Check Out The New Augmented Reality Drone By Parrot
If you are looking for the most recent technology in Wi-Fi helicopter model flying be sure you check out the Augmented Reality (AR) Drone from Parrot. The drone includes a manual on board to show how easy it is to restrain this 4 rotor helicopter. The manufacturer parrot has bridged the gap between physical and virtual worlds, using wireless peripherals for smart mobile phones which consequently make use of both iPhone and iPad touch-screen technologies. This amazing quadricopter creates its own Wi-Fi system which links to an iPhone or iPad. Interestingly this quadricopter includes two cameras allowing you to virtually sit in the pilot’s chair. One camera is located beneath the quadricopter and is used to figure out the drone speed and also allows for hovering capability. The AR Drone joins military programming with gaming programs allowing for Smart Piloting (PSP) to adjust for wind and other environmental changes. The second camera is located front and views the drone’s encircle and transmits this information back to the iPhone or even iPad touch-screen. You see exactly what the drone sees supplying for a birds eye perspective just as if you were sitting inside the quadricopter yourself. That is what AR gaming is all about!
The Parrot AR Drone includes a brushed or brushless engine that provides a maximum speed of 11 miles per hour and readily travels 9 to 10 feet above the ground. The brushless engines offer more power than the brushed models and therefore cost more. But, buyers tend to favor the brushless models. The Parrot AR Drone is a true light weight at around of a pound with measurements of approximately 20×20 inches.
The AR Drone can be flown inside or out. Needless to say there are many more hurdles inside and thus higher the possibility of damaging your drone. Not to worry. Parrot has thought of everything. They’ve made this drone from carbon fiber tubes and PA66 plastic which means they’re rough and tough and can handle just about anything you dish out. In the event of a collision, all four rotors lock impact protecting rotors engine. For those of you who have flown the older RC planes, recall what occurs when your airplane is out of scope? They kept going out of scope and likely got lost for a lot of time. Guess what? Parrot idea of that and has an auto-pilot on board. If your drone gets out of range the auto-pilot kicks safely and in lands. If for any reason you let go of the iPhone or iPad screen, the drone also goes into auto-pilot and hovers in position. Sweet!