As a “thought experiment” today I wondered how many camera drones have been sold worldwide in the last 3+ years. I quickly put fingers to keyboard and made some wild guesses which turned out as follows. The time frame for these sales is 2014 onward – being as that was arguably the start of the […]
AR Drone by Parrot
Getting your drone out of the tree
If you fly quadcopters, it’s only a matter of time – usually a very short duration – until you get it stuck up in a tree. Given murphy’s law and your luck, it will naturally be quite high up. My first tree landing was about 40 feet up, which is quite a bit taller than […]
Parrot Rolling Spider Mini drone quadcopter- first look, review and rating
Parrot was the first company to market a consumer drone – the AR Drone 1.0 – which was followed up by the more reliable and advanced AR Drone 2.0. They are currently in the process of releasing 3 new products: The BeBop – this is a HD camera equipped advanced quadcopter…the successor to the AR […]
Parrot AR Drone 2.0 as your first drone?
In many ways, the Parrot AR Drone, released in 2010, foresaw the current boom in consumer quadcopters. Although there had been an active geek culture building and programming quads prior to that date (2005 on), the AR Drone fired up the fancy of many and was well covered in the press. Brookstone was the initial […]
How to Troubleshoot and Reset your AR Drone (1.0 and 2.0) after a crash
How to Troubleshoot your AR Drone after a crash (1.0 and 2.0)……. Sooner or later (probably sooner) you are going to have a nice little wreck with your AR Drone. Maybe you hit a wall too hard, hit the ceiling, smacked a tree, or sucked in a twig. Wrecks, crashes, and other emergency stops are […]
AR Drone Maintenance
Note: The below was written based on the 1.0 model, but most of it also pertains to the 2.0 If you’ve been around the (flying) hobby for any length of time you can appreciate how delicate some of these systems can be. Anything that spins, moves or flies won’t last long, barring any accidents, without […]
Parrot AR Drone Modifications
What fun is it to leave a fantastic device like the AR Drone bone stock? We all want more power, more altitude, longer flight times, and better looks. While there are quite a few mods for sale, I am going to stick to ones that myself or people I know personally can attest to. If […]
Your FIRST AR Drone Modification should be landing gear!
Ok, so you’ve decided to get an AR Drone! Congratulations and good flying… BUT, before you take off with that machine, here is some advice which may help your drone last much longer. It’s a simple modification called the zip tie mod. You’ll find many examples of it by searching the web for “AR Drone […]
AR Drone Simulator available for Android and IOS
Amazing! Now you can sit indoors by the fireplace and get some idea of what it is like to fly a Parrot AR Drone! The new app is available both for Android and IOS and costs less than $2.50. This makes it a inexpensive investment for any newbies thinking of getting into quadcopter flying. Although […]
What is an AR Drone?
The AR Drone is a four-rotor aircraft which combines many of the new and advanced technologies in R/C Flight. Parrot, the company behind the AR Drone is marketing the AR Drone as a “flying video game” since it combines actual flying of the aircraft, real time video streaming to the controller, and the ability to […]
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