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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter with Replacement Battery for iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and Android Devices (Orange...
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 387 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 8.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Control3.9   average
Flying3.9   below average
Video3.9   below average
Learning3.8   below average
Size3.7   below average
Camera3.5   below average
Charging3.5   average
Price3.2   mediocre
Quality3.2   below average
iPad3.2   below average
Break3.1   average
Recording3.1   below average
Battery2.9   below average
Tree2.8   below average
Wind2.7   mediocre
Crash2.5   below average
Software2.4   mediocre
Range2.3   mediocre
Propeller1.9   mediocre
USB1.7   below average
Motor1.5   below average
Support1.4   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"Finally got around to researching the battery charging problem and for the first time it *seems* to be charging."
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"Unfortunately these things have major battery issues."
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"The battery life is the issue I have, also both my batteries have popped open and are no longer good."
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"I was never able to fly it because it came with a dead battery and I had to return it."
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"The seller kindly sent a new battery, but then a motor on one of the rotors failed."
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"Within the first week, the battery overheated and filled our house with horrible smoke & fumes."
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"I find myself getting bored while flying it because I have already captured all the angles and shots that I want before the battery dies.3) Very easy to setup."
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"I use my Iphone to control it and it seems to be adequate.2) Battery life is about 12-16 minutes."
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"Love the flip though it does use a bit more of the battery power, the controls work a bit better that the first drone's and are more responsive."
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"Very good product but the battery does not last longer."
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"Pros: usable with iPhone, tutorials online very informative and easy to understand, parts easily obtained and installed, long life batteries and rapid recharger through third-party are easily available."
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Blade

Blade:
"Frame and blades hold up really well against my horrible flying practices."
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"There is a weird feature where the blades shut off if it tilts too much, or if something touches them."
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"The pins on the gear motors bend because they are not adequate enough for the blades."
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"and if your really going to get into it i would recommend buyin a few extra hauls their pretty strong but this drone can get moving first time i flew it i was getting used to it, i didnt even know how to rotate it lmao, but i just turn on joystick mod and was getting it moving make little figure 8s and of course i hit the only little tree in my front yard and broke a section of the haul that covers the blades i cant remember if its the indoor or outdoor but i always have that one on cause if you look at the gear the move the propellers they are very small and from reviews i hear very fragile so i would recommend always having that one on"
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"Those blades are revolving in the 20K rpm range and damage to a person or the unit itself is very possible."
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"Frame and blades hold up really well against my horrible flying practices."
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"Need to purchase extra rotor blades, a better battery and I recommend the indoor hull even when using outdoors."
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"_____If you are going to buy a drone, I highly recommend a Blade MQX."
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"It will also necessitate finding an aftermarket charger as well, but those are not expensive these days... probably find a balancing charger for the Blade CX2 off of eBay pretty reasonably."
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"The first thing to break are the little plastic wheels below the blades (very flexible and resistant) and their some metallic axis=> I recommend to any potential user to also buy the 4 wheels + axis and the parrot tool box(very useful tool to remove the blades) packages."
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Break

Break:
"Unless you know what you're doing, you will crash and break parts in the beginning and its no fun when you have to wait for new parts to arrive in the mail."
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"Nice and sturdy, honestly I read the reviews before I bought it I was worried that some few people would break easily honestly I sucked really bad but that thing can take hits I recommend it but if you actually manage to break it, then either you got a hammer and hit it or you stepped on it"
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"Drone is overseas junk that will break easily and you will be stuck with a pile of styrofoam and plastic."
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"Once it crashes, it breaks in multiple hard to repair ways."
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"-Comes with an indoor, and an outdoor body (the indoor body surrounds the propellers so that you don't break them when you crash it (and you will) into things by mistake."
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"The rods that are attached to the main rotter's are really strong and have survived a lot of crashes but the internal gears or plastic parts is really flimsy and very easy to break."
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"Can break easily."
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"It breaks so easily, voids your warranty, and is a pain to replace, and risks damaging your abs styrofoam body because the thing is held together with stickers."
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"Nice and sturdy, honestly I read the reviews before I bought it I was worried that some few people would break easily honestly I sucked really bad but that thing can take hits I recommend it but if you actually manage to break it, then either you got a hammer and hit it or you stepped on it"
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"Breaks easily."
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Camera

Camera:
"In other words, You won't be able to tell which way the camera is facing at all times which will cause you to crash into things.4) Video streaming could be better, as mentioned above it is hard to look at the drone, look at the phone and control the drone at the same time.5)The hulls are pretty weak, I doubt they will hold up long.6) It is hard to get awesome video because the angle of the camera is not quite right."
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"The camera says 720p but it might be the resolution of 720p but the picture quality is horrible."
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"The range on this is also very very short and the camera isn't very good."
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"The camera is fun at first, but isn't very good."
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"Camera images not very clear."
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"Camera is great though."
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"The horizontal camera is quite good, but the vertical one has very limited resolution."
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"MADE OF STYROFOAM Blades were WEAK Gears were even WORSE OnBoard computers didn't function as said TERRIBLE camera resolution"
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"I wanted a quadcopter that supported a live video feed, good range, great control, and had an HD camera; Needless to say this met all my requirements."
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"There is absolutely nothing better in the <$400 category as it's easy to fly, forgiving, and has a great video camera."
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Charging

Charging:
"Finally got around to researching the battery charging problem and for the first time it *seems* to be charging."
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"The drone arrived on time but the package is missing the charger :("
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"Battery doesn't not hold adequate charge."
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"The product was received with a broken box, fixed with tape and in the inside was missing the charger and the battery and one Propeller lightly damaged!"
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"Negatives:The battery life at full charge is roughly 10minutes - less if you are recording - which is rather disappointing."
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"The firmware was junk (including the updates up until maybe the last 10 months), I got a bad charger, I was not getting much enjoyment out of it."
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"As it takes 1+ hours to charge, the fun stops there, so I've already overnighted a new 1500mah battery, which gives 7-8 minutes."
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"Easy to operate, charge and control."
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"One of the batteries doesn't hold a charge very well, and it was 50 bucks."
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"I actually bought 2 batteries and a charger for a reasonable price."
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Control

Control:
"In other words, You won't be able to tell which way the camera is facing at all times which will cause you to crash into things.4) Video streaming could be better, as mentioned above it is hard to look at the drone, look at the phone and control the drone at the same time.5)The hulls are pretty weak, I doubt they will hold up long.6) It is hard to get awesome video because the angle of the camera is not quite right."
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"That being said it has two major drawbacks...1) Essentially line of sight controls."
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"The copter flies OK but control isn't as easy as it first seems."
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"I bought one of this 4 months ago and my brother bought a DJI Phantom 1 now that I have a point of comparison I can asses that:Facts of parrot AR Drone that nobody tells you:- Battery lasts from 5 to 8 minutes (I bought 6 around $160 USD more)- WiFi reach is very poor (20mts max)- iPhone image very poor and unresponsive after 10 mts- Hard to control- Propellers are bad quality, if you crash (you will) then propellers get bended and you will loose flight performance."
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"very cheap Styrofoam broke at first fly ,control is very difficult, my $19 Helicopter is much better to remote."
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"Joypad control: I have not found a great way to control the Drone compared to RC helicopter transmitters."
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"a little tricky to start off, but after learning controls a lot of fun"
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"I use my Iphone to control it and it seems to be adequate.2) Battery life is about 12-16 minutes."
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"Easy to operate, charge and control."
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"It flys like a dream and very easy to control."
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"The AR Drone 2.0 would be a lot more fun if you could disable hover mode and control it yourself on occasion."
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Crash

Crash:
"I got it up to 20 km h7) App has cool features like the flight academy where you can watch your videos along with stats of your speed and altitude in real time (or as it was in real time at the time of recording).8) Emergency button is awesome when you get into situations where you are just not sure how to get away from something or you are worried about crashing."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"Unless you know what you're doing, you will crash and break parts in the beginning and its no fun when you have to wait for new parts to arrive in the mail."
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"I crashed it bad once, I was 20 ft in the air and it crashed into a tree the only thing damaged was one of the landing legs."
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"DJI Phantom- Flight time 15 minutes- You can mount your GoPro- Excellent response an stability- You can flight it 300mts away without loosing control or stability (You can go farther if you dare)- Propellers are not bended easily I've crashed and you never loose flight performance- It is more expensive but it worth investing in a better quality product- Looks and it is more professional."
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"I bought one of this 4 months ago and my brother bought a DJI Phantom 1 now that I have a point of comparison I can asses that:Facts of parrot AR Drone that nobody tells you:- Battery lasts from 5 to 8 minutes (I bought 6 around $160 USD more)- WiFi reach is very poor (20mts max)- iPhone image very poor and unresponsive after 10 mts- Hard to control- Propellers are bad quality, if you crash (you will) then propellers get bended and you will loose flight performance."
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"Lift capacity is still very good, I can attach my Go-Pro and have it facing backwards or downwards (for gutter inspection).The Drone is very robust, crashed many times in a tree ;-) while trying to check if my apricots in the top of the tree where ripe (got too close).I am still working on figuring out the programmable API and trying to fly it using my pc."
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"Once you figure out for yourself how to pilot it and have avoided major crashes, it is fun to use and has great capabilities."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"You need to be experienced to fly it without crashing it (and it is fragile) but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun."
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"Drone 2.0 has survived a couple of pretty nasty crashes, and just begged to be back up in the sky."
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Flying

Flying:
"I was never able to fly it because it came with a dead battery and I had to return it."
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"Frame and blades hold up really well against my horrible flying practices."
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"A bit expensive and hard to fly"
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"Makes for very frustrating flying, if you're trying to make small movements, the AR Drone 2.0 fights for control."
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"Once because I pushed the emergency button by mistake, once because it flew away at 30 feet and I watched it fly into a palm tree, almost in slow motion."
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"Pros: It can fly It can move It can flip It can landCons: IT SHIPPED BROKEN Randomly flips and shuts off in mid-air and brakes you blades."
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"Now I am back flying the drone again fairly regularly and love it."
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"I have loved this drone, easy to fly and the video is amazing."
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"The Parrot drone is a decent quad copter that's not too difficult to fly using an iPhone."
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"Frame and blades hold up really well against my horrible flying practices."
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"Pretty easy to fly."
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Learning

Learning:
"It has a pretty steep learning curve and it is definitely hard to fly this on a touchscreen iPad, although these difficulties are offset by the first person video on the iPad and the speed and responsiveness of the quadcopter."
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"It seems like, if you already know all about the Parrot, the documentation would feel very accurate; however, it's not great for learning how to fly it."
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"There sure is a learning curve on settings and i am still unable to fly it the old way from the drone's perspective."
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"a little tricky to start off, but after learning controls a lot of fun"
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"When you are first learning it's great that limits can be set on altitude, speed, and etc."
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"It has a pretty steep learning curve and it is definitely hard to fly this on a touchscreen iPad, although these difficulties are offset by the first person video on the iPad and the speed and responsiveness of the quadcopter."
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"Have had NO problems and after a short learning curve, I'm very comfortable flying it."
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"I own four Drones (three Version 1's) .I strongly recommend learning to control your flying before testing the Drones capabilities."
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Motor

Motor:
"The seller kindly sent a new battery, but then a motor on one of the rotors failed."
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"Many of the negative reviews comment on breaking the Drone, or damaging its rotors, or burning out the motors during crashes."
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"The pins on the gear motors bend because they are not adequate enough for the blades."
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"I sent the broken motor about 3 weeks ago and have heard nothing from them."
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"Upon taking off i got a CUT OUT EMERGENCY instead of a MOTORS EMERGENCY, I contacted parrot and they said they would send me a replacement motor right after i sent them the broken one."
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"At this point I decided to read the forums again and this is where I discovered the these motors have a serious problem with them."
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"The AR does a pretty good job of flying with a dinged gear, the motors are fairly strong, but this cuts your battery life down significantly."
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"One major flaw in the system is that the motor and gear shaft gear are prone to easily break."
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"The motor was never the problem like Parrot said it was."
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"We need to make sure that the motors are not burning out do to a faulty main board, or cross section."
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Pilot

Pilot:
"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"I'm not a good pilot so I probably wouldn't get it too far away from me anyway, but it really on has about a 50ft range before it starts to lose signal and get buggy."
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"Once you figure out for yourself how to pilot it and have avoided major crashes, it is fun to use and has great capabilities."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"If your a good pilot you'll have it for a long time."
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"It's a beginner's drone but still a lot of fun for even the advanced RC pilot."
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"I'm an experience RC pilot, and had dozens of good flights with my AR Drone."
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Price

Price:
"They are cheap and flimsy."
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"I'm really dissapointed, I just wasted my money on an extremelly expensive 'toy'"
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"DONT go with them go somewhere else and maybe spent a bit more money but as well you will have less problems in the long run and have more fun."
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"We tried those little cheap RC helicopters a few years ago and they were really hard to fly and they fell apart immediately."
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"very cheap Styrofoam broke at first fly ,control is very difficult, my $19 Helicopter is much better to remote."
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"I sincerely regret actually giving these people money for such a horrible product."
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"I hope Parrot and the community heavily support this done as it is still one of the best out there in it's price point and the way it was designed leaves it open for tons of mods software and hardware wise.....Now if someone would just make an AR Drone 2.0 FPV racing class."
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"For the price, it's great."
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"I actually bought 2 batteries and a charger for a reasonable price."
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"With just a few simple cheap mods You can really turn this into one of the best drones on the market."
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"DONT go with them go somewhere else and maybe spent a bit more money but as well you will have less problems in the long run and have more fun."
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Propeller

Propeller:
"The only bad things I have to say are the short flight time (new and improved batteries are on his wish list) and the collateral damage to the propeller shafts from a few landing mishaps."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"So my kids thought this would make a great fathers day present, and it would have had it worked, but right out the box only three propellers turned, and this caused a fault."
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"DJI Phantom- Flight time 15 minutes- You can mount your GoPro- Excellent response an stability- You can flight it 300mts away without loosing control or stability (You can go farther if you dare)- Propellers are not bended easily I've crashed and you never loose flight performance- It is more expensive but it worth investing in a better quality product- Looks and it is more professional."
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"I bought one of this 4 months ago and my brother bought a DJI Phantom 1 now that I have a point of comparison I can asses that:Facts of parrot AR Drone that nobody tells you:- Battery lasts from 5 to 8 minutes (I bought 6 around $160 USD more)- WiFi reach is very poor (20mts max)- iPhone image very poor and unresponsive after 10 mts- Hard to control- Propellers are bad quality, if you crash (you will) then propellers get bended and you will loose flight performance."
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"This one arrived in a severely damaged box and one of the propeller arms was snapped off of the body of the drone."
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"It flew the next day and when I was landing it landed and A OK, battery charged again and then it happened , the only propeller left started wobbeling, well let me replace the last one in the kit, stopped it before it would crash and dismounted it again...Guess what?"
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"Listen to this after about 8 flys it started to flip, I detected the problem and saw that one of the propellers was not working right so I was so in love with it that I purchased a complete kit and replaced one than another and when there was only one more to replace it flew well."
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"and if your really going to get into it i would recommend buyin a few extra hauls their pretty strong but this drone can get moving first time i flew it i was getting used to it, i didnt even know how to rotate it lmao, but i just turn on joystick mod and was getting it moving make little figure 8s and of course i hit the only little tree in my front yard and broke a section of the haul that covers the blades i cant remember if its the indoor or outdoor but i always have that one on cause if you look at the gear the move the propellers they are very small and from reviews i hear very fragile so i would recommend always having that one on"
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"My home is full of pieces of gray foam after many crashes and accidents but all propellers are still alive and in a good shape (in opposite of walls somewhere :) ).Sometimes it looks like the stability issue is related to internals of control system (firmware)."
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"Typically after a crash, the most common casualty is a chipped tooth on the plastic propeller gear--this has happened once to me, replaced it easily and cheaply."
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Quality

Quality:
"After that, it kind of goes downhill.3 days in, and the delicate 'hull' is already broken in 2 places (fixed for now with good quality scotch tape)."
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"The camera says 720p but it might be the resolution of 720p but the picture quality is horrible."
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"Parrot obviously have quality problems and technical issues with this toy."
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"I bought one of this 4 months ago and my brother bought a DJI Phantom 1 now that I have a point of comparison I can asses that:Facts of parrot AR Drone that nobody tells you:- Battery lasts from 5 to 8 minutes (I bought 6 around $160 USD more)- WiFi reach is very poor (20mts max)- iPhone image very poor and unresponsive after 10 mts- Hard to control- Propellers are bad quality, if you crash (you will) then propellers get bended and you will loose flight performance."
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"Now im sending for a complete kit of shafts propellers gears ...everything...A real money pit $$$$ , maybe mine is a bad lemon but I cannot recommend nobody to buy this crap, I flew it carefully , got a good control of it,IT'S A PITTY THAT SO GREAT FLYING MACHINE IS NOT WELL CONSTRUCTED TO LAST, just is POOR quality or like I said I got a LEMON!"
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"If I were to do it all over again though, I'd seriously consider a Spectrum DX6 + a Blade MQX.- 1 star for poor app support- 1 star for usb stick problem, low quality 720p video, no sound recordings, and no R C transmitter support1."
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"tons of fun, easy to use and super high quality video."
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"After that, it kind of goes downhill.3 days in, and the delicate 'hull' is already broken in 2 places (fixed for now with good quality scotch tape)."
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"This drone, IMHO (in my humble opinion) is a good mix of fun to fly and quality video recording."
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"You can spend less and get better quality, same amount of fun."
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"If you like quadricopters and you really want to have fun with a quality product I really recommend you invest in a DJI."
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Range

Range:
"Its major drawback: range."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"The range on this is also very very short and the camera isn't very good."
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"My only problem is the range"
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"I've also found that many people complain about the range."
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"It's not that big, so once it is about 150 feet away it's hard to see what it's doing anyways, so I have found the range to be more than enough for me."
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"If you want to create flyover videos over houses, trees, and down the block, that's impossible with this item, as its range is only as good as your Ipad Wifi connection, which for me, so far seems to be < 75 ft. For the money, the cheaper 2.4Ghz dedicated controller units from Hubsan or UDI should be your learner drones, and then put your money into the dedicated controller 915Mhz units from 3DR or similar."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"It has really good range for what it is (wifi only) and it is amazing outdoors."
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"I wanted a quadcopter that supported a live video feed, good range, great control, and had an HD camera; Needless to say this met all my requirements."
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"The range is pretty sad on it."
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Recording

Recording:
"Two things that I noticed on this new Drone 2.0, the battery life is horrible and USB recording issue, for this I gave it a 4 stars for this review."
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"Negatives:The battery life at full charge is roughly 10minutes - less if you are recording - which is rather disappointing."
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"Would have given it 5 stars if the USB recording was perfect but it seems to be problematic and degrades the video quality."
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"USB Recording:Some reviews of this product mentioned the problem of USB recording."
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"I've had this new drone for a couple weeks now (I preordered from Brookstone).Although the helicopter is an improvement on version 1, and is still one of the great iOS accessories, there are a few things worth pointing out:- Currently, the USB recording is completely broken."
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"This drone, IMHO (in my humble opinion) is a good mix of fun to fly and quality video recording."
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"The Drone its self was really cool it had great control and the video recording was out of this world awesome."
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"The video recording has worked well and is a nice feature!"
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"Although the quality is so-so, the video picture recording is pretty cool too."
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"Pros: Fun, easy to control, video streaming recording."
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Shaft

Shaft:
"The only bad things I have to say are the short flight time (new and improved batteries are on his wish list) and the collateral damage to the propeller shafts from a few landing mishaps."
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"the shaft is broken and messed up the the last propellers gear, the shaft broke in half."
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"-Crashing it into something full force without the propeller cover can cause damage to the shafts, which I myself had to bend back into a straight position, but still get a barely noticeable wobble on one of the propellers."
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"I bent a shaft-- but it flew anyway, just not as well."
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"Propellers are scratched and bent and Gear shafts broke."
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"The Shafts get bent somewhat easily when you get into a tree or hit something hard."
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"When you buy this product I recommend also buying the spare prop,gear shafts, and tools."
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"One major flaw in the system is that the motor and gear shaft gear are prone to easily break."
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Size

Size:
"Makes for very frustrating flying, if you're trying to make small movements, the AR Drone 2.0 fights for control."
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"Due to the nature of this hobby, I know that sometimes a small crash can cause some pretty crazy damage, but I've not experienced any problems."
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"Admittedly he has broken a couple of small bits but that is a result of him pushing the limits and not reading the instructions first."
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"I love this drone but I hope that in the future they fix these small problems."
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"Due to the nature of this hobby, I know that sometimes a small crash can cause some pretty crazy damage, but I've not experienced any problems."
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"Watching it compensate automatically for small wind fluctuations is amazing."
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"The video quality is very nice for the small size and weight of the camera and overall it has an average acceptable battery life flight time."
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"I fly it with my Samsung Note 2, which is the perfect size to see and fly this thing."
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Software

Software:
"software to fly this is on an ipad and the software is not very good."
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"I bought the $149 upgrade but the software was degraded so it doesn't function."
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"It is my guess than many people who have had bad experiences with the Drone have failed to use the indoor hull, or have failed to properly configure the flight software for the hull type and or indoor versus outdoor flight."
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"I think this is a tablet phone problem and not a software or quadricopter problem."
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"I hate it, there are no software for ipad to take pic or video."
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"It is a good product based on very impressive software and hardware engineering."
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"I have a AR Drone 2.0 (refurbished) and love it, it works fine, But I use AR Pro 2.1 software to control it."
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"Parrot makes a good drone and is fun to fly you just need to make sure the software you use is completely set up before flight."
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"If you have an Android tablet or phone, you'll have fun, but you'll get tired of seeing the new software that only seems to be available for Apple."
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"It's fun, but the manufacturer has to improve the control software."
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Speed

Speed:
"This also slows down how fast the drone will move up down forwards backwards."
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"When you are first learning it's great that limits can be set on altitude, speed, and etc."
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"They're fun, responsive, fast, decent range, and if you crash them it's almost certainly pilot error (or a prop flew off)."
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"This is when I got to know how fast the Drone can actually be, and how much fun it can be to have it just flying around doing fast sweeping circles."
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"but you can catch on pretty fast"
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Support

Support:
"the price simply cannot be beat, local hobby shop support is unfortunately lacking."
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"Support from Parrot was horrible!"
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"This product comes with the worst support I have ever experienced in a consumer product."
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"I did not by this to become a Drone Mechanic, every other day it seems something stops me from having good flights, have to repair itall the time, I enjoyed a few flights, but cannot keep it running, its not really built for home repair, support isn't very good (they did help once), bought the new flight recorder and now I have ultrasound errors, this really sucks bad"
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"If I were to do it all over again though, I'd seriously consider a Spectrum DX6 + a Blade MQX.- 1 star for poor app support- 1 star for usb stick problem, low quality 720p video, no sound recordings, and no R C transmitter support1."
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"I was told by support it is a known problem and to return the product - without the connection you get NO VIDEO FEED."
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"I hope Parrot and the community heavily support this done as it is still one of the best out there in it's price point and the way it was designed leaves it open for tons of mods software and hardware wise.....Now if someone would just make an AR Drone 2.0 FPV racing class."
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"SUPPORT:My Drone has been perfect since I took it out of the box, but I read and contribute to their US online forum."
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"If another company offered a similar product like this and their customer support has good reviews, I would purchase a product from them."
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"The hobbie shop recommended contacting arDrone USA Support."
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Tree

Tree:
"I crashed it bad once, I was 20 ft in the air and it crashed into a tree the only thing damaged was one of the landing legs."
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"We attempted to follow, but once it hit a tree line, we were unable to find it."
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"I flew mine into a tree over compensating a left turn and it damaged it."
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"and if your really going to get into it i would recommend buyin a few extra hauls their pretty strong but this drone can get moving first time i flew it i was getting used to it, i didnt even know how to rotate it lmao, but i just turn on joystick mod and was getting it moving make little figure 8s and of course i hit the only little tree in my front yard and broke a section of the haul that covers the blades i cant remember if its the indoor or outdoor but i always have that one on cause if you look at the gear the move the propellers they are very small and from reviews i hear very fragile so i would recommend always having that one on"
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"I live in a neighborhood where there is no room to fly it, as there are trees placed in the worst spots for it and there is alot of internet, limitig how far i can fly it."
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"The people that are way too careful barely move it and they just waste the battery, and the other guys that thin they are the best pilots will somehow get it stuck in a tree or get some part of it broken because they fly it so high up that random winds will throw it off balance, ending up in you having to replace the damage that person caused."
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"If you want to create flyover videos over houses, trees, and down the block, that's impossible with this item, as its range is only as good as your Ipad Wifi connection, which for me, so far seems to be < 75 ft. For the money, the cheaper 2.4Ghz dedicated controller units from Hubsan or UDI should be your learner drones, and then put your money into the dedicated controller 915Mhz units from 3DR or similar."
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"Lift capacity is still very good, I can attach my Go-Pro and have it facing backwards or downwards (for gutter inspection).The Drone is very robust, crashed many times in a tree ;-) while trying to check if my apricots in the top of the tree where ripe (got too close).I am still working on figuring out the programmable API and trying to fly it using my pc."
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"With a little (okay a LOT) of practice, he was barrel rolling, soaring over the tree tops, fascinating his nephew and niece and terrorizing the world's laziest rotty."
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"On its last (fatal) flight, the directional controller stopped responding mid-flight, it drifted into a tree, fell to the ground and pretty much shattered."
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"The Shafts get bent somewhat easily when you get into a tree or hit something hard."
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USB

USB:
"If I were to do it all over again though, I'd seriously consider a Spectrum DX6 + a Blade MQX.- 1 star for poor app support- 1 star for usb stick problem, low quality 720p video, no sound recordings, and no R C transmitter support1."
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"USB Drive Problem: I bought 2 16GB PNY USB drives."
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"The USB stick is not included, but can be easily and inexpensively purchased."
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"Two things that I noticed on this new Drone 2.0, the battery life is horrible and USB recording issue, for this I gave it a 4 stars for this review."
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"Rises out of control, ipad rotation glitches in the app, wifi connectivity problems galore, works with almost no USB drive, looses wifi and doesn't auto land (stays hovering), looses video if wifi is overextended, battery life is horrible."
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"I'd recommend that you invest in a USB memory card and keep it plugged into the copter."
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"Has many cool features and the ability to control from i OS& Android Apps is great.2 camera views which can be stored to local USB drive as well as beamed to device is very useful."
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"Would have given it 5 stars if the USB recording was perfect but it seems to be problematic and degrades the video quality."
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"I did not experience any problems with the USB recording; it worked fine so far."
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"The video quality out of the camera is very good and I had no problems recording to an older Sandisk USB stick."
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Video

Video:
"In other words, You won't be able to tell which way the camera is facing at all times which will cause you to crash into things.4) Video streaming could be better, as mentioned above it is hard to look at the drone, look at the phone and control the drone at the same time.5)The hulls are pretty weak, I doubt they will hold up long.6) It is hard to get awesome video because the angle of the camera is not quite right."
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"You'll regret it if you trust the wifi feed to capture video."
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"Two weeks ago I returned the ar 2.0 that had a video problem and ordered another one."
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"If I were to do it all over again though, I'd seriously consider a Spectrum DX6 + a Blade MQX.- 1 star for poor app support- 1 star for usb stick problem, low quality 720p video, no sound recordings, and no R C transmitter support1."
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"Video: The 720p front video is terrible for being HD."
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"I have loved this drone, easy to fly and the video is amazing."
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"it's great video without the expense of a go-pro and all the accessories it requires to get the same effect."
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"tons of fun, easy to use and super high quality video."
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"It looked so easy on the video."
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"Which is very good considering all the video you can take in that amount of time."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"You'll regret it if you trust the wifi feed to capture video."
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"WIFI DOES NOT WORK WELL WITH AR DRONE CANT EVEN GO 20 FEET AWAY!"
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"So in my case the wifi connection broke and normally they claim it to hoover in place till there is connection established."
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"Never connected to wifi, unbalanced, horrible instructions, worst acquisition ever."
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"Rises out of control, ipad rotation glitches in the app, wifi connectivity problems galore, works with almost no USB drive, looses wifi and doesn't auto land (stays hovering), looses video if wifi is overextended, battery life is horrible."
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"If you want to create flyover videos over houses, trees, and down the block, that's impossible with this item, as its range is only as good as your Ipad Wifi connection, which for me, so far seems to be < 75 ft. For the money, the cheaper 2.4Ghz dedicated controller units from Hubsan or UDI should be your learner drones, and then put your money into the dedicated controller 915Mhz units from 3DR or similar."
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"It has really good range for what it is (wifi only) and it is amazing outdoors."
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"Wifi control is clever but not always responsive."
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"Zilch batt life.. like 1-2 minutes of flight or lessTherefore useless for photosApps buggy, lock up, bad screens, photos go to B&W for no reasonWeak wifi -- 1 in 10 tries to find it via the appKeeps saying out of range when the unit is one foot from the tabletCrippling app size -- f-o-r-e-v-e-r to loaddddddddUseless even as a toyUse the wifi and you knock out your internet..oh nice touch"
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"Its a fun toy, but using wifi is not the way to go."
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Wind

Wind:
"In good weather and no wind it's fun but limited by distance unless you use the GPS module."
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"Very limited outdoors, any amount of wind and you will not have an enjoyable time."
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"It will try its best to fight the wind but anything over 20MPH will make it hard to hold position."
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"Not good in any kind of wind, but fun as hell, and simple to fly."
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"It was great fun trying to keep the camera on the cars as he changed directions and criss-crossed the field, and I had the occasional wind gust to add to the challenge."
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"Watch for wind as its not the best with gusts of winds."
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"Fight temptation until you get a nice day with little to no wind."
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"It will try its best to fight the wind but anything over 20MPH will make it hard to hold position."
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"Great self-stability in stiff winds but flying when its fighting is difficult."
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"It sucks that you need a pretty low amount of wind to fly, when it gets windy you can't go above the roof or it'll get kinda swept away by the wind."
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"Watching it compensate automatically for small wind fluctuations is amazing."
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iPad

iPad:
"It has a pretty steep learning curve and it is definitely hard to fly this on a touchscreen iPad, although these difficulties are offset by the first person video on the iPad and the speed and responsiveness of the quadcopter."
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"software to fly this is on an ipad and the software is not very good."
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"Controlling a RC anything with an iPhone iPad is cool in theory, but in reality, it's more frustrating to learn."
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"I hate it, there are no software for ipad to take pic or video."
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"..think the problem everyone is having is using older or not good enough phones I fly it with my ipad or iphone it's harder to control and less responsive but If I fly it with my galaxy s note 2 no issues what so ever"
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"YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FLY IT BY TILTING YOUR iPad, iPhone or etc, as the best feature of flying it compared to other joystick RC copters."
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"If you want to create flyover videos over houses, trees, and down the block, that's impossible with this item, as its range is only as good as your Ipad Wifi connection, which for me, so far seems to be < 75 ft. For the money, the cheaper 2.4Ghz dedicated controller units from Hubsan or UDI should be your learner drones, and then put your money into the dedicated controller 915Mhz units from 3DR or similar."
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"My first generation iPad on the other hand has no problems."
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"Inside I try to control it via iPad and not looking at the drone and it can get pretty laggy 20 ft away through a wall."
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"Enjoyed the iPad apps that enabled gaming with the drone."
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"Paired up with an ipad it becomes a lot easier to control and everybody loves watching this thing fly"
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