devices: Motorola Xoom, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S1 & Samsung Galaxy S2, whilst further announcements regarding compatibility will follow shortly
    Please note:
    • Does not include iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
    Product Features:
    • iPhone-controlled quadricopter
    • Tilt your iphone to control the AR Drone’s movement
    • 2 x built-in cameras stream video directly to your iPhone
    • Augmented reality lets you play games over the live video feed
    • Creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot for communicating with the iPhone
    • Autopilot: Provides automatic take off, hovering 80cm above the ground, or any pre-determined height, and immediate immobilisation upon release of controls
    • Auto landing: Both upon command, or when flight battery exhausted, following warning
    • Recommended for ages 3yrs with adult supervision to 16yrs
    Technical Specifications:
    • Range: 50m
    • Battery: 3 cells 11.1v 30w 1,000mAh 14g lithium polymer pack
    • Charging time: 60-90 minutes for a full charge
    • Flight duration: Up to 12 minutes between charges
    • Motors: 4 x 15w brushless electric motors, capable of 4,000 rpm
    • Altimeter: Emission frequency 40kHz (range 6m) providing vertical stabilisation
    • Accelerometer: Sensors detect movement and speed in 3 axis
    • Gyroscopes: 2 x electronic gyros provide superb directional stability controlling the pitch, roll angle and yaw, even outdoors in light winds
    • Horizontal front camera: 93 degree wide angle lens, recording 15 frames per second at 640 x 480 pixels resolution for live streaming
    • Vertical camera: 64 degree diagonal lens, high speed format recording 60 frames a second, for superb horizontal stabilisation at 176 x 144 pixels resolution, combined with the AR.Drone’s patented anti-vibration system
    Dimensions:
    • Rotor diameter: 20cm (four propellers provided)
    • Dimensions with the indoor hull: 52.5cm x 51.5cm
    • Weight with the indoor hull: 420g
    • Dimensions with the outdoor hull: 45cm x 29cm
    • Weight with the outdoor hull: 380g
    Technical Support:
    • email: technical.uk@parrot.com
    • telephone: 08444 722 360

     

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