Parrot’s AR.Drone gifted with elective flight recorder module and larger battery

Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery

Marking the primary anniversary of the AR.Drone since final CES, Parrot has introduced that it will offer an non-compulsory GPS flight recorder module in addition to a much bigger battery sooner or later this yr. The previous dongle merely plugs into the flying car by way of the USB port, and it may well report the flying parameters onto its 4GB reminiscence, which may then be reproduced on the 3D AR.Drone Academy map. As for the bigger battery, it’s going to include 1,500mAh value of juice which is 50 % greater than the unique one (therefore a flight time of as much as 18 minutes now), although we might think about most hardcore fanatics have already modded third-get together batteries for the facility-hungry copter.

On the software program aspect, the AR.Drone will quickly be upgraded with a “Director Mode” for programming actions (together with touring, pan, crane and extra) for extra artistic filming. Moreover there shall be an “AR.Race” solo or multiplayer racing recreation, in addition to an “AR.Rescue” journey recreation in augmented actuality. Sounds enjoyable, and we’ll be capable of see the drone in motion throughout our stay CES interview with CEO Henri Seydoux this Thursday, so keep tuned.

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Parrot Shopper Electronics Present 2013 The perfect applied sciences serving a sensible lifestyle

Parrot, a worldwide chief of wi-fi peripherals for cell phones, unveils improvements that will probably be obtainable in 2013. Each day, Parrot is exploring the brand new prospects round Smartphones within the spirit of “Sensible Dwelling.”

The uncontested star of CES since 2010, Parrot AR.Drone is once more promising new and distinctive flying experiences: GPS ‘Flight Recorder, ‘superior flying digital camera software program, an extended battery life and video games.

• GPS ‘Flight recorder’, the Parrot AR.Drone black field

Related to the USB plug of the AR.Drone, ‘Flight Recorder’ is a GPS module with a 4GB flash reminiscence that data flying parameters, like airliners. It can allow the visualization of flights in 3D on the AR.Drone Academy map and can present builders with a further subject of creation.

• ‘Director Mode’, movie like a professional

Director Mode allows pilots to program pre-registered and automated actions (e.g. touring, pan, crane, and so forth.) in an effort to shoot good movies like a film director with Parrot AR.Drone

A stabilization system and video publish-processing options permit clear clean photographs and the movies might be utilized in modifying or shared by way of the AR.Drone Academy.

• Excessive Density Battery, 50 % further flying time!

A brand new excessive-density Lithium-Polymer battery choice will increase flight time of the Parrot AR.Drone to 18 minutes!

• ‘AR.Race’ and ‘AR.Rescue’, examine your self to the group

‘AR.Race’, a customizable solo or multi-participant race recreation and ‘AR.Rescue’, an journey recreation in augmented actuality, shall be related to the AR.Drone Academy for pilots to match their scores with different members.

Challenge identify: Parrot AR.Drone information Date of availability: 2013 Video:

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