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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. Skycontroller benefits from a doubled WiFi connection. Optimized for a perfect connection and latency reduction,...

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A true piloting experience. Dock and connect your smartphone or tablet, and sync with your Bebop Drone or Bebop 2 Drone (sold seperately) over Wi-Fi on FreeFlight 3 app. Or use Skycontroller as a standalone remote control.

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


  • Extends Bebop range by up to 2kms
  • Compatible with Bebop Drone and new Bebop 2 Drone
  • 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

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!

4 new ways to pilot your Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller!

1. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller only and benefit from long range Wi-Fi

2. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller and a smartphone or tablet (not included) and enjoy more controls over short range dedicated Wi-Fi

3. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller and FPV glasses (not included) and benefit from FPV on your glasses via HDMI port for Bebop Drone camera video streaming with telemetry (distance, altitude, cape, horizon management, battery level and more)

4. Pilot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller, FPV glasses (not included) and a smartphone or tablet (not included) and enjoy even more immersive FPV flights. Add more fun by live sharing drone's view video stream with your friends through the smartphone or tablet!

A new and immersive flying experience. Our goal is to provide pilots with a comprehensive FPV experience. For now FreeFlight 3 App and Skycontroller is compatible with FPV glasses fitted with HDMI input, for instance Zeiss Cinemizer and Sony Personal Viewer. 

Watch through drone's eyes. With Skycontroller, pilot Bebop Drone with 2 ultra-precise joysticks and control the orientation of the fisheye (180°) camera with one dedicated pad to change the viewing angle.

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.

State of the art GPS functions. During flight, user gets real time data, a great help for a more accurate piloting. These never seen before flight data are crucial to make most of the quality of the image of Bebop Drone, thanks to its 3-axes unique stabilization.

User not only gets sound alerts, the piloting HUD that also displays all relevant information makes it easier to pilot Bebop Drone. They include: Where is my Bebop Drone, at which distance it is located and at which altitude it is flying, horizon management.

Return Home. Thanks to its embedded GPS, Bebop Drone comes back to the pilot automatically or upon push on a dedicated and easily accessible button. GPS enables to locate your Bebop Drone even more precisely. You can focus on flying.

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
  • Battery: 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
  • Dimensions: 370 x 230 x 190mm
  • Weight: 1550g, sunshade cover included

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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Bebop Spares (Prices_Bebop_Spares.pdf, 81 Kb) [Download]

Civil Aviation Guidelines (RPAS_brochure_forDrones.pdf, 3,103 Kb) [Download]

For any queries about our Parrot Bebop Drone Skycontroller Remote (Red) use the form below to pop us a quick email. Normal response time during business hours is 10-60 mins. If you would like to contact us via telephone please dial (011) 462 5482. Or tweet us at @MantalityZA

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