The Parrot Bebop has some serious tech on board. In a body section that’s simply a few inches long you receive a considerable battery and an 1080p video camera during the front, which additionally shoots 14-megapixel stills. It may be purchased just as a drone, but here we are looking at the Skycontroller bundle, which provides a conventional twin-stick remote control product capable of generating its very own Wi-Fi hotspot – enabling you to travel up to a claimed 1.2 miles. The Skycontroller is a big device, you can secure an iPad or iPhone in to the middle, offering you a live view from the Bebop’s digital camera. Freeing yourself from the constraints of touch control (which you must use if you only have actually the Bebop) makes delicate journey adjustments a cinch.
The view through the camera has a slight frame-rate issue so you need to be pretty confident for the type of area you’re flying into. A forest flight, for example, is likely to end one means if you should be flying by real time view alone. It’s fortunate, then, that the Parrot Bebop itself can withstand some pretty serious knocks, and the Free Flight software reports right back straight away on any loss of engine function. The only weighty component is the battery (enduring about 12 moments in our tests), though its clip device is simply too flimsy and likely to start by accident. This drone/controller combination is one of the most accessible on the market and if you are able to afford it, you are set for some awesome aerial antics.