This user review of the Parrot Bebop Drone will cover only the coolest features of this compact and super smart drone. If you’re looking for a fun little drone that can do complex functions the bigger drones have, then this drone will be perfect for you and best of all it’s priced less than half the DJI Phantom 3 for only $499.
Best features of the Parrot Bebop Drone
Let’s get to reviewing this drone right away. Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll go away more informed as to whether the Parrot Bebop Drone is the perfect drone or gadget for you.
Super Light Weight Drone.
The Parrot Bebop Drone is feather-weight at only 400g. The body is built in an ABS reinforced structure. This drone can take a lot of beating because when it collides for a crash land, the propeller stops working to protect it.
Just like many drones, this baby can return home on its own using GPS tracking.
Parrot claims that the Bebop’s onboard computer is eight times more powerful than the AR.Drone 2.0. because it uses a P7 dual-core CPU and a Quad-core GPU plus an 8 GB Flash Drive. Nuts, eh?
The drone’s main brain (computer) is also protected with a magnesium built shelf that acts as an electromagnetic shield and radiator.
Not to mention the Parrot Bebop Drone has it’s on Wi-Fi hotspot using a Mimo connection that’s two dual-band antennas to handle 5GHz MIMO frequencies. This is now turning into nerd talk so I’ll stop it here. The Parrot Bebop Drone website has all of these rocket science details you can nerd on at your own expense.
Photos of the Parrot Bebop Drone in Action
The Parrot Bebop Drone tracks its surrounding data in flight and analyzes them using its powerful onboard computer to give this drone optimal stability. So even if it’s a windy day, you can be sure the Bebop will handle it just fine because it can automatically adjusts to the turbulence.
And for more rocket-science talk, if you really want to know how the Parrot Bebop Drone is able to do these complex maneuvers. According to manufacturer, the Parrot Bebop Drone uses 3-axes accelorometer, magnetometer, ultrasound sensor and a gyroscope. It also has a vertical camera that tracks the drone’s speed.
Fisheye Lens Correction
Ah yes. If you’re drone can not go high enough to get wide areal shots of the beautiful view, then you definitely need to use a fisheye lens. However, the image gets warped like looking through a fishbowl. Fortunately, the Parrot Bebop Drone has a lens correction that straightens the horizontal lines to make the image look like it was shot on a pro lens.
Here’s the Parrot Bebop Drone Video Demo: