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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange)

B&H # PAPF721002 Mfr # PF721002
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

Product Highlights
  • Built-In 1280 x 720p HD Camera
  • Capture Video & Stills While Flying
  • Fly Using an iOS/Android Mobile Device
  • Works with AR.FreeFlight Control App
  • Stream Video to Your Smartphone/Tablet
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with 165' Wireless Range
  • Multiple Sensors Provide Added Stability
  • Onboard ARM Cortex A8 1GHz CPU with DSP
  • Joypad & Absolute Flight Control Modes
  • Performs Acrobatic Flips & Barrel Rolls

The Blue and orange Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter is a remote controlled, four-propeller quadcopter with an integrated HD 1280 x 720p camera that supports video and still image capture while in flight. The lightweight AR.Drone 2.0 includes an outdoor hull and an indoor hull. Plus, the AR.FreeFlight Control App allows you to use your iOS or Android mobile device to operate the AR.Drone 2.0. The device has built-in Wi-Fi b/g/n as well, which provides a wireless range of up to 165'. You can use a joystick on your mobile device touchscreen or you can simply tilt and turn your mobile device to control the quadcopter.

The camera footage can be streamed directly to your mobile device using Wi-Fi or you can insert a USB flash drive into the quadcopter and record directly onto that. The AR.Drone 2.0's other features include an autopilot system, access to the AR.Drone Academy, multiple sensors for smooth flying and stability in the air, an onboard 32-bit ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor with DSP and support for acrobatic maneuvers including flips and barrel rolls. The AR.Drone 2.0 is also compatible with other apps including Director Mode, AR.Race 2, AR.Rescue 2 and Astro Drone.

Camera

HD 720p camera records video at 30 fps
Supports H.264 recording format and JPEG photo capture
Low latency streaming via Wi-Fi
Store video to mobile device via Wi-Fi or to USB flash drive connected to camera
Wide-angle 92° lens

Live Streaming

Stream video directly to your mobile device and upload directly to the web
Streaming function works with AR.Drone Academy for sharing/comparing flight stats and images
Wireless range for control and streaming up to 165' away

Apps for AR.Drone 2.0

AR.FreeFlight Control App is free for iOS and Android mobile devices
Other compatible apps include Director Mode, AR.Race 2, AR.Rescue 2 and Astro Drone

Flight Control, Sensors & Technology

The AR.Drone 2.0 pressure sensors provide stability in the air
Pressure sensors will automatically correct and maintain a still position regardless of altitude and wind up to 15 mph
Pressure sensor brings stability up to an unlimited altitude (±10 Pa)
The AR.Drone 2.0 uses an algorithm to interpret measurement when hovering over different terrain and conditions
The AR.Drone 2.0 autopilot feature uses embedded sensors to ensure easy take-off and landing
3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer
Ultrasound sensors provide ground altitude measurement up to 19.7' (6 m) above the ground
Built-in 3D compass and dynamic wind estimation sensor
A 3-axis gyroscope affords more dynamic piloting maneuvers (2000°/sec precision)
Onboard 32-bit ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor with 800 MHz video DSP
Joypad Mode (ON) allows control via your mobile device's touchscreen joystick
Joypad Mode (OFF) allows control through physically tilting your mobile device
Absolute Flight Control Mode allows control through tilting, but uses the pilot as a reference point
The AR.Drone 2.0 supports acrobatic maneuvers including forward looping, backward looping, left barrel rolls and right barrel rolls
Camera
Camera Type HD camera (for video and stills)
Supported Resolution HD 1280 x 720p (30 fps)
Lens Wide-angle lens
Viewing Angle 92° (diagonal)
Video Storage Storage via Wi-Fi to your mobile device memory
Storage via USB flash drive connected to AR.Drone 2.0
Video Format H.264
Photo Format JPEG
Streaming Capability Low latency streaming via Wi-Fi to mobile device
Autopilot Modes for Recording Traveling
Pan
Crane
Construction
Core Foam (isolates inertial center from the engine vibrations)
Hulls Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) injected by a sintered metal mold
Tubes Carbon fiber
Plastic Parts High-grade 30% fiber charged nylon plastic
Ultrasound Sensor Coating Liquid Repellent Nano-Coating
Fully Reparable Yes (all parts/instructions for repairing are available separately)
Electronics
Processor 32-bit ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor with 800 MHz video DSP TMS320DMC64x
RAM 1GB DDR2 RAM at 200 MHz
Wireless Platform Wi-Fi b/g/n
Sensors 3-axis accelerometer (± 50 mg precision)
3-axis gyroscope (2000°/second precision)
Pressure sensor (± 10 Pa precision / 31.5" (80 cm) at sea level)
3-axis magnetometer (6° precision)
Ultrasound ground altitude measurement sensors (effective up to 19.7' (6 m) above the ground)
Dynamic wind estimation sensor
Built-in 3D compass
Ground Speed Measurement 60 fps vertical QVGA camera
Operating System Linux 2.6.32
Extension Interface USB 2.0 (hi-speed)
Motors
Motor Type Brushless inrunner motors x 4
Power 14.5 W / 28,500 rpm (when hovering)
High Propelled Drag Specific high propelled drag for greater maneuverability
Controllers Fully reprogrammable motor controller
Water-resistant motor electronic controller
8 MIPS AVR CPU per motor controller
Bearings Self-lubricating bronze bearings
Micro ball bearing
Propeller Type Tempered steel propeller shafts
Gears Low-noise Nylatron gears (for 1/8.75 propeller reductor)
Magnets Rare earth magnets
Emergency Stop Yes (controlled by software)
Flight Controller
Controller Options Apple iPhone
Apple iPod touch
Apple iPad
Smartphone (Android 2.2 & above)
Tablet (Android OS)
Controller Modes Joypad Mode (ON): Mobile device touchscreen joystick for control
Joypad Mode (OFF): Tilt mobile device for control
Absolute Control Mode: Lets you activate absolute reference control mode
Other Options: Control modes from beginner to expert are available
Required App AR.FreeFlight 2.0 Control App (free for iOS/Android)
Applications AR.Drone Director Mode App for iOS/Android
AR.Race 2 App for iOS
AR.Rescue 2 App for iOS
Astro Drone App for iOS/Android
General
Wireless Range Up to 165' (50.3 m)
Battery Type 3-element lithium polymer rechargeable battery
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Battery Life 12 min (autonomous flight time)
Dimensions (L x W) 17.76 x 17.76" (451 x 451 mm) with outdoor hull
20.35 x 20.35" (517 x 517 mm) with indoor hull
Weight 13.4 oz (380 g) with outdoor hull
14.82 oz (420 g) with indoor hull
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange)
  • Indoor Hull (with Guard Rings)
  • Outdoor Hull (without Guard Rings)
  • Charger
  • Battery
  • 3 x Parrot Stickers
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Please Address all Technical Issues to Parrot)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ParrotAR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange)
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    4.0

    Love it!

    By Paul

    from Berkshires

    Comments about AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange):

    Easy, out of the box set up. Great video quality for a low end drone with camera. I also purchased the extra battery for more flight fun. Wish there was an option for even more battery life.
    Waiting for the new model to come out this fall which I am certain to buy!!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Easy to handle and share media.

    By Thierry

    from Sherbrooke, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange):

      Easy to handle and to share media. Image quality ok for FB or Youtube. For the price, it's OK. I drive it with my cellphone or my Ipad. Don't try handle it if it's windy!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great intro unit

      By RocketTom

      from Whittier, CA

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Easy to Control
      • Fun To Play With

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life
      • Short Range

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange):

      What a great thing to get initiated into the hobby! It's very easy to use, and after charging the battery and loading the app into your smartphone or pad, it really is ready to fly.

      It has a lot of features that the 'big boys' have, but it is still an entry level unit. The battery life is about average for electric quad copters, so it is highly recommended you purchase a high-capacity battery that will utilize the charger that comes with the AR.Drone.

      It does have a somewhat limited range for control, so you'll have to watch out for that. And yeah, you will crash it (multiple times!), so spare parts will be something you'll also stock up on. But this is true for pretty much any remote control air-craft you purchase.

      It is fun to use and usefull at the same time. A good way to get your feet wet in the world of RC Quad-Copters.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Overall great product, some small issues

      By ColoradoCold

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Control
      • Fun To Play With
      • High Speed

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Outside Bumper Flimsy
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Older Children
      • Outdoors

      Comments about AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange):

      This works great outside and it's fun to fly around the yard. The camera has a surprisingly large range and has really good quality video. The outside cover that comes with the product to use indoors is very flimsy and broke on the first use (new one costs $45!, I will not be buying that part). The rest of the drone is pretty durable though, have crashed it outside lots of times and still runs great, battery life is not that great, but backup battery pretty afforable. I'd recommened for the great video quality and ease of use.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quadcopter a nice piece of engineering

      By Bions

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Grandparent, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fun For The Grandkids

      Cons

      • Shortish Flight Time

      Best Uses

        Comments about AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (Blue/Orange):

        I used the AR.Drone quadcopter to take a video of some roof repairs that we had done, just to verify that the repairs were OK. Worked great, and the built-in self-protection logic goes a long way in preventing damage while learning to fly it. I would recommend buying the higher capacity battery to extend flight time.

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        SanDisk -  4GB Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive
        • You Pay: $5.95
         

        Batteries & Power

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        Parrot -  LiPo Battery for AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (11.1 V, 1000 mAh)
        • You Pay: $39.95
        Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
         

        Streaming Video

        Parrot -  Flight Recorder for AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter
        • You Pay: $129.95
         

        System Extensions

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        Apple -  32GB iPod touch (Blue) (5th Generation)
        • You Pay: $239.00
         

        Propellers & Prop Guards

        Parrot -  Replacement Propeller Set for AR.Drone and AR.Drone 2.0 (Black)
        • Price: $11.95
         

        Cables & Cable Adaptors

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        • You Pay: $4.49
         

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