Skycontroller: fly further, higher
To benefit from a more powerful Wi-Fi connection, Parrot will offer the Skycontroller as an option for Bebop Drone.
Fly further, higher
Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi 36 dBm radio and with four antennas, the Parrot Skycontroller extends the Wi-Fi! The piloting smartphone or tablet is fixed on a shelf that is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones & tablets available on the market. The pilot takes contrl of the drone via two ultra precise joysticks. For extreme view (anything but sensations), it is possible to connect FPV (First Person View) glasses to the Parrot Skycontroller with the HDMI. FPV glasses compatibility: Oculus Rift, Zeiss Cinemizer, Epson Moverio, Sony Personal Viewer…
Built with safety in mind
The feather-weight ABS reinforced structure makes Parrot Bebop Drone robust and safe. In case of emergency, propellers automatically stop . The emergency mode enables the Drone to land immediately. Thanks to GPS, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. Finally, EPP hulls are included in the pack and make indoor flights safer.
Heavy weight technology - featherweight design
Parrot Bebop Drone delivers the best performances without sacrificing battery life: 8x times more powerful than Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 onboard computer, Bebop Drone navigation computer features a Parrot P7 dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU and 8 GB of Flash Memory. All are fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as electromagnetics shielding and as a radiator. Runs on Linux with SDK available for Developers.
To ensure an optimal stability without compromising the maneuverability, the Bebop Drone analyzes data from numerous sensors automatically: 3-axes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer. one ultrasound sensor with an 8 meters reach, one pressure sensor and a vertical camera to track the speed.
14 megapixels “Fisheye” camera
Equiped with a 14 megapixel "fisheye" camera, the Parrot Bebop Drone records videos and pictures in a 180° field with remarkable image quality. Endowed with a full-digital image stabilization technology allows the Bebop Drone to take remarkably stable and clear aerial footage regardless of the drone movements. Splash and dust proof lens.
Action cameras often show horizontal lines distortion. In contrast, Parrot Bebop Drone camera delivers undistorted lines and as a result horizon is not curved anymore.
Full HD 1080p video with smart 3-axes stabilization
Thanks to algorithms developed by Parrot engineers, the bebop Drone benefits from an exclusive 3-axes image stabilization system that maintains a fixed angle of the view, regardless of the inclination of the drone and its movements caused by wind turbulence.
User-controlled 180° vision
Control the angle of the camera directly from the piloting application with a simple movement of the thumb. The shifting on the 180 angle is fully digital and independant from the drone movements.
Freeflight 3.0: An ultra intuitive application
The Parrot Bebop Drone comes with a free piloting application, Freeflight 3.0, for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets. The user-friendly application have been developed to be very easy to use allowing the pilot to focus on the pleasure of flying. Once on the welcome screen, the pilot accesses the following functionalites : Piloting, photos/videos, flight plan, Cloud "Pilot Academy"...
Complete user settings for altitude and speed, piloting mode (accelerometer, virtual joystick...). FreeFlight app also includes fun features such as one-touch Flip!
Embedded GPS with Flight Map control
The Bebop Drone integrates a GNSS chipset that associates the GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO data. Plan your flights on your smartphone/tablet by touching waypoints on your screen and let the drone do the hard part. In addition to increasing the stability in high altitude, it also allows autonomous flights and automatics return to the take-off position. With the recorded data (altitude, speed..), you are able to replay your flights modeled in 3D on the Parrot Academy map.
Parrot Bebop Drone photo and video stream is synchronized in real time on your smartphone. Share your best shots instantly on Facebook or Instagram.
Ready for YouTube
Showcase your flights on Youtube with the touch of a finger.
Keep track of all your flights and share your photos, videos and navigation data with other members of the Parrot Academy. Connected to YouTube and Facebook for sharing. Join the Parrot Academy with over 150,000 pilots registered. Free backup of your flight data and 3D replay.
4 new ways to pilot your Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller!
1.Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller only and benefit from long range Wi-Fi
2.Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller and a smartphone or tablet (not included) and enjoy more controls over short range dedicated Wi-Fi
3. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller and FPV glasses (not included) and benefit from FPV on your glasses via HDMI port for Bebop Drone camera video streaming with telemetry (distance, altitude, cape, horizon management, battery level and more)
4. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller, FPV glasses (not included) and a smartphone or tablet (not included) and enjoy even more immersive FPV flights. Add more fun by live sharing drone's view video stream with your friends through the smartphone or tablet!
A true piloting experience
Dock and connect your smartphone or tablet, and sync with your Bebop Drone over Wi-Fi on FreeFlight 3 app. Or use Skycontroller as a standalone remote control.
High precision joysticks & pads
Skycontroller benefits from a doubled WiFi connection. Optimized for a perfect connection and latency reduction, Skycontroller is safer and adapted for long distance flights.
You enjoy a robust Wi-Fi link specially designed for Bebop, hence long distance as well as a short distance Wi-Fi connection that maximizes interoperability with tablet or smartphone.
Bebop Drone's range is extended to 2 km* as a result!
A new and immersive flying experience
Our goal is to provide pilots with a comprehensive FPV experience. For now FreeFlight 3 App and Skycontroller is compatible with FPV glasses fitted with HDMI input, for instance Zeiss Cinemizer and Sony Personal Viewer.
And many more soon!
Foldable sunshade cover, neck strap and more
The included foldable sunshade cover:
- Embodies a first step into immersive piloting
- Eliminates the sun reflections on your piloting device
- Enables you to access your tablet easily without dismantling the cover
- Is portable, you can take it with you for all your sessions
- Is foldable, you carry your tablet inside if you decide to move fast to another spot
- Fits with all tablet sizes (phablet adapter included) and can be used without Skycontroller
The packaging includes a high quality neck strap, that insures a good balance of the Skycontroller over your shoulders, resulting in fewer efforts to concentrate even more on piloting.
To extend the experience, 3 batteries and 1 dedicated charger are also part of the packaging as well as a plastic adapter to fit more tablets.
Skycontroller is an Android-powered device and FreeFlight 3 app is installed by default.
Parrot software will be open-source enabling developers to extend functionalities of the Skycontroller. Plug any USB device to enhance piloting possibilities.
You can plug different kind of Wi-Fi antennas for instance and personalize your flying experience!
All smartphones and tablets running FreeFlight 3 app are compatible with Skycontroller. 4:3 Tablets up to 10.6 inches and up to 20 cm height for 16:9 ones can be plugged thanks to the adjustable dock.
FPV glasses using HDMI interface are compatible, such as:
- Sony FPV
- Zeiss Cinemizer
-Oculus Rift DK2 (planned)
And more to come!
Skycontroller can recharge your FPV glasses batteries over USB.
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