Parrot is making drone flying immersive with their new FPV pack for Bebop 2 leisure drones. The Parrot Cockpitglasses use your IOS or Android smartphone to turn you into a pilot, getting a first-hand view of the action.
The FPV headplay works through your smartphone by livestreaming air-born footage captured through Bebop 2’s full HD frontal camera, and displaying it in real-time in VR with telemetric flight data.
The Parrot FPV pack includes:
Parrot Bebop 2: 500g drone with 25min flight time, 14-megapixel fish-eye front facing camera, and 3-axis stabilizer.
Parrot Cockpitglasses: The FPV headplay allows users to enjoy wide angle HD stable images, which claim to be distortion free. The device uses iOS or Andoid smartphones to display footage directly captured from the 14-megapixel camera.
Parrot Sky Controller 2: The Parrot Skycontroller 2 uses a new and XS-format Wi-Fi MIMO remote control which offers a 2km theoretical range. The light-weight (5OO gram) compact controller has been redesigned to blur the boundary between gamepads and RC controllers. The controller uses two joysticks for individually maneuvering to ensure flight position and offers customizable ‘direct access’ and ‘trigger’ buttons to give access to the functions and options for the fixed-wing drone and the Parrot Cockpitglasses. The controller can be connected to an iOS or Android smartphone, or tablet via the new FreeFlight Pro application.
The Parrot Bebop 2 + Parrot Cockpitglasses + Parrot Skycontroller 2 pack will cost AU$1,299.99, or if you already own the Parrot Bebop 2 you can by the Cockpitglasses + Parrot Skycontroller 2 for AU$599.99
The Parrot Bebop 2 FPV is available this month, from October 2016.
Check out the trailer down below (We don’t condone using a VR headset on a cliff-face)