• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic toy, even better now at version 2

    • Written by from Welwyn Garden City

    This helicopter is extremely easy to fly, huge fun and the onboard video cameras (two) and telemetry are a nice touch. To fly properly you may benefit from buying a 3rd party app (there are plenty available with reviews) and there are other hardware upgrades for longer flight times and better performance if you so wish. A great product only slightly let down by the inherent range (think also altitude) limitations of WiFi.

    143 of 160 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very simply- fantastic! Just a brilliant piece of equipment!

    • Written by from Peterborough

    With its twin cameras and very easy controls I recommend the AR Drone 2.0 to everyone looking for some easy fun with there Apple devices, I use an iPhone 5 to control mine and the compact HD display of the 5 makes controlling it a doddle.
    Anyone who says this isn't a great bit of kit is either too old, too daft or too impatient to fly it, after all, it is a very sophisticated thing, so you have to have some basic knowledge or even just an idea of how to fly or drive something to use it (just get on Tom Clancys HAWX or Forza on your XBOX or PS3 if your having troubles using it, that should help you out).
    The only thing I would say though is if you don't have one, BUY ONE!

    78 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fun and very durable

    • Written by from Swindon

    I've now owned this drone for a short period of time and it is one of the best app enabled devices out there. Even in the realm of RC quadcopters, this is one of the most sophisticated products and of very high quality. The relatively short flight time per charge is my only issue with it. I have not found range to be a problem, but perhaps I haven't pushed things far enough. Video streaming directly to your iOS device will hog some of the WiFi bandwidth and therefore may impose limitations on range or video quality and smoothness. I would therefore suggest the use of a USB stick for the purpose of recording video. You will not be disappointed by this drone. Thoroughly recommended!!!

    72 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Hobby

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    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.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, shame about FreeFlight

    • Written by from Bordon

    The actual hardware is great, and the applications available are good. However, I can't help feeling that FreeFlight should still be here. It was removed from the App Store over a patent dispute and the joystick control, although wonderfully precise, isn't anywhere near as fun as ducking and diving your iPad around.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncontrollable!

    • Written by from Dublin

    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.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably Bad

    • Written by from Cirencester

    I can't think of something else I've bought for £280 that is as shockingly bad as this. The construction is flimsy, the craft is unresponsive, the user's manual is unintelligible, the battery lasts for about 4 minutes before needing a recharge that takes one and a half hours.

    All in all this device is a complete waste of time and money. I would advise anyone considering one of these to think again.

    43 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    its terrable

    • Written by

    It is to hard to controll and it brakes to easy this is pointless

    53 of 219 people found this useful