Introducing the parrot AR.Drone: the most advanced and addictive "augmented reality" (REAL LIFE) flying game you will ever play.
Retail price: R4,200 (incl VAT)
(also incl FREE 48hr courier delivery) Available in South Africa and supplied by Mantality.co.za - South Africa's only one-stop online shop for the urban man.
Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or an iPad® or Android compatible smartphone/tablet. It was initially designed for the Apple platforms but now is available on all Android compatible devices
NEW! AR Drone 2.0 Elite Editions
(Sand, Jungle, Snow)
You can also control the Parrot AR.Drone from a Linux PC and a joystick with the software AR.Drone Navigation designed for application developers and available for free. The Parrot AR.Drone has been designed for both inside and outside use. You can adapt it to any game situation using the two hulls provided. Great for both indoor & outdoor. The full hull shield protects the AR.Drone from impacts that occur during wild battles. The streamlined hull is aerodynamic, allowing greater control outside.
Get inside the cockpit of your AR.Drone! Even meters away, keep control with your video remote thanks to a Wi-Fi connection. Two cameras are embedded, one on the front and one underneath facing the ground.
The switch between both cameras is very easy thanks to the button integrated in the application running on the iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad.
Play with other Users
Another major feature is the use of several AR.Drone on a network. Thanks to its own generated Wi-Fi network, players can create a game party where others players can join and play against each other. The multiplayer game, named AR.PURSUIT, makes it possible to have a battle between two AR.Drone. Hulls are available in three different colors to easily identify your AR.Drone.
A Technological First
A quadricopter made in carbon fiber and high resistance PA66 plastic
MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and video processing to ensure a very
intuitive piloting of a radio controlled object Wi-Fi and video streaming for a modern interface with an iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ® or iPod touchÂ®
Images processing software for augmented reality.
The AR.Drone autopilot allows easy take-off and landing. After take-off, autopilot stabilizes the quadricopter at 50 centimeters (1.7 ft) high. When the pilot removes his fingers from the iPod TouchÂ®/iPhoneÂ® screen, the autopilot puts the AR.Drone in hover mode. The autopilot will also take command when the Wi-Fi connection is lost. It stabilizes the AR.Drone before a soft landing. If you receive a call while flying the quadricopter, the autopilot stabilizes it and lands after few seconds.