Monday, January 4, 2016

Parrot's new Disco drone ditches quadcopter design for a fixed-wing aircraft

Over the past few years, the form factor of the consumer drone has become fairly standard. Almost every popular offering currently on the market takes the shape of a quadcopter, with four rotors on a body supported by two legs for takeoff and landing. But today Parrot introduced its latest drone, the Disco, a fixed-wing aircraft that looks more like a stealth bomber. To take off, you simply toss it in the air and stand back.

"Parrot Disco is the first wing-shaped drone you can pilot with no learning process. Its autopilot and its many sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, Pitot, GPS) permanently control its flight," says the company's press kit. "You throw the flying wing, it gains its altitude and turns...

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