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Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices (Orange/Green) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Remote control quadricopter controlled iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi-Touch
  • Interchangeable hulls designed for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Fly and battle with other Drone users via a Wi-Fi network
  • Front-view camera with live video feed
  • Enjoy a wide variety of games

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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 22.4 inches, 22.4 inches, 5.39 inches
  • Weight: 1 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

Parrot AR.Drone lets you see what the pilot sees.
With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad device, as well as Android-based phones and tablets. On-board cameras (one forward facing, one facing down) let you see in real time what the pilot sees as you complete complex flight maneuvers.

Augmented reality turns the world around you into a video game.
Chase a fighter jet through your house solo or with friends. Powerful processing lets the AR.Drone integrate computer generated images directly into its real-time streaming video to create an augmented reality gaming environment complete with air-to-air missiles, interactive targeting systems, and fiery explosions.

No ordinary RC helicopter, the Parrot AR.Drone uses military-grade technology for super-stable flight.
This four-rotor quadricopter employs dual ultrasonic altimeters, a three-axis accelerometer, multiple gyroscopes, and an embedded Linux platform to continuously stabilize itself during flight. AR.Drone can even compensate for turbulence caused by wind. In fact, it's so easy to control, anyone can fly it.

At home indoors or out.
Fly your Parrot AR.Drone anywhere you like. The included indoor hull protects the rotors during tight maneuvering around walls and furniture then removes easily to minimize weight and wind resistance during outdoor flights. Copter is made of carbon fiber and high-resistance plastic. Rechargeable LiPo battery is included.

Now with Apps for both Apple iOS and Android devices. Order your Parrot AR.Drone from Brookstone today to experience video gaming on a whole new level!

Note: we are unable to ship AR.Drone to addresses outside of the United States.

For ages 14 and up. WARNING: Choking hazard due to small parts.

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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.

Autopilot
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.

Free Piloting App
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.

AR.Drone Details

Compatibility

  • 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

Battery

  • Fly time: 12 minutes
  • 3-cell lithium polymer battery
  • Capacity: 1000 mAh
  • Charge time: 90 minutes

Motors

  • 4 x 15 W electric brushless motors (3,500 rpm)

Construction

  • High-efficiency propellers
  • Carbon tube structure

Front camera

  • VGA (640 x 480) CMOS camera
  • 93-degree wide-angle lens
  • 15 fps video

Vertical camera

  • QCIF (176 x 144) High-speed camera (CMOS)
  • 64-degree diagonal lens
  • 60 fps video
  • Horizontal stabilization

Altimeter

  • Ultrasound-based
  • 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

Embedded computer

  • ARM9 RISC 32-bit 468 MHz
  • 128 MB DDR RAM
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Linux OS
  • USB socket

Dimensions

  • 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/green), battery, charger, four adapters (EU, US/JP, UK, Aus/NZ), sticker for outdoor hull (for multiplayer battles), and quick start guide.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 22.4 x 22.4 x 5.4 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.6 pounds
ASIN B003ZT5HWO
Item model number PF720000AA
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

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Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By John J. Malone on August 1, 2011
Package Type: Standard PackagingColor: Orange/Green Verified Purchase
Bought this and two spare batteries as a company mascot. Flew it around indoors until the dog was no longer afraid of it.

Once outside, elevated it about 10 feet high in an open field, and suddenly it skied up to about 60 feet, and started to follow the wind with a mind of its own. As it departed, it raised to perhaps 120-150 feet, disappeared into a neighborhood, and that was that.

Probably not the fastest $300 I ever lost, but it ranks "up there."

This bird not ready for prime time.

Anyone need the indoor foam protector and a couple of batteries?
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Computers and programming are just a few of my hobbies. When I learned that I could turn this drone into an autonomous robot with just a few lines of URBI code, I was hooked. I've had the toy for just over a week now, and I've had a blast playing with it. The first time I started it up with the command drone.launch(), I was really surprised to find it hovering 3ft off the ground behind my chair. It's auto stabilization is very good. There are lots of DIY versions of quad copters, but this is the first to come in at a commodity price. I predict that there is going to be a lot of really cool apps on the way for this toy, in fact I'm going to help make them.

My only complaint would be the limited battery life, but I'll probably just buy a backup battery.

I think this toy represents a giant step in the right direction.
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By tbgrande on December 4, 2010
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As an aviation enthusiast, I thought I'd check out this toy. I've read all about the problems of RC aircraft, and helicopters in particular. So I knew from the outset that this wasn't going to be just a $300 outlay.

Pros:
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- Amazingly stable, intuitive interface. For sure, it takes some getting used to, but its neat and useful that the software can keep the drone hovering at a constant height hands-off. 4 axes of movement controlled via two joysticks is pretty straightforward:
** Joystick1: Forward/Back,Strafe Left/Strafe Right (or just tilt your phone in the appropriate direction)
** Joystick2: Up/Down, Yaw Left/Yaw Right
- Cameras in both front an on bottom definitely add wow-factor.
- Indoor hull means you don't shell out cash after every crash.

Cons:
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- Android is technically unsupported, and it took some digging to find someone who has this working.
- My 1st gen iPod Touch was having some troubles controlling it.
- Battery life is (understandably) pretty short.
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This is a nice unit. BUT Buyer beware. The company is selling this with the POTENTIAL (only) to run on android. You MUST have a seperate device IE newer laptop with win 7 to update the firmware. I tried to update it with my antiquated vista, no go, even tried with my tablet. The problem is until you update the firmware android will not talk to the device (used motorola tablet xoom). The firmware currently 1.7.4 is available for free to download from Parrot.

Parrot really should have updated their product before shipping. Bad for them and is why I only gave them 4 out 5 stars. If you cant control the machine after you have flown it and messed with the settings. Simply uninstal the flight app and reinstal (on your android device). This firmware also resolves some issues the i-phone and i-pad users are having.

Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!
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First, it's not as fragile as you may think; when you use the indoor hull, it completely covers the top of the drone, surrounds and protects it on all sides, and the drone is well padded on the bottom, so the drone is protected from any impact from any angle. Even if the drone does take some impact, all of its external parts are durable. It is also padded all the way around the entire exterior of the main body. I've crashed it several times, with the indoor and outdoor hull, but it still worked fine after each crash. The drone has several built in systems that help prevent damage, like shutting off the propellors upon impact or performing an automatic landing when the drone goes out of range. All of the parts are easily replaceable, and the repairs are easy ones that anyone can do at home with a screwdriver.

The computers are amazing, and they do everything that's advertised exceptionally well. The drone is easy to control; I had no problem letting my seven year old sister fly around while I watched her carefully. Nice quality camera; very wide angle, and while the picture quality isn't HD, it's good enough to distinguish small objects, gestures, and, most of the time, facial expressions (all of which I've done). Optimal range; when it's too hot to sit outside and fly, I can sit on my living room couch and fly the drone (which is outside) around the backyard and beyond (almost all the way around the house, but not quite) using only the views from the cameras with no direct line of sight. Great customer service, I shipped it to Parrot after a motor was damaged (not by impact), and they sent it back fixed and in great condition in under two weeks after I sent it.

I highly recommend using the app Drone Ace to control the drone.
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