CES: Parrot Announces Fixed-Wing Consumer Drone

CES: Parrot Announces Fixed-Wing Consumer Drone
At the CES trade show in Las Vegas French drone maker Parrot has announced a fixed wing drone, Parrot DISCO.

Disco is still in prototype mode but Parrot expects to deliver it commercially later this year.

Disco Prototype specifications:
- 14 Megapixel Front nose camera with Full HD 1080P (inheriting the 3-axis digital stabilization of the Bebop drone camera)
- First person view thanks to live video stream
- Lightweight and robust design to ease maneuverability
- Automatic take-off and landing thanks to ground sensors
- Easy to pilot thanks to assisted flying modes
- Flight time around 45 minutes
- Waypoints with Flight Plan (in-app purchase)
- GPS return home
- Extended Wi-Fi range with Parrot Skycontroller
- Detachable wings for easy transport

DISCO is very similar to the eBee, the fixed wing professional drone of Parrot’s subsidiary Sensefly.

Pricing has not been announced yet but we can expect this new drone to be in the $/€500-600 range like the Bebop drone (read here).

Watch below a video demonstration of the prototype:

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

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