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Parrot BeBop Review

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The Parrot Bebop Drone is an excellent drone! With a variety of drones to choose from nowadays, the Parrot Bebop offers several advantages. The Parrot Bebop Drone price is lower than the price of most drones with similar capabilities. It includes a stabilized 1080P HD camera for videos and photos. The Parrot Bebop Drone is also a lot smaller and a lot lighter than other drones. This makes traveling with the Parrot much easier. The battery life is less than that of the DJI Phantom 2 but after-market batteries are now available for the Parrot Bebop Drone that extend flying time. The batteries are small in size and traveling with multiple batteries is simple. I’ve found that most of my videos are around five minutes in length anyway, so I feel that the flight time of the Parrot BeBop is perfectly acceptable. It provides ample time to film a couple of videos per battery. The Parrot Bebop Drone does not film 4K video. It will be nice to see 4K video in a future version of the Parrot Bebop. For maximum portability, one can travel with the Parrot Bebop drones, a few batteries and a smartphone or tablet. It’s incredible how much technology Parrot has packed into such a small drone! The way that it stabilizes video is brilliant too! The camera is not hanging below on a gimbal like most other drones use to stabilize video. The camera is internal and cushioned to prevent vibration (“video jello”). The video is also stabilized more via software. Moreover a camera on the front vs. the bottom is less likely to become damaged during landing. The Parrot Bebop video looks silky smooth! If one wishes to extend their flying range, add a joystick and/or FPV goggles, the Skycontroller can be purchased to further enhance the Parrot Bebop Drone experience. The Skycontroller adds additional bulk for travel but is a lot of fun when flying locally. When flying indoors, the included propeller guards can be attached. For indoor flights, the Parrot Bebop utilizes downward-facing sensors. The Parrot Bebop is currently the only non-toy drone that I would fly indoors. It works really well! From a portability, performance and price perspective I feel that the Parrot Bebop Drone is one of the best drones on the market today!

If you are a Mac user like I am and prefer to download Parrot Bebop Drone Photos and Videos to your Mac computer using the USB cable then you’ll likely need to download and install the following application:
Software to Download Parrot Bebop Drone Videos & Photos to Mac ComputerAndroid File Transfer for Mac


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Moose
Parrot BeBop Review 97.8

Have been waiting on this toy and am loving it. Easy flying capabilities and just what I was looking for. The kids love it too!

Plusses No plusses
Minors No minors
Posted on January 16, 2015 6:56 PM
Mjw
Parrot BeBop Review 42.3

Have AR drone 2.0 and it is a good drone Bought one of these hoping to upgade so i launched bebop and at about 25 feet over my head (using ipad air) drone disconnects and starts drifting off so im running after it trying to reconnect i have to close freeflight App goto seettings relink WiFi restart App then bring it down I tested couple more times range is poor and also you have to wait 2 min for GPS to link as its sucking the power from your 11 min battery App also cashes. Way to easy to loose $500 drone Parrot need to spend more time on softwere..Also there a cooling fan inside drone sucking power from short live battery Buy a DJI or stick with AR 2.0

Plusses
  • Great camera
  • compact
Minors
  • short flight time
  • App crashes
  • $$$
Posted on February 1, 2015 10:19 PM

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