More and more developments are being made in the highly profitable field of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and of course, with CES 2016 going on as we speak you’re reading, some of these developments will be showcased in Vegas. One of these new products that shows a decent amount of potential is the Parrot Disco remote controlled winged drone.
- The Parrot Disco’s foam body gives it the nigh unbelievable weight of 700 grams
- The new winged drone can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour
- Due to it taking advantage of aerodynamic lift, it has a battery life of up to 45 minutes
- The drone has been in development for two years, and is not yet ready
- Although it doesn’t yet have a release date, it will become available to the public some time in 2016
Parrot have been a known leader in the drone industry for a while now. With their hugely successful Bebop 2 drone, the company has gained enough public favor to be viewed in a very good light for a while.
And with their new reveal that took place on Monday, it would seem like the company has assured its spot as one of the leading brands on the drone market.
The Parrot Disco is the result of over two years of development, and for good reason. The drone will do everything it promises, and more.
The drone has a wingspan of 1 meter, and a length on 50 cm, weighing in at the hard to believe weight of 700 grams.
This allows the user to launch it in the air simply by throwing it, as its single rotor will help it reach speeds of to 50 miles per hour.
Due to the drone being so aerodynamic and taking advantage of aerodynamic lift, its battery, which is the same type as the one in the Bebop 2 model, can have a life of up to 45 minutes.
Once you launch the drone, it will automatically ascend to a height of 50 meters and start circli8ng the pilot, waiting for instructions.
These instructions can come either from a special device, the Parrot SkyController, or from a regular remote control. If you’re not in the mood for flying the drone but you want to take it out anyway, you can also set a preset course, which the drone will follow.
Its camera is also the same as the one used by Bebop 2, and the footage can be received with ease on the specialized app.
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