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Old May 11, 2014, 05:11 PM
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New Product
Parrot Bebop : May the Ar Drone be with you

Hi to everyone,

Some of you may have noticed this already :
http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-techno...aerial-action/

Parrot is about to launch (well, last 2014 quarter) their new product.
Seems very interesting
But as for any other product "wich will i swear on my children head revolutionize the market, unbelivable, fantastic, wonderfull, to the moon !!!", lets be careful and take every word with a grain of salt&pepper, at least until further information
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Old May 11, 2014, 05:26 PM
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Going to list some of the new features (as claimed by Parrot)

* New look (obvisouly)
* styrofoam bumpers for indoor flight (removable at will, like the previous versions)
* Sensors (3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer)
* 1080p/14mp fisheye lens camera
* 180° views, stills and video on will
* Software stabilisation (software gimbal, such as...)
* Around 10-12 minutes fllight time
* Ios/android controlled
* Skycontroller accessory bringing up to 2km range control, a giant antenna and sticks (to avoid the touchscreen suckness, i guess)
* Oculus Rift friendly

No price yet
Release date : fourth quarter
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Old May 12, 2014, 04:44 AM
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Sorry!

Appologies it seems I broke some rules I was unaware of
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Old May 12, 2014, 05:05 AM
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I really hope the Bebop can handle slight to moderate wind.

I had the AR Drone 2.0 before and was really disappointed that I can only fly outdoors when their is very little to no wind. I was already using the outdoor hull and the slightest wind will push the AR Drone 2.0 around like a kite.

Also hoping that the Bebop will not have an integrated motor-ESC assembly like the AR Drone. If you fry a motor or ESC before, you had to shell out USD50 for both.

On the plus side, glad they adopted a direct prop drive approach this time around.
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Old May 12, 2014, 10:56 AM
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http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/11/57...nd-clear-video
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Old May 12, 2014, 05:25 PM
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And a new hands on
Parrot Bebop Drone hands-on with Oculus Rift (3 min 5 sec)
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Old May 12, 2014, 05:56 PM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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Im a bit shocked at the camera position, the lens will take a direct hit on a front on crash.
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Old May 12, 2014, 09:37 PM
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I think the aim was to keep props out of view that is why the camera is pushed all the way to the front.

Not surprising considering what Parrot did with the AR Drone.
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Old May 12, 2014, 09:42 PM
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That is a great location for image quality.
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Old May 12, 2014, 10:53 PM
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Old May 12, 2014, 11:45 PM
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Parrot Bebop Drone - Official video (2 min 48 sec)
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Old May 13, 2014, 02:49 AM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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Its absolutely in the easiest place for best video. But the camera is the main point of this machine. Its pretty much useless if the camera is destroyed. I'm guessing there will be a few changes before manufacturing begins.
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Old May 13, 2014, 03:13 AM
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That is one incredible amount of "meh"
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Old May 13, 2014, 03:42 AM
Mmmmmmm!
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Indeed. Proprietary, hard to balance propellers. Single piece body again, so if you have a particularly bad crash you probably have to replace the entire cross like on the old AR.Drone. Vulnerable camera and so on.

At least they use direct-drive motors this time and not the geared motors like on the previous drone. I had to replace shafts and cogs all the time and it was quite noisy.

With that said, it wasn't perfect, but it got me into RC!
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Old May 13, 2014, 03:47 AM
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They should have done this 2 years ago before DJI, The just took too long to make decision until their market share gone, I mean brushless motor version.
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