Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter
Parrot Company and AR models development
The Parrot French company has developed the Parrot AR.Drone which is a remote controlled flying quadcopter helicopter. Here the AR comes from the acronym of Augmented Reality (AR). This quadcopter is designed to be controlled by mobile or tablet operating systems such as the supported iOS or Android within their respective apps or the unofficial software available for Windows Phone, Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.
From Parrot AR 1.0 to AR 2.0
AS an evolution of the 1.0 version, Parrot announced in 2013 the Flight Recorder add-on for the AR.Drone 2.0. A new feature adds 4GB of storage to the drone, along with GPS tracking and flight data recording. It will allow pilots to define a flight path by selecting a series of waypoints that the drone will follow. Flight Recorder features can be controlled via mobile phone and desktop applications, with “Director Mode” and “Rescue Mode” included. An extended battery designed to increase flight time by up to 50% was also launched alongside the Flight Recorder.
Interfaces: USB and Wi-Fi 802.11n
Front camera: 720p sensor with 93° lens, recording up to 30fps
Vertical camera: QVGA sensor with 64° lens, recording up to 60fps
Remote control quadricopter controlled using an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet 720p high-definition live video streaming & recording to smartphone or tablet while flying Record & share videos & pictures straight from AR. Free Flight piloting app.