Saturday, August 13, 2016


Own the skies with the latest high-tech full-hd installment from Parrot - the Bebop Drone. The Bebop Drone combines the best technologies that Parrot has developed over the years with their AR Drone 1, AR Drone 2 and Mini Drones. With it's 14 mega pixel Full HD fish-eye camera, you become a virtual pilot and experience a true First Person View of your flight. The Bebop Drone features some mighty impressive safety features like: emergency mode, gyroscopic stabilisers, GPS route planning, return home functionality and an improved sturdy and robust frame - so you know your investment is protected and you can focus on piloting your Parrot Bebop drone whilst capturing cinematic video in all its crisp full-HD glory.

Click here to Shop

  • Own the sky with Parrot Bebop Drone ultimate camera.
  • Lightweight & safe
  • Full HD video, stabilized on 3-axes
  • First Person View piloting
  • 2 batteries included - each providing 12-15 mins of flight time
  • Ready-to-fly out of the box!
Bebop drone packshot
Built with safety in mind. Its feather-weight ABS reinforced structure (400g) makes Parrot Bebop Drone robust and safe. In the event of any collision, the propellers stop automatically. The emergency mode allows the drone to land immediately. Thanks to a GPS system, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. Finally, EPP hulls included in the pack makes indoor flights safer.

Return Home. When “Return Home” is selected, the Bebop Drone returns directly to its starting position when the altitude is greater than 10 meters. If the altitude is less or equal to 10 meters, it will rise and stabilize itself at 10 meters before returning to its take-off position in a straight line. Once it has reached its take-off position, it will stop and hover 2 meters above the ground.
Advanced technology. Parrot Bebop Drone delivers the best performance: 8x times more powerful than Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 onboard computer, Bebop Drone navigation computer features a Parrot P7 dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU and 8 GB of Flash Memory. All are fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as a radiator and electromagnetic shielding. Runs on Linux with SDK available for Developers.
Parrot Bebop Drone generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot. MIMO Wi-Fi connection: Parrot Bebop Drone embarks 2 dual-band Wi-Fi antennas that allows it to handle both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz MIMO frequencies. It generates its own Wi-Fi 802.11 network. Depending on the network interference, you can select the frequency of your choice.
Easy disassembly. All parts of Bebop Drone are removable for easy assembly and transport. Pilots can focus on flying and capturing incredible images and videos.
Astoundingly stable. To ensure an optimal stability without compromising the maneuverability, the Bebop Drone analyzes data from numerous sensors automatically: 3-axes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, one ultrasound sensor with an 8 meters reach, one pressure sensor and a vertical camera to track the speed.
Freeflight 3: An ultra intuitive application. The Parrot Bebop Drone comes with a free piloting 
application, Freeflight 3, for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets. The user-friendly application 
has been developed to be very easy to use allowing the pilot to focus on the pleasure of flying. 
Once on the welcome screen, the pilot accesses the following functionalites: Piloting, photos/videos, 
Cloud "Pilot Academy"... 
Complete user settings for altitude and speed, piloting mode (accelerometer, virtual joystick...). FreeFlight app also includes fun features such as one-touch Flip! 
FreeFlight 3 is also the piloting app for Parrot MiniDrones.
Pilot to the map with Flight Plan. The Bebop Drone integrates a GNSS chipset that associates the GPS + GLONASS data. Plan your flights on your smartphone/tablet by touching waypoints on your screen and let the drone do the hard part. In addition to increasing the stability in high altitude, it also allows autonomous flights and automatics return to the take-off position. With the recorded data (altitude, speed...), you are able to replay your flights modeled in 3D on the Parrot Academy map. Flight Plan will be made available soon as an in-app purchase in FreeFlight 3.
Bebop drone appSpecifications :
  • ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi antennas: MIMO dual-band with 2 double-sets of dipole antennas for 2.4 and 5 GHz (fig.7)
  • Sending power: Up to 21 dBm
  • Signal range: Up to 250 meters
  • StructureHigh-resistance
  • 4 Brushless Outrunner motors (fig.3)
  • Glass fiber reinforced (15%) ABS structure (fig.4)
  • High-resistance EPP outdoor hull: Clip and unclip easily to adapt to indoor and outdoor flight, protects the propellers against potential bumps, can be removed to reduce wind factor (fig.9)
  • Three-blade auto-block propellers in Polycarbonate with fast disassembly system (fig.5)
  • Anti-vibration bumpers (fig.10)
  • Speed13 m/sCameraCMOS 14Mpx, 1/2.3"
  • "Camera with ""Fisheye"" lens 180° 1/2,2"": 6 optical elements and 14 Mega pixels sensor (fig.2)
  • Video stabilization: Digital on 3-axes
  • Video definition: 1920x1080p (30fps)
  • Photo definition: 4096x3072 px
  • Video encoding: H264
  • Photo file format: JPEG, RAW, DNG
  • Internal memory: Flash 8 GB
  • BatteryLithium Polymer
  • Lithium Polymer 1200 mAh
  • Flight time: 22 minutes with 2 batteries included
  • ProcessorCPU: Dual-Core
  • Mother board: (fig.1)
  • - Parrot P7 dual-core CPU Cortex 9
  • - Quad core GPU
  • - 8Gb flash memory
  • All fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as electromagnetic shielding and as a radiator
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Developping: Open-source SDK
  • Sensors3-axes
  • 3-axes magnetometer
  • 3-axes gyroscope
  • 3-axes accelerometer (fig.6)
  • Optical-flow sensor (fig.8): Vertical stabilization camera (Every 16 milliseconds, an image of the ground is taken and compared to the previous one to determine the speed of the Bebop Drone)
  • Ultrasound sensor (Analyzes the flight altitude up to 8 meters)
  • Pressure sensor
  • Geo-locationGNSS
  • GNSS (GPS + GLONASS) (fig.6)
  • Dimensions28x32x3.6cm
  • 28x32x3.6cm without the hull
  • 33x38x3.6cm with the hull
  • Weight400g
  • With battery, 400g without the hull and 420g with the hull
  • Compatibility
  • iOS, Android, Windows Phone Smartphones/tablets
Kit contents
  • USB, Battery, ...
  • 1 Parrot BeBop Drone
  • 2 Batteries
  • 1 Charger with US/ JP / UK / EU / ANZ plugs
  • 1 Micro USB Cable
  • 2 Indoor hull
  • 4 Additional propellers
  • 1 Propellers mounting tool
  • 1 Quick start guide
Do I need a license to fly this Drone in South Africa?
In line with regulations if it's for personal/hobby use, then the short answer is no you don't need a license as it's considered a personal RPAS (Remotely piloted Aircraft System). 
Under the new regulations Hobby Pilots:
  • Do not need an RPL (Remote Pilots Licence).
  • Do not need to register their RPAS aircraft.
  • Do not need Ops Manual, ROC, RLA, etc.
  • Do not need air services licence.
  • Can fly RPAS up to 7kg weight.
  • Can fly at night (previous not allowed for any RC aircraft).
  • Can fly up to the height of the highest object in 300m of the drone (or up to a max of 400 feet, whichever is the lower of the 2).
  • Can fly up to 500m away from the pilot, while maintaining direct line of sight (RVLOS).
  • Need to keep more than 50m from people.
  • Need to keep more than 50m from roads.
  • Need to keep more than 50m from buildings.
  • Need to keep more than 10km from an aerodrome (airport or airstrip).
  • May not fly in No Fly Zones.
  • Do not need a handheld Fire Extinguisher.
  • Do not need a First Aid Kit.

Click here to Shop

No comments:

Post a Comment