The Parrot Bebop 2 is a richly featured drone that gives you many of the capabilities of higher-priced drones without the higher price.
This a great starter drone for young people — or adults — who want to become serious drone hobbyists. The Parrot Bebop 2 is fast, strong, fun, and capable of high-definition video and sharp still photos. It also is quite rugged, made of two highly damage-resistant plastics.
This FPV Kit — that’s First Person View for the uninitiated — includes the handheld Radio Controller and Goggles. You can fly it using the controller, or a smartphone or tablet. The goggles provide an immersive view that makes you feel like you’re really flying. When you hook the smartphone or tablet to the controller, they show in 720p what the camera records in higher 1080p.
This Bebop 2 FPV Kit features:
The Parrot Bebop 2 is a great place to start. Its radio-controller gets a pilot used to flying, making the quadcopter shoot video and stills, accelerate and slow down, soar and dive, and just fly fast, having fun.
For a young pilot, Bebop 2 is a good compromise between performance and price.
Bebop 2 costs hundreds of dollars less than drones that have many similar capabilities. It’s relatively easy to control, and unlike some more expensive drones, it can be flown with just your smartphone or tablet, without having to cart along the radio controller. It has performance stages that allow you to learn, then advance.
Bebop 2 is tough and more resistant to damage than some bigger drones. It has fewer moving parts to wear out and break. The body shell is made of carbon fiber, renowned for its strength, and Grilamid, a plastic used widely in the automotive industry for its damage resistance. The body’s compact size and weight allows it to use short, strong landing gear that don’t break easily.
The compact size also makes transport easy, even in an ordinary backpack.
Bebop 2 can top 37 mph — faster than some drones at more than double its price.
Bebop 2 can fly up, down and around when you command it to, and it can stop and hover. If you don’t want to fly over a certain area — over nearby houses, maybe, a ball field where a game is being played, or a schoolyard where small children are playing — you can predetermine a limited flying area for your drone. The Bebop 2 will stay in bounds.
Much of what Bebop 2 does, including takeoff, return home and landing, is triggered by commands that require you to press just one button.
Bebop 2 can fly more than a mile from you, and it can stay aloft for about 25 minutes.
You can command your drone by using the included Skycontroller 2 radio remote control, or by using just your smartphone or tablet. The Freeflight Pro app, which enables all the commands, downloads at no charge.
The Bebop 2 camera records high-definition video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.
It shoots high-resolution stills, at 14MP.
And it stabilizes the video, so the finished product is shake-free. Rather than using a gimbal to steady the camera as the drone moves, the Bebop 2 uses a program to steady the video. It digitally edits out movement on 3 axes, similarly to how a 3-axis gimbal would prevent camera movement physically.
With First Person View, you see live what your drone’s camera sees. While video is recorded at 1080p, it transmits to your smartphone or tablet at a sharp 720p. FPV is great for racing.
Don the included goggles, the Cockpitglasses 2, for a whole new view. Viewing your drone’s flight through the goggles is the closest you’ll feel to true flight. Your feet will be firmly on the ground. Don’t believe it? Just switch to Direct View and you’ll see your controller, your drone — yes, and even your feet — without having to remove the headset or flip it up.
The view and feel goggles provide are ideal for racing your drone.
Share Your Images
Freeflight Pro lets you share your video and sills. Imagery is stored in an 8GB internal memory. You can download those images to your computer. Use the computer programs you would normally use on your Mac or PC to edit video and still photos. Bebop 2 can shoot in JPEG mode, or in DNG or RAW, which give you more editing power.
Return to Home Mode
Bringing your drone back to base is one-button simple. Just press the Return Home command and your Bebop 2 turns and comes back to you. And the Return Home function automatically triggers if the signal from your controller or tablet is lost for any reason — even if you accidentally fly too far away.
CHANGE DIMENSION, DIVE INTO THE SKY
|Enjoy high definition image quality via the Parrot Cockpitglasses using your smartphone and the new FreeFlight Pro application. The broad, 90-degree field of vision offered by the Parrot Cockpitglasses lenses gives you total immersion. They are very comfortable to wear, even when wearing normal glasses. The rest of the world no longer exists. Climb on board and experience an incredible feeling of escape!|
FILM AND TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS LIKE A PRO
|The Parrot Bebop 2 is sturdy and reliable. Designed to fly indoors and outdoors, it's the first leisure drone weighing less than 500 g with a 25-minute battery life. With the Parrot Cockpitglasses, discover FPV (First Person View) and view all your flights as if you were in the cockpit! Designed to be easily transported, the Parrot Bebop 2 will go with you wherever and whenever you want for you to capture your best moments from the sky.|
FLY YOUR DRONE UP TO 1.24 MILES AWAY
|Controlled from the Parrot Skycontroller 2, the Parrot Bebop 2 drone has an optimised secure Wi-Fi connection with video feedback on your tablet or smartphone. Now able to fly distances of up to 1.24 miles, you'll hardly be able to spot your Parrot Bebop 2 but will always maintain control. Over to you: go and explore!|
SIMPLE, ACCURATE, INTENSE CONTROL
|Control the take-off and landing of your Parrot Bebop 2. Fly it wherever you want and bring it back just using one button. By connecting it to the Parrot Skycontoller 2, use the two joysticks to guide it even more accurately! Change direction and receive information in real time. You can set controls depending on your requirements. 25 minutes of pure pleasure!|