Parrot has revealed the all-new Parrot Bebop 2 Power, the fully equipped, the new generation of its quadcopter.
The Lightweight (525g), robust, compact and accessible to everyone, the Parrot Bebop 2 Power embeds a wide range of technology and features that are ideal for a pilot or amateur aerial videographer.

• New photography capabilities: for shooting photos or video footage like a professional
• New piloting modes: Sport or video
• New take-off modes: either hand throw into the air or take-off from the ground
• New flight time: 30 minutes of flight time, or up to 60 minutes thanks to the two high capacity batteries included!
• New comfort for immersive flights: FPV Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 goggles are compact, foldable and lightweight, and specially designed to put you in the pilot’s seat
• All new designs: The new Parrot Bebop 2 Power has been redesigned with a deep matte black finish and a distinctive gloss coat, for a more stylish look
• Parrot Skycontroller Wifi 2 controller gives you complete control, for a precise piloting experience, and reach speeds of up to 2km2…

Compact, lightweight (525g) and ultra-resistant, thanks to its fibreglass and Grilami structure, the Parrot Bebop 2 Power comes in a new Dual Black design, combining two texture effects; black matte and black gloss.

The Parrot Bebop 2 Power includes a Wi-Fi Parrot Skycontroller 2 to explore the world up to 2km!

The Parrot Bebop 2 Power embeds unique advanced technology and sensors to ensure a reliable and stable flight. Thanks to two new high-capacity batteries, you can enjoy up to 60 minutes of flight time (30 minutes per battery)

Capture beautiful landscapes, yourself and adventures with your friends. The drone’s unique piloting features, which are based on Artificial Intelligence, will help you to take truly impressive shots.

These features have been expertly created by Parrot engineers, who have developed a neuronal-like network which is able to analyze live images captured by the Parrot Bebop 2 Power’s camera and can recognize different elements of its surroundings such as humans and vehicles. This technology makes the Parrot Bebop 2 Power visual tracking much more accurate and the selection of subject to track much more simple and fast.

 

Similar to a Director’s assistant, it will allow you to take perfect videos and photos effortlessly. Thanks to the Parrot Bebop 2 Power Artificial Intelligence, just double tap the screen on a smartphone to focus. Slide a finger on the screen to position your subject into the frame, guided by the line of force. Thanks to that you are fully focused on the piloting and the Parrot Bebop 2 Power takes care of everything else. Even if the subject is moving, the position will remain the same on the screen.

 

Magic Dronies: capture the ultimate ‘dronie’ using the Parrot Bebop 2 Power’s four automatic movements, which use visual recognition and GPS positioning of the Smartphone. The Orbit, Tornado, Parabola or Boomerang modes will select the visual effect you want, and make sure you’re in the centre of the video or photograph at all times.

 

The Parrot Bebop 2 Power, uses Follow Me with GPS and visual tracking Integrated into the device, this feature gives the drone the capacity to follow your every step, record your adventures, and keep you in the centre of the video – even during extreme sports activities!

Auto Shots: four pre-programmed flying movements for capturing landscape views, including sophisticated photographic features and camera moves. Panoramas, travelling and other visual effects will be accessible in a flash thanks to 360, Reveal, Epic and Rise features.

High quality images

Parrot Bebop 2 Power is equipped with a customised wide angle lens and a cutting-edge anti-distortion technology, which provides bright and clear aerial shots.

Its 3 axis digital stabilization patented technology provides unrivalled stabilized images, reducing vibrations and aliasing effects. Its CMOS 1/2,3″ 14MPX sensor allows you to film in Full HD 30fps and to take JPEG and Adobe DNG Raw formats for retouching via a post-production process.

  • Take-off launch

Parrot Bebop 2 Power guarantees a new flying experience that starts from take-off! The sensors identify if the drone is put on the ground or on your hand. If Parrot Bebop 2 Power is on your hand, click on the app or Parrot Skycontroller 2 take-off button and propellers will turn slowly. Throw the Parrot Bebop 2 Power in front of you and the propellers will accelerate until stabilizing the drone. It’s now awaiting your commands.

 

  • Piloting modes that suit each usage

Parrot Bebop 2 Power has introduced two piloting pre-sets, adapted to the drone:

–          ‘Sport’ mode releases the power of the machine! This is ideal for experiencing an FPV drone race, reach 65km/h of speed and as a racer, it will tilt at turns whilst remaining perfectly stable.

–          ‘Video’ mode proposes settings that suit aerial video shoots. Movement and rotation speeds are controlled.

Each mode can be customised to suits your own piloting style.

  • Touch & Fly: Point a position to explore

Touch & Fly is a navigation feature that allows you to select a position on the map and as a result, the drone will fly there autonomously.

Keep your finger on the map and you will add a point of interest.

An intense immersive experience

The new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 is lightweight, compact, foldable and comfortable, thanks to its adjustable interpapillary distance.

Compatible with the majority of smartphones (up to 6’’), Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 place you at the heart of the action with a wide field of view of 96 degrees.

The landscape will pass before your eyes as you control your shoots perfectly benefiting of a precise image with no disruption.

Similar to a heads-up display, information from the flight are highlighted in front of you (e.g. altitude, speed, distance and level of battery).

A button allows you to switch to a sight view, meaning that you will stop the FPV mode without removing goggles.

Parrot has equipped the Bebop 2 Power with a number of systems that improve quadcopter reliability and flight safety:

A flashing electric blue light, on the back of the drone, enables you to identify the drone even from distance.

The FreeFlight Pro piloting app, allows you to manage each flight parameters (speed, altitude etc) and place a geo-fence for limiting your flying zone that the drone won’t be able to exceed.

On the app or on the Parrot Skycontroller 2 just click the ‘Return Home’ button and the Bebop 2 Power will automatically fly back to the take-off point.

If necessary, FindMyDrone feature will indicate you the last GPS position of the drone and will guide you to it.

 

Parrot Bebop 2 Power is available in September 2017 at Argos, Maplin, Amazon.co.uk and at parrot.com, MSRP £629.

Pack content: 1 Parrot Bebop 2 Power, 2 high capacity batteries, 1 Parrot Skycontroller 2, 1 Parrot Cockpitglasses 2

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