Setting up Bebop DroneHere we explain how to initial set up Bebop Drone.
Installing applicationFirst, from App Store, let's install free official app "FreeFlight Pro" to your iPod / iPad / iPhone.
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Controll App for Bebop Drone, MiniDrones : Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo.
Preparation of Bebop Drone hardware
This is Bebop Drone in the box. It comes with two sets of battery and propeller ( one spare set of four ).
Included manual is not much detail. On the Parrot's website, you can download detailed user guide. Visit Bebop Drone support (Parrot) to get more information.
The first thing to do is charge the battery. Connect the battery to AC adapter like this, then plug it into an electrical outlet. In about 1 hour, lamp will turn green, and complete charging.
Let's charge iPod / iPad / iPhone fully together to control Bebop Drone.
Pull black string ejected from the upper body, connector for battery will come out. Connect battery here, and secure it with the Velcro band.
It's possible to flight about 11 minutes at one battery. It's longer flight time about the electric RC helicopter, but it will be finish soon. It's a good idea to keep some spare batterys. In addition, you can use AR.Drone series battery.
There is a power button on the rear body of Bebop Drone. If you push it once, four propeller trembling and LED turns green.
Then remove Lens cover on front camea.
Attach Hull if you fly in the room. It is OK just plug it in the base of the propeller.
In addition, push the power button again when you want to power OFF.
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Connect to iPod / iPad / iPhoneAfter setting up hardware, connect to iPod / iPad / iPhone with wireless LAN. Wi-Fi reach distance of iPad series is better than iPhone. So I recommend you use it if you have iPad series.
To avoid to lose control by receiving a phone call or SMS during operation, set -[Airplane mode] menu to (ON).
In addition, immediately after starting the Bebop Drone, it may become an error in Wi-Fi connection. Then please try to connect again after a while. When you hear sound of fan from Bebop Drone, you can connect it.
Can not connect Wi-Fi !?
Tyr to shut down FreeFlight Pro App by using App switcher, then turn off and on -[Wi-Fi]-[Wi-Fi] menu, and start FreeFlight Pro again.
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If the check mark is displayed to all of the "X-axis", "Y-axis" "Z-axis" on the bottom of the screen, it is complete. Tap on the top left of the screen to return original screen.
Firmware version upOnce the connection of the iPod / iPad / iPhone is complete, let's version up Bebop Drone's firmware (control program) . Power off the Bebop Drone, connect iPod / iPad / iPhone to the Internet.
Then tap on the top left of the screen.
When Parrot, Inc. server is congested, download may fail on that way. At that time, please re-challenge a while later.
Power off the Bebop Drone once by pushing the power button, then restart it to push again.
Parrot BeBop Drone
Parrot USD499.99 / Extended Range Pack USD899.99
14 megapixel Full HD 1080p "fisheye" Camera and outstanding 3-axes image stabilization Records videos and pictures in a 180° field with remarkable image quality Built-in GPS for automatic return home and high altitude flight control Piloted with Freeflight 3, an ultra-intuitive free application available on iOS, Android and Windows 8.1
(For iPad/iPad mini/iPhone/iPod touch updated to iOS 7 or later)