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Parrot Bebop Drone Area 1 Full-HD Quadcopter

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Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi 36 dBm radio and with four antennas, the Parrot Skycontroller extends the Wi-Fi! The piloting smartphone or tablet is fixed on a shelf that is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones & tablets available on the market. The pilot takes control of the drone via two ultra...

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The Bebop Drone with Skycontroller takes your piloting to a whole new level. The Skycontroller package includes everything you need for a fully immersive drone flying experience. Parrot Skycontroller brings a hobby-grade remote with a powerful Wi-Fi range extender (up to 2 kms), a Smartphone or tablet dock and HDMI video output for easy FPV glass pairing! FPV glasses sold seperately.

Fly further with more sensations. Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi 36 dBm radio and with four antennas, the Parrot Skycontroller extends the Wi-Fi! The piloting smartphone or tablet is fixed on a shelf that is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones & tablets available on the market. The pilot takes control of the drone via two ultra precise joysticks. For extreme view (anything but sensations), it is possible to connect FPV (First Person View) glasses to the Parrot Skycontroller with the HDMI. FPV glasses compatibility: Zeiss Cinemizer, Sony Personal Viewer… Enjoy the latest innovations in FPV for fully immersive flights with Parrot Bebop Drone + Skycontroller pack.

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  • 1. Built-in GPS 
  • 2. Mouse (FPV navigation) 
  • 3. High precision joystick left 
  • 4. Back (FPV navigation) 
  • 5. Home (FPV navigation) 
  • 6. Record Full HD video 
  • 7. Record & Wi-Fi® signal 
  • 8. HP audio 
  • 9. Batteries levels (Bebop Drone & Skycontroller) 
  • 10. Emergency button 
  • 11. Take off / Landing 
  • 12. GPS auto return home 
  • 13. High precision joystick right 
  • 14. Take a picture (push) & Digital tilt control of the camera 
  • 15. Steerable, high power, dual band 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi® MIMO antenna, max range: 2km 
  • 16. Adjustable dock for smartphones and tablets up to 10.6” (not included)

A true piloting experience. Dock and connect your smartphone or tablet, and sync with your Bebop Drone over Wi-Fi on FreeFlight 3 app. Or use Skycontroller as a standalone remote control.

  • High precision joysticks & pads
  • Take control of the drone via two ultra-precise joysticks
  • Top right stick lets you control the angle the camera in a 180° field
  • Top left stick enables you to navigate the app in FPV mode
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  • Range extender

Skycontroller benefits from a doubled WiFi connection. Optimized for a perfect connection and latency reduction, Skycontroller is safer and adapted for long distance flights.

You enjoy a robust Wi-Fi link specially designed for Bebop, hence long distance as well as a short distance Wi-Fi connection that maximizes interoperability with tablet or smartphone. Bebop Drone's range is extended to 2 km* as a result!

Foldable sunshade cover, neck strap and more

The included foldable sunshade cover: 

- Embodies a first step into immersive piloting 

- Eliminates the sun reflections on your piloting device 

- Enables you to access your tablet easily without dismantling the cover 

- Is portable, you can take it with you for all your sessions 

- Is foldable, you carry your tablet inside if you decide to move fast to another spot 

- Fits with all tablet sizes (phablet adapter included) and can be used without Skycontroller 

The packaging includes a high quality neck strap, that insures a good balance of the Skycontroller over your shoulders, resulting in fewer efforts to concentrate even more on piloting. 

To extend the experience, 3 batteries and 1 dedicated charger are also part of the packaging as well as a plastic adapter to fit more tablets.

Fully customizable. Skycontroller is an Android-powered device and FreeFlight 3 app is installed by default. Parrot software will be open-source enabling developers to extend functionalities of the Skycontroller. Plug any USB device to enhance piloting possibilities. You can plug different kind of Wi-Fi antennas for instance and personalize your flying experience!

All smartphones and tablets running FreeFlight 3 app are compatible with Skycontroller. 4:3 Tablets up to 10.6 inches and up to 20 cm height for 16:9 ones can be plugged thanks to the adjustable dock

Compatible glasses

FPV glasses using HDMI interface are compatible, such as:

  • - Sony FPV
  • - Zeiss Cinemizer
  • And more to come!
  • Skycontroller can recharge your FPV glasses batteries over USB.

Specifications :

  • Geolocation
  • Built-in GPS antenna
  • Compatible Glonass
  • Connectivity
  • HDMI extension (For FPV devices)
  • USB: several usage (sensors)
  • Micro USB: Update
  • MCX: Coaxial RF connectors
  • Wi-Fi and transmissions
  • Short range: Access point network to connect easily to any Smartphone
  • Long range:
  • - Video streaming range up to 2km in open-field conditions
  • - 2,4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n up to 36dBm
  • - 2 high-gain MIMO bi-band antennas
  • Channels: 11 to 13 2.4GHz / 4 to 8 with 5Ghz


  • Same removable battery than Parrot Bebop Drone
  • 1200mAh / 20C 3 cells Li-Po Battery
  • Autonomy: 150min
  • Charging time: between 60min/90min
  • Hardware and Software
  • Parrot P7 processor – Android 4.2.1
  • Linux – Cortex A9 with 800MHz


370 x 230 x 190mm


1550g, sunshade cover included

Pack contents

  • 1 Parrot SkyController
  • 1 Parrot BeBop Drone
  • 3 Batteries
  • 1 Charger with US/ JP / UK / EU / ANZ plugs
  • 1 Micro USB Cable
  • 2 Indoor hulls
  • 4 Additional propellers
  • 1 Propellers mounting tool
  • 1 Neck strap
  • 1 Sun shade cover (With adapter for iPad Mini)
  • 1 Dock adapter for tablet 7’’
  • 1 Quick start guide


Own the skies with the latest high-tech full-hd installment from Parrot - the Bebop Drone. The Bebop Drone combines the best technologies that Parrot has developed over the years with their AR Drone 1, AR Drone 2 and Mini Drones. With it's 14 mega pixel Full HD fish-eye camera, you become a virtual pilot and experience a true First Person View of your flight. The Bebop Drone features some mighty impressive safety features like: emergency mode, gyroscopic stabilisers, GPS route planning, return home functionality and an improved sturdy and robust frame - so you know your investment is protected and you can focus on piloting your Parrot Bebop drone whilst capturing cinematic video in all its crisp full-HD glory.


  • Own the sky with Parrot Bebop Drone ultimate camera.
  • Lightweight & safe
  • Full HD video, stabilized on 3-axes
  • First Person View piloting
  • 2 batteries included - each providing 12-15 mins of flight time
  • Ready-to-fly out of the box!

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Built with safety in mind. Its feather-weight ABS reinforced structure (400g) makes Parrot Bebop Drone robust and safe. In the event of any collision, the propellers stop automatically. The emergency mode allows the drone to land immediately. Thanks to a GPS system, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. Finally, EPP hulls included in the pack makes indoor flights safer.

Return Home. When “Return Home” is selected, the Bebop Drone returns directly to its starting position when the altitude is greater than 10 meters. If the altitude is less or equal to 10 meters, it will rise and stabilize itself at 10 meters before returning to its take-off position in a straight line. Once it has reached its take-off position, it will stop and hover 2 meters above the ground.

Advanced technology. Parrot Bebop Drone delivers the best performance: 8x times more powerful than Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 onboard computer, Bebop Drone navigation computer features a Parrot P7 dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU and 8 GB of Flash Memory. All are fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as a radiator and electromagnetic shielding. Runs on Linux with SDK available for Developers.

Parrot Bebop Drone generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot. MIMO Wi-Fi connection: Parrot Bebop Drone embarks 2 dual-band Wi-Fi antennas that allows it to handle both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz MIMO frequencies. It generates its own Wi-Fi 802.11 network. Depending on the network interference, you can select the frequency of your choice.

Easy disassembly. All parts of Bebop Drone are removable for easy assembly and transport. Pilots can focus on flying and capturing incredible images and videos.

Astoundingly stable. To ensure an optimal stability without compromising the maneuverability, the Bebop Drone analyzes data from numerous sensors automatically: 3-axes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, one ultrasound sensor with an 8 meters reach, one pressure sensor and a vertical camera to track the speed.

Freeflight 3: An ultra intuitive application. The Parrot Bebop Drone comes with a free piloting application, Freeflight 3, for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets. The user-friendly application has been developed to be very easy to use allowing the pilot to focus on the pleasure of flying. Once on the welcome screen, the pilot accesses the following functionalites: Piloting, photos/videos, Cloud "Pilot Academy"... 

Complete user settings for altitude and speed, piloting mode (accelerometer, virtual joystick...). FreeFlight app also includes fun features such as one-touch Flip! 

FreeFlight 3 is also the piloting app for Parrot MiniDrones.

Pilot to the map with Flight Plan. The Bebop Drone integrates a GNSS chipset that associates the GPS + GLONASS data. Plan your flights on your smartphone/tablet by touching waypoints on your screen and let the drone do the hard part. In addition to increasing the stability in high altitude, it also allows autonomous flights and automatics return to the take-off position. With the recorded data (altitude, speed...), you are able to replay your flights modeled in 3D on the Parrot Academy map. Flight Plan will be made available soon as an in-app purchase in FreeFlight 3.

Bebop drone appSpecifications :

  • ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi antennas: MIMO dual-band with 2 double-sets of dipole antennas for 2.4 and 5 GHz (fig.7)
  • Sending power: Up to 21 dBm
  • Signal range: Up to 250 meters
  • StructureHigh-resistance
  • 4 Brushless Outrunner motors (fig.3)
  • Glass fiber reinforced (15%) ABS structure (fig.4)
  • High-resistance EPP outdoor hull: Clip and unclip easily to adapt to indoor and outdoor flight, protects the propellers against potential bumps, can be removed to reduce wind factor (fig.9)
  • Three-blade auto-block propellers in Polycarbonate with fast disassembly system (fig.5)
  • Anti-vibration bumpers (fig.10)
  • Speed13 m/sCameraCMOS 14Mpx, 1/2.3"
  • "Camera with ""Fisheye"" lens 180° 1/2,2"": 6 optical elements and 14 Mega pixels sensor (fig.2)
  • Video stabilization: Digital on 3-axes
  • Video definition: 1920x1080p (30fps)
  • Photo definition: 4096x3072 px
  • Video encoding: H264
  • Photo file format: JPEG, RAW, DNG
  • Internal memory: Flash 8 GB
  • BatteryLithium Polymer
  • Lithium Polymer 1200 mAh
  • Flight time: 22 minutes with 2 batteries included
  • ProcessorCPU: Dual-Core
  • Mother board: (fig.1)
  • - Parrot P7 dual-core CPU Cortex 9
  • - Quad core GPU
  • - 8Gb flash memory
  • All fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as electromagnetic shielding and as a radiator
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Developping: Open-source SDK
  • Sensors3-axes
  • 3-axes magnetometer
  • 3-axes gyroscope
  • 3-axes accelerometer (fig.6)
  • Optical-flow sensor (fig.8): Vertical stabilization camera (Every 16 milliseconds, an image of the ground is taken and compared to the previous one to determine the speed of the Bebop Drone)
  • Ultrasound sensor (Analyzes the flight altitude up to 8 meters)
  • Pressure sensor
  • Geo-locationGNSS
  • GNSS (GPS + GLONASS) (fig.6)
  • Dimensions28x32x3.6cm
  • 28x32x3.6cm without the hull
  • 33x38x3.6cm with the hull
  • Weight400g
  • With battery, 400g without the hull and 420g with the hull
  • Compatibility
  • iOS, Android, Windows Phone Smartphones/tablets

Do I need a license to fly this Drone in South Africa?

In line with regulations if it's for personal/hobby use, then the short answer is no you don't need a license as it's considered a personal RPAS (Remotely piloted Aircraft System). 

Under the new regulations Hobby Pilots:

  • Do not need an RPL (Remote Pilots Licence).
  • Do not need to register their RPAS aircraft.
  • Do not need Ops Manual, ROC, RLA, etc.
  • Do not need air services licence.
  • Can fly RPAS up to 7kg weight.
  • Can fly at night (previous not allowed for any RC aircraft).
  • Can fly up to the height of the highest object in 300m of the drone (or up to a max of 400 feet, whichever is the lower of the 2).
  • Can fly up to 500m away from the pilot, while maintaining direct line of sight (RVLOS).
  • Need to keep more than 50m from people.
  • Need to keep more than 50m from roads.
  • Need to keep more than 50m from buildings.
  • Need to keep more than 10km from an aerodrome (airport or airstrip).
  • May not fly in No Fly Zones.
  • Do not need a handheld Fire Extinguisher.
  • Do not need a First Aid Kit.

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