Experience of use of AR.Drone Parrot
After blades of my iHelicopter’а touched a case corner, the helicopter had an inclination. The toy became almost useless balancing because of violation in the transfer mechanism from the motor to the screw.
I began to find something steadier in flight. Not including AR.Drone Parrot of other alternatives was not.
AR.Drone Parrot is the kvadrokopter operated by means of iPhone/iPad. Vperva the novelty appeared at the CES 2010 exhibition and since then found a huge number of admirers in the world. Handymen without the aid of others тюнингуют the devices, carry out the championships, the number of self-made updatings passed for a hundred part.
Than AR.Drone Parrot for гаджетоманов and fans of remote toys is so interesting?
In – 1-x, the helicopter works under control of Linux OS that allows Parrot manufacturing firm to let out updated insertions which are loaded in the machine through the native Free Flight appendix [by Free, iTunes link].
In – 2-x, enthusiasts let out the images and programs, finally that in App Store there is a software large quantity for AR.Drone. When the standard set of options of flight will bore, it is possible to download additions and to compel a toy to manufacture in air such a pretzel that friends have jaws поотваливаются.
Further – it is more. Fine judges of the added reality can create the worlds where AR.Drone will represent itself as the head hero of any arcade – for example, spaceship. For this purpose the AR.Rescue appendix [is required to Free, by iTunes link]
In – 3-x, AR.Drone is heavy for "killing". In standard delivery there is a porolonovy casing which assumes any impulses from collisions with environment. Not including that, the virtual panel possesses the button of compulsory landing of the helicopter. You press – and he accurately sits down on the earth. The same occurs, when the signal is lost.
My model had only one bug: the car suddenly spontaneously started to rise by height of the 10th floor then lost a signal. In this case worked emergency operation of a landing on roofs of the cars parked in a yard. The bug was gone after insertion updating
In – 4-x, synchronization between car and an iOS-gadget occurs through local Wi-Fi a network which by AR.Drone "lifts" without the aid of others.
In – 5-x, AR.Drone has two chambers (horizontal and vertical). It opens tremendous prospects for supervision from above. The video stream is transferred directly to phone or planshetnik screen.
Before work the AR.Drone battery should be charged within about 90 minutes. It is enough of it for continuous 15-minute flight.
We connect the accumulator
The helicopter is inexpressibly steady in free planning. To operate it it is simpler ordinary: it is possible from buttons, it is possible the accelerometer. The greatest pleasure you receive at start in the open air. The high speed makes 18 km/h, communication keeps approximately on 50 meters. I wait I will not wait, when slush will descend from streets to come off on the full.
Thanks for the help in photo and video removal to Dmitry Marov.
Kvadrokopter is provided to AR.Drone
To get Parrot A.R.Drone