Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

$99.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 44 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Fly and roll

    Turn any place into a playground with Parrot's MiniDrone Rolling Spider robot. Simply connect it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Bluetooth Smart technology, then take control using the FreeFlight 3 app. You'll quickly have Rolling Spider weaving through the air and showing off its acrobatic moves.

    Amazing acrobatics

    With a click of your finger, Rolling Spider flips 360 degrees and with a simple swipe it can turn 90 degrees and 180 degrees. Take advantage of pre-programmed acrobatic moves in FreeFlight 3 to keep everyone entertained.

    The agile, ultra-compact drone

    Attach removable wheels to your Rolling Spider and get ready to roll it across the floor, up a wall, or across the ceiling. The sky's the limit.

    Take a photo

    Every 16 milliseconds the vertical camera takes pictures of a set point on the ground. It then compares each photo to the previous one in order to determine Rolling Spider's speed.

  • Highlights

    • Tactile, highly intuitive driving control thanks to Bluetooth Smart technology and the FreeFlight 3 app
    • First quadricopter to fly and roll on the ceiling
    • Indoors and outdoors, fly up to 11 mph or 18 km/h with one of the most stable quadricopters of this size
    • Flip it a full 360 degrees or use a simple swipe to turn 90 or 180 degrees
    • Easy piloting with the free FreeFlight 3 app; offers a control range of up to 65 feet/20 meters (also pilots MiniDrone Jumping Sumo)
    • An accelerometer and gyroscope inside the Rolling Spider measure and analyze its every movement
    • Automatic pilot mode corrects Rolling Spider's angle and position
    • Take photos with the embedded, vertical mini-camera
    • Available in three colors (white, blue, red) and comes with a set of 12 stickers for customizing
    • Removable Lithium-Polymer battery provides up to eight minutes of flying time (six minutes with wheels); also compatible with MiniDrone Jumping Sumo
    • Freefall take-off
  • Did you notice?

    FreeFlight 3 app offers exciting pre-programmed moves.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Amusing you and your friends with this acrobatic robot controlled by your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider Robot
    • Two wheels and one axle
    • micro USB charging cable
    • Battery
    • Stickers
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Power Source: Battery Power
    • Weight: 2.29 oz./65 g
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: PF723000
    • UPC or EAN No.: 3520410022456

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: 12 months from the initial date of purchase (excluding consumables which are warranted during 6 months from the initial date of purchase) upon presentation of proof of purchase of the retailer (including the date and place of purchase, product serial #).

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Up..up..and..away :0

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was so excited to get my Rolling Spider today. I opened the box, read the quick start guide and put it on the charger. That gave I was so excited to get my Rolling Spider today. I opened the box, read the quick start guide and put it on the charger. That gave me some time to install FreeFlight3, watch all four of the tips/tricks videos on YouTube and have a little dinner.

    After the prescribed hour and a half I unplugged it, fired up the app and drove it down the hallway, tapped “Take off” and success it was in the air. We don't have a lot of space so my next move was to take it outside.

    The first minute was awesome, flying around a few feet off the ground. The drone was very stable and responsive. I thought...let’s kick it up a notch and gain some altitude. I ascended a few more feet, flew around a bit more, still awesome.

    Then all of the sudden, it shot rapidly straight up in the air. It didn’t responding to any of my commands. It was 30-40 feet up when I started hitting the "Emergency" button and still nothing.

    We all watched as it “returned to the mother ship” (as my daughter put it) and disappeared into the clouds. I must admit I was (and still am) shocked, wondering what just happened? I realize I’d felt this feeling before when, as a child I accidently let go of my birthday balloon and watched in awe as it too disappeared into the sky.

    We continued to watch anxiously for 15-20 minutes just in case it came falling back to earth. We then searched the neighborhood to no avail.

    This certainly seems like a malfunction to me. I'm wondering if anyone else has had anything similar happen?

    • Written by from Ogden

    113 of 124 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Up..up..and..away :0
  • Up Up & Away forever :(

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm starting to see a pattern when you take this thing outside, same thing happened to me when I tried to fly 20 feet off the grou I'm starting to see a pattern when you take this thing outside, same thing happened to me when I tried to fly 20 feet off the ground. The drone took off like a rocket into the sky and nothing I tried mattered, hitting emergency button, landing button, nothing worked. The drone continued into the sky until it was no longer visible to the naked eye. It all happened so fast, I only had a chance to fly it 3 times since getting it the day before. I searched the neighborhood for couple hours to no avail, the drone went over 200 feet high and with a full battery could have flown a mile. Sad don't buy or at least don't take it outside, $100 dollars up in the sky somewhere.

    • Written by from Louisville

    83 of 92 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Up Up & Away forever :(
  • Fly away Spider

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, but after only 3-4 minutes my drone headed for space - never to be seen again.... seriously no cut off when it loses co Nice idea, but after only 3-4 minutes my drone headed for space - never to be seen again.... seriously no cut off when it loses connectivity!?

    • Written by from New York

    28 of 33 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fly away Spider
  • Rolling Spider - balance between ease of use and complex abilities

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been playing around with my minidrone for a while now. It is relatively easy to fly and the addition of the large wheels ma I have been playing around with my minidrone for a while now. It is relatively easy to fly and the addition of the large wheels makes accidents and flying that much easier/safer.

    While I love droning on my own turf, I thought this was just the device to introduce to my students. The day of the introduction, I had students all over using the drone. Flying was initially challenging for the grade 4-6 students in my class and we burned through many battery recharges before they showed relative competency. There was no question about them becoming component as they were fully engaged in the use of the craft.

    The students in my S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Centre loved trying to fly the drone through obstacle courses that they have made. One of the working groups is even trying to use the drone a s a component of a Rube Goldberg machine (very complex machines that do a very simple task) they are going to be building).

    Overall, the miniDrone is excellent! It is a device that can easily and safely be used by most ages. It showed particular promise in an educational setting, sparking inquires and deeper thinking about flying, control surfaces, acrobatics and the like. The minDrone really fits well in my enrichment centre.

    While I wish the battery life was longer or the recharge cycle shorter (or both), and the cost lower, the miniDone strikes the right balance between ease of use and complex abilities.

    • Written by from Winnipeg
    Was this useful? Rolling Spider - balance between ease of use and complex abilities
  • Rolling Spider is packed full or performance and features!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have owned a few Parrot products and the Rolling Spider also delivers lots of performance for the price--just like the rest of t I have owned a few Parrot products and the Rolling Spider also delivers lots of performance for the price--just like the rest of the Parrot fleet. This mini drone has control features found on the much higher price Parrot Bebop drone. The Rolling Spider is easy to pilot right out of the box--loads of fun for young and old--I actually shipped my Rolling Spider off to my Dad so he could learn to fly it! You won't be disappointed with the amount of fun that can be had with this product!!!

    • Written by from Branchburg
    Was this useful? Rolling Spider is packed full or performance and features!
  • Good product, lots of fun

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The product is very easy to use. The drone is extremely stable and maneuverable. The user interface (application) is easy to use The product is very easy to use. The drone is extremely stable and maneuverable. The user interface (application) is easy to use, but could improve its help content -- you need to grab the use manual from the web to understand what each of the icons mean, and how to use them; this should be accessible from the application.

    The only issue I had was a bad battery -- it gave up after 3 flights (okay, attempted flights due to pilot error). But Parrot support very quickly, and without any hassle, shipped me a replacement battery.

    Improvements:
    * help information in the application (as mentioned above); include clarity on how to operate the drone, specifically, you don't need to be touching the UI controls all of the time, only when you need to change height or direction, and if you run into problems, just remove your fingers from the UI and the drone automatically stabilizes and just sits in one place; more clarity on what the state of the icons means (for example, when I fly the 'trim' icon stays selected -- it's not clear how to properly use this feature, it doesn't seem to behave how the user guide describes)
    * longer battery life (this product is way too much fun to only fly for 8 minutes and then have to wait 90 minutes to fly again)

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam
    Was this useful? Good product, lots of fun

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