French drone manufacturer “Parrot”, just released their latest drone for the consumers market. This new drone is just an upgrade to Bebop 2, which was very decent to the consumers already. This new drone named Bebop 2 Power, have an overhaul in terms of software and hardware, but the main selling strength on this new drone is the battery life.
The Bebop 2 Power claims that it can have up to an hour of flight time, which is pretty impressive, especially this day. Many drone maker just crack only the half-hour mark, if these claim is true, it would be the first of its kind. However, this one hour of flight time, does not mean it is uninterrupted.
The reality on this hour of flight time, is that Bebop 2 Power will have two single battery which could have a flight time of 30 minutes each. To attain, up to an hour flight time, the two battery will be interchange.
But Bebop 2 Power, not just on more flight time, it have also an excellent camera on its arsenal, which could take a HD images and a stable video. With a simple smartphone control, a single tap of screen lets you focus on the images, then select a variety of modes in video and create swooping cinematic videos.
There are other modes in shooting video, like “Tornado”, this mode is like the drone is spinning around you, like you can see in many good movies. Another also, is “Rise”, if you’re familiar about the movie Prometheus, then this the feature used in the opening.
The Bebop 2 Power had also a Sport Mode, where it can reach a speed up to 65 km/h and get the thrill of flying high speed drones. Also, it comes FPV headset for first-person view, when flying at high speed.
The FPV headset works by strapping the smartphone into it and then use the Parrot Skycontroller 2 to fly Bebop 2 Power. This will come into one packages, unlike to the previous one, where it is separated or you need to buy it separately.
The cost for full bundle ( two batteries, Parrot Skycontroller 2, FPV headset and the drone itself) is around $599.99 or £629.