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Parrot Bebop Drone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adam, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Adam

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    I'm a fan of this machine. The camera is stabilized with software and not a mechanical gimbal. Seems like an interesting way to go. Supposedly releasing in November, $500 for the Bebop, $900 for the Bebop with a long range FPV system that works with your own tablet. Parrot was a pioneer in consumer multirotor tech, releasing the AR Drone series long before the Phantom came along.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_UdWq-boag[/youtube]
     
  2. rivest266

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    Thats 499 and 899 euros for the drone. USA price may be a bit less. Not very good value for its price.

    Would like to get its camera on an Phantom. Just think, no expensive expensive gimbel after a crash.
     
  3. eyecon82

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    Still looks like a toy to me with the Styrofoam
     
  4. knuckles

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    The info so far has been interesting but I'm waiting to see some real world user reviews. I had an AR drone 2.0 and wanted to get rid of it right away after I got it. I hated the tablet only control, short WiFi range and no camera stability.
    This one could fix all those issues from what has been shown. I'm not sure about battery life. The parrot I had was short on that.
    It probably will be a big seller at Christmas if the price is right. I do like how compact it looks. It will be interesting to see how it handles in wind.
     
  5. rivest266

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    Out now in europe Review from a gadget store in Spain
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvUAFWrWJGQ[/youtube]
    I am not impressed with the pictures from this overpriced toy drone. You can get an real DJI phantom for less.

    In Paris? Take the metro to Opera and get yours
    http://blog.parrot.com/2014/11/14/le-be ... rot-opera/
    599 and 899 euros in France
    DJI Vision costs 789 euros in France
     
  6. knuckles

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    I just saw pricing. $499 for basic, $899 with sky controller. That's a steep price I think.
    I'll be interested to hear how it performs in the real world flights. Not a buyer though at this time.
     
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    Well that sounded fantastic and everything, but, :lol:
    The video was poor, the bird looks wimpy,and the transmitter needs its own area code.
     
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    This looks really interesting. Apparently this will be in every Apple Store. It could sell huge.

    I'm curious how the wifi extender with the physical controls will do?

    Quick question, how is it self stabilizing and self landing indoors without GPS?

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/19/par ... ple-store/
     
  9. GoodnNuff

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    Best Buy has them available online, and they said the BeBops will be in store stock next week.
     
  10. gunslinger

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    +1

    I have a lot of respect for Parrot, and their initial AR Drone is what got me interested enough in multi-rotors in the first place to get me to explore other manufacturers... Which is how I wound up with a P2V as it was just introduced at that time.

    This just seems more than a bit pricey for what it is. I'll be watching reviews carefully after it gets into the hands of pilots...

    -slinger
     
  11. Kman

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    Found this video:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg3ijIX8SIE[/youtube]

    Magnesium frame and flies well in the wind. I wonder if the production model will also have a magnesium frame?

    I'm always in favor of more competition, especially in the lower end market. I wonder if DJI will lower prices around the holidays?
     
  12. un hombre

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    Yes, magnesium frame should be in the production model.

    From what I remember it is meant to dissipate heat from the electronics and provide shielding for interference. At least that is what I remember from the interviews months ago. Unless they changed something but it seemed like something they will not change.
     
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    The new bebop 2 looks nice.
     
  14. Kevlar63

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    I think this thing is well overpriced for styrofoam



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    I can't get over how huge the controller is, I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but there's a chance of an alien space ship in a neighbouring galaxy losing control and crashing into the local star and creating a supernova.