Following on from the Mambo FPV news last week, Parrot has announced that Bebop 2 has increased stamina.
The Bebop 2 Power features tweaked software and hardware. But, the main selling point is the power stored in its batteries.
The Bebop 2 Power claims to have an hour’s worth of fly time. Just take a look around at similarly priced domestic drones and you’ll see that this is way beyond any competitors.
Beop 2 Power
Now, an hour of uninterrupted flight would be fantastic. Unfortunately, it is still fantasy.
A single battery will last for half an hour, and you get two batteries in the pack. So, you do get an hour’s worth of flight but with a quick refuel.
However, that is still a decent amount of drone time catpturing HD video.
That footage does look great too. This is thanks to its 3 axis digital stabilisation patented technology. This provides unrivalled stabilised images, reducing vibrations and aliasing effects. Its CMOS 1/2,3-inch 14MPX sensor allows you to film in Full HD 30fps and to take JPEG and Adobe DNG Raw formats for retouching via a post-production process.
Upgrades to the drone’s learning technology means that you can take beautifully smooth and stable video.
With smartphone controls, a simple tap of the screen lets you choose the focus of the image, then select from a range of different video modes. You will be rewarded with cinematic videos.
There are some new additions to the shooting modes too.
Tornado will rotate around you for that Michael Bay ‘spinning around the protagonist’ shot that you never knew you needed.
Add in Orbit, Parabola or Boomerang modes and you have all the visual effects you’ll want.
If you have a need for speed, then the Power has a Sport Mode that lets you reach speeds of 65km/h and get some satisfying tilt during turns.
The Bebop Power 2 also comes with Parrot’s FPV headset which gives you a first person view from the drone.
Before you start wondering how much all these extras are going to cost, sit down.
Everything you need is already in the bundle.
Price and availability
The full bundle, containing the drone, two batteries, the Parrot Skycontroller 2 and the FPV headset is available now for £629