Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 with Outdoor Hull (Orange/ Yellow) - £149.99 @ Amazon UK
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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 with Outdoor Hull (Orange/ Yellow) - £149.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 10th Nov 2014
Waited ages for this to drop in price and now it's at it's lowest price EVER. Christmas is just round the corner, so I can't justify spending this amount of cash on myself. But that's not to say I can't share this deal and live vicariously through those who do indulge.

Anyway, great bit of kit; just don't get yourself arrested whilst flying one.

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Python5

Dont loose it :-)http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25217378



Or lose it.

10 minutes of fly time? No thanks.

nublets2k

Or lose it.



or auto spellcheck it !

Hot! I got my Elite version last December when Amazon did them half price VERY briefly, they were only available for a few hours and I suspect it may have been a pricing error.

DigitalReaper

10 minutes of fly time? No thanks.



10 minutes is way too short and is over before you know it, you will definitely need some more batteries to make decent use of your drone, preferably high capacity ones with longer flight time like these amazon.co.uk/dp/…GJE

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rossington

Hot! I got my Elite version last December when Amazon did them half price … Hot! I got my Elite version last December when Amazon did them half price VERY briefly, they were only available for a few hours and I suspect it may have been a pricing error.10 minutes is way too short and is over before you know it, you will definitely need some more batteries to make decent use of your drone, preferably high capacity ones with longer flight time like these http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MNMOGJE



I got one then too and to my shame it is still in the box!

thanks, bought and heat added.

What happens when you are 100ft up in the air and your mobile phone rings ?

JarrodWRX

What happens when you are 100ft up in the air and your mobile phone rings … What happens when you are 100ft up in the air and your mobile phone rings ?

answer your phone

These are great fun and good for filmmaking. The run time is poor, but having a spare battery of two helps. The built in cameras aren't bad, but not amazing so I'd suggest whacking on a gopro

can these handle a go pro mounted on them ??

Good for slow moving objects but awful if you want to follow fast paced movement.

You're better off saving up and buying a Phantom DJI 2. Pricey but well worth it.

Had thought about getting one of these a few weeks back but agree the cameras aren't great. In the end I ordered a Cheerson CX20. I think the Parrot AR is great as a toy that can take a whack if you crash it. The Cheerson is a better camera platform and has extra features... You dont really want to crash it though as it will cost.

DigitalReaper

10 minutes of fly time? No thanks.



You expect it to fly forever?

AppStar

You're better off saving up and buying a Phantom DJI 2. Pricey but well … You're better off saving up and buying a Phantom DJI 2. Pricey but well worth it.



For C£800? Yeah, right.

nublets2k

Or lose it.


Maybe one could lose it after loosing it.

notoriousdrp

These are great fun and good for filmmaking. The run time is poor, but … These are great fun and good for filmmaking. The run time is poor, but having a spare battery of two helps. The built in cameras aren't bad, but not amazing so I'd suggest whacking on a gopro



This wouldn't carry a GoPro.

Good price so +heat from me but...

I had one of these, terrible to fly as it uses ultrasonic sensors on the bottom for altitude stability and a vety low resolution camera on the bottom for position hold which just about works. Has no GPS so i can just drop and hit something and crash or just simply fly away. Uses your phone to control it which is difficult on a touch screen phone. Also they are a bit funny about recording videos as they have to process the video before it's viewable and it would become corrupt for me.

Best saving for a Phantom 2 as they use GPS, so if it goes out of range it just flies back to take off position or you can control it again when it gets close enough, it has a proper stick controller, very stable flights and much better build quality.

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M1LFHunter

For C£800? Yeah, right.



I can see them for £499. Just sayin'

pglfc

This wouldn't carry a GoPro.



are you sure? forums suggest it'll take off balanced with the lightweight casing and a hero 3

Great price for what you get. If you're after taking video or pictures though, wait for the beebop early next year

pglfc

This wouldn't carry a GoPro.



They can. A bit fiddly to get the mounting right but people have done it. I've played with mounting my Sony ActionCam but ran out of playtime a while back...

dumbfunded

I can see them for £499. Just sayin'



Where?

guys, before buying one of these you may want to look at the law and where you can fly them as you could end up with a hefty fine.
amateurphotographer.co.uk/lat…805

m.j.boylin

Good price so +heat from me but...I had one of these, terrible to fly as … Good price so +heat from me but...I had one of these, terrible to fly as it uses ultrasonic sensors on the bottom for altitude stability and a vety low resolution camera on the bottom for position hold which just about works. Has no GPS so i can just drop and hit something and crash or just simply fly away. Uses your phone to control it which is difficult on a touch screen phone. Also they are a bit funny about recording videos as they have to process the video before it's viewable and it would become corrupt for me. Best saving for a Phantom 2 as they use GPS, so if it goes out of range it just flies back to take off position or you can control it again when it gets close enough, it has a proper stick controller, very stable flights and much better build quality.



Phantom FC40 does the same, out of stick range it comes back. Does not have the low battery return to base though

£280 for the one in the pic

I can see them for £499. Just sayin'[/quote]

can you link to one for £499 please

billwah2002

I can see them for £499. Just sayin'



can you link to one for £499 please[/quote]


This one im guessing.

Forget the go pro, will this carry an Albanian flag?

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clnsndrs

can you link to one for £499 please




This one im guessing.[/quote]thx

DigitalReaper

10 minutes of fly time? No thanks.



^^^
this. really wanted one for ages as they look so cool but the 10 minutes flying time seems very disappointing.

Cheap bit of commercial tat. tested one in the summer. I can honestly say it wasn't worth the £250 and still Isn't worth £150.

Its flimsy, cheap motors and gets thrown around easily by light winds

£34.99 for a Parrot branded LiPo - That is a joke itself.

For example have a look at this for the price:

hobbyking.co.uk/hob…tml


Edited by: "MrCollective" 10th Nov 2014

Only 15mins flying time and doesn't even come with a remote controller, using a phone to control it seems pretty poor? cold

MrCollective

Cheap bit of commercial tat. tested one in the summer. I can honestly say … Cheap bit of commercial tat. tested one in the summer. I can honestly say it wasn't worth the £250 and still Isn't worth £150.Its flimsy, cheap motors and gets thrown around easily by light winds£34.99 for a Parrot branded LiPo - That is a joke itself.For example have a look at this for the price: http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__55571__Quanum_Venture_FPV_QuadCopter_With_Power_System_ARF_Version_.html



Thanks for that, is it worth building one from scratch instead?

Creo

Thanks for that, is it worth building one from scratch instead?



Hey, you could potentially build one from scratch or purchase a RTF (Ready To Fly) model.

It all depends on how much you want to spend and your knowledge of building one. If you are building one from scratch I.E purchasing:

Motors
Rotors
Frame Kit
Speed Controller
Receiver

(I'm guessing you may already have a transmitter. Possibly Spektrum or JR ?)

You will also have to position all the kit and get the correct - Centre of gravity

I would build my own because you can be very specific in which motors you purchase. Also I would build an Eneloop battery pack.


Edited by: "MrCollective" 10th Nov 2014

mighty sausage

can these handle a go pro mounted on them ??



On paper yes, in practice no. the reality is the flight characteristics change too much. In truth they've got issues in anything more than a light breeze to be honest.

Best to start on a Hubsan X4 and get your flight controls sorted then move on to a proper multirotor.

MrCollective

Hey, you could potentially build one from scratch or purchase a RTF … Hey, you could potentially build one from scratch or purchase a RTF (Ready To Fly) model.It all depends on how much you want to spend and your knowledge of building one. If you are building one from scratch I.E purchasing:MotorsRotorsFrame KitSpeed ControllerReceiver(I'm guessing you may already have a transmitter. Possibly Spektrum or JR ?)You will also have to position all the kit and get the correct - Centre of gravityI would build my own because you can be very specific in which motors you purchase. Also I would build an Eneloop battery pack.



I actually don't have any experience at all with these, I just wanted to pick it up as a hobby. Is there a popular forum people use?
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