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.
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.
- 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 ForAmusing 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
- Quick start guide
- Power Source: Battery Power
- Weight: 2.29 oz./65 g
- Mfr. Part Number: PF723000
- UPC or EAN No.: 3520410022456
- 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 #).
1 App, 2 Parrot MiniDrones!
Get FreeFlight 3, the free and official control app to pilot the Parrot MiniDrones (Jumping Sumo and Rolling Spider).
SUPER-INTUITIVE – Piloting Parrot drones have never been easier thanks to the adjustable interface, which is able to adapt to the connected drone.
FreeFlight 3 is equipped with an intuitive tactile control interface, adapted for beginners that allows you to jump, fly and roll like a pro within minutes!
Easily control the Parrot drones by leaning your smartphone/tablet in the direction you want your drone to fly!
EASY PAIRING - Freeflight 3 App automatically detects the type of Parrot drone you are piloting.
How to connect to Rolling Spider: Switch on the drone, activate the Bluetooth of your tablet/smartphone and launch FreeFlight 3. Turn on the drone, activate your Tablet/Smartphone’s Bluetooth and launch FreeFlight 3.
How to connect to Jumping Sumo: Switch on the drone, activate the Wi-Fi of your tablet/smartphone and launch FreeFlight 3. Turn on the drone, activate your Tablet/Smartphone’s Wi-Fi and launch FreeFlight 3.
ACROBATIC FIGURES – Parrot Jumping Sumo is a responsive robot with a personality! It rolls, rushes, zigzags, circles, takes turns at 90° and, in a flash, jumps up to 80cm in height and length! Jumping Sumo offers 3 piloting modes: Auto-Balance, Kicker and Jumper. You can roll and jump anywhere!
Parrot Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact flying drone with impressive agility. It flies indoors and outdoors with great speed and stability. It rips through the air, flips and thanks to its removable wheels, rolls from floor to ceiling! With Rolling Spider and FreeFlight 3, you can be rapid, agile, perform aerobatics and 90° (and 180°) turns thanks to the “swipe” control feature!
VIDEO & PHOTO –Jumping Sumo is equipped with a wide-angle camera that streams the video on the screen of the piloting Smartphone or the Tablet. You discover the world at the height of the Jumping Sumo and explore areas that were inaccessible until now. It can also take pictures and videos which are stored on a micro-USB stick (not included) plugged directly into the robot.
The vertical camera of Rolling Spider can be used to take snapshots.
ROAD PLAN – A ‘road plan’ enables you to program a sequence of actions. When you access the application, the itinerary appears amongst the pre-defined movements of your Jumping Sumo. Create your best figures to impress your friends!
Roll, jump, fly!
For an overview on piloting the drones, check out our tutorial videos.
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Ratings & Reviews
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 Garth T from Ogden
48 of 51 people found this useful
Up Up & Away forever :(
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 Shyran B from Louisville
29 of 30 people found this useful
So much fun!
Very Responsive and easy to fly at first with advanced features it s advanced features should be rewarding
- Written by Frankie G from Ft. Lauderdale
16 of 22 people found this useful
Fun to play with. I hate the battery life
- Written by Reed P
Small, Fast, AWESOME.
Cool facial stickers, Amazing speed and agility, so small it fits in the palm of my hand. Overall this small little thing is - THE Cool facial stickers, Amazing speed and agility, so small it fits in the palm of my hand. Overall this small little thing is - THE BOMB …
- Written by Heman M from Oakville
1 of 1 people found this useful
Fun, but for this price I expected much better quality
Easy to control and fun to fly for the 8 minutes the battery gives you per charge. I have not taken it outside, and will not. Even Easy to control and fun to fly for the 8 minutes the battery gives you per charge. I have not taken it outside, and will not. Even inside, the parrot mini is very sensitive to drifts or changes in elevation. For instance, when it flies over the floor and all of a sudden over a table, it will react by increasing its altitude. When it flies over a vent that is blowing some air, it will increase in altitude. I suspect outside drifts or wind might have been the cause of some other reviewers' problems.
Having said that, it is very fun. My main issue however is that the quality of the blades is not good. My first flight, even with the wheels attached, one of the blades bent and flew off. I was able to fix it, but was expecting a lot better quality, or at least some replacement blades. My second issue is that this should not be sold as an outside parrot, at least not without a huge disclaimer noting that it can only be flown outside under 0 wind conditions.
Do I recommend this? Maybe, for interior use and keeping in mind that you need to be careful until you can fly it well. Still, I think it is significantly overpriced. The 3 stars are for interior use, if you want to fly something outside I recommend a more powerful quad copter. …
- Written by Eric M from Ottawa
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you see through the camera while flying? For instance, could I use it to fly over an area and locate a fire in the brush?
- Asked by Joy D from Shelton
- Jul 8, 2014
Unfortunately, No. The Parrot MiniDrone only houses vertical cameras for capturing height and speed Unfortunately, No. The Parrot MiniDrone only houses vertical cameras for capturing height and speed calculations. There's no dedicated camera in-built for you to see through your iOS device (You must be in the line of sight of the MiniDrone). …
- Answered by Eddie C from Brisbane
- Jul 10, 2014
How long does the battery lasts?
- Asked by Alejandro A from Cuernavaca
- Jul 25, 2014
the battery life is 8 minutes
I mistook with the Jumping Sumo
- Answered by Javier T from Lima
- Jul 29, 2014
How long does the battery take to fully charge?
- Asked by Yaman K from Auckland
- Aug 3, 2014
- Answered by Jordan M from Mcminnville
- Aug 5, 2014
Can you take pictures with the rolling spider drone?
- Asked by Roger M from Pilgrims Knob
- Aug 10, 2014
Yes. It has a small camera on the bottom and the shutter is activated from the app. You can then dow Yes. It has a small camera on the bottom and the shutter is activated from the app. You can then download them from the internal memory of the drone to your device. …
- Answered by Kyle H from Chino Hills
- Aug 18, 2014
How big is the Parrot MiniDrone?
- Asked by Fred G from Santa Fe
- Jul 23, 2014
It is soooo small, it fits in the palm of my hand
- Answered by Anthony F from Dana Point
- Jul 24, 2014