Really like the drone.
Purchased the BB 2FPV power just a month ago. First real drone. Love it. The flight plan app is great for smooth video. Goes super quick in sport mode. The smart phone holder was missing a retaining screw when unboxed, I emailed parrot and had a new holder in a week. (On line retailer didn't want to know.) 3 crashes, no damage it's tough. People having problems losing connection should use the flight controller. I get about 23 minutes flight time. Instruction manual is light on, but plenty of advice on the net. Only regret is I didn't buy it sooner.
Purchased in July 2019 for $450.00.
The perfect starters drone
I’ve had my Parrot Bebop 2 for over a year now, and it’s with deep regret that I’ve handed it back to the place of purchase for warranty repairs. It has an issue causing calibration failures.
In this time I’ve flown heaps - literally hundreds of hours. I’ve crashed 3 times (those trees literally jump out at you!!). Each time it’s been at low altitude, and all three were before I realized I couldn’t abort the “home” mode using the launch/land button on the sky controller 2 - a feature that should be adopted instead of having to hit home again t...o abort. I love the follow me and flight plan features, although I feel ripped off that we have to pay to use them. The drone is smart enough to have these functions, they should be free. I love “return to home”. Although it’ll land a metre or two off, it’s close enough for me. I’ve tested full altitude and purposely gone beyond the 2km max range, both faultless!
Purchased in February 2018.
VERY POOR BATTERY
Bought this for our son's birthday, wanted a relatively simple drone, self-contained unit with a camera suitable for a beginner.
Unit is OK had read the reviews which spoke about wifi connectivity and should have paid more attention. This is a real issue it has sporadic connectivity, lost connection on at least every one of the 7 trips to the park and it never went beyond 30 meters from the iPhone. Regained it on every occasion, once after a full reboot mid flight, but this is an issue and you would really need to think about it if you intend u...
An excellent buy for a first time drone user. High quality video and still images. Very easy to set up and use via smartphone app. Very intuitive to use for someone who has never used a UAV before. Have already captured some great video and managed to upload to DropBox to share with family and friends. The only problem is the battery it shipped with won’t charge beyond 70% ... apparently there’s a problem with three cells not being properly balanced. Hasn’t put me off, just annoying.
Bumpy start then smooth, easy flying
Ok, first of all, let me start by saying my introduction to the Bebop 2 was...... interesting.
I got this unit as a Christmas gift and was pretty excited about it. Imagine my disappointment then when after literally ten minutes of flying, the drone flipped mid air and crashed to the ground after an engine failure!
Took it back to the retailer and it was exchanged for a brand new unit immediately.
Since then, it has been fault free flying. A great drone with excellent range (I have the Skycontroller) and it has been a breeze to pilot. Great for beginners and more advanced flyers.
Picture quality is excellent and the video is on par with my GoPro.
Replacement Propeller Blades Virtually Impossible to Find.
Drone is ok although good luck if you need repalcement propeller blades as I've found them virtually impossible to find. Parrot themselves,(website store) are unable to supply them so no other retailer can supply as a consequence. Good luck trying to have Parrot return an email which by the way is the only way you can get a hold of them. (sent 5 days ago and still waiting).There is another division of the manufacturer you can get a hold of by phone although their speil is they don't, and have no control of or over the website store.
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