The Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Is One Of The Best Drones With Camera Onboard.

The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is one of the best quadcopters that you can get if you're really serious about flying drones. Hands down, it's one of the best sellers for the last couple years due to it's long flight times, superior construction and ability to control from your iOS or Android device.

FULL HD Videos streamed to your phone (720p)

One of the most amazing things about the Parrot AR Drone is that this version streams full 720p video straight to your phone where you can record it! Of course, you can post the videos up on YouTube or share with friends, but imagine how cool it would be to film a wedding or your kid's birthday party this way! You can even use the drone for movie sequences, like car chases and of course, extreme sporting events. Capture all the action with the AR Drone!

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The camera offers you 720p @ 30FPS and H264 encoding for great looking videos as seen above. The streaming is pretty good too and there's not much latency between the what the drone sees and what you see on your device. You can also flip flop between saving the recordings on your device to the microSD card (not included, but offered here) on board the Parrot.

freeflight app
Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

The AR. Freeflight app is one of the coolest apps for flying the drones we've seen. yes, it's really intuitive, and offers a wide range of customizable controls at your disposal. You can pilot your AR. Drone using the phone's accelerometer and switch between front and vertical camera on the fly! The app also allows you to upload photos and video received from the drone right from your device. The app is compatible with both the AR. Drone and AR. Drone 2.0.

Add Director's Mode to the AR. Freeflight App

There's no sense in just getting the basic app. If you're going to fly the Parrot AR. Drone, might as well have all the tools at your disposal. The Director's mode simply allows you to program automatic movements that are commonly used in movie production. You can make the drone pan, tilt, crane and more just from your phone! The add on also allows you to control speed and movement in real time so you can run your shots just the way you want them. There's also image stabilization and post processing functions that allow you to clean up the videos right from within the app as well. Finally, if you're a real tweaker, you can also adjust white balance, exposure and other camera settings so that you can get exactly the right shots every time!

The AR. Drone 2.0's Structure and Design

Although it looks rather fragile, this drone is really built to last! Weighing in at less than 500 grams (420g with indoor attachment, 380g with outdoor) it is extremely light for the amount of power and speed it has. It's built with 30% fiber charged nylon parts for strength and foam to isolate the inertial center from the vibrations outputted by the motors. Best of all, every part on the AR. Drone 2.0 is fully replaceable (you can find it all on Amazon.com).

The AR. Drone's superior electronics give you extreme control and precision over flight with automatic stabilization features not found in most hobby level drones. Believe it or not, the Parrot is controlled by the Linux 2.6.32 OS and a 1GHz 32 bit ARM Cortex A8 processor with 800MHz video DSP. The drone also has Gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer.

The ball bearing motors are completely brushless and capable of 28,500 RPM. The controller is water resistant (not water proof, guys) and is also reprogrammable.

There are three versions available. The Classic and Elite come with 1000mAh batteries whereas the Power edition comes with 2x 1500mAh batteries for over 35 minutes of flight time!

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