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Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!

AR.Drone turns reality into a video game with you and your iPhone® device in the pilot's seat. Works with the all-new iPad!


Parrot AR.Drone lets you see what the pilot sees.
With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch®, or iPad® device, as well as Android-based phones and tablets. On-board cameras (one forward facing, one facing down) let you see in real time what the pilot sees as you complete complex flight maneuvers.

Augmented reality turns the world around you into a video game.
Chase a fighter jet through your house solo or with friends. Powerful processing lets the AR.Drone integrate computer generated images directly into its real-time streaming video to create an augmented reality gaming environment complete with air-to-air missiles, interactive targeting systems, and fiery explosions.

No ordinary RC helicopter, the Parrot AR.Drone uses military-grade technology for super-stable flight.
This four-rotor quadricopter employs dual ultrasonic altimeters, a three-axis accelerometer, multiple gyroscopes, and an embedded Linux platform to continuously stabilize itself during flight. AR.Drone can even compensate for turbulence caused by wind. In fact, it's so easy to control, anyone can fly it.

At home indoors or out.
Fly your Parrot AR.Drone anywhere you like. The included indoor hull protects the rotors during tight maneuvering around walls and furniture then removes easily to minimize weight and wind resistance during outdoor flights. Copter is made of carbon fiber and high-resistance plastic. Rechargeable LiPo battery is included.

Now with Apps for both Apple iOS and Android devices. Order your Parrot AR.Drone from Brookstone today to experience video gaming on a whole new level!

Note: we are unable to ship AR.Drone to addresses outside of the United States.

For ages 14 and up. WARNING: Choking hazard due to small parts.

By clicking the "Add to Cart" button, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept the terms of the Customer Purchase Agreement. Please click here to view the full text of this agreement as well as the Limited Warranty from Parrot.

iPad/iPhone/iPod not included. iPad, iPhone, iPod and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android
Parrot AR Drone quadricopter now also compatible with Android

Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!

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Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (47)
  • Attractive (39)
  • Durable (28)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • High quality (11)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (24)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Living room (12)
  • Outside (11)
  • Home (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (27), High-end shopper (10), Budget shopper (5), Parent (4)
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    • Family older kids (16), Couple no kids (10), Single male (9), Family young kids (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to fly with right software

AR Drone uses the wifi signal from your iPhone (or soon Android device) to control the craft. It's limited only by the range of your wifi signal which is approximately 150 feet. At...Read complete review

AR Drone uses the wifi signal from your iPhone (or soon Android device) to control the craft. It's limited only by the range of your wifi signal which is approximately 150 feet. At 150 feet you'll have to squint to see the orientation of the aircraft, but you'll be able to look at your phone and see what the front and belly camera system sees to get orientation.

The craft is pretty durable. Initially I crashed mine from about 100 feet. There was a tear in the belly's plastic. That craft actually resulted in a loose chip that came unglued. I sent it off to the factory for free repair. A new process for soldering the control chips has been used to keep parts from falling off. Ever since replacement of the new board I haven't had any problems related to hard landings or crashes. Earlier models may have the older circuit boards which are prone to chips coming unglued (a manufacturing process which has been changed by the company).

Your phone controls the craft. The program is free on iTunes but it's not the best. Various programs exist that costs $4.00 or less and provide better control for the aircraft. Some allow you to record video from the aircraft onto your phone. Another program (App) allows you to control the Drone by simply using the orientation of your iPhone. The only thing you have to worry about is altitude controls.

Battery life is good. I average 12-14 minute flights I purchased 3 additional batteries to keep me in the air. The only downside of the battery technology is that they take 1.5 hours to fully recharge. So you may want to consider additional chargers to reduce down time.

The craft is extremely stable under the right conditions. The craft uses ultra sonic sensors beneath the belly of the craft to measure distance from the ground at or below 20 feet. It also uses the belly camera to maintain position by referencing objects/patterns that it detects. It's like a low tech GPS. Flight indoors is more trick than outdoors because the ultra sonic sensors will adjust it's height automatically for terrain (such as chairs, stairs, tables etc.) This may result is what you think is uncontrollable behavior when flying indoors. So you'll need a wide open area for indoor flight outside of just hovering in one spot.

Outdoor flight is fun. The ultra sonic sensor will adjust for terrain. Be sure not to obstruct the sensors or allow them to become blocked by debris (dirt, grass, mud etc. ) Blocked sensors will cause the craft to continue to climb uncontrollably. The craft is very stable above 20 feet (outside of it's sonic sensor range).

The Drone will land by itself at low battery levels. The craft will alert you when the battery level is low. You can configure a visual, audio or vibration alert on your phone so that you know to land it. Take offs and landings are performed with a press of a button on your phone. There is an emergency button that will allow you to immediately stop all motors and cause the craft to fall if an emergency exists. The only fail safe not built in is when you are outside of wifi range the craft will not land itself. This has resulted in a few people watching their craft fly away. It flies high and far enough at 150 feet for this Drone, so the average user should not have any problems.

The technology used in the AR Drone is pretty high tech and transparent when you fly the craft. You may have to get used to virtual control schemes vs actually have physical control sticks for the flying the craft. One app (referenced earlier) allows you to control the AR Drone with one hand and uses the orientation/tilt of the phone to control flight.

I've flown my Drone several times without any major issues (outside of the chip falling off of the circuit board -which was repaired/replaced for free).
You get a lot of bang for your buck when you look at the technology.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs a much better battery!!

The copter is very easy to use and very fun to play with. My only concern is the battery life and the time it take to fully charge the battery. It takes an hour...Read complete review

The copter is very easy to use and very fun to play with. My only concern is the battery life and the time it take to fully charge the battery. It takes an hour and thirty minutes to charge and the battery is drained 12-15 minutes after usage. I expected a top overall performance of the copter for the price of the unit.

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4.0

very satisfied

By Jeff

from Savannah GA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

    A lot of fun

    • I Am A:
    • Single Male
     
    4.0

    12 y/o son loves the Drone!

    By Drone Pilot

    from Louisville, Ky

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Flies very fast
    • Seamless with I Pad
    • Works Smoothly

    Cons

    • Styrofoam case is fragile

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

    12 y/o son loves the Drone. Flies super fast in open areas and is very unique. Everyone stops to ask him where he got it. The styrofoam frame has cracked twice. After 9 months the battery needs to be replaced, but is well worth it. It was expensive, but there is nothing else like it!

    • I Am A:
    • Family Older Kids

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This was a great present for my husband.

    By Mary

    from Las Vegas, NV.

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

    • Additional Programming

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

    Indoor and going out in the yard.

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    • Family Young Kids
     
    5.0

    Awesome aircraft

    By Jplumbob

    from Hubbard, ohio

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Exciting
    • fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large indoor areas
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

      I enjoy anything RC that flies. The parrot is hands down the best Rc aircraft I have ever flown. I can't wait to get the 2.0. It's well worth the price. I love recording video of my flights. Have an awesome crash on vid. No damage To the parrot. Those commenting about battery life need to remember that this is a RC aircraft and flight times are around same as a helicopter and parrot has four motors not one like most Helicopters. I say batt life is pretty good. I have three batteries which is about perfect for flights. If you like it I say get it. You will be very pleased.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids
       
      4.0

      Lots of fun Easy to fly.

      By Spyder Dave

      from South Jersey,USA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Short battery charge

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

      This is fun to fly and you don't have to be an exert to enjoy it.

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
       
      4.0

      Have Ball and Fly the AR Drone

      By Pilot in Las Vegas

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Fly
      • Easy to Set Up

      Cons

      • An expensive toy
      • Not for young children
      • Rather fragile

      Best Uses

      • Great Gift

      Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

      This is a very easy airplane to fly. The set up is minimal. However, it an expensive toy and is not for young children. It has a great camera both down and forward facing. You control it from an ipad or iphone or for that matter an ipod.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids
       
      5.0

      fun drone

      By ice sin

      from fort riley, ks

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Fun To Fly

      Cons

      • Needs larger battery

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

      i use it daily. i love the dual cameras

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
       
      4.0

      Parrot AR.Drone

      By Amanda Banana

      from Enfield, CT

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Assemble
      • fun

      Cons

      • Not suitable for indoors

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

      I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend for his birthday. It was a little difficult to control inside. It was much better suited for the outdoors without wind. Otherwise it is a great product and it is a lot of fun!

      • I Am A:
      • Single Female
       
      5.0

      Fabulous fun, love the drone.

      By Pambach

      from San Diego CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

          Bought for my 32 year old son. He is a gadget Person and a computer geek. This drone fits him well. He love it.

          • I Am A:
          • Family Older Kids
           
          5.0

          PARROT AR DRONE QUADRI-COPTER - WOW

          By BIGFRED

          from CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy to control
          • GREAT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
          • VERY STABLE FLIGHT

          Cons

          • A bit pricey

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts
          • Kitchen
          • Living Room
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter—now also compatible with Android!:

          IT WAS EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND GET FLYING. THE PARROT WESITE WWW.PARROT.COM, HAS SOME REALLY GREAT HOW-TO VIDEOS. YOU MUST TAKE A LOOK. FINALY, THERE IS NO CUSTOMER SEVICE ANYWHERE THAT IS BETTER OR EVEN EQUAL TO BROOKSTONES CUSTOMER SERVICE - I SAY THAT AS A LIFE LONG BROOKSTONE CUSTOMER!

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