To Parrot AR.Drone επανέρχεται με την έκδοση 2.0. Τεχνολογία που καθηλώνει!
New and Improved Hardware
The original AR Drone is still incredibly fun to operate, but the first thing anyone does with one is crash it into something.
Parrot redesigned the hulls for the Drone 2.0 to handle much more stress.
When using it indoors, the foam composite hull that goes around the blades has been improved, without being any heavier.
When you take the Drone 2.0 outside, you remove that outer hull and let the new aerodynamically engineered EPP hull protect the quad-copter without risking it being blown away.
EPP is a damage resistant plastic commonly used in car bumpers.
The HD camera on the AR Drone 2.0 took a big boost as well, offering a 720p view of the world from your controller.
The camera records at 30 fps, and allows you to upload the videos to YouTube as soon as you are finished recording them.
Since your only rage limitation is how far your point to point WiFi connection with the Drone 2.0, the end result is a high definition aerial view that you have complete control over.
All New Software
The App Store and the Android Market are now serving up the AR FreeFlight 2.0 app to complement the new hardware from Parrot.
This update includes a significant UI update and several new features to play with. WithFreeFlight you can control the drone and record your flights or take pictures as you fly around, but you can also take the flight data and share it with other AR Drone users.
Altitude, duration, location, and speed information are all recorded and easily shared through the app.
To compliment this ability, the AR Drone Academy function lets you see how-to videos and location data for the best flight zones in your area.
Firmware updates for the AR Drone 2.0 are also handled through the app.
When an update is available for your drone, the icon will light up, and you can install the update with a tap.
The update is sent over the WiFi connection with the Drone, so everything can be done quickly and efficiently.
As more developers take advantage of the open development platform for the AR Drone, theAR Games section of the app will fill with more augmented reality, tag, and other inventive ways to play with the Drone.
When you fly the AR Drone, you can do it by looking at the drone and piloting with the FreeFlight controller, or you can use Absolute Flight, and use just your smartphone or tablet. The app will show you from the camera how the world looks from the drone’s perspective, but there are a few more things going on here. Absolute Control uses a 3D magnetometer to keep itself oriented. Using your controller as the orientation point, you no longer need to worry about how level the Drone is. However, if you’re an experienced Drone pilot, you can make the Drone 2.0 do aerial somersaults and exert much more control over how this version performs.