The Parrot AR 2.0 has been out for a little while now and it would appear that the review is a mixed one. No doubt the little spy helicopter is handy but it’s hull, outdoor or indoor, is not that sturdy and controlling it takes some getting used to. Also, just be sure not to go out of the wireless range and keep it in sight. Otherwise you may end up on a wild goose chase and “have you seen a little spy plane in your house, it’s seems to have gone out of range” won’t be the easiest question to ask your neighbor. If you do find yourself in the latter situation, it’s likely best to not ask at all and call it a loss. Unless your willing to risk getting a restraining order.
Here are the specifications;
“Camera: 720p 30fps HD
Lens: 92-degree diagonal wide angle
Processor: 1 GHz 32-bit ARM Cortex A8
Weight: 380 grams with outdoor hull; 420 grams with Styrofoam indoor hull
Motors: 4 brushless 14.5-watt, 28,500 RPM inrunner motors
Battery: 3 elements 1,000 mA/hour LiPo rechargeable
What we like about the Parrot AR 2.O is that it allows you to save footage from it’s two cameras on a USB stick inside the drone’s body or straight to your phone, which is probably the best choice since you never know when your gonna crash the thing or if your neighbor will find it and kill it with fire. Then you would never be able to upload your findings to YouTube. Best of all it can be controlled by your iPhone or Nook. Now if that’s not good stuff, we don’t know what is.
You can get a a Parrot AR 2.0 from Amazon for approximately $300 and if you ever break the hull, which is very likely to happen there are repair videos on YouTube or you could buy another hull for almost $50… your choice.