Flies and ... sails!
Parrot has recently focussed on the designing and manufacture of high-quality mini-drones. In the mean time the second generation has hatched, and has given us series of small quadcopters with great features and extras. Hydrofoil is a striking appearance in this serie. This hybrid drone with camera, is completely in its element both in the air. The propellers may be used to fly, but also to move the device as a sailing vehicle (in fresh water). The included sailing device can easily be mounted under the drone.
With the aid of the nautical structure, the Hydrofoil moves 5 to 6 cm above the water. It satays in perfect balance. The quadcopter reacts very quickly to the controls. Sailing is incidentally very easy and is done using your smartphone or tablet. The streamlined wings and hydrodynamic hull unit is very stable. On the water, it can reach a speed of 10 km / h and in the air up to 18 km / h. With a swipe across the screen you turn the drone 90 ° or 180 ° or you let him do a somersault. It is a fantastic sight to see the Hydrofoil on the water.
Control with your smartphone
The hydrofoil is equipped with an integrated antenna for enhanced control. In the air, he is super stable thanks to the sophisticated 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer. He can fly nine minutes at a time and recharges fully in 25 minutes. The control of the device is via the Free Flight 3 app, which is downloadable for free for iOS and Android devices. Via Bluetooth the app to connects to the drone. You can choose between white or black Newz Hydrofoil Hydrofoil Orak. With the included sticker set you can make the drone as you want.
What do I need to know about this mini-quadcopter?
- Flying and sailing with one device
- Maximum communications distance: 20 meters
- Battery duration: 9 minutes
- Maksimum speed 18 km per hour
- Flips, tricks and stunts in the air
- Controlled via smartphone or tablet with the FreeFlight 3-app
- Integrated snapshot-camera (480 x 640)
- Compatible with iOS and Android
- Connection via Bluetooth
- Including: battery, propeller protectors, USB-cable, tickers and user manual.