Introducing The Bebop Drone
Many of us have gazed in awe at some of the gorgeous, high-definition videos captured with ultra-expensive drones, and wished we could produce the same kind of imagery on our own. But for most of us, budgets would not allow it. With that in mind, Parrot sought to integrate a quality, full HD video camera into a lightweight drone, built with safety and accessibility as top priorities. The company also wanted to produce a drone that offered an engaging piloting experience with substantial range and an expertly designed, custom controller kit. The end result is the Bebop Drone and Skycontroller kit we'll be showing you here today.
In this piece, we'll try to asses whether Parrot succeeded and focus on just how affordable, usable and robust the Bebop Drone and Skycontroller kit can be. But first, we have some specifications and features to share along with a video of the Bebop in action...
Although some may scoff at a brightly colored drone with (gasp!) an integrated camera, Parrot has succeeded in bringing a very good quality video experience to a lightweight and surprisingly sturdy drone. I have been using the Bebop and Skycontroller for a couple of months now and have shot some very nice footage over scraggly rock peaks, bright sandy Pacific beaches, and a collection of urban parks. I have even crashed the drone into a tree, a brick wall and, my TV, and other than a few scratches on the propellers everything came away unscathed.