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Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone

Flies, flips, climb walls, and rolls across ceilings!


Rolling Spider flies anywhere, performs complex aerobatics, climbs walls, and rolls across the ceiling. How cool is that?
  • Flies smoothly in all directions
  • Sophisticated stabilizing autopilot system
  • Easy to pilot with touch controls through free smartphone and tablet app
  • Perform forward, backward, and sideways flips
  • Removable wheels let drone roll up and down walls and across the ceiling
  • Take snapshots with the embedded vertical camera
  • Connect to Parrot's Pilot Academy to share your flight stats
Amazing Acrobatics
Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact drone controlled by smartphone. It flies indoors and outdoors with surprising speed and stability. Using the free app, FreeFlight 3, this ultra-light 4-propeller drone performs half- and u-turns with a single swipe and does front and rear loops in one click. Attach the included wheels, and Rolling Spider "drives" along floors, up walls, and even across the ceiling. And because it's equipped with a propeller shut-off function in case of a collision, the MiniDrone can fly indoors fly without harming furniture or walls.

55 Grams of Technology
Rolling Spider is 6 times lighter than AR.Drone, yet it employs the same flight stability and autopilot system based on a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer. Think of it as a super-concentrated version of Parrots impressive array of drone technologies. Rolling Spider features:
  • Pressure sensor for flight altitude control
  • Ultrasonic sensor for precision flying near the ground
  • 60fps vertical camera that measures the speed comparing previous image
Super Easy to Fly
All the sophisticated technology and in-flight sensor data make Rolling Spider one of the world's most stable drones. It has an exclusive free-fall take-off mode:
  • Its engines start when you drop it.
  • Capture aerial views with the vertical mini-camera.
  • As soon as you take it in your hands, LED turn red indicating that its propellers remain stopped to keep you safe.
Control It All with Your Smartphone or Tablet
Parrot's FreeFlight 3 app offers an intuitive control from your favorite touch-based device. It connects via Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to your Rolling Spider, giving you a wireless control range of up to 66'. With FreeFlight, you can perform flips and other aerobatics, capture in-flight photos, and more.

Specs
App: Free piloting app compatible with smartphones and tablets running on iOS, Android, and from September 2014 under Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
Range: Up to 20 meters
Speed: Flies up to 11mph indoors or out
Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart technology, Bluetooth V4.0 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
OS: Operates under Linux. Free SDK for coders.
Battery: Removable Lithium-Polymer. Lasts up 8 min (6 min with wheels). Full recharge in 1 hour.
Weight: 55g (65g with wheels)
Dimensions:
• Rolling Spider diameter: 140mm
• Propeller diameter: 55mm
• Motor spacing: 85mm
Package Contents: 1 Rolling Spider, 1 battery, 2 wheels, 1 set of stickers, 1 quick start guide
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Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone

Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone

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Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone
 
3.1

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to fly (6)
  • Fun (5)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

  • Battery life (7)
  • Short battery life (7)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

VERY EASY TO FLY!!!

Right out of the box, this RTF quad mini drone is a real treat. It features a GYRO stabilized self-hover in the event of releasing the controls. User friendly Free-Flight 3 app for...Read complete review

Right out of the box, this RTF quad mini drone is a real treat. It features a GYRO stabilized self-hover in the event of releasing the controls. User friendly Free-Flight 3 app for iOS and Android, connects via Bluetooth 4.0, built in camera capable of still photo and video to on board storage, updates to firmware by connecting to any USB port with included ULTRA fast DATA connect cable that is also used to download photos or video. LiPo hard shell battery charges in 1 to 3 hours (depending on USB power output) and gives you approximately 10-15 min flight time (I got almost 20 min per charge) has a DROP -N-FLY mode that is SUPER COOL! With a double tap on the free flight controls it will do a flip maneuver in whatever direction you choose.

This Rolling mini spider is a treat to fly has several user settings for flight controls (depending on pilot skill) and a Rolling mode for rolling across floors walls and ceiling. The Drop-n-Fly mode is so easy to use it flies itself!! Set the Drop-n-fly mode by one button on the control screen and toss the Rolling Spider into the air... IT WILL TAKE OFF IN MID DROP AND HOVER IN PLACE! Until you are ready to take the controls.
This unit is VERY stable in flight as well as very durable ( I took mine to max altitude about 30ft. and did an emergency cut out of motors and was fine it has been built to take the abuse of a crash over and over. SUPER light agile and VERY FAST!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

taking back to the store this weekend

Having bought numerous products from Brookstone without a problem including the Parrot Jumping Sumo Drone which is incredible and we love it, we were very, very disappointed in this. Child friendly? The motor...Read complete review

Having bought numerous products from Brookstone without a problem including the Parrot Jumping Sumo Drone which is incredible and we love it, we were very, very disappointed in this. Child friendly? The motor casings ran so hot they burnt my 5yr olds fingers when she picked it up.

Breeze from the aircon in the house moves it around at will, it's not got enough power even for indoor flight if you have aircon. Also Constant disconnection with my samsung S5 phone means it's going back.

Rolling wheels? Great but just one problem - it won't go backwards! Rockets up walls with them, but not with us controlling it.
We love the Parrot Jumping Sumo, but not this. Very disappointed, only hope new bebop drone is better.

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1.0

5 seconds battery life

By sasha773

from Chicago, IL

Verified Reviewer

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        Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

        I bought this thing, charged both batteries, and after 3 seconds of flight, my Ipad says "Battery drained" and the drone crashes to the ground. I've read some online posts and a bunch of people have had this problem. Some have suggested it's due to faulty physical connections. Anyhow, no more Parrot prodcues for me ever.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        was fun until it docked with mothership

        By Mel the sad

        from Missouri

        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

              This was a Father's Day Gift and it was a lot of fun until he took it outdoors and it went up, up, up...and became a speck in the sky, no matter what button we pushed. The emergency button did not work. Now we have no drone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              look on youtube for battery fix

              By RYANWBOSS

              from A place

              Pros

                Cons

                • nothing really

                Best Uses

                • Battery Charged 90 Mins
                • Inside

                Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                Listen look on youtube for a battery fix type in parrot rolling spider battery fix

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Good idea, bad execution

                By LeBron James

                from Cleveland, OH

                Pros

                • Wheels

                Cons

                • Bad battery life
                • Breaks easily
                • Not worth price

                Best Uses

                • Simple Flying

                Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                I fly drones, and this one broke easily. Not much else to say

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Most consistently entertaining toy ever

                By moose

                from New Britain, CT

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy
                • fun
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Some Battery Issues

                Best Uses

                • Flying Indoor
                • Flying Inside
                • Flying Outside
                • Having Lots Of fun

                Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                I got my mini drone just on a whim without any research. I found the price to be a good value and easy to use out of the box. I did have one issue with the battery after a few flights but Parrot took care of the issues quickly and sent a new battery at no cost. After the replacement I haven't had any more issues. I find the mini drone to be the most consistently entertainting toy I have had in a long time.

                One thing I find interesting is that it actually uses linux for its onboard flight software.

                The durability is great as I haven't broken any part of the drone since I've gotten it. Even after 20 foot crashes the body and propellers are intact.

                I have suggested the mini drone to a number of people and they have also been very happy with their purchases.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                love it

                By Eazyone

                from brea

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                      I have a android phone and my wife has a apple.
                      it works perfectly on both.
                      I have seen some bad reviews on this.
                      but to you I say practice makes fun
                      I own 13 helicopters and 3 planes and 1 car
                      my son got me this for Christmas and I love it
                      I love Rc toys
                      and this makes it fun indoors and out
                      it makes me want to tryout some of there other products
                      I have been flying rc toys for about 10 years now
                      and this little guy takes the cake on fun
                      if you are having problems with it just look for the R.T.I button
                      and if you can't find that then Read The Instructions
                      get it R.T.I

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      2.0

                      Great for 8 sec flying trips, sad hubby

                      By Playbbebe26

                      from Houston,TX

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • App Controller
                      • Look
                      • Remote

                      Cons

                      • Bad battery life

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor

                      Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                      After looking at many droids I settled on this droid from my husband for Christmas I was so excited to give it to him. However after only two days of flying the battery had gone dead. We quickly took it back to Brookstone in which I was glad I had purchased the insurance. It was replaced and the new battery died in just as much time as the last one. My husband's boss even bought a drone, and that battery died. After trying many times to return and/or exchange it for a working model we were unable to resolve. I still have dead drone in my living room that after 24 hours of charging you get 8 seconds of flying time. The only redeeming factor is that my husband hasn't lost the remote because it is an app controlled drone. Waste of money and not a selling point for the bigger model.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      1.0

                      Bad Drone

                      By Tom

                      from Washington, DC

                      Pros

                      • Good Control

                      Cons

                      • Battery

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                        Pathetic Battery Life

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Intutive drone

                        By Fieldrunner

                        from Marco island

                        Pros

                        • fun
                        • Great handling
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                        • Battery life

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                          In my opinion, it is the best minidrone you can buy for that price, I highly recomend to buy a second Battery in order to get more fun with it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Great fun but small concerns

                          By Bill O'Leary

                          from Smyrna, DE

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to charge battery
                          • Easy to fly
                          • Easy To Put Wheels On
                          • Great Hovering Control

                          Cons

                          • Hard To Control Laterals
                          • Hard To Figure Out Camera
                          • no operating instructions

                          Best Uses

                          • Pure Entertainment
                          • Relaxation From Stress

                          Comments about Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone:

                          I love playing with it but am pretty bummed that it did NOT come with a decent set of instructions on how to operate it. I still have not been able to figure out how to take pictures with it. I am completely impressed with how easy it is to get used to flying but wish it had a longer battery life to actually allow for more flight time once I get the stabilization process down pat...

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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