Parrot, pioneer in consumer and professional civil drones, releases a FPV (First Person View) pack for its Bebop 2 leisure drone.
Parrot will now offer an immersive experience accessible for everyone with high-tech, intuitive and easy-to-transport products:
Parrot Bebop 2: Powerful, with impressive stability and manoeuvrability, Bebop 2 is a compact, robust, stable and very light (500 gr) video drone.
Parrot Cockpitglasses: the FPV headplay that uses your smartphone and plunge the pilot into the heart of the action by live streaming the airborne footage captured by the Parrot Bebop 2 Full HD frontal camera and displays the telemetric flight data.
Parrot Skycontroller 2: the new Wi-Fi, lightweight and compact remote control with customizable precision joysticks and buttons, and offering a 2kms theoretical range.
Parrot Bebop 2 FPV (Parrot Bebop 2 + Parrot Cockpitglasses + Parrot Skycontroller 2) AU$1,299.99 / NZ$1,399.00
Parrot FPV Pack (Parrot Cockpitglasses + Parrot Skycontroller 2) AU$599.99 / NZ$619.00
Bebop 2 is an all-in-one compact drone integrating a 14 megapixel “fish-eye lens” specifically designed front facing camera. Digitally stabilised on 3-axis thanks to powerful algorithms, images are bright, perfectly stable and all without distortion.
The four three-blade propellers powered by brushless outrunner engines offer great manoeuvrability during high speed flights: Bebop 2 achieves burst of speed of 60 km/h horizontally and 21 km/h vertically and resists head winds up to 63 km/h. Very responsive, it reaches its maximum speed in 14 seconds and brakes in 4.5 seconds. It reaches an attitude of 100 metres in less than 20 seconds. Its glass fibre reinforced (20%) PA12 chassis and its shockproof feet ensure high robustness of the structure.
Bebop 2 is piloted very easily and with no training needed in Wi-Fi via the new FreeFlight Pro app for smartphones and tablets, as well as with the new Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control.
In addition to a very stable Wi-Fi connection, numerous systems reinforce the safety of flights: emergency cut-out feature of the engines, emergency cut-out feature of the propellers in case of contact, limitation of the altitude and of the flying perimeter, automatic return home feature.
For the most intense, immersive and extraordinary flight experience, Parrot has created a FPV headplay: Parrot Cockpitglasses. The pilot simply inserts their smartphone, on which the footage captured by Bebop 2’s 14 Megapixels Full HD frontal camera are streamed live.
They can then enjoy a fully immersive, wide angle and HD vision with perfectly stable images, with no distortion. They can also follow the Bebop 2’s flight path thanks to the display of a radar and telemetric data –placing the pilot in the cockpit of the drone.
Parrot Bebop 2 comes with Parrot Skycontroller 2, a new and XS-format Wi-Fi MIMO remote control which offers a 2 kms theoretical range.
Completely redesigned to blur the boundaries between gamepads and RC controllers, Parrot Skycontroller 2 is lightweight, compact and very easy to handle. Its two joysticks manoeuvre individually to ensure in flight precision, controlling the drone’s speed, direction and altitude. Its customisable ‘direct access’ and ‘trigger’ buttons give access to the numerous functions and options of the fixed-wing drone and the Parrot Cockpitglasses. This includes the “direct view” function, which enables the pilot to see Bebop 2 through the camera of the smartphone when wearing Parrot’s FPV headplay.
Parrot Skycontroller 2 can also be connected to an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet via the new FreeFlight Pro application, providing the pilot with seamless video streaming, and a platform to refine the settings of Parrot Bebop 2 (e.g. geofencing or limitation of the altitude/ of the distance ; recording of the video…).
The FreeFlight Pro app is available for free on AppStore and Google Play. Its intuitive interface enables the user to tailor the commands and flight parameters to their level. This includes speed, limitation of the altitude or distance, management of the Wi-Fi connection, the photo/video parameters, and watch video footage captured by Parrot Bebop 2 live from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
Parrot cloud, which is also free and integrated with in FreeFlight Pro, saves the data of each flight. FreeFlight Pro also enables to configure Parrot Skycontroller 2 in order to customize its commands.
It also gives users access to ‘Flight Plan’ (in-App purchase option) to create automatic flights very easily.