PARROT A R DRONE 2.0
SPECS: 1 GHZ 32-BIT ARM CORETEX A8, LINUX 2.6.32, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 3-AXIS GYROSCOPE, 4 BRUSHLESS INRUNNER MOTOR (14.5 WATT AND 28.500 RPM), 8 MIPS AVR CPU PER MOTOR CONTROLLER, 1000 MAH LIPO RECHARGEABLE BATTERY, 720P 30 FPS FRONT CAMERA, 60FPS QVGA VERTICAL CAMERA VIDEO STREAMING, RECORDING ON USB
There are some gadgets that are all about fun, nothing more. The Parrot A R Drone 2 quadricopter is one such device; a toy for the entire family. We couldn't think of any specific uses for this little chopper, launched in India by flippertech.com, except maybe if you have a flock of sheep to mind in a large ranch somewhere. But for gamers, this drone opens a new world of opportunities.
WHAT IS IT?
The A R Drone 2 is a lightweight radio controlled quadricopter - since it has four rotors instead of one - with two inbuilt cameras for better control and, of course, more fun. The actual drone is a shipshaped device with four legs and their separate propeller. The device weighs about 380 grams with the regular hull and about 50 grams more with indoor hull that protects the blades from walls. While other RC devices come with controllers, this Drone 2 is controlled using apps available for iOS and Android devices. Once you download the AR Freeflight app, you use your phone or tablet to link to the wi-fi network generated by the drone. One dampener here is the fact that the device has no on/off button, and switches on as you plug in the battery. The real showstopper with this drone is the 720p camera in front and another on the bottom. There are also a bunch of sensors under the hull to control the height of the device.
HOW DO YOU FLY?
|THE DRONE APPS|
This apps lets you control the drone. Plus, it stores all the video shot with the drones two cameras within the app. There are also instructions on how to fly and settings for the drone.
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