This is a clever, intuitive piece of kit and with a bit of practise the controls are easy to learn on iPhone or iPad. It's fun to play with and it is a great thrill to capture video footage from your drone as it climbs into the air. However parts of the drone break very easily. Parts are ready to order from Amazon and if you follow the youtube tutorials, remarkably easy to fit. But this is an expensive thing to do and repeat doing. And if you do want to use the thing, fly high, perform stunts, swoop and swing, you will have to spend a lot of money on spare parts and a decent battery. In two months of ownership I have spent nearly £200 on replacement gear for this toy, and sadly tonight when another motor got damaged on a hard landing I have decided to stop throwing good money at it.
I watched several videos on U-tube about unpacking and flying the Parrot drone as well as reading the manual and watching the 3 parrot videos for beginners. According to all the videos etc once I first launched it, it would rise to 1 metre and hover there.
No such luck. When I launched it with the indoor hull, it rose up and up to the ceiling where bits started to fall off!. Pressing land had no effect. I had to do the emergency stop so it crashed to the floor. I then noticed there was a thin layer of plastic over the bottom covering the sensors. Removed this but it still rose uncontrollably. Finally disconnected battery and then switched off our home wireless router. Started again all worked ok now hovered at 1 metre!! Interested to know if anyone else has had similar problems. Will hopefully give more stars after I have used it. But battery was dead after 5 of these take offs! Also my indoor hull has now got bits gouged out of it and my wife says I have marked the living room ceiling.