Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Power Edition Review

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition

 

The modern Era is the Era of technology. Our life has totally been changed. Technology has great impacts on our lives. On one hand it provides us a lot of comfort and on the other it scares us sometimes. Back in the days, drones were considered as the scary devices used only and only for destruction. But thanks to the technology! Nowadays drones are being used as a fun activity by hobbyists. Drones seem just as a flying equipment. But Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition is somewhat different. It will give you the complete new aerial picture of the world maximum for 35 minutes. Let’s see what are the features, pros and cons of Parrot AR Drone.

In the box

Let me tell you one of the amazing things about Parrot AR. 2.0 Power Edition Drone, that you get a very decent amount in the pack. All of above you will get two batteries and they will provide you more than an hour of flight approximately. Of course you need to swap batteries after 35 minutes and this will take no more than a couple of minutes. The battery charging time is almost an hour and it also has a decent charger. Its battery easily gets fit into the charger and it also has a wall socket. So charging a battery is quite easy. I hereby felt need to mention that if you are new drone user, then read the instruction provided along with the drone. These instructions will help you out and may make your work easier.
Secondly you will find two hulls with the drone. One is for indoor flight and the other is for outdoor flight. Well I find it a quite brilliant idea. If you are flying your drone inside your home it will protect your walls as well as the drone from being damaged. It offers rotors for protection from walls. On the other hand there is hull for outdoor flight. Well it doesn’t offer rotors for human protection as well as drone protection but still that is not a big deal.
Thirdly you can have the drone of your own favorite color. It is available in three amazing colors along with stickers. Though they do not affect the flight of drones but still they help you out to stylize your drone and make it stand out.

Wireless Control

Let me tell you that Parrot is well known for its Bluetooth devices but this technique is not much appropriate in the case of drones. Drones that can fly high and far away like AR drone. Instead you have an option to connect your drone with device of your own choice. There are apps of drone control for both Android as well as IOS. Moreover you can either use Mobile or Tablet depending upon your level of comfort. On this App, with the help of mounted camera you can see the video of your surroundings. Though the video quality is not very much impressive but still it works amazingly if it is charged properly.

Flight

For flight you have a number of options. The default set up is for the drone control by tilt. But on the right side of the drone there is a button. Press the button and then control the drone with the help of your mobile phone or tablet. Though this method is a bit tricky or difficult but you will find yourself more involved as compared to joystick. The second option is joypad with forward, backward, right and left buttons. The right thumb is used to control heights and directions. There is also a mode in which the joypad moves forward when it is moved up and vice versa. They joypad is a more appropriate option for beginners because the default setting is confusing sometimes.

Cameras

I have already mentioned that it has a front mounted camera. The slight problem with this camera is that the pictures and video are soft and camera is not at all stabilized. But this is not a big issue it is still very much fun to see footage of its front camera.
Unlike other drones Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition has a second camera at its bottom. It will give you low quality images downwards. Well this camera is not mostly used for videography and photography. But it will definitely help you in safe landing.
For photography there is camera button and single press will capture a picture and will save it to the memory. The image quality is just fine. For videos you will have two options. You can either record your video directly with your phone or can also use a USB memory stick and can save your video directly to that.

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Battery

In Parrot A.R. Power edition you will be provided two batteries. According to the manufacturers the flying time of each battery is 35 minutes but it also depends upon the flying conditions. And also depends on what you have done to your drone while flying. The charging time of the batteries is an hour approximately and they can be replaced easily.

Performance

Well Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition is fun to fly. It is capable of flying at very high places and is also very quick. Flying it at extreme height can put you in trouble but doesn’t matter still it is fun to fly.

To properly check the performance of the drone, we took it to a park for an experiment. It has been noticed that it lost its connection with Wifi when it moves far away from the device. The Wifi range is little limited but don’t worry it is not a big deal, fortunately Bell labs has modified 3G for the control and it has unlimited range.

PROS

  • A huge entertainment at first use.
  • Controlled by both Android and iOS.
  • Integrated HD camera.
  • Front and back camera.
  • Two batteries.
  • Hulls included for indoor and outdoor flight.

CONS

  • It is quite expensive.
  • Glitchy App.
  • It has a bit little entertainment life span.
Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Power Edition Review on May 13, 2015 rated 4.7 of 5

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