Parrot Bebop Drone review – Quadrocopter not inferior to expensive competitors

Parrot Bebop Drone review – Quadrocopter not inferior to expensive competitors

Parrot sparked a wave of consumer interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) when it launched its AR quadcopter in 2010. Drone 2.0. Now she intends to repeat her success with the Parrot Bebop Drone, with even better performance.

Parrot Bebop Drone Overview

Parrot Bebop Drone – Reviews

The Parrot Bebop Drone costs $500 but has most of the features of the competition that cost twice as much, including GPS and video streaming. But does it cover its shortcomings? We will try to find out in this review.

Parrot Bebop Drone Features

The Parrot Bebop Drone has 4 external rotor brushless motors, 1200mAh lithium polymer battery, HD camera, 3-axis video stabilization, GNSS (GPS GLONASS Galileo) support, and many sensors. The battery lasts for 11 minutes.

Noteworthy is the Parrot P7 processor with a dual-core Cortex 9 CPU, a quad-core GPU and 8GB of onboard flash memory. At the same time, the device weighs only 400 grams.

Parrot Bebop Drone

The Bebop drone is ready to fly almost immediately after unpacking, all piloting is done from the user’s smartphone or tablet using the FreeFlight3 application (available for IOS, Android and Windows).

Poor quality, but durable materials

Actually, there is no contradiction here, and this quadcopter is remarkable in that it clearly demonstrates the difference.

The Parrot Bebop Drone doesn’t look expensive. Many parts are made of cheap ABS plastic, most of the camera body is made of Styrofoam, and the battery seems to be just attached with tape.

But Bebop actually made a great design. Instead of making the drone out of rigid parts, they opted for lightweight and flexible materials. The Bebop quadcopter flexes a little and stays unscathed when others crack and break.

Parrot Bebop Drone

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