Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Parrot’s Disco drone is coming next month for $1,299

Parrot showed us its fixed-wing Disco drone at CES this year, and now the company is saying it plans to release it next month. All a user has to do to fly the Disco is toss it in the air. It’s equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, Pitot, GPS, and a 14-megapixel wide-angle lens with digital stabilization, of course. The camera's the same one that’s in the Bebop 2. The Disco relies on a new system called the Control Hub & Universal Computer Kit, which basically controls the drone until a pilot can take over. It’ll still work in the background once the pilot is using a controller.

The Disco can reach up to 50 miles per hour and can stay afloat for up to 45 minutes. It also pairs with users’ iPhones or Android...

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