Parrot Bebop 2 – Australian Pricing announced – EFTM
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Parrot Bebop 2 – Australian Pricing announced

a much improved drone in a tough price bracket

The team at Parrot are proud of their new creation, which – while similar in looks and name to its predecessor is all new from front to back – and the Aussie pricing has just been announced.

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Up $100 in RRP for the drone itself, the Bebop 2 will set you back $899 and comes in red and white.  However, the deal is to be done when you buy the Sky Controller as a package up front with your Bebop 2.

With the Sky Controller the kit will set you back $1299 – $300 less than the kit for the original Bebop.

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Still weighing just 500 grams, it’s a nimble little bird.  Controlled via iPad or the Sky Controller itself with iPad mounted for FPV camera view it offers a range of options for flight.

25 minutes flight time is comparable if not better than the vast majority of its competitors too.

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Oh and it flys, and we don’t just mean literally – it’s fast too.  60km/h horizontally and 21km/h vertically – reaching maximum speed in 14 seconds it can push up to 100 meters height in just 20 seconds and can withstand winds up to 63km/h.

For an extra $30 you can also buy an in-app purchase for the Free Flight 3 application that gives you flight planning abilities.  You map the course and it will fly like a robot along the course at your say so.

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The Bebop is great for beginners, and early enthusiasts.  It doesn’t offer the complete range and abilities of a Phantom from DJI mainly because it can feel flimsy in flight.  However, it’s a solid drone that’s got wide commercial appeal and for that reason you’ll find it in major retailers.

The Bebop 2 is on pre-order now, and will be in stores late in March.

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