The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 GPS is showing off some new features of their newer.
AR Drone 2.0 remote-controlled quadricopter here at CES, and one of the new products they have on tap is a GPS “flight recorder” that video-records all your flights, and the accompanying iPad app lets you make edits to the video, like color adjustments and stability improvements.
Once it’s clipped into the AR Drone 2.0 USB port, the GPS unit enables flight recording so users can view their flight after the drone has landed (in 3D no less).
As well as GPS tracking of the journey and autonomous Drone flight.
In total, it tracks and saves more than 350 parameters, and Parrot also promises that the module will improve flight stabilisation once the Drone climbs over six metres high.
In terms of autonomy, the Drone can be set to automatically fly to a destination (within Wi-Fi range) while the ‘Return Home’ feature brings it back without the need to steer.
Keeping with the app-driven nature of the AR.Drone 2.0, the flights can also be viewed on the AR.FreeFlight app and shared within Parrot’s dedicated Drone community.
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 GPS Edition will be available in May for RRP AU$369, and will be bundled in a single pack that includes the Flight Recorder GPS module, an AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition in a Sand camouflage colour and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which promises roughly 12 minutes of flight.
The unit will be sold at EB Games, Harvey Norman and Apple online, though there’s no word yet on whether the GPS module will be available for individual purchase to add on to older AR.Drone 2.0 models.
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 sits in the middle; it’s a $299.99 ($369.99 for the Power Edition with two extended batteries) quadricopter you control with your smartphone or tablet.
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