The AR.Drone remote-control quadricopter is a groundbreaking device combining the best of many worlds, including modeling, video gaming, and augmented reality. The AR.Drone is remote-controlled by your device (see compatibility below) and features a number of sensors, including a front camera, vertical camera, and an ultrasound altimeter. The AR.Drone can also be used in video games, such as AR.FlyingAce, a dogfight between two AR.Drones.
A groundbreaking device combining the best of many worlds, including modeling, video gaming, and augmented reality. Click to enlarge.
The First Quadricopter Controlled by iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/Android Devices
Control with Your Device
Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPod touch, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device (OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, 3-inches wide minimum, and multi-touch).
The Parrot AR.Drone
The AR.Drone is the first quadricopter that can be controlled by an iPod touch, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device (OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, 3-inches wide minimum, and multi-touch).
High-technology Sensors Offer Simple Piloting
A mix of captors, wide-angle camera, high-speed camera and MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems), accelerometer, gyro sensors, and ultrasound sensor combine with a powerful on-board computer to make piloting the AR.Drone easy. Simply use your device and just tilt and touch to control the AR.Drone.
Connect and See
The Parrot AR.Drone generates its own Wi-Fi network to which you connect your device to control. The front camera view is streamed to your piloting device display.
The AR.Drone autopilot allows easy takeoff and landing. After takeoff, autopilot stabilizes the AR.Drone at an 80-centimeter altitude. When you remove your finger from your device, the autopilot function automatically puts the AR.Drone into stationary flight. Lost connection with the AR.Drone? Autopilot takes over again and stabilizes the device before attempting a soft and safe landing.
Indoor and Outdoor Hulls Included
The full hull shield protects the AR.Drone from impacts that occur during wild battles against enemies hidden in the rooms of the house. The streamlined colored hull is aerodynamic, allowing greater control outside.
High Durability and Easy Repair
AR.Drone is a quadricopter made of carbon fiber and high-resistance PA66 plastic. All parts can be changed for easy repair.
Please download the free AR.Freeflight App (iTunes App Store or Android Market) to control the AR.Drone.
Augmented Reality Games
Not only see what the AR.Drone sees with the front-mounted camera, but enjoy a wide variety of games in augmented reality. AR.Games sold in the iTunes App Store and Android Market. Choose from a selection of single-player and multiplayer games, using the AR.Drone's camera and the augmented reality applications. Shoot enemies or other drones.
Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
The full hull shield protects the AR.Drone from impacts.
The Parrot AR.Drone has been designed for both inside and outside use.
- Apple iOS devices: iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad
- Android OS devices: Optimized for: Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Xoom, HTC Desire; Also compatible with: HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation, LG Optimus 2x, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
- Fly time: 12 minutes
- 3-cell lithium polymer battery
- Capacity: 1000 mAh
- Charge time: 90 minutes
- 4 x 15 W electric brushless motors (3,500 rpm)
- High-efficiency propellers
- Carbon tube structure
- VGA (640 x 480) CMOS camera
- 93-degree wide-angle lens
- 15 fps video
- QCIF (176 x 144) High-speed camera (CMOS)
- 64-degree diagonal lens
- 60 fps video
- Horizontal stabilization
- Range: 6 m
- Emission frequency: 40 kHz
- Vertical stabilization
Internal guidance system
- MEMS (micro electro mechanical system)
- 3-axis accelerometer
- 2-axis gyroscope
- 1-axis yaw precision gyroscope
- ARM9 RISC 32-bit 468 MHz
- 128 MB DDR RAM
- Wi-Fi b/g
- Linux OS
- USB socket
- Size: 28 x 28 inches with hull; 29 x 11 inches without
- Weight: 13.4 ounces
What's in the Box
AR.Drone, indoor hull, outdoor hull (orange/blue), battery, charger, four adapters (EU, US/JP, UK, Aus/NZ), sticker for outdoor hull (for multiplayer battles), and quick start guide.
Features Free Piloting App on iTunes - Download AR.Freeflight in the App Store to control the AR.Drone Augmented Reality Games - Additional AR.Games will be sold in the iTunes App StoreSpecificationsBattery Fly time - 12 minutes 3-cell lithium polymer battery Capacity - 1000 mAh Charge time - 90 minutesMotors 4 x 15 W electric brushless motors (3,500 rpm)Construction High-efficiency propellers Carbon tube structureFront camera VGA (640 x 480) CMOS camera 93-degree wide-angle lens 15 fps videoVertical camera QCIF (176 x 144) High-speed camera (CMOS) 64-degree diagonal lens 60 fps video Horizontal stabilizationAltimeter Ultrasound-based Range - 6 m Emission frequency - 40 kHz Vertical stabilizationInternal guidance system MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) 3-axis accelerometer 2-axis gyroscope 1-axis yaw precision gyroscopeEmbedded computer ARM9 RISC 32-bit 468 MHz 128 MB DDR RAM Wi-Fi b/g Linux OS USB socket Size - 28 x 28 inches with hull; 29 x 11 inches without Weight - 13.4 ounces