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570 of 583 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the second best drone on the market. Would be 5 stars except for a few shortcomings., March 23, 2014
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Alex (Greenville, SC) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter - Jungle (Toy)
NOTE: This can be found on Amazon for $300

Ok, I own one of these as well as a DJI Phantom. The Phantom is the best drone ever made and some of the best money I ever spent. However, the Phantom v1 with built-in camera costs $500, which is $200 more than the Parrot. The basic model Phantom is $400, but you need to have a GoPro camera to take video.

What this drone does good:
It is simple to fly and pretty stable. I've taken it out in 15mph winds and it handled fine. Anyone can fly it without experience, and after a few hours of flight time you will be a master. The camera takes decent video which streams to your phone or tablet real-time and the video is automatically saved to your photos. It is pretty rugged and can hold up to some crashes. At $300 it comes with everything you need to fly, and it is ready to go right out of the box.

So, why only 4 stars? The main drawback is the control system. It connects to your phone or tablet via WiFi. In... Read more

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fun, although camera quality, battery life aren't great, May 6, 2015
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I've had such a blast taking this thing out. My only complaint is that the standard battery doesn't last longer than 15 minutes.

I bought a replacement, 1500mAh battery to extend the life of the drone. I am experimenting with mounting iPhones and GoPros on the drone, and the shots are unbelievable. Shots that would've once taken the budget of a Hollywood film can now be done by a geek like me in his gym shorts.

One note: The stock cameras are not great. If you're serious about filmmaking, they're not to be used. The downward facing camera is almost useless for recording.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was really hoping to like this a lot more, December 2, 2015
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I was really hoping to like this a lot more.

It's definitely quite finicky to connect with the app - I often have to reset my Nexus 5 and the ARDrone before the app lets me connect, even though I've connected to the ARDrone WiFi network and checked I have the right IP.

I've also realized that, while controlling with the app is pretty simple once you know what you're doing, it's not as accurate as stick/throttle combo.

My biggest bugbear is the fixed camera, which I knew was there but didn't realize how much more fun this would be if it had a gimbal camera.

All these points I knew about before I bought the drone, but it's just not as exciting as I had hoped it would be.

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