This review of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 will look at both, the cost efficiency of the drone, as well as the pros and cons. Parrot is known for their well-made and durable products since crashing into the public eye. These attributes are seen in the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, along with numerous other attractive features.
Initial Impression of Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
The initial impression of the AR Drone 2.0 is that it has high tech features that would be good for both beginners and those who are looking for a new drone to work with. The main attribute that Parrot is promoting is the HD 720p camera and programming features. With the technology that Parrot has, this camera is actually quite impressive. Both the AR.Drone 2.0 and the camera can be controlled by a smart phone or tablet. The app, AR.Freeflight allows you to take video in real time and program the camera’s positioning. For those who have previous drone experience, the camera programming would be a new thing to toy with. It is a very user-friendly program and would be good for people looking to get into buying quadcopters.
Improvements Over Previous Model
Compared to the Parrot AR Drone 1.0, the AR.Drone 2.0 surpasses the previous quadcopter in its ability to broadcast video and wifi capabilities. Most people who record video enjoy uploading their videos to YouTube or a similar site to share with friends or followers. With the AR.Drone 2.0 this can be done on the same smart phone that you are controlling the drone with. This is extremely convenient, especially when compared to other drones that require uploading from a USB or other tedious options.
Key Features of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
There are quite a number of pros to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadcopter.
- Easy To Use: It is easy to learn how to fly, as well as easy to maneuver indoors and outdoors. One of the cons to other similar quadcopters is that they cannot be feasibly flown indoors, but the AR.Drone 2.0 doesn’t seem to be limited by this.
- Lightweight: The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is lightweight, but does not get knocked around by wind.
- Good Camera Quality: The camera provides high quality video that is also easy to export and edit.
- Repair Instructions: Parrot provides instructions on how to repair certain parts, which can save money in the long run. Even the best drone fliers will break something eventually.
There are a few cons to the AR.Drone 2.0.
- Battery Life: The battery life of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is not great. This is a problem with many drones, and a lot of people compensate for this by buying multiple batteries and just switching them out when the first one dies. It is not a huge problem, but it is something to note.
- Limited Stunts: There are not a lot of “tricks” that this AR 2.0 drone can perform. It does have the flip function, but if you are looking for a drone that will perform aerial stunts, this might not be for you.
Overall, Parrot has done a good job putting together a cost-efficient and user-friendly quadcopter with the AR.Drone 2.0. It is easy for beginners to start flying with, as well as for those who are looking to add to their collection. They also have numerous add-ons and replacement parts if you happen to break something when it crashes. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions about this Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 review.