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Review: The Parrot Bebop 2

In addition to its brilliant features when it comes to weight, size, and design, the Parrot Bebop 2 tops the least among the least intimating drones you will ever come across. It is highly likely you’ll find it in a toy store as a phone accessory. An impressive toy drone video avec camera, it lands and takes off on its own. It does not have any challenges or trouble hovering in place either on the outside or indoors.

Easy to control

control your drone through the smartphoneThe fact that you can control this camera drone using a tablet or phone certainly helps. The truth is that flying by using a touchscreen is not the best firsthand experience. However, handling a standard remote control for any first timer is arguably not any better. Instead of buttons, switches and sticks, you have to tap on a screen and slide your thumbs around your phone in the particular direction you need it to fly.

The mobile application is free. Nevertheless, you can always buy ($20) to unlock the more advanced flight-plan abilities. This way, you’ll be able to set waypoints for your drone.

How about its quadcopter?

The quadcopter of the Parrot Bebop 2 is tiny enough to slide into any average backpack. Being slightly over 500 grammes (a pound), travelling with this drone is very easy. On top of the propellers, you do not have to contend with any moving parts. Its ABS body is usually reinforced with a glass fibre to toughen it up.

A great attribute about this drone is the fact that it is one of the safest you will ever find. It features plastic propellers, which stop instantly the moment they get hit by anything.

More family friendly

The Parrot Bebop 2 comes off more a toy and less of a steady camera drone. Because of this, it the ideal product for anyone that is looking for something that is more family-friendly. With this drone, you do not have to panic when turning over its controls to a friend or family member to fly for the first time.

The Good

This drone is small to fit perfectly or stick in an average backpack. It is sturdier compared to the initial/original one with roughly twice the battery life. The Parrot Bebop 2 has propellers to stop immediately they are obstructed. To make it more fun when it comes to flying, the Parrot Bebop 2 has new banked turns capability, as well as easy barrel flips and rolls. The drone is stable whether on the inside or outside. You can effortlessly pilot this drone by using third-party controllers.

introducing the skycontroller

Skycontroller remote control system

The Bad

When bundled with a massive Skycontroller remote control system, it tends to be pricey. From the first Bebop, the video quality of this drone has not improved that much. The control range of the Parrot Bebop 2 depends on flight conditions and your mobile device. Regarding video and storage internal storage space, the drone is limited to 8GB.

Verdict – The Bottom Line

There is no doubt that the Parrot Bebop 2 surely boasts major improvements on the original. It remains an excellent choice because of its safer design and portability.