Parrot announced yesterday during a press conference in San Francisco that they have released the Bebop 2 which they describe as a drone that requires “no learning” to fly it with any Android or iOS device.
The new Parrot Bebop 2 comes in at 17.6 ounces, has bigger 6-inch propellers than the original Bebop and it also has a more powerful motor than the previous generation Bebop 1. With the new thrust-to-weight ration the Bebop 2 can reach 330 feet in about 18 seconds.
One of the best features about the newly upgraded Bebop is the longer flight time, more than double that of the previous Bebop 1. Comparing the two, the Bebop 1 has a flight time of 11 minutes and the Bebop 2 has a flight time up to 25 minutes.
In addition to the bigger propellers, more powerful motors, and longer flight times; Parrot also conducted a wind tunnel test and found the drone is capable of up to 40MPH winds!
The camera system remains the same, it can capture 180 degree images at 1080P storing them on the internal 8GB memory.
So when is the Bebop 2 release date? Parrot says the Bebop 2 drone will be released December 14th, just before Christmas at a starting price of $550 USD.