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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
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone
Parrot Rolling Spider App Controlled MiniDrone

Parrot Rolling Spider App-Controlled MiniDrone

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Customer Rating

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3.0

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to fly (3)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • Battery life (5)

Best Uses

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27), Yes (4)

    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.

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    2.0

    Too much whiz not enough bang.

    By Tracy

    from Little Rock, Arkansas

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Seems didn't match thread showing. Thin material.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Boring...

          By Wannbe Copter Pilot

          from NY

          Pros

          • Stable

          Cons

          • boring toy
          • Not responsive
          • Short battery life

          Best Uses

            I bought this expecting to have something fun to fly around the home and office. However, even before the first flight was over, I was bored. This thing flies itself which is amazing, but that means I'm not flying it. It's like buying a sports car that can only be set in cruise control. Input is sluggish and non-responsive.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            My First Drone

            By Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

            from San Jose, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Able To Buy Spare Parts
            • App Controlled
            • Excellent Design

            Cons

            • Battery life
            • Easily Damage Blades

            Best Uses

            • For fun

            I just bought this a week ago, and am loving it. I purchased an extra battery charger and also ordered 8 extra blades because mine already got damaged. It still runs fine, but I know I'll need to replace them soon.

            This toy is really delicate and that's its downfall. If you damage the blades too much, it will fly badly. This doesn't come with blade protectors (rails) EXCEPT the very useful wheels. I've had my drone crash at least 3x a flight, and the wheels saved it.

            I would recommend this drone, however I would first recommend a cheaper drone that I found, first. This is great though.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Gone away

            By patrickjones

            from Pennsville, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  I love my drone for the 24 hours I had it. I want out side and wanted to take a picture of my house. It kept on climbing and climbing till I lost sight of it. I now do not have a drone.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  2.0

                  Battery life sketchy

                  By Firestrike

                  from Atlanta, Georgia

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Very Easy Flight

                  Cons

                  • But Short Usage
                  • Long charging time
                  • Very Low Battery

                  Best Uses

                  • Not Alot Of Battery Power

                  It is very cool that the drone connects to your phone but its battery life is terrible.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good product - Could be better

                  By Dave

                  from New Brunswick, NJ

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to fly
                  • Quick to learn

                  Cons

                  • No Photo Preview
                  • Poor Instructions Include

                  Best Uses

                    Easy to learn how to fly. Very easy to maneuver.Wheels help to protect blades on crashes.
                    No preview of the camera on your phone. You don't know what you're taking a photo of until you actually download it. For the cost, this feature could of easily been included. Had to go on their website to find out how to view the photos.

                     
                    4.0

                    Super Fun Drone!

                    By perlguy

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • A lot of fun
                    • Easy to fly
                    • Fun for the whole family
                    • Safe To Fly Inside

                    Cons

                    • Battery life

                    Best Uses

                    • Simple Flying Fun

                    The Rolling Spider is a great drone that is very fun and easy to fly. However, I don't recommend taking the "training wheels" off of it until you are comfortable flying it. The wheels provide all-around protection for the drone, so if you have a little mishap, no harm done.

                    So far, I have had my drone for about 2 weeks and I have had a blast flying it!

                    The only thing that I wish it had was a little bit better battery life. It is so fun to fly, I hate having to recharge it!

                    I think that you should get one today!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    Parrot Rolling Spider

                    By Time 2 Go

                    from Knoxville,TN

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Starter Rc Craft
                    • Nice Intro Teaching Tool

                    Cons

                    • Very short battery life

                    Best Uses

                    • Aerial Snap Photos
                    • Training

                    1. It would be good to have extra batteries as assessories and the possibilities of prolonging the life of the chargeable battery.2) Have trouble linking more than 1 mobile device to Spider. Linked my Ipad but would like to link my phone also.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Little Dron

                    By The Guy

                    from Washington, DC

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • No camera

                      Best Uses

                        Pretty good drone over all.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Pretty Good

                        By Zachy

                        from Oceanside, NY

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              I use the product indoors, and it is very light weight, easy to fly, and it is very fun to fly around. The battery life isn't so good but it is ok cause I don't use it for more then 5 minutes anyways.

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