The AR Drone RC Quadcopter is a fantastic new RC device, combining the best of many worlds, including modeling, video gaming, and augmented reality.
It can be controlled by your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and there are mods that let you use a normal 2.4GHz controller on it.
It features a bunch of sensors, front camera, vertical camera, and an ultrasound altimeter.
The Parrot AR can also be used for video gaming with AR.FlyingAce, a dogfight between two AR.Drones.
The on board cameras sends real time video to your iPhone as you fly, giving you a first person view of the flight! The video can also be recorded and saved for later.
The ultrasound altimeter gives the Parrot AR Drone exceptional stability and with the 1000mAh battery the flight time of about 12-14min, which is pretty darn good and should be enough for any usage and is comparable to the Gaui 330X-S
Simple, Fun and Robust
It has 4 15w brush less rotors, giving it great maneuverability and the carbon fiber frame can take a crash or two without any damage, although the 2 gyros on board will make sure those crashes don't happen too often.
It has an indoor and an outdoor hull which is super simple to switch. There is also an autopilot that can take care of take offs and landings.
The controller application is very intuitive and easy to use and you can download new apps and games from the iStore.
It's a great toy for people of all ages, something both father and son or anyone with interest in high tech gadgets will enjoy. It is hands down the best intro Quadricopter on the market to day and can be bought from amazon.com
And as is always the case with RC gear, remember to pick up a spare battery.
Video Review of the Parrot AR Drone: