4 Blade Helicopter --- the AR Drone from Parrot

4 Blade Helicopter --- the AR Drone from Parrot

The parrot AR drone has come to Reading RG1, Berks, UK. The video below is of our first test flight which took place in the old bus station which is near to Reading railway station. To operate the AR drone from Parrot you need a smart phone, the system is designed to work with and iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod, however I understand it will also work with an Android phone although we haven't tried it out with an Android yet. Now I didn't think I would ever say this, but this four bladed helicopter is absolutely magic to use with the iPad as its controller, the two could have been made for each other. So I think there is hope yet for the iPad, this is definitely one thing that I don't believe anything else will surpass the iPad on. In the video you will see the guy Richard who is controlling the drone. After about a minute of just videoing the drone itself, I go over and look over Richard's shoulder to give you a view of the iPad which he is using to control it. You can see displayed on the iPad the view from the drone itself, yes, the drone has a built in camera and the image is relayed back to the iPad! If you look carefully you can see in the iPad screen, the view from the drone, which is Richard with me looking over his shoulder. I have also done a short narration of the video, this should be available as another video on this page somewhere, just click on it and it will tell you to start the other video after a countdown, and then hopefully the commentary should match the commentary on the other video! I haven't done this before so bear with me if it doesn't quite work out just right! Commentary HERE: We currently have two in the shop, Quids In Limited so if you are thinking of buying one then please ring first to avoid disappointment. You are welcome to visit our shop to view any item. Please note our opening times below; it would be a good idea to contact us to let us know you are coming. Tel: 01189 574 248 Opening times are: Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm Closed Sunday & Monday... Our address is Quid's In Ltd, 42 Station Hill, Reading, RG1 1NF For people with local knowledge, we are practically adjacent to the "Sweat Shop" and "Total Sounds" we are in the same row of shops as these well known local businesses which are to your right as you leave Reading Railway Station. Cheers TØny...

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Created: Thu 25th Oct 2012
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