Take video games to the next level with the Parrot AR Drone, the world’s first quadricopter that can be controlled with an iPhone or iPod. Combining the fun of flying RC helicopters with the joy of playing iPhone games, the RC Drone allows you to control it with the use of its on-board Wi-Fi system via the iPhone/iPod software. The two in-built cameras on the quadricopter allow you to see real-time feedback straight to your iPhone screen and by using the touchscreen on your phone, you can control the direction and speed of the drone with the virtual joysticks. This has to be one of the most advance remote controlled flying devices we’ve seen in a long time.
Made from a light carbon fibre frame and four propellers, the quadricopter is incredibly nippy and with its inbuilt inertial unit and ultrasound sensors, piloting the AR Drone is extremely simple to do. By simply tilting your control device forwards, backwards, left and right, you can move the Parrot Drone with precision and ease. Connection from your drone to your iPhone is also incredibly fast and responsive thanks to the WiFi Hotspot it automatically generates. Designed to also display augmented reality games over the top of your live video feed meaning you can play some of the coolest games including challenging another AR Drone Parrot in an aerial shoot-em-up. This remote controlled flying machine really does have everything you need to take your game playing flying through to the 21st Century.
- Parrot AR Drone
- iPhone Controlled Quadricopter
- Creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot for communicating with the iPhone
- Does NOT include iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch
- Augmented reality lets you play games over the live video feed - download free App
- Autopilot Mode: Automatic take off and hovers 80cm above the ground, or any pre-determined height
- Battery Requirements: 3 cells 11.1v 30w 1,000mAh 14g lithium polymer pack
- Range: 50m
- Charging Time: 60-90 minutes for a full charge
- Flight Duration: Up to 12 minutes between charges
- Dimensions: Rotor diameter: 20cm (four propellers provided) Dimensions with the indoor hull: 52.5cm x 51.5cm