Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
✅ What's great about it!
Easy to handle
Great mobile app
Fun camera settings
🚨 What's not so cool...
Needs a smartphone to operate
Short battery life
This drone sits squarely in the middle of toy-drones and high-performance drones. This drone does not come with a controller, so you use an Android or iOS app on your smartphone or table to control the Parrot. There are two virtual joysticks in the app that function as standard controller sticks. You also get a live FPV feed from the drone displayed on your screen. You will love this drone’s agility and its ability to perform tricks and stunts at the press of a button.
The plastic foam propeller guards may look flimsy, but they are engineered to lightweight and highly durable. The guards are designed to cushion any unfortunate impacts that you may have while flying your drone.
This drone comes with a 1000 mAh LiPo battery that will give you about 10 minutes of flying time. If you are running the camera, your flight time will be slightly reduced. You can expect to be able to fly this drone out to a range of 100m.
The included camera on this drone is of 720p resolution. It will provide decent aerial footage at an affordable price. Granted it is not of the same level of quality as a DJI drone camera, but it’s pretty close. The main function of the camera is to support the FPV functionality of this drone. The video stream is very responsive with very little latency.
This drone also has a second downward facing camera that is great for taking birds eye view shots.