Today we bring you the analysis of bebop 2, one of the Parrot drones that are causing the most talk in the market. Also, to make the test as complete as possible we had the opportunity to test it together with the SkyController, a remote that attaches to your tablet to make operating the Bebop 2 as simple and intuitive as possible.
The first thing to note is that the Bebop 2 is not a toy. For its benefits we could place in an intermediate range between professional drones and those marketed as mere entertainment for the smallest users in the house. The price of the Bebop 2 with SkyController is around € 600 and its camera allows you take videos in Full HD resolution (1920x1080p) and 14 megapixel images.
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A very simple drone to fly
For those who have already flown a drone before, The Parrot Bebop 2 will be a very easy model to fly. Its stability in flight is clearly benefited by being a very light device with a very compact design. The drone does not have any moving parts beyond the propellers; everything else (including its powerful camera) is built into the main body. In less than 5 minutes you will have already taken control of the drone controls. his take off and landing are very smooth so the risk of damaging the drone during these maneuvers is quite low.
Parrot is a company with experience in the development of drones and that shows a lot. The Bebop 2 does everything a normal user expects from a drone and it does it perfectly: very stable flight, quality recording, return button to the control that really works (something that is rare in devices that are not professional), agility of flight, resistance to the wind, ...
Bebop 2 camera
As we have already advanced in our analysis, the camera is one of the strengths of the Bebop 2. Its sensor offers us a quality of videos Full HD (1920x1080p) and 14 megapixel shooting. It also has an image stabilizer and the ability to move up to 180 degrees. Very good characteristics for the type of device that we are analyzing but that are logically not enough for professional use of the drone.
Its design integrated into the body of the drone helps to provide it with greater stability, aerodynamics and prevents the propellers from getting in the way when taking photos or videos despite their wide angle.
SkyController, the perfect friend for your tablet
The Bebop 2 is designed to be piloted from a tablet or smartphone through the FreeFlight 3 application, but it is really with the Skycontroller when you will be able to master the drone with total fluidity. The Skycontroller connects via Wi-Fi with your tablet and allows you to control the drone through a physical remote. In addition (and this is a very important point) it amplifies the Wi-Fi signal of the tablet so that the range of the signal goes from being about 250 meters to almost 2 kilometersAs long as we don't have any obstacles between the controller and the drone. With the Skycontroller you will feel like a real drone pilot by being able to fly your drone until you lose sight of it while You handle it calmly through the first-person view offered by the tablet screen.
Flying the Bebop 2
Starting to pilot the Bebop 2 is very simple. We just have to turn on the Skycontroller and the drone, connect the wifi of the tablet with the Skycontroller, start the FreeFlight 3 application and we are ready. From that moment the screen of your tablet will show you in real time the vision captured by the drone plus information on flight speed, height, distance between the drone and the controller, etc. Taking photographs or recording a video are tasks as simple as touching a simple button and with a jostick located on the right control you can move the camera up to 180 degrees to capture everything you need.
La autonomy of the Bebop 2 is about 20 minutes thanks to its improved 2.700 mAh Li-ion battery. In addition, the remote uses the same type of battery, so once the drone battery is used you can exchange them - Logically, you don't have to drain the drone's battery 100% - and enjoy a second flight of another 20 minutes, since the controller hardly consumes battery power compared to the drone.
Bebop 2 with SkyController Features
|Drone model||Bebop 2 with SkyController|
|Rotors||«Four rotors||three blades for each propeller of about 5 centimeters in diameter »|
|Maximum horizontal speed||60 km/h|
|Signal range||250 meters (without SkyController)|
|Signal range||2 kilometers (with SkyController)|
|Autonomy||about 20 minutes|
|Battery||2.700 mAh Li-ion|
|Internal Memory||8GB of internal memory accessible via microUSB or by synchronizing the Bebop 2 with the tablet through the FreeFlight 3|
|Camera||«14 megapixels||record video to record video in Full HD format (1920x1080p) »|
|Extra camera features||Image stabilization||anti-vibration system||180 degree shift »|
|Sizes||38'2 x 38'2 cm|
|Weight (Bebop 2)||500 grams|
|Piloting methods||smarpthone or tablet (iOS / Android) and SkyController controller|
Bebop 2 video
In order not to lose detail of everything that this model can offer us, here is a video where you can see the Bebop 2 with the SkyController remote in full action.
Bebop 2 photo gallery
Enjoy the entire photo gallery of this great Parrot device.
- Editor's rating
- 4.5 star rating
- Bebop 2 with SkyController
- Review of: Michael Gaton
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- DesignPublisher: 85%
- CameraPublisher: 80%
- AutonomyPublisher: 90%
- ScopePublisher: 95%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 85%
- Price qualityPublisher: 75%
Pros and cons
- Very easy to pilot
- Range radius when incorporating SkyController
- Compact design
- Memory cannot be expanded
Buy the Bebop 2
Right now the best option to buy the Bebop 2 is through this pack where you will have the Bebop 2, SkyController 2 and FPV goggles for only € 699 in the Juguetronica store. The remote that we have tested in this review is the previous model, so now it is more advisable to buy it the new SkyController that brings some improvements.